IF&W Rulemaking Proposals

Agency: 09-137 Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

Chapter Number and Title: Chapter 1. Open Water and Ice Fishing Regulations; Chapter 1-A State Heritage Fish Waters

Statutory Authority: 12 MRSA Sections 10104 & 12461

Contact Person for this Filing: Becky Orff, Inland Fisheries & Wildlife, 284 State Street, 41 State House Station, Augusta, ME  04333-0041, Email: Becky.Orff@maine.gov Telephone: (207) 287-5202

Public Hearing:
July 21, 2014 @ 6:30 p.m. – Fort Kent Community High School 84 Pleasant Street, Fort Kent
July 22, 2014 @ 6:30 pm – Greenville Town Office (Meeting Hall room) 7 Minden Street, Greenville
July 23, 2014 @ 6:30 pm – Princeton Town Office (Conference Room) 15 Depot Street, Princeton
July 24, 2014 @ 6:30pm – Fireside Inn 1777 Washington Street South (next to I-95), Auburn

Deadline for Comments: August 4, 2014

Brief Summary:The Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is proposing regulation changes for the upcoming ice fishing and open water fishing seasons. These regulations are needed to provide for the effective conservation of Maine’s inland fisheries, and enhance fishing opportunities throughout the State. All of the proposals may be discussed at any of the 4 public hearings listed above. The list of proposals may be obtained from the Agency Contact Person or online at: http://www.maine.gov/ifw Anyone unable to attend a public hearing may submit written comments on any of the proposals. The proposals, if adopted, will become effective January 1, 2015. The Department is also proposing regulation changes to waters that will then become listed as State Heritage Fish waters.


Agency: 09-137 Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

Chapter Number and Title: Endangered and Threatened Species

Statutory Authority: 12 MRSA Section 12803

Contact Person for this Filing: Becky Orff, Inland Fisheries & Wildlife, 284 State Street, 41 State House Station, Augusta, ME  04333-0041, Email: Becky.Orff@maine.gov Telephone: (207) 287-5202

Public Hearing:

August 4, 2014 @ 6:30pm – Portland City Hall, Room 24 (basement)
389 Congress Street, Portland

August 5, 2014 @ 6:30pm – University of Maine Farmington – Roberts Learning
Center (C23 back building) Main Street (Route 4), Farmington

Deadline for Comments: August 15, 2014

Brief Summary: In accordance with Title 12, Section 12803, the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is proposing to recommend additions and modifications to the list of endangered and threatened species to the Maine State Legislature for their consideration and approval. The law requires that prior to recommending additions, deletions or other changes to the list, the Commissioner shall provide for public notice and public hearings on the proposed recommendation to the Legislature. Public hearings have been scheduled and are listed above. The proposed changes may be obtained from the agency contact person listed above.