Land Laws

Title 38, Chapter  3: PROTECTION AND IMPROVEMENT OF WATERS

Subchapter 1: ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION BOARD

Article 1: ORGANIZATION AND GENERAL PROVISIONS

38  361-A. Definitions
38  362. Authority to accept federal funds
38  362-A. Experiments and scientific research in the field of pollution and pollution control
38  363-D. Waiver or modification of protection and improvement laws
38  372. Exceptions

Article 1-B: GROUND WATER PROTECTION PROGRAM

38  401. Findings; purpose
38  402. Research
38  403. Ground water quality
38  404. Ground water rights

Article 1-E: MARINE ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING PROGRAM

38  410-F. Marine Environmental Monitoring Program
38  410-G. Report required

Article 1-F: NONPOINT SOURCE POLLUTION PROGRAM

38  410-H. Definitions
38  410-I. Cooperation with agencies
38  410-J. Program implementation
38  410-K. Program review

Article 2: POLLUTION CONTROL

38  411. State contribution to pollution abatement
38  411-A. State contribution to residential overboard discharge replacement projects
38  411-B. Planning
38  411-C. Maine Clean Water Fund
38  412. Grants by State for planning
38  412-A. Technical and legal assistance
38  412-B. Consultation on waste water disposal
38  413. Waste discharge licenses
38  414. Applications for licenses
38  414-A. Conditions of licenses
38  414-B. Publicly owned treatment works
38  414-C. Color pollution control
38  415. Appeals (REPEALED)
38  417. Certain deposits and discharges prohibited
38  417-A. Manure spreading
38  418. Log driving and storage
38  418-A. Protection of the lower Penobscot River
38  419. Cleaning agents and lawn and turf fertilizer containing phosphate banned
38  419-A. Prohibition on the use of tributyltin as an antifouling agent
38  419-B. Goals for dates of removal of transformers containing polychlorinated biphenyls
38  419-C. Prevention of the spread of invasive aquatic plants
38  420. Certain deposits and discharges prohibited
38  420-B. Surface water ambient toxic monitoring program
38  420-C. Erosion and sedimentation control
38  420-D. Storm water management

Article 2-B: MANDATORY SHORELAND ZONING

38  435. Shoreland areas
38  436-A. Definitions
38  437. Significant river segments identified (REALLOCATED FROM TITLE 12, SECTION 4811-B)
38  438-A. Municipal authority; state oversight
38  438-B. Timber harvesting and timber harvesting activities in shoreland areas; authority of Director of the Bureau of Forestry in the Department of Conservation
38  439-A. Additional municipal powers, limitations
38  439-B. Contractors certified in erosion control (WHOLE SECTION TEXT EFFECTIVE 1/1/13)
38  440. Federal flood insurance (REALLOCATED FROM TITLE 12, SECTION 4812-B)
38  440-A. Public access
38  441. Code enforcement officers (REALLOCATED FROM TITLE 12, SECTION 4812-C)
38  443-A. Cooperation; enforcement
38  444. Enforcement (REALLOCATED FROM TITLE 12, SECTION 4815)
38  444-A. Civil suit
38  445. Guidelines for shoreland zoning along significant river segments
38  446. Municipal ordinance review and certification
38  447. Functionally water-dependent use zones
38  448. Municipalities establish commercial fishing and maritime activity zones
38  449. Shoreland zoning report to Legislature (REALLOCATED FROM TITLE 12, SECTION 4812-D) (REPEALED)

Article 3: ENFORCEMENT

38  451. Enforcement generally
38  451-A. Time schedule variances
38  451-B. Variances (REPEALED)
38  452. Forms filed; right of entry; furnishing information
38  453. Penalties (REPEALED)

