Date: September 28, 2023
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: Yarmouth Town Hall, 200 Main Street
The Department of Marine Resources (DMR) is holding a public hearing on the proposal listed below:
Applicant Name: Travis Nickerson
Application Type: Standard Lease
Culture Type: Bottom Culture of Shellfish
Location: Casco Bay, Yarmouth
Acreage and Term Requested: 2.8 Acres for 20 years
Schedule of proceedings:
1. Registering to Participate and Apply for Intervenor Status
A. Registration: Anyone wishing to attend the hearing is asked to register. Persons intending to ask questions of the parties or testify about the proposed lease (“Interested Persons”) must register with DMR to participate in this manner. Failure to register will limit your ability to participate in the proceeding(s). Persons who are unable to register online or need assistance with the form must contact DMR.
B. Intervening: Intervenor applications must be requested from DMR at the contact information below. DMR will decide whether to grant intervenor status five days before the hearing. If you are granted intervenor status, you become a legal party to the proceeding
The deadline to register is 5:00 p.m. on September 13, 2023. Applications to intervene must also be received by this date and time.
The hearing will be held in-person as follows:
September 28, 2023
Yarmouth Town Hall
200 Main Street
The hearing will begin at 1:00 pm.
If the hearing(s) listed above is postponed or continued, it will be held on October 3, 2023, at the same time, location, and format. Notice of a postponement or a continuance will be posted on DMR’s website.
Each 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). Any interested person may attend the hearing(s) and registered participants may ask questions of the parties or testify about the application(s).
The respective applications are posted to DMR’s aquaculture webpage under “Pending Lease Applications.”
Address questions to:
Maine Department of Marine Resources
Attn: Aquaculture Division
21 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0021
For disability accommodations, contact: (207) 624-6553, 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. §9051 et seq. & 12 M.R.S.A. §6072(1) et seq., & 12 M.R.S.A. §6072-A(1) et seq.