Proposed Rulemaking

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Please submit written comments regarding proposed rules by using the following mailing address:

Vacant, Senior Planning & Research Analyst
Office of the State Fire Marshal
52 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333-0052

Proposed Rules for Office of State Fire Marshal:

Chapter 5, Portable Fire Extinguishers will be modified to adopt the 2018 edition of NFPA #10, Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers. Chapters 7, 8, 9, 11, and 13 will be repealed because the adoption of the 2018 version of NFPA # 1 in Chapter 3 has incorporated the subject matter of these chapters. Comment deadline is June 22, 2020.

Chapter 5 draft rule

Chapter 5 fact sheet

Chapter 7 repeal

Chapter 7 fact sheet

Chapter 8 repeal

Chapter 8 fact sheet

Chapter 9 repeal

Chapter 9 fact sheet

Chapter 11 repeal

Chapter 11 fact sheet

Chapter 13 repeal

Chapter 13 fact sheet


Chapter 4: Water-Based Fire Protection Systems

Draft rule (DOC)

Fact Sheet (DOC)

The Department has provisionally adopted this rule, which is a major substantive rule. The Legislative Council must allow this rule to be considered, and approved, by the Legislature in order for it to be finally adopted. Updates will be provided on this page if the rule is finally adopted.

Recently Adopted Rules for Office of State Fire Marshal :

Nothing at this time

Proposed Rules for Bureau of Building Codes and Standards -(this program is housed within the Office of State Fire Marshal)

Nothing at this time

Recently Adopted Rules for Bureau of Building Codes and Standards

Nothing at this time