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February 19, 2003
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: 10-144 - Department of Human Services, Bureau of Family Independence
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 332, MaineCare Eligibility Manual - 2003 Federal Poverty Levels
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 2003-P29
CONCISE SUMMARY: This rule puts into effect the 2003 Federal Poverty Level (FPL). The FPL's are updated each year by the Federal Department of Health and Human Services. The FPL serves as the income limit for various MaineCare covered groups including children and their parents, elderly and disabled individuals and pregnant women,
THIS RULE WILL NOT HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 22 MRSA 3173
PUBLIC HEARING: None scheduled unless requested by 5 or more people.
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: March 27,2003
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Barbara Feltes, MaineCare Program Manager
AGENCY NAME: Department of Human Services
ADDRESS: Bureau of Family Independence, 11 State House Station, Whitten Road, Augusta ME 04333-0011
TELEPHONE: (207) 287-5088
TTY: (207) 287-6948 (Deaf/Hard of Hearing)


ADOPTIONS

AGENCY: 01-001 - Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources; Division of Plant Industry
CHAPTER TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 269, Repeal of Emergency Rule: Potato Mop Top Virus
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 2003-41
CONCISE SUMMARY: This chapter repeals a quarantine on Aroostook Research Farm for Potato Mop Top Virus (PMTV). This action is being taken because the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, the agency responsible for the regulation of quarantines against insect and disease pests on the federal level, has indicated it will deregulate PMTV. Since PMTV will no longer be listed as a federally regulated disease, it is no longer necessary to maintain a state quarantine on this disease.
EFFECTIVE DATE: February 16, 2003
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Terry L. Bourgoin, Director
AGENCY NAME: Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources, Division of Plant Industry
ADDRESS: 28 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333
TELEPHONE: (207) 287-3891


AGENCY: 13-188 - Department of Marine Resources
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 2, Aquaculture Lease Regulations, Sections:
Ch. 2.10, Application Requirements
Ch. 2.15, Notice of Lease Application and Hearing
Ch. 2.37, Decision
Ch. 2.40, Lease Issuance
Ch. 2.64, Experimental Aquaculture Lease, and
Ch. 2.75, Minimum Lease Maintenance Standards
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 2003-43
CONCISE SUMMARY: The adopted amendments make changes to the lease application requirements for standard and limited-purpose leases; mandate a Department site review for limited-purpose lease applications; add a pre-application meeting with the Department for standard applicants; add the option for the Department to hold a public scoping session for any lease application; clarify the navigation and source sections in the decision standards; repeals the option to waive the 2,000 foot separation between new finfish type leases; prorate and limited consolidation on the bonding requirement for standard and limited-purpose leases with structures greater or less than 400 feet square area; bonds for finfish type lease would increase to $25K; and additional language on all leaseholder's obligations for minimum maintenance standards. The proposed regulations are in part based on the recommended changes in the January 2002 report to the Maine Legislature's Marine Resources Committee, Review of aquaculture leasing in Maine; and a citizen-initiated petition for rulemaking considered by the Department in May 2002,
EFFECTIVE DATE: February 17, 2003
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Laurice U. Churchill
AGENCY NAME: Department of Marine Resources
ADDRESS: P.O. Box 8, West Boothbay Harbor, Maine 04576-0008
WEB SITE: www.Maine.gov/dmr/rulemaking
TELEPHONE: (207) 633-9584



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