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April 4, 2007

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 internet at: http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/rules.


PROPOSALS



AGENCY: 01-015 - Maine Milk Commission
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. #3, Schedule of Minimum Prices, Order #05-07
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 2007-P61
CONCISE SUMMARY: The principal reason for this rule is the need to respond to Federal Order changes and to certain other conditions affecting prevailing Class I, II and III milk prices in Southern New England in accordance with 7 MRSA 2954.
THIS RULE WILL NOT HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 5 MRSA 8054 and 7 MRSA 2954
PUBLIC HEARING: April 23, 2007, Monday, starting at 10:00 a.m., Room 233, Department of Agriculture, Food & Rural Resources, Deering Building, Hospital Street, Augusta, Maine
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: April 23, 2007
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Stanley K. Millay, Maine Milk Commission, 28 State House Station, Augusta Maine 04333
TELEPHONE: (207) 287-7521



AGENCY: 01-015 - Maine Milk Commission
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. #29, Dealer Margins
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 2007-P62
CONCISE SUMMARY: The principal reason for this rule-making is to up-date dealer margins.
THIS RULE WILL NOT HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 7 MRSA 2954
PUBLIC HEARING: April 23, 2007, Monday, starting at 10:00 a.m., Room 233, Department of Agriculture, Food & Rural Resources, Deering Building, Hospital Street, Augusta, Maine
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: May 3, 2007
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Stanley K. Millay, Maine Milk Commission, 28 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333
TELEPHONE: (207) 287-7521


ADOPTIONS



AGENCY: 01-001 - Maine Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 202, Rules for the Intrastate Movement of Sheep and Goats
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 2007-114
CONCISE SUMMARY: The purpose of the rule is to create intrastate movement rules, on change of ownership, for the identification of sheep and goats.
EFFECTIVE DATE: March 31, 2007
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Don Hoenig, VMD, Maine Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources, 28 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333
TELEPHONE: (207) 287-3701



AGENCY: 06-096 - Maine Department of Environmental Protection
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 691, Rules for Underground Oil Storage Facilities
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 2007-115
CONCISE SUMMARY The proposed amendments change the regulation as follows:
1. To make the rule consistent with changes in national and industry standards since the last update of this rule in 2004;
2. To correct errors and to clarify existing requirements and language;
3. To incorporate changes in statute;
4. To allow Maine certified underground oil storage tank (UST) inspectors to do minor repairs found during their inspections; and
5. To enact minimum safety standards for excavation activities at UST facilities to protect against fire, explosions, and catastrophic petroleum discharges, and to protect the structural integrity of the facility and the owner's facility investment.
EFFECTIVE DATE: April 3, 2007
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: George Seel, Maine Department of Environmental Protection, State House Station 17, Augusta, ME 04333
TELEPHONE: (207) 287-7166



AGENCY: 06-096 - Department of Environmental Protection
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 872, Exemptions from the Ban on Sale of Mercury Switches, Relays and Measuring Devices
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 2007-116
CONCISE SUMMARY: The Board of Environmental Protection has adopted Ch.872, a new rule establishing the procedure by which the manufacturer of a mercury relay, switch or measuring device may apply for an exemption from the sales prohibition under the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 38, 1661-C, subsections 6 and 7.
EFFECTIVE DATE: April 3, 2007
AGENCY CONTACT: John James, DEP-BRWM, 17 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333
TELEPHONE: (207) 287-7866