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May 17, 2000
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. 301, Food Stamp Manual
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 2000-P91
CONCISE SUMMARY: This rule allows condo fees as allowable shelter expenses. The time period prior to the replacement of lost coupons sent through certified mail has been reduced from ten (10) days to five (5) days. It also clarifies that a full time student who is the only parent in the Food Stamp household with the responsibility for a dependent child under twelve (12) has met eligible student status.
THIS RULE WILL NOT HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 22 MRSA 3104
PUBLIC HEARING: None scheduled unless requested by 5 or more people.
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: June 16, 2000.
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Richard P. Morrow, Food Stamp Program Manager, Department of Human Services, Bureau of Family Independence, 11 State House Station, Whitten Road, Augusta, Maine 04333
TELEPHONE NUMBER: (207) 287-5093
TTY: (207) 287-6948 (Deaf/Hard of Hearing)


AGENCY: 02-380 - Maine State Board of Nursing
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 8, Regulations Relating To Advanced Practice Registered Nursing
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 2000-P92
CONCISE SUMMARY: The agency proposed changes to incorporate emergency rule filed April 18, 2000 which provides Board criteria to make exceptions for certain clinical nurse specialists in practice prior to January 1, 1996 (when law changed); to clarify certified nurse-midwife continued competency requirements; and, include American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) as an accrediting body.
THIS RULE WILL NOT HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA 2153-A and 2102.2-A.B.
PUBLIC HEARING: June 8, 2000 at 4:00 p.m. at the Maine State Board of Nursing, 24 Stone St, Augusta, ME
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: June 18, 2000
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Virginia E. Delorimier
AGENCY NAME: Maine State Board of Nursing
ADDRESS: 24 Stone St., 158 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0158
TELEPHONE: 287-1133


AGENCY: 04-061 - Department of Conservation, Land Use Regulation Commission
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT:
Ch. 1, General Provisions
Ch. 3, Delegation of Authority to Staff
Ch. 4, Rules of Practice;
Ch. 5, Rules for Public Hearings
Ch. 7, Regulation of Public Utilities
Ch. 8, Variances
Ch. 10, Land Use Districts and Standards
Ch. 15, Guidelines for Roads in Management Districts
Ch. 16, Large Lot Land Divisions
Ch. 17, Reestablishment of Commission Jurisdiction
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 2000-P93
CONCISE SUMMARY: The Maine Land Use Regulation Commission will hold a public hearing to give interested parties the opportunity to comment on miscellaneous proposed changes to the Commission's rules. Most of these proposed changes are a result of Executive Order #6, FY94/95, which directed each state agency to review the factual and policy basis of its rules in light of current conditions. In addition, the Commission is proposing to amend its rules to incorporate recent changes in the LURC law and allow for recreational gold prospecting, residential driveways and small scale mineral extraction without a permit provided certain standards are followed. Standards for permanent docks are also proposed. The complete text of the changes including a summary of the proposed rule changes may be obtained from the Commission's Augusta office or any of its field offices. A copy may also be viewed at the agency's internet web site at http://www.maine.gov/doc/lurc/resources/resources.html.
THIS RULE WILL NOT HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 12 MRSA 685-A, Subsection 8
PUBLIC HEARING: Thursday, June 8, 2000 convening at 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m, Bangor Conference Center, Hogan Road, Bangor, Maine
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: June 23, 2000
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Frederick W. Todd
AGENCY NAME: Land Use Regulation Commission
ADDRESS: Department of Conservation, 22 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333
TELEPHONE: 207-287-2631


ADOPTIONS

AGENCY: 01-001 - Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 329, Rules Governing Maine Milk and Milk Products (Note name change from Rules Governing the Inspection and Examination, Licensing, Permitting, Testing, Labeling and Sanitation of Milk and Milk Product Production and Distribution)
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 2000-174
CONCISE SUMMARY: This rule outlines sanitation standards for Maine dairy producers (farmers), Maine milk plants, Maine milk transportation companies, and plastic single service container manufacturers producing, distribution and selling milk and milk products.
EFFECTIVE DATE: June 2, 2000
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Shelley Doak, Director
AGENCY NAME: 01-001 - Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources
ADDRESS: 28 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333
TELEPHONE: 207-287-7610


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