August 10, 2005
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/rules/.
09-137 – Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 4, Hunting and Trapping: 4.06,
Wild Turkey Hunting Season
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 2005-P170
CONCISE SUMMARY: The Commissioner of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife proposes
to adopt a rule amending the dates for the fall turkey hunting season
occurring in WMDs 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, and 26 as follows:
From the Saturday preceding the Monday observance of Columbus Day
in October to the second Saturday following the Monday observance of
Columbus Day. Any person who possesses an archery license as provided
in 12 MRSA §11109, may purchase a wild turkey hunting permit to hunting
during this fall season. The bag limit during this season is 1 wild
turkey of either sex and any age per permit holder. Only bow and arrow
may be used to hunt wild turkey during this season.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 12 MRSA §11701
PUBLIC HEARING: None scheduled; one may be requested.
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: September 9, 2005
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Andrea Erskine, Inland Fisheries & Wildlife,
284 State Street, 41 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0041
TELEPHONE: (207) 287-5201
65-407 - Public Utilities Commission
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 301, Standard Offer Service
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 2005-P171
CONCISE SUMMARY: The purpose of the amendments is to allow the Commission
flexibility to vary the amount of the financial security as market conditions
change and to eliminate bonds as a financial security option. Other
changes to the rule are based on the Commission's actual experience
in conducting standard offer bid processes and to provide the Commission
with flexibility to address changes in circumstances as they may occur
in the future.
THIS RULE WILL NOT HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 35-A MRSA §§ 104, 111, 1301, 1306, and 3212
PUBLIC HEARING: September 1, 2005, 9:30 a.m., Hearing Room, Public Utilities
Commission, 242 State Street, Augusta ME
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: September 12, 2005. However, the commission requests
that comments be filed by August 29, 2005, to allow for follow-up inquiries
during the hearing; supplemental comments may be filed after the hearing.
Written comments should refer to Docket No. 2005-443 and be sent to
the Administrative Director.
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
29-250 - Department of the Secretary of State
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 900, Rules for the Administration
of the Address Confidentiality Program
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 2005-P172
CONCISE SUMMARY: This amendment requires the Secretary of State to assign
a voter code to participants of the Address Confidentiality Program.
The voter code will be used for the purposes of registering to vote
and voting. In addition, it will be used in lieu of the participant’s
name and address being listed on the public voter list.
THIS RULE WILL HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 5 MRSA §90-B and 21-A MRSA §122-A, as enacted by
PL 2005, Chapter 364 (effective September 17, 2005).
PUBLIC HEARING): Monday, August 29, 2005, 10:00 a.m., Cross State Office
Building, Room 402, Augusta, ME 04333
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: September 8, 2005
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Barbara Redmond
AGENCY NAME: Office of the Secretary of State
ADDRESS: 148 State House Stations, Augusta, ME 04333-0148
TELEPHONE: (207) 626-8408
02-031 - Department of Professional & Financial Regulation, Bureau
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 231, Certificates of Authority
for Insurance Companies (repeals and replaces Rule Ch. 231; repeals
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 2005-315
CONCISE SUMMARY: This rule repeals and replaces Rule 230. The Superintendent
is adopting this Rule in order to set standards and procedures under
which an insurance company may apply for a Certificate of Authority
to transact the business of insurance in Maine, or for amendment of
an existing Certificate of Authority.
Ch. 231, August 9, 2005
Repeal of Ch. 230, September 1, 2005
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Vanessa Leon, Bureau of Insurance, 34 State House
Station, Augusta, ME 04333
TELEPHONE: (207) 624-8452