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2006-2007 Regulatory Agendas

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Department of Public Safety


163: Bureau of Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
219: Office of State Fire Marshal
222: Bureau of State Police (Maine State Police)
226: Bureau of Liquor Enforcement
633: Gambling Control Board


AGENCY UMBRELLA UNIT: 16-222
AGENCY NAME: Bureau of the Maine State Police

CONTACT PERSON: Christopher Parr, 42 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333-0042; Telephone: (207) 624-7200. E-mail: Christopher.Parr@maine.govChristopher.Parr@maine.gov

EMERGENCY RULES ADOPTED SINCE LAST REGULATORY AGENDA: Ch. 4, Motor Carrier Safety Rules

EXPECTED 2006-2007 RULEMAKING ACTIVITY:

CHAPTER 4: Motor Carrier Safety Rules
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 29-A M.R.S.A. §555
PURPOSE: To adopt by reference the regulations governing the safe operation of motor carriers as found in 49 Code of Federal Regulations, Parts 40, 382, 383, 390, 391, 392, 393, 395, 396, and Appendices to Subchapter B.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: Prior to October 1, 2007
AFFECTED PARTIES: All common, contract, and private motor carriers transporting passengers or property.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not anticipated.

CHAPTER 6: Transportation of Hazardous Materials

CHAPTER 14: Rules Relating to the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act of 1999 (SORNA)
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 34-A MRSA §11204
PURPOSE: To ensure for the effective general administration by the Bureau of Identification of the SORNA.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: Prior to October 1, 2007
AFFECTED PARTIES: All persons subject to registration pursuant to the SORNA.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not anticipated



AGENCY UMBRELLA UNIT: 16-163
AGENCY NAME: Bureau of Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

CONTACT PERSON: Jay Bradshaw, Director, 152 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333-0152; Telephone: (207) 626-3860. E-mail: Jay.Bradshaw@maine.gov

EMERGENCY RULES ADOPTED SINCE THE LAST REGULATORY AGENDA: None

EXPECTED 2006-2007 RULEMAKING ACTIVITY:

CHAPTER 1: Mission and Goals of the Maine EMS System
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. Chapter 2-B §84.1
PURPOSE: To ensure that the mission and goals of Maine EMS and the Maine EMS System are consistent with applicable statutes and system philosophy.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: Prior to October 1, 2007
AFFECTED PARTIES: All current licensed EMS services (n=285) and licensed EMS personnel (n=6023).
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Rule development is accomplished through direct input from licensed providers and services, regional EMS Councils, State regional and local EMS administrators and an ad hoc rules committee appointed by the Board of EMS and representative of the EMS system.

CHAPTER 2: Definitions
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. Chapter 2-B §84.1
PURPOSE: To ensure consistency with and provide clarification to all Chapters of the Maine EMS rules.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: Prior to October 1, 2007
AFFECTED PARTIES: All current licensed EMS services (n=285) and licensed EMS personnel (n=6023).
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Rule development is accomplished through direct input from licensed providers and services, regional EMS Councils, State regional and local EMS administrators and an ad hoc rules committee appointed by the Board of EMS and representative of the EMS system.

CHAPTER 3: Ground Ambulance Service and Non-Transporting Service Licenses
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. Chapter 2-B §84.1
PURPOSE: To amend the approval process for EMS service licenses; adopt rules regarding online licensing and administrative functions; adopt and/or amend requirements pertaining to Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement; adopt or amend rules pertaining to the operations of a licensed EMS service; adopt or amend rules pertaining to run reporting; and amend or clarify rules regarding the process, terms and fees associated with the issuance of new and renewal EMS service licenses.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: Prior to October 1, 2007
AFFECTED PARTIES: All current licensed EMS services (n=285) and licensed EMS personnel (n=6023).
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Rule development is accomplished through direct input from licensed providers and services, regional EMS Councils, State regional and local EMS administrators and an ad hoc rules committee appointed by the Board of EMS and representative of the EMS system.

