Mussel Bound Incorporated - Notice of Remote Aquaculture Lease Hearing

Date: April 6, 2021

Time: 5:00 p.m.

Location:

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On April 6, 2021, at 5:00 p.m., the Department of Marine Resources will hold a remote public hearing on the application of Mussel Bound Incorporated for an experimental lease on a 3.55-acre site located in Bartlett Narrows, Blue Hill Bay, Mount Desert suspended culture of shellfish.

Please review the following schedule of proceedings:

March 10, 2021, 3:00pm, Remote Pre-hearing Conference: This meeting will be used to discuss the administration of the hearing including the pre-filing of evidence and the closure of the record. You do not need to register for this meeting in order to participate in the hearing! This meeting is recommended for those who intend to apply for intervenor status. In order to participate, you must register no later than 5pm on March 8, 2021. The registration form can be accessed here: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=q6g_QX0gYkubzeoajy-GTmNMr8clQQtDi8znCHA0RwpUMFlTSVRQNTdGRTdETkJTMzdZQ1FQUTQ5OSQlQCN0PWcu

March 22, 2021, 5:00pm, Deadline to Apply for Intervenor Status: If you apply for and are granted intervenor status, you become a legal party to the proceeding. Intervenor applications must be requested from DMR at the contact information below. DMR will decide whether to grant intervenor applications five days before the hearing.

April 6, 2021, 5:00 pm, Remote Hearing: The proceeding will begin on the day and time noted above. It may be continued, as necessary, at the same time and format on April 7, 13, and 14. The hearing will be conducted remotely and will be held in accordance with the adjudicatory proceedings provisions of the Maine Administrative Procedure Act (5 M.R.S.A., ch. 375, subchapter 4). Any interested person may attend the hearing and ask questions of the parties or testify under oath about the effect of the proposed lease.

Registration for the hearing will open at 8:00am on March 9, 2021 and a link to the registration form will be posted on DMR's website.

If you have any questions, please contact the Aquaculture Division at DMRAquaculture@maine.gov or (207) 624-6567.