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90-564
Fund Insurance Review Board

2004-2005 Regulatory Agenda

AGENCY UMBRELLA-UNIT NUMBER: 90-564
AGENCY NAME: Fund Insurance Review Board

CONTACT PERSON: Veronica Costa, Finance Authority of Maine, 83 Western Avenue, P.O. Box 949, Augusta, Maine 04332-0949. Tel: (207) 623-3263.

EMERGENCY RULES ADOPTED SINCE LAST REGULATORY AGENDA: None

EXPECTED 2004-2005 RULE-MAKING ACTIVITY:

CHAPTER 3: Appeals Procedures
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 38 M.R.S.A. §568-A(3-A)
PURPOSE: This Rule establishes the procedures regarding appeals before the Board's Appeals Panel.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: The Board constantly reviews its appeal procedures to ensure that they are clear and consistent with the Administrative Procedure Act and as a result, it may wish to amend the rule prior to October 1, 2004 or prior to the deadline required by law, whichever is earliest in time.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Applicants aggrieved by a decision of the Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Protection or the State Fire Marshal who appeal their decisions to the Fund Insurance Review Board.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated

CHAPTER 4: Oil Import Fees
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 38 M.R.S.A. §§568-B(2)(D) and 569-A(5)(E)
PURPOSE: Chapter 4 establishes the amount of additional oil import fees needed when the balance of the Ground Water Oil Clean-up Fund is $5,000,000 or less, and the mechanism for assessing the additional fee, as well as for terminating such assessment once the Fund balance is restored to the specified level.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: At this time the Board has no reason to anticipate that it will propose amendments to the rule, but it continues to monitor the balance of the Fund and the imposition of the additional fees and wishes to put the Joint Standing Committee on notice that it may wish to amend the rule prior to October 1, 2004 or prior to the deadline required by law, whichever is earliest in time.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Oil terminal facility licensees and persons required to register with the Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Protection who first transport oil into the State.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated

CHAPTER 5: Documentation Requirements for Claims Submitted by Owners of Aboveground Oil Storage Facilities
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 38 M.R.S.A. §568-A(1)(H)
PURPOSE: The rule defines the documentation requirements for claims submitted to the State Fire Marshal for coverage by the Ground Water Oil Clean-up Fund by owners of aboveground oil storage facilities.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: At this time the Board does not anticipate that an amendment to the rule will be necessary, but the Board wishes put the Joint Standing Committee on notice that it may wish to amend the rule prior to October 1, 2004 or prior to the deadline required by law, whichever is earliest in time.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Owners and operators of aboveground oil storage facilities who applied for coverage from the the Ground Water Oil Clean-up Fund.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated

CHAPTER 6: Standards to Determine Ability to Pay Deductible
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 38 M.R.S.A. §568-A(3)
PURPOSE: The rule establishes standards for determining whether an applicant is unable to pay the deductible for a personal residence.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: At this time the Board does not anticipate that an amendment to the rule will be necessary, but the Board wishes put the Joint Standing Committee on notice that it may wish to amend the rule prior to October 1, 2004 or prior to the deadline required by law, whichever is earliest in time.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Owners of aboveground and/or underground oil storage facilities at their personal residences who apply for coverage from the Ground Water Oil Clean-up Fund.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated


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