Interagency Review Panel

The Interagency Review Panel (Panel) was established by LD 1786 An Act Regarding Energy Infrastructure, Public Law, Chapter 655 2010. The Panel was established to oversee the use of statutory corridors. The Panel is to carry out the following tasks:

  1. Identify an initial range of value for the use of state-owned land or assets within a statutory corridor. The initial range of value must be determined by a professional appraiser who meets certain qualifications.
  2. Establish and implement a regular process for soliciting, accepting and evaluating energy infrastructure proposals for use of a statutory corridor. As part of this process, the panel shall provide public notice of the availability of the statutory corridor for energy infrastructure development, a description of the type of development anticipated in the statutory corridor and the opportunity for potential developers to submit proposals for use of the statutory corridor.
  3. Evaluate and render a decision on energy infrastructure proposals for use of a statutory corridor.
  4. If a proposal is accepted, the panel may enter into negotiations with the potential developer who submitted the proposal regarding a long-term occupancy agreement with the State for the use of the statutory corridor.

Proposed Rule (PDF)

Agency: 94-655 ? Interagency Review Panel

Chapter Number And Title: Ch. 1, Bylaws, Administration, and the Energy Infrastructure Proposal and Review Process

Proposed Rule Number: 2012-P5

Contact Persons For This Filing: Jeffrey Marks, Governor's Office of Energy Independence and Security, 62 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333-0062 Telephone: (207) 287-8927 E-mail: Jeffrey.Marks@Maine.gov; and William Akins, Maine Department of Transportation, 16 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333-0016 Telephone: (207) 624-3020 E-mail: William.Akins@Maine.gov

Contact Person For Small Business Information: same as above

Public Hearing: 3:00 p.m. Monday, February 13, 2012, Room 216, Transportation Building (MaineDOT Office), Child St., Augusta, Maine

Comment Deadline: 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Brief Summary: The proposed rule establishes the bylaws, administration and the energy infrastructure proposal and review process for the Interagency Review Panel, which was established by P.L. 2009, Ch. 655 to oversee the use of statutory corridors for energy infrastructure projects.

Impact On Municipalities Or Counties: No negative fiscal impact is expected

Statutory Authority For This Rule: 35-A MRSA ?122

Substantive State Or Federal Law Being Implemented (if different):

Interagency Review Panel Meetings

The Interagency Review Panel meets from 3-5 p.m. the first Monday of the month except when there is a holiday. The meeting dates for 2013 are as follows:

  • January 7, 2013 - Meeting Cancelled
  • February 4, 2013 - Meeting Cancelled
  • March 4, 2013 - Meeting has been changed to March 5, 2013
  • April 1, 2013
  • May 6, 2013 - Meeting has been changed to May 20, 2013
  • June 3, 2013 - Meeting has been changed to June 24, 2013
  • July 1, 2013
  • August 5, 2013
  • September 2, 2013 - Meeting has been changed to September 9, 2013
  • October 7, 2013
  • November 4, 2013
  • December 2, 2013

The Interagency Review Panel meets at MaineDOT in the main conference room. Please click here for directions: http://www.maine.gov/mdot/mainedotdirections.htm

Agendas & Minutes