NOTICE OF INTENT TO FILE

 

AIR EMISSIONS, NATURAL RESOURCES PROTECTION and SITE LOCATION

 PERMIT APPLICATIONS

 

Please take note that:

Gartley & Dorsky Engineering & Surveying

59 Union St. Unit #1

Camden, ME 04843

(207) 236-4365

 

On behalf of:

Kingfish Maine, Inc. 33 Salmon Farm Road, Franklin, Maine

 

is intending to file three permit applications with the Maine Department of Environmental Protection: 

  • Natural Resources Protection Act permit application, pursuant 38 M.R.S.A.  Sections 480-A - 480-BB 

  •  Site Location of Development Act permit application, pursuant 38 M.R.S.A.  481 – 490

  • Air Emissions License permit application, pursuant 38 M.R.S.A. Section 590

 

These applications are for Kingfish Maine’s land-based aquaculture project located at 9 Dun Garvin Road, Jonesport Maine

Kingfish Maine is owned by the Kingfish Company [Euronext: KING] which currently operates a land-based recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) in the Netherlands. Over the past 24 months, Kingfish Maine has shared the details of the proposed land-based facility through community outreach. Kingfish Maine’s proposed project continues to reflect the aesthetics of the surrounding landscape with respect for preserving the character of the local community.  

Kingfish Maine’s application for Natural Resources Protection Act and Site Location of Development Act will be filed on or about March 19, 2021 and will be available for public inspection at DEP’s Bangor office during normal business hours. The application for Air Emissions will be filed on or about March 19, 2021 also and made available for review by contacting the Bureau of Air Quality (BAQ) DEP offices in Augusta, (207) 287-7688.  Copies may also be seen at the Jonesport municipal offices at 70 Snare Creek Lane, Jonesport, ME. 

A request for a public hearing or a request that the Board of Environmental Protection assume jurisdiction over this application must be received by the Department in writing, no later than 20 days after the application is found by the Department to be complete and is accepted for processing.  A public hearing may or may not be held at the discretion of the Commissioner or Board of Environmental Protection. Public comment on the application will be accepted throughout the processing of the application.

For Federally licensed, permitted, or funded activities in the Coastal Zone, review of this application shall also constitute the State's consistency review in accordance with the Maine Coastal Program pursuant to Section 307 of the federal Coastal Zone Management Act, 16 U.S.C. § 1456

Please take note that Kingfish Maine Inc. will hold a public meeting Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 6pm at the Jonesport Fire Station, 44 Main Street, Jonesport. The meeting will also be available online via Zoom at  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86042856644 .  At that time, the company will present project details pertaining to its Air Emissions, Natural Resources Protection and Site Location permit applications. Company representatives will answer questions and provide information on further opportunities for public comment related to these applications.

Written public comments or requests for information may be made to

 

Natural Resources Protection Act and Site Law of Development Act applications:

Bangor, Eastern Maine Regional Office - EMRO

106 Hogan Road, Bangor, Maine 04401

(207)941-4570 • (888)769-1137 • FAX (207)941-458

 

Air Emissions License Application:

Bureau of Air Quality

State House Station #17,

Augusta, ME 04333

(207)287-7688

 

Kingfish Maine welcomes questions and comments regarding permitting and project scope. The public can email the Kingfish Maine team at admin@kingfish-maine.com

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