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2001-2002 Regulatory Agenda


AMENDMENT TO 2001 - 2002 REGULATORY AGENDAS
Filed November 30, 2001

UMBRELLA-UNIT NUMBER - AGENCY NAME - CHAPTER NUMBERS:
16-163 - Bureau of Emergency Medical Services - Chapter 451
16-219 - Office of State Fire Marshal - Chapter 50
16-222 - Bureau of State Police - Chapter 19

CONTACT PERSON: Drexell White, Licensing Agent, 152 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333-0152, Tel: (207) 287-3953

STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 25 M.R.S.A. Chapter 195-A 1612

PURPOSE: To amend the regulatory agendas of the above mentioned agencies to include adoption of rules for death benefits for law enforcement officers, firefighters and emergency medical services persons, pursuant to 25 M.R.S.A., Chapter 195-A

ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE OF: Prior to October 1, 2002

AFFECTED PARTIES: Maine law enforcement officers, firefighters and emergency medical services persons as defined in 25 M.R.S.A. Chapter 195-A.



UMBRELLA UNIT: 16-163
AGENCY NAME: Department of Public Safety, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

CONTACT PERSON: Jay Bradshaw, Director, 152 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333-0152, Tel: (207) 287-3953

EMERGENCY RULES ADOPTED SINCE THE LAST REGULATORY AGENDA: None

EXPECTED 2001-2002 RULE-MAKING ACTIVITY

CHAPTER 451: Maine Emergency Medical Services Rules
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. Chapter 2-B 84.1
PURPOSE: Chapter 451 will be amended to:

  1. change requirements for obtaining and maintaining an individual EMS license.
  2. change and simplify the approval process for EMS service licenses.
  3. change scope of practice definitions.
  4. change section regarding licensing for individuals with previous criminal records.
  5. change requirements regarding medical control of EMS licensees.
  6. change rules regarding storage of medications used by EMS providers.
  7. change rules pertaining to minimum equipment and drugs/medications for EMS services.
  8. adopt/change rules regarding EMS education, training/training entities and instructor certification.
  9. change and clarify rules regarding the standards and procedures for refusing to issue, or renew, a license, and for modifying, suspending, or revoking a license.
  10. change and clarify rules regarding EMS license examinations.
  11. change rules pertaining to air ambulance services.
  12. adopt and/or amend requirements pertaining to Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement for EMS licensees and EMS licensed services.
  13. change and clarify rules regarding the process and fees associated with the issuance of new and renewal EMS service and individual licenses.
  14. adopt/change rules regarding the practice of EMS patient care in non traditional settings.
  15. adopt/change rules in accordance with changes made to 32 M.R.S.A. Chapter 2-B during the 120th legislative session.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to October 1, 2002
AFFECTED PARTIES: All current EMS services (n=280) and EMS personnel (n=4341).

UMBRELLA-UNIT NUMBER: 16-219
AGENCY NAME: Department of Public Safety, Office of State Fire Marshal

CONTACT PERSON: John C. Dean, State Fire Marshal, 52 State House Station, Augusta, Me 04333-0052. Tel: (207) 624-8963

EMERGENCY RULES ADOPTED SINCE THE LAST REGULATORY AGENDA: None

RULES THE AGENCY EXPECTS TO DEVELOP BY THE CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT PROCESS: Chapter 3, Rule adoption of a National Fire Prevention Code for State and Municipal Enforcement

RULES THE AGENCY EXPECTS TO PROPOSE: (Note: the Office of State Fire Marshal is consolidating some numbered rules in an effort to better group them together for subject matter and application, update incorporated references with the latest published editions; and recognize the process whereby the national fire protection association has also consolidated some of the standards that we use as incorporated references.)

CHAPTER 1: FEE SCHEDULE FOR PLANS EXAMINATION
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 25 M.R.S.A. 2450
PURPOSE: This rule establishes fees to support construction plan reviews for permits of building construction and licensing in the following areas:

    Fee Schedule for Plans Examination Plans Review and Permit of Fire Sprinkler Systems Schedule of Fees for Plans Review and Permit of Barrier Free Construction
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to October 1, 2002
AFFECTED PARTIES: All customers who are required to submit building construction plans to the Office of State Fire Marshal for review.