CHAPTER 3-A: Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD) Service Certification
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. Chapter 2-B §84.1
PURPOSE: To amend the approval process for EMD service certification; adopt rules regarding online certification and administrative functions; adopt and/or amend requirements pertaining to Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement; adopt or amend rules pertaining to the operations of a licensed EMD service; adopt or amend rules pertaining to run reporting; and amend or clarify rules regarding the process, terms and fees associated with the issuance of new and renewal EMD service certificates.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: Prior to October 1, 2007
AFFECTED PARTIES: All certified EMD services (n=46) and certified EMD personnel (n=700).
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Rule development is accomplished through direct input from licensed providers and services, regional EMS Councils, State regional and local EMD administrators and an ad hoc rules committee appointed by the Board of EMS and representative of the EMS system.

CHAPTER 4: Air Ambulance Service Licenses
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. Chapter 2-B §84.1
PURPOSE: To amend rules pertaining to air ambulance services; adopt and/or amend requirements pertaining to Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement for air ambulance licensees; adopt rules regarding online licensing and administrative functions; adopt or amend rules pertaining to the operations of a licensed EMS air ambulance service; and amend or clarify rules regarding the process, terms and fees associated with the issuance of new and renewal air ambulance service licenses.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: Prior to October 1, 2007
AFFECTED PARTIES: All current licensed EMS services (n=285) and licensed EMS personnel (n=6023).
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Rule development is accomplished through direct input from licensed providers and services, regional EMS Councils, State regional and local EMS administrators and an ad hoc rules committee appointed by the Board of EMS and representative of the EMS system.

CHAPTER 5: Personnel Licenses
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. Chapter 2-B §84.1
PURPOSE: To amend requirements for obtaining and maintaining an individual EMS license; amend rules regarding licensing for individuals with previous criminal or professional-license action records; adopt rules regarding online licensing and administrative functions; amend or adopt rules concerning continuing education requirements for licensure; change requirements regarding medical control of EMS licensees; adopt and/or amend requirements pertaining to Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement for EMS licensees; amend, adopt or clarify rules regarding the process, terms and fees associated with the issuance of new and renewal individual EMS licenses; adopt or amend rules pertaining to the scope of practice of a licensed EMS provider; and adopt or amend rules regarding the practice of EMS patient care in non traditional settings.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: Prior to October 1, 2007
AFFECTED PARTIES: All current licensed EMS services (n=285) and licensed EMS personnel (n=6023).
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Rule development is accomplished through direct input from licensed providers and services, regional EMS Councils, State regional and local EMS administrators and an ad hoc rules committee appointed by the Board of EMS and representative of the EMS system.

CHAPTER 5-A: Emergency Medical Dispatcher Certification
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. Chapter 2-B §84.1
PURPOSE: To amend requirements for obtaining and maintaining an individual Emergency Medical Dispatcher (EMD) certification; amend rules regarding certification for individuals with previous criminal or professional-license action records; adopt rules regarding online certification and administrative functions; change requirements regarding protocols and medical direction of EMD certificants; adopt and/or amend requirements pertaining to Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement for EMD certificants; amend, adopt or clarify rules regarding the process, terms and fees associated with the issuance of new and renewal individual EMD certifications; and adopt or amend rules pertaining to the scope of practice of a certified EMD provider.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: Prior to October 1, 2007
AFFECTED PARTIES: All certified EMD services (n=46) and certified EMD personnel (n=700).
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Rule development is accomplished through direct input from licensed providers and services, regional EMS Councils, State regional and local EMD administrators and an ad hoc rules committee appointed by the Board of EMS and representative of the EMS system.

CHAPTER 6: Advanced Life Support Drugs and Medications
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. Chapter 2-B §84.1
PURPOSE: To amend rules regarding the acquisition, storage, use, disposal and accountability of medications used by EMS providers and licensed services.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: Prior to October 1, 2007
AFFECTED PARTIES: All current licensed EMS services (n=285) and licensed EMS personnel (n=6023).
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Rule development is accomplished through direct input from licensed providers and services, regional EMS Councils, State regional and local EMS administrators and an ad hoc rules committee appointed by the Board of EMS and representative of the EMS system.

