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July 14, 2010

WEEKLY NOTICES 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. There is also a list of rule-making liaisons, who are single points of contact for each agency.


PROPOSALS


AGENCY: 16-219 – Department of Public Safety, Office of State Fire Marshal
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 6, Fire Extinguishing Systems
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 2010-P164
CONCISE SUMMARY: Ch. 6 establishes minimum standards for the design, installation, operation, and maintenance of extinguishing systems aimed primarily at minimizing fire loss in commercial facilities. As currently written, Ch. 6 incorporates by reference several National Fire Protection (NFPA) standards, including NFPA #17, Standard for Dry Cleaning Chemical Extinguishing Systems, 2002 edition, and NFPA #17A, Standard for Wet Chemical Extinguishing Systems, 2002 edition. This rule proposes to incorporate by reference the 2009 edition for NFPA standards #17 and #17A, to replace the 2002 editions.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 25 MRSA §2452
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 13, Welding, Cutting and Allied Processes and Acetylene Cylinder
Charging Plants
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 2010-P165
CONCISE SUMMARY: Ch. 13 sets forth safety requirements for individuals involved in welding, cutting and allied processes and for acetylene cylinder charging plants. As currently written, Ch. 13 incorporates by reference several National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards including NFPA #51B, Standard for Fire Prevention During Welding, Cutting, and Other Hot Work, 2003 edition. This rule proposes to incorporate by reference the 2009 edition of NFPA standard #51B, to replace the 2003 edition.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 25 MRSA §2452
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 14, National Fuel Gas Code
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 2010-P166
CONCISE SUMMARY: Ch. 14 is a safety code that applies to the installation of fuel gas piping systems, appliances, equipment, and related accessories. As currently written, Ch. 14 incorporates by reference National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Code # 54, National Fuel Gas Code, 2006 edition. This rule proposes to incorporate by reference the 2009 edition of NFPA Code # 54, to replace the 2006 edition.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 25 MRSA §2452
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 18, Carbon Monoxide Alarms
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 2010-P167
CONCISE SUMMARY: Ch. 18 is a new rule. It will outline requirements for approved carbon monoxide detectors, and their use, maintenance and installation. This rule will incorporate by reference Ch. 9, Single- and Multiple-Station Alarms and Household Carbon Monoxide Detection Systems of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard # 720, Standard for the Installation Carbon Monoxide (CO) Detection and Warning Equipment, 2009 edition.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 25 MRSA §2468
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 19, Vapor Removal from Cooking Equipment
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 2010-P168
CONCISE SUMMARY: Ch. 19 as currently, written incorporates National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard #96, Standard for the Ventilation Control and Fire Protection of Commercial Cooking Operations, 2008 edition. This amendment provides that public and private commercial residential and daycare center occupancies are not required to meet the hood and duct system requirements specified in NFPA Standard #96, Standard for the Ventilation Control and Fire Protection of Commercial Cooking Operations, 2008 edition.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 25 MRSA §2452
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 20, Code for Safety to Life from Fire in Buildings and Structures
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 2010-P169
CONCISE SUMMARY: Ch. 20 addresses the construction, protection, and occupancy features necessary to minimize danger to life from the effects of fire, including smoke, heat, and toxic gases. This rule incorporates by reference several National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) codes and standards, including NFPA #220, Standard on Types of Building Construction, 2006 edition. This amendment will incorporate the 2009 edition of NFPA #220, to replace the 2006 edition, and clarify the language of the chapter without making other substantive changes.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 25 MRSA §2452
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 28, Rules Governing Operations of Amusement Devices and Midways
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 2010-P170
CONCISE SUMMARY: Ch. 28 provides standards for the safe operation of amusement park rides, devices, and midways. This amendment reformats the rule and deletes outdated license application and accident reporting forms from the rule. These forms will no longer be part of the rule, and are made available to the public and regulated community on the Department of Public Safety, Fire Marshal’s website.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 8 M.R.S.A §502
THESE RULES WILL NOT HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES.
PUBLIC HEARING: August 4, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at the Department of Public Safety, 45 Commerce Dr., Augusta, Maine 04330 in Florian Hall
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: August 17, 2010 at 5:00 p.m.
AGENCY/SMALL BUSINESS CONTACT PERSON: Richard E. Taylor, Sr. Planning, and Research Analyst, Department of Public Safety, Office of State Fire Marshal, 52 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333-0052. Telephone: (207) 626-3873. E-mail: Richard.E.Taylor@Maine.gov .
URL: http://www.maine.gov/dps/fmo/index.htm



