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November 3, 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: 10-144 - Department of Human Services, Bureau of Medical Services
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 101, Maine Medical Assistance Manual: Ch. I, Section 1, General Administrative Policies and Procedures
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 99-P236
CONCISE SUMMARY: This proposed rule updates Chapter I Section 1, of the Maine Medical Assistance Manual. More specifically, the update changes the maximum amounts allowed for payments of some claims involving Medicare/Medicaid crossover clients.
THIS RULE WILL NOT HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 22 M.R.S.A. 42, 3173
PUBLIC HEARING: November 24, 1999 at 1:30 p.m. in the first floor conference room, 35 Anthony Avenue, Augusta, Maine.
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: December 6, 1999
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Peter J. Ezzy, Medical Care Administrator
AGENCY NAME: Policy Development Division
ADDRESS: 35 Anthony Avenue, 11 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333-0011
TELEPHONE: 207-624-5514
DEAF/HARD OF HEARING: 207-423-4331


AGENCY: 09-137 - Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 4, Hunting (4.06, Wild Turkey Hunting Season)
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 99-P237
CONCISE SUMMARY: The Commissioner of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife proposes to adopt a rule increasing the number of turkey hunting permits from 3,000 to 3,750.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 12 MRSA 7035, 7468
PUBLIC HEARING: None scheduled; one may be requested.
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: December 3, 1999
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Andrea Erskine, Inland Fisheries & Wildlife, 284 State Street, 41 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0041
TELEPHONE: 287-5201
E-MAIL: andrea.erskine@maine.gov


AGENCY: 09-137 - Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 4, Hunting and Trapping: Section 5(C)(2), Moose Hunting
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 99-P238
CONCISE SUMMARY: The Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife proposes the following allocations for moose permits for the 2000 season:

Antlerless Any moose
a. Northwestern Zone 175
b. Northeastern Zone 250 520
c. Central 525
d. Southwestern Zone 250 410
e. Southcentral Zone 185
f. Southeastern Zone 530
g. Southern Zone 155
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Total 500 2500
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 12M.R.S.A 7035, 7463-A
PUBLIC HEARING: None scheduled; one may be requested.
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: December 3, 1999
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Andrea Erskine, Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, 41 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0041
TELEPHONE: 287-5201


ADOPTIONS

AGENCY: 09-137 - Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 4.01, Open and Closed Areas for Beaver Trapping
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 99-451
CONCISE SUMMARY: The Commissioner of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife has adopted rules establishing individual township openings and closings for the beaver trapping season. Townships or portions thereof are opened and closed on an individual basis to manage local beaver populations within the general season framework. A copy of the rule may be obtained from the agency contact person.
EFFECTIVE DATE: October 26, 1999
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Andrea Erskine, Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, 284 State Street, 41 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0041
TELEPHONE: 287-5201
E-MAIL: andrea.erskine@maine.gov


AGENCY: 01-015 - Maine Milk Commission
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 3, Schedule of Minimum Prices - Order #99-11
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 99-452
CONCISE SUMMARY: Minimum November, 1999 producer Class I set at $19.50. November, 1999 Class II goes to $16.56 and Class III minimums set at $16.32. These changes were passed on in minimum prices.
EFFECTIVE DATE: November 1, 1999
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON:
NAME: Shelley F. Doak, Director, Maine Milk Commission, Deering Building-Station #28, Augusta, Maine 04333
TELEPHONE: (207) 287-3741


AGENCY: 13-188 - Department of Marine Resources
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 90.02(C)(II), Wiscasset Conservation Area II - Repeal
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 99-453
CONCISE SUMMARY: The Department has repealed the conservation area located off Young Point, Montsweag Bay, Wiscasset. The conservation area is no longer necessary for conservation purposes or as a control area for marine worm research. The area is now actively harvested.
EFFECTIVE DATE: October 31, 1999
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Laurice U. Churchill
AGENCY NAME: Department of Marine Resources
ADDRESS: 21 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333-0021
TELEPHONE: (207) 633-9584


AGENCY: 10-144 - Department of Human Services, Bureau of Medical Services
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 101, Maine Medical Assistance Manual: Ch. VIII, Section 1, Cub Care
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 99-454
CONCISE SUMMARY: The rule establishes policies regarding the purchase of optional health insurance by Medicaid and Cub Care enrollees who lose eligibility due to changes in income. The rule is edited to avoid duplicating information in either the Bureau of Medical Services, Maine Medical Assistance Manual or the Bureau of Family Independence, Medical Assistance Eligibility Manual. One edit clarifies that the Bureau of Family Independence, Medical Assistance Eligibility Manual, governs the eligibility determination process. The Bureau of Family Independence is currently using 200% of the federal poverty levels as the maximum income limit for Cub Care.
EFFECTIVE DATE: October 31, 1999
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Linda Schumacher
AGENCY NAME: Bureau of Medical Services/Division of Policy & Programs
ADDRESS: 11 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333-0011
TELEPHONE: (207) 624-5529 or 1 800-321-5557, option 1
TTY (DEAF/HARD OF HEARING): (207) 287-1828 or 1 800-423-4331


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