Updated timeline for 2008 Red Tide Technical Assistance and Disaster Relief
The appeals period for Open Area diggers is complete. The Massachusetts State Treasurers Office will begin issuing payments shortly. If payments are not received within two weeks of the soon-to-be announced payment date, please contact the 2008 Red Tide Relief Program.
In response to public comment and in order to address a unique situation, MarineFisheries has adjusted the allocation formula for Nauset System shellfish fishermen. Applications were sent to these individuals on September 15, 2009 and a six week application period began, ending October 31, 2009. A three week appeals period will follow, ending on November 21, 2009. All appeals will be reviewed by the second week of December 2009. Allocation and payment of funds should occur by early January 2010.
For additional information regarding the Nauset System LIS Program and allocation formula see the Nauset System Announcement .
Please note the above-referenced dates provide MarineFisheries time to accommodate the schedule outlined below:
● Two weeks for payments to approved qualified candidates.
● Six week application period for Nauset System applicants.
● Three week appeals period.
● Two week appeals resolution period.
● Payments scheduled within 30 days of project completion.