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Agency proposes Continental Shelf energy rules  

The U.S. Minerals Management Service released a proposed set of rules yesterday for leases, easements and rights of way for alternative energy uses on the Outer Continental Shelf.

The 460-page set of rules would also establish revenue sharing methods with nearby coastal states, according to a press release from the agency.

Minerals Management Service was assigned responsibility for developing the alternative energy projects rules under the Energy Policy Act of 2005.

It was not immediately clear how the proposed set of rules might affect Cape Wind Associates’ plans to build 130 wind turbines in Nantucket Sound, but Minerals Management Service officials have previously said the Cape Wind project must meet the standards set forth in the rules.

Cape Wind officials were reviewing the document yesterday, company spokesman Mark Rodgers wrote to the Times in an e-mail statement.

To comment on the proposed set of rules go to www.mms.gov or mail comments to Minerals Management Service, Offshore Energy and Minerals Management, Alternative Energy and Alternate Use Team, 381 Elden St., Herndon, VA 20170-4817.

Comments must be submitted by Sept. 8.

Patrick Cassidy

Cape Cod Times

10 July 2008

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