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Department of Transportation
2002-2003 Regulatory Agenda

AGENCY UMBRELLA - UNIT NUMBER. 17-229
AGENCY NAME. Maine Department of Transportation

CONTACT PERSON: Bruce A. Van Note, 16 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0016 Tel.: 624-3020

EMERGENCY RULES ADOPTED SINCE THE LAST REGULATORY AGENDA: None

EXPECTED 2002-2003 RULE-MAKING ACTIVITY:

CHAPTER NUMBER: To be determined.
TITLE: Rules Applicable to 4-Axle Trucks Hauling Special Commodities (proposed).
STATUTORY BASIS: P.L. 2001, Chapter 687, § 17 and § 20.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: Fall-Winter 2002.
LISTING OF AFFECTED PARTIES: Owners and operators of 4-axle trucks hauling forest products, aggregates, hot bituminous pavement and cement, State Police, Secretary of State.
INFORMATION ON ANY PLANNED USE OF CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Statute requires formation of a joint industry/government -advisory committee. Various meetings and data gathering activities ongoing.

CHAPTER 299 - Parts A & B.
TITLE: Highway Driveway & Entrance Rules. (Minor revisions only)
STATUTORY BASIS: 23 M.R.S.A. § 704.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: Late 2002, early 2003.
LISTING OF AFFECTED PARTIES: Persons desiring public or private driveways or entrances on state or state aid highways outside of urban compact areas, or those changing the use of said driveways or entrances.
INFORMATION ON ANY PLANNED USE OF CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: As with the promulgation of the original rule, those revisions will include communication and comment with interested parties such as realtors and developers.


UNIT NUMBER 243
Office of Passenger Transportation

EMERGENCY RULES ADOPTED SINCE THE LAST REGULATORY AGENDA: None

EXPECTED 2002-2003 RULE-MAKING ACTIVITIES:

CONTACT PERSON FOR FOLLOWING CHAPTER: Barbara Donovan, Office of Passenger Transportation, 16 State House Station, Augusta ME 04333. Tel.: 624-3245

CHAPTER NUMBER: [to be assigned]
TITLE: Transit Bonus Payment Program Rules
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 23 M.R.S.A. § 4206 (5),23 M.R.S.A. § 1807
PURPOSE: To support towns in providing public transportation in order to avoid highway construction costs, reduce highway congestion, and increase safety. This rule provides bonus payments to municipalities in the Urban Rural Initiative Program for the purposes stated within that Program in recognition of increased municipal support for mass transit of at least 3 day/week service, seasonal or year round. These payments cannot exceed 1% of the Highway budget.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Spring 2003
AFFECTED PARTIES: All municipalities and other public entities eligible to receive funds under the Urban-Rural Initiative Program.
INFORMATION ON ANY PLANNED USE OF CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: None planned.


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