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Department of Environmental Protection

2003-2004 Regulatory Agenda


096: The Department


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 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 MRSA § 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 115: Major and Minor Source Air Emission License Regulations
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 38 MRSA § 585-A
PURPOSE: This existing rule will be proposed for amendment to clarify and simplify application requirements and incorporate administrative changes.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: March 2004.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Owners and operators of licensed air emission sources
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not applicable.

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Amendment dealing with Ch. 124 and 127 filed December 29, 2003

CHAPTER 124: Total Reduced Sulfur Control From Kraft Pulp Mills
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 38 M.R.S.A. 585, 585-A, 585-B
PURPOSE: The Department is proposing to amend Chapter 124 to align the brownstock washer control compliance date with the 2007 federal pulp and paper MACT (Cluster Rule) deadline.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: January 2004.
AFFECTED PARTIES: The proposed amendments will affect pulp and paper Mills
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not applicable.

CHAPTER 127: New Motor Vehicle Emission Standards
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 38 MRSA 585, 585-A, 585-D and 5 MRSA 8055 PURPOSE: On October 17, 2003, the Department received a petition (see attached cover letter) to require a rule making hearing pursuant to 5 MRSA Section 8055 and to amend the Chapter 127 New Motor Vehicle Emission Standards regulation. The petitioners are proposing to amend Chapter 127 to allow the sale of Federally-compliant diesel-powered passenger cars, including the Volkswagen TDI, in the State of Maine for a period of three years.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: January 2004
AFFECTED PARTIES: The proposed amendments will affect pulp and paper Mills
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not applicable.

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CHAPTER 140: Part 70 Air Emission License Regulations
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 38 MRSA § 585-A
PURPOSE: This existing rule will be proposed for amendment to incorporate federal changes to the Title V operating permit program, clarify and simplify application requirements and incorporate administrative changes.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: March 2004.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Owners and operators of major sources of air emissions
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not applicable.

CHAPTER 148: Emissions From Smaller Scale Electric Generating Resources
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 38 MRSA § 585-A
PURPOSE: This new rule will limit emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOX), sulfur dioxide (SO2), particulate matter (PM), carbon monoxide (CO) and carbon dioxide (CO2) from smaller-scale electric generating units.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: December 2003.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Owners and operators of distributed generation resources.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 151: Architectural and Industrial Maintenance Coatings
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 38 MRSA § 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 2004.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Manufacturers of architectural coatings.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 152: Consumer Products
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 38 MRSA § 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: February 2004.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Manufacturers of consumer products.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 153: Mobile Equipment Refinishing
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 38 MRSA § 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: November 2003.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Owners and operators of automobile repair and refinishing facilities.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 156: General Permit Emission Standards for MACT Sources
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 38 MRSA § 585-A
PURPOSE: This new rule will be proposed to establish general permit standards for small MACT sources.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: August 2004AFECTED PARTIES: Small sources of hazardous air pollutants that are subject to maximum achievable control technology requirements promulgated by U.S. EPA pursuant to the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments
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 137: Emission Statements Regulation
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 38 MRSA §§ 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 2003.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Owners and operators of licensed facilities.
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 MRSA §§ 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 MRSA §§ 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 MRSA § 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 2004.
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 MRSA § 585-A
PURPOSE: 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: January 2004.
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 MRSA § 585-A
PURPOSE: This existing rule will be proposed for amendment to incorporate legislative changes enacted by the 121st Legislature.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: February 2004
AFFECTED PARTIES: General public.
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 MRSA § 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 2004.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Regulated community.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not applicable.


CONTACT PERSON FOR FOLLOWING CHAPTER: Jeff Madore, Bureau of Land and Water Quality, 17 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0017. Tel: 287-7848.

CHAPTER 355: Sand Dune Rules
PURPOSE: Repeal and replace this chapter. This is a continuation of a rulemaking begun prior to this regulatory agenda, which now requires legislative review. The chapter is expected to be reviewed by the Legislature in the 2003-4 session.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Fall 2004.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Coastal shorefront property owners.
CONSENSUS BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not applicable.


