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02-381
Oil and Solid Fuel Board
2002-2003 Regulatory Agenda

AGENCY UMBRELLA-UNIT NUMBER: 02-381
AGENCY NAME: Department of Professional and Financial Regulation, Office of Licensing and Registration, Oil and Solid Fuel Board

CONTACT PERSON: Cheryl Hersom, Board Administrator, Office of Licensing and Registration, 35 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0035. Tel. 207-624-8605

EMERGENCY RULES ADOPTED SINCE THE LAST REGULATORY AGENDA: None

EXPECTED 2002-2003 RULE-MAKING ACTIVITY:

CHAPTER 1: Definitions
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. §2311, §2353 and §2402
PURPOSE: The Board intends to review and revise its rules to ensure clarity and conformity with the enabling statute by clarifying wording of the law and rules.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to July, 2003.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the general public.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 3: Categories and Responsibilities for Licensure
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. §2311, §2353, §2402 and §2404
PURPOSE: The Board intends to review and revise its rules to ensure clarity and conformity with the enabling statute by clarifying the requirements for licensure for Apprentices, Journeymen and Masters. In accordance with 32 MRSA § 2401, as enacted by P.L. 2001, c. 633, the rule will also be amended to create a limited license category for manufactured housing mechanics, as defined and licensed in Title 10, chapter 951, for the limited purpose of allowing the mechanic to install outside residential heating oil tanks at manufactured housing defined by Title 10, section 9002, subsection 7, paragraph A.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to July, 2003.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the general public.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 4: Qualifications for Licensure
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. §2353, §2402 and §2403
PURPOSE: The Board intends to review and revise its rules to ensure clarity and conformity with the enabling statute by setting forth the type of examinations administered and other specific information pertaining to the examinations.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to July, 2003.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the general public.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 5: Use of Other License Authorities
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. §2353 and §2402
PURPOSE: The Board intends to review and revise its rules to ensure clarity and conformity with the enabling statute by clarifying the requirements for licensed master and journeyman technicians to gain licensed experience as an apprentice to qualify for an additional license authority.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to July, 2003.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the general public.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 7: Adoption of Standards and Rules
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. §2313, §2353 and §2402
PURPOSE: The Board intends to review and revise its rules to ensure clarity and conformity with the enabling statute by setting forth the standards for installation of any oil and solid fuel burning equipment, chimneys, fireplaces and vents.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to July, 2003.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the general public.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 8: Modification of Standards
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. §2313, §2353 and §2402
PURPOSE: The Board intends to review and revise its rules to ensure clarity and conformity with the enabling statute by authorizing modifications to installation standards under unusual circumstances.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to July, 2003.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the general public.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 9: Installation of Oil Burning Equipment
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. §2313, §2353 and §2402
PURPOSE: The Board intends to review and revise its rules to ensure clarity and conformity with the enabling statute by clarifying the guidelines for the installation of oil burning equipment with necessary safety controls, devices and standards for the reduction of fire hazards associated with oil fired equipment used in residential, commercial, and industrial applications.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to July, 2003.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the general public.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 10: Installation of Solid Fuel Burning Equipment
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. §2313, §2353 and §2402
PURPOSE: The Board intends to review and revise its rules to ensure clarity and conformity with the enabling statute by clarifying the proper installation of solid fuel burning equipment in residential, commercial, and industrial installations.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to July, 2003.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the general public.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 11: Chimneys
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. §2313, §2313-A, §2353 and §2402
PURPOSE: The Board intends to review and revise its rules to ensure clarity and conformity with the enabling statute by clarifying the construction and installation requirements of chimneys, fireplaces, and venting systems for residential, commercial, and industrial appliances.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to July, 2003.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the general public.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 13: Installation of Waste Oil Appliances and Waste Oil Supply Tanks
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. §2313, §2353 and §2402
PURPOSE: The Board intends to review and revise its rules to ensure clarity and conformity with the enabling statute by clarifying the requirements for the use of waste oil burning equipment.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to July, 2003.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the general public.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.


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