On July 26, 2021 at 3:00 p.m., the Department of Marine Resources (DMR) will hold a remote public hearing on the application of Shearwater Ventures, LLC for a 3.79 acre, 20-year standard aquaculture lease on a site located east of Little Chebeague Island, Towns of Chebeague and Long Island, Casco Bay for the suspended culture of sugar kelp, skinny kelp, horsetail kelp, winged kelp, Dulse, Irish moss, and Laver.
If the remote public hearing listed above is postponed, an alternate remote public hearing will be held on July 27, 2021 at the same time. Notice of a postponement will be posted on the Department’s website.
PARTICIPATING IN THE HEARING: Interested persons may participate in the remote hearing by computer or phone. To help manage the proceeding, interested persons need complete an online registration form no later than 5:00 p.m., July 11, 2021. After the registration deadline, DMR will contact interested persons with information about how to join the remote hearing. If you are unable to register online or need assistance with the form, please contact DMR.
Online registration can be completed at:
INTERVENING: Applications to intervene need to be received by DMR no later than 5:00 p.m., July 11, 2021. The 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.
INFORMATION ON DMR WEBSITE: See DMRs website, for the lease application and DMR site report: http://www.maine.gov/dmr/aquaculture/leases/pending/index.html
Questions may be directed to: DMRAquaculture@maine.gov or (207) 624-6567.