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November 24, 2004
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 Health and Human Services, Bureau of Family Independence
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: TANF Caseload Reduction Report
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 2004-P318
CONCISE SUMMARY: This is not a policy. It is an announcement. The Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau of Family Independence announces that the TANF Caseload Reduction Report is available for review and comment at: Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau of Family Independence, 268 Whitten Road, Augusta, ME 04333
PUBLIC HEARING: None scheduled unless requested by 5 or more people.
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: December 15, 2004
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Rose Masure, TANF Program Manager
AGENCY NAME: Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau of Family Independence, 11 State House Station, Whitten Road, Augusta, Maine 04333-0011
TELEPHONE: (207) 287-3104
TTY: (207) 287-6948 (Deaf/Hard of Hearing)


AGENCY: 03-201 - Maine Department of Corrections
CHAPTER TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 15, Batterer Intervention Program Certification
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 2004-P319
CONCISE SUMMARY: The Maine Department of Corrections is adopting a proposal to revise the existing standards for the certification of batterer intervention programs pursuant to 19-A MRSA 4014 (1) to revise the Standards as a result of the 2004 biannual review. The Maine Department of Corrections developed the proposed rules in consultation with the Maine Commission on Domestic and Sexual Abuse in accordance with the provisions of 19-A MRSA 4014(l). The proposed revisions to the Batterer Intervention standards will result in improved operation of the Batterer Intervention Programs.
THIS RULE WILL NOT HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 19-A MRSA 4014
DATE AND PLACE OF PUBLIC HEARING: Thursday, December 16, 2004 from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. in the Maine Department of Corrections Conference Room in the Tyson Building (Third Floor) at the Augusta Mental Health Office Complex in Augusta, Maine.
COMMENT DEADLINE: January 3, 2005
AGENCY NAME: Maine Department of Corrections
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Ellis King
ADDRESS: State House Station 111, Augusta, Maine 04333-0111
TELEPHONE: (207) 287-4342


AGENCY: 26-239 - Office of the Attorney General
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 104, Motor Vehicle Advertising
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 2004-P320
CONCISE SUMMARY: These proposed Rules prohibit advertising practices by new and used motor vehicle dealers that are unfair and deceptive, and which can be in violation of the Maine Unfair Trade Practices Act, 5 MRSA 207.
THIS RULE WILL NOT HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 5 MRSA 207(2)
PUBLIC HEARING: Date & Time: N/A. Location: N/A
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: December 27, 2004
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: James A. McKenna, Assistant Attorney General
AGENCY NAME: Office of the Attorney General
ADDRESS: 6 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0006
E-MAIL: Jim.mckenna@maine.gov
TELEPHONE: (207) 626-8842


AGENCY: 06-096 - Board of Environmental Protection
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Amendment to Ch. 1294, State-imposed Shoreland Zoning Map for the Town of Farmingdale
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 2004-P321
CONCISE SUMMARY: This rule will amend the official shoreland zoning map for the town of Farmingdale, pursuant to its state-imposed shoreland zoning ordinance. The Department of Environmental Protection is proposing to change the districting from the Limited Residential District to the Limited Commercial District along Route 201 from the Gardiner city line to where that road exits the shoreland zone (250 feet from the river). The amendment will also create a Limited Commercial District within 250 feet of Route 201 along the stream at the northern end of town. The proposed changes are proposed in recognition of the commercial development already in the area.
The Department is also proposing to create a General Development District at the site of Ferraiolo Construction where an industrial activity has been in place for a significant period of time. The Ferraiolo site, where it extends into the shoreland zone is currently zoned for residential development.
THIS RULE WILL NOT HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES. Any impact will be minimal.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: Mandatory Shoreland Zoning Act, Title 38 438-A(4)
PUBLIC HEARING: Written Comment Period Only
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: December 27, 2004 at 5:00 p.m.
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Richard P. Baker
AGENCY NAME: Department of Environmental Protection
ADDRESS: State House Station 17, Augusta, Maine 04333
TELEPHONE: (207) 287-7730


AGENCY: 94-457 - Finance Authority of Maine
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 612, Maine Dental Education Loan and Loan Repayment Programs, Amendment 2
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 2004-P322
CONCISE SUMMARY: Various amendments that change application due dates, beginning of repayment period, and interest rates applicable at time of repayment.
THIS RULE WILL NOT HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 10 MRSA 961 and 20-A MRSA Ch. 426
PUBLIC HEARING: December 16, 2004, 10:00 a.m., Finance Authority of Maine, 5 Community Drive, Augusta, Maine
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: Written comments are requested on or before December 27, 2004
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Katryn Gabrielson, Assistant Counsel, Finance Authority of Maine, PO Box 949, 5 Community Drive, Augusta, Maine 04332-0949
TELEPHONE: (207) 623-3263 (Voice)
TDD: (207) 626-2715
FAX: (207) 623-0095


ADOPTIONS: no adoptions this week.

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