AGENCY: 12-179 - Department of Labor (DOL), Bureau of Labor Standards, Board of Occupational Safety and Health
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 3, Occupational Safety and Health Standards for Construction Employment in the Public Sector
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 2010-P171
CONCISE SUMMARY: The purpose is to incorporate by reference regulations governing occupational safety and health in construction employment as promulgated by the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration regarding the protection of workers performing construction activities within the roadway and to be consistent with the National Manual for Uniform Traffic Control Devices Standards.
THIS RULE WILL HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 26 MRSA §565
PUBLIC HEARING): None scheduled.
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: August 6, 2010
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: William A. Peabody, Director, Bureau of Labor Standards, 45 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0045. Telephone: (207) 623-7931. E-mail: William.A.Peabody@Maine.gov .
URL: http://www.maine.gov/labor/bls/index.shtml
DOL RULE-MAKING LIAISON: Adam.C.Fisher@Maine.gov



AGENCY: 10-144 - Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Office of MaineCare Services
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 101, MaineCare Benefits Manual: Ch. III Section 68, Occupational Therapy Services
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 2010-P172
CONCISE SUMMARY: This rule is being proposed pursuant to the supplemental budget, which specifies a reduction in rates of 10% for Occupational Therapy Services. The rule also includes a unit correction for evaluation and re-evaluation services.
See http://www.maine.gov/oms/rules/provider_rules_policies.htm for rules and related rulemaking documents.
THIS RULE WILL NOT HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 22 MRSA §42, §3173; P.L. 2008, ch. 571, Sec. A-25 (pp. 70 & 72)
PUBLIC HEARING: August 2, 2010, 1:00 p.m., Conference Room #1B, Department of Health and Human Services, MaineCare Services, 442 Civic Center Drive, Augusta, ME. Any interested party requiring special arrangements to attend the hearing must contact the agency person listed below before July 26, 2010.
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: Comments must be received by midnight Thursday, August 13, 2010.
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Derrick Grant, Policy Writer, MaineCare Services, 442 Civic Center Drive, 11 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333-0011. Telephone: (207) 287-6124. Fax: (207) 287-9369. TTY: 1 (800) 606-0215 or (207) 287-1828 (Deaf or Hard of Hearing). E-mail: Derrick.Grant@Maine.gov
URL: http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/oms/
DHHS RULE-MAKING LIAISON: Marina.Thibeau@Maine.gov



AGENCY: 10-144 - Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Office of MaineCare Services
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 101, MaineCare Benefits Manual: Ch. III Section 21, Home and Community Benefits for Adults with Mental Retardation or Autistic Disorder
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 2010-P173
CONCISE SUMMARY: The Department proposes changes to Ch. III, Section 21, Home and Community Benefits for Adults with Mental Retardation or Autistic Disorder. Specifically, this proposed rule reduces the reimbursement rates by 2% for day habilitation and work support services and reduces rates for services delivered in a residential setting by 1%; all other services are reduced by 10%. In addition, the Department proposes modifications to certain codes in order to make policy align with the new claims system structure. In addition, a modified rate for use in calculating the Agency Home Supports per diem is established for hours in excess of 168 per week. This proposed rule also changes the title of this chapter to Allowances for Home and Community Benefits for Members with Intellectual Disabilities or Autistic Disorder. This proposed rule-making is necessary in order to begin permanent adoption of the emergency rule in effect as of July 1, 2010. These are major substantive rules that must be approved by the legislature before they are finally adopted. These amendments were previously adopted as an emergency rule on July 1, 2010.
See http://www.maine.gov/bms/rules/provider_rules_policies.htm for rules and related rulemaking documents.
THIS RULE WILL NOT HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 22 MRSA §42, §3173, P.L. 2009, ch. 571, §26
PUBLIC HEARING: August 4, 2010 at 1 p.m., MaineCare Services, 442 Civic Center Drive, Augusta, ME 04333. Any interested party requiring special arrangements to attend the hearing must contact the agency person listed below before July 26, 2010.
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: Comments must be received by midnight August 14, 2010
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Ginger Roberts-Scott, Health Planner. MaineCare Services, 11 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333-0011. Telephone: (207) 287-9365. Fax: (207) 287-9369. TTY: 1 (800) 606-0215 or (207) 287-1828 (Deaf or Hard of Hearing). E-mail: Ginger.Roberts-Scott@Maine.gov
URL: http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/oms/
DHHS RULE-MAKING LIAISON: Marina.Thibeau@Maine.gov



