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Department of Environmental Protection

2002-2003 Regulatory Agenda


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AGENCY UMBRELLA-UNIT NUMBER: 06-096

AGENCY NAME: Department of Environmental Protection

AGENCY RULE-MAKING CONTACT: Jim Dusch, Office of the Commissioner, 17 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333. Tel: 207.287.8662

EMERGENCY RULES ADOPTED SINCE THE LAST REGULATORY AGENDA: None.

EXPECTED 2002-2003 RULEMAKING ACTIVITY:


CONTACT PERSON FOR THE FOLLOWING CHAPTER: Brooke Barnes, Office of the Commissioner, 17 State House Station Augusta, Maine 04333. Tel: 207.287.7887

CHAPTER 2: Rules Governing the Processing of Applications
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 38 M.R.S.A. 341-D and 343-B
PURPOSE: This existing rule will be proposed for amendment to update prescribed application filing procedures to better implement a fair and efficient process for regulated parties.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Winter 2001-2002.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Any person submitting a license application.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not applicable.


CONTACT PERSON FOR FOLLOWING CHAPTERS: Jeffrey Crawford, Bureau of Air Quality, 17 State House Station Augusta, ME 04333-0017. Tel: 207.287.7647

CHAPTER 100: Definitions Regulation
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 38 M.R.S.A. 585-A
PURPOSE: This existing rule is proposed for amendment on an ongoing basis to reflect recent federal and state legislative and regulatory changes affecting definitions.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Ongoing.
AFFECTED PARTIES: These administrative changes will not have a direct impact on the regulated community or the environment.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not applicable.

CHAPTER 148: Emissions From Stationary Internal Combustion Engines
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 38 M.R.S.A. 585-A
PURPOSE: This new rule will be proposed to limit emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) and fuel sulfur content for stationary internal combustion engines of 0.5 MM Btu heat input or greater.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: March 2003.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Owners and operators stationary internal combustion engines.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 151: Architectural and Industrial Maintenance Coatings
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 38 M.R.S.A. 585-A
PURPOSE: This new rule will be proposed to establish volatile organic compound emission limits on paints, enamels, varnishes, lacquers and specialty type coatings.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: May 2003.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Manufacturers of architectural coatings.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 152: Consumer Products
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 38 M.R.S.A. 585-A
PURPOSE: This new rule will be proposed to establish volatile organic compound emission limits on consumer products such as air fresheners, hair sprays, insecticides, antiperspirants, cleaning compounds, automotive specialty products cosmetics, lawn and garden products and adhesives.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: December 2002.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Manufacturers of consumer products.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 153: Mobile Equipment Refinishing
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 38 M.R.S.A. 585-A
PURPOSE: This new rule will be proposed to require the use of high efficiency application equipment and enclosed spray gun cleaning for the mobile equipment refinishing industry.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: December 2002.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Manufacturers of consumer products.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 155: Portable Fuel Containers
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 38 M.R.S.A. 585-A
PURPOSE: This new rule will be proposed to establish permeability limits for portable fuel containers and require these containers to be fitted with spill-proof dispensers.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: December 2002.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Manufacturers of portable fuel containers.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.


CONTACT PERSON FOR FOLLOWING CHAPTERS: Carolyn Wheeler, Bureau of Air Quality, 17 State House Station Augusta, ME 04333-0017. Tel: 207.287.8159

CHAPTER 101: Visible Emissions Regulation
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 38 M.R.S.A. 585-A
PURPOSE: This existing rule will be proposed for amendment to include the latest federal testing methodology.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: August 2002.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Industrial and commercial sources of visible air emissions while benefiting the general public.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not applicable.

CHAPTER 118: Gasoline Dispensing Facilities Vapor Control
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 38 M.R.S.A. 585 and 585-A
PURPOSE: This existing rule will be proposed for amendment to reflect changes to Stage I and Stage II system certification standards.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: February 2003.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Owners and operators of gasoline dispensing facilities.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not applicable.

CHAPTER 117: Source Surveillance
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 38 M.R.S.A. 585-A and 590
PURPOSE: This existing rule will be proposed for amendment to provide for the use of alternative predictive emission monitoring systems (PEMS) in lieu of continuous emission monitoring systems (CEMS) and clarify its applicability and performance specification testing requirements.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: January 2003
AFFECTED PARTIES: Major industrial and commercial sources of air emissions.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not applicable.


