January 17, 2018

WEEKLY NOTICES OF STATE RULEMAKING
Public Input for Proposed and Adopted Rules

Notices are published each Wednesday to alert the public regarding state agency rulemaking. 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 rulemaking if the petition is signed by 150 or more registered voters, and may begin rulemaking 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 rulemaking liaisons, who are single points of contact for each agency.


PROPOSALS


AGENCY: 09-137 – Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (IFW)
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 1, Open Water and Ice Fishing Regulations
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 2018-P003
BRIEF SUMMARY: The Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife has been petitioned to consider the following fishing regulations:
Branch Lake, Ellsworth (South Region) – 14” minimum. All salmon between 18” and 22” must be released immediately. Two salmon bag, only one salmon may exceed 22”.
Green Lake, Ellsworth (South Region) – 14” minimum. All salmon between 18” and 22” must be released immediately. Two salmon bag, only one salmon may exceed 22”.
Phillips Lake, Dedham (South Region) – 14” minimum. All salmon between 18” and 22” must be released immediately. Two salmon bag, only one salmon may exceed 22”.
PUBLIC HEARING: February 6, 2018 @ 6:00 p.m. – Hampton Inn, Acadia Room, 6 Downeast Highway, Ellsworth
COMMENT DEADLINE: February 16, 2018
CONTACT PERSON FOR THIS FILING / SMALL BUSINESS IMPACT INFORMATION / IFW RULEMAKING LIAISON: Becky Orff, Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, 284 State Street 41 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333. Telephone: (207) 287-5202. Fax: (207) 287-6395. Email: Becky.Orff@Maine.gov .
FINANCIAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES OR COUNTIES: No fiscal impact anticipated.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY FOR THIS RULE: 12 MRS §10104
SUBSTANTIVE STATE OR FEDERAL LAW BEING IMPLEMENTED (if different):
IFW WEBSITE: www.maine.gov/ifw .


ADOPTIONS


AGENCY: 29-250 - Secretary of State (SOS), Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV)
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 159, Rules Governing the Administration of the Permanent, Semipermanent Semitrailer Registration Programs
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 2018-005
CONCISE SUMMARY: The amendment corrects at title fee reference, clarifies when the reregistration process may begin, and clarifies the issuance of extended registrations.
EFFECTIVE DATE: January17, 2018
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Valerie Grant, Registration Section Manager, Maine BMV, 29 State House Station, Augusta, ME.04333-0029. Telephone: (207) 624-9190. Email: Valerie.Grant@Maine.gov .
BMV WEBSITE: http://www.maine.gov/sos/bmv/ .
BMV RULEMAKING LIAISON: Leslie.Soares@Maine.gov .