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2005-2006 Regulatory Agendas

07-105
Executive, State Planning Office

AGENCY UMBRELLA-UNIT NUMBER: 07-105
AGENCY NAME: Executive, State Planning Office

CONTACT PERSON: Tony VanDenBossche, 38 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333, Tel: (207) 287-1474, E-mail: tony.vandenbossche@maine.gov

EMERGENCY RULES ADOPTED SINCE THE LAST REGULATORY AGENDA: None

EXPECTED 2005-2006 RULE-MAKING ACTIVITY:

CHAPTER 100: Affordable Housing Definition Rule
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 30-A M.R.S.A. § 4312 sub-§ 4 and § 5002, sub-§2
PURPOSE: This rule defines affordable housing for use in planning and developing lower- and moderate-income housing under the Affordable Housing Partnership Act of 1989 and the Planning and Land Use Regulation Act. The State Planning Office and Maine State Housing Authority will review the definition to determine that it is still appropriate. This rule is likely to be folded into Chapter 201-210 rule reorganization outlined below.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: By October 2006
AFFECTED PARTIES: Municipalities, State, and Regional Agencies
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: not contemplated
CONTACT PERSON: Matt Nazar, 38 State House Station Augusta ME, Tel: 287-4818, E-mail: matthew.nazar@maine.gov

CHAPTER 201: Procedural Rule for Submission and Review of Comprehensive Plans and Zoning Ordinances
CHAPTER 202: Comprehensive Plan Review Criteria Rule
CHAPTER 203: Subdivision Ordinance Review Criteria Rule
CHAPTER 205: Procedural Rule for Submittal and Review of Municipal Growth Management Programs for a Certificate of Consistency
CHAPTER 210: Zoning Ordinance Review Criteria Rule
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 30-A M.R.S.A. § 4312 §§ 4
PURPOSE: This amendment would consolidate and amend the previously adopted rules to incorporate electronic efficiencies, reduce administrative burden on state and local governments, clarify vague standards, update linkages with related state policies and programs, and address recent changes in statutes as necessary to carry out the purposes of the subchapter of the Planning and Land Use Regulation Act.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: By October 2006
AFFECTED PARTIES: Municipalities, State, and Regional Agencies
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: not contemplated
CONTACT PERSON: Matt Nazar, 38 State House Station Augusta ME, Tel: 287-4818, E-mail: matthew.nazar@maine.gov

CHAPTER 300: Municipal Code Enforcement Officer Qualifications and Certification Standards Rule
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 30-A M.R.S.A. § 4451 (5)
PURPOSE: Amend the Municipal Code Enforcement Officer Qualifications and Certification Standards to clarify standards for certification and advanced certification.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: By October 2006
AFFECTED PARTIES: Municipalities, Municipal Code Enforcement Officers, Licensed Plumbing Inspectors
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: not contemplated
CONTACT PERSON: Lana Clough, 38 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333, Tel: (207) 287-8056, E-mail: lana.clough@maine.gov

CHAPTER (New rule): Financial Assistance Program Rule
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 30-A M.R.S.A. § 4312 §§ 4
PURPOSE: This rule would guide financial assistance programs administered under the Planning and Land Use Regulation Act.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: By October 2006
AFFECTED PARTIES: Municipalities, Regional Agencies
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: not contemplated
CONTACT PERSON: Matt Nazar, 38 State House Station Augusta ME, Tel: 287-4818, E-mail: matthew.nazar@maine.gov

CHAPTER (New rule): Administrative Program Rule
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 30-A M.R.S.A. § 4312 §§ 4
PURPOSE: This rule would guide the Office in carrying out the purposes of the subchapter guiding growth-related capital investments, the siting of state office building, grant preference, and other administrative elements of the Planning and Land Use Regulation Act.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: By October 2006
AFFECTED PARTIES: Municipalities, State Agencies
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: not contemplated
CONTACT PERSON: Matt Nazar, 38 State House Station Augusta ME, Tel: 287-4818, E-mail: matthew.nazar@maine.gov

CHAPTER (New rule): Regional Council Contract Requirements
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 30-A M.R.S.A. § 2303 (2)
PURPOSE: This rule would create standardized contracts and administrative and audit requirements for state funds received by regional councils.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: By October 2006
AFFECTED PARTIES: Regional Agencies, State Agencies
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: not contemplated
CONTACT PERSON: Matt Nazar, 38 State House Station Augusta ME, Tel: 287-4818, E-mail: matthew.nazar@maine.gov