CONTACT PERSON FOR FOLLOWING CHAPTERS: Deborah Avalone-King, Bureau of Air Quality, 17 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0017. Tel: 207.287.7028

CHAPTER 143: Standards of Performance for New Sources of Emissions of Air Pollutants
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 38 M.R.S.A. 585 and 585-A
PURPOSE: This existing rule will be proposed for amendment to incorporate the latest federal new source performance standards (NSPS) for the control of air pollutant emissions.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: December 2002.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Owners and operators of stationary sources of air pollutants.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not applicable.

CHAPTER 144: Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Stationary Sources
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 38 M.R.S.A. 585 and 585-A
PURPOSE: This existing rule will be proposed for amendment to incorporate the latest federal new source performance standards for hazardous air pollutants for stationary sources (NESHAPS).
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: December 2002.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Owners and operators of stationary sources of air pollutants.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not applicable.


CONTACT PERSON FOR FOLLOWING CHAPTER: Lynne Cayting, Bureau of Air Quality, 17 State House Station Augusta, ME 04333-0017. Tel: 207.287.7599

CHAPTER 136: Transportation Conformity
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 38 M.R.S.A. 585-A
PURPOSE: The Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 require all transportation plans and programs to demonstrate conformity with the State Implementation Plan (SIP). Conformity to the SIP means that activities will not cause or contribute to any new violations of a national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS), increase the frequency or severity of existing violations, or delay the timely attainment of any standard. This rule will establish guidelines and standards for making conformity determinations.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: April 2003.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Maine Department of Transportation, metropolitan planning organizations and municipalities.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not applicable.


CONTACT PERSON FOR FOLLOWING CHAPTER: Don Anderson, Bureau of Air Quality, 17 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0017. Tel: 207.287.7027

CHAPTER 130: Solvent Degreasers
STATUTORY AUTHORITY : 38 M.R.S.A. 585-APURPOSE: This existing rule will be proposed for amendment to clarify regulatory requirements and incorporate federal maximum available control technology (MACT) requirements for controlling halogenated Hazardous Air Pollutant emissions from six named VOC containing solvents found on the list of approximately 189 hazardous air pollutants. The amendments will also uniformly extend control requirements to all users of degreasers, incorporate low vapor pressure solvent requirements and establish work practice standards.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: November 2002.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Owners and operators of solvent degreasers.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not applicable.


CONTACT PERSON FOR FOLLOWING CHAPTERS: Andrea Lani, Bureau of Air Quality, 17 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0017. Tel: 207.287.7027

CHAPTER 102: Open Burning
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 38 M.R.S.A. 585-A
PURPOSE: This existing rule will be proposed for amendment to incorporate legislative changes enacted by the 118th Legislature prohibiting outdoor burning of trash.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: October 2002.
AFFECTED PARTIES: General public.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not applicable.

CHAPTER 125: Perchloroethylene Dry Cleaner Regulation
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 38 M.R.S.A. 585 and 585-A
PURPOSE: This existing rule will be proposed for amendment to clarify equipment applicability thresholds and definitions.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: October 2002.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Owners and operators of dry cleaning equipment.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not applicable.

CHAPTER 137: Emission Statements Regulation
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 38 M.R.S.A. 585 and 585-A
PURPOSE: This existing rule will be proposed for amendment to make state reporting years compatible with federal requirements, make the list of chemical thresholds compatible with EPA's Toxic Release Inventory and to include provisions for greenhouse gas reporting.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: December 2002.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Owners and operators of licensed facilities.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not applicable.


CONTACT PERSON FOR FOLLOWING CHAPTER: Mike Mullen, Bureau of Land and Water Quality, 17 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0017. Tel: 207.287.4728

CHAPTER 305: Permit By Rule Standards
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 38 M.R.S.A. 341-D
PURPOSE: This existing rule will be proposed for amendment to address changes related to coastal sand dune systems and other areas as needed.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Summer 2003.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Regulated community.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not applicable.


CONTACT PERSON FOR FOLLOWING CHAPTER: Judy Gates, Bureau of Land and Water Quality, 17 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0017. Tel: 207.287.7691

CHAPTER 315: Assessing and Mitigating Impacts to Existing Scenic and Aesthetic Uses
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 38 M.R.S.A. 480-A.
PURPOSE: This new rule will be proposed to establish the process for evaluating impacts to existing scenic and aesthetic uses resulting from activities in, on, over, or adjacent to protected natural resources subject to the Natural Resources Protection Act, pursuant to 38 M.S.R.A. 480-D(1).
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Fall 2002.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Persons performing activities requiring approval through a full permit process under the Natural Resources Protection Act.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.


