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July 25, 2012

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: 02-477 - Department of Professional and Financial Regulation, Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation (OPOR), Board of Occupational Therapy Practice
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE:
Ch. 1, General Information (repealed)
Ch. 2, Advisory Rulings (amended)
Ch. 3, Rules for the Licensure of Occupational Therapy Practice (repealed)
Ch. 3-A, Licensure as a Temporary Licensee, Occupational Therapist or Occupational Therapy Assistant (new)
Ch. 4, Fees (repealed)
Ch. 5, Role of the Occupational Therapy Assistant; Supervision of Occupational Therapy Assistants and Temporary Occupational Licensees (amended)
Ch. 6, Renewal Requirements and Continuing Education (repealed)
Ch. 6-A, License Renewal (new)
Ch. 7, Code of Ethics and Ethics Standards (repealed and replaced)
Ch. 8, Enforcement and Disciplinary Procedures (repealed)
Ch. 9, Professional Misconduct (new)
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 2012-P151 thru P161
BRIEF SUMMARY: The key initiatives in this rulemaking proceeding are the elimination of the continuing education requirement (compare repealed Ch. 6 and new Ch. 6-A), the shortening of the license term for occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants from biennial to annual (compare repealed Ch. 6 and new Ch. 6-A), and the revision of the supervision requirement in Ch. 5. The proposed changes include an updated code of ethics (Ch. 7), a new chapter dealing with professional misconduct (Ch. 9), and also affect the information to be provided by applicants for initial and renewal licensure. (Ch. 3-A and 6-A). Unnecessary or obsolete chapters are repealed. A copy of the proposed rules may be downloaded from OPOR’s web site at www.maine.gov/professionallicensing .
DETAILED BASIS STATEMENT / SUMMARY: The key initiatives in this rulemaking proceeding are the elimination of the continuing education requirement (compare repealed Ch. 6 and new Ch. 6-A), the shortening of the license term for occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants from biennial to annual (compare repealed Ch. 6 and new Ch. 6-A), and the revision of the supervision requirement in Ch. 5.
Ch. 5 as it currently exists requires occupational therapists to engage in defined tiers of supervision activities over temporary licensees and occupational therapy assistants of different experience levels. The proposed amendment to Ch. 5 leaves the frequency and nature of supervision over occupational therapy assistants to the judgment of the supervising occupational therapist. The proposed amendment to Ch. 5 leaves the frequency of supervision over temporary licensees to the judgment of the supervising occupational therapist.
Ch. 5 as it currently exists requires documentation of the supervisory relationship, and also requires the supervisor to keep documentation of the supervision provided available for inspection by the board. The amended rule continues to require documentation of the supervisory relationship, but no longer requires maintenance of a supervision log for board review. A supervisor is legally and ethically responsible for the professional activities of a supervisee. Each supervisee must have a supervisor of record for each facility or work setting at or in which the supervisee is employed. Ch. 5 as it currently exists requires the supervisor “to have knowledge of the client and the problems being discussed.” The proposed rule requires the supervisor “to have knowledge of the client, or the occupational therapy services received by the client, and the problems being discussed.”
Applicants will no longer be permitted to document completion of education and fieldwork by letter from the educational institution; an official transcript will be required in all circumstances. (Compare repealed Ch. 3 and new Ch. 3-A). Ch. 3-A requires applicants for initial licensure to arrange for verification of any licenses held in other jurisdictions. Ch.s 3-A and 6-A require applicants for initial and renewal licenses to disclose any criminal or disciplinary history.
In Ch. 7, the board replaces its current code of ethics with the AOTA Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics and Ethics Standards (2010), subject to certain exceptions. Ch. 9, Professional Misconduct, is new. Ch. 9 establishes habitual substance abuse and sexual misconduct as grounds for disciplinary action.
Ch. 2 conforms the board’s rule on advisory rulings to a more recent format used by another program within the board’s work unit at OPOR.
Ch. 1, 4 and 8 of the current rules are obsolete or unnecessary and are repealed in their entirety. Ch. 3 is repealed and superseded by new Ch. 3-A. Ch. 6 is repealed and superseded by new Ch. 6-A.
