Amendment #4 to H4739

Offshore Wind

Ms. Peake of Provincetown moves to amend the bill by inserting the following new sections:

SECTION XX.  Section 1 of chapter 164 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2016 official edition, is hereby amended by inserting, after the definition of “Mitigation,” the following definition:-

“Nantucket Sound”, the water and seabed located below the mean low-water line that lie between the southern shore of Cape Cod, between Monomoy and Mashpee, and the islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket.

SECTION XX.  Said chapter 164 is hereby amended by inserting after section 69S the following section:-

The board may not authorize, fund, or take any action to carry out development of an offshore wind electric generating facility located in whole or in part within Nantucket Sound or any transmission facility connected thereto, regardless of whether such wind energy generation facility is subject to the jurisdiction of the board. Nothing in this section shall limit the ability of the board to authorize, fund, or take action on development of electric transmission facilities that exclusively serve or support offshore wind electric generating facilities not located within Nantucket Sound.