CHAPTER 7: State Licensure Examinations
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. Chapter 2-B §84.1
PURPOSE: To amend and clarify rules regarding EMS license examinations consistent with system needs and philosophy.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: Prior to October 1, 2007
AFFECTED PARTIES: All current licensed EMS services (n=285) and licensed EMS personnel (n=6023).
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Rule development is accomplished through direct input from licensed providers and services, regional EMS Councils, State regional and local EMS administrators and an ad hoc rules committee appointed by the Board of EMS and representative of the EMS system.

CHAPTER 8: Training Courses and Continuing Education Programs Used for Licensure
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. Chapter 2-B §84.1
PURPOSE: To adopt or amend rules regarding the delivery of EMS education.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: Prior to October 1, 2007
AFFECTED PARTIES: All current licensed EMS services (n=285) and licensed EMS personnel (n=6023).
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Rule development is accomplished through direct input from licensed providers and services, regional EMS Councils, State regional and local EMS administrators and an ad hoc rules committee appointed by the Board of EMS and representative of the EMS system.

CHAPTER 9: Instructor Coordinator Certification
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. Chapter 2-B §84.1
PURPOSE: To adopt or amend rules regarding EMS instructor certification.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: Prior to October 1, 2007
AFFECTED PARTIES: All current licensed EMS services (n=285) and licensed EMS personnel (n=6023).
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Rule development is accomplished through direct input from licensed providers and services, regional EMS Councils, State regional and local EMS administrators and an ad hoc rules committee appointed by the Board of EMS and representative of the EMS system.

CHAPTER 9-A: Emergency Medical Dispatch Training, Instructors and Continuing Education Programs
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. Chapter 2-B §84.1
PURPOSE: To adopt or amend rules regarding Emergency Medical Dispatcher Training, Instructors and continuing education programs.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: Prior to October 1, 2007
AFFECTED PARTIES: All certified EMD services (n=46) and certified EMD personnel (n=700).
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Rule development is accomplished through direct input from licensed providers and services, regional EMS Councils, State regional and local EMD administrators and an ad hoc rules committee appointed by the Board of EMS and representative of the EMS system.

CHAPTER 10: Reciprocity
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. Chapter 2-B §84.1
PURPOSE: To adopt or amend rules regarding requirements for reciprocal licensing of EMS providers or services.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: Prior to October 1, 2007
AFFECTED PARTIES: All current licensed EMS services (n=285) and licensed EMS personnel (n=6023).
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Rule development is accomplished through direct input from licensed providers and services, regional EMS Councils, State regional and local EMS administrators and an ad hoc rules committee appointed by the Board of EMS and representative of the EMS system.

CHAPTER 11: Standards and Procedures for Refusing to Issue or Renew a License and for Modifying, Suspending or Revoking a License
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. Chapter 2-B §84.1
PURPOSE: To adopt, amend and clarify rules regarding the standards and procedures for refusing to issue, or renew, a license, and for modifying, suspending, or revoking a license or certification.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: Prior to October 1, 2007
AFFECTED PARTIES: All current licensed EMS services (n=285), EMD services (n=46), licensed EMS personnel (n=6023) and certified EMD personnel (n=700).
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Rule development is accomplished through direct input from licensed providers and services, regional EMS Councils, State regional and local EMS and EMD administrators and an ad hoc rules committee appointed by the Board of EMS and representative of the EMS and EMD systems.

CHAPTER 12: Procedures for Licensing Actions and Board Actions
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. Chapter 2-B §84.1
PURPOSE: To adopt or amend rules in accordance with Legislative changes made to Maine statute and to ensure consistency with applicable Maine statute.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: Prior to October 1, 2007
AFFECTED PARTIES: All current licensed EMS services (n=285), certified EMD service, licensed EMS personnel (n=6023) and certified EMD personnel (n=700).
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Rule development is accomplished through direct input from licensed providers and services, regional EMS Councils, State regional and local EMS and EMD administrators and an ad hoc rules committee appointed by the Board of EMS and representative of the EMS and EMD systems.