Article 5-A: NATURAL RESOURCES PROTECTION ACT

38  480-A. Findings; purpose; short title
38  480-B. Definitions
38  480-C. Prohibitions
38  480-D. Standards
38  480-E. Permit processing requirements
38  480-E-1. Delegation of permit-granting authority to Maine Land Use Regulation Commission
38  480-E-2. Delegation of review authority to the Department of Health and Human Services or to a community public water system
38  480-F. Delegation of permit-granting authority to municipality; home rule
38  480-G. Periodic review of delegated authority
38  480-H. Rules; performance and use standards
38  480-I. Identification of freshwater wetlands and fragile mountain areas
38  480-J. Maps
38  480-K. Data bank
38  480-L. Research
38  480-M. Funds
38  480-N. Lake Restoration and Protection Fund
38  480-O. Bulkheads and retaining walls on Scarborough River; permit requirements
38  480-P. Special protection for outstanding river segments
38  480-Q. Activities for which a permit is not required
38  480-R. Violations; enforcement
38  480-S. Fee for significant wildlife habitat review
38  480-T. Transportation improvements (REPEALED)
38  480-U. Cranberry cultivation
38  480-V. Applicability
38  480-W. Emergency actions to protect threatened property
38  480-X. Alterations of freshwater wetlands
38  480-Y. Creation of agricultural irrigation ponds
38  480-Z. Compensation
38  480-AA. Coastal sand dune rules
38  480-BB. Significant wildlife habitat; major substantive rules
38  480-CC. Significant wildlife habitat; shorebird feeding and roosting areas
38  480-DD. Significant wildlife habitat criteria; reduction in certain significant wildlife habitats due to development or topography
38  480-EE. Significant wildlife habitat criteria; inland open water
38  480-FF. Notification of identification; shorebird nesting, feeding and staging areas
38  480-GG. High and moderate value inland waterfowl and wading bird habitat and excavations and quarries authorized pursuant to article 6, 7 or 8-A
38  480-HH. General permit for offshore wind energy demonstration project
38  480-II. Small-scale wind energy development; permit requirements
38  480-JJ. Program to reduce erosion and protect lake water quality (REALLOCATED FROM TITLE 38, SECTION 480-II)

 

Article 6: SITE LOCATION OF DEVELOPMENT

38  481. Findings and purpose
38  482. Definitions
38  483-A. Prohibition
38  484. Standards for development
38  484-A. Unlicensed pits; temporary licensing exemption
38  484-B. Additional standards for quarries and excavations
38  485-A. Notification required; board action; administrative appeals
38  486-A. Hearings; orders; construction suspended
38  486-B. General permit authority; Department of Transportation and Maine Turnpike Authority developments
38  487-A. Hazardous activities; transmission lines
38  488. Applicability
38  489-A. Municipal review of development
38  489-B. Uranium and thorium mining
38  489-C. Rescission
38  489-D. Technical assistance to municipalities
38  489-E. Rulemaking
38  490. Reclamation

Article 7: PERFORMANCE STANDARDS FOR EXCAVATIONS FOR BORROW, CLAY, TOPSOIL OR SILT

38  490-A. Definitions
38  490-B. Applicability
38  490-C. Notice of intent to comply
38  490-D. Performance standards
38  490-E. Variances
38  490-F. Review before expansion
38  490-G. Inspections
38  490-H. Enforcement and penalties
38  490-I. Municipal enforcement; registration
38  490-J. Fees
38  490-K. Transfer of ownership or operation
38  490-M. Erosion control requirements for clay, topsoil, or silt excavations of less than 5 acres
38  490-N. Release

Article 8-A: PERFORMANCE STANDARDS FOR QUARRIES

38  490-W. Definitions
38  490-X. Applicability
38  490-Y. Notice of intent to comply
38  490-Z. Performance standards for quarries
38  490-AA. Inspections
38  490-BB. Enforcement and penalties
38  490-CC. Variances
38  490-DD. Municipal enforcement; registration
38  490-EE. Transfer of ownership or operation; review before expansion; fees
38  490-FF. Release