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Department of Transportation
2003-2004 Regulatory Agenda

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

CONTACT PERSON: Kathy B. Fuller, Assistant Director of Planning, MaineDOT, 16 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333-0016. E-mail: Kathy.fuller@maine.gov. Phone: 207-624-3281.

EMERGENCY RULES ADOPTED SINCE THE LAST REGULATORY AGENDA: None. (However, MaineDOT is in process of adopting Minor Technical Amendments to Chapter 299, Highway Driveway and Entrance Rules which were directed by the Legislature in the 121st session.)

EXPECTED 2003-2004 RULE MAKING ACTIVITY:

CHAPTER NUMBER: 299
TITLE: Highway Driveway and Entrance Rules,
STATUTORY OR OTHER BASIS: Major Substantive amendments as directed by the 121st Legislature
PURPOSE OF THE RULE (AMENDMENTS): to correct language in current rule that requires mitigation even when all rules are met and to address concerns regarding sprawl inducement.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: Winter 2003-2004 with presentation to the 121st Legislature (Emergency session) in later Winter.
LISTING OF AFFECTED PARTIES: Property owners with land frontage on mobility arterials as defined by rule; Realtors, Developers, Environmental groups.
INFORMATION ON ANY PLANNED USE OF CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: The draft rule will be made available for public hearing and comment before adoption and presentation to Legislature.

CHAPTER NUMBER: 103
TITLE: Rule for Sensible Transportation Policy Act
STATUTORY OR OTHER BASIS: Major Substantive rule amendments as directed by the 121st Legislature in LD 463.
PURPOSE OF THE RULE: to create a linkage between the transportation planning processes required in Sensible Transportation Policy Act with the land use planning processes outlined in the Comprehensive Planning and Land Use Regulation Act
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: Adoption in mid-winter 2004
LISTING OF AFFECTED PARTIES: MMA, Regional Planning Agencies, SPO
INFORMATION ON ANY PLANNED USE OF CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: The draft rule will be made available for public hearing and comment before adoption and presentation to Legislature.

Amendment filed November 26, 2003:

EXPECTED 2003-2004 RULE-MAKING ACTIVITIES:

CONTACT PERSON FOR FOLLOWING CHAPTER: Jim Smith, Chief Counsel, 16 State House Station, Augusta ME 04333; (207) 624-3020

CHAPTER NUMBER: 300
TITLE: Rules and Regulations for the Use of the Interstate Highway System (Amendment)
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 23 MRSA § 52
PURPOSE: The Maine Turnpike Authority is promulgating a rule restricting certain vehicles to the two farthest right-hand lanes on that portion of the Turnpike south of Mile Marker 44 in Scarborough. The Maine Department of Transportation has administrative and maintenance responsibility for a short section of I-95 from the Maine-New Hampshire border to the southerly terminus of the Maine Turnpike. The Department is proposing to amend its rules to maintain consistency on the entire stretch of I-95 from the Maine-New Hampshire border to Mile Marker 44 of the Maine Turnpike in Scarborough.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Adoption late 2003; effective Spring of 2004
AFFECTED PARTIES: Interstate users, truck owners/operators
INFORMATION ON ANY PLANNED USE OF CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: None planned.


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