CONTACT PERSON FOR THE FOLLOWING CHAPTER: William Butler, Bureau of Remediation and Waste Management, 17 SHS, Augusta ME 04333. Tel: 207.287.7702

CHAPTER 411: Non-hazardous Waste Transporter Licenses
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 38 M.R.S.A. 1304(1-A)
PURPOSE: This existing rule will be amended to clarify the requirements and procedure for obtaining a license to transport solid waste, to streamline reporting requirements, and to incorporate changes in law and practice since the rule was adopted in 1991.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Summer 2003.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Persons in the business of collecting and hauling household garbage and other types of solid waste
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not applicable.


CONTACT PERSON FOR THE FOLLOWING CHAPTER: Paula Clark, Bureau of Remediation and Waste Management, 17 SHS, Augusta ME 04333. Tel: 207.287.7718

CHAPTER 418: Beneficial Reuse of Solid Waste
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 38 M.R.S.A. 1304(1) and 1304(13)
PURPOSE: This existing rule will be amended to incorporate changes based on our experience administering the rule since it was last revised in 1999.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Spring 2003.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Generators of solid waste; persons in the business of reusing solid waste.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not applicable.


CONTACT PERSON FOR THE FOLLOWING CHAPTER: Ed Antz, Bureau of Remediation and Waste Management, 17 SHS, Augusta ME 04333. Tel: 207.287.7829

CHAPTER 425: Asbestos Management Regulations
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 38 M.R.S.A. 1295
PURPOSE: This existing rule will be amended to incorporate changes in asbestos abatement practice since the rule was adopted in 1994.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Spring 2003.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Persons engaged in asbestos abatement work, and owners and residents of buildings with asbestos-containing material.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not applicable.


CONTACT PERSON FOR THE FOLLOWING CHAPTER: Ted Wolfe, Bureau of Remediation and Waste Management, 17 SHS, Augusta ME 04333. Tel: 207.287.8552

CHAPTER 440: Remediation of Municipal Solid Waste Landfills
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 38 M.R.S.A. 341-D(1-B) and 1310-F
PURPOSE: This new rule will specify the circumstances under which the state will share remediation costs at municipal solid waste landfills.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Summer 2003
AFFECTED PARTIES: Municipalities
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.


CONTACT PERSON FOR FOLLOWING CHAPTERS: Don Witherill, Bureau of Land and Water Quality, 17 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0017. Tel: 207.287.7725

CHAPTER 500: Stormwater Management
CHAPTER 502: Direct Watersheds of Waterbodies Most at Risk from New Development
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 38 M.R.S.A. 341-D and 420-D
PURPOSE: This existing rule will be proposed for amendment to address changes needed due to delegation of the federal NPDES program to Maine; to update the lists of "watersheds or waterbodies most at risk" and "sensitive or threatened regions or watersheds", including rivers, streams and brooks; and to update other stormwater provisions as necessary.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Fall 2002/Winter 2003.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Land developers and businesses.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not applicable.


CONTACT PERSON FOR FOLLOWING CHAPTERS: Dennis Merrill, Bureau of Land and Water Quality, 17 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0017. Tel: 207.287.7788

CHAPTER 519: Interim Effluent Limitations and Controls for the Discharge of Mercury
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 38 M.R.S.A. 341-D, 413, and 420.
PURPOSE: This existing rule will be proposed for amendment to implement statutory changes enacted in 2001.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Winter 2002
AFFECTED PARTIES: Dischargers of mercury to surface waters of the state.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not applicable.

CHAPTERS 520 - 529: MPDES Wastewater Discharge Program
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 38 M.R.S.A. 341-D
PURPOSE: This existing rule will be proposed for amendment to respond to USEPA comments and/or changes in related Federal regulations.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Winter 2002.
PARTIES AFFECTED: Persons having or applying for waste discharge licenses.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not applicable.

CHAPTER 530.5: Surface Waters Toxics Control Program
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 38 M.R.S.A. 341-D(1-B), and 465
PURPOSE: This existing rule will be proposed for amendment to revise applicability, testing requirements, consideration of background concentrations, and other changes as may be needed. USEPA's water quality criteria for toxic substances will be moved to a new rule Chapter 584.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Fall 2002
AFFECTED PARTIES: Dischargers of toxic materials to waters of the state.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not applicable.