CHAPTER 13: Waiver of Rules
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. Chapter 2-B §84.1
PURPOSE: To adopt or amend rules regarding waiver by the Board of EMS of any rule.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: Prior to October 1, 2007
AFFECTED PARTIES: All current licensed EMS services (n=285), certified EMD services (n=46), licensed EMS personnel (n=6023) and certified EMD personnel (n=700).
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Rule development is accomplished through direct input from licensed providers and services, regional EMS Councils, State regional and local EMS and EMD administrators and an ad hoc rules committee appointed by the Board of EMS and representative of the EMS and EMD systems.

CHAPTER 14: Sexual Misconduct
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. Chapter 2-B §84.1
PURPOSE: To adopt or amend rules regarding sexual misconduct by EMS licensees and certificants.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: Prior to October 1, 2007
AFFECTED PARTIES: All current licensed EMS services (n=285), certified EMD services (n=46), licensed EMS personnel (n=6023) and certified EMD providers (n=700).
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Rule development is accomplished through direct input from licensed providers and services, regional EMS Councils, State regional and local EMS and EMD administrators and an ad hoc rules committee appointed by the Board of EMS and representative of the EMS system.

CHAPTER 15: Maine EMS Regions and Regional Councils
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. Chapter 2-B §84.1
PURPOSE: To adopt or amend rules regarding: the number of EMS regions and regional councils; the structure, designation, area and responsibilities of EMS regions and regional councils; service affiliation with regions and regional councils; and Medical Control and regional medical direction and regional medical directors.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: Prior to October 1, 2007
AFFECTED PARTIES: All current licensed EMS services (n=285) and licensed EMS personnel (n=6023).
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Rule development is accomplished through direct input from licensed providers and services, regional EMS Councils, State regional and local EMS administrators and an ad hoc rules committee appointed by the Board of EMS and representative of the EMS system.

CHAPTER 16: Death Benefits for Emergency Medical Services Persons Who Die in the Line of Duty
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. Chapter 2-B §84.1
PURPOSE: To adopt or amend rules regarding death benefits for emergency medical services persons, pursuant to 25 M.R.S.A., Chapter 195-A
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: Prior to October 1, 2007
AFFECTED PARTIES: All current licensed EMS services (n=285) and licensed EMS personnel (n=6023).
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Rule development is accomplished through direct input from licensed providers and services, regional EMS Councils, State regional and local EMS administrators and an ad hoc rules committee appointed by the Board of EMS and representative of the EMS system.

CHAPTER 17: Equipment Lists for Maine EMS Services and Regional EMS Radio Frequencies
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. Chapter 2-B §84.1
PURPOSE: To adopt or amend rules regarding minimum equipment requirements for EMS services and regional EMS radio frequencies.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: Prior to October 1, 2007
AFFECTED PARTIES: All current licensed EMS services (n=285) and licensed EMS personnel (n=6023).
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Rule development is accomplished through direct input from licensed providers and services, regional EMS Councils, State regional and local EMS administrators and an ad hoc rules committee appointed by the Board of EMS and representative of the EMS system.


AGENCY UMBRELLA UNIT: 16-226
AGENCY NAME: Department of Public Safety, Bureau of the Maine State Police, Bureau of Liquor Enforcement

CONTACT PERSON: Christopher Parr, 42 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-042; Telephone: (207) 624-7200. E-mail: Christopher.Parr@maine.gov

CHAPTER 5: Labeling
Statutory authority: 28-A MRSA §6, sub-§2; Id. §82, sub-§2
Purpose: To articulate the requirements for registering labels on specified alcoholic beverage products sold in Maine.
Schedule for adoption: Prior to October 1, 2007
Affected parties: Any manufacturer, distributor, and retailer of the alcoholic beverage products that are regulated by the chapter.
Consensus-based rule development: Not anticipated.

