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July 2, 1997
Rule-Making Notice

as it appears in 5 daily Maine newspapers

PROPOSALS
AGENCY: 06-096 - Department of Environmental Protection
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Chapter 137: Emission Statements
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 97-P116
CONCISE SUMMARY: Legislative statute requires the Department to incorporate this limit: The Department may not require emission reporting of Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPS) by stationary sources more frequently than every second year. Reports of emissions to the land and water will not be required to the Air Bureau. The Departmental reporting threshold of 2000 lbs/200 lbs (for HAPS) rather than the Toxics Release Inventory threshold of 10,000 lbs favored by the Pulp and Paper Industry has been retained. This amendment is also an amendment to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) and will be submitted to EPA.
THIS RULE WILL NOT HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 38 MRSA 585 and 585-C (Federal Clean Air Act, Section 110)
PUBLIC HEARING: 23 July 1997, 1:30 p.m., Holiday Inn/ Ground Round, Augusta
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: 4 August 1997
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Donald L. Anderson
AGENCY NAME: Department of Environmental Protection
ADDRESS: 17 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333--0017
TELEPHONE: (207) 287-2437

AGENCY: 90-590 - Maine Health Data Organization
RULE TITLE AND NUMBER: 97-P119
Chapter 50: Rules for Fees for Data Processing, Report Compilation and Copying Services
CONCISE SUMMARY: Effective December 31, 1996, with the enactment of PL 1996, Chapter 65) the Maine Health Care Finance Commission (MHCFC) was eliminated entirely and replaced by the Maine Health Data Organization, which is responsible for the collection of health related data. The purpose of this Chapter is to outline the schedule of fees for the right to access and use the health data available from the Maine Health Data Organization and for report generation, publishing, and duplicating costs incurred by the Organization in responding to requests.
THIS RULE WILL NOT HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 22 M.R.S.A. 8706, sub- 2 A and 2B; and 8707, sub-1.
PUBLIC HEARING: None
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: August 1, 1997
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON:
NAME: Alan M. Prysunka, Interim Director
ADDRESS: Maine Health Data Organization Gardiner Annex - Northern Avenue 35 State House Station Augusta, Maine 04333-0035
TELEPHONE: 624-8655

AGENCY: 99-420 - Maine Turnpike Authority
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Chapter 1, Rules Governing the Use of the Maine Turnpike
PROPOSED RULE: 97-P120
CONCISE SUMMARY: The Maine Turnpike Authority proposes permanently to amend its rules governing use of the Maine Turnpike to enable the Authority and the Maine State Police Commander for Troop G jointly to authorize night moves on the Maine Turnpike of vehicles in excess of the permitted length or width ("overdimension vehicles") when such moves could be done safely at night. Once a determination of safety were made, Maine State Police personnel would escort such overdimension vehicles on the Turnpike. Such night moves of overdimension vehicles would alleviate safety hazards and relieve congestion for other vehicles on the road during daytime hours.
THIS RULE WILL NOT HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 23 M.R.S.A. 1965(1)(C), 1973(1) & (2) & 1980(3)
PUBLIC HEARING: Public hearing to be conducted by MTA Chairman Julian R. Coles on Wednesday, July 23, 1997 at 9:00 a.m. at the Maine Turnpike Authority, 430 Riverside Street, Portland, Maine 04103.
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: Written comments can be submitted to the Maine Turnpike Authority at the above address until 5:00 p.m. on Monday, August 4, 1997. Oral comments can be made at the public hearing.
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Margaret Trueworthy, Secretary-Treasurer
ADDRESS: Maine Turnpike Authority, 430 Riverside Street, Portland, Maine 04103
PHONE NUMBER: (207) 871-7771

AGENCY: 10-144 - Department of Human Services, Bureau of Income Maintenance
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: #332 Maine Medicaid Eligibility Manual - Community Spouse Minimum Income standard and Shelter Allowance
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 97-P121
CONCISE SUMMARY: This rule applies to those in a nursing home who are covered by MedicAid and who have n spouse living at home. The person in the nursing home may give some of their income to their spouse at home. This amount is disregarded when determining how much the person must pay toward the cost of their nursing home care, The amount given to the spouse at home is based on a formula. The amounts used in the formula are increasing. The minimum monthly income standard will be $1327 and the shelter allowance will be $398.
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. July 31, 1997
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Barbara Feltes, Medicaid Program Manager, Department of Human Services, Bureau of Family Independence, 11 State House Station, Whitten Road, Augusta, ME 0433:3-0011
TELEPHONE NUMBER: (207) 287-5088