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

CHAPTER 400: Solid Waste Management - General Provisions
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 38 MRSA §1304(1)
PURPOSE: This existing rule will be amended to make minor revisions.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Fall 2003.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Solid waste handlers and facility operators.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not applicable.

CHAPTER 411: Non-hazardous Waste Transporter Licenses
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 38 MRSA §1304(1-A)
PURPOSE: This existing rule will be amended to clarify requirements 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: Spring 2004.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Persons who transport solid waste.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not applicable.

CHAPTER 418: Beneficial Reuse of Solid Waste
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 38 MRSA §§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: Fall 200.
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: Jamie Tansey, Bureau of Remediation and Waste Management, 17 SHS, Augusta ME 04333. Tel: 207.287.7722

CHAPTER 424: Lead Management
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 38 MRSA §1295
PURPOSE: This existing rule will be amended to make minor revisions consistent with federal regulations on lead management.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Spring 2004.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Persons engaged in abatement of lead-based paint hazards.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not applicable.


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 MRSA §§ 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: Summer/Fall 2004.
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 MRSA §§ 341-D, 413, and 420.
PURPOSE: This existing rule will be proposed for amendment to implement statutory changes enacted in 2001.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Fall 2004
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 MRSA § 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: Fall 2004.
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 MRSA §§ 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: Winter 2003
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 MRSA §§ 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: Winter 2003.
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 MRSA §§ 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 MRSA §§ 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: Fall 2004
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 587: Water Use Standards
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 38 MRSA §§ 341-D, 465, and 480-C.
PURPOSE: This new rule will be proposed to implement the requirement of 38 MRSA § 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 MRSA § 411 and 30-A MRSA § 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 CHAPTER: Richard Green, Bureau of Land and Water Quality, 17 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0017. Tel: 207.287-7765

CHAPTER 594: State Contribution to Overboard Discharge Replacement Projects
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 38 MRSA §§ 341-D, 411-A , 413, 414-A
PURPOSE: This existing rule will be proposed for amendment to implement statutory changes enacted in 2003.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Fall 2003
AFFECTED PARTIES: Owners of overboard discharges.
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 MRSA §341-D(1-B).
PURPOSE: This new rule will be proposed to clarify the circumstances under which fees on imported oil under 38 MRSA § 569-A may be reimbursed, and specify the procedure for seeking reimbursement.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Summer 2004.
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 MRSA § 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 2004.
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 MRSA § 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: Spring 2004.
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 MRSA § 1319(2).
PURPOSE: This existing rule will be proposed for amendment to update reporting and removal requirements now contained in chapter 800.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Spring 2004.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Persons having care, custody, possession or control of hazardous matter.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not applicable.

CHAPTER 872: Sale of Mercury Switches, Relays and Measuring Devices
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 38 MRSA § 1661-C(8).
PURPOSE: This new rule will establish procedures for processing applications for exemption from the law banning sale of mercury switches, relays and measuring devices.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Fall 2003.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Manufacturers of mercury-added switches, relays and measuring devices.
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 MRSA § 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: Fall 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 MRSA § 1319-O(1).
PURPOSE: These existing rules will be amended to incorporate changes in corresponding federal law where appropriate.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Spring 2004 .
AFFECTED PARTIES: Persons who generate or handle hazardous waste; homeowners are exempt.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not applicable.

CHAPTER 860: Waste Oil Management
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 38 MRSA § 1319-O(2).
PURPOSE: This existing rule will be amended to address the handling of synthetic waste oil, to expand the reach of the rule to persons who handle less than 1000 gallons of waste oil per month, and to incorporate standards for used oil collection centers under 38 MRSA §1319-Y.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Fall 2004.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Generators and handlers of waste oil.
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 MRSA § 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: Fall 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 MRSA § 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 MRSA § 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 MRSA § 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, Staff, c/o Maine Department of Environmental Protection, 17 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0017. Tel: (207) 287-7889. Email: james.r.hynson@maine.gov

EMERGENCY RULES ADOPTED SINCE THE LAST REGULATORY AGENDA: None

EXPECTED 2003-2004 RULE-MAKING ACTIVITY: None planned.



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