CHAPTER 7: Advertising and Sign Regulations Applicable to All License Holders
Statutory authority: 28-A MRSA §6, sub-§2; Id. §82, sub-§2
Purpose: To clarify the standard that will be used to determine whether an advertisement for specified alcoholic beverage products sold in Maine is “obscene” and therefore prohibited. Schedule for adoption: Prior to October 1, 2007
Affected parties: Any manufacturer, distributor, and retailer of the alcoholic beverage products that are regulated by the chapter.
Consensus-based rule development: Not anticipated.


AGENCY UMBRELLA-UNIT NUMBER: 16-633
AGENCY NAME: Gambling Control Board

CONTACT PERSON: Robert Welch, Executive Director, 45 Commerce Drive
Suite #3, Augusta, Maine 04330; Telephone: (207) 626-3900. E-mail: Robert.P.Welch@Maine.gov

EMERGENCY RULES ADOPTED SINCE THE LAST REGULATORY AGENDA: None

EXPECTED 2006-2007 RULEMAKING ACTIVITY:

CHAPTER 14: Advertising
STATUTORY BASIS: 8 M.R.S.A., C.31, §1003
PURPOSE OF RULE: Current mandatory wording for advertising is lengthy and redundant. This rule would allow for a clearer warning on the age limit for admission to the slot facility.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: SPRING 2007
AFFECTED PARTIES: Slot Operator – Bangor Historic Track, Inc. is the only party affected by this rule.
INFORMATION ON PLANNED CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Input will be solicited from the management at Bangor Historic Track (and Hollywood Slots).


AGENCY UMBRELLA-UNIT NUMBER: 16-219
AGENCY NAME: Office of the State Fire Marshal

CONTACT PERSON: Richard E. Taylor, Planning and Research, Office of the Fire Marshal, 52 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0052; Telephone: (207) 626-3873. E-mail: Richard.E.Taylor@maine.gov

EMERGENCY RULES ADOPTED SINCE THE LAST REGULATORY AGENDA: None

EXPECTED 2006-2007 RULEMAKING ACTIVITY:

CHAPTER 1: Fee Schedule for Plans Examination
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 25 M.R.S.A. §2450PURPOSE: This rule establishes fees to support construction plan reviews for permits of building construction and licensing in the following areas:
Fee Schedule for Plans Examination
Plans Review and Permit of Fire Sprinkler Systems
Schedule of Fees for Plans Review and Permit of Barrier Free Construction
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to October 1, 2007
AFFECTED PARTIES: All customers who are required to submit building construction plans to the Office of State Fire Marshal for review.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated

CHAPTER 2: Rules Establishing Criteria for Approval of Smoke Detectors
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 25 MRSA §2464
PURPOSE: Establishes rules for approving smoke detectors to meet statutory requirements in various occupancies. The approval process will recognize smoke detectors approved by a nationally recognized testing agency for the purpose of this rule.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to October 1, 2007
AFFECTED PARTIES: All customers who are required to meet the installation of smoke detectors for occupancy type and classification.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated

CHAPTER 3: National Fire Prevention Code
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 25 M.R.S.A. §2452
PURPOSE: This National Fire Prevention Code provides a nationally recognized fire prevention code for state and municipal enforcement.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to October 1, 2007
AFFECTED PARTIES: All fire service agencies, within the State of Maine, that have enforcement requirements for life safety in structures from fire.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated

CHAPTER 4: Sprinkler Systems
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 25 M.R.S.A. §2452; 32 M.R.S.A. §§ 1373, 1374, 1382
PURPOSE: Establishes the design, installation, operation, maintenance and all other aspects of sprinkler protection for occupancies with sprinkler system fire protection measures and references National Fire Protection Association and State of Maine standards.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to October 1, 2007
AFFECTED PARTIES: All occupancies requiring the protection measures of water based sprinkler system fire protection measures.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated

CHAPTER 5: Portable Fire Extinguishers
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 25 M.R.S.A. §2452
PURPOSE: Establishes the rules for the installation and maintenance of portable fire extinguishers.
ANTICIIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to October 1, 2007
AFFECTED PARTIES: All occupancies requiring protective measures utilizing portable fire extinguishers.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated

