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February 23, 2000
Rule-Making Notice

as it appears 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/ depts.htm.


PROPOSALS

AGENCY: 10-144 - Department of Human Services, Bureau of Medical Services
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 101, Maine Medical Assistance Manual: Ch. VI, Section 3, MaineNET
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 2000-P39
CONCISE SUMMARY: This rule establishes a voluntary program designed to improve health outcomes and manage program costs by providing clinical and administrative coordination of primary, acute, behavioral, and long-term care services for adults with disabilities and elderly Medicaid populations.
THIS RULE WILL NOT HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 22 MRSA 3173
PUBLIC HEARING:
Date: March 15, 2000
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: 1st Floor Conference Rm., 35 Anthony Ave., Augusta, Me.
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: March 27, 2000
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Julia White, Medical Care Administrator
AGENCY NAME: Division of Policy and Programs
ADDRESS: 35 Anthony Avenue, 11 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333-0011
TELEPHONE: 207-624-5517 or 1-800-321-5557
TTY: 1-800-423-4331 (Deaf/Hard of Hearing) or 287-1828 (Deaf/Hard of Hearing)


AGENCY: 02-318 - Department of Professional and Financial Regulation, Office of Licensing and Registration, Electricians' Examining Board
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT:
Repeal and Replace Ch. 100 - General Provisions
Amendment to Ch. 120 - Electrical Installation Standards
Repeal and Replace Ch. 130 - Examination and Licensing Requirements
Repeal Ch. 140 - Examinations
New Rule Ch. 140 - Board Fees
Repeal Ch. 150 - Board Fees
New Rule Ch. 150 - Reciprocity
Repeal Ch. 160 - Licenses
New Ch. 160 - Complaints, Investigations and Adjudicatory Hearings
Repeal Ch. 170 - License Renewals
Repeal Ch. 180 - Complaint Handling
Repeal Ch. 190 - Adjudicatory Hearings
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 2000-P40
CONCISE SUMMARY: This proposed rule provides needed clarification for examination, licensing, and reciprocity requirements. The proposed rules also sets forth the education and experience requirements for a limited license for crane technicians. The rules indicate the Board's intent to adopt the 1999 edition of the National Electrical Code for electrical installations. The proposed rules set forth the fees to be charged by the Board. The Board is projected to be in a deficit situation and will have insufficient incoming revenue to pay its obligations when they come due. The proposed rules clarify the procedure by which complaints and adjudicatory hearings will be handled by the Board.
THIS RULE WILL HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES: This rule may have a fiscal impact on municipalities when new electrical installations are required at the facility or modifications are made to the existing electrical installation since the Board is increasing the minimum cost for State Electrical Permits.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA 1153
PUBLIC HEARING: 9 a.m., Friday, March 17, 2000, Central Conference Room, Department of Professional and Financial Regulation, 122 Northern Avenue
Gardiner, ME 04345
DEADLINE FOR WRITTEN COMMENTS: March 31, 2000
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON:
NAME: Cheryl Hersom, Board Administrator
ADDRESS: Department of Professional and Financial Regulation, Office of Licensing and Registration, #35 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333
PHONE NUMBER: (207) 624-8605


AGENCY: 02-582 - Department of Professional and Financial Regulation, Office of Licensing and Registration, Propane and Natural Gas Board
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT:
Amend Ch. 1 - Definitions
Amend Ch. 3 - Licensure/Registration Requirements
Amend Ch. 4 - Examination Requirements
Amend Ch. 5 - Installation Standards
Amend Ch. 7 - Fees
Amend Ch. 8 - Permits for Aboveground and Underground Propane and Natural Gas Storage Facilities and Rooftop Installations
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 2000-P41
CONCISE SUMMARY: This proposed rules provide needed clarification of certain licensure/registration and examination requirements. The rules indicate the Board's intent to adopt updated versions of the National Fire Protection Association Standards. The proposed rules set forth the requirements for permitting underground propane and natural gas storage facilities and rooftop installations. The. proposed rules also set forth the installation standards for self-service dispensing stations.
THIS RULE WILL NOT HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES:
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA 14804
PUBLIC HEARING: Wednesday, March 15, 2000, 9:00 a.m., Central Conference Room, Department of Professional and Financial Regulation, 124 Northern Avenue, Gardiner, ME 04345
DEADLINE FOR WRITTEN COMMENTS: March 31, 2000
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON:
NAME: Cheryl Hersom, Board Administrator
ADDRESS: Department of Professional and Financial Regulation, Office of Licensing and Registration, #35 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333
PHONE NUMBER: (207) 624-8605


AGENCY: 01-015 - Maine Milk Commission
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 3, Schedule of Minimum Prices - Order #04-00
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 2000-P42
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: 9:00 a.m., Thursday, March 9, 2000 Department of Agriculture, Food & Rural Resources, Room 319 Deering Building, Augusta, Maine 04333
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: March 9, 2000
NAME: Stanley K. Millay, Executive Director
ADDRESS: Maine Milk Commission, Deering Building - Station #28, Augusta, Maine 04333
TELEPHONE: (207) 287-3741


ADOPTIONS

AGENCY: 01-001 - Department of Agriculture, Food & Rural Resources
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 32, Rules for Operation of Agricultural Marketing Loan Fund, Amendment 2
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 2000-72
CONCISE SUMMARY: Amendment 2 makes changes required by P.L. 1999, ch. 504, ch. 72 and ch. 533 by changing the definition of "Agricultural Enterprise", changing the grant provisions to provide for direct transfers of grants to the newly created Agricultural Development Fund, and to incorporate certain provisions specific to cranberry projects.
EFFECTIVE DATE: February 19, 2000
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Christopher H. Roney, Deputy General Counsel, Department of Agriculture, Food & Rural Resources, c/o The Finance Authority of Maine, PO Box 949, 5 Community Drive, Augusta, Maine 04332-0949
TELEPHONE:
(207) 623-3263 (Voice)
(207) 626-2715 (TDD)


AGENCY: 13-188 - Department of Marine Resources
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 25.93, Management Framework for Limiting Lobster Fishing Effort on a Local or Regional Basis - Operational Rules
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 2000-73
CONCISE SUMMARY: The Department of Marine Resources has adopted changes to Chapter 25.93 as contemplated by 12 MRSA 6447. The changes delete unnecessary information from Chapter 25.93 and define the process for zone council elections, referenda, and petitions to a lobster zone management council. The adopted rules also define "declared zone" in accordance with 12 MRSA 6448 and define "lobster fishing year" to be consistent with the Lobster Management Plan #3 of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission.
EFFECTIVE DATE: February 19, 2000
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Laurice U. Churchill
AGENCY NAME: Department of Marine Resources
ADDRESS: 21 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333-0021
TELEPHONE: (207) 633-9584


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