A copy of the proposed rules may be downloaded from OPOR’s website at www.maine.gov/professionallicensing.
PUBLIC HEARING: August 17, 2012, 1:15 p.m., Department of Professional and Financial Regulation, 76 Northern Avenue, Gardiner, Maine
COMMENT DEADLINE: August 27, 2012
CONTACT PERSON FOR THIS FILING / SMALL BUSINESS INFORMATION: Torrey Gray, Board Administrator, Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation, 35 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333, tel. (207) 624-8420 E-mail: Torrey.J.Gray@Maine.gov .
IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES OR COUNTIES: None
STATUTORY AUTHORITY FOR THIS RULE: 5 MRSA §§ 8051, 9001(4); 32 MRSA §§ 2274(2), 2283(2)
SUBSTANTIVE STATE OR FEDERAL LAW BEING IMPLEMENTED (if different):
OPOR RULE-MAKING LIAISON: Jeffrey.M.Frankel@Maine.gov .



AGENCY: 09-137 – Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (IF&W)
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 4, Hunting and Trapping: 4.03 (I.8), Deer Hunting - Open and Closed Season (Islesboro)
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 2012-P162
CONTACT PERSON FOR THIS FILING / SMALL BUSINESS INFORMATION: Becky Orff, Inland Fisheries & Wildlife, 284 State Street, #41 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333. Telephone: (207) 287-5202. E-mail: Becky.Orff@Maine.gov .
PUBLIC HEARING: None scheduled – one may be requested.
COMMENT DEADLINE: August 24, 2012
BRIEF SUMMARY: In accordance with Title 12, MRSA, §11402, sub-§ 4, the Commissioner of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife in conjunction with the Town of Islesboro in Waldo County is proposing to conduct a special deer hunt during a specified period from the first Monday following the end of the expanded archery season until December 31 annually, for a period of three years. Only licensed hunters qualifying under the Town of Islesboro’s Deer Reduction Plan may participate. Deer taken during this special hunt are in addition to the statewide bag limit. All other laws and rules relating to deer hunting shall apply. The permit from the Department to the Town of Islesboro will authorize restrictions to be placed on types of weapons, bag limits and any other special conditions deemed necessary.
IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES OR COUNTIES: None anticipated.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY FOR THIS RULE: 12 MRSA §11402
SUBSTANTIVE STATE OR FEDERAL LAW BEING IMPLEMENTED (if different):
WEBSITE: http://www.maine.gov/ifw/ .
IF&W RULE-MAKING LIAISON: Becky.Orff@Maine.gov .



AGENCY: 09-137 – Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (IF&W)
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 4, Hunting and Trapping: 4.02, Migratory Bird Hunting
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 2012-P163
BRIEF SUMMARY: The Commissioner of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife has scheduled a public hearing to consider the adoption of the following rules pertaining to season dates, bag limits and shooting hours for the hunting of ducks, geese and other migratory game birds (SUBJECT TO CHANGE TO COMPLY WITH FINAL FEDERAL GUIDELINES PUBLISHED IN SEPTEMBER). The rule also makes additions to the definitions for Migratory Waterfowl hunting zones. A map of the additional Coastal Zone area is available from the agency contact person above.
1) Ducks (not including mergansers). NORTH ZONE: September 24 through December 1, 2012. SOUTH ZONE: October 1 through October 13, 2012; October 29 through December 22, 2012. COASTAL ZONE: October 1 through October 13, 2012; November 12 through January 5, 2013. Daily Limit: 6 ducks, no more than 4 of any one species. Possession limit; 12, no more than 8 of any one species, with the following exceptions:
a. Closed season for harlequin ducks and Barrow’s goldeneye
b. Daily limit: 1; possession limit: 2; for black ducks, canvasbacks, mottled ducks, and fulvous whistling ducks
c. Daily limit: 2; possession limit: 4; for hen mallard, northern pintail, scaup and redhead ducks
d. Daily limit: 3; possession limit: 6; for wood ducks
2) Mergansers and American coots: SEASON DATES SAME AS DUCKS.
