May 18, 2010

Monhegan Deepwater Wind R&D Site: New Development in court case

We've just received the "Administrative Record" that Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands was required to supply me and Maine Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Hjelm. Please help me understand them! The 327+ pages are supposed to contain all the info the BPL used to make its December 14, 2009 decision to site UMaine's deepwater wind test site off Monhegan Island, instead of any of three sites further downeast.. These "records" will be used by Judge Jeffrey Hjelm to decide if the Bureau of Parks and Lands' decision was lawful or not in Huber v Bureau of Parks and Lands

They include
Index of the Administrative Record. 5 pages
Part I. BPL's signed document designating the Monhegan, Boon and Damariscove test sites, and the final version of state legislation that authorized them to do so. 27 pages
Part 2 Site Selection methodology, notes of meetings with federal agencies, outreach committee notes, outreach meeting notes, USF&WS letters & comments. 43 pages
Part 3 Large foldouts. Not uploaded yet
Part 4 Outreach schedule, Dept of Conservation website on ocean energyPub info announcement 8.27.09 and 9/1/09. List of meeting attendees, slideshow 9/9/09 Ellsworth Meeting agenda and notes. 39 pages
Part 5 Meetings notes and agendas at Planning Area C (Monhegan) meetings: 8/26/09, 10/8/09; 15 page powerpoint presentation; 10/8/09 meeting notes; site location ranking documents. 43 pages
Part 6 Isle au Haut deepwater wind test site meeting agendas and documents. 14 pages
Part 7 Machias and Cutler sites meetings agendas and documents. 65 pages/
Part 8 Public Notices,Monhegan landowners list, Letters/emails from citizens of Cutler area, Machias, Monhegan and elsewhere in Maine. NGOs Friends of Acadia, ME Lobstermen's Association, Nature Conservancy, The Ocean Conservancy, Maine Coast Heritage Trust, AGENCIES: Acadia NP, MDIFW, USFWS, US Navy, UNIVERSITY UMaine geologists & reply, 85 pages
Part 9. Meetings notes: USFWS 10/15/09 meeting; Maine Audubon Society 10/13/09 meeting; / Acadia National Park 9/9/09 meeting; Ocean Energy Task Force mtg 6/18/09 at Island Institute (12 pages)

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