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15 - Department of Defense, Veterans and Emergency Management
2001-2002 Regulatory Agenda



UMBRELLA-UNIT NUMBER: 15-214

AGENCY NAME: Department of Defense, Veterans and Emergency Management, Maine Emergency Management Agency

CONTACT PERSON: Arthur W. Cleaves, Director, Maine Emergency Management Agency, 72 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333

EMERGENCY RULES ADOPTED SINCE THE LAST REGULATORY AGENDA: None

EXPECTED 2001-2002 RULEMAKING ACTIVITY:

CHAPTER 460
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 37-B MRSA 1059-A
PURPOSE: These rules will regulate the administration of the dam repair and reconstruction fund, to include including criteria and procedures for the application for and award of low-interest loans from the fund and for repayment of loans to the fund.. They will be amended to reflect policy and law changes.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: June 2002
AFFECTED PARTIES: Owners of non-FERC regulated high and significant hazard dams in Maine
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: None contemplated.


AGENCY UMBRELLA-UNIT NUMBER: 15-215
AGENCY NAME: Department of Defense, Veterans and Emergency Management, Bureau of Maine Veterans' Services

CONTACT PERSON: Frank Soares, Director, 117 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-117. Tel.: (207)626-4464.

EMERGENCY RULES ADOPTED SINCE THE LAST REGULATORY AGENDA: None

EXPECTED 2001-2002 RULE-MAKING ACTIVITY:

CHAPTER 439
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 37-B M.R.S.A. 505, SUB-1-A
PURPOSE: These rules establish criteria for administering a financial assistance program for veterans in the State of Maine. The program consists of two types of assistance. The first provides a grant of temporary assistance not to exceed $200 per month and not to exceed $600 in any 12-month period to a veteran in this State who has filed a valid claim for a veteran's pension under U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs regulations, pending notification of the award of such pension, if that veteran is not incarcerated and requests such assistance. The second provides a grant of emergency assistance not to exceed $500 to a veteran who suffers an emergency, such as the loss of that veteran's home to fire, flood or hurricane, that is not fully compensable by insurance; illness or the illness of an immediate family member; or a similar emergency. No more than $1,000 in emergency assistance may be provided to a veteran in any 12-month period.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: November, 2001
AFFECTED PARTIES: All veterans of the State of Maine as defined by 37-B M.R.S.A. 504, sub-4, paragraph A-1.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: not contemplated.

 


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