Mergansers: Daily limit: 5 in the aggregate. Possession limit: 10 with the following exceptions: Hooded mergansers: daily limit: 2. Possession limit: 4. American coot: Daily limit: 5. Possession limit: 10
3) Canada Geese (Early Season): September 1 through September 25, 2012. NORTH ZONE: Daily limit: 6. Possession limit: 12. SOUTH ZONE: Daily limit: 8. Possession limit: 16. COASTAL ZONE: Daily limit: 8. Possession limit: 16. Regular Goose Season: Daily Limit: 2. Possession limit: 4. NORTH ZONE: October 1 through December 8, 2012. SOUTH ZONE: October 1 through October 13, 2012; October 29 through December 22, 2012. COASTAL ZONE: October 1 through October 13, 2012; November 12 through January 5, 2013
4) Snow Geese: October 1, 2012 - January 31, 2013. Daily limit: 25. No possession limit.
5) Brant: Daily limit: 2. Possession limit: 4. NORTH ZONE: October 1 through November 27, 2012. SOUTH ZONE: October 1 through October 13, 2012; October 29 through December 11, 2012. Daily limit: 2. Possession limit: 4. COASTAL ZONE: October 1 through October 13, 2012; November 12 through December 25, 2012
6) Special Falconry Season: in addition to the regular migratory bird season on ducks, geese, mergansers, and American coots: NORTH ZONE: December 11, 2012 through February 1, 2013. COASTAL and SOUTH ZONE: January 8, 2013 through February 28, 2013. Falconry season daily bag and possession limits for all permitted migratory game birds shall not exceed 3 and 6 birds respectively, singly or in the aggregate.
7) Sea Ducks: scoters, eiders, and long-tailed ducks in the sea duck zone: October 1, 2012 through January 31, 2013. Daily limit: 7. Possession limit: 14 with following exceptions: Scoter: daily limit: 4. Possession limit: 8. Common Eider: daily limit: 4. Possession limit: 8.
8) Woodcock: October 1 – November 14, 2012. Daily limit: 3. Possession limit: 6
9) Common Snipe: September 1 – December 15, 2012. Daily limit: 8. Possession limit: 16
10) Rails (Sora and Virginia): September 1 – November 9, 2012. Daily limit: 25. Possession limit: 25
11) Moorhens and Gallinules: Closed Season
12) YOUTH WATERFOWL HUNT: North Zone: September 15, 2012. North Zone: December 15, 2012. South Zone: September 22, 2012. South Zone: October 20, 2012. Coastal Zone: September 22, 2012. Coastal Zone: October 20, 2012. Bag limits for waterfowl as above. Special regulations will apply to youth and accompanying adult.
13) DEFINITION FOR COASTAL ZONE LINE: Maine-New Brunswick border in Calais at the Route 1 Bridge South along Route 1 to the Maine-New Hampshire border in Kittery.
PUBLIC HEARING: Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. at the Augusta Armory, 179 Western Avenue, Room 117, Augusta, ME
COMMENT DEADLINE: August 15, 2012
CONTACT PERSON FOR THIS FILING / SMALL BUSINESS INFORMATION: Becky Orff, Inland Fisheries & Wildlife, 41 State House Station, 284 State Street, Augusta, ME 04333. Telephone: (207) 287-5202. E-mail: Becky.Orff@Maine.gov .
IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES OR COUNTIES: No fiscal impact is anticipated.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY FOR THIS RULE: 12 MRSA §§ 10104 and 11855
SUBSTANTIVE STATE OR FEDERAL LAW BEING IMPLEMENTED (if different):
WEBSITE: http://www.maine.gov/ifw/ .
IF&W RULE-MAKING LIAISON: Becky.Orff@Maine.gov .



