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Ocean Management Plan Development Listening Session Schedule_201401230852060636 The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs 100 Cambridge Street, Suite 900 Boston, MA 02114 Deval L. Patrick GOVERNOR Timothy P. Murray LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR Ian A. Bowles SECRETARY Tel: (617) 626-1000 Fax: (617) 626-1181 http://www.mass.gov/envir Ocean Management Plan Development Listening Session Schedule As directed in the Oceans Act of 2008, the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) is undertaking a first-in-the-nation effort to develop a comprehensive plan to manage development in state ocean waters. A first step in the development of the plan is to hear from the citizens of the Commonwealth. Eighteen listening sessions will be held throughout the state, beginning on September 18 at Faneuil Hall in Boston and continuing through October 30. EEA is hosting these listening sessions to inform the public about the Oceans Act and solicit input on the development of the plan. For this round of public input, a main focus is on the overall goals of the ocean plan: in other words, what should the ocean plan seek to accomplish? Responses to that question will help EEA develop the conceptual framework for the draft plan. At each listening session, EEA will provide an overview of the Oceans Act and then ask for responses to the questions listed below as well as general comments on the development of an integrated ocean management plan for Massachusetts. Anyone interested in contributing their thoughts is encouraged to submit written comments to oceanplan@state.ma.us. LOCATIONS See reverse side for meeting dates and locations. Please note that all meetings are scheduled to begin at 7:00 pm. For more information, please go to the EEA web site at www.mass.gov/eea or email join-env-oceanplan@listserv.state.ma.us Note: all meetings are scheduled to begin at 7:00 pm. Municipality Date Location Boston September 18 Great Hall, Faneuil Hall Gloucester September 23 Gloucester City Hall, 9 Dale Avenue Salem September 24 Salem City Hall Annex, 120 Washington Street Salisbury September 25 Salisbury Town Hall, 5 Beach Road Weymouth September 29 Tufts Library, 46 Broad Street Plymouth September 30 Plymouth Public Library, 132 South Street Norwell October 1 South Shore Natural Science Center, 48 Jacobs Lane New Bedford October 6 New Bedford Public Library, 613 Pleasant Street Fall River October 8 Fall River Heritage State Park, 100 Davol Street Oak Bluffs (Martha's Vineyard) October 14 Martha's Vineyard Commission, Stone Building, 33 New York Avenue Nantucket October 16 Nantucket High School 10 Surfside Road West Barnstable October 20 Tilden Arts Center Main Theater, Cape Cod Community College, 2240 Iyannough Road Woods Hole October 21 Redfield Auditorium, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, 53 Water Street Eastham October 22 National Park Service Salt Pond Visitor Center, Eastham Worcester October 27 Worcester Public Library, 3 Salem Square Lowell October 28 Pollard Memorial Library, 401 Merrimack Street Pittsfield October 29 Berkshire Athenaeum (Pittsfield Public Library), 1 Wendell Avenue Springfield October 30 Scibelli Hall Theater, Springfield Technical Community College .