Harraseeket Oyster Co., LLC - Notce of Aquaculture Lease Hearing

Date: September 27, 2021

Time: 3:00 p.m.

Location: Freeport Community Center, Bradley Room

Town: 53 Depot Street, Freeport, ME

On September 27, 2021 at 3:00 p.m., the Department of Marine Resources (DMR) will hold a public hearing to take evidence on an aquaculture lease application for Harraseeket Oyster Co., LLC for a 7.00-acre, 20-year standard aquaculture lease on a site located southeast of Stockbridge Point, Inner Casco Bay, Freeport, for the suspended culture of American/eastern oysters.

If the September 27, 2021 public hearing is postponed or continued, an alternate public hearing will be held on September 28, 2021 at the same location and time. Notice of a postponement or a continuance will be posted on DMR's website.

REGISTERING FOR THE HEARING: The hearing will be conducted in accordance with the adjudicatory proceeding provisions of the Maine Administrative Procedure Act (5 M.R.S.A., ch. 375, subchapter 4). Persons wishing to attend the hearing and ask questions of the parties or testify under oath about the effect of the proposed lease must register to participate. Interested persons need to complete an online registration form no later than 5:00 p.m., September 12, 2021. If you are unable to register online or need assistance with the form, please contact DMR.

Online registration can be completed at: https://bit.ly/3DoRCSK

INTERVENING: Applications to intervene need to be received by DMR no later than 5:00 p.m., September 12, 2021. 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.