CHAPTER 584: Surface Water Quality Criteria for Toxic Pollutants
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 38 M.R.S.A. 341-D(1-B), 420, and 465.
PURPOSE: This new rule will be proposed to include USEPA's water quality criteria for toxic substances, and procedures for development of statewide and site specific criteria. ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Fall 2002.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Dischargers of toxic materials to waters of the state.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.


CONTACT PERSON FOR THE FOLLOWING CHAPTER: Dick Darling, Bureau of Land and Water Quality, 17 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0017. Tel: 207.287.7806.

CHAPTER 531: Regulations for Wastewater Operator Certification Program
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. 4171 to 4182.
PURPOSE: This existing rule will be proposed for amendment to add a new classification of operators of wastewater treatment systems using spray irrigation as the means of treatment and to correct minor mistakes in the rule.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Spring 2003.
AFFECTED PARTIES: All certified wastewater treatment plant operators.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not applicable.


CONTACT PERSON FOR THE FOLLOWING CHAPTER: Tammy Gould, Bureau of Land and Water Quality, 17 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0017. Tel: 207.287.7814

CHAPTER 543: Rules to Control Subsurface Discharge of Pollutants by Well Injection
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 38 M.R.S.A. 341-D, 413 and 420
PURPOSE: This existing rule will be proposed for amendment to prohibit certain types of Class V injection wells known to cause groundwater pollution and incorporate into state law other data gathering requirements and definitions required by new Class V federal regulations.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Spring 2003
AFFECTED PARTIES: This will primarily affect owners/operators of motor vehicle waste disposal wells (garages, engine repair shops, autobody shops).
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not applicable.


CONTACT PERSON FOR FOLLOWING CHAPTERS: David Courtemanch, Bureau of Land and Water Quality, 17 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0017. Tel: 207.287.7789

CHAPTER 579: Classification Attainment Evaluation Using Biological Criteria for Rivers and Streams
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 38 M.R.S.A. 341-D and 465
PURPOSE: This new rule will be proposed to implement narrative standards described in 38 M.R.S.A. 465.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Fall 2002.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensed dischargers to waters of the State.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 587: Water Use Standards
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 38 M.R.S.A. 341-D, 465, and 480-C.
PURPOSE: This new rule will be proposed to implement the requirement of 38 M.R.S.A. 470-E that the BEP adopt rules that establish water use standards for maintaining in-stream flows and GPA lake or pond water levels that are protective of aquatic life and other uses and that establish criteria for designating watersheds most at risk from cumulative water use.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: To be provisionally adopted by the BEP by January 1, 2005 and submitted for consideration to the First Regular Session of the 122nd Legislature
AFFECTED PARTIES: Growers, golf-course operators, snow-makers, other large consumptive water users
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.


CONTACT PERSON FOR FOLLOWING CHAPTER: Steve McLaughlin, Bureau of Land and Water Quality, 17 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0017. Tel: 207.287.7764

CHAPTER 595: State Revolving Loan Fund
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 38 M.R.S.A. 411 and 30-A M.R.S.A. 6006-A
PURPOSE: This existing rule is proposed for amendment to reflect federal and state legislative and regulatory changes
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Fall 2003.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Municipalities, quasi-municipal corporations, Maine Municipal Bond Bank and the DEP.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not applicable.


CONTACT PERSON FOR THE FOLLOWING CHAPTERS: John James, Bureau of Remediation and Waste Management, 17 SHS, Augusta ME 04333. Tel: 207.287.7866

CHAPTER 685: Reimbursement of Oil Import Fees
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 38 M.R.S.A. 341-D(1-B).
PURPOSE: This new rule will be proposed to clarify the circumstances under which fees on imported oil under 38 M.R.S.A. 569-A may be reimbursed, and specify the procedure for seeking reimbursement.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Summer 2003.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Owners and operators of marine oil terminals.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 695: Rules for Underground Hazardous Substance Storage Facilities
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 38 M.R.S.A. 1364(2).
PURPOSE: This existing rule will be proposed for amendment to reflect a statutory change eliminating the need for certified underground hazardous substance storage tank installers.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Summer 2003.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Owners and operators of underground hazardous substance storage tanks, and persons who install and remove such tanks.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not applicable.

