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Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular 02-23: Guidance on the Coast Guard’s Roles and Responsibilities for Offshore Renewable Energy Installations (OREI) on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS)

Dec. 11, 2023 | By Maureen Kallgren, Office of Navigation Systems

The Coast Guard has updated Enclosure Six in the recently published Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular 02-23: Guidance on the Coast Guard’s Roles and Responsibilities for Offshore Renewable Energy Installations (OREI) on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS).

The Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy released new guidance to field units, federal agency partners and offshore renewable developers on our roles and responsibilities in offshore development on Oct 5, 2023. This edit clarifies requirements for sound signals on offshore structures within renewable energy installations were made on page one & two in Enclosure Six, Guidance for Marking, Labeling and Signaling of Windfarm Structures. New content is uploaded at NVIC 02-23. We recommend all interested parties refer to the new guidance for clarity and update copies previously downloaded or bookmarked.

Interested parties should contact the Office of Navigation Systems at CGNAV@uscg.mil with any questions or feedback.

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