Frenchman Bay Oyster Company, LLC-Notice of Aquaculture Lease Public Hearing

Date: August 9, 2021

Time: 3:00 p.m.

Location: Sorrento Town Hall, 79 Pomola Avenue

Town: Sorrento

On August 9, 2021 at 3:00 p.m., the Department of Marine Resources (DMR) will hold a public hearing on the application of Frenchman Bay Oyster Company, LLC for a 5.85 acre, 20-year standard aquaculture lease on a site located west and south of Ingalls Island, Sullivan Harbor, Sorrento for the bottom and suspended culture of American/Eastern oysters.

If the public hearing listed above is postponed, an alternate public hearing will be held on August 10, 2021 at the same time and place. Notice of a postponement will be posted on the Department's website.

PARTICIPATING IN THE HEARING: Any interested person may attend the hearing and ask questions of the parties or testify under oath about the effect of the proposed lease. To help manage the proceeding, interested persons need complete an online registration form no later than 5:00 p.m., July 25, 2021. If you are unable to register online or need assistance with the form, please contact DMR.

Online registration can be completed at: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=q6g_QX0gYkubzeoajy-GTmNMr8clQQtDi8znCHA0RwpUQjUyUFNRRFNKTTdEQUMyQ0tTQzNRMTBJNSQlQCN0PWcu

INTERVENING: Applications to intervene need to be received by DMR no later than 5:00 p.m., July 25, 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.