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February 16, 2005
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: 03-201 - Maine Department of Corrections
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 10 Subsection 9.17, Policy and Procedures Manual - Organization and Use of Canine Units - Security
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 2005-P48
CONCISE SUMMARY: The Maine Department of Corrections (MDOC) is proposing to repeal the existing rule governing the Organization and Use of Canine Units. The Maine Department of Corrections and the Maine Attorney General's Office have determined that this MDOC Policy does not need to be adopted as a rule pursuant to the Administrative Procedures Act (APA).
THIS RULE WILL NOT HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: N/A
PUBLIC HEARING: None scheduled
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: March 22, 2005
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Ellis King
AGENCY NAME: Department of Corrections
ADDRESS: State House Station 111, Augusta, ME 04333-0111
TELEPHONE: (207) 287-4342


ADOPTIONS

AGENCY: 18-554 - Department of Administrative and Financial Services, Bureau of General Services, Division of Purchases
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 155, Defining an Equivalent Basis for Cost Comparison between State Employee and Private Contractor Provision of Services
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 2005-49
CONCISE SUMMARY: The Department of Administrative and Financial Services is required by statute (5 MRSA 1816-A, 2, I) to adopt rules which define an equivalent basis for the calculation of costs associated with state employee and private contractor provision of services, The application of the rule would result in choosing the means by which services are provided.
Each department or agency and bidder would complete a standard data set, an evaluation of which would guide the choice by which services are provided.
EFFECTIVE DATE: 10 February 2005
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Betty M. Lamoreau, Director, Division of Purchases
AGENCY NAME: Bureau of General Services
ADDRESS: 9 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0009
TELEPHONE: (207) 624-7331 (voice)
FAX: (207) 287-6578 (telephone facsimile)


AGENCY: 02-031 Department of Professional & Financial Regulation, Bureau of Insurance
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 945, Annual Report Supplement for Health Insurers
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 2005-50
CONCISE SUMMARY: This rule establishes standards, procedures, and forms that health insurers and health maintenance organizations must use in filing the annual report supplement required by 24-A MRSA 423-D.
EFFECTIVE DATE: February 13, 2005
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Vanessa Leon
AGENCY NAME: Bureau of Insurance
ADDRESS: 34 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333
Phone: (207) 624-8452


AGENCY: 18-127 - Maine Library of Geographic Information Board
CHAPTER NUM[BER AND TITLE: Ch. 158, Standards for Digital Parcel Files
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 2005-51
CONCISE SUMMARY: Standards have been proposed by the Maine Library of Geographic Information Board to guide the digitization of town parcel maps for use in computerbased geographic information systems (GIS). Standards for digitized parcel maps are necessary to ensure consistency between the digital maps of adjoining towns in order to permit information to be merged and shared among different levels of government and public and private sectors without unnecessary rework and cost. The proposed standards will be applied and enforced when state funds are used by any organization to digitize parcel maps.
EFFECTIVE DATE: February 13, 2005
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Richard B. Thompson, CIO
AGENCY NAME: Office of the Chief Information Officer, Department of Administrative and Financial Services
ADDRESS: 173 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333-0173
TELEPHONE: (207) 624-7568


AGENCY: 10-148 - Department of Health and Human Services, Community Services Center, Division of Licensing
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 19-A, Rules for the Licensing of Private Non-Medical Institutions- Child Placing Agencies with and without Adoptions
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 2005-52
CONCISE SUMMARY: The proposed rules establish standards for the safe operation of Private Non-Medical Institutions Child Placing Agencies with and without Adoption Programs. This includes rules regarding licensing requirements and procedures, record keeping, staffing requirements, staff training, requirements for adoptive applicants, services for pre-adoptive children and parents, environmental safety and home certification process for the purpose of legal risk adoption.
EFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2004
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Conrad R. Thibault
AGENCY NAME: Community Services Center
ADDRESS: 221 State Street, Station #11, Augusta, ME 04333
TELEPHONE: (207) 287-5060, (207) 287-5048


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