Jesse Leach - Notice of Aquaculture Lease Renewal Hearing

Date: October 13, 2021

Time: 3:00 p.m

Location: Brooksville Town Hall, 1 Town House Road

Town: Brooksville

At the date and time listed above, the Department of Marine Resources (DMR) will hold a public hearing to take evidence on an aquaculture lease renewal application for Jesse Leach. The application is to renew the existing lease, BAG SB, which is located West of Bear Head, Bagaduce River, in the Towns of Brooksville and Sedgwick. BAG SB is a 4.13 acre site authorized for the suspended and bottom culture of shellfish. The applicant has requested a 20-year term. If the public hearing listed above is postponed or continued, an alternate public hearing will be held on October 14, 18, and 19th at the same time and location. 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 28, 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-GTmNMr8clQQtDi8znCHA0RwpUMUE0WkUzQk5KR1RUTE5ZOVIwME9DRlExOSQlQCN0PWcu

INTERVENING: Applications to intervene need to be received by DMR no later than 5:00 p.m., September 28, 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 DMR's website, for the lease application at: http://www.maine.gov/dmr/aquaculture/leases/pending/index.html#Renewal

Questions may be directed to: DMRAquaculture@maine.gov or (207) 624-6573.