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December 13, 2000
as posted 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 adopted rule chapters may be found on the World-Wide Web at: http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/rcn/apa/.


PROPOSALS

AGENCY: 10-144 - Department of Human Services, Bureau of Medical Services
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: TANF Caseload Reduction Report
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 2000-P271
CONCISE SUMMARY: The Department of Human Services, Bureau of Family Independence announces that the TANF Caseload Reduction Report is available for review and comment at:
Department of Human Services, # 11 State House Station, Whitten Road, Augusta, ME 04333
PUBLIC HEARING: None.
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: December 21, 2000
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Rose Masure
AGENCY NAME: Department of Human Services
ADDRESS: #11 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333
TELEPHONE: (207) 287-5089


AGENCY: 06-096 - Department of Environmental Protection
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 424, Lead Management Regulations
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 2000-P272
CONCISE SUMMARY: The department is proposing minor revisions to Chapter 424, Lead Management Regulations, to ensure consistency with a new federal rule, 24 CFR Part 35, HUD's Lead-Safe Housing Regulations, and to encourage the development of adequate capacity of lead professionals needed by Maine's Housing Programs to comply with this new federal rule. Other proposed revisions are intended to clarify certain requirements of this rule.
THIS RULE WILL NOT HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 38 MRSA 1295
PUBLIC HEARING: None scheduled; one may be requested.
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: January 13, 2001
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Jamie Tansey
AGENCY NAME: Department of Environmental Protection
ADDRESS: 17 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333
TELEPHONE: (207) 287-7722


AGENCY: 90-351 - Workers' Compensation Board
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 5, Medical Fee Schedule
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 2000-P273
CONCISE SUMMARY: This chapter outlines billing procedures and reimbursement levels to health care providers and sets standards for health care reporting. The Board is proposing to repeal Appendix III that was effective 05/01/1999 and replace it with a new Appendix III.
THIS RULE WILL NOT HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 39-A MRSA 152(2) and 209
PUBLIC HEARING: Wednesday, January 3, 2001, 9:00 a.m., Workers' Compensation Board, Deering Building, AMHI Complex, Augusta, ME 04333
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: Tuesday, January 16, 2001, 5:00 p.m.
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Isabella Tighe, Deputy Director, Medical/Rehab Services
AGENCY NAME: Workers' Compensation Board
ADDRESS: 27 State House Station, Augusta ME 04333-0027
TELEPHONE: 207-287-7080


AGENCY: 01-001 - Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 61, Maine Milk Pool, Cost of Administration
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 2000-P274
CONCISE SUMMARY: This rule establishes the cost of administering the Maine Milk Pool for the period January 1, 2001 through December 31, 2001.
THIS RULE WILL NOT HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 7 MRSA 2954 & 5 MRSA 8054
PUBLIC HEARING: 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 2, 2001, Department of Agriculture, Food & Rural Resources, Deering Building, Hospital Street, Room 228, Augusta, Maine 04333
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS:
Prefile: January 2, 2001
Closing Comments: January 12, 2001
NAME: Stanley Millay, Pool Administrator
ADDRESS: Maine Milk Commission, Deering Building-Station #28 Augusta, Maine 04333
TELEPHONE: (207) 287-3741


ADOPTIONS

AGENCY: 05-071 - Department of Education / State Board of Education
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 13, Qualifying Examinations for Teachers, and Ch. 115, Certification of Educational Personnel: Standards and Procedures
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 2000-516
CONCISE SUMMARY: Pursuant to statutory changes, the rule amendments reflect that applicants requiring a baccalaureate degree will need to achieve qualifying scores in the basic skill areas of reading, writing, and mathematics on the Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST or the Praxis I Computer-Based Tests) in order to be eligible for provisional teacher certification in Maine. The PPST or Praxis I Computer-Based Tests replaces the National Teachers Examination (NTE) for applicants requiring a baccalaureate degree. The amendments address the transition from the NTE to the PPST or Praxis I Computer-Based Tests. The PPST or Praxis I Computer-Based Tests currently is used for applicants not requiring a baccalaureate degree. Maine's minimum qualifying scores differ for applicants requiring a baccalaureate degree and applicants not requiring a baccalaureate degree.
EFFECTIVE DATE: December 6, 2000
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Nancy T. lbarguen
AGENCY NAME: Department of Education, Certification Office
ADDRESS: 23 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0023
TELEPHONE: 207-287-5944
TDD NUMBER: 207-287-2550


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