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Public Scoping Comments

The following pdf documents are the collected public comments submitted to the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary during July-October 2002. The comments were received via mail, e-mail and spoken remarks at a series of public meetings.

Meeting Date Location Attendance
9-24-02 Mystic, CT 26
9-24-02 New Bedford, MA 17
9-26-02 Provincetown, MA 45
9-28-02 Falmouth, MA 15
9-30-02 Gloucester, MA 80
10-1-02 Portland, ME 22
10-2-02 Portsmouth, NH 28
10-3-02 Boston, MA 30
10-5-02 Plymouth, MA 26

Click on a link below (Mac users, click and hold) to download the file you would like to view.

Stellwagen Bank Scoping Comments:
• Document 1:
    Part I (PDF file, 3.63 MB)
    Part II (PDF file, 4.42 MB)
    Part III (PDF file, 4.97 MB)
Document 2 (PDF file, 3.71 MB)
Document 3 (PDF file, 0.99 MB)
Document 4 (PDF file, 4.02 MB)

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