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2008-2009 Regulatory Agendas

06-096
Department of Environmental Protection

AGENCY UMBRELLA-UNIT NUMBER: 06-096
AGENCY NAME: Department of Environmental Protection

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CONTACT PERSON FOR FOLLOWING CHAPTERS: Peter J. Carney, Office of the Commissioner, 17 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0017. Tel: 207-287-4305

CHAPTER 2: Rules Concerning the Processing of Applications
STATUTORY BASIS: 38 MRSA 341-D
PURPOSE: Amend provision concerning revocation, modification or suspension of licenses to be consistent with the Maine Administrative Procedure Act; clarify provisions pertaining to appeals of licensing decisions; update provision to be consistent with recent statutory amendments; and possible amendments to reflect revisions to the Chapter 30 hearing rules.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Summer/Fall 2009
AFFECTED PARTIES: Parties filing applications and members of the public participating in Department review of pending applications, and persons filing appeals or petitions for consideration by the Board.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not applicable.

CHAPTER 20: Rules Governing the Conduct of Rulemaking Hearings
STATUTORY BASIS: 38 MRSA 341-D
PURPOSE: Repeal existing Chapter 20: Hearings on Applications and replace with new Chapter 20: Rules Governing the Conduct of Rulemaking Hearings.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Ongoing
AFFECTED PARTIES: Parties and members of the public appearing in Department hearings on rulemaking.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not applicable.

CHAPTER 30: Rules Governing the Conduct of Licensing Hearings
STATUTORY BASIS: 38 MRSA 341-D
PURPOSE: Repeal existing Chapter 20: Hearings on Applications and existing Chapter 30: Special Regulations for Hearings on Applications of Significant Public Interest, and replace with new Chapter 30: Rules Governing the Conduct of Licensing Hearings.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Ongoing
AFFECTED PARTIES: Parties and members of the public appearing in Department hearings on licensing.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not applicable.

CHAPTER 40: Rules Governing the Conduct of Enforcement Hearings
STATUTORY BASIS: 38 MRSA 341-D
PURPOSE: Repeal existing Chapter 40: Conduct of Enforcement Hearings and replace with new Chapter 40: Rules Governing the Conduct of Enforcement Hearings.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Ongoing
AFFECTED PARTIES: Parties and members of the public appearing in Department hearings on enforcement.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not applicable.

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CONTACT PERSON FOR FOLLOWING CHAPTERS: Deborah Avalone-King, Bureau of Air Quality, 17 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0017. Tel: 207.287.7028

CHAPTER 100: Definitions Regulation
STATUTORY BASIS: 38 M.R.S.A. 585-A
PURPOSE: This existing rule is proposed for amendment on an ongoing basis to reflect recent federal and state legislative and regulatory changes affecting definitions.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Ongoing
AFFECTED PARTIES: These administrative changes will not have a direct impact on the regulated community or the environment.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not applicable.

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CONTACT PERSON FOR FOLLOWING CHAPTERS: Jeffrey Crawford, Bureau of Air Quality, 17 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0017. Tel: 207.287.7647

CHAPTER 110: Ambient Air Quality Standards
STATUTORY BASIS: 38 M.R.S.A. 584
PURPOSE: The existing rule will be proposed for amendment to incorporate new federal ambient air quality standards for ozone and particulate matter.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: March 2009
AFFECTED PARTIES: General public and regulated community.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not applicable.

CHAPTER 114: Classification of Air Quality Control Regions
STATUTORY BASIS: 38 M.R.S.A. 583-B, 585-A
PURPOSE: The existing rule will be proposed for amendment to update air quality control region classifications based on new federal ozone and particulate matter standards.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: March 2009
AFFECTED PARTIES: General public and regulated community.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not applicable.

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CONTACT PERSON FOR FOLLOWING CHAPTERS: Carolyn Wheeler, Bureau of Air Quality, 17 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0017. Tel: 207.287.8159

CHAPTER 117: Source Surveillance
STATUTORY BASIS: 38 M.R.S.A. 585-A, 590
PURPOSE: This existing rule will be proposed for amendment to improve consistency with federal regulations and across source categories.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: November 2008
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensed sources required to operate continuous emission monitoring systems (CEMS).
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not applicable.

