DEEP: Marine Fisheries Public Hearings

Marine Fisheries Public Hearings

November 5, 2012

The Public Hearings tonight in Old Lyme and Wednesday afternoon in Bridgeport will be held as scheduled. Power was restored to Marine Headquarters Sunday afternoon and phone service was restored earlier this morning. Students at Bridgeport Regional Aquaculture Science & Technology Center returned to school last Friday.

Storm Sandy caused devastating damage to many coastal communities in Connecticut, New York and New Jersey. We hope this email finds you safe and your property on the road to recovery if you sustained damage.

If you are not able to make either hearing there is still plenty of time to comment in writing.

Written comments will be accepted through November 21. You can submit comments to Mark Alexander by hand-delivery to the DEEP Marine Headquarters, by mail to the Marine Fisheries Division, PO Box 719, Old Lyme, CT 06371-0719, by email to deep.marine.fisheries@ct.gov, or by fax to (860) 434-6150. Based on public comment, the proposed regulations may be adjusted to meet the objective of the proposal. The proposed regulations can be found on our web site.

The Public Hearings being held at:

7:00 PM, Monday, November 5, 2012
DEEP Marine Headquarters, Boating Education Center
333 Ferry Road
Old Lyme, CT 06371

and

3:00 PM, Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Bridgeport Regional Aquaculture Science & Technology Center
60 St. Stevens Road
Bridgeport, CT 06605

For further information, contact the DEEP Marine Fisheries Division by email at deep.marine.fisheries@ct.gov, by mail at P.O. Box 719, Old Lyme, CT 06371 or by telephone at (860) 434-6043 between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday.

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Any person with a disability who may need information in an alternative format may contact the agency's ADA Coordinator at (860) 424-3194, or at deep.hrmed@ct.gov. Any person with limited proficiency in English, who may need information in another language, may contact the agency's Title VI Coordinator at (860) 424-3035, or at deep.aaoffice@ct.gov. Any person with a hearing impairment may call the State of Connecticut relay number - 711. Discrimination complaints may be filed with DEEP's Title VI Coordinator. Requests for accommodations must be made at least two weeks prior to any agency hearing, program or event.

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