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July 28, 1999
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 rule chapters may be found on the World-Wide Web at: http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/rcn/apa/ depts.htm.


PROPOSALS

AGENCY: 01-001 - Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 33, Rules governing the Agricultural Development Grant Program
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 99-P132
CONCISE SUMMARY: The 119th legislature authorized the initiation of an agricultural grant program. The purpose of the program is to encourage development of new and expanded markets for agricultural products and adoption of new technology. These rules establish the administrative procedures to operate the program.
THIS RULE WILL NOT HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: P.L. 1999 c. 72
PUBLIC HEARING: None Scheduled; one may be requested
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: August 27th, 1999
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON:
AGENCY NAME: Howard Jones Director, Division of Market and Production Development
ADDRESS: 28 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333
TELEPHONE: (207) 287-3491


AGENCY: 09-137 - Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 1, Open Water and Ice Fishing Regulations
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 99-P133
CONCISE SUMMARY: The Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is beginning its biennial schedule of public hearings to consider changes for the 1999/2000-2000/2001 ice fishing and the 2000 and 2001 open water fishing regulations needed to provide for the effective conservation of Maine's inland fisheries, and enhance fishing opportunities throughout the State. The hearing listed below in Oakland is to consider a petition requesting that the Department amend the regulations on the Kennebec River as follows: Amend the present "Artificial Lures Only" regulation on the Kennebec River between Shawmut Dam in Shawmut to the upstream side of the new Donald V Carter Memorial Bridge back to "General Law" for all anglers under the age of 16. A list of proposals to be heard at the Princeton public hearing can be obtained from the Agency Contact Person listed below. This is the third in a series of notices to advertise upcoming public hearings which will be held throughout the State.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 12 MR.SA 7035
PUBLIC HEARINGS:
August 17, 1999 - Williams Junior High School, 19 Pleasant Street, Oakland, ME -- 6:30 p.m.
August 18, 1999 - Princeton Elementary School, Main Street, Princeton, ME -- 6:30 p.m.
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: September 10, 1999
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Andrea Erskine, Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, 284 State Street, 41 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0041
TELEPHONE: 287-5201.


AGENCY: 06-096 - Department Of Environmental Protection, Land and Water Bureau
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 585, Dissolved Oxygen Requirements for Rivers and Streams
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 99-P134
CONCISE SUMMARY: This rule requires that all streams and rivers maintain a concentration of dissolved oxygen consistent with their classification and for the maintenance and reproduction of indigenous fish. Spawning areas will be identified by an appropriate wildlife agency and used by DEP in regulating levels of dissolved oxygen. In impoundments not classified as lakes or ponds (GPA) under Maine law, certain specific conditions identified in the rule may result in dissolved oxygen levels lower than classification requires.
THIS RULE WILL NOT HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 38 M.R.S.A. 343-A, 464 and 465
PUBLIC HEARING: August 19, 1999 at 1:00 p.m. in the Penobscot Room of the Augusta Civic Center, Augusta, Maine
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: August 30, 1999
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Donald R. Hague
AGENCY NAME: Department of Environmental Protection, Land and Water Bureau
ADDRESS: Statehouse Station #17, Augusta, ME 04003
TELEPHONE: (207) 832-2025


AGENCY: 94-457 - Finance Authority of Maine
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 205, Education Loans Through Lenders Program
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 99-P135
CONCISE SUMMARY: This rule establishes the procedures and standards by which the authority may use the proceeds of tax exempt bonds to make education loans to eligible borrowers through intermediary financial institutions. The authority may enter into agreements with eligible financial institutions which show that they will pass on the benefits of the tax exempt financing to individuals applying for education loans.
THIS RULE WILL NOT HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 10 MRSA 969-A (l4), PL 1999, c. 443
PUBLIC HEARING: August 19, 1999, at 11:00 a.m., at the Augusta Civic Center, Community Drive, Augusta, Maine.
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: Written comments are requested on or before August 19, 1999, but will be accepted on or before August 30, 1999. 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, 83 Western Avenue, Augusta, Maine 04332-0949
TELEPHONE:
(207) 623-3263 (Voice)
(207) 626-2715 (TDD)
(207) 623-0095 (FAX


