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January 30, 2002
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 World-Wide Web at: http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/rcn/apa/.


PROPOSALS

AGENCY: 01-015 - Maine Milk Commission
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 3, Schedule of Minimum Prices - Order #03-02
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 2002-P23
CONCISE SUMMARY: The Maine Milk Commission will set minimum prices for Class I, II, III and Butterfat based on Federal Order # 1 prices with prevailing premiums and other factors that may be presented.
THIS RULE WILL NOT HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 7 MRSA 2954 & 5 MRSA 8054
PUBLIC HEARING: 2:30 p.m., Friday, February 22, 2002, Room 319, Department of Agriculture, Deering Building, Hospital Street, Augusta, Maine 04333
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: February 22, 2002
NAME: Stanley K. Millay, Executive Director
ADDRESS: Maine Milk Commission, Deering Building-Station #28, Augusta, Maine 04333
TELEPHONE: (207) 287-3741


AGENCY: 13-188 - Department of Marine Resources
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT:
Ch. 26.02, Sea Urchin Minimum Size and Tolerance
Ch. 26.03(B), Sea Urchin Maximum Size and Tolerance
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 2002-P24
CONCISE SUMMARY: These proposed regulations are technical clarifications that describe how enforcement personnel collect a random sample and measure sea urchins when checking minimum and maximum tolerance. The quantity for a random sample of urchins from a tote would be simplified to the minimum measurement of one-half bushel of urchins from throughout the tote without being limited to "no greater than 4 pecks". The placement of an urchin-measuring tool to determine the size in the longest diameter would be specified to be oriented from the top or bottom, not from the side or around the circumference due to variations in urchin shapes that may not indicate the longest diameter.
THIS RULE WILL NOT HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 12 MRSA 6171 and 6749-C
PUBLIC HEARINGS:
Zone 2: Friday, February 22, 2002, 6:00 p.m., Ellsworth City Hall, Upper Level Conference Room, One City Hall Plaza, Ellsworth; and
Zone 1: Monday, February 25, 2002, 6:00 p.m., Lincoln County Communication Center Meeting Room (lower entrance behind the Courthouse), Route 1, Wiscasset
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: Thursday, March 7, 2002
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Lt. Alan Talbot
Mail written comments to: c/o Laurice U. Churchill
AGENCY NAME: Department of Marine Resources
ADDRESS: P.O. Box 8, West Boothbay Harbor, Maine 04575-0008
TELEPHONE: (207) 667-3373
TTY: (207) 287-4474 (Deaf/Hard of Hearing)
If you require accommodations due to disability, please contact Breena Whitcomb, at (207) 624-6567.


AGENCY: 13-188 - Department of Marine Resources
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 26.15, Sea Urchin Harvester License Limited Entry System
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 2002-P25
CONCISE SUMMARY: These proposed regulations would continue the sea urchin license lottery system for the awarding of sea urchin hand fishing, dragging, handraking and trapping license eligibility to persons who did not hold that license in the previous calendar year. The rules were previously established partially in statute and partially in the Department regulations that must be amended pursuant to changes in the statute 12 MRSA 6749-O effective September 19, 2001. The proposed regulations would also allocate more draws in the lottery to qualifying applicants than previously allowed.
THIS RULE WILL NOT HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 12 MRSA 6171 and 6749-O
PUBLIC HEARINGS:
Zone 2: Friday, February 22, 2002, 6:30 p.m., Ellsworth City Hall, Upper Level Conference Room, One City Hall Plaza, Ellsworth; and
Zone 1: Monday, February 25, 2002, 6:30 p.m., Lincoln County Communication Center Meeting Room (lower entrance behind the Courthouse), Route 1, Wiscasset
DEADLINE FOR 60MMENTS: Thursday, March 7, 2002
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Margaret Hunter
Mail written comments to: c/o Laurice U. Churchill
AGENCY NAME: Department of Marine Resources
ADDRESS: P.O. Box 8, West Boothbay Harbor, Maine 04575-0008
TELEPHONE: (207) 633-9600
TTY: (207) 287-4474 (Deaf/Hard of Hearing)
If you require accommodations due to disability, please contact Breena Whitcomb, at (207) 624-6567.


ADOPTIONS

AGENCY: 02-029 - Department of Professional & Financial Regulation, Bureau of Financial Institutions (formerly Bureau of Banking)
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 141 (Regulation #41), Annual Assessments Nondepository Trust Companies, Uninsured Banks and Merchant Banks
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 2002-25
CONCISE SUMMARY: This regulation establishes the annual assessments paid by nondepository trust companies and uninsured banks or merchant banks that engage predominately in the business of a nondepository trust company.
EFFECTIVE DATE: January 22, 2002
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON:
AGENCY NAME: Colette L. Mooney, Deputy Superintendent
ADDRESS: Bureau of Financial Institutions, 36 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0036
TELEPHONE: (207) 624-8570


AGENCY: 01-001 - Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 61, Maine Milk Pool: Cost Of Administration
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 2002-27
CONCISE SUMMARY: These amendments to the Maine Milk Pool Cost of Administration Rule, Ch. #61, were proposed to reflect the estimated administrative costs of operating the Pool for calendar year 2002.
EFFECTIVE DATE: January 23, 2002
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON:
NAME: Stanley Millay, Pool Administrator, Maine Milk Commission, Deering Building-Station 28, Augusta, Maine 04333
TELEPHONE: (207) 287-3741


AGENCY: 29-250 - Secretary of State - Bureau of Motor Vehicles

CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 162, The Administration of the International Registration Plan
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 2002-28
CONCISE SUMMARY: This rule chapter outlines the procedures and standards governing Maine's participation in the International Registration Plan.

CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 164, The Administration of Overweight Oceangoing Containers (OGC)
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 2002-29
CONCISE SUMMARY: This rule chapter outlines the procedures and standards allowing for the discretionary permitting of overweight oceangoing containers by joint action of the Maine Department of Transportation and the Secretary of State. Permits are issued on a case by case basis.

CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 165, The Administration of the Maine International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) and the Intrastate Fuel Tax Program (USER)
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 2002-30
CONCISE SUMMARY: This rule chapter outlines the procedures and standards for participation in the International Fuel Tax Agreement and the Intrastate Fuel Tax Program.

EFFECTIVE DATE: January 27, 2002
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Maurice 1. Dionne, Jr.
AGENCY NAME: Bureau of Motor Vehicles
ADDRESS: 29 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333-0029
TELEPHONE: (207) 624.9000 ext. 52127


AGENCY: 10-144 - Department of Human Services, Bureau of Family Independence
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 331, Public Assistance Manual (TANF) -TCC Guidelines 57-A(r)
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 2002-31
CONCISE SUMMARY: This policy adopts the maximum Transitional Child Care (TCC) income guidelines and fee assessment schedule, which became effective October 1, 2001 through emergency rulemaking procedures. NOTE: The Department is re-filing adopted rule 57-A because typing errors were found on Page 7, Appendix.
EFFECTIVE DATE: January 24, 2002
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Rose Masure, TANF Program Manager, Department of Human Services, Bureau of Family Independence, 11 State House Station, Whitten Road, Augusta, Maine 04333
TELEPHONE NUMBER: (207) 287-5089
Deaf/Hard of Hearing TTY: (207) 287-6948

 


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