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August 13, 1997
Rule-Making Notice

as it appears in 5 daily Maine newspapers

PROPOSALS
AGENCY: 29-250 - Department of Secretary of State, Bureau of Motor Vehicles
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Rules for Ignition Interlock Devices
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 97-P155
CONCISE SUMMARY: These rules set out the procedures for the testing, approval and installation of ignition interlock devices for motor vehicles. The rules also set out the conditions for the early restoration of drivers licenses of multiple OUI offenders following the installation of ignition interlock devices.
THIS RULE WILL NOT HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 29-A MRSA 153
PUBLIC HEARING: September 5, 1997 at 9 a.m., Meeting Room 2, Ground Level, BMV Building, 101 Hospital Street, Augusta, Maine 04333.
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: September 15,1997
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Susan Cookson
AGENCY NAME: Department of the Secretary of State, Bureau of Motor Vehicles
ADDRESS: 29 State House Station Augusta, Maine 04333
TELEPHONE: 287-4687

AGENCY: 09-137 - Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Open Water and Ice Fishing Regulations
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 97-P156
CONCISE SUMMARY: The Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is beginning its biennial schedule of public hearings to consider changes for the 1997-1999 ice fishing and the 1998 and 1999 open water fishing regulations needed to provide for the effective conservation of Maine's inland fisheries, and enhance fishing opportunities throughout the State. A list of proposals to be heard at the below-listed public hearings may be obtained from the Agency Contact Person listed below. This is the third in a series of notices to advertise public hearings which will be held throughout the State.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 12 M.R.S.A 7035
PUBLIC HEARINGS:
September 3, 1997 - Forest Hills High School, Jackman, 7:00 p.m.
September 4, 1997 - Greenville High School Auditorium, Pritham Avenue, Greenville - 7:00 p.m.
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: September 26,1997
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Andrea Erskine, Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, 284 State Street, 41 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0041; telephone: 287-5201.

AGENCY: 10-144 - Department of Human Services, Bureau of Family Independence
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: #301 Food Stamp Manual
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 97-P157
CONCISE SUMMARY:
* Annual change in income limits and maximum allotments are being implemented.
* Removes from the manual Sections FS-1000-1 and FS-1000-2 which explained the Food Stamp Grant Diversion Program which no longer exists.
* Adds references in the Alpha Index.
THIS RULE WILL NOT HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 22 MRSA 3104
PUBLIC HEARING: None Scheduled
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: September 12, 1997
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Peter McCarron, Food Stamp Program Manager Department of Human Services, Bureau of Family Independence, #11 State House Station, Whitten Road Augusta, Maine 04333
TELEPHONE NUMBER: (207) 287-5098

AGENCY: 10-144 - Department of Human Services, Bureau of Family Independence
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: #332 Maine Medicaid Eligibility Manual - Income and Asset Exclusions for AFDC-Related Medicaid
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 97-P158
CONCISE SUMMARY: This changes AFDC-related Medicaid rules to be consistent with recent changes in TANF. It increases the income and assets excluded in determining eligibility.
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: September 12, 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 04333-0011
TELEPHONE NUMBER: (207) 287-5088

AGENCY: 02-029 - Department of Professional & Financial Regulation, Bureau of Banking
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT:
Ch. 111 - Treasury Tax and Loan Accounts
Ch. 112 - Inactive Account Service Charges
Ch. 120 - Interstate Bank Ownership
Ch. 125 - Mobile Branches
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 97-P159
CONCISE SUMMARY: These proposed rules repeal Chapters 111, 112, 120 and 125 as unnecessary or duplicative of state statutes. Copies of this rule may be obtained, and electronic comments may be filed, by accessing the Bureau of Banking Internet Home Page at http://www.maine.gov/pfr/bkg/bkghome.htm.
THIS RULE WILL NOT HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: M.R.S.A. Title 9-B 416 and 828; Title 33 M.R.S.A. Chapter 27 and Title 9-B M.R.S.A. Chapter 25; Title 9-B M.R.S.A. 1013 and 1015; Title 9-B M.R.S.A. 339.
PUBLIC HEARING: None scheduled
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: September 12, 1997
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON:
NAME: Robert Studley, Principal Bank Examiner
ADDRESS: Bureau of Banking, 36 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0036
TELEPHONE: (207) 624-8570


ADOPTIONS
AGENCY: 05-071 - Maine Department of Education and State Board of Education
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Chapter 131 - Learning Results
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 97-260
CONCISE SUMMARY: The rule consists of standards for student learning in Maine public schools, grades kindergarten to 12. The standards are outlined in eight academic areas: English language arts, foreign languages (modem and classical languages), social studies, visual and performing arts, science and technology, health and physical education, mathematics, and career preparation. The purpose of the rule is to define what all public school students should know and be able to do in each of the eight content areas. According to statute, public schools will be required to fully implement the rule by the 2002-2003 school year. Implementation will require that public schools help students achieve the standards in each area, which will in turn require that schools align their curriculum and resources with the standards.
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 31, 1997
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Michael D. Higgins
AGENCY NAME: Maine Department of Education
ADDRESS: 23 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333
TELEPHONE: 287-5112

AGENCY: 10-144 - Department of Human Services, Bureau of Health
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Chapter 250 - Rules Relating to Smoking in the Workplace
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 97-261
CONCISE SUMMARY: The Workplace Smoking Act Rules were enacted in 1989. The proposed revisions to these rules take into account scientific information which is new since 1989. These rules revisions make the existing rules more clear about what is or is not an acceptable location for an indoor designated smoking area. The ventilation requirements and guidelines for an indoor designated smoking area are included.
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 1, 1997
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Dr. Valerie E. Nybo
AGENCY NAME: Bureau of Health
ADDRESS: #11 State House Station Augusta, ME 04333-0011
TELEPHONE: 207/287-4624


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