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October 8, 2008

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: 10-146 - Department of Health and Human Services, Maine Center for Disease Control, Office of Data, Research and Vital Statistics
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 12, Rules for Adult Adoptees Access to Original Birth Record
PROPOSED RULE: 2008-P258
CONCISE SUMMARY: These rules incorporate definitions, clarification on procedures for obtaining a copy of a sealed original birth record to adult adoptees or their descendants; the information the forms contain; and clarification on fees and waiting periods for these processes.
THIS RULE WILL NOT HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: Title 22 MRSA Chapter 703, §§ 2765, 2768 and 2769
PUBLIC HEARING: No public hearing. A public hearing may be requested by the submission of a request for one in writing to the agency contact person below, by 5 or more people.
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: November 7, 2008
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Elana Jellison, Department of Health and Human Services, Maine CDC, ODRVS, 244 Water Street, State House Station 11, Augusta, Maine 04333-0011
TELEPHONE: (207) 287-1911
TTY: (800) 606-0215
FAX: (207) 287-5470
E-MAIL: Elana.Jellison@Maine.gov



AGENCY: 01-015 - Maine Milk Commission
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 3, Schedule of Minimum Prices, Order #11-08
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 2008-P259
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.
SEE INFORMATION AT OUR WEBSITE: http://www.maine.gov/agriculture/mmc/index.shtml
THIS RULE WILL NOT HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 5 MRSA §8054 and 7 MRSA §2954
PUBLIC HEARING: October 17, 2008, Friday, starting at 1:30 p.m., Room 233, Department of Agriculture, Food & Rural Resources, Deering Building, Hospital Street, Augusta, Maine
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: October 17, 2008
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Tim Drake, Maine Milk Commission, 28 State House Station, Augusta Maine 04333
TELEPHONE: (207) 287-7521
E-MAIL ADDRESS: Tim.Drake@Maine.gov



AGENCY: 13-188 - Department of Marine Resources
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 11.07(3), Configuration of Scallop Drag, Minimum Ring Size
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 2008-P260
CONCISE SUMMARY: The proposed regulation would establish a minimum ring size of 4 inches in accordance with 12 MRSA §6726, sub-§1, Minimum size, effective July 18, 2008. More information on the statutory change is available online at: http://janus.state.me.us/legis/ros/lom/LOM123rd/123S1/PUBLIC607.asp.
THESE RULES WILL NOT HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES.
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Togue Brawn (207-624-6558)
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 12 MRSA §§ 6171, 6726
PUBLIC HEARING: October 27, 2008, 6:00 p.m., Department of Marine Resources, Large Conference Room, 200 McKown Point Road, West Boothbay Harbor, Maine. Hearing facilities: If you require accommodations due to disability, please contact Amanda Beckwith, at (207) 287-7578.
DEADLINE FOR WRITTEN COMMENTS: November 6, 2008. To ensure consideration, comments must include your name and the organization you represent, if any. Please be aware that any risk of non-delivery associated with submissions by fax or e-mail is on the sender.
MAIL WRITTEN COMMENTS TO: DMR, attn.: L. Churchill, PO Box 8, West Boothbay Harbor ME 04575-0008
WEB SITE: www.maine.gov/dmr/rulemaking
TEL: (207) 633-9584
FAX: (207) 633-9579
TTY: (207) 633-9500 (Deaf/Hard of Hearing)
E-MAIL: Laurice.Churchill@Maine.gov



AGENCY: 18-364 - Maine State Liquor & Lottery Commission
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 2, Powerball Rules
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 2008-P261
CONCISE SUMMARY: The proposed rule updates the Powerball game rules to conform to changes made by the Multi State Lottery Association. The Multi State Lottery Association has adopted changes to the game matrix to create larger “Powerball” starting jackpots and increase the prize for Match 5 when the “Power Play” multiplier is 2, 3 or 4. Currently players select five numbers from 1 to 55 and one number from 1 to 42 to play Powerball. The new matrix will have players select five numbers from 1 to 59 and one number from 1 to 39. This rule will allow Maine to continue selling the Powerball game. This rule also clarifies that the payout for “Power Play” multiplied prizes, in the rare instance where prize payout funds may not be available due to an unanticipated number of winners, shall be paid on a pari-mutuel basis. The rule makes other non-substantive changes consistent with the Multi State Lottery Association rules. This rule is promulgated pursuant to 8 MRSA §374 and 8 MRSA §372(2)(I).
Copies of the rule are available by contacting the Maine Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages and Lottery Operations, 8 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333
THIS RULE WILL NOT HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 8 MRSA §374 and 8 MRSA §372(2)(I)
PUBLIC HEARING: No Public Hearing
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: November 10, 2008
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON FOR INFORMATION ON THIS RULE, INCLUDING A STATEMENT OF IMPACT ON SMALL BUSINESS IF RELEVANT: Dan A. Gwadosky, Director, Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages and Lottery Operations, 8 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0008
TELEPHONE: (207) 287-6756
FAX: (207) 287-6769
E-MAIL: Dan.Gwadosky@Maine.gov



AGENCY: 01-001 - Maine Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 36, Maine Farms for the Future Program
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 2008-P262
CONCISE SUMMARY: This chapter amends the rules governing administration of the Maine Farms For The Future program. The amendment revises the criteria and selection process to access grant funds in exchange for entering into farmland protection agreements with the State. The amendment clarifies the procedures to administer the program.
THIS RULE WILL NOT HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 7 MRSA Chapter 10-B
PUBLIC HEARING: Wednesday, October 29, 2008, 1 p.m., Maine Department of Agriculture, 319 Deering Building, Augusta, Maine
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: 5:00 p.m., Monday, November 10, 2008
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Jane Aiudi, Director, Division of Market and Production Development, Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources, 28 State House Station, AMHI Annex, Augusta, ME 04333-0028
TELEPHONE: (207) 287-9072
FAX: (207) 287-5576
E-MAIL: Jane.Aiudi@Maine.gov



AGENCY: 10-144 - Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Integrated Access and Support
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 301, Food Stamp Certification Manual, Rev. #163P: Able Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWDs)
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 2008-P263
CONCISE SUMMARY: This rule updates the geographic areas whose residents are exempt from the three-month time-limited rule for Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWDs) due to the area having an unemployment rate of at least 20% higher than the national average for a specific 24-month period. This rule:
a. Adds to the geographic exempted list all residents of the following Maine county: Androscoggin
b. Adds to the geographic exempted list all residents of: Acton, Benton, Harrison, and Parsonsfield.
This change will permit eligible ABAWDs to receive Food Stamp Assistance for a longer period of time, even when they are unable to obtain employment.
This Rule is not expected to fiscally impact municipal or county budgets and will not impose new burdens on small businesses.
THIS RULE WILL NOT HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 22 MRSA §42: 22 MRSA §3104: 7 USC §2015(o)(4) and 7 CFR §273.24(f)(1)
PUBLIC HEARING: None scheduled unless requested by 5 or more people.
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: November 7, 2008
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Robert Thibodeau, Food Stamp 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) 287-5054
TTY: 1 (800) 606-0215 (Deaf/Hard of Hearing)
E-MAIL: Bob.Thibodeau@Maine.gov


ADOPTIONS: No adoptions this week.