Hermit Island Oyster Company, LLC - Notice of Scoping Session

Date: November 30, 2020, Deadline for comments is Dec. 14, 2020

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Location: Remote Participation

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On November 30, 2020 at 6:00 p.m., a remote scoping session via Zoom will be conducted by Hermit Island Oyster Company, LLC on two proposed standard lease applications. The first application is for the suspended and bottom culture of American/Eastern oysters and European oysters,and Bay scallops on a 2.56 acre-acre site located of Hermit Island, Small Point Harbor, New Meadows River, Phippsburg. The second application is for the suspended culture of American/Eastern oysters on a 0.62 acre site located off Herman Island, Small Point Harbor (the Branch), West Meadows River, Phippsburg. If the scoping session listed above is postponed, it will be held on December 1, 2020 at the same time and via Zoom. Notice of a cancellation will be posted on the Department's website and a notice will be posted at https://www.maine.gov/dmr/index.html under "Meetings." A scoping session provides an opportunity for the public to learn about a proposed lease and to have an informal discussion with the applicant about the proposal. A copy of the lease application is available on DMRs website at: https://www.maine.gov/dmr/aquaculture/leases/draftstandardapps.html . Applications are listed alphabetically.

You can attend the meeting remotely or submit written comments on the proposal. The deadline for submitting written comments is 5:00 p.m. on December 3, 2020. Written comments or questions may be sent via mail or e-mail to Department of Marine Resources, Attn: Aquaculture Division, 21 State House Station, August, ME 04333-0021 or DMRAquaculture@maine.gov . All written comments will be forwarded to the applicant for their consideration as they work on their final proposal. For more information about joining the meeting remotely, please visit: http://www.maine.gov/dmr/aquaculture/leases/draftstandardapps.html

For disability accommodations, contact Meredith Mendelson at Meredith.mendelson@maine.gov or (207) 624-6579, or 877-243-2823, TTY 711.