Posts by » Ed Roggenkamp

On January 25, 2017, the Long Island Power Authority (“LIPA”) voted to approve a power purchase agreement (“PPA”) with Deepwater Wind for the South Fork wind farm, a proposed 90 megawatt (“MW”) offshore wind farm located approximately 30 miles southeast of Montauk. If constructed, the South Fork wind farm would be the largest in the … Read Post


BOEM Auctions Offshore Wind Lease for New York Wind Energy Area On December 15 and 16, 2016, the United States Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (“BOEM”) conducted a competitive auction for a lease allowing development of an offshore wind farm in an 79,350-acre area south of Long Island. The New York Wind Energy Area begins … Read Post


On October 27, 2016, the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (“BOEM”) announced that 79,350 acres offshore of New York, in a designated area beginning approximately twelve nautical miles south of Jones Beach and extending approximately twenty-four nautical miles southeast, will be offered in a December 15 commercial wind lease sale. The Final … Read Post


On October 17, 2016, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (“FEMA”) and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced an agreement whereby FEMA would revisit its revisions to the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (“FIRMs” or “flood maps”) applicable to New York City, which had been originally proposed in 2013. Detailed information about the agreement and … Read Post


On June 2, 2016, the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (“BOEM”) announced the proposed commercial lease sale for 81,130 acres offshore of Long Island for offshore wind development. The Proposed Sale Notice (“PSN”) was published in the Federal Register on June 6, 2016, triggering a 60-day public comment period that … Read Post


Sive, Paget & Riesel (SPR) has once more been recognized as a top-ranked (Band 1) environmental law practice in New York in the 2016 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Seven SPR principals were individually ranked as notable practitioners (up from six last year), including both of the two attorneys identified in … Read Post




On May 13, 2015, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (“DEC”) issued its Final Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement (“Final SGEIS”), which completed the state’s environmental review of the potential permitting of high-volume hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”). The Final SGEIS concludes, in accordance with the results of a State Department of Health (“DOH”) review … Read Post


On Tuesday, May 5, 2015, New York’s highest court upheld the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s (“DEC’s”) permitting scheme for municipal separate storm sewers. DEC implements the federal Clean Water Act (“CWA”) in New York, issuing State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (“SPDES”) permits for discharges of pollutants according to federal regulations issued by … Read Post