Scoping Session - Keith Butterfield

Date: January 14, 2022

Time: 4:00 p.m.

Location: Harpswell Town Hall, Selectmen's Meeting Room

Town: Harpswell

The Department of Marine Resources has received a draft aquaculture lease application for the following:

Applicant - Keith Butterfield

Culture Type - Suspended culture (gear on bottom and/or suspended)

Species - Shellfish

Town - Harpswell

Waterbody, General Description - Casco Bay; southwest of Lower Goose Island

Lease Size and Term - 25 acres, 20 years

If the scoping session listed above is cancelled, an alternate scoping session will be held on January 21, 2022, at the same time and location. Notice of a cancellation will be posted on the Department's website at https://www.maine.gov/dmr/index.html

What is a scoping session?

A scoping session is a meeting where the applicant explains their tentative proposal to members of the public. Its an opportunity for members of the public to provide feedback on the proposal, prior to the applicant submitting a final application and an eventual public hearing. This meeting does not determine whether the proposal will be granted.

How to participate:

You can attend the session or contact the applicant. A copy of the draft lease application, which includes the applicants contact information is available on DMRs website at: http://www.maine.gov/dmr/aquaculture/leases/draftstandardapps.html

Submit comments: Anyone who cannot attend the scoping session may submit comments about the draft proposal to DMR. The deadline for written comments is 4:00 p.m. on Monday, January 24, 2022.

Written comments can be emailed or mailed to DMR at the address below:

Department of Marine Resources

Attn: Aquaculture Division

21 State House Station

Augusta, ME 04333-0021

DMRaquaculture@maine.gov