Aquaculture Public Hearing - Whiskey Stones, LLC

Date: October 20, 2022

Time: 5:00 p.m.

Location: 263 Mountain Road

Town: Harpswell

Applicant Name and Lease Type

Whiskey Stones, LLC

Experimental Lease

Standard Lease

Culture Type

Bottom culture

(No gear)

Suspended culture

(Gear on bottom and/or suspended)

Species

Shellfish        Marine algae         Finfish                         Other

General Location, Town

East of Dogs Head, Harpswell Sound, Harpswell

Acreage Requested

0.481

Lease Term Requested

3 years

Schedule of proceedings:

  1. Registering to Participate

Anyone wishing to attend the hearing remotely or in-person 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.

Interested persons must register no later than 5:00 p.m. on October 5, 2022. Failure to register may limit your ability to participate in the proceeding.  Persons who are unable to register online or need assistance with the form must contact DMR.

The hearing registration form can be accessed by following this link.

  1. Applying for Intervenor Status

Intervenor applications must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on October 5, 2022.

Intervenor applications must be requested from DMR at the contact information below. DMR will decide whether to grant intervenor applications five days before the hearing. If you apply for and are granted intervenor status, you become a legal party to the proceeding.

  1. Hearing

The hearing will be held as follows:

October 20, 2022, 5:00pm

Town of Harpswell

263 Mountain Road. Harpswell, Maine 04079

The hearing will be held at the date and time listed above at the:

 Notice of a continuance will be posted to DMR’s website.

The hearing will be held in accordance with the adjudicatory proceeding provisions of the Maine Administrative Procedures Act (5 M.R.S.A., ch. 375, subchapter 4).  Any interested person may attend the hearing and registered participants may ask questions of the parties or testify about the effect of the proposed lease.

Address questions to:

Maine Department of Marine Resources

Attn:  Aquaculture Division

21 State House Station

Augusta, ME 04333-0021

(207) 624-6573

DMRaquaculture@maine.gov

For disability accommodations, contact Melissa Macaluso at:

(207) 624-6553, Melissa.Macaluso@maine.gov; or 877-243-2823, TTY 711

RELEVANT AUTHORITY: Chapter 2 of DMR’s regulations; 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.