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02-333
Department of Professional and Financial Regulation
Board of Licensure of Foresters

2001-2002 Regulatory Agenda

UMBRELLA-UNIT NUMBER: 02-333
AGENCY NAME: Department of Professional & Financial Regulation, Office of Licensing & Registration, Board of Licensure of Foresters

CONTACT PERSON: Carol J. Leighton, 35 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0035, (207) 624-8520

EMERGENCY RULES ADOPTED SINCE THE LAST REGULATORY AGENDA: None

STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA 5506, 5514(2), 5515(10)(B)

EXPECTED 2001-2002 RULE-MAKING ACTIVITY:

The Board's current rules (Chapter 1-6 will be repealed and new rules adopted to implement PL 2001, c. 261. It is anticipated that the new rules will define specialized terms, provide for the election of Board officers, set procedures for issuance of advisory rulings, set standards for the approval of qualifying educational programs, establish a variance from the educational qualifications, establish the responsibilities of the sponsor and intern, set the licensing process for foresters, set the continuing education requirements for license renewal and implement a registration system for unlicensed individuals to work under the supervision of a forester.

CHAPTER 10: Definitions
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA 5506(4)
PURPOSE: Definition of specialized terms used in the board's rules.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Within 180 days.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 20: General Information
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA 5506(4)
PURPOSE: Provides for the election of board officers
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Within 180 days.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the public.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 30: Advisory Rulings
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 5 MRSA 8051, 9001(4)
PURPOSE: Provides for the discretionary issuance of advisory rulings by the board.. ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Within 180 days.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the public.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 40: Educational Qualifications for Issuance of an Intern Forester License
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA 5506(1)
PURPOSE: Establishes standards for approval of educational programs that qualify graduates to apply for the intern forester license.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Within 180 days.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the public.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 50: Variance From Educational Qualifications for issuance of an Intern Forester License
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA 5514(2)
PURPOSE: Provides a pathway to licensure for applicants who do not meet the educational qualifications contained in Chapter 40.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Within 180 days.
AFFECTED PARTIES: License applicants.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 60: Sponsorship of Intern Foresters
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA 5515(10
PURPOSE: Establishes the responsibilities of intern foresters and their sponsors.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Within 180 days.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the public.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 70: Licensure as Forester
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA 5506(2)
PURPOSE: Describes the licensure process following completion of the internship.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Within 180 days.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the public.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 80: Continuing Forestry Education
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA 5517(7); 32 MRSA 59-B, as enacted by PL 2001 c. 285.
PURPOSE: Establishes the minimum continuing education required for license renewal.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Within 180 days.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the public.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 90: Registration and Supervision of Unlicensed Personnel
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA 5515(10)(B)
PURPOSE: Implements a registration system for unlicensed individuals working under the supervision of a forester.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Within 180 days.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the public.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 100: Unprofessional Practice; Code of Ethics
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA 5506(3)
PURPOSE: Defines unprofessional practice to include, but not be limited to, the Code of Ethics adopted by the board as this chapter.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Within 180 days.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the public.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 110: Transition Provisions
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: PL 2001, c. 261, 6(3)
PURPOSE: Provides a method for certain applicants to demonstrate that they have met the education provisions of prior law pursuant to PL 2001, c. 261, 6.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Within 180 days.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the public.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.


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