Part Five of Oregon's Territorial Sea Plan describes the process for making decisions concerning the development of renewable energy facilities (e.g. wind, wave, current, thermal, etc.) in the state territorial sea, and specifies the areas where that development may be sited.  The requirements of Part Five are intended to protect areas important to renewable marine resources (i.e. living marine organisms), ecosystem integrity, marine habitat and areas important to fisheries from the potential adverse effects of renewable energy development (facility siting, development, operation, and decommissioning).  Part Five provides a system to identify the appropriate locations for that development which minimize the potential adverse impacts to existing ocean resource users and coastal communities.

 

Part Five Plan Map

Click the link below to view and or download the Map showing the plan areas for Part Five of the Territorial Sea Plan

Note:  On March 18, 2020, the NOAA Office for Coastal Management Approved TSP Part 5 into the Oregon Coastal Management Program.  This approval allows the enforceable policies identified in Part Five to be applicable in reviewing federal actions pursuant to the federal consistency requirements of the Coastal Zone Management Act and its implementing regulations found at 15 CFR part 930.