CHAPTER 2: RULES ESTABLISHING CRITERIA FOR APPROVAL OF SMOKE DETECTORS
STATUTORY AUTHORITY:
PURPOSE: Establishes rules for approving smoke detectors to meet statutory requirements in various occupancies. The approval process will recognize smoke detectors approved by a nationally recognized testing agency for the purpose of this rule.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to October 1, 2002
AFFECTED PARTIES: All customers who are required to meet the installation of smoke detectors for occupancy type and classification.

CHAPTER 3: (NEW EDITION) NATIONAL FIRE PREVENTION CODE
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 25 M.R.S.A. 2452
PURPOSE: This National Fire Prevention Code provides a nationally recognized fire prevention code for state and municipal enforcement.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to October 1, 2002
AFFECTED PARTIES: All fire service agencies, within the State of Maine, that have enforcement requirements for life safety in structures from fire.

CHAPTER 4: SPRINKLER SYSTEMS
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 25 M.R.S.A. 2452; 32 M.R.S.A. 1373, 1374, 1382
PURPOSE: Establishes the design, installation, operation, maintenance and all other aspects of sprinkler protection for occupancies with sprinkler system fire protection measures and references National Fire Protection Association and State of Maine standards.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to October 1, 2002
AFFECTED PARTIES: All occupancies requiring the protection measures of water based sprinkler system fire protection measures.

CHAPTER 5: PORTABLE FIRE EXTINGUISHERS
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 25 M.R.S.A. 2452
PURPOSE: Establishes the rules for the installation and maintenance of portable fire extinguishers.
ANTICIIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to October 1, 2002
AFFECTED PARTIES: All occupancies requiring protective measures utilizing portable fire extinguishers.

CHAPTER 6: FIRE EXTINGUISHING SYSTEMS
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 25 M.R.S.A. 2452; 32 M.R.S.A. 1382
PURPOSE: Establishes rules and regulations for the installation, operation, maintenance and all other aspects of fire protection systems for occupancies that require such fire protection measures.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to October 1, 2002
AFFECTED PARTIES: Any and all occupancies that require or utilize fire extinguishing systems for fire protection measures.

CHAPTER 7: DRY CLEANING PLANTS
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 25 M.R.S.A. 2452
PURPOSE: Establishes rules and regulations for the design, construction, operation, maintenance and fire protection for these occupancies.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to October 1, 2002
AFFECTED PARTIES: Any and all facilities of this occupancy classification

CHAPTER 8: SPRAY APPLICATIONS
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 25 M.R.S.A. 2452
PURPOSE: Establishes rules and regulations for the design, construction, operation, maintenance and fire protection of these processes in occupancies.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to October 1, 2002
AFFECTED PARTIES: Any and all occupancies requiring or utilizing this type of activity and fire protection measures.

CHAPTER 9: DIP TANKS
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 25 M.R.S.A. 2452
PURPOSE: Establishes rules and regulations for the design, construction, maintenance and fire protection of these processes in occupancies.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to October 1, 2002
AFFECTED PARTIES: Any and all occupancies requiring or utilizing this type of activity and fire protection measures.

CHAPTER 10: STATIONARY COMBUSTION ENGINES AND GAS TURBINES
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 25 M.R.S.A. 2452
PURPOSE: Establishes rules and regulations for the design, construction, operation, maintenance and fire protection of these types of engines and generators.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to October 1, 2002
AFFECTED PARTIES: Any and all occupancies that utilize or require the use of this type of equipment and subsequent fire protection measures.

CHAPTER 11: BULK OXYGEN SYSTEMS
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 25 M.R.S.A. 2452
PURPOSE: Establishes rules and regulations for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of these systems.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to October 1, 2002
AFFECTED PARTIES: Any and all facilities and occupancies utilizing these types of systems and requiring appropriate fire protection measures.

CHAPTER 12: HYDROGEN SYSTEMS
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 25 M.R.S.A. 2452
PURPOSE: Establishes rules and regulations for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of these systems.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to October 1, 2002
AFFECTED PARTIES: Any and all facilities and occupancies utilizing these types of systems and requiring appropriate fire protection measures.

