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07-105
State Planning Office
2003-2004 Regulatory Agenda

AGENCY UMBRELLA-UNIT NUMBER: 07-105
AGENCY NAME: Executive, State Planning Office

CONTACT PERSON: Tony VanDenBossche, 38 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333, Tel: (207) 287-1474, email: tony.vandenbossche@maine.gov

EMERGENCY RULES ADOPTED SINCE THE LAST REGULATORY AGENDA: None

EXPECTED 2003-2004 RULE-MAKING ACTIVITY:

CHAPTER: 100:
TITLE: Affordable Housing Definition Rule
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 30-A M.R.S.A. § 4312 sub-§ 4 and § 5002, sub-§2
PURPOSE: This rule defines affordable housing for use in planning and developing lower- and moderate-income housing under the Affordable Housing Partnership Act of 1989 and the Planning and Land Use Regulation Act.
The State Planning Office and Maine State Housing Authority will review the definition to determine that it is still appropriate.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: By April 2004
AFFECTED PARTIES: Municipalities, State, and Regional Agencies
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: not contemplated
CONTACT PERSON: Mary Ann Hayes, 38 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333, Tel: (207) 287-1009, email: maryann.hayes@maine.gov

CHAPTER: 201 - Procedural Rule for Submission and Review of Comprehensive Plans and Zoning Ordinances
CHAPTER: 202 - Comprehensive Plan Review Criteria Rule
CHAPTER: 203 - Subdivision Ordinance Review Criteria Rule
CHAPTER: 205 - Procedural Rule for Submittal and Review of Municipal Growth Management Programs for a Certificate of Consistency
CHAPTER: 210 - Zoning Ordinance Review Criteria Rule
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 30-A M.R.S.A. § 4312 §§ 4
PURPOSE: This amendment would consolidate and amend the previously adopted rules to address recent statutory provisions as necessary to carry out the purposes of the subchapter of the Planning and Land Use Regulation Act.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: By April 2004
AFFECTED PARTIES: Municipalities, State, and Regional Agencies
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: not contemplated
CONTACT PERSON: Mary Ann Hayes, 38 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333, Tel: (207) 287-1009, email: maryann.hayes@maine.gov

Chapter 220:
TITLE: Methodology for Identification of Regional Service Centers
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 30-A MRSA §4301, sub-§14-A
PURPOSE: This rule specifies the information and methods that the office uses to identify municipalities and, under certain circumstances, parts of municipalities that are identified as service center communities to determine a municipality's eligibility or preference for certain state loans, grants, and assistance. The office is required to update the list of regional service centers every five years in accordance with the methodology detailed in this chapter.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: By October 2004
AFFECTED PARTIES: Municipalities, State, and Regional Agencies
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: not contemplated
CONTACT PERSON: John DelVecchio, 38 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333, Tel: (207) 287-8058, email: john.delvecchio@maine.gov

CHAPTER: 300
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 30-A M.R.S.A. § 4451 (5)
PURPOSE: Amend the Municipal Code Enforcement Officer Qualifications and Certification Standards to clarify standards for certification and advanced certification.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: By October, 2004
AFFECTED PARTIES: Municipalities, Municipal Code Enforcement Officers, Licensed Plumbing Inspectors
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: not contemplated
CONTACT PERSON: Lana Clough, 38 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333, Tel: (207) 287-8056, email: lana.clough@maine.gov

CHAPTER: 450
TITLE: Siting Criteria for Solid Waste Disposal Facilities
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 38 M.R.S.A. § 1302 and § 2101
PURPOSE: To modify and update siting criteria for solid waste landfills and incineration facilities.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: By September 30, 2004
AFFECTED PARTIES: Municipalities, State, and, Regional Agencies
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: not contemplated
CONTACT PERSON: George M. MacDonald, 38 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333, Tel: (207) 287-5759, email: george.macdonald@maine.gov

CHAPTER: New rule
TITLE: Financial Assistance Program Rule
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 30-A M.R.S.A. § 4312 §§ 4
PURPOSE: This rule would guide financial assistance programs administered under the Planning and Land Use Regulation Act.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: By January 2004
AFFECTED PARTIES: Municipalities, Regional Agencies
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: not contemplated
CONTACT PERSON: Mary Ann Hayes, 38 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333, Tel: (207) 287-1009, email: maryann.hayes@maine.gov


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