CHAPTER 800: Identification of Hazardous Matter
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 38 M.R.S.A. 1319(1).
PURPOSE: This existing rule will be proposed for amendment to update the list of substances constituting hazardous matter, and incorporate statutory changes since original adoption 1981.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Fall 2003.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Persons having care, custody, possession or control of hazardous matter.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not applicable.

CHAPTER 801: Discharge of Hazardous Matter: Removal and Written Reporting Procedures
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 38 M.R.S.A. 1319(2).
PURPOSE: This existing rule will be proposed for amendment to update reporting and removal requirements now contained in chapter 800.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Fall 2003.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Persons having care, custody, possession or control of hazardous matter.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not applicable.

CHAPTER 870: Labeling of Mercury Added Products
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 38 M.R.S.A. 1662.
PURPOSE: This existing rule will be proposed for amendment to make it consistent with recent statutory changes.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Summer 2002.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Manufacturers of mercury-added products.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not applicable.

CONTACT PERSON FOR THE FOLLOWING CHAPTER: George Seel, Bureau of Remediation and Waste Management, 17 SHS, Augusta ME 04333. Tel: 207.287.7166

CHAPTER 691: Rules for Underground Oil Storage Facilities
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 38 M.R.S.A. 561 et seq.
PURPOSE: This existing rule will be proposed for amendment to reflect changes in law and practice since the rule was last amended in 1996.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Spring 2003.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Owners and operators of underground hazardous substance storage tanks, and persons who install and remove such tanks.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not applicable.

CONTACT PERSON FOR THE FOLLOWING CHAPTERS: Stacy Ladner, Bureau of Remediation and Waste Management, 17 SHS, Augusta ME 04333. Tel: 207.287.7853

CHAPTERS 850 - 857: Hazardous Waste Management
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 38 M.R.S.A. 1319-O(1).
PURPOSE: These existing rules will be proposed for amendment to update the list of items regulated as universal hazardous waste and incorporate changes in federal law.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Rulemaking for universal waste revisions began Summer 2002. Rulemaking to incorporate changes in corresponding federal law will begin Spring 2003 .
AFFECTED PARTIES: Persons who generate or handle hazardous waste; homeowners are exempt.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not applicable.


CONTACT PERSON FOR THE FOLLOWING CHAPTER: Scott Austin, Bureau of Remediation and Waste Management, 17 SHS, Augusta ME 04333. Tel: 207.287.7854

CHAPTER 900: Biomedical Waste Management
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 38 M.R.S.A. 1319-O(3).
PURPOSE: This existing rule will be proposed for amendment to raise the application and registration fees, to establish a mail-in sharps program, and to make other changes related to use of non-incineration waste treatment technologies.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Summer 2003.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Generators of biomedical waste.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not applicable.


CONTACT PERSON FOR FOLLOWING CHAPTERS: Richard Baker, Bureau of Land and Water Quality, 17 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0017. Tel: 207.287.7730

CHAPTER 1000: State of Maine Guidelines for Municipal Shoreland Zoning Ordinances
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 38 MRSA 341-D and 438(A)(1)
PURPOSE: This existing rule will be proposed for amendment to establish standards for public trails.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Fall 2002.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Shoreland property owners, municipal officials, general public.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not applicable.

CHAPTER XXXX: State-imposed Shoreland Zoning Ordinance for Specified Towns (and Amendments to those Ordinances)
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 38 M.R.S.A. 438-A.
PURPOSE: This existing rule will be proposed for amendment to provide or modify shoreland zoning ordinances for those municipalities that fail to adopt suitable ordinances as required by 38 M.R.S.A. 438-A(2).
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: As needed basis.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Shoreland property owners and municipal officials.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not applicable.

CHAPTER XXXX: Repeal of State-imposed Shoreland Zoning Ordinance for Specified Towns
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 38 M.R.S.A. 438-A(4).
PURPOSE: This existing rule will be proposed for amendment to repeal state-imposed shoreland zoning ordinance that are no longer necessary.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: As necessary. None scheduled at this time.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Shoreland property owners, municipal officials.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not applicable.


AGENCY UMBRELLA-UNIT NUMBER: 06-481

AGENCY NAME: Board of Underground Storage Tank Installers

CONTACT PERSON: James Hynson, Executive Director, c/o Maine Department of Environmental Protection, 17 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0017. Tel: (207) 287-7889

EMERGENCY RULES ADOPTED SINCE THE LAST REGULATORY AGENDA: None

EXPECTED 2001-2002 RULE-MAKING ACTIVITY: Nothing reported.


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