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March 4, 2009

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 internet at: http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/rules. There is also a list of rule-making liaisons, who are single points of contact for each agency.


PROPOSALS


AGENCY: 90-351 – Workers Compensation Board
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 2(2)(9), 2009 Extension of Benefits
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 2009-P40
CONCISE SUMMARY:  Because Maine’s frequency of disabling cases is less than the national average, the Board is proposing to extend the benefit limitation by 52 weeks.

THIS RULE WILL NOT HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 39-A MRSA §152(2) and 213(4)
PUBLIC HEARING: Monday, March 23, 2009, 9 a.m. Worker’s Compensation Board, Central Office, AMHI Complex, Deering Building, First Floor, Room 170, Hospital Street, Augusta, Maine
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: Thursday, April 2, 2009, 5 p.m.
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: John C. Rohde, General Counsel, Workers’ Compensation Board, 27 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0027
TELEPHONE: (207) 287-7086
E-MAIL: John.Rohde@maine.gov

 



AGENCY: 02-039 - Department of Professional and Financial Regulation, Office of Licensing and Registration
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 400, Agency/Designated Broker Responsibilities; Ch. 410, Minimum Standards of Practice
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 2009-P41 & P42
CONCISE SUMMARY:  The amendments to Chapter 400:  (1) require the designated broker to establish policies relating to the registration of internet domain names and the creation of web sites in the name of a real estate agency, and (2) regulate the circumstances in which a real estate agency may pay brokerage compensation to an affiliated licensee’s legal business entity.

The amendments to Chapter 410:  (1) establish an advertising format for real estate brokerage advertisements, and (2) prohibit an affiliated licensee from registering an internet domain name or creating a web site in the name of the real estate brokerage agency without the knowledge and consent of the designated broker.

The statement of economic impact on small business required by 5 MRSA §8052(5-A) may be obtained from the agency contact person.

THIS RULE WILL NOT HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA §13065 and 13279
PUBLIC HEARING: March 26, 2009, 9:30 a.m., Department of Professional and Financial Regulation, 122 Northern Avenue, Gardiner, Maine
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS:  April 6, 2009
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Carol Leighton, Director, Real Estate Commission, Office of Licensing and Registration, 35 State House Station, Augusta, ME  04333
TELEPHONE: (207) 624-8420
E-MAIL: carol.j.leighton@maine.gov

PROPOSED RULE AVAILABLE ON LINE AT:  www.maine.gov/professionallicensing



AGENCY: 04-061 -  Department of Conservation, Land Use Regulation Commission
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Concept Plan for Plum Creek’s Land in the Moosehead Lake Region, Zoning Petition 707
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 2009-P43
CONCISE SUMMARY:  On October 1, 2008, the Land Use Regulation Commission (“Commission”) approved a set of amendments to Zoning Petition ZP 707, Plum Creek’s Concept Plan proposal for the Moosehead Lake region, and directed its staff to develop specific language to implement those amendments (“draft implementing language”).  The Commission now seeks public comment on this draft implementing language.

THIS RULE WILL NOT HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 12 MRSA §684 and §685-A (8-A)
PUBLIC HEARING: None
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: Friday, April 3, 2009, 4 p.m.

WRITTEN COMMENTS MAY BE SENT TO:  Land Use Regulation Commission, 22 State House Station, Augusta, Maine, 04333-0022.  Comments may also be submitted via e-mail to LURC@maine.gov.

A full copy of the draft implementing language to Zoning Petition ZP 707 may be viewed at the Commission’s main office (18 Elkins Lane, Harlow Building, Augusta, Maine – call 207-287-2631 to schedule an appointment) or may be downloaded from the agency’s web site (www.maine.gov/doc/lurc).

AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Agnieszka Pinette, Land Use Regulation Commission, Department of Conservation, 22 State House Station, Augusta, Maine  04333-0022.
TELEPHONE: (207) 287-2631
E-MAIL: lurc@maine.gov



AGENCY: 01-015 – Maine Milk Commission
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 3, Schedule of Minimum Prices Order #4-09
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 2009-P44
CONCISE SUMMARY:  The principal reason for this rule is the need to respond to Federal Order changes and to certain other conditions affecting prevailing Class I, II and III milk prices in Southern New England in accordance with 7 M.R.S.A. Section 2954.

SEE INFORMATION AT OUR WEBSITE:  http://www.maine.gov/agriculture/mmc/index.shtml

THIS RULE WILL NOT HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 5 MRSA §8054 and 7 MRSA §2954
PUBLIC HEARING: Friday, March 20, 2009 starting at 1:30 P.M., Room 233, Department of Agriculture, Food & Rural Resources, Deering Building, Hospital Street, Augusta, Maine
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS:  March 20, 2009
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON:  Tim Drake, Maine Milk Commission, 28 State House Station, Augusta, Maine  04333
TELEPHONE: (207) 287-7521
E-MAIL:  tim.drake@maine.gov


AGENCY:  05-071 – Department of Education – State Board of Education
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 61, 2009 State Board of Education Rules for Major Capital School Construction Projects
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 2009-P45
CONCISE SUMMARY:  On April 8, 2008, the Maine State Legislature emergency adopted P.L. Chapter 578, An Act To Preserve Successful Historic Neighborhood Schools.  In accordance with P.L. 578, amendments to Section 8 and Section 9 of Chapter 61 are being proposed to outline the criteria under which a waiver of the requirements of 20-A MRSA §15908-A, School energy efficiency standards rules, may be granted.  P.L. 578 establishes these changes as routine technical and will be processed as such in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act. .

AMENDMENT OF EXISTING MAJOR SUBSTANTIVE RULE

THIS RULE WILL NOT HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 20-A MRSA §3, 20-A MRSA §405(3)(J), 20-A MRSA §15905, sub-§4, and §§15901 to 15917, P.L. 2001, c. 439, Part 0000, §0000-3
PUBLIC HEARING: Thursday, February 19, 2009, 9:00-10:00 a.m., Room 500 Cross Office Building.  Cancelled due to snow storm.
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: March 2, 2009.  Extended to 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 31, 2009
AGENCY CONTACT/SUBMIT WRITTEN COMMENTS TO:

MAILING ADDRESS                                                        

Jaci Holmes, Federal Liaison, Department of Education, 23 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0023   

PHYSICAL ADDRESS FOR HAND DELIVERY

 No Saturday/Sunday hand delivery – Cross Office Building closed.

Jaci Holmes, Federal Liaison, Department of Education, Cross Office Building - 5th Floor, 111 Sewall Street, Augusta, ME

Phone:  (207) 624-6669

Email:  Jaci.Holmes@Maine.Gov