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Department of Economic and Community Development
2002-2003 Regulatory Agenda


19-100 - Office of Administration and Policy
19-498 - Office of Community Development


CONTACT PERSON: Peggy Schaffer, Policy and Planning Specialist, 59 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333. Telephone: 624-9801

EMERGENCY RULES ADOPTED SINCE THE LAST REGULATORY AGENDA: None

EXPECTED RULE-MAKING ACTIVITY:


UMBRELLA-UNIT NUMBER: 19-100
AGENCY NAME: Office of Administration and Policy

CHAPTER 1: Tax Increment Financing Rules
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 30-A MRSA §5253E
PURPOSE: Amend the rules to align with current statue and other technical adjustments.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Spring/summer of 2003.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Municipalities, businesses, communities

CHAPTER 400: Employment Tax Increment Financing
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 36 MRSA §6759
PURPOSE: Amend the rule to align with current statue and other technical adjustments
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: January of 2003
AFFECTED PARTIES: Companies using or eligible for ETIF, State Agencies, Economic Development Consultants.


UMBRELLA-UNIT NUMBER: 19-498
AGENCY NAME: Office of Community Development

CHAPTER 31: Program Statement for Administering the 2003 Community Development Block Grant Program
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 5 M.R.S.A. §13058, subsection 3
PURPOSE: The rule outlines the procedures by which DECD will administer the Community Development Block Grant Program and allows DECD to administer the federal grant funds in a timely and efficient manner.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Notice of proposed rule in August 2003, public hearings in August of 2003 and adoption in September 2003.
AFFECTED PARTIES: The beneficiaries are Maine's cities and towns (excluding Auburn, Bangor, Lewiston and Portland) and primarily persons of low and moderate income.

CHAPTER ??: Municipal Investment Trust Fund
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 30-A MSRA Chapter 125
PURPOSE: Develop rules for grant/loan applications for municipalities
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: January of 2003
AFFECTED PARTIES: Municipalities

CHAPTER 10: Community Industrial Building Program
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 5 MRSA §13082
PURPOSE: Repeal of the rule; the program is being transferred to the Maine Rural Development Authority.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: April of 2003
AFFECTED PARTIES: Municipalities, economic development organizations.


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