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April 18, 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: 09-137 – Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 4, Hunting and Trapping: 4.03(C)(1), Antlerless Deer Hunting Restrictions
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 2007-P64
CONCISE SUMMARY: In accordance with Title 12, MRSA, Section 11152, subsection 3, the Commissioner of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife proposes to adopt Antlerless Deer Hunting Restrictions for the 2007 regular and special muzzleloading deer hunting seasons. This proposal will establish specific permit allocations for the 29 Wildlife Management Districts (WMD) as follows:

  WMD 1 - 0 permits
WMD 2 - 0 permits
WMD 3 - 0 permits
WMD 4 - 0 permits
WMD 5 - 0 permits
WMD 6 - 225 permits
WMD 7 - 600 permits
WMD 8 - 800 permits
WMD 9 - 525 permits
WMD 10 - 125 permits
WMD 11 - 150 permits
WMD 12 - 2,370 permits
WMD 13 - 1,900 permits
WMD 14 - 900 permits
WMD 15 - 6,475 permits
  WMD 16 - 5,400 permits
WMD 17 - 14,950 permits
WMD 18 - 450 permits
WMD 19 - 0 permits
WMD 20 - 6,875 permits
WMD 21 - 5,400 permits
WMD 22 - 7,275 permits
WMD 23 - 12,150 permits
WMD 24 - 2,325 permits
WMD 25 - 2,800 permits
WMD 26 - 2,650 permits
WMD 27 - 0 permits
WMD 28 - 0 permits
WMD 29 - 600 permits
TOTAL - 74,945
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 12 MRSA §§ 11152
PUBLIC HEARING: None scheduled - one may be requested.
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: May 21, 2007
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Andrea Erskine, Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, 41 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0041
TELEPHONE: (207) 287-5201
E-MAIL: andrea.erskine@maine.gov



AGENCY: 09-137 – Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT:
Ch. 4, Hunting and Trapping: 4.03(A-3), Deer Hunting – Expanded Archery Season
Ch. 5, State Owned Wildlife Management Areas; 5.02, Classified Wildlife Management Areas
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 2007-P65, P66
CONCISE SUMMARY: The Commissioner of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife proposes to open Marsh Island in the Towns of Orono and Old Town to the taking of deer during any open deer hunting season that allows hunting with bow and arrow, including the expanded archery season; this proposal makes changes to the existing expanded archery deer hunting area that includes Bangor, Hampden, Hermon, Old Town, Orono and Veazie area. A detailed copy of the rule may be obtained from the Agency Contact Person below.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 12 MRSA §§ 11401, 11402 and 12701
PUBLIC HEARING: May 9, 2007 – Old Town Public Library, 46 Middle Street, Old Town, ME - 6:30 p.m.
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: May 21, 2007
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Andrea Erskine, Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, 41 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0041
TELEPHONE: (207) 287-5201
E-MAIL: andrea.erskine@maine.gov



AGENCY: 10-144 - Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Integrated Access and Support
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch 332, MaineCare Eligibility Manual, Rev. #236P: Citizenship and Identity Verification requirements for MaineCare Eligibility
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 2007-P67
CONCISE SUMMARY: This rule requires verification of citizenship and identity for all MaineCare applicants and members. This verification requirement is a directive from section 6036 of the Federal Deficit Reduction Act of 2005.
THIS RULE WILL NOT HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: Title VI, Deficit Reduction Act of 2005, PL 109-171, Feb 8, 2006, Chapter 2 and 22 MRSA §§ 3173 and 3174
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: May 18, 2007
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON Bethany Hamm, MaineCare Program Manager, Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Integrated Access and Support, 11 State House Station, 268 Whitten Road, Augusta, Maine 04333-0011
TELEPHONE: (207) 287-5093
TTY: (800)-606-0215 (Deaf/Hard of Hearing)


ADOPTIONS



AGENCY: 16-633 - Gambling Control Board
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 2, Licenses and Applications
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 2007-127
CONCISE SUMMARY: This addition would allow for a temporary license for people who come into the State to set up the slot machines or train people in their operation.
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 3, Control of Licensees
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 2007-128
CONCISE SUMMARY: This rule would allow slot operator to store business records on either paper or in electronic format and clarifies the people who are restricted from playing slot machine based on their relationship to a licensee or by employment. Both items will be in keeping with industry standards.
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 4, Licensee Records
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 2007-129
CONCISE SUMMARY: This rule will allow for the filing of financial reports more in keeping with established practice.
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 5, Maine Internal Control Standards
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 2007-130
CONCISE SUMMARY: This change of rule would allow for an updated definition of the term “win”, would clarify that public area recordings are not subject to Gambling Control rules, eliminate the counting of slot machine parts as it relates to surveillance staffing, eliminate a required barrier between machines, allow for e mail authorization for a slot machine floor move, establish a rule in case there has to be a break in the count procedure for machine breakdown or excess cash, establish the time when the cash box report can be generated, allows for a slot attendant to pay out a jackpot of $1,200 or more and defines the amount, dates and the information categories to be listed on Expired Unclaimed Jackpot Report.
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 6, Ticket Redemption and Forfeited Winnings
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 2007-131
CONCISE SUMMARY: This rule change would allow for the electronic cancellation of slot vouchers that had been redeemed.
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 8, Slot Machine Location and Hours of Operation
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 2007-132
CONCISE SUMMARY: This rule would prohibit placement of cash advance machines on the gaming floor.
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 11, Transportation of Slot Machines
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 2007-133
CONCISE SUMMARY: This rule would require that gaming chips (EPROMS) must be sent to the Gambling Control Staff.
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 14, Advertising
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 2007-134
CONCISE SUMMARY: This rule would drop the standard disclaimer to one sentence instead of two for clarity.
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 17, On Premise Office Space
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 2007-135
CONCISE SUMMARY: This rule would codify who would use the on premises office space.
EFFECTIVE DATE: April 11, 2007
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Robert Welch, Gambling Control Board, 45 Commerce Drive Suite #3, Augusta, Maine 04333
TELEPHONE: (207) 626-3900