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CONTACT PERSON FOR FOLLOWING CHAPTERS: Deborah Avalone-King, Bureau of Air Quality, 17 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0017. Tel: 207.287.7028

CHAPTER 118: Gasoline Dispensing Facilities Vapor Control STATUTORY BASIS: 38 M.R.S.A. 585, 585-B, 585-E
PURPOSE: This existing rule will be proposed for amendment to incorporate recent federal changes to Stage I vapor control requirements and to incorporate state changes to the Stage II program, including sunset provisions.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: February 2009
AFFECTED PARTIES: Owners and operators of gasoline dispensing facilities.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not applicable.
CONTACT PERSON FOR FOLLOWING CHAPTERS: Andrea Lani, Bureau of Air Quality, 17 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0017. Tel: 207.287.5902

CHAPTER 125: Perchloroethylene Dry Cleaner Regulation
STATUTORY BASIS: 38 M.R.S.A. 585, 585-B
PURPOSE: This existing rule will be proposed for amendment to incorporate recent federal requirements for dry cleaning operations.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: April 2009
AFFECTED PARTIES: Owners and operators of perchloroethylene dry cleaning operations.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not applicable.

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CONTACT PERSON FOR FOLLOWING CHAPTERS: Carolyn Wheeler, Bureau of Air Quality, 17 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0017. Tel: 207.287.8159

CHAPTER 150: Control of Emissions From Outdoor Wood Boilers
STATUTORY BASIS: 38 M.R.S.A. 585-A, 610-B
PURPOSE: This existing rule will be proposed for amendment to incorporate emissions standards, setbacks and stack height requirements for pellet burning outdoor boilers.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: November 2008
AFFECTED PARTIES: Manufacturers, retailers and owner/operators of outdoor wood boiler units.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not applicable.

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CONTACT PERSON FOR FOLLOWING CHAPTERS: Andrea Lani, Bureau of Air Quality, 17 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0017. Tel: 207.287.5902

CHAPTER 159: Control of Emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds from Adhesives and Sealants
STATUTORY BASIS: 38 M.R.S.A. 585, 585-A
PURPOSE: This new rule will establish volatile organic compound content limits for industrial adhesive products.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: December 2008
AFFECTED PARTIES: Manufacturers and users of industrial adhesives.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not applicable.

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CONTACT PERSON FOR FOLLOWING CHAPTERS: Carolyn Wheeler, Bureau of Air Quality, 17 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0017. Tel: 207.287.8159

CHAPTER 160: Outdoor Wood Boiler Retirement and Buy-Back Program
STATUTORY BASIS: 38 M.R.S.A. 585-A, 610-B
PURPOSE: This new rule will establish a program for retiring nuisance outdoor wood boiler units.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: November 2008
AFFECTED PARTIES: Manufacturers, retailers and owner/operators of outdoor wood boiler units
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not applicable.
CONTACT PERSON FOR FOLLOWING CHAPTERS: Mike Mullen, Bureau of Land and Water Quality, 17 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0017. Tel: 207-287-4728

CHAPTER 305: Permit By Rule Standards
STATUTORY BASIS: 38 MRSA 341-D
PURPOSE: This existing rule will be proposed for amendment to address any updates as needed.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: As needed basis
AFFECTED PARTIES: Regulated community.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not applicable.

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CONTACT PERSON FOR FOLLOWING CHAPTER: Hetty Richardson, Bureau of Land and Water Quality, 17 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0017. Tel: 207-287-7777

CHAPTER 310: Wetlands and Waterbodies Protection Rules
STATUTORY BASIS: 38 MRSA 341-D and PL 2003, c. 592
PURPOSE: Amend provisions concerning wetlands of special significance. This rule will also be proposed for amendment to address any updates as needed.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Fall/Winter 2008-2009, and as needed thereafter
AFFECTED PARTIES: Regulated community.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not applicable.

CHAPTERS 335: Significant Wildlife Habitat
STATUTORY BASIS: 38 MRSA 341-D, 480-A et seq.
PURPOSE: These existing rules are proposed for amendment in order to make adjustments and clarifications, and update as needed. Some changes are required by legislation.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Fall/Winter 2008-2009
AFFECTED PARTIES: Regulated community.
CONSENSUS BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not applicable.

