Public Hearing- Standard Lease Application - Brian Harvey

Date: February 23, 2022

Time: 5:00 pm

Location: Trenton Town Office, 59 Oak Point Road and Remote via Teams

Town: Trenton and Remote via Teams

The Department of Marine Resources is holding an in-person and remote public hearing to take evidence on a standard aquaculture lease application for Brian Harvey. The proposal is for the suspended culture of shellfish and is located. The proposal is for the suspended culture of shellfish and is located in Goose Cove, Western Bay, Trenton. The applicant has requested a 6 acre lease for a term of 20 years.

The public hearing on this application has been scheduled as follows:

FEBRUARY 23, 2022

5:00 P.M. TRENTON TOWN OFFICE

59 OAK POINT ROAD, TRENTON

and

Remote participation via Microsoft Teams

If the February 23, 2022 public hearing is postponed or continued, an alternate public hearing will be held on February 24, 2022 at the same time and format. Notice of a postponement or a continuance will be posted on DMR's website.

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

REGISTERING FOR THE HEARING: The hearing will be conducted in-person and remotely 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., February 8, 2022. 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/g/0KDETeNtAD

INTERVENING: Applications to intervene need to be received by DMR no later than 5:00 p.m., February 8, 2022. 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.

For intervenor applications or questions contact:

Maine Department of Marine Resources (207) 624-6573

DMRaquaculture@maine.gov

Intervenor applications can be mailed to:

Maine Department of Marine Resources

Attn: Aquaculture Division

21 State House Station

Augusta, ME 04333-0021

For disability accommodations, contact Melissa Macaluso at: (207) 624-6553, Melissa.Macaluso@maine.gov; or 877-243-2823, TTY 711

RELEVANT AUTHORITY: The rules governing the leasing program are found in Chapter 2 of DMR regulations. The statutory provisions are: 5 M.R.S.A. 9501 et seq. & 12 M.R.S.A. 6072(1) et seq., & 12 M.R.S.A. 6072-A(1) et seq.