Rulemaking Update

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Chapter 310: Wetlands and Waterbodies Protection

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Concise Summary:

The Department is proposing to amend Chapter 310 to limit the definition of certain Wetlands of Special Significance to include contiguous wetlands within a 250-foot radius unless the Department determines that the activity may unreasonably adversely affect the protected resource that created the WOSS designation. The proposed rulemaking would also add shoreline stabilization projects to the list of projects that may be considered in a WOSS subject to an alternatives analysis and clarifies the definitions of "Emergent Marsh Vegetation" and "Peatland".

Agency contact:
Mark Margerum
17 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333

Public hearing: June 19, 2018, 1:00 PM
Marquardt Building, Room 118, 32 Blossom Lane
Augusta, ME 04333

Public noticed: May 30, 2018

Comment deadline: June 29, 2018, 5:00 PM

Adoption Meeting: October 23, 2018, 1:00 PM, DEP Response Training Room, Augusta

Effective Date: November 11, 2018