AGENCY: 94-457 - Finance Authority of Maine

RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 317, Nutrient Management Loan Program
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 99-P136
CONCISE SUMMARY: This rule establishes the procedures, standards and fees applicable to borrowers applying for loans from the Authority's program of direct loans for the finance of construction of livestock manure and milk room waste containment and handling facilities as set forth in the Nutrient Management Act 7 MRSA 4201 et seq., and Chapter 565 of the Rules of the Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources, from a portion of the Clean Water Revolving Loan Fund, provided by the United States Environmental Protection Agency through the Maine Municipal Bond Bank and the Maine Department of Environmental Protection.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 10 M.R.S.A. 969-A(14)

RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 613, Quality Child Care Education Scholarship Program (Non-emergency)
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 99-P137
CONCISE SUMMARY: . This rule is necessary to notify potential scholarship recipients of the requirements and standards for obtaining grants from the Quality Child Care Education Scholarship Fund as established by P.L. 1999, Ch. 401. The rule sets forth eligibility requirements for Scholarship applicants, the maximum grant amounts and the terms and conditions of grants.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 10 M.R.S.A. 969-A(14), 20-A MRSA 11617(2)

RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 601, Amendment 6, Maine Student Incentive Scholarship Program (Non-Emergency)
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 99-P138
CONCISE SUMMARY: The rule amendment finalizes an emergency amendment which was adopted to make changes in the formula for awarding grants from the Maine Student Incentive Scholarship Program in accordance with the changes implemented on an emergency basis by PL 1999, Ch. 233. In addition, the amendment allows grants of less than the minimum statutory amount when there is less unmet financial need, with the same priority as those receiving full awards. This non-emergency amendment adopts the amendment in final form prior to the expiration of the emergency rule.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 10 M.R.S.A. 969-A(14), 20-A MRSA 11617(2)

THESE AMENDMENTS WILL NOT HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES.
PUBLIC HEARING: August 19, 1999, 11:00 a.m., Augusta Civic Center, Community Drive, Augusta, Maine
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: Written comments are requested on or before August 30, 1999. Oral or written comments may be presented at the hearing.
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Christopher H. Roney, Deputy General Counsel, Finance Authority of Maine, PO Box 949, 83 Western Avenue Augusta, Maine 04332-0949
TELEPHONE:
(207) 623-3263 (Voice)
(207) 626-2715 (TDD)
(207) 623-0095 (FAX)


AGENCY: 94-591 - Maine Motor Carrier Review Board
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 2, Maine Motor Carrier Review Board Selection Process
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 99-P139
CONCISE SUMMARY This rule is being amended to add violations to the appendix.
THIS RULE WILL NOT HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 29-A MRSA Section 562
PUBLIC HEARING: The Bureau's Executive Conference Room at 101 Hospital St., Augusta on August 18,1999 at 10:00 a.m.
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: August 30, 1999
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Maurice J. Dionne, Jr.
AGENCY NAME: Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles
ADDRESS: Commercial Vehicle Division, 29 State House Station, Augusta, Me. 04333-0029
TELEPHONE: 207/624-9000 ext. 52127


AGENCY: 29-250 - Secretary of State, Bureau of Motor Vehicles
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 160, Rules Governing the Administration of Combination Vehicles with Semi-Trailers over 48 feet and up to 53 feet in Length
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 99-P140
CONCISE SUMMARY: The purpose of amending this rule is to conform with emergency legislation allowing for the permitting of the power unit in place of the semi-trailer at the option of the motor carrier.
THIS RULE WILL NOT HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 29-A MRSA Section 2390 Subsection 1 J.
PUBLIC HEARING: At the Bureau of Motor Vehicles Executive Conference Room located at 101 Hospital St., Augusta, Maine on August 18, 1999 at 2: 00 p.m.
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: August 30, 1999
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Maurice J. Dionne, Jr.
AGENCY NXME: Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles
ADDRESS: Motor Carrier Services, 29 State House Station, Augusta, Me. 04333-0029
TELEPHONE: 207/624-9000 ext. 52127


AGENCY: 14-118 - Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation, and Substance Abuse Services, Office of Substance Abuse, Driver Education and Evaluation Programs
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 2, Driver Education and Evaluation Programs Procedure Manual
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 99-P141
CONCISE SUMMARY: The revisions 1) update definitions; 2) comply with statute that becomes effective September 18, 1999 which requires that the Office of Substance Abuse, Driver Education and Evaluation Program, establish program requirements, descriptions, and fees within the rules.
THIS RULE WILL NOT HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 5 MRSA c. 521 20005, 20024, 20075, 20073-B
PUBLIC HEARING: August 19, 1999 - 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, Office of Substance Abuse - Large Conference Room Marquardt Building - AMHI Complex - 3rd Floor Augusta, ME
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: August 30, 1999 - 5: 00 p.m.
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Linwood K. Oakes, Sr., Certification & Policy Specialist
AGENCY NAME: Office of Substance Abuse - DEEP
ADDRESS: Marquardt Building, AMHI Complex, 3rd Floor, 159 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0159
TELEPHONE: (207) 287-2595


