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02-386
Department of Professional and Financial Regulation
Board of Elevator and Tramway Safety

2003-2004 Regulatory Agenda

AGENCY UMBRELLA-UNIT NUMBER: 02-386
AGENCY NAME: Department of Professional and Financial Regulation, Office of Licensing and Registration, Board of Elevator and Tramway Safety

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

EMERGENCY RULES ADOPTED SINCE THE LAST REGULATORY AGENDA: None

EXPECTED 2003-2004 RULE-MAKING ACTIVITY:

CHAPTER 1: Definitions
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. §15202 and §15206
PURPOSE: The Board may review and revise its rules to ensure clarity and conformity with the enabling statute by clarifying terms that are used in the rules adopted by the Board and terms used in Title 32, Chapter 133, but not defined by statute.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to July, 2004.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees, elevator and tramway owners, and the general public.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated.

CHAPTER 3: Variances
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. §15204 and §15206
PURPOSE: The Board may review and revise its rules to ensure clarity and conformity with the enabling statute by clarifying the procedures for the filing of a petition for a variance.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to July, 2004.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees, elevator and tramway owners, and the general public.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated.

CHAPTER 11: National Codes Applicable to Elevators and Tramways
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. §15206
PURPOSE: The Board may review and revise its rules to ensure clarity and conformity with the enabling statute by adopting national codes and standards that apply to elevators and tramways installed in the State of Maine.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to July, 2004.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees, elevator and tramway owners and the general public.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated.

CHAPTER 13: Elevators
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. §15206, §15221, §15224, §15227, §15228 and §15229
PURPOSE: The Board may review and revise its rules to ensure clarity and conformity with the enabling statute by clarifying the specific requirements for elevators.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to July, 2004.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees, elevator owners and the general public.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated.

CHAPTER 15: Tramways
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. §15206, §15221, §15224 and §15229
PURPOSE: The Board may review and revise its rules to ensure clarity and conformity with the enabling statute by clarifying the specific requirements for tramways.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to July, 2004.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Tramway Owners and the general public.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated.

CHAPTER 21: Elevator Owners' Duties and Responsibilities
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. §15206, §15211, §15212, §15221 and §15229
PURPOSE: The Board may review and revise its rules to ensure clarity and conformity with the enabling statute by clarifying general duties and responsibilities of owners of elevators.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to July, 2004.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Elevator Owners and the general public.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated.

CHAPTER 23: Tramways Owners' Duties and Responsibilities
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. §15206, §15211, §15212, §15221 and §15229
PURPOSE: The Board may review and revise its rules to ensure clarity and conformity with the enabling statute by clarifying general duties and responsibilities of owners of tramways.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to July, 2004.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Tramway Owners and the general public.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated.

CHAPTER 31: Licensed Private Elevator Inspectors
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. §15206, §15208, §15216-C, §15221 and §15226
PURPOSE: The Board may review and revise its rules to ensure clarity and conformity with the enabling statute by clarifying the requirements for initial and annual licensure of private elevator inspectors.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to July, 2004.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the general public.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated.

CHAPTER 33: Licensed Private Tramway Inspectors
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. §15206, §15209, §15216-C, §15221 and §15226
PURPOSE: The Board may review and revise its rules to ensure clarity and conformity with the enabling statute by clarifying the requirements for initial and renewal licensure of private tramway inspectors.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to July, 2004.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the general public.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated.

CHAPTER 35: Licensed Wire Rope Inspectors
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. §15206, §15209-A, §15216-C, §15221 and §15226
PURPOSE: The Board may review and revise its rules to ensure clarity and conformity with the enabling statute by clarifying the requirements for initial and renewal licensure of private wire rope inspectors.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to July, 2004.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the general public.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated.

CHAPTER 37: Licensed Elevator Mechanics
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. §15206, §15213-15216 and §15216-C
PURPOSE: The Board may review and revise its rules to ensure clarity and conformity with the enabling statute by clarifying the requirements for initial and renewal licensure of elevator mechanics.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to July, 2004.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the general public.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated.

CHAPTER 39: Licensed Lift Mechanics
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. §15206, §15213-15216 and §15216-C
PURPOSE: The Board may review and revise its rules to ensure clarity and conformity with the enabling statute by clarifying the requirements for initial and renewal licensure of lift mechanics.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to July, 2004.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the general public.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated.

CHAPTER 41: Elevator Contractors
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. §15206 and §15208-A
PURPOSE: The Board may review and revise its rules to ensure clarity and conformity with the enabling statute by clarifying the requirements for initial and renewal registration of elevator contractors.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to July, 2004.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the general public.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated.


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