A. The Authority, on behalf of the Commonwealth, may apply to the U.S. Department of Energy for federal loan guarantees authorized or made available pursuant to Title XVII of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, 42 U.S.C. § 16511 et seq., the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, P.L. 111-5, or other similar federal legislation, to facilitate the development of offshore wind energy projects.
B. Upon obtaining federal loan guarantees for offshore wind energy projects pursuant to subsection A, the Authority, subject to any restrictions imposed by federal law, may allocate or assign all or portions thereof to qualified third parties, on such terms and conditions as the Authority finds are appropriate. Actions of the Authority relating to the allocation and assignment of such loan guarantees shall be exempt from the provisions of the Administrative Process Act (§ 2.2-4000 et seq.) pursuant to subdivision B 4 of § 2.2-4002. Decisions of the Authority shall be final and not subject to review or appeal.
2010, cc. 507, 681.