AGENCY: 65-407 - Public Utilities Commission
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 323, Electronic Business Transactions Standards
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 99-P142
CONASE SUMMARY: The proposed rule establishes business processes and defines electronic transactions necessary to support retail competition as of March 1, 2000.
THIS RULE WILL NOT HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 35-A M.R.S.A. 104, 111, 3201 and 3202
PUBLIC HEARING None scheduled; one may be requested.
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: August 27, 1999
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Mary Broad
AGENCY NAME: Public Utilities Commission
ADDRESS: 242 State Street, Station 18, Augusta, Maine, 04333-0018
TELEPHONE: 287-1396


AGENCY: 99-346 - Maine State Housing Authority
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 1, Home Mortgage Program Rule
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 99-P143
CONCISE SUMMARY. The purpose of the proposed amendment is to modify the Rule with respect to (i) private mortgage insurance, (ii) loan registration, (iii) manufactured housing, (iv) detached units, and (v) minor technical corrections. Complete copies of the proposed amended Home Mortgage Program Rule are available at the Maine State Housing Authority.
THIS RULE WILL NOT HAVE A FISCAL IMPACI` ON MUNICIPALITIES.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 30-A MRSA 4741(l)
PUBLIC HEARING. August 17, 1999, 9:30 a.m., Northern Maine Technical College, Room 106, 33 Edgemont Drive, Presque Isle, ME 04769. The meeting room is accessible to persons with physical disabilities and, upon sufficient notice, appropriate communication auxiliary aids and services will be provided for persons with disabilities.
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: August 31, 1999
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Erin Rodriguez, Maine State Housing Authority, 353 Water Street, Augusta, ME 04330-4633
TELEPHONE:
(207) 626-4600 (voice)
(800) 452-4603 (TDD)


AGENCY: 99-346 - Maine State Housing Authority

RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 4, Eviction Procedures Under the Section 8 Existing Housing Program and the Section 23/8 Conversion Housing Program
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 99-P144
CONCISE SUMMARY: Repeal of rule adopted in 1980 to comply with federal legislation which required the Authority, rather than the owner, to issue any eviction notices to tenants of Section 8 existing or Section 23/8 conversion housing. The rule is not applicable to any outstanding leases and is obsolete.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 30-A M.R.S.A. 4741.1

RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 8, Rental Rehabilitation/Conversion Loan Program Rule
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 99-P145
CONCISE SUMMARY: Repeal of rule which established a program for the rehabilitation of residential rental structures and the conversion of single family structures into multi-family structures in accordance with the HUD Rental Rehabilitation Program. HUD discontinued its Rental Rehabilitation Program and the rule is obsolete.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 30-A M.R.S.A. 4741.1

RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 10, Fuel Oil Conservation Loan Program Rule
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 99-P146
CONCISE SUMMARY: Repeal of rule for program using oil overcharge funds for oil conservation. The Authority has not operated this program for several years and the rule is obsolete.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 30-A M.R.S.A. 4741.1

RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 18, Underground Oil Storage Tank Removal Program
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 99-P147
CONCISE SUMMARY: Repeal of rule adopted to provide assistance for removal and disposal of underground oil storage tanks identified by DEP as leaking or posing an environmental threat or as having been abandoned. All funds have been disbursed and the rule is obsolete.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 30-A M.R.S.A. 4741.1, P. & S.L. 1987 c.126

RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 20, Home Equity Conversion Mortgage Program Rule
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 99-P148
CONCISE SUMMARY: Repeal of rule adopted in 1989 to access a HUD program to insure reverse mortgages. The Authority has discontinued the program and the rule is obsolete.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 30-A M.R.S.A. 4741.1, 30-A M.R.S.A. 4941 et seq.

