of Economic and Community Development
- Office of Administration and Policy
19-498 - Office of Community Development
19-499 - Office of Business Development
PERSON: Peggy Schaffer, Policy and Planning Specialist, 59 State
House Station, Augusta, ME 04333. Telephone: 624-9801
RULES ADOPTED SINCE THE LAST REGULATORY AGENDA: None
Office of Administration and Policy
1: Tax Increment Financing Rules
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 30-A MRSA §5253E
PURPOSE: Amend the rules to align with current statue and other technical
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Winter of 2004.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Municipalities, businesses, communities
400: Employment Tax Increment Financing
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 36 MRSA §6759
PURPOSE: Amend the rule to align with current statue and other technical
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: January of 2004
AFFECTED PARTIES: Companies using or eligible for ETIF, State Agencies,
Economic Development Consultants.
CHAPTER: Pine tree Zones
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 30-A MRSA §5250
PURPOSE: To implement the Pine Tree Zones created by the 121st legislature
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Public hearing in the fall of 2003, final adoption,
early winter 2003.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Municipalities, Counties, Economic Development Organizations,
Office of Community Development
33: Program Statement for Administering the 2005 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 2004, public
hearings in August of 2004 and adoption in September 2004.
AFFECTED PARTIES: The beneficiaries are Maine's cities and towns (excluding
Auburn, Bangor, Lewiston and Portland) and primarily persons of low
and moderate income.
Office of Business Development
32: Maine Microenterprise Initiative
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 5-MRSA §13063-O sub-3
PURPOSE: Major substantive rules to implement an evaluation process
of the program
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Fall 2003
AFFECTED PARTIES: Community Based Organizations that provide micro-enterprise
training and support.
of the Secretary of State