CHAPTER 340:Community Public Water Supply Primary Protection Areas
STATUTORY BASIS: 38 MRSA 341-D and PL 2007, ch. 353
PURPOSE: Adopt rules concerning community public water supply primary protection areas, as required by recent legislation.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Not yet scheduled
AFFECTED PARTIES: Regulated community.
CONSENSUS BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not applicable.

CHAPTER 342: Significant Groundwater wells (or alternative chapter # and title on this subject)
STATUTORY BASIS: 38 MRSA 341-D and PL 2007, ch. 399
PURPOSE: To specify fees associated with significant groundwater wells, as provided for in recent legislation.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Fall/Winter 2008-2009
AFFECTED PARTIES: Regulated community
CONSENSUS BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not applicable.

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CONTACT PERSON FOR FOLLOWING CHAPTERS: Jeff Madore, Bureau of Land and Water Quality, 17 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0017. Tel: 207-287-7848.

CHAPTERS 371 et seq.: Site Location of Development Rules (several chapters)
STATUTORY BASIS: 38 MRSA 341-D and 481 et seq.
PURPOSE: Some or all of several chapters of existing rules adopted pursuant to the Site Law may be proposed for amendment in order to update provisions and standards as needed.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Spring/Summer 2009
AFFECTED PARTIES: Regulated community.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not applicable.

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CONTACT PERSON FOR THE FOLLOWING CHAPTERS: Paula Clark, DEP-BRWM, 17 SHS, Augusta ME 04333-0017. Tel: 207.287.7718

CHAPTER 401: Landfill Disposal Facilities
STATUTORY BASIS: 38 MRSA 1304(1); Resolves 2007, c. 170
PURPOSE: Revisions to provisions on landfill gas and odor management
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Fall 2008
AFFECTED PARTIES: Solid facility operators
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not applicable

CHAPTER 402: Transfer Stations / Storage Facilities for Municipal Solid Waste
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 38 MRSA 1304(1)
PURPOSE: The rule will be amended to provide for collection of household hazardous waste.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Fall 2008
AFFECTED PARTIES: Operators of solid waste transfer stations and storage facilities.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not applicable

CHAPTER 409: Solid Waste Processing Facilities
STATUTORY BASIS: 38 MRSA 1304(1); 38 MRSA 1310-N(5-A)
PURPOSE: The rule will be amended to regulate automobile crushing, to set recycling requirements for facilities that process construction and demolition debris, and perhaps to revise provisions related agricultural composting
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Winter/Spring 2008-2009
AFFECTED PARTIES: Solid waste handlers and facility operators
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not applicable.

CHAPTER 418: Beneficial Use of Solid Wastes
STATUTORY BASIS: 38 MRSA 1304(1), (1-B) and (13)
PURPOSE: To rule will be amended to clarify and revise certain provisions related to fuel substitution activities
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Fall 2008
AFFECTED PARTIES: Persons who process solid waste for use as fuel and persons who use fuel made from solid waste
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated

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CONTACT PERSON FOR FOLLOWING CHAPTERS: Don Witherill, Bureau of Land and Water Quality, 17 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0017. Tel: 207-287-7725

CHAPTER 500: Stormwater Management
CHAPTER 502: Direct Watersheds of Waterbodies Most at Risk from New Development
STATUTORY BASIS: 38 MRSA 341-D, 420-D
PURPOSE: This existing rule will be proposed for amendment to address issues identified during program implementation.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Fall/Winter 2008-2009
AFFECTED PARTIES: Land developers and businesses.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not applicable.

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CONTACT PERSON FOR FOLLOWING CHAPTER: Dennis Merrill, Bureau of Land and Water Quality, 17 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0017. Tel: 207-287-7788

CHAPTER 519: Interim Effluent Limitations and Controls for the Discharge of Mercury
STATUTORY BASIS: 38 MRSA 341-D, 413, 420
PURPOSE: This existing rule may be proposed for amendment to implement statutory changes enacted in 2001. Determination of whether to proceed with this rulemaking is on hold pending data analysis.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Fall/Winter 2008-2009
AFFECTED PARTIES: Dischargers of mercury to surface waters of the state.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not applicable.

CHAPTERS 520-529: MEPDES Wastewater Discharge Program
STATUTORY BASIS: 38 MRSA 341-D
PURPOSE: This existing rule will be proposed for amendment to respond to U.S. EPA comments and/or changes in related Federal regulations.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Not yet scheduled
PARTIES AFFECTED: Persons having or applying for waste discharge licenses.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not applicable.

