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June 17, 1998
Rule-Making Notice

as it appears 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 rule chapters may be found on the World-Wide Web at: http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/rcn/apa/ depts.htm.


PROPOSALS
AGENCY: 29-250 - Secretary of State, Bureau of Motor Vehicles
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 159, Rules Governing the Administration of the Semipermanent Semitrailer Registration Program
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 98-P114
CONCISE SUMMARY: The purpose of amending this rule is to add procedures for the implementation of a 25 year trailer registration prooram.
THIS RULE WILL NOT HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 29-A MRSA Section 512
PUBLIC HEARING: July 7, 1998, 10:00 a.m., the Bureau's Executive Conference Room at 101 Hospital St., Augusta, Me.
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: July 17, 1998
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Maurice J. Dionne Jr.
AGENCY NAME:Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles
ADDRESS: Commercial Vehicle Division, 29 State House Station, Augusta, Me. 04333 -0029
TELLPHONE: 207/287-8633

AGENCY: 29-250 - Department of Secretary of State, Bureau of Motor Vehicles
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 8, Amendment to Rules for Ignition Interlock Devices
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 98-P115
CONCISE SUMMARY: This amendment to the Rules for Icnition Interlock Devices establishes good character requirements for installers of igntion interlock devices.
THIS RULE WILL NOT HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 29-A MRSA 153
PUBLIC HEARING: None scheduled; one may be requested.
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: July 31,1998
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Susan Cookson
AGENCY NAME: Department of the Secretary of State, Bureau of Motor Vehicles
ADDRESS: 29 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333
TELEPHONE: 207/287-4687


AGENCY: 13-188 - Department of Marine Resources

RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 26, Sea Urchin Harvesting Season 1998-99
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 98-P116
CONCISE SUMMARY: For purposes of conservation pursuant to 12 M.R.S.A. 6171, 6171-A and 6749-W this regulation establishes season limits for the taking of sea urchins by divers, rakers, trappers, and draggers in Zone 1 and Zone 2 for 1998-1999.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 12 M.R.S.A. 6171, 6171-A, 6749-W
PUBLIC HEARING:
Zone 1: Monday, July 6, 1998 at 6: 00 p.m., Department of Marine Resources ConferenceRoom, McKown Point, W. Boothbay Harbor, Maine and
Zone 2: Tuesday, July 7,1998 at 6:00 p.m., Orland Town Hall, Orland, Maine

RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 34, Maine Groundfish Management, Maine Territorial Seas, Groundfish Spawning Closure
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 98-P117
CONCISE SUMMARY: The proposed regulation establishes a closure during the months of April, May and June west of a line drawn 180 degrees Magnetic from West Quoddy Head in Lubec to the Canadian international border to protect spawning groundfish. The closure would affect all commercial groundfisliermen who fish in Maine's territorial seas. The closure does not apply to recreational fishing of groundfish from shore, wharves, attached floats or to recreational fishing as allowed under the provisions of Chapter 34.10(1)(B)(2). This measure is considered necessary to protect Maine's groundfish stocks.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 12 M.R.S.A. 6171
PUBLIC HEARINGS: None scheduled; one may be requested.

THESE RULES WILL NOT HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES.
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: July 17,1998
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: 10-144 - Department of Human Services
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 283, Rules and Regulations relating to testing newborn infants for detection of causes of mental retardation and selected genetic conditions.
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 98-P118
CONCISE SUMMARY: These rules define the responsibilities of hospital administration and staff, physicians, "principal birthing attendants", parents and others with regard to the screening of newborn infants for conditions which if untreated can cause mental retardation or early death. These rules address the timing of newbom blood specimen collection, shipment of specimens, parental refusal of tests, conditions to be screened, records to be maintained, responsibilities for follow-up tests when necessary and the storage and use of leftover specimens.
THIS RULE WILL NOT HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 22 MRSA 1532 and 1533.
PUBLIC HEARING: None scheduled; one may be requested.
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: July 17,1998
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Christina Armstrong
ADDRESS: Genetics Program, DHS, BOH, Div. CFH, 11 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333
PHONE NUMBER: 207/287-5357
FAX: 207/287-5355


ADOPTIONS

AGENCY: 65-407 - Public Utilities Commission
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 640, Private Fire Protection Services
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 98-255
CONCISE SUMMARY This rule provides a ethodology for determining the allocation of costs between public and private fire protection as recommended by the Private Fire Protection Task Force, and establishes general provisions for private fire protection services.
EFFECTIVE DATE: June 9, 1998
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Carmen M. Thibodeau
AGENCY NAME: Public Utilities Commission
ADDRESS: 242 State Street, Station 18, Augusta, ME 04333-0018
TELEPHONE: 207/287-6078


AGENCY: 16-222 - Department Of Public Safety, Bureau Of State Police
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 9, Rule And Regulations Relating To Private Investigators.
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 98-257
CONCISE SUMMARY: This rule amendment changes the current firearms proficiency examination for private investigators to a written examination for consistency with recent legislation.
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 1, 1998
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Barry Hathaway
AGENCY NAME: Maine State Police
ADDRESS: 164 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0164
TELEPHONE: 207/624-8784


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