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The DMR is holding a public hearing to take evidence on an aquaculture lease application for the following:
The public hearing on this application has been scheduled as follow:
August 23, 2021
American Legion Log Cabin
196 Main St
Yarmouth ME 04096
Remote participation via Microsoft Teams
If the August 23, 2021 public hearing is postponed or continued, an alternate public hearing will be held on August 24, 2021 at the same time and location. Notice of a postponement or a continuance will be posted on DMR’s ’website.
INFORMATION ON DMR WEBSITE: See DMR’s website for the lease application and DMR site report: http://www.maine.gov/dmr/aquaculture/leases/pending/index.html
REGISTERING FOR THE HEARING: The hearing will be conducted in-person and remotely in accordance with the adjudicatory proceeding provisions of the Maine Administrative Procedure Act (5 M.R.S.A., ch. 375, subchapter 4). Persons wishing to attend the hearing and ask questions of the parties or testify under oath about the effect of the proposed lease must register to participate. Interested persons need to complete an online registration form no later than 5:00 p.m., August 8, 2021. If you are unable to register online or need assistance with the form, please contact DMR.
Online registration can be completed at: https://www.maine.gov/dmr/aquaculture/meetinglist.html.
INTERVENING: Applications to intervene need to be received by DMR no later than 5:00 p.m., August 8, 2021. DMR will decide whether to grant intervenor applications five days before the hearing. If you are granted intervenor status, you become a legal party to the proceeding. See the contact information below to request an intervenor application from DMR. You do not need to be an intervenor to participate in the proceeding.
Address questions to:
Maine Department of Marine Resources
Attn: Aquaculture Division
21 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0021
Send e-mails to DMRaquaculture@maine.gov
For disability accommodations, contact Melissa Macaluso at:
(207) 624-6553, Melissa.Macaluso@maine.gov; or 877-243-2823, TTY 711
RELEVANT AUTHORITY: Chapter 2 of DMR regulations; 5 M.R.S.A. §9501 et seq. & 12 M.R.S.A. §6072(1) et seq., & 12 M.R.S.A. §6072-A(1) et seq.