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CONTACT PERSON FOR FOLLOWING CHAPTER: Mark Margerum, Bureau of Land and Water Quality, 17 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0017. Tel: 207-287-7842

CHAPTERS 555: Standards for the Addition of Septage to Municipal Wastewater Treatment Facilities
STATUTORY BASIS: 38 MRSA 341-D
PURPOSE: Amend septage limits for wastewater treatment facilities, and other updates as needed.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Winter/Spring 2009
PARTIES AFFECTED: Wastewater treatment facilities.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not applicable

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CONTACT PERSON FOR FOLLOWING CHAPTER: Tom Danielson, Bureau of Land and Water Quality, 17 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0017. Tel: 207-287-7728.

CHAPTER 583: Nutrient Criteria for Fresh Surface Waters
STATUTORY BASIS: 38 MRSA 341-D
PURPOSE: Adopt nutrient criteria for fresh surface waters
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Winter/Summer 2009
AFFECTED PARTIES: Persons having or applying for waste discharge licenses
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated

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CONTACT PERSON FOR FOLLOWING CHAPTER: Barry Mower, Bureau of Land and Water Quality, 17 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0017. Tel: 207-287-7777.

CHAPTER 584: Water Quality Criteria for Toxics
STATUTORY BASIS: 38 MRSA 341-D, 464, 465, 480-C
PURPOSE: Adopt a BAF (bioaccumulation factor).
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Not yet scheduled
AFFECTED PARTIES: Industry, POTWs, fish and consumers.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated

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CONTACT PERSON FOR FOLLOWING CHAPTERS: Rich Baker, Bureau of Land and Water Quality, 17 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0017. Tel: 207-287-7730.

CHAPTER [yet to be assigned]: State-imposed Shoreland Zoning Ordinance for Specified Towns (and Amendments to those Ordinances)
STATUTORY BASIS: 38 MRSA 438-A
PURPOSE: This existing rule will be proposed for amendment to provide or modify shoreland zoning ordinances for those municipalities that fail to adopt suitable ordinances as required by 38 MRSA 438-A(2).
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: As needed basis
AFFECTED PARTIES: Shoreland property owners and municipal officials.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not applicable.

CHAPTER [yet to be assigned]: Repeal of State-imposed Shoreland Zoning Ordinance for Specified Towns
STATUTORY BASIS: 38 MRSA 438-A(4)
PURPOSE: This existing rule will be proposed for amendment to repeal state-imposed shoreland zoning ordinances that are no longer necessary.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: As needed basis
AFFECTED PARTIES: Shoreland property owners, municipal officials.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not applicable.
CONTACT PERSON FOR THE FOLLOWING CHAPTER: George Seel, DEP-BRWM, 17 SHS, Augusta ME 04333-0017. Tel: 207.287.7166

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CHAPTER 691: Underground Oil Storage Facilities
STATUTORY BASIS: 38 MRSA 561 et seq.
PURPOSE: The rule will be amended to incorporate statutory changes regarding the circumstances under which mothballed tanks may be returned to service, to remove siting requirements for re-codification in proposed new chapter 692 and to make other minor revisions and non-substantive corrections as appropriate.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Spring 2009
AFFECTED PARTIES: Owners and operators of oil storage facilities
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 692: Siting of Oil Storage Facilities
STATUTORY BASIS: 38 MRSA 563-C; PL 2001, c. 302, 3; PL 2007, c. 569, 7.
PURPOSE: This new rule chapter will combine the existing requirements for siting of underground oil storage facilities with new, largely identical, requirements for siting of aboveground oil storage facilities.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Spring 2009
AFFECTED PARTIES: Owners and operators of oil storage facilities
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 700: Wellhead Protection
STATUTORY BASIS: 38 MRSA 563-C; PL 2001, c. 302, 3; PL 2007, c. 569, 7.
PURPOSE: This new chapter will establish the rules for compliance with the wellhead protection provisions of 38 MRSA 1391-1399.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Spring 2009
AFFECTED PARTIES: Persons who propose to develop any of the following types of facilities within 1000 feet of a public drinking water well or within 300 feet of a private well: an oil storage facility; an automobile graveyard; an automobile recycling business; an auto body shop; an automobile maintenance and repair facility; a drying cleaning facility; a metal plating or finishing facility; or a commercial hazardous waste facility.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

