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2007-2008 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 2007-08 RULE-MAKING ACTIVITY:

CHAPTER 20: Qualifications for Persons Eligible to Prepare Comprehensive Economic Impact Studies
STATUTORY BASIS: 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. Rule-making for this new rule is underway in 2007. This is just a placeholder in the event the Office identifies any corrections or clarifications or needs to amend the rule in response to possible statutory changes in the next session.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: October 2008
AFFECTED PARTIES: municipalities, developers of large-scale retail development, and consultants or other preparers of economic impact studies
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: not contemplated

CHAPTER 202: Comprehensive Plan Review Criteria Rule
STATUTORY BASIS: 30-A MRSA §4312(4)
PURPOSE: This amendment would amend the criteria or process the state uses to review local comprehensive plans for consistency with the Growth Management Act. A comprehensive redraft of the rule was completed in 2007. This is just a placeholder in the event the office identifies any needed corrections or clarifications.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: By October 2008
AFFECTED PARTIES: municipalities, state agencies, and regional planning councils/commissions
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: not contemplated

CHAPTER 220: Methodology for Identification of Regional Service Centers
STATUTORY BASIS: 30-A MRSA §4301(14-A)
PURPOSE: The amendment updates the information and methods that the office uses to identify municipalities and, under certain circumstances, parts of municipalities, that serve as regional service centers.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: January-February 2008 (major-substantive)
AFFECTED PARTIES: municipalities and state agencies that make growth-related state capital investments
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: not contemplated

CHAPTER 300: Municipal Code Enforcement Officer Qualifications and Certification Standards Rule
STATUTORY BASIS: 30-A MRSA §4451(5)
PURPOSE: The amendment would clarify standards for certification and advanced certification and incorporate statutory changes.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: By October 2008
AFFECTED PARTIES: municipalities, municipal code enforcement officers, and licensed plumbing inspectors
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: not contemplated