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February 25, 2004
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: 04-058 - Department of Conservation, Bureau of Forestry (Maine Forest Service)
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 23, Timber Harvesting Standards to Substantially Eliminate Liquidation, Harvesting (Major Substantive)
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 2004-P44
CONCISE SUMMARY: This rule establishes standards to substantially eliminate the practice of liquidation harvesting. Liquidation harvesting is defined as the purchase of timberland followed by a harvest that removes most or all commercial value in standing timber, without regard for long-term forest management principles, and the subsequent sale or attempted resale of the harvested land within 5 years: Timber harvesting which is inconsistent with the standards of this rule is prohibited on a parcel of land that is sold or offered for resale within five years of the date of purchase of the parcel.
THIS RULE WILL NOT HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 12 MRSA Ch. 805, Public Law 2003 Ch. 422
PUBLIC HEARINGS:
1 - Tuesday, 23 March, 6:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m., University of Maine Farmington campus, Conference Rooms B&C
2 - Wednesday, 24 March, 6:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m., White Birches Motel, Ellsworth
3 - Thursday, 25 March, 6:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m., University of Southern Maine, Gorham Campus, 3rd Floor Bailey Hall
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: 5:00 p.m. local time, 05 April 2004
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Donald J. Mansius
AGENCY NAME: Maine Forest Service
ADDRESS: 22 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0022
TELEPHONE: (207) 287-4906
FAX: (207) 287-8422
EMAIL: donald.i.mansius@maine.gov
WEB: www.maineforestservice.org/


AGENCY: 04-059 - Department of Conservation, Bureau of Parks and Lands, Off Road Vehicle Division
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 160, ATV Trail Grant Funding: Rules and Regulations for the ATV Club Trail Maintenance Grant in Aid Program
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 2004-P45
CONCISE SUMMARY: This proposed rule provides a process that qualified ATV Clubs use to obtain a grant from the Bureau of Parks and Lands to help defray the costs of constructing and maintaining ATV Trails used by the public. It changes the Grant application deadlines and the Club registration deadlines. It also provides for an increase in the amount of money clubs are eligible to receive. It is a complete replacement of the existing rule.
THIS RULE WILL NOT HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 12 MRSA Ch. 715 7854(4)(B)
PUBLIC HEARING: March 18th, 2004, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Augusta, Orono, Presque Isle (U of M ITV Locations)
Augusta: UMA Campus, Katz 16
Presque Isle: UMPI Campus, Pullen 115
Orono: UMO Campus, Shibles 207
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: March 30th, 2004
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Brian Bronson
AGENCY NAME: Department of Conservation, Bureau of Parks and Lands, Off Road Vehicle Division
ADDRESS: 286 Water Street, Key Tower 5th Floor, Augusta, ME 04330
TELEPHONE: (207) 287-4958


AGENCY: 10-144 - Department of Human Services, Bureau of Medical Services
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 101, MaineCare Benefits Manual: Ch. II and III Section 31, Federally Qualified Health Center Services
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 2004-P46
CONCISE SUMMARY: This proposed rule eliminates enhanced reimbursement ($20.00) for the completion of EPSDT (Bright Futures) forms to federally Qualified Health Canters. This rule change was implemented by emergency rulemaking effective January 22, 2004. Under Chapter II Section 31.08, Copayment, this proposed rule changes the start date from l/l/04 to 7/1/04 due to Legislative action. Other minor technical and grammatical changes have been made.
See http://www.maine.gov/bms/rulemaking/ for rules and related rulemaking documents.
THIS RULE WILL NOT HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 22 MRSA 42, 3173
PUBLIC HEARING:
Date: March 17, 2004
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: Conference Room 3, Department of Human Services, 442 Civic Center Drive, Augusta, ME 04333-0011
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: March 29, 2004
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Robert Gross
AGENCY: Bureau of Medical Services, 11 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0011
TELEPHONE: (207) 287-9366
FAX: (207) 287-9369
TTY: (800) 423-4331 or (207) 287-1828 (Deaf/Hard of Hearing)


AGENCY: 10-144 - Department of Human Services, Bureau of Medical Services
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 101, MaineCare Benefits Manual: Chapters II and III Section 103, Rural Health Clinic Services
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 2004-P47
CONCISE SUMMARY: This proposed rule eliminates enhanced reimbursement ($20.00) for the completion of EPSDT (Bright Futures) forms to rural health clinics. This rule change was implemented by emergency rulemaking effective January 22, 2004. Additional policy modifications have been effected due to the aforementioned change and other minor technical and grammatical changes.
See http://www.maine.gov/bms/rulemaking/ for rules and related rulemaking documents.
THIS RULE WILL NOT HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 22 MRSA 42, 3173
PUBLIC HEARING:
Date: March 17, 2004
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Location: Conference Rooms 1A and 1B, Department of Human Services, 442 Civic Center Drive, Augusta, ME 04333-0011
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: March 29, 2004
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Robert Gross
AGENCY: Bureau of Medical Services, Division of Policy and Provider Services, 442 Civic Center Drive, 11 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0011
TELEPHONE: (207) 287-9366
FAX: (207) 287-9369
TTY: (800) 423-4331 or (207) 287-1828 (Deaf/Hard of Hearing)


ADOPTIONS: none this week.

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