Public Comment Periods in Maine

Current Public Comment Periods

Opportunities for Comment from Maine DEP
  1. The Department staff's recommended decision (in the form of a proposed Board order) on Nordic's Site Location of Development/Natural Resources Protection Act (Site Law/NRPA) application is available for public comment. Under provisions of Chapter 3, 27(B) of the Departments rules, the draft decision must be made available for comment for at least 15 working days. In this instance, comment will be accepted for 30 calendar days. The deadline for comment is Monday, October 5, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

    Comments on the Site Law/NRPA staff recommendation/proposed Board order should be sent to: and Beth Callahan

    or may be mailed to: Beth Callahan Maine DEP 17 State House Station Augusta, Maine 04333-0017

    [Draft Board Order](https://www.maine.gov/dep/ftp/projects/nordic/board-orders/Nordic-Aquafarms-Inc-L28319ANBNCNDNEN-draft.pdf)
  2. The Department is accepting public comment on an application submitted by Waste Management Disposal Services of Maine for a proposed solid waste landfill expansion (Phase 14 expansion) at the Crossroads Landfill located in Norridgewock, Maine.

    Written comments to the Department may be submitted to Linda Butler, Project Manager at the Maine Department of Environmental Protection either by e-mail at Linda.J.Butler@maine.gov, or by regular mail at 17 State House Station, Augusta Maine, 04333-0017. The Department will accept written comments from the public during the application review period from now through the close of the record anticipated to be at 5:00 p.m. on October 13, 2020.

    The Department will hold a public hearing, October 1, 2020 beginning at 1:00 p.m. to receive testimony on the application. See the [Public Hearing Notice](https://www.maine.gov/dep/cal_item.html?id=3190813) for more details.
  3. The deadline for comments will be set at the Public Meeting, but, at a minimum, comments will be accepted through October 13, 2020.

    The Department will hold a public meeting on the draft license amendment on September 28, 2020 at 6:00 pm. This meeting is to receive input from the public on the draft air emission license amendment.

    Due to the restrictions designed to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus Disease, this meeting will be held virtually using Zoom. If unable to use Zoom, participants may also join the meeting via phone. The link to the Zoom meeting and phone call-in information are included in the Meeting Agenda.

    ###Pre-register to speak

    In order to budget appropriate time to accommodate all public input on the draft, we request that anyone who wishes to speak at the public meeting to please pre-register by sending your name to or by leaving a message at 207-287-2229. Please pre-register to speak no later than September 23, 2020.

    Any member of the public who pre-registers to speak will be given the opportunity to make a statement. The amount of time allotted to each speaker at the public meeting will depend on the number of speakers that pre-register and the amount of time allotted for the meeting. The Department will accommodate additional comments from anyone who didn't pre-register as time permits.

    [Public Meeting Agenda](https://www.maine.gov/dep/ftp/projects/global/Public%20Mtg%20Agenda.pdf)

    [Draft air emission license amendment](https://www.maine.gov/dep/ftp/projects/global/DRAFT%20A0432PM%202020%2008%2020.pdf)