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Area Offshore Goto City, Nagasaki Prefecture, Designated for Power Generating Project

Under the Act of Promoting Utilization of Sea Areas in Development of Power Generation Facilities Using Maritime Renewable Energy Resources

December 27, 2019

The Agency for Natural Resources and Energy (ANRE) under the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Ports and Harbours Bureau under the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) hereby announce that they have designated the area offshore Goto City, Nagasaki Prefecture, as a project target area for promoting utilization of marine areas under the Act of Promoting Utilization of Sea Areas in Development of Power Generation Facilities Using Maritime Renewable Energy Resources (hereinafter referred to as the “Act”).

1. Overview

Under the Act, if the government of Japan intends to designate certain areas as a target area, it is required to: provide, in advance, a proposal for designating the area for public inspection for two weeks; and hold interviews with the heads of relevant local administrative organizations and administrators as well as the relevant “Consultative Committee” taking into consideration the opinions submitted by interested parties during the public inspection period..

For two weeks from December 6 to 20, 2019, METI and MLIT provided a public inspection period concerning the proposal for designation of the area offshore Goto City, Nagasaki Prefecture, as a project target area, and they consulted with the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, the Minister of the Environment and other heads of relevant administrative organizations and held interviews with the Governor of Nagasaki Prefecture and the “Consultative Committee” related to the area.

Based on the results of these efforts, on December 27, 2019, METI and MLIT designated the area offshore Goto City, Nagasaki Prefecture, as a project target area under the Act. Accordingly, the ministries hereby release public notice as below concerning the project target area.

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