AGENCY: 10-144 - Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Division of Licensing and Regulatory Services
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 122, Rules Governing the Maine Medical Use of Marijuana Program
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 2012-P164
BRIEF SUMMARY: The rules are amended to include changes made by the 125th Legislature to the Maine Medical Use of Marijuana Act. Changes include: [1] patient registration is voluntary; [2] non-registered and voluntarily registered qualifying patients may use marijuana after they obtain a physician's written certification; [3] definitions for collective; incidental amount of marijuana; mature marijuana plant; member of family; members of the same household; primary caregiver; and tamper-resistant paper; [4] the patient's use of a form to designate a primary caregiver or dispensary to cultivate marijuana; [5] sharing of one enclosed, locked facility for cultivation (a) by qualifying patients who are members of the same household or (b) by two primary caregivers who are members of the same family or household; [6] three exceptions to the requirement that primary caregivers must register with the department: (a) if the qualifying patient is a member of the primary caregiver's household (b) if 2 primary caregivers who are also qualifying patients are members of the same household, and (c) if the qualifying patient is a member of the primary caregiver's family; [7] the treating physician must consult with a qualified physician prior to issuing a written certification for a minor patient's medical use of marijuana; [8] law enforcement may not seize marijuana in the lawful possession of a patient, primary caregiver or registered dispensary except when necessary for an ongoing criminal or civil investigation; [9] excess marijuana above lawful limits must be forfeited to law enforcement; [10] a qualifying patient may assert the medical purpose for using marijuana as a defense to any prosecution involving possession of marijuana; [11] members of the public may petition the department to add to the list of medical conditions or treatments that may lawfully be treated with the medical use of marijuana; [12] limits information that must be on registry identification cards issued to primary caregivers, dispensaries and voluntarily registered patient; [13] immunity for registered dispensaries and officers, board members, agents and employees of the dispensary; [14] expungement of a patient's medical condition from department records; [15] a qualifying patient or caregiver may designate a registered primary caregiver to care for their marijuana plants without pay and for a time-limited period when they are absent and unable to care for their marijuana plants; and [16] the interpretation of the definition of "enclosed locked facility" contemplates indoor and outdoor cultivation of marijuana.
The department also made structural, administrative and grammatical clarifications within this rule, including the removal of redundancies and combination of similar information. For example: information about 'enclosed locked facilities' is now in Section 2; the process used to select dispensaries is now at the end of Section 6; registry identification card application and renewal information is in Section 8 and redundancies removed from other sections.
The proposed rule is posted at http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/dlrs/rulemaking/proposed.shtml . Call (207) 287·9300 to have a paper copy of the rule mailed to you.
Economic impact. This rule is not expected to fiscally impact or create new recording burdens for small businesses. This rule is not expected to yield new costs for municipal or county governments. This program is self-funded: no State or Federal funds are used. Fees are charged to most users, cultivators and dispensers of marijuana for medical use,
PUBLIC HEARING: Monday, August 13, 2012 at 1 p.m., in the Health and Human Services Committee Room 209 in the Cross Office Building, 111 Sewall Street, Augusta, ME, next to the State House
COMMENT DEADLINE: Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 5 p.m.
CONTACT PERSON FOR THIS FILING / SMALL BUSINESS INFORMATION: Kenneth Albert, Director, Division of Licensing and Regulatory Services, 41 Anthony Avenue, 11 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333. Telephone: (207) 287-9300; (800) 791-4080. Fax: (207) 287-5807. E-mail: Kenneth.Albert@Maine.gov .
STATUTORY AUTHORITY FOR THIS RULE: 22 MRSA Ch. 558-C, Maine Medical Marijuana Act; 22 MRSA §42; 22-A MRSA §205 and Public Law 2011, Ch. 383 (LD 1159) and 407 (LD 1296).
SUBSTANTIVE STATE OR FEDERAL LAW BEING IMPLEMENTED: n/a
WEBSITE: http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/dlrs/ .
DHHS RULE-MAKING LIAISON: Kevin.Wells@Maine.gov .



AGENCY: 16-633 - Gambling Control Board
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 13, Exclusion
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 2012-P165
BRIEF SUMMARY: Establish and maintain a list of people who have been excluded by a casino or who have submitted a self exclusion to the casino or the Gambling Control Staff.
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 27, Enforcement and Penalties
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 2012-P166
BRIEF SUMMARY: This rule establishes procedures for the investigation and resolution of complaints received by the Gambling Control Board. This rule should be read in conjunction with the statutory provisions for adjudicatory proceedings in the Maine Administrative Procedure Act. The rule helps to ensure that the investigation and resolution of complaints is handled in an expeditious and procedurally fair manner.
