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April 27, 2005
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: 02—031 — Department of Professional and Financial Regulation, Bureau of Insurance
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 231, Certificates of Authority for Insurance Companies
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 2005—P105
CONCISE SUMMARY: This rule repeals and replaces Rule 230. The Superintendent is adopting this Rule, pursuant to 24—A MRSA §§ 212, 404, 413, 414, 2151—B, and 2186, in order to set standards and procedures under which an insurance company may apply for a Certificate of Authority to transact the business of insurance in Maine, or for amendment of an existing Certificate of Authority.
THIS RULE WILL NOT HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 24—A MRSA §§ 212, 404, 413, 414, 2151—B, and 2186
PUBLIC HEARING: A public hearing is scheduled for Monday, May 16, 2005 at 9:00 a.m. in the Kennebec Room of the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation, 124 Northern Avenue, Gardiner, Maine.
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: Thursday, May 26, 2005 at 5:00 p.m.
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Vanessa Leon, Maine Bureau of Insurance, 34 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333
TELEPHONE: (207) 624—8452


ADOPTIONS

AGENCY: 06—096 — Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Air Quality
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 102, Open Burning
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 2005—110
CONCISE SUMMARY: The adopted amendments incorporate changes enacted by the first regular session of the 121st Legislature in 2003 to the open burning statute. The Legislature amended 12 MRSA §9324, sub—§l(E) to change the language from "Out—of—door burning of wood wastes ... and painted and unpainted wood and demolition debris..." to "Out—of—door burning of wood wastes ... and painted and unpainted wood from demolition debris...." [emphasis added]. In addition, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recommended the addition of a note after Section 2(A)(12) referencing the reasonable precautions required by 38 MRSA §1296 to prevent the introduction of lead into the environment from lead—based paint. The amendments also include some minor changes to update references and semantics.
EFFECTIVE DATE: April 25, 2005
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Andrea Lani
AGENCY NAME: Department of Environmental Protection
ADDRESS: 17 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333
TELEPHONE: (207) 287—2437


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