AGENCY: 10-144 - Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Office of MaineCare Services
TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 101, MaineCare Benefits Manual: Ch. II & III Section 28, Rehabilitative and Community Support Services for Children with Cognitive Impairments and Functional Limitations
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 2010-P174
CONCISE SUMMARY: The proposed rule permanently adopts new rates that were adopted via emergency rule effective 7/1/10.
Ch. II: The Department added a new category of children who are eligible for Section 28 services: those children between the ages of birth and five years who have been diagnosed with a specific congenital or acquired condition, with a written assessment by a physician that they will meet the functional impairment criteria if services and supports are not provided to these children. Additionally, schools, as defined in the regulation, have been added as a new provider of Section 28 services.
Ch. III: The proposed rule will permanently adopt a 2% rate reduction for all covered services. P.L. 2009, ch. 571 PART A, Sec. A-25 required the Department to reduce funding based on a 10% reduction to the rates paid to providers under Section 28. However, P.L. 2009, ch. 571 PART RRRR, Sec. RRRR-1 authorized the Department to use funds provided in this Part to adjust MaineCare rates, otherwise subject to a 10% reduction, to actuarially based rates, as deemed necessary and applicable by the Department. The Department determined that it is necessary and applicable to use the additional funding so that the Section 28 rates were reduced by 2%, not 10%. The proposed rule also adds new group ratios for 2:1 (two members to one staff) and 3:1 (three members to one staff) service delivery.
The proposed rule provides that during a start up period of July 1, 2010 through October 31, 2010, prior authorization is not required for any Section 28 services.
There is no expected impact on small businesses, municipalities or counties, other than providers of this service. This rule will benefit providers by increasing eligibility but does include a rate reduction.
See http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/oms/rules/provider_rules_policies.html for rules and related rulemaking documents.
THIS RULE WILL NOT HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 22 MRSA, (42, (3173, PL, Ch. 571, part A, §21-25, part OOO-000-1 and Part RRR, § RRRR-1.
PUBLIC HEARING: August 4, 2010 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Conference Room # 1A, Department of Health and Human Services, MaineCare Services, 442 Civic Center Drive, Augusta, ME. Any interested party requiring special arrangements to attend the hearing must contact the agency person listed below before July 19, 2010.
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: Comments must be received by midnight, Saturday, August 14, 2010.
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Ginger Roberts-Scott, Comprehensive Health Planner, MaineCare Services, 442 Civic Center Drive, 11 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333-0011. Telephone: (207) 287-9365. Fax: (207) 287-9369. TTY: 1 (800) 606-0215 or (207) 287-1828 (Deaf or Hard of Hearing). E-mail: Ginger.Roberts-Scott@Maine.gov
URL: http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/oms/
DHHS RULE-MAKING LIAISON: Marina.Thibeau@Maine.gov



AGENCY: 10-144 - Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Office of MaineCare Services
TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 101, MaineCare Benefits Manual: Ch. III Section 29, Community Support Benefits for Members with Mental Retardation or Autistic Disorder
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 2010-P175
CONCISE SUMMARY: The Department is proposing changes to Ch. III Section 29, Community Support Benefits for Members with Mental Retardation or Autistic Disorder. These changes were adopted as an Emergency Rule on July 1, 2010. Specifically, this rule proposes a reduction in reimbursement rates by 2% for day habilitation and work support services; all other services are reduced by 10%. These proposed rules comply with State statute regarding budget initiatives designed to balance the State budget. In addition, the Department is adopting minor changes in the billing codes to be employed with the adoption of the Maine Integrated Health Management system, anticipated to occur in August.
See http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/oms/rules/provider_rules_policies.html for rules and related rulemaking documents.
THIS RULE WILL NOT HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 22 MRSA §42, §3173; 5 MRSA §8054, P.L. 2009, ch. 571 §26
PUBLIC HEARING: August 4, 2010 at 1 p.m., Conference Room # 1A, Department of Health and Human Services, MaineCare Services, 442 Civic Center Drive, Augusta, ME. Any interested party requiring special arrangements to attend the hearing must contact the agency person listed below before July 26, 2010.
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: Comments must be received by midnight August 14, 2010.
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Ginger Roberts-Scott, Comprehensive Health Planner, MaineCare Services, 442 Civic Center Drive, 11 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333-0011. Telephone: (207) 287-9365. Fax: (207) 287-9369. TTY: 1 (800) 423-4331 or (207) 287-1828 (Deaf or Hard of Hearing). E-mail: Ginger.Roberts-Scott@Maine.gov
URL: http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/oms/
DHHS RULE-MAKING LIAISON: Marina.Thibeau@Maine.gov



