Country:United States
Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2010
Policy Type:Regulatory Instruments>Codes and standards
Policy Target:Wind>Offshore
Policy Sector:Electricity
Size of Plant Targeted:Large
Agency:U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)

The Smart from the Start Initiative is an initiative to promote development of the vast wind potential, including Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Atlantic winds, of the United States. The Smart from the Start Initiative works to ensure that the process of issuing leases for renewable energy development on the OCS is streamlined and facilitates environmentally responsible development. This will be accomplished by:

  • Implementing a comprehensive, expedited leasing framework for Atlantic wind;
  • Simplifying the approval process for individual proposed projects and eliminating unnecessary regulatory requirements; and
  • Moving aggressively, on a parallel (but separate) track, to process applications to build offshore transmission line(s).
This record supersedes:Final Rule on Renewable Energy and Alternate Uses of Existing Facilities on the Outer Continental Shelf , Offshore wind and ocean energy testing

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