THIS RULE WILL NOT HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES.
PUBLIC HEARING August 17, 1999, 9:30 a.m., Northern Maine Technical College, Room 106, 33 Edgemont Drive, Presque Isle, ME 04769. The meeting room is accessible to persons with physical disabilities and, upon sufficient notice, appropriate communication auxiliary aids and services will be provided for persons with disabilities.
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: August 31, 1999
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Linda L. Sears, Esq.
AGENCY NAME: Maine State Housing Authority
ADDRESS: 353 Water Street, Augusta, ME 04330-4633
TELEPHONE:
(207) 626-4600 (voice)
(800) 452-4603 (TTY


AGENCY: 02-298 - Department of Professional & Financial Regulation, Board of Real Estate Appraisers
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT:
Chapters:
100 - General Information;
110 - Fees;
115 - Education;
120 - Work Experience;
130 - Prerequisites to Certification as a State-Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser;
135 - Prerequisites to Certification as a State-Certified General Real Estate Appraiser;
140 - Prerequisites to Licensure as a Real Estate Appraiser;
145 - Prerequisites to Registration as a Real Estate Appraiser Trainee;
150 - Advisory Rulings;
160 - Complaints and Investigations;
170 -Adjudicatory Hearings;
180 - Code of Ethics;
200 - Prerequisites to Licensure;
210 - Continuing Education;
220 - Educational Course Requirements;
230 - Supervising Appraiser Duties;
240 -Standards of Professional Practice
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 99-P149
CONCISE SUMMARY: The amendments repeal some rules and replace them with others. Chapter 100 will establish the Board's procedure for preparation of the agenda, access to records and the election of officers. Chapter 110 will set the fees for applications, licensing and education course approval. Chapters 115, 120, 130, 135, 140 and 145 will be repealed. Chapter 150 will establish the procedures to be followed to request an advisory ruling. Chapter 160 will establish the procedure to file a complaint with the Board. Chapters 170 and 180 will be repealed. Chapter 200 will establish the educational and experience requirements to qualify for a license. Chapter 210 will establish the continuing education requirements to renew a license. Chapter 220 will establish the requirements for course sponsors to qualify for approval to offer qualifying education and continuing education courses. Chapter 230 will establish the supervisory duties for an appraiser employing a trainee. Chapter 240 will identify the edition of the standards of professional practice, and will establish the requirement to display a license number and signature on appraisal certifications.
THIS RULE WILL NOT HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES:
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A., c. 124 14012
PUBLIC HEARING: Wednesday, August 18, 1999 - 9:00 a.m., Kennebec Room, Department of Professional & Financial Regulation, 122-124 Northern Avenue, Gardiner, Maine
DEADLINE FOR WRITTEN COMMENTS: September 1, 1999
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON:
NAME: Carol J. Leighton, Administrator ADDRESS: Department of Professional and Financial Regulation, Office of Licensing and Registration, #35 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333
PHONE NUMBER: (207) 624-8520


ADOPTIONS

AGENCY: 01-017 - Maine Harness Racing Commission
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 13, Pari-Mutuel, Section 46, Trifecta
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 99-282
CONCISE SUMMARY: On July 2, 1999, the Maine Harness Racing Commission adopted an emergency rule to allow fewer horses to be programmed in a race for trifecta wagering. The commission found that an emergency existed due to a viral infection that has hit the race horse population in Maine. This change would forestall a financial loss to the race tracks and horse-men and horse-women.
EFFECTIVE DATE: July 7, 1999
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Henry Jackson
AGENCY NAME: Department of Agriculture, Harness Racing Commission
ADDRESS: 28 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0028
TELEPHONE: (207) 287-3221


AGENCY: 02-392 - Department of Professional and Financial Regulation, Office of Licensing and Registration, Board of Pharmacy
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT:
Ch. 10, General Rules
Ch. 17, Registration of Pharmacy Technicians
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 99-305 and 99-306
CONCISE SUMMARY: Chapter 10 is amended to eliminate rules about supportive personnel, which will be addressed in Chapter 17 as pharmacy technicians. Chapter 17 defines certain terms used throughout the rules and outlines the qualifications to register as a pharmacy technician. This chapter further outlines the duties that may be performed by technicians, including the training in the performance of these duties, and supervision of technicians.
EFFECTIVE DATE: July 21, 1999
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON:
NAME: Geraldine L. Betts, Administrator
ADDRESS: Department of Professional and Financial Regulation, Office of Licensing and Registration, #35 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333
PHONE NUMBER: (207) 624-8625