CHAPTER 13: WELDING, CUTTING AND ALLIED PROCESSES AND ACETYLENE CYLINDER CHARGING PLANTS
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 25 M.R.S.A. 2452
PURPOSE: Establishes rules and regulations for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of these systems.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to October 1, 2002
AFFECTED PARTIES: Any and all facilities and occupancies utilizing these types of activities and requiring appropriate fire protection measures.

CHAPTER 14: NATIONAL FUEL GAS CODE
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 25 M.R.S.A. 2452
PURPOSE: Establishes rules and regulations for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of these systems.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to October 1, 2002
AFFECTED PARTIES: Any and all facilities and occupancies that utilize these types of systems and requiring appropriate fire protection measures.

CHAPTER 15: FIRE PROTECTION RULES FOR MEDICAL FACILITIES AND EQUIPMENT
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 25 M.R.S.A. 2452
PURPOSE: This chapter contains specific information, regulations and minimum requirements relating to: inhalation anesthetics, respiratory therapy, laboratories in health related institutions, hyperbolic facilities, nonflammable medical gas systems, and inhalation anesthetics in ambulatory care facilities.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to October 1, 2002
AFFECTED PARTIES: Any and all facilities or occupancies that utilize the types of activities covered in this chapter.

CHAPTER 16: STORAGE AND HANDLING OF LIQUID PETROLEUM GASES
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 25 M.R.S.A. 2452, 2482
PURPOSE: Establishes rules and regulations for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of these systems.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to October 1, 2002
AFFECTED PARTIES: Any and all facilities and occupancies that utilize these types of systems and requiring appropriate fire protection measures.

CHAPTER 17: NATIONAL FIRE ALARM CODE
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 25 M.R.S.A. 2452
PURPOSE: Establishes rules and regulations for the design, operation and maintenance of fire alarm systems.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to October 1, 2002
AFFECTED PARTIES: Any and all facilities or occupancies that require the installation and use of a fire alarm system for occupant and fire department notification in the event of fire.

CHAPTER 18: LIGHTING PROTECTION CODE
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 25 M.R.S.A. 2452
PURPOSE: Establishes rules and regulations for circumstances requiring lightning protection measures.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to October 1, 2002
AFFECTED PARTIES: Any and all facilities or occupancies that require measures to be taken for lightning protection.

CHAPTER 19: VAPOR REMOVAL FROM COOKING EQUIPMENT
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 25 M.R.S.A. 2452
PURPOSE: Establishes rules and regulations for circumstances requiring this equipment installation.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to October 1, 2002
AFFECTED PARTIES: Any and all facilities or occupancies that utilize this type of equipment and require the appropriate fire protection measures.

CHAPTER 20: CODE FOR SAFETY AND LIFE FROM FIRE IN BUILDINGS AND STRUCTURES
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 25 M.R.S.A. 2452
PURPOSE: Establishes rules and regulations for the protection of life and property from fire.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to October 1, 2002
AFFECTED PARTIES: Any and all facilities or occupancies that require protective measures to be taken to protect life and property from fire.

CHAPTER 21: TENTS, GRANDSTANDS, AIR SUPPORTED STRUCTURES FOR PLACES OF ASSEMBLY
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 25 M.R.S.A. 2452
PURPOSE: Establishes rules and regulations for the design, construction and fire protection measures for these facilities.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to October 1, 2002
AFFECTED PARTIES: Any and all facilities meeting this occupancy use and the appropriate life safety and fire protection measures.

CHAPTER 22: CHIMNEYS, FIREPLACES, VENTS AND SOLID FUEL BURNING APPLICANCES
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 25 M.R.S.A. 2452, 2465
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to October 1, 2002
AFFECTED PARTIES: Any and all facilities or occupancies that utilize the features of chimneys, fireplaces or vents and the subsequent fire protection measures associated with these features.

CHAPTER 23: PURGED AND PRESSURIZED ENCLOSURES FOR
ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 25 M.R.S.A. 2452
PURPOSE: Establishes rules and regulations for circumstances where this type of facility requires protective measures from fire.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to October 1, 2002
AFFECTED PARTIES: Any and all facilities or occupancies that utilize or meet the requirements of the subject matter contained in this chapter for fire protection measures.

