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2007-2008 Regulatory Agendas

02-381
Oil and Solid Fuel Board

AGENCY UMBRELLA-UNIT NUMBER: 02-381
AGENCY NAME: Department of Professional and Financial Regulation, Office of Licensing and Registration, Oil and Solid Fuel Board

CONTACT PERSON: Cheryl Hersom, Board Administrator, Office of Licensing and Registration, 35 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333, 207/624-8605

EMERGENCY RULES ADOPTED SINCE THE LAST REGULATORY AGENDA: On August 9, 2007 the Board amended Chapters 3 and 4 on an emergency basis pursuant to PL 2007, c. 392 relating to the licensing of limited energy auditor technicians.

EXPECTED 2007-2008 RULE-MAKING ACTIVITY:

CHAPTER 1: Definitions
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA 2311, 2353 and 2402
PURPOSE: The Board may review and revise its rules to ensure clarity and conformity with the enabling statute by clarifying wording of the law and rules.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: Within one year, if necessary.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 2: General Information
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA 2353 and 2402
PURPOSE: The Board may review and revise its rules to ensure clarity and conformity with the guidelines relating to meetings, advisory rulings, and maintenance of records.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: Within one year, if necessary.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 3: Categories and Responsibilities for Licensure
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA 2311, 2353, 2402 and 2404
PURPOSE: The Board may review and revise its rules to ensure clarity and conformity with the enabling statute by clarifying the requirements for licensure for Apprentices, Journeymen and Masters. The board will adopt a permanent rule section setting forth the scope of practice of limited energy auditor technicians.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: Within one year, if necessary.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 4: Qualifications for Licensure
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA 2353, 2402 and 2403
PURPOSE: The Board may review and revise its rules to ensure clarity and conformity with the enabling statute by setting forth the type of examinations administered and other specific information pertaining to the examinations. The board will adopt a permanent rule section containing qualifications for licensure as a limited energy auditor technician.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: Within one year, if necessary.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 5: Use of Other License Authorities
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA 2353 and 2402
PURPOSE: The Board may review and revise its rules to ensure clarity and conformity with the enabling statute by clarifying the requirements for licensed master and journeyman technicians to gain licensed experience as an apprentice to qualify for an additional license authority.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: Within one year, if necessary.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 7: Adoption of Standards and Rules
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA 2313, 2353 and 2402
PURPOSE: The Board may review and revise its rules to ensure clarity and conformity with the enabling statute by setting forth the standards for installation of any oil and solid fuel burning equipment, chimneys, fireplaces and vents.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: Within one year, if necessary.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 8: Modification of Standards
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA 2313, 2353 and 2402
PURPOSE: The Board may review and revise its rules to ensure clarity and conformity with the enabling statute by authorizing modifications to installation standards under unusual circumstances.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: Within one year, if necessary.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 9: Installation of Oil Burning Equipment
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA 2313, 2353 and 2402
PURPOSE: The Board may review and revise its rules to ensure clarity and conformity with the enabling statute by clarifying the guidelines for the installation of oil burning equipment with necessary safety controls, devices and standards for the reduction of fire hazards associated with oil fired equipment used in residential, commercial, and industrial applications.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: Within one year, if necessary.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 10: Installation of Solid Fuel Burning Equipment
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA 2313, 2353 and 2402
PURPOSE: The Board may review and revise its rules to ensure clarity and conformity with the enabling statute by clarifying the proper installation of solid fuel burning equipment in residential, commercial, and industrial installations.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: Within one year, if necessary.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 11: Chimneys
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA 2313, 2313-A, 2353 and 2402
PURPOSE: The Board may review and revise its rules to ensure clarity and conformity with the enabling statute by clarifying the construction and installation requirements of chimneys, fireplaces, and venting systems for residential, commercial, and industrial appliances.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: Within one year, if necessary.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 13: Installation of Waste Oil Appliances and Waste Oil Supply Tanks
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA 2313, 2353 and 2402
PURPOSE: The Board may review and revise its rules to ensure clarity and conformity with the enabling statute by clarifying the requirements for the use of waste oil burning equipment.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: Within one year, if necessary.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.