AGENCY: 10-144 - Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Office of MaineCare Services
TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 101, MaineCare Benefits Manual: Ch. II & III Section 65, Behavioral Health Services
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 2010-P176
CONCISE SUMMARY: This rule making will permanently adopt emergency rules that were put into effect 7/1/2010 pursuant to the supplemental budget, LD 1671, Part OOO, § OOO-1, resulting in a 2% (two percent) reduction in Children’s Home and Community Based Treatment and Collateral Contacts and a 10% (ten percent) reduction in Family Psychoeducation Treatment Program Services, Neurobehavioral Status exam, Psychological testing, and Opioid Treatment. Additionally, the proposed rule adopts specific eligibility requirements for services beyond seventy two (72) quarter hour units of service in a service year for Mental Health Outpatient Services.
See http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/oms/rules/provider_rules_policies.html for rules and related rulemaking documents.
THIS RULE WILL NOT HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 22 MRSA §42, §3173, PL, Ch.571, and Part RRRR-1, Part A §§ 21-25.
PUBLIC HEARING: August 2, 2010, 2:00 p.m., Conference Room # 1A, Department of Health and Human Services, MaineCare Services, 442 Civic Center Drive, Augusta, ME. Any interested party requiring special arrangements to attend the hearing must contact the agency person listed below before July 30, 2010.
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: Comments must be received by midnight, August 12, 2010.
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Ginger Roberts-Scott, Comprehensive Health Planner, MaineCare Services, 442 Civic Center Drive, 11 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333-0011. Telephone: (207) 287-9365. Fax: (207) 287-9369. TTY: 1 (800) 606-0215 or (207) 287-1828 (Deaf or Hard of Hearing). E-mail: Ginger.Roberts-Scott@Maine.gov
URL: http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/oms/
DHHS RULE-MAKING LIAISON: Marina.Thibeau@Maine.gov



AGENCY: 01-017 - Maine State Harness Racing Commission
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 11, Medication and Testing: Section 7, Out-Of-Competition Testing
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 2010-P177
CONCISE SUMMARY: The proposed changes are to correct grammar; to clarify who may obtain samples; the chain of custody of the samples; who is responsible for presenting the animal for out-of-competition testing; and, the classification of the penalty for not presenting the horse for out-of-competition.
THIS RULE WILL NOT HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 8 MRSA §§ 263-A, 268, 275-C, 279-A and B
PUBLIC HEARING: None
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: 30 days from the publication date – August 13, 2010
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Henry W. Jackson, Executive Director, Maine State Harness Racing Commission, 28 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0028. Telephone: (207) 287-3221. E-mail: Henry.Jackson@Maine.gov
URL: http://www.maine.gov/agriculture/hrc/index.html



AGENCY: 95-592 - Small Enterprise Growth Board
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 2010-P178
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 701 Amendment 6, Small Enterprise Growth Program
CONTACT PERSON FOR THIS FILING: Christopher H. Roney. E-mail: CRoney@FameMaine.com
CONTACT PERSON FOR SMALL BUSINESS INFORMATION (if different):
PUBLIC HEARING (if any): None. One would be scheduled at the request of 5 or more persons.
COMMENT DEADLINE: August 13, 2010
BRIEF SUMMARY: The rule amendment adds provisions to allow the Board to establish and maintain so-called “Side Funds” from sources other than State appropriations, which would be a more flexible investment vehicle than the Small Enterprise Growth Fund. The ability to establish and manage these side funds was added by PL 2010, Ch. 475.
IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES OR COUNTIES (if any):
STATUTORY AUTHORITY FOR THIS RULE: 10 MRSA §385
SUBSTANTIVE STATE OR FEDERAL LAW BEING IMPLEMENTED (if different):
URL: http://www.segfmaine.com/



AGENCY: 18-553 – Department of Administration and Financial Services (DAFS), Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages and Lottery Operations, Maine State Liquor and Lottery Commission
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 40, Mega Millions Rules
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 2010-P179
CONCISE SUMMARY: This amendment to this rule makes the necessary changes to the matrix for the existing and optional Megaplier add-on for the Mega Millions online jackpot game as required by the Multi State Lottery Association. The effective date of this amended rule is for the draw on September 14, 2010
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
PUBLIC HEARING: No Public Hearing
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: August 13, 2010
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 .
URL: http://www.maine.gov/dafs/bablo/about_us/index.htm
DAFS RULE-MAKING LIAISON: Domna.Giatas@Maine.gov