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CONTACT PERSON FOR THE FOLLOWING CHAPTERS: John James, DEP-BRWM, 17 SHS, Augusta ME 04333-0017. Tel: 207.287.7866

CHAPTER 800: Identification of Hazardous Matter
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 38 MRSA 1319(1)
PURPOSE: This rule will be amended to update the list of substances constituting hazardous matter, incorporate statutory changes since original adoption of the rule in 1981, and clarify the circumstances under which hazardous matter spills must be reported to the department.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Summer 2009
AFFECTED PARTIES: Persons having care, custody, possession or control of hazardous matter
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated

CHAPTER 801: Discharge of Hazardous Matter: Removal and Written Reporting Procedures
STATUTORY BASIS: 38 MRSA 1319(2)
PURPOSE: This rule will be repealed and replaced in conjunction with revisions to chapter 800.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Summer 2009
AFFECTED PARTIES: Persons having care, custody, possession or control of hazardous matter
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated

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CONTACT PERSON FOR THE FOLLOWING CHAPTERS: Stacy Ladner, DEP-BRWM, 17 SHS, Augusta ME 04333-0017. Tel: 207.287.7853

CHAPTERS 850-857: Hazardous Waste Management Rules
STATUTORY BASIS: 38 MRSA 1319-O(1)
PURPOSE: These rule chapters will be amended to, among other things, incorporate changes in corresponding federal requirements, add requirements for handling waste gas, and update the abbreviated license provisions. Under the latter provisions, license review is streamlined for hazardous waste generators who agree to abide by specified operating standards. The standards vary by facility type.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Fall 2008
AFFECTED PARTIES: Hazardous waste generators
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not applicable

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CONTACT PERSON FOR THE FOLLOWING CHAPTERS: John James, DEP-BRWM, 17 SHS, Augusta ME 04333-0017. Tel: 207.287.7866

CHAPTER 880: Designation and Regulation of Priority Chemicals
STATUTORY BASIS: 38 MRSA 341-D(1-B); 38 MRSA 1695(4)
PURPOSE: This new rule will set forth the procedure by which the Commissioner will designate and scrutinize priority chemicals as authorized under 38 MRSA 169i et seq. The rule may include provisions assessing fees on manufacturers of products that contain a priority chemical.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Summer 2009
AFFECTED PARTIES: Manufacturers of products that contain a priority chemical if use or disposal of the product is likely to expose a child or fetus to the chemical
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated

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CHAPTER 156: CO2 Budget Trading Program
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 38 MRSA 585-A, 38 MRSA c. 3-B
PURPOSE: This rule is being amended to clarify that the Department may initiate air emissions licensing of CO2 budget units and participate in auctions prior to the commencement date of its program; to revise the definition of "fossil fuel-fired unit" that limits the amount of fossil fuel a new source can use without being subject to the program to no more than 5%; to revise the definition of "owner" to clarify the different uses of the term owner within the rule; and add voluntary renewable energy market set-aside provisions.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Public hearing on June 5, 2008, and adoption on July 17, 2008.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Fossil-fuel fired electric generating units of 25 MW output and greater
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: not contemplated

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CONTACT PERSON FOR FOLLOWING CHAPTERS: Lynne Cayting, Bureau of Air Quality, 17 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0017. Tel: 207.287.7599

CHAPTER 127: New Motor Vehicle Emission Standards
STATUTORY BASIS: 38 M.R.S.A. 585, 585-A, 585-D
PURPOSE: This existing rule will be proposed for amendment to revise vehicle labeling requirements and the ZEV mandate, along with incorporating other program updates..
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: November 2008.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Motor vehicle manufacturers and dealers.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not applicable.

CHAPTER 146: Diesel-Powered Motor Vehicle Emission Standards
STATUTORY BASIS: 38 M.R.S.A. 585-A, 29-A M.R.SA. 2114
PURPOSE: This existing rule will be proposed for amendment incorporate more stringent opacity standards.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: December 2008.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Owners and operators of diesel-powered motor vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating of 18,000 or more pounds.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not applicable.