The Department of the Interior held its second offshore wind lease sale September 4 for an area off the coast of Virginia. Dominion Virginia Power bid $1.6 million, securing the 113,000 acres. The Department of the Justice and the Federal Trade Commission will now conduct an anti-trust review, and the company will have to submit a site assessment plan. If approved, operations can be conducted for 33 years. Following the auction, Senate Environment and Public Works Ranking Member David Vitter (R-LA) expressed opposition to it, saying the department should open up the area to oil and gas exploration.