ADOPTIONS



AGENCY: 95-648 - Efficiency Maine Trust
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 1, Contracting Process for Service Providers and Grant Recipients
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 2010-279 (Emergency)
CONCISE SUMMARY: This chapter establishes the procedures governing the selection of service providers for conservation programs and the selection of projects to receive awards under grants administered by the Efficiency Maine Trust. Most service providers and grant recipients will be selected by means of a competitive bid process conducted by issuing Requests for Proposals or similar documents. Some service providers may be selected without a competitive bid process, when sole-source contracting is the most efficient means to deliver conservation programs. The chapter also establishes the procedure to seek reconsideration of a selection decision.
EFFECTIVE DATE: July 7, 2010
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Michael Stoddard, Efficiency Maine Trust, State House Station 19, Augusta, Maine 04333-0019. Telephone: (207) 287-3349. E-mail: Karen.Bickerman@EfficiencyMaine.com .
URL: http://www.efficiencymainetrust.org/



AGENCY: 29-250 - Bureau of Motor Vehicles
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 155, Rules Governing Permits for Non-divisible, Oversized and Overweight Combination Vehicles Engaged in Interstate Commerce
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 2010-280
CONCISE SUMMARY: The purpose of this rule is to set forth the procedures used by the Department of Secretary of State for receiving applications and granting permits for the movement of oversized and/or overweight combination vehicles engaged in interstate travel on highways and bridges under the jurisdiction of the Department of Transportation pursuant to the Interstate Compact adopted by the New England Transportation Consortium.
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 156, Fee Structure for Over Dimensional and Overweight Loads, along with State Police Escort Fee
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 2010-281
CONCISE SUMMARY: This rule establishes permit fees for over-dimensional and overweight non-divisible loads as provided in Title 29A, §2382.
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 157, The Administration of Over Dimension and Overweight Permits
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 2010-282
CONCISE SUMMARY: The purpose of this rule is to set forth the procedures used by the Department of Secretary of State for receiving applications and granting permits for the movement of oversized and/or overweight combination vehicles engaged in interstate travel on highways and bridges under the jurisdiction of the Department of Transportation.
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 170, Permitting Commercial Vehicles at Canadian Weight Limits to Travel from Designated Points at the Canadian Border to Baileyville, Van Buren, and Madawaska
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 2010-283
CONCISE SUMMARY: 1. The purpose of this rule is to set forth the procedures used by the Department of Secretary of State for the regulation of the Canadian Weight Limits (CWL) Program. The purpose of this program is to allow motor carriers with specific vehicle configurations to cross at certain United States-Canada borders, over pre-determined routes, to specified destinations within Maine.
EFFECTIVE DATE: July 11, 2010
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Colleen Weed, Bureau of Motor Vehicles, 101 Hospital St, Augusta, ME 04330. Telephone: (207) 624-9187. E-mail: Colleen.W.Weed@Maine.gov
URL: http://www.maine.gov/sos/bmv/
BMV RULE-M,AKING LIAISON: Catherine.Curtis@Maine.gov



AGENCY: 94-434 - Maine Educational Loan Authority (MELA)
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 1, Supplemental Education Loan Program Rules
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 2010-284
CONCISE SUMMARY: This rule-making amends the Supplemental Education Loan Program Rules to make revisions to the eligible schools, finance charges, repayment terms, and forbearance sections for the Authority’s loan programs. The rule amendment will: clarify the definition of eligible schools; provide increased flexibility to allow for future fixed interest rate loan programs; remove the loan repayment term tables to enable the Authority to modify repayment terms for loans funded from the proceeds of future bond issuances to match the repayment schedule for the bonds; and allow for an extended period of forbearance in certain extenuating circumstances.
EFFECTIVE DATE: July 11, 2010
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Shirley M. Erickson, Maine Educational Loan Authority, 131 Presumpscot Street, Portland, ME 04103. Telephone: (207) 400-3011. E-mail: serickson@mela.net
URL: http://www.mela.net/



AGENCY: 09-137 - Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 4.08, Falconry
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 2010-285
CONCISE SUMMARY: The Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife has adopted a rule replacing the entire chapter for falconry regulations, in order to bring Maine regulation into compliance with Federal regulations. The revision eliminates the need for a falconer to hold a Federal falconry permit upon adoption of these revisions. This amendment brings Maine's falconry regulations into compliance with the revised federal regulations. A copy of the new regulations may be obtained from the Agency Contact Person listed below.
EFFECTIVE DATE: July 12, 2010
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Andrea L. Erskine, Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife, #41 State House Station, 284 State Street, Augusta, ME 04333-0041. Telephone: (207) 287-5201. E-mail: Andrea.Erskine@Maine.gov
URL: http://www.maine.gov/ifw/