CHAPTER 24: FIRE SAFETY TECHNICIAN TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION PROGRAM
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 22 M.R.S.A. 8304-A
PURPOSE: This rule establishes the criteria that must be met to achieve the certification of Fire Safety Technician. Components include: Life Safety Code training, basic inspection techniques, documentation procedures and an overview of the Department of Human Services rules.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to October 1, 2002
AFFECTED PARTIES: Individuals involved in obtaining Fire Safety Technician Certification.

CHAPTER 25: RULES FOR THE DISPLAY OF FIREWORKS
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 8 M.R.S.A. 236
PURPOSE: Establishes the rules and regulations for the construction, handling, storage, transport and use of fireworks.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to October 1, 2002
AFFECTED PARTIES: Any and all persons who are involved in all aspects of the display of fireworks.

CHAPTER 26: STANDARD FOR THE USE OF PYROTECHNIC BEFORE A PROXIMATE AUDIENCE
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 8 M.R.S.A. 236
PURPOSE: Establishes rules and regulations for the use of pyrotechnic and flame based activities before a proximate audience.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to October 1, 2002
AFFECTED PARTIES: Any and all persons, organizations, companies or activities that utilize the activities associated with flame or pyrotechnics before a proximate audience.

CHAPTER 27: RULES GOVERNING TENTS AND EQUIPMENT OF CIRCUSES AND AMUSEMENTS
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 8 M.R.S.A. 502
PURPOSE: Establishes rules and regulations for the design, operation, maintenance and fire protection measures of such facilities or activities.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to October 1, 2002
AFFECTED PARTIES: Any and all amusement shows and circuses

CHAPTER 28: RULES GOVERNING OPERATIONS OF AMUSEMENT DEVICES AND MIDWAYS
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 8 M.R.S.A. 502
PURPOSE: Establishes rules and regulations for the condition and operation of such facilities and activities for life safety purposes.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to October 1, 2002
AFFECTED PARTIES: Any and all operators of amusement devices and midways

CHAPTER 29: RULES AND REGULATIONS RELATING TO STRUCTURES USED BY THE PUBLIC AS SPECTATORS DURING MOTOR VEHICLE RACING
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 8 M.R.S.A. 502
PURPOSE: Establishes rules and regulations relating to structures used to accommodate and protect spectators during motor vehicle racing. This chapter further assures the safe and proper construction and maintenance of grandstands, bleachers, stadiums, arenas, safety barriers and the surface upon which they are placed.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to October 1, 2002
AFFECTED PARTIES: Any and all facilities or activities that utilize structures for use by spectators at motor vehicle racing.

CHAPTER 30: ADJUDICATORY AND LICENSING PROCEEDINGS
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 5 M.R.S.A. 8051
PURPOSE: Establishes rules and regulations for the administration of the adjudicatory process for licensing procedures.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to October 1, 2002
AFFECTED PARTIES: Any and all persons or parties who are involved in a licensing process within the scope of activities carried out by the Office of State Fire Marshal

CHAPTER 31: RULES FOR THE MANUFACTURE, TRANSPORTATION, STORAGE AND USE OF EXPLOSIVE MATERIALS
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 25 M.R.S.A. 2472
PURPOSE: Establishes rules and regulations for the safeguarding of persons through the manufacture, transportation, storage, sale and use of explosive materials.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to October 1, 2002
AFFECTED PARTIES: Any and all persons, organizations, companies or entities who are involved in the manufacture, transportation, sale, storage or use of explosive material.

CHAPTER 32: STANDARD FOR THE PROTECTION OF STORAGE
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 25 M.R.S.A. 2452, 2465, 2472, 2482; 8 M.R.S.A. 236; 32 M.R.S.A. 1382
PURPOSE: Establishes rules and regulations associated with general storage and the associated fire protection measures.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to October 1, 2002
AFFECTED PARTIES: Any and all facilities and occupancies that utilize storage that meets the requirements of this chapter and the associated fire protection measures.

