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2006-2007 Regulatory Agendas

07-105
Executive, State Planning Office

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

CONTACT PERSON: Jody Harris, 38 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333, Tel: (207) 287-5424, E-mail: jody.harris@maine.gov

EMERGENCY RULES ADOPTED SINCE THE LAST REGULATORY AGENDA: None

EXPECTED 2006-2007 RULE-MAKING ACTIVITY:

CHAPTER 100
TITLE: 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 This rule is likely to be changed or rescinded due to statutory changes.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: By February 2007
AFFECTED PARTIES: Municipalities, State, and Regional Agencies
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: not contemplated
CONTACT PERSON FOR THIS CHAPTER: Stacy Benjamin, 38 State House Station Augusta ME, Tel: 287-8061, E-mail: stacy.benjamin@maine.gov

CHAPTER 201
TITLE: Procedural Rule for Submission and Review of Comprehensive Plans and Zoning Ordinances
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 30-A M.R.S.A. §4312 sub-§4
PURPOSE: This amendment would simplify the requirements for submission of a local comprehensive plan for state review for consistency with the Growth Management Act.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: By February 2007
AFFECTED PARTIES: Municipalities
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: not contemplated
CONTACT PERSON FOR THIS CHAPTER: Stacy Benjamin, 38 State House Station Augusta ME, Tel: 287-8061, E-mail: stacy.benjamin@maine.gov

CHAPTER 202
TITLE: Comprehensive Plan Review Criteria Rule
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 30-A M.R.S.A. §4312 sub-§4
PURPOSE: This amendment would amend the previously adopted rule to revise the way the state reviews local comprehensive plans for consistency with the Growth Management Act. The amended rule would streamline the state review of local comprehensive plans and focus on the future land use sections, which are the core of a comprehensive plan. It will clearly set forth the minimum data, analyses, policies, and strategy requirements for a local comprehensive plan to be found consistent with the Growth Management Act.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: By February 2007
AFFECTED PARTIES: Municipalities and State Agencies
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: not contemplated
CONTACT PERSON FOR THIS CHAPTER: Stacy Benjamin, 38 State House Station Augusta ME, Tel: 287-8061, E-mail: stacy.benjamin@maine.gov

CHAPTER 300
TITLE: Municipal Code Enforcement Officer Qualifications and Certification Standards Rule
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 30-A M.R.S.A. §4451(5)
PURPOSE: The amendment would clarify standards for certification and advanced certification and incorporate statutory changes.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: By September 2007
AFFECTED PARTIES: Municipalities, Municipal Code Enforcement Officers, Licensed Plumbing Inspectors, Humane Agents, and State Veterinarians
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: not contemplated
CONTACT PERSON FOR THIS CHAPTER: Lana Clough, 38 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333, Tel: (207) 287-8056, E-mail: lana.clough@maine.gov

CHAPTER 475
TITLE: Property Value Offset Program for Agency-Operated Solid Waste Disposal Facility
PURPOSE: The amendment would clarify eligibility for reimbursement for loss in property value directly attributable to the construction and operation of a state solid waste disposal facility including a definition of the impact area and a time frame within which the property value support program will be in effect.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 38 MRSA §2175-A
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: By September 2007
AFFECTED PARTIES: Property owners located near state-owned solid waste disposal facilities, private operators of state-owned solid waste disposal facilities, and State of Maine
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: not contemplated
CONTACT PERSON FOR THIS CHAPTER: George MacDonald, 38 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333, Tel: (207) 287-5759, E-mail: george.macdonald@maine.gov



Amendment filed August 14, 2007
CHAPTER (New)
TITLE: Qualifications for Persons Eligible to Prepare Comprehensive Economic Impact Studies
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 30-A MRSA §4367(1)
PURPOSE: This rule sets out the qualifications for persons eligible to prepare comprehensive economic impact studies for large-scale development under Maine’s Informed Growth Act.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: October 2007
AFFECTED PARTIES: municipalities, developers of large-scale retail development, and consultants or other preparers of economic impact studies
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: not contemplated CONTACT PERSON FOR THIS CHAPTER: Jody Harris, 38 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333, Tel: (207) 287-5424, E-mail: jody.harris@maine.gov