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02-395
Department of Professional and Financial Regulation
Plumbers' Examining Board

2004-2005 Regulatory Agenda

AGENCY UMBRELLA-UNIT NUMBER: 02-395
AGENCY NAME: Department of Professional and Financial Regulation, Office of Licensing and Registration, Plumbers' Examining Board

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

EMERGENCY RULES ADOPTED SINCE THE LAST REGULATORY AGENDA: None

EXPECTED 2004-2005 RULE-MAKING ACTIVITY:

CHAPTER 3: Licensing Requirements
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. §3403-A
PURPOSE: The Board may review and revise its rules to ensure clarity and conformity with the enabling statute by clarifying the requirements for licensure as a Trainee Plumber, Journeyman Plumber, and Master Plumber.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to July, 2005.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the general public.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 4: Installation Standards
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. §3403-A
PURPOSE: The Board may review and revise its rules to ensure clarity and conformity with the enabling statute by adopting standards for plumbing installations in the State of Maine.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to July, 2005.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the general public.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 5: Examination Requirements
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. §3403-A
PURPOSE: The Board may review and revise its rules to ensure clarity and conformity with the enabling statute by setting forth specific information pertaining to the examination.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to July, 2005.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the general public.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 6: Reciprocity
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. §3403-A
PURPOSE: The Board may review and revise its rules to ensure clarity and conformity with the enabling statute by clarifying the procedures for qualifying for licensure by reciprocity.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to July, 2005.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the general public.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 8: Conflict of Interest
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. §3403-A
PURPOSE: The Board may review and revise its rules to ensure clarity and conformity with the enabling statute by clarifying the Conflict of Interest Policy which sets the professional standards for Plumbers' Examining Board members.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to July, 2005.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the general public.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated


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