CHAPTER 33: STANDARD FOR THE STORAGE OF RUBBER TIRES
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 25 M.R.S.A. 2452; 32 M.R.S.A. 1382
PURPOSE: Establishes the rules and regulations associated with the storage of rubber tires and the associated fire protection measures.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to October 1, 2002
AFFECTED PARTIES: Any and all facilities and occupancies that utilize the storage of rubber tires that meets the requirements of this chapter and the associated fire protection measures.

CHAPTER 34: RULES RELATING TO FLAMMABLE AND COMBUSTIBLE LIQUIDS
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 25 M.R.S.A. 2482
PURPOSE: Establishes rules and regulations for the transporting, storage, handling or use of flammable or combustible liquids and the associated fire protection measures.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to October 1, 2002
AFFECTED PARTIES: Any and all persons, firms, corporations, co partnerships, voluntary associations and governmental agencies, except federal; that transport, store, handle or use these materials.

CHAPTER 35: (NEW ADDITION) SAFE BUILDINGS
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 25 M.R.S.A. 2452
PURPOSE: Establishes rules and regulations for identification of buildings constructed utilizing truss construction, by appropriate signage; and identifying and maintaining vacant and/or abandoned buildings for fire fighter safety.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to October 1, 2002
AFFECTED PARTIES: Any and all buildings, facilities or occupancies that meet the criteria established with this chapter

CHAPTER 247: SCHEDULE OF FEES FOR THE PLANS REVIEW AND PERMIT OF FIRE SPRINKLER SYSTEMS
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 25 M.R.S.A. 2450
PURPOSE: This rule establishes a reasonable schedule of fees for the review and permitting process of building plans regarding fire sprinkler systems.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to October 1, 2002
AFFECTED PARTIES: All customers who are required to submit building plans to the Office of State Fire Marshal for the review of fire sprinkler systems.

CHAPTER 249: SCHEDULE OF FEES FOR THE PLANS REVIEW AND PERMIT OF BARRIER FREE CONSTRUCTION
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 25 M.R.S.A. 2450
PURPOSE: This rule establishes a reasonable schedule of fees for the review and permitting process of building plans regarding barrier free construction.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to October 1, 2002
AFFECTED PARTIES: All customers who are required to submit building plans to the Office of State Fire Marshal for the review of barrier free construction.


UMBRELLA UNIT NUMBER: 16-222
AGENCY NAME: Department of Public Safety, Bureau of State Police

CONTACT PERSON: Barry Hathaway 164 State House Station Augusta, ME 04333 624-8784

EMERGENCY RULES ADOPTED SINCE LAST REGULATORY AGENDA: None

EXPECTED 2001 - 2002 RULE-MAKING ACTIVITY:

CHAPTER 14: Rules and Regulations Relating to Games of Chance
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 17 M.R.S.A. 343
PURPOSE: This rule will define what a bet or chance is in a game of chance to ensure bet limits are not exceeded.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Winter of 2001/2002
AFFECTED PARTIES: Approximately 400 licensees
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: not contemplated

CHAPTER 14: Rules and Regulations Relating to Games of Chance
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 17M.R.S.A. 343
PURPOSE: This rule will require prizes for games of chance in the amount of $250. or more to be awarded by the issuance of checks drawn on a checking account, the use of which is reserved exclusively for the deposit and disbursements of proceeds from games of chance.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Spring 2002
AFFECTED PARTIES: Approximately 400 licensees
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: not contemplated

CHAPTER 14: Rules and Regulations Relating to Games of Chance
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 17 M.R.S.A. 343
PURPOSE: This rule would require the rules of play of a game of chance to be posted at that
game of chance.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Fall 2002
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT :not contemplated

CHAPTER 9: Rules and Regulations Relating to Private Investigators
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. 8116
PURPOSE: This rule would prohibit the use of badges or shields for identification of private investigators or investigative assistants eliminating the suggestion or impression of a licensee being a sworn peace officer.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Spring 2002
AFFECTED PARTIES: Approximately 250 licenses
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: not contemplated


UMBRELLA-UNIT NUMBER: 16-226
AGENCY NAME: Department of Public Safety, Bureau of Liquor Enforcement