AGENCY: 10-149 - Department of Human Services, Bureau of Elder and Adult Services
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 5, Bureau of Elder and Adult Services Policy Manual
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 99-307
CONCISE SUMMARY: The adopted rule amends the cost-sharing requirements of home care programs funded through the Department of Human Services. They carry out a legislative mandate included in Public Law 99, Chapter 4 (LD 50) calling for revisions to go into effect by July 1, 1999, that will require persons with higher incomes to pay a proportionately higher share of the cost of home care services they receive. These revisions affect the consumer payment section of the rule for the Home Based Care, Consumer Directed Home Based Care, Congregate Housing, Homemaker, Alzheimer's Respite and Adult Day Services Programs and are considered major substantive rules. Other routine technical revisions have been made to the appeal and administrative provisions that apply to the same programs.
EFFECTIVE DATE Parts of this rule become effective July 1, 1999. Other parts will go into effect on February 1, 2000 and January 1, 2001.
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Betty Forsythe
AGENCY NAME: Bureau of Elder and Adult Services
ADDRESS: #11 State House Station, 35 Anthony Ave., Augusta, Maine 04333-0011
TELEPHONE: (207) 624-5335
TOLL FREE: 1 (800) 262-2232
TOLL FREE TTY: 1 (888) 720-1925


AGENCY: 10-144 - Department of Human Services, Bureau of Medical Services
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 101, Maine Medical Assistance Manual: Ch. II & III, Section 3, Ambulatory Care Clinics and related Principles of Reimbursement
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 99-308
CONCISE SUMMARY: This rule change was required to reflect changes in federal policy which allow Indian Health Clinics to enroll as either Ambulatory Care Clinics and receive a higher, rate of reimbursement and to increase rates paid to primary health care clinics.
EFFECTIVE DATE July 21, 1999
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Marianne Ringel, Comprehensive Health Planner
AGENCY NAME: Division of Policy & Programs
ADDRESS: #11 State House Station, 35 Anthony Ave., Augusta, Maine 04333-0011
TELEPHONE: (207) 624-5518
TTY: 1-800-423-4331 or 207-287-1828 (Deaf/Hard of Hearing)


AGENCY: 17-229 - Department of Transportation
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 207, Adopt-A-Highway Program Rule
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 99-309
CONCISE SUMMARY: Technical amendment to have the rule conform to recently enacted 1999 P.L. Ch. 152, Part G, Sec. G-1.
EFFECTIVE DATE: July 21, 1999
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Peter Coughlan
AGENCY NAME: Maine Department of Transportation
ADDRESS: Community Services Division, 16 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0016
TELEPHONE: (207) 287-2152


AGENCY: 94-457 - Finance Authority of Maine

CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 601, Amendment 6, The Maine Student Incentive Scholarship Program (Emergency)
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 99-311
CONCISE SUMMARY: This emergency rule amendment changes the formula for awarding grants from the Maine Student Incentive Scholarship Program in accordance with the changes implemented on an emergency basis by PL 1999, Ch. 233. In addition, the amendment allows grants of less than the minimum statutory amount when there is less unmet financial need, with the same priority as those receiving full awards.

CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 613, Quality Child Care Education Scholarship Program - Emergency
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 99-312
CONCISE SUMMARY: This Rule defines eligibility criteria for the Quality Child Care Education Scholarship Program and establishes a procedure for awarding grants.

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 20, 1999
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Christopher H. Roney, Deputy General Counsel, Finance Authority of Maine, PO Box 949, 83 Western Avenue, Augusta, Maine 04332-0949
TELEPHONE:
(207) 623-3263 (Voice)
(207) 626-2715 (TDD)


AGENCY: 02-465 - Department of Professional and Financial Regulation, Office of Licensing & Registration, Radiologic Technology Board of Examiners
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 1, The Medical Radiation Technology Licensing Rules
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 99-313
CONCISE SUMMARY: This proposed rule amendment applies the $70 application fee for a temporary license to the first permanent license and reduces the initial fee for a temporary license from $70 to $10. It also deletes references to the dollar amount of the "Exam Fee", which will change incrementally over time, as electronic testing is introduced.
EFFECTIVE DATE: July 25, 1999
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON:
NAME: Elaine Thibodeau, Administrator
ADDRESS: Office of Licensing & Registration, SHS #35, Augusta, ME 04333
PHONE NUMBER: (207) 624-8420


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