Skip Maine state header navigation

Agencies | Online Services | Help

State of Maine

17
Department of Transportation

2000-2001 Regulatory Agenda


229: The Department
387: Maine Pilotage Commission


AGENCY UMBRELLA-UNIT NUMBER: 17-229
AGENCY NAME: Department of Transportation, Bureau of Research & Community Services

CONTACT PERSON: Peter Coughlan, Maine Department of Transportation, Division of Community Services, 16 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0016. Tel.: (207) 287-2152

EMERGENCY RULES ADOPTED SINCE THE LAST REGULATORY AGENDA: None

EXPECTED 2000-2001 RULE-MAKING ACTIVITIES:

CHAPTER 304: Criteria for the Functional Classification of Highways
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 23 MRSA 53
PURPOSE: Chapter 304 is being amended to clarify the definition of, and distinction between, local roads and collector roads.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: July-August, 2000
AFFECTED PARTIES: MDOT and other political subdivisions with responsibilities for maintenance of roads.

Amendment filed January, 2001
CHAPTER (New): Travel on State and State Aid Highways
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 23 MRSA 52; 30-A MRSA 3009
PURPOSE: This chapter is being added to affirm the basic right of all highway users to travel on all State and State Aid highways in Maine.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: February-April, 2001
AFFECTED PARTIES: MDOT, municipalities and all motor vehicle operators.

Amendment filed February, 2001:
Bureau of Planning

CONTACT PERSON: Kathleen B. Fuller, (207) 287-3131

CHAPTER 299: Driveway Permit Rules and Highway Entrance Rules
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 23 MRSA 704
PURPOSE: The purpose of the rules is to protect the safety of entrance, driveway and highway users, preserve economic productivity related to highway capacity by reasonably managing entrances.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: April-May, 2001
AFFECTED PARTIES: Property owners seeking access to the state's highway system.


AGENCY UMBRELLA: 17 - Department of Transportation
UNIT NUMBER: 387 - Maine Pilotage Commission

AGENCY NAME: Maine Pilotage Commission

CONTACT PERSON FOR FOLLOWING CHAPTER: Brian C. Nutter, Administrator - Maine Pilotage Commission, 16 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0016, tel. 207-287-2841

EMERGENCY RULES ADOPTED SINCE THE LAST REGULATORY AGENDA: None

EXPECTED 2000-2001 RULE-MAKING ACTIVITIES:

CHAPTER 1: General Rules and Regulations
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 38 M.R.S.A. 90
PURPOSE: The Agency's rules are being updated to be consistent with statutory changes made in 1998 and 1999 and to address changes in maritime shipping activity within Maine coastal waters. The rules will clarify the Commission's jurisdiction in establishing requirements for the testing, training, licensing, relicensing, conduct and discipline of marine pilots engaged in ship handling within the coastal and navigable waters of the State of Maine as designated in 38 M.R.S.A. 86-A.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: August - November, 2000
AFFECTED PARTIES: Marine pilots engaged in ship handling within the coastal and navigable waters of the State of Maine as designated in 38 M.R.S.A. 86-A.


Return to the 2001 Regulatory Agenda Home Page.
Return to the Online Rules Home Page.
Return to the Division of Rules, Commissions and Administration Home Page.
Return to the Bureau of Corporations, Elections and Commissions Home Page.
Return to the Department of the Secretary of State Home Page.