Heron Island Oyster Company - Notice of Scoping Session

Date: Deadline for Comments August 2

Time: 5:00 p.m.

Location: South Bristol Municipal Building, 470 Clarks Cove Road

Town: Walpole

On July 19, 2021 at 5:00 p.m., a scooping session will be conducted by Heron Island Oyster Company on a draft proposed standard lease application for a 20-year lease for the suspended and bottom culture of American/Eastern, on a 1.00-acre site located in Fitch Cove, Damariscotta River, South Bristol. If the scoping session listed above is postponed, it will be held on July 26, 2021 at the same time and place. 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 or submit written comments on the draft proposal. The deadline for submitting written comments is 5:00 p.m. on August 2, 2021. Written comments or questions may be sent via mail or e-mail to Department of Marine Resources, Attn: Aquaculture Division, 21 State House Station, Augusta, 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.