Notice of Public Hearing - Spinney Creek Standard Lease Application

Date: June 16, 2021

Time: 5:00 pm

Location: Remote meeting via Teams video conference

Town: NA

On June 16, 2021, at 5:00 p.m., the Department of Marine Resources will hold a remote public hearing on the application of Spinney Creek Shellfish Inc., for standard lease on a 2.75-acre site located in Spinney Creek, Eliot, Maine for the suspended culture of shellfish.

Please review the following schedule of proceedings:

May 17, 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 May 14, 2021.

The registration form can be accessed here:

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=q6g_QX0gYkubzeoajy-GTmNMr8clQQtDi8znCHA0RwpURFJDSThCR0RDN0s4NTZRQ0FBRlhCRUg2MyQlQCN0PWcu

June 1, 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.

June 16 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 June 17, 21, and 22. 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 May 17, 2021 and the form can be accessed here https://www.maine.gov/dmr/index.html under "Meetings."

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.