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December 22, 1999
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: 12-170, Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Standards
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 9, Rules Governing Employment Leave for Victims of Violence
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 99-P279
CONCISE SUMMARY: Provides definitions and procedural guidance regarding required employment leave for victims of violence, assault, domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking.
THIS RULE WILL NOT HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 1999 P.L. c.435
PUBLIC HEARINGS:
January 10, 2000, 7:00 p.m., Southern Maine Technical College, Jewitt Auditorium, Ft. Road, So. Portland, ME
January 11, 2000, 7:00 p.m., Jeff s Catering & Convention Center, East West Industrial Park, Coffin Ave., Brewer, ME
January 13, 2000, 7:00 p.m., Caribou Inn & Convention Center, Room C, 19 Main St., Caribou, ME
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: January 24, 2000
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Alan C. Hinsey, Director
AGENCY NAME: Bureau of Labor Standards
ADDRESS: 45 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333
TELEPHONE: (207) 624-6400


AGENCY: 12-179 - Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Standards, Board of Occupational Safety and Health

RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 2, Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Employment in the Public Sector
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 99-280
CONCISE SUMMARY: The purpose of this Chapter is to incorporate by reference rules governing Occupational Safety and Health in general employment as promulgated by the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration at 29 CFR Part 1910 as most recently amended as of July 1, 1999.

RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 3, Occupational Safety and Health Standards for Construction Employment in the Public Sector
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 99-P281
CONCISE SUMMARY: The purpose of this Chapter is to incorporate by reference rules governing Occupational Safety and Health in construction employment as promulgated by the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration at 29 CFR Part 1926 as most recently amended as of July 1, 1999.

THESE RULES WILL HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 26 MRSA 565
PUBLIC HEARING: January 14, 2000, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Bureau of Labor Standards, 1st Floor Room 106, Hallowell, ME
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: February 14, 2000
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Alan C. Hinsey, Director
AGENCY NAME: Bureau of Labor Standards
ADDRESS: 45 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333
TELEPHONE: (207) 624-6400


AGENCY: 06-096 - Board of Environmental Protection
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 1237, Amendment to Town of Greene Shoreland Zoning Map
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 99-P282
CONCISE SUMMARY: This rule will rezone a portion of land owned by George Schott from the Limited Residential District to the General Development District, while maintaining a 75 foot structure setback standard and a 75 foot vegetative buffer along the zoned wetland. The subject area of the rezoning is located adjacent to a freshwater wetland abutting Route 202 near the Lewiston city line.
THIS RULE WILL NOT HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 38 MRSA 438-A(4)
PUBLIC HEARING: None scheduled; one may be requested. Written comments will be accepted.
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: January 24, 2000 at 5:00 p.m.
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Richard P. Baker
AGENCY NAME: Department of Environmental Protection
ADDRESS: 17 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333
TELEPHONE: (207) 287-7730


ADOPTIONS

AGENCY: 06-096 - Department of Environmental Protection
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 419, Agronomic Utilization of Residuals
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 99-510
CONCISE SUMMARY: Chapter 419 contains the siting, design and operational standards that apply to non-hazardous solid wastes that are stored and utilized as fertilizers, soil amendments, mulches, liming agents, or for any other beneficial agronomic use. The adopted revisions incorporated recent changes to Federal law regarding Biosolids Utilization, change siting and operational standards relating to field stacking of nitrogenous residuals, allow for innovative treatment, increase clarity, and correct typographical errors.
EFFECTIVE DATE: December 6, 1999
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: David Wright
AGENCY NAME: Department of Environmental Protection, BRWM
ADDRESS: 17 SHS, Augusta, ME 04333
TELEPHONE: 287-7676


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