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02-582
Department of Professional and Financial Regulation
Propane and Natural Gas Board

2004-2005 Regulatory Agenda

AGENCY UMBRELLA-UNIT NUMBER: 02-582
AGENCY NAME: Department of Professional and Financial Regulation, Office of Licensing and Registration, Propane and Natural Gas 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 1: Definitions
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. §14804
PURPOSE: The Board may review and revise its rules to ensure clarity and conformity with the enabling statute by clarifying wording of the law and rules.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to July, 2005.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the general public.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 3: Licensure/Registration Requirements
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. §14804, §14807, §14808, §14815
PURPOSE: The Board may review and revise its rules to ensure clarity and conformity with the enabling statute by clarifying the requirements for licensure, registration, permits, and reciprocity for licensure with other states.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to July, 2005.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the general public.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 4: Examination Requirements
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. §14804, §14807(5)
PURPOSE: The Board may review and revise its rules to ensure clarity and conformity with the enabling statute by clarifying the type of examinations administered and other 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 5: Installation Standards
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. §14804
PURPOSE: The Board may review and revise its rules to ensure clarity and conformity with the enabling statute by setting forth the standards for installation of propane and natural gas equipment 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 8: Permits for Aboveground, Underground and Underground Propane and Natural Gas Storage Facilities and Rooftop Installations
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. §14804
PURPOSE: The Board may review and revise its rules to ensure clarity and conformity with the enabling statute by clarifying the requirements for permitting aboveground and underground propane and natural gas storage facilities and rooftop installations.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to July, 2005.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the general public.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 9: Modification of Standards
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. §14804
PURPOSE: The Board may review and revise its rules to ensure clarity and conformity with the enabling statute by allowing the Board to authorize modifications to installation standards under unusual circumstances.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to July, 2005.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the general public.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.


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