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December 9, 1998
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: 03-201 - Department of Corrections
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 10, Policy and Procedures Manual: Section 25.3.4, Supervised Community Confinement
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 98-P271
CONCISE SUMMARY: This amendment to departmental Policy 25.3.4, Supervised Community Confinement pursuant to Title 34-A M.R.S.A., Section 3036-A clarifies the existing procedures in addressing the manner of supervising prisoners transferring to the Supervised Community Confinement Program based on the rated security level of the correctional facility that the prisoner is being transferred from; places a more precise time management schedule for the Supervising Probation Officer to complete his/her investigation of a prisoner's proposed program, upon receipt from the Regional Correctional Administrator, and the notification process to victim(s) and appropriate law enforcement officials prior to the prisoner's transfer to the program.
THIS RULE WILL NOT HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 34-A, M.R.S.A., Section 3036-A
PUBLIC HEARING: Tuesday, December 22, 1998 - 10:00 a.m. in Room 113, State Office Building, Augusta
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: January 2, 1999
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Ellis King
AGENCY NAME: Department of Corrections
ADDRESS: State House Station III Augusta, Maine 04333-0111
TELEPHONE: (207) 287-4342

AGENCY: 02-031 - Department of Professional and Financial Regulation, Bureau of Insurance
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. (New), Insurance Fraud Reporting
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 98-P272
CONCISE SUMMARY: This proposal sets forth the insurance fraud reporting format which the Superintendent is required by statute to adopt.
THIS RULE WILL NOT HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 24-A M.R.S.A. 2186(4)(A)
PUBLIC HEARING: December 30, 1998, 9:00 a.m., Department of Professional and Financial Regulation, 124 Northern Avenue, Gardiner, ME 04345
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: January 11, 1999, 5:00 p.m.
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON:
NAME: Lyndy Morgan, Legal Secretary
ADDRESS: Maine Bureau of Insurance, 34 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333
PHONE NUMBER: (207) 624-8423


AGENCY: 17-229 - Department of Transportation
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. (New), Adopt-A-Highway Program Rule
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 98-P274
CONCISE SUMMARY: This rule establishes the procedures by which municipalities may develop an Adopt-A-Highway Program for litter control and beautification activities and erect signs identifying participating individuals, business organizations and nonprofit community organizations.
THIS RULE WILL NOT HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 23 M.R.S.A. 1117
PUBLIC HEARING: None scheduled; one may be requested.
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: January 11, 1999
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Bill McFarland
AGENCY NAME: Maine Department of Transportation
ADDRESS: Traffic-Right of Way Control, 16 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333-0016
TELEPHONE: (207) 287-2616


AGENCY: 10-144 - Department of Human Services; Division of Health Engineering
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 231, Rules Relating to Drinking Water
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 98-P275
CONCISE SUMMARY: The proposed changes to the State of Maine Rules Relating to Drinking Water will ensure that all new community and new nontransient, noncommunity water systems commencing operation after October 1, 1999, demonstrate technical, managerial, and financial capacity with respect to each national primary drinking water regulation in effect, or likely to be in effect, on the date of commencement of operations.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: Title 22, Subsection 2605.
PUBLIC HEARING: A Public Hearing is scheduled for Monday, December 28, 1998 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Maine Emergency Management Agency Conference Room, Room B8, located in the basement of the State Office Building, Augusta, Maine. Copies of the proposed rule chances may be obtained upon request from the Maine Drinking Water Program. Written comments will be accepted until Friday, January 15, 1999.
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: Friday, January 15, 1999
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON:
NAME: Terry M. Mingo
ADDRESS: Maine Drinking Water Program, 10 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0010
PHONE: (207) 287-5681


AGENCY: 18-125 - Department of Administrative and Financial Services, Bureau of Revenue Services
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 202, Tree Growth Tax Law Valuations - 1999
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 98-P276
CONCISE SUMMARY: This rule fulfills the requirement that the Executive Director annually establish the 100% valuations per acre for each forest type by economic region for parcels classified under the Tree Growth Tax Law. This rule is applicable for tax year 1999.
THIS RULE WILL HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 36 M.R.S.A. 576
PUBLIC HEARING: December 30,1998 10:00 a.m., 161 Capitol Street, Augusta, Maine
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: January 8,1999
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Larry Record, Director
ADDRESS: Property Tax Division, #24 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333-0024
PHONE NUMBER: (207) 287-2011


AGENCY: 03-201 - Department of Corrections
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 10, Policy and Procedures Manual: Section 6.6, Restitution:
A. Work Release: Payment of Restitution or Fines
B. Payment of Restitution of Fines from Other Sources
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 98-P277
CONCISE SUMMARY: This rule applies to all prisoners who have court ordered restitution, whether as a separate sentence or as a condition of probation. It also applies to all prisoners who have a court ordered fine.
THIS RULE WILL NOT HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 17-A M.R.S.A., Section 1330
PUBLIC HEARING:: December 29, 1998, 9:00 a.m., Room 400, State Office Building, Augusta, Maine
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: January 8, 1999
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Denise Giles, Victim Services Coordinator
AGENCY NAME: Department of Corrections
ADDRESS: State House Station 111, Augusta, ME 04333-0111
TELEPHONE: (207) 287-4385


ADOPTIONS

AGENCY: 29-250 - Secretary of State, Bureau of Motor Vehicles
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 108, Rules for Manufacturer's License
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 98-486
CONCISE SUMMARY: These rules establish the basic requirements for manufacturers when obtaining a license to conduct their business as a manufacturer or distributor of new vehicles in the State of Maine.
EFFECTIVE DATE: December 5, 1998
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Linda Grant
AGENCY NAME: Secretary of State - Bureau of Motor Vehicles
ADDRESS: 29 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333
TELEPHONE: 287-5420


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