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Executive Department
1998-99 Regulatory Agenda


07-105 - Executive Department, State Planning Office

CONTACT PERSON: EVAN RICHERT, DIRECTOR, State House Station #38, 184 State Street, Augusta, Maine 04330 (207)287-3261

EMERGENCY RULES ADOPTED SINCE THE LAST REGULATORY AGENDA: NONE

EXPECTED 1998-99 RULE-MAKING ACTIVITY:

CHAPTER 100: Affordable Housing Definition Rule
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 30-A M.R.S.A. 4312
PURPOSE: Clarifies and develops the statutory definition of "affordable housing" referenced in Title 30-A, Chapter 187, 4301 (Comprehensive Planning and Land Use Regulation). This rule is intended to establish a single definition of affordable housing for use by the Maine Affordable Housing Alliance, the Maine State Housing Authority, and the State Planning Office in their respective activities.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Spring 1999
AFFECTED PARTIES: All municipalities.

CHAPTER 201: Procedural Rule for Submission and Review of Comprehensive Plans and Zoning Ordinances
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 30-A M.R.S.A. 4312
PURPOSE: Establish procedures and requirements for the submission and review of municipal comprehensive plans, zoning ordinances, and amendments to each of those items. Rules defines complete submission of plan or ordinance, establishes submittal procedure, and establishes review and comment procedures.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Spring 1999
AFFECTED PARTIES: All municipalities.

CHAPTER 202: Comprehensive Plan Review and Criteria Rule
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 30-A M.R.S.A. 4312
PURPOSE: Establishes review criteria for determining consistency of a municipality's Comprehensive Plan with that as required to meet the goals and policies of the Comprehensive Planning and Land Use Regulation Act. This rule is also used for communities requesting Certification of their programs, under Chapter 205.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Spring 1999
AFFECTED PARTIES: All municipalities.

CHAPTER 203: Subdivision Ordinance Review Criteria Rule
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 30-A M.R.S.A. 4312
PURPOSE: Establishes review criteria for determining consistency of a municipality's Subdivision Ordinance with that as required to meet the goals and policies of the Comprehensive Planning and Land Use Regulation Act. This rule is also used for communities requesting Certification of their programs, under Chapter 205.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Spring 1999
AFFECTED PARTIES: All municipalities.

CHAPTER 205: Procedural Rule for Submittal and Review of Municipal Growth Management Programs for a Certificate of Consistency
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 30-A M.R.S.A. 4312
PURPOSE: Establishes review criteria for determining consistency of a municipality's entire Growth Management Program with that as required to meet the goals and policies of the Comprehensive Planning and Land Use Regulation Act.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Spring 1999
AFFECTED PARTIES: All municipalities.

CHAPTER 210: Zoning Ordinance Review Criteria Rule
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 30-A M.R.S.A. 4312
PURPOSE: Establishes review criteria for determining consistency of a municipality's Zoning Ordinance with that as required to meet the goals and policies of the Comprehensive Planning and Land Use Regulation Act. This rule is also used for communities requesting Certification of their programs, under Chapter 205.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Spring 1999
AFFECTED PARTIES: All municipalities.

CHAPTER 300: Municipal Code Enforcement Officer Qualifications and Certification Standards Rule
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 30-A M.R.S.A. 4451(5)
PURPOSE: Establishes the standards, qualifications, and procedures that the State Planning Office uses to certify and recertify local code enforcement officers. The rule establishes the minimum standards required of all local code enforcement officers appointed in the State of Maine, and establishes the basic and advanced standards in specific areas of municipal code enforcement.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Spring 1999
AFFECTED PARTIES: All appointed Municipal Code Enforcement Officers


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