DNREC to Hold July Public Hearing on Proposed Offshore Project


The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) will hold a joint virtual public hearing on July 9 on permit applications and authorization requests made to DNREC by US Wind, involving aspects of the company’s proposed Maryland offshore wind project that would impact the state. 

The proposed project comprises up to four export cables, of which portions would be located under Delaware-regulated wetlands and subaqueous lands in the Atlantic Ocean within state waters and the Indian River Bay.

The offshore/onshore export cables for the US Wind Maryland project are proposed to land in Delaware at 3R’s Beach parking lot and to interconnect into a proposed substation to be constructed adjacent to the Indian River Power Plant in Sussex County, Del. The proposed cabling covers 15.2 miles.

The proposed project will require permits and authorizations from DNREC for the installation of cable ducts and offshore/onshore export cables using horizontal direction drilling, dredging and trenching, and for the construction of a transition vault.

The public comment period for the proposed project will be open through Sept. 9. 

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