AGENCY: 10-144 - Department of Human Services, Bureau of Medical Services
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Regulations Governing the Licensing and Functioning of Assisted Living Facilities
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 97-P121
CONCISE SUMMARY: The proposed rules replace the "Regulations for Licensing and Operation of Boarding Facilities" (10-144 CMR Ch. 114), "Rules and Procedures for Licensing and Operation of Adult Foster Homes" (10-144 CMR Ch. 113), and "Bureau of Elder & Adult Services Policy Manual Section 62.03: Requirements for Congregate Housing Services Program Certification" (10-149 CMR Ch. 5 Section 62.03). The proposed rules will address definitions, contracts and program disclosure. The proposed rules will also establish minimum standards for the operation and licensing of Assisted Living Facilities and such requirements that the provider must meet regarding application and inspection procedures, such as fire safety standards, qualifications of the provider and caregivers, resident rights, assessment and service plans, nutrition and health, clothing and possessions, resident records, living areas and sleeping accommodations, sanitation and safety.
THIS RULE WILL NOT HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: Title 22, Chapter 405, Sections 1812-C, 1812-G, Chapter 413, Section 2053, Chapter 1453, Section 5107-A, Chapter 1663, Sections 7801, 7802, Chapter 1665, Sections 7901-A, 7901-B, 7901-C, 7903, 7904-A, 7904-B, 7914, 7915, Chapter 1666, Section 7922; Title 32, Chapter 31, Section 2102.
PUBLIC HEARING: Thursday, July 24, 1997 at 10:00 A.M., Elks Lodge, Civic Center Drive, Augusta, Maine 04330
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: August 4,1997
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Louis T. Dorogi, Director
AGENCY NAME: Division of Licensing and Certification
ADDRESS: 35 Anthony Avenue, Station # 11, Augusta, Maine 04333
TELEPHONE: (207) 624-5443


ADOPTIONS
AGENCY: 01-001 - Dept. of Agriculture, Food & Rural Resources
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE- Chapter 32 - Agricultural Marketing Loan Fund
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 97-217
CONCISE SUMMARY: This chapter establishes rules governing the expenditure of funds available from the sale of state bonds for the purposes of assisting commercial agricultural enterprises and businesses engaged in the producing, processing, storing, packaging or marketing of products derived from an agricultural enterprise, with the design, construction or improvement of commodity and storage buildings and packing and marketing facilities, and the construction, renovation or acquisition of other property.
EFFECTIVE DATE: June 23, 1997
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON- John Harker, Acting Director, Division of Market & Production Development, Dept. of Agriculture, Food & Rural Resources, 28 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333-0028.

AGENCY: 99-420 - Maine Turnpike Authority
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Chapter 1, Rules Governing the Use of the Maine Turnpike
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 97-218
CONCISE SUMMARY: The Maine Turnpike Authority has amended its rules so that the Authority and the State Police Commander for Troop G can jointly authorize night moves on the Maine Turnpike of vehicles which exceed permitted lengths or widths ("overdimension vehicles") when public safety will not be adversely affected. This will alleviate hazards during daytime hours and relieve congestion for other vehicles, including emergency vehicles, especially during peak traffic times in the summer. Maine State Police personnel will be present to escort overdimension vehicles during night movement on the Turnpike.
EFFECTIVE DATE: June 23, 1997
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Margaret Trueworthy, Secretary-Treasurer
AGENCY NAME: Maine Turnpike Authority
ADDRESS: 430 Riverside Street, Portland, Maine 04103
TELEPHONE: (207) 871-7771

AGENCY: 10-144 - Department of Human Services, Bureau of Family Independence
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: 609 ASPIRE/JET Program Rules
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 97-219
CONCISE SUMMARY: This rule change implements provisions of the federal Food Stamp Act, as amended by the Leland Act, Section 13922, which replace the cap of $160 per month per participant in the Food Stamp Employment and Training Program (ASPIRE/JET) for dependent care expenses, and require reimbursement for actual costs up to limits established by the state. Maine's limits are established by periodic local market surveys and are already in existence for the ASPIRE-TANF program, and other Department programs.
EFFECTIVE DATE: June 30, 1997
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Steve W. Telow, ASPIRE Coordinator, Department of Human Services, Bureau of Family Independence, State House Station #11, Whitten Road, Augusta, Maine 04333
TELEPHONE NUMBER: 287-3309


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