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September 11, 2002
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: 06-096 - Department of Environmental Protection

RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 102, Open Burning
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 2002-P229
CONCISE SUMMARY: The Department of Environmental Protection proposes to adopt amendments to the open burning regulation. The proposed amendments will incorporate statutory changes enacted by. the Maine State Legislature in 2001 and 2002. These changes explicitly prohibit all out-of-door burning of waste in all areas of the state, except for wood waste as defined in the statute. Copies of this rule are available upon request by contacting the Agency contact person listed below. Pursuant to Maine law, interested parties must be publicly notified of the proposed rulemaking, and be provided an opportunity for comment. Any party interested in providing public comment can provide written comments before the end of the comment period. All comments should be sent to the Agency Contact person.
PUBLIC HEARING: October 3, 2002, 1:30 p.m., Holiday Inn/Ground Round, Augusta, Maine

RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 125, Perchloroethylene Dry Cleaners
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 2002-P230
CONCISE SUMMARY: The Department of Environmental Protection proposes to adopt amendments to the Perchloroethylene Dry Cleaner Regulation. The proposed amendments will combine the source categories of "small area source" and "large area source" into a single applicability category, "area source." The amendments also remove language that refers to obsolete technology and correct erroneous references within the rule. These changes will streamline the rule and facilitate compliance by the regulated community. Copies of this rule are available upon request by contacting the Agency contact person listed below. Pursuant to Maine law, interested parties must be publicly notified of the proposed rulemaking, and be provided an opportunity for comment. Any party interested in providing public comment can provide written comments before the end of the comment period. All comments should be sent to the Agency Contact person.
PUBLIC HEARING: October 3, 2002, 2:30 p.m., Holiday Inn/Ground Round Augusta, Maine

STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 38 MRSA 585-A
THESE RULES WILL NOT HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES.
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: October 17, 2002
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Andrea Lani
AGENCY NAME: Department of Environmental Protection
ADDRESS: 17 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04345
TELEPHONE: (207) 287-2437


AGENCY: 65-407 - Public Utilities Commission
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 311, Eligible Resource Portfolio Requirement
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 2002-P231
CONCISE SUMMARY: The purpose of this chapter is to implement the State's policy to encourage the generation of electricity from renewable, efficient and indigenous resources through the adoption of requirements and standards for a 30% portfolio requirement.
THIS RULE WILL NOT HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 35-A MRSA 104, 111, 1301, 3203(9), 3210(3)
PUBLIC HEARING: October 3, 2002 at 1:30 p.m. at the Public Utilities Commission, 242 State St, Augusta ME 04333 in the Horace Libby Hearing Room.
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: October 16, 2002
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Paula J Cyr
AGENCY NAME: Public Utilities Commission
ADDRESS: 242 State Street, Station 18, Augusta, Maine 04333-0018
TELEPHONE: (207) 287-3831


AGENCY: 02-298 - Department of Professional & Financial Regulation, Board of Real Estate Appraisers
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 240, Standards of Professional Practice
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 2002-P232
CONCISE SUMMARY: The amendment to Ch. 240 identifies the current edition of the standards of professional practice with which licensees shall comply.
THIS RULE WILL NOT HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA, c. 124 14012
PUBLIC HEARING: October 1, 2002, 9:30 a.m., Central Conference Room, 122 Northern Avenue, Gardiner, Maine
DEADLINE FOR WRITTEN COMMENTS: October 11, 2002
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON:
NAME: Carol J. Leighton, Administrator
ADDRESS: Department of Professional and Financial Regulation, Office of Licensing and Registration, #35 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333
PHONE NUMBER: (207) 624-8520


ADOPTIONS

AGENCY: 09-137 - Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 4 (4.02), Migratory Bird Hunting
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 2002-333
CONCISE SUMMARY: The Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife has adopted rules establishing season dates, daily, limits and possession limits on sea ducks, ducks, geese and other migratory game birds for the 2002 Migratory Bird Hunting Season. These rules are adopted in accordance with the guidelines of the Federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Detailed rules may be obtained from the Agency Contact Person and will also be available at License Agent locations throughout the State.
EFFECTIVE DATE: September 3, 2002
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Andrea Erskine, Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, 41 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333-0041
TELEPHONE: (207) 287-5201


AGENCY: 01-001 - Department of Agriculture, Food & Rural Resources
CHAPTER NUNBER AND TITLE: Ch. 221, Cervids Importation Embargo
ADOPTED RULE NUNMER: 2002-334
CONCISE SUMMARY: This rule places an embargo on the importation of cervids into Maine.
EFFECTIVE DATE: September 3, 2002
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Shelley Doak
AGENCY NAME: Department of Agriculture, Food & Rural Resources
ADDRESS: 28 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333-0028
TELEPHONE: (207) 287-7610


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