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2005-2006 Regulatory Agendas

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Department of Economic and Community Development

CONTACT PERSON: T.J. Tavares, Policy and Planning Specialist, DECD, 59 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333. Telephone: (207) 624-9802

EMERGENCY RULES ADOPTED SINCE THE LAST REGULATORY AGENDA: None


100: Office of Administration and Policy
498: Office of Community Development
Note: for Maine Biomedical Research Board, see 94-630.

EXPECTED 2005-2006 RULE-MAKING ACTIVITY:


100: Office of Administration and Policy

CHAPTER 1: Tax Increment Financing Rules
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 30-A MRSA 5223 and 5229
PURPOSE: Amend the rules to align with current statute and other technical adjustments.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Notice of proposed rule in July 2005, public hearing in August of 2005 and adoption in September 2005.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Municipalities, businesses, communities

CHAPTER 100: Pine Tree Development Zone Rules
STATUTORY AUTHORITY - 30-A MRSA 5250-M
PURPOSE: Amend the rule to align with current statute and other technical adjustments
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Notice of proposed rule in July 2005, public hearing in August of 2005 and adoption in September 2005.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Companies using or eligible for Pine Tree Development Zone benefits, Economic Development organizations and consultants.

CHAPTER 400: Employment Tax Increment Financing Rules
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 36 MRSA 6759
PURPOSE: Amend the rule to align with current statute and other technical adjustments
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Notice of proposed rule in July 2005, public hearing in August of 2005 and adoption in September 2005.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Companies using or eligible for ETIF, State Agencies, Economic Development Consultants.




498: Office of Community Development

CHAPTER 34: Program Statement for Administering the 2006 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 2005, public hearings in September of 2005 and adoption in October 2005.
AFFECTED PARTIES: The beneficiaries are Maine's cities and towns (excluding Auburn, Bangor, Biddeford, Lewiston, South Portland and Portland) and primarily persons of low and moderate income.

CHAPTER 35: Program Statement for Administering the 2007 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 2006, public hearings in September of 2006 and adoption in October 2006.
AFFECTED PARTIES: The beneficiaries are Maine's cities and towns (excluding Auburn, Bangor, Biddeford, Lewiston, South Portland and Portland) and primarily persons of low and moderate income.