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April 26, 2000
as posted in 5 daily Maine newspapers

NOTICE OF STATE RULE-MAKING

Public Input for Proposed and Adopted Rules

Notices are published each Wednesday to alert the public regarding state agency rule-making. You may obtain a copy of any rule by notifying the agency contact person. You may also comment on the rule, and/or attend the public hearing. If no hearing is scheduled, you may request one -- the agency may then schedule a hearing, and must do so if 5 or more persons request it. If you are disabled or need special services to attend a hearing, please notify the agency contact person at least 7 days prior to it. Petitions: you can petition an agency to adopt, amend, or repeal any rule; the agency must provide you with petition forms, and must respond to your petition within 60 days. The agency must enter rule-making if the petition is signed by 150 or more registered voters, and may begin rule-making if there are fewer. You can also petition the Legislature to review a rule; the Executive Director of the Legislative Council (115 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333, phone 207/287-1615) will provide you with the necessary petition forms. The appropriate legislative committee will review a rule upon receipt of a petition from 100 or more registered voters, or from "...any person who may be directly, substantially and adversely affected by the application of a rule..." (Title 5 Section 11112). World-Wide Web: Copies of the weekly notices and the full texts of adopted rule chapters may be found on the World-Wide Web at: http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/rcn/apa/.


PROPOSALS

AGENCY: 01-015 - Maine Milk Commission
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 3, Schedule of Minimum Prices - Order #06-00
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 2000-P77
CONCISE SUMMARY: The Maine Milk Commission will set minimum prices for Class I, II, III and Butterfat based on Federal Order #1 prices with prevailing premiums and other factors that may be presented.
THIS RULE WILL NOT HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 7 MRSA 2954 & 5 M.R.S.A. 8054
PUBLIC HEARING: 9:00 a.m., Thursday, May 11, 2000, Department of Agriculture, Food & Rural Resources, Room 319 Deering Building, Augusta, Maine 04333
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: May 11, 2000
NAME: Stanley K. Millay, Executive Director
ADDRESS: Maine Milk Commission, Deering Building-Station #28, Augusta, Maine 04333
TELEPHONE: (207) 287-3741


ADOPTIONS

AGENCY: 13-188 - Department of Marine Resources
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 42, Striped Bass
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 2000-142
CONCISE SUMMARY: The Department of Marine Resources has adopted regulations to reduce the striped bass creel limit from two to one fish daily to meet the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission striped bass interstate management plan requirements and to reduce mortality on striped bass age 8 (28 inches) and older. Because of the reduction in the daily creel limit, it is no longer necessary to continue to restrict the fishing season. Therefore, outside the Kennebec River system, there is no season restriction and one fish per day may be retained year round. The one fish daily allowance may be either a fish between 20 and 26 inches total length or 40 inches or greater in size. Current Kennebec River regulations remain the same as in 1999 except that the one fish daily limit applies from July 1 through November 30 (catch and release only fishing and a bait prohibition continue in effect during the months of May and June). The Kennebec River is closed to striped bass fishing from December 1 through April 30 annually.
EFFECTIVE DATE: April 23, 2000
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Laurice U. Churchill
AGENCY NAME: Department of Marine Resources
ADDRESS: 21 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333-0021
TELEPHONE: (207) 633-9584


AGENCY: 01-015 - Maine Milk Commission
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 3, Schedule of Minimum Prices for Milk - Order 00-4A and Order 00-05
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 2000-140 and 2000-141
CONCISE SUMMARY: The Maine Milk commission established minimum wholesale and retail prices for milk sold in 114 fluid ounce and 57 fluid ounce plastic containers. Effective April 14, Order 00-04A amended the Schedule of Minimum Prices which went into effect April 1, 2000 by adding these new containers. The Maine Milk Commission has also adopted the Schedule of Minimum prices effective May 1, 2000. Minimum May, 2000 producer Class I and Northeast Dairy Compact Over Order Price set at $16.94. Class III minimums are set at $9.54. These changes were passed on in minimum prices.
EFFECTIVE DATES:
Order 00-04A (new containers) -- April 14, 2000
Order 00-05 - May 1, 2000
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Stanley K. Millay, Executive Director
AGENCY NAME: Maine Milk Commission
ADDRESS: State House Station 28 - Deering Building, Augusta, ME 04333
TELEPHONE: (207) 287-3741


AGENCY: 02-380 - Maine State Board of Nursing
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 8, Regulations Relating to Advanced Practice Registered Nursing
ADOPTED RULE NUMER: 2000-143
CONCISE SUMMARY: This modification will afford opportunity to recognize those clinical nurse specialists who were in practice in this state prior to January 1, 1996 and may prevent the interruption of critical services and ongoing health care to patients currently receiving care by these providers.
EFFECTIVE DATE: April 19, 2000
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Virginia E. Delorimier
AGENCY NAME: Maine State Board of Nursing
ADDRESS: 24 Stone Street, Augusta Me 04333-0158
TELEPHONE: 287-1133


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