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June 25, 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: 94-457 - Finance Authority of Maine
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 2, Rules for the Award of Contracts for Services for the Student Loan Secondary Market Loan Purchase Program
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 2003-P142
CONCISE SUMMARY: This chapter outlines the procedures to be used in the awarding of contracts for necessary services pursuant to 20-A MRSA 11407(5).
THIS RULE WILL NOT HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 20-A MRSA 11407(5)
PUBLIC HEARING: 10:00 a.m., July 17, 2003, Finance Authority of Maine, 5 Community Drive, Augusta, Maine
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: Written comments are requested on or before July 17, 2003, but will be accepted on or before July 28, 2003. Oral or written comments may be presented at the hearing.
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Elizabeth L. Bordowitz, General Counsel, Finance Authority of Maine, PO Box 949, 5 Community Drive, Augusta, Maine 04332-0949
TELEPHONE: (207) 623-3263 (Voice)
TDD: (207) 626-2715
FAX: (207) 623-0095


ADOPTIONS

AGENCY: 99-626 - Maine Rural Development Authority
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 1, Community Industrial Building Program
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 2003-188
CONCISE SUMMARY: This rules outlines the methodology and criteria for allocating funds to community industrial building projects; the process through which municipalities and local development corporations must apply for community industrial building funds; rates of interest, the duration of interest payments and any other terms to which municipalities and local development corporations must be subject under this paragraph; and other matters necessary to the proper administration of the program. This rule replaces 19-498 Ch. 10.
EFFECTIVE DATE: July 13, 2003
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Peggy Schaffer
AGENCY NAME: Maine Rural Development Authority
ADDRESS: 59 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333
TELEPHONE: (207) 624-9801


AGENCY: 94-457 - Finance Authority of Maine
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 318, Amendment 3; Wells and Plymouth Waste Oil Clean-up Program (Emergency)
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 2003-189
CONCISE SUMMARY: The amendment is necessary to address changes to the law governing the program as set forth in PL 2001, Ch. 561 and PL 2003, Ch. 129. The amendment: (a) provides for further deferment of loan repayments; (b) expands the eligible uses of the fund, including attorneys' fees in limited circumstances; and (c) extends a previous application deadline to allow for new applications. The rule amendment was adopted by the Board of Directors of the Finance Authority of Maine, on an emergency basis, on May 15, 2003. The Authority found that emergency adoption of the rule was warranted in light of the emergency nature and effective date of PL 2003, Ch. 129. The Authority found such facts to represent an immediate threat to the public's general welfare and adoption of the rule amendment on an emergency basis necessary to avoid such threat.
EFFECTIVE DATE: June 15, 2003
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Katryn Gabrielson, Assistant Counsel, Finance Authority of Maine, PO Box 949, 5 Community Drive, Augusta, Maine 04332-0949
TELEPHONE: (207) 623-3263 (Voice)
TDD: (207) 626-2715


AGENCY: 16-222 - Department of Public Safety, Bureau of State Police
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 6, Transportation of Hazardous Materials
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 2003-190
CONCISE SUMMARY: These rules prescribe the requirements of the Department of Public Safety governing the transportation of hazardous materials in commerce as found in 49 Code of Federal Regulations Parts 107, 171, 172, 173, 174, 177, 178, 179, 180, 387, and 397.
EFFECTIVE DATE: June 21, 2003
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: John Fraser
AGENCY NAME: Maine State Police
ADDRESS: # 20 State House Station, Augusta, Me 04333
TELEPHONE: (207) 624-8939


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