CONTACT PERSON: Lynn Cayford, Director, 397 Water Street Gardiner, ME 04345. tel: (207) 624-8973

EMERGENCY RULES ADOPTED SINCE THE LAST REGULATORY AGENDA: None

EXPECTED 2001-2002 RULE MAKING ACTIVITY:

CHAPTER 1: Operation and control of all licensed premises.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 28-A M.R.S.A. ss82.
PURPOSE: These rules regulate operation of all licensed premises. They will be amended to clarify vague language under chapter 1.13.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: By August 2002.
AFFECTED PARTIES: All on-premise liquor licensees.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 4: Premises licensed as wholesalers, manufacturers and certificate of approval.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 28-A M.R.S.A. ss82.
PURPOSE: These rules regulate operation of wholesalers, manufacturers and certificate of approval. They will be amended to clarify vague language under chapter 4.1.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: By August 2002.
AFFECTED PARTIES: All wholesalers, manufacturers and certificate of approval holders.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 13: Selection and location of agency stores.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 28-A M.R.S.A. ss82.
PURPOSE: These rules regulate the selection and location of agency liquor stores. They will be amended to clarify language as State liquor stores are closed.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: By March 2002.
AFFECTED PARTIES: All agency store owners and potential applicants.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 14: Merchandising and stock.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 28-A M.R.S.A. ss82.
PURPOSE: These rules regulate the merchandising and stock of agency liquor stores. They will be amended to clarify language as State liquor stores are closed.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: By March 2002.
AFFECTED PARTIES: All agency store owners and potential applicants.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.


UMBRELLA - UNIT NUMBER: 16-388
AGENCY NAME: Department of Public Safety, Maine Drug Enforcement Agency

CONTACT PERSON: Roy E. McKinney, Director, 104 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333-0104, Tel. (207) 287-3877

EMERGENCY RULES ADOPTED SINCE THE LAST REGULATORY AGENDA: None

EXPECTED 2001 - 2002 RULE-MAKING ACTIVITY:

CHAPTER 419, Public Law 2001
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. 13786-A
PURPOSE: Rules that establish security requirements for all written prescriptions for schedule II drugs issued by health care providers.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Summer 2002
AFFECTED PARTIES: All health care providers licensed to prescribe any schedule II drug and pharmacists.
CONSNSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Board of Osteopathic Licensure, the Board of Licensure in Medicine and the Board of Pharmacy to be consulted during the rule development phase.


UMBRELLA-UNIT NUMBER: 16-574
AGENCY NAME: Department of Public Safety, Emergency Services Communication Bureau, 15 Oak Grove Road, Vassalboro, ME 04989-3201

CONTACT PERSON: Albert E. Gervenack, Director, ESCB, 877-8052

EMERGENCY RULES ADOPTED SINCE LAST REGULATORY AGENDA: None

EXPECTED 2001-2002 RULE-MAKING ACTIVITY:

CHAPTER 1: Standards for Establishing a Statewide Enhanced 9-1-1 System
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 25 M.R.S.A. 2926
PURPOSE: These rules regulate the establishment of statewide Enhanced 9-1-1 service. They will be amended to add or modify standards, procedures, and requirements for system audits, system network design, Public Safety Answering Points, data exchange, address and routing databases, and coordination between telephone utilities and municipalities.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: No later than July 1, 2002.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Enhanced 9-1-1 system provider, local telephone service providers, wireless telephone providers, Public Safety Answering Points, emergency dispatch agencies, municipalities, plantations, counties, owners of private branch exchanges (PBX) and other privately owned telephone systems, owners of coin-operated telephones, and the Emergency Services Communication Bureau.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: In addition to at least three public hearings, the Emergency Services Communication Bureau will solicit input from the Enhanced 9-1-1 Council, which includes representatives from large and small telephone companies, wireless telephone providers, the hearing impaired community, public safety dispatchers, and the Public Utilities Commission, and directly from other represented groups on the council such as the Maine Police Chiefs Association, Maine Fire Chiefs Association, Maine Sheriffs Association. Input will also be sought from the Maine Municipal Association, Maine County Commissioners Association, and other affected parties.



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