CHAPTER 6: Fire Extinguishing Systems
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 25 M.R.S.A. §2452; 32 M.R.S.A. §1382
PURPOSE: Establishes rules and regulations for the installation, operation, maintenance and all other aspects of fire protection systems for occupancies that require such fire protection measures.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to October 1, 2007
AFFECTED PARTIES: Any and all occupancies that require or utilize fire extinguishing systems for fire protection measures.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated

CHAPTER 7: Dry Cleaning Plants
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 25 M.R.S.A. §2452
PURPOSE: Establishes rules and regulations for the design, construction, operation, maintenance and fire protection for these occupancies.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to October 1, 2007
AFFECTED PARTIES: Any and all facilities of this occupancy classification
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated

CHAPTER 8: Spray Applications
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 25 M.R.S.A. §2452
PURPOSE: Establishes rules and regulations for the design, construction, operation, maintenance and fire protection of these processes in occupancies.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to October 1, 2007
AFFECTED PARTIES: Any and all occupancies requiring or utilizing this type of activity and fire protection measures.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated

CHAPTER 9: Dip Tanks
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 25 M.R.S.A. §2452
PURPOSE: Establishes rules and regulations for the design, construction, maintenance and fire protection of these processes in occupancies.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to October 1, 2007
AFFECTED PARTIES: Any and all occupancies requiring or utilizing this type of activity and fire protection measures.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated

CHAPTER 10: Stationary Combustion Engines and Gas Turbines
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 25 M.R.S.A. §2452
PURPOSE: Establishes rules and regulations for the design, construction, operation, maintenance and fire protection of these types of engines and generators.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to October 1, 2007
AFFECTED PARTIES: Any and all occupancies that utilize or require the use of this type of equipment and subsequent fire protection measures.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated

CHAPTER 11: Bulk Oxygen Systems
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 25 M.R.S.A. §2452
PURPOSE: Establishes rules and regulations for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of these systems.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to October 1, 2007
AFFECTED PARTIES: Any and all facilities and occupancies utilizing these types of systems and requiring appropriate fire protection measures.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated

CHAPTER 12: Hydrogen Systems
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 25 M.R.S.A. §2452
PURPOSE: Establishes rules and regulations for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of these systems.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to October 1, 2007
AFFECTED PARTIES: Any and all facilities and occupancies utilizing these types of systems and requiring appropriate fire protection measures.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated

CHAPTER 13: Welding, Cutting and Allied Processes and Acetylene Cylinder Charging Plants
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 25 M.R.S.A. §2452
PURPOSE: Establishes rules and regulations for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of these systems.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to October 1, 2007
AFFECTED PARTIES: Any and all facilities and occupancies utilizing these types of activities and requiring appropriate fire protection measures.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated

CHAPTER 14: National Fuel Gas Code
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 25 M.R.S.A. §2452
PURPOSE: Establishes rules and regulations for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of these systems.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to October 1, 2007
AFFECTED PARTIES: Any and all facilities and occupancies that utilize these types of systems and requiring appropriate fire protection measures.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated

CHAPTER 15: Fire Protection Rules for Medical Facilities and Equipment
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 25 M.R.S.A. §2452
PURPOSE: This chapter contains specific information, regulations and minimum requirements relating to: inhalation anesthetics, respiratory therapy, laboratories in health related institutions, hyperbolic facilities, nonflammable medical gas systems, and inhalation anesthetics in ambulatory care facilities.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to October 1, 2007
AFFECTED PARTIES: Any and all facilities or occupancies that utilize the types of activities covered in this chapter.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated

CHAPTER 16: Storage and Handling of Liquid Petroleum Gases
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 25 M.R.S.A. §§ 2452, 2482
PURPOSE: Establishes rules and regulations for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of these systems.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to October 1, 2007
AFFECTED PARTIES: Any and all facilities and occupancies that utilize these types of systems and requiring appropriate fire protection measures.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated

CHAPTER 17: National Fire Alarm Code
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 25 M.R.S.A. §2452
PURPOSE: Establishes rules and regulations for the design, operation and maintenance of fire alarm systems.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to October 1, 2007
AFFECTED PARTIES: Any and all facilities or occupancies that require the installation and use of a fire alarm system for occupant and fire department notification in the event of fire.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated

CHAPTER 18: Lighting Protection Code
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 25 M.R.S.A.§2452
PURPOSE: Establishes rules and regulations for circumstances requiring lightning protection measures.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to October 1, 2007
AFFECTED PARTIES: Any and all facilities or occupancies that require measures to be taken for lightning protection.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated

CHAPTER 19: Vapor Removal from Cooking Equipment
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 25 M.R.S.A. §2452
PURPOSE: Establishes rules and regulations for circumstances requiring this equipment installation.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to October 1, 2007
AFFECTED PARTIES: Any and all facilities or occupancies that utilize this type of equipment and require the appropriate fire protection measures.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated

CHAPTER 20: Code for Safety and Life from Fire in Buildings and Structures
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 25 M.R.S.A. §2452
PURPOSE: Establishes rules and regulations for the protection of life and property from fire.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to October 1, 2007
AFFECTED PARTIES: Any and all facilities or occupancies that require protective measures to be taken to protect life and property from fire.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated

CHAPTER 21: Tents, Grandstands, Air Supported Structures for Places of Assembly
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 25 M.R.S.A. §2452
PURPOSE: Establishes rules and regulations for the design, construction and fire protection measures for these facilities.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to October 1, 2007
AFFECTED PARTIES: Any and all facilities meeting this occupancy use and the appropriate life safety and fire protection measures.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated

CHAPTER 22: Chimneys, Fireplaces, Vents And Solid Fuel Burning Applicances
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 25 M.R.S.A. §§ 2452, 2465
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to October 1, 2007
AFFECTED PARTIES: Any and all facilities or occupancies that utilize the features of chimneys, fireplaces or vents and the subsequent fire protection measures associated with these features.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated

CHAPTER 23: Purged and Pressurized Enclosures for Electrical Equipment
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 25 M.R.S.A. §2452
PURPOSE: Establishes rules and regulations for circumstances where this type of facility requires protective measures from fire.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to October 1, 2007
AFFECTED PARTIES: Any and all facilities or occupancies that utilize or meet the requirements of the subject matter contained in this chapter for fire protection measures.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated

CHAPTER 24: Fire Safety Technician Training and Certification Program
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 22 M.R.S.A. §8304-A
PURPOSE: This rule establishes the criteria that must be met to achieve the certification of Fire Safety Technician. Components include: Life Safety Code training, basic inspection techniques, documentation procedures and an overview of the Department of Human Services rules.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to October 1, 2007
AFFECTED PARTIES: Individuals involved in obtaining Fire Safety Technician Certification.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated

CHAPTER 25: Rules for the Display of Fireworks
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 8 M.R.S.A. §236
PURPOSE: Establishes the rules and regulations for the construction, handling, storage, transport and use of fireworks.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to October 1, 2007
AFFECTED PARTIES: Any and all persons who are involved in all aspects of the display of fireworks.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated

CHAPTER 26: Standard for the Use of Pyrotechnic Before a Proximate Audience
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 8 M.R.S.A. §236
PURPOSE: Establishes rules and regulations for the use of pyrotechnic and flame based activities before a proximate audience.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to October 1, 2007
AFFECTED PARTIES: Any and all persons, organizations, companies or activities that utilize the activities associated with flame or pyrotechnics before a proximate audience.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated

CHAPTER 27: Rules Governing Tents and Equipment of Circuses and Amusements
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 8 M.R.S.A. §502
PURPOSE: Establishes rules and regulations for the design, operation, maintenance and fire protection measures of such facilities or activities.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to October 1, 2007
AFFECTED PARTIES: Any and all amusement shows and circuses
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated

CHAPTER 28: Rules Governing Operations of Amusement Devices and Midways
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 8 M.R.S.A. §502
PURPOSE: Establishes rules and regulations for the condition and operation of such facilities and activities for life safety purposes.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to October 1, 2007
AFFECTED PARTIES: Any and all operators of amusement devices and midways
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated

CHAPTER 29: Rules and Regulations Relating to Structures Used by the Public as Spectators During Motor Vehicle Racing
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 8 M.R.S.A. §502
PURPOSE: Establishes rules and regulations relating to structures used to accommodate and protect spectators during motor vehicle racing. This chapter further assures the safe and proper construction and maintenance of grandstands, bleachers, stadiums, arenas, safety barriers and the surface upon which they are placed.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to October 1, 2007
AFFECTED PARTIES: Any and all facilities or activities that utilize structures for use by spectators at motor vehicle racing.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated

CHAPTER 30: Adjudicatory and Licensing Proceedings
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 5 M.R.S.A. §8051
PURPOSE: Establishes rules and regulations for the administration of the ad judicatory process for licensing procedures.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to October 1, 2007
AFFECTED PARTIES: Any and all persons or parties who are involved in a licensing process within the scope of activities carried out by the Office of State Fire Marshal
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated

CHAPTER 31: Rules for the Manufacture, Transportation, Storage and Use of Explosive Materials
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 25 M.R.S.A. §2472
PURPOSE: Establishes rules and regulations for the safeguarding of persons through the manufacture, transportation, storage, sale and use of explosive materials.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to October 1, 2007
AFFECTED PARTIES: Any and all persons, organizations, companies or entities who are involved in the manufacture, transportation, sale, storage or use of explosive material.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated

CHAPTER 32: Standard for the Protection of Storage
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 25 M.R.S.A. §§ 2452, 2465, 2472, 2482; 8 M.R.S.A. §236; 32 M.R.S.A. §1382
PURPOSE: Establishes rules and regulations associated with general storage and the associated fire protection measures.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to October 1, 2007
AFFECTED PARTIES: Any and all facilities and occupancies that utilize storage that meets the requirements of this chapter and the associated fire protection measures.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated

CHAPTER 33: Standard for the Storage of Rubber Tires
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 25 M.R.S.A. §2452; 32 M.R.S.A. §1382
PURPOSE: Establishes the rules and regulations associated with the storage of rubber tires and the associated fire protection measures.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to October 1, 2007
AFFECTED PARTIES: Any and all facilities and occupancies that utilize the storage of rubber tires that meets the requirements of this chapter and the associated fire protection measures.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated

CHAPTER 34: Rules Relating to Flammable and Combustible Liquids
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 25 M.R.S.A. §2482
PURPOSE: Establishes rules and regulations for the transporting, storage, handling or use of flammable or combustible liquids and the associated fire protection measures.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to October 1, 2007
AFFECTED PARTIES: Any and all persons, firms, corporations, co partnerships, voluntary associations and governmental agencies, except federal; that transport, store, handle or use these materials.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated

Amendment filed December 5, 2006
CHAPTER 52 (New): Maintenance and Inspection of Chimneys, Fireplaces, Vents and Solid Fuel Burning Appliances Upon the Sale or Transfer of Property.
This rule will be adopted as a major substantive rule as defined in Title 5, Chapter 375, subchapter 2-A.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 25 M.R.S.A. §2465 1-B
PURPOSE: To amend the regulatory agenda of the Office of the Fire Marshal to include the adoption of a major substantive rule to define the circumstances under which the maintenance and inspection of chimneys, fireplaces, vents and solid fuel burning appliances shall be required upon the sale or transfer of property pursuant to 25 M.R.S.A. §2465 1-B.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to October 1, 2007
AFFECTED PARTIES: Realtors, sellers and buyers of property, municipal and state fire service/department personnel, municipal and state code enforcement officials, chimney sweeps and inspectors, and the insurance industry.