Division of Elections and Commissions
Bureau of Corporations, Elections and Commissions
101 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333
January 31, 2001
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/.
- Department of Marine Resources
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 4, Certification, Recertification
and Revocation of Certification for Municipal Shellfish Conservation
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 2001-P21
CONCISE SUMMARY: The Department of Marine Resources (DMR) proposes clarifications
to the procedures for certification, recertification and revocation
of certification for the position of municipal shellfish conservation
warden. Minimum standard qualifications have been added to provide consistency
with other law enforcement officials. Applicants may not enforce municipal
ordinances until granted certification by the Department, and must attend
the next available training course offered by the Department. The rule
requires the municipality to provide the Department with a written job
description regarding the wardens duties and responsibilities; establishes
conditions for any waivers granted by the Department; clarifies the
information that must be reported by the warden on forms provided by
the Department and establishes the due dates by which the information
must be received by the Department. The current proposal eliminates
the provision under the initial proposal that would have allowed the
warden to enforce a municipal shellfish ordinance under a conditional
certification. New language requires that municipal wardens may not
enforce shellfish ordinances until the Department has approved their
application and has granted certification.
THIS RULE WILL NOT HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 12 MRSA §6671(8)
PUBLIC HEARING: None scheduled; one may be requested.
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: March 2, 2001
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Hal Winters
AGENCY NAME: Department of Marine Resources
ADDRESS: 21 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333-0021
TELEPHONE: (207) 624-6562
TTY: (207) 287-4474 (Deaf/Hard of Hearing).
If you require accommodations due to disability, please contact Breena
Whitcomb, at (207) 624-6567
- Department of Agriculture, Food & Rural Resources, Division of Quality
Assurance & Regulations
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 136, Official State of Maine Grades
and Standards for Milk and Milk Products for use with the State of Maine
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 2001-21
CONCISE SUMMARY This rule is being adopted to amend existing regulations
for using the Department's Quality Trademark logo on milk and milk products.
The amendments align the regulations to reflect current quality standards
and industry practices.
EFFECTIVE DATE: January 23, 2001
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: David E. Gagnon, Director
AGENCY NAME: Maine Department of Agriculture, Food & Rural Resources
ADDRESS: 28 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333
TELEPHONE: (207) 287-3841
- Department of Agriculture, Food & Rural Resources
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 61, Maine Milk Pool: Cost of Administration
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 2001-22
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 2001.
EFFECTIVE DATE: January 22, 2001
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON:
NAME: Stanley Millay, Pool Administrator, Maine Milk Commission, Deering
Building-Station #28, Augusta, Maine 04333
TELEPHONE: (207) 287-3741
- Department of Environmental Protection
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE:
Ch. 850, Identification of Hazardous Wastes
Ch. 851, Standards for Generators of Hazardous Waste
Ch. 853, Licensing of Transporters of Hazardous Waste
Ch. 857, Hazardous Waste Manifest Requirements
Ch. 400, General Provisions
Ch. 402, Transfer Stations and Storage Sites for Solid Waste
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 2001-24 through 2001-29
CONCISE SUMMARY: The rule changes incorporate the concept of universal
waste into the Hazardous Waste Management rules and the Solid Waste
Management rules. Universal wastes are wastes that are commonly generated
by many types of businesses and organizations that might not normally
generate a hazardous waste. The rule tailors the requirements specifically
to the type of waste, requires recycling of the waste (with some exceptions),
and is designed to remove these wastes from the typical mismanagement
scenarios. The waste types included in the rule are batteries, cathode
ray tubes, lamps, mercury containing thermostats, and totally enclosed
non leaking polychlorinated biphenyl ballast.
EFFECTIVE DATE: January 23, 2001
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Stacy Ladner
AGENCY NAME: Department of Environmental Protection
ADDRESS: State House Station 17, Augusta, Maine 04333-0017
TELEPHONE: (207) 287-2651
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