PUBLIC HEARING: None
COMMENT DEADLINE: August 31, 2012
CONTACT PERSON FOR THESE FILINGS / SMALL BUSINESS INFORMATION: Patrick J. Fleming, Gambling Control Board, 87 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333. Telephone: (207) 626-3901. E-mail: Patrick.J.Fleming@Maine.gov .
IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES OR COUNTIES (if any):
STATUTORY AUTHORITY FOR THIS RULE: 8 MRSA c.31 §1003
SUBSTANTIVE STATE OR FEDERAL LAW BEING IMPLEMENTED (if different):
WEBSITE: http://www.maine.gov/dps/GambBoard/index.html .
RULE-MAKING LIAISON: Christopher.Parr@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. II Section 21, Home and Community Benefits for Members with Intellectual Disabilities or Autistic Disorders
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 2012-P167
CONCISE SUMMARY: The Department is proposing a number of unrelated changes to this rule. First, the Department proposes, as required by Resolves 2011, ch. 49, to remove language from §21.02-7 (Employment Setting) stating that “Members with disabilities should constitute no more than 50% of the business’s workforce at any given worksite or location.” Second, the Department proposes to add language to clarify that a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) can provide psychological or behavioral consultation. Additionally, if approved by CMS, the Department is proposing to expand the list of qualified providers who can provide psychological or behavioral consultation to include Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs). Third, the Department is proposing several limits on Section 21 services. Under the proposed rule, no one-member Agency Home Support placements will be approved after the rule has been adopted. Also, the Home Support ¼ hour- T2017 will be limited to three hundred and thirty six (336) quarter hour units or eighty four (84) hours a week. The proposed rule would also limit authorizations for services to be provided out-of-state to (60) days of service within a given fiscal year and sixty (60) days within any six (6) month period. Fourth and lastly, language that had previously been in provider contracts or riders is being proposed to be added to the policy, and various technical language changes are also being proposed.
See http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/oms/rules/provider_rules_policies.html for rules and related rulemaking documents.
PUBLIC HEARING: August 16, 2012 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Conference Room # 1, Department of Health and Human Services, Office of MaineCare Services, 242 State Street, Augusta, ME, The Department requests that any interested party requiring special arrangements to attend the hearing contact the agency person listed above before August 3, 2012.
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: Comments must be received by midnight Sunday, August 26, 2012.
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Ginger Roberts-Scott, Comprehensive Health Planner, MaineCare Services, 11 State House Station, 242 State Street, Augusta, Maine 04333-0011. Telephone: (207) 287-9365. Fax: (207) 287-9369. TTY users call Maine relay 711. E-mail: Ginger.Roberts-Scott@Maine.gov .
THIS RULE WILL HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 22 MRSA §§ 42, 3173
WEBSITE: http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/oms/ .
DHHS RULE-MAKING LIAISON: Kevin.Wells@Maine.gov .


ADOPTIONS


AGENCY: 29-250 - Department of Secretary of State, Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV)
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 1, Rules for Administrative Suspension Relating to Demerit Point Accumulation, Convictions and Adjudications
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 2012-205
CONCISE SUMMARY: This rule outlines the purpose of identifying the reckless or negligent driver of a motor vehicle and to establish a uniform system of assigning demerit points for specified convictions or adjudications of violations of statutes and regulations governing the operation of motor vehicles.
EFFECTIVE DATE: July 25, 2012
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Patty A. Morneault, Director, Driver License Services, Secretary of State, Bureau of Motor Vehicles, 29 State House Station, 101 Hospital Street, Augusta, ME 04330. Telephone: (207) 624-9124. E-mail: Patty.Morneault@Maine.gov .
WEBSITE: http://www.maine.gov/sos/bmv/ .
BMV RULE-MAKING LIAISON: Thomas.Arnold@Maine.gov .



AGENCY: 06-096 - Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 692, Siting of Oil Storage Facilities
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 2012-206
CONCISE SUMMARY: The Department of Environmental Protection has adopted amendments to Ch. 692. This regulation protects against contamination of drinking water supplies through restrictions on the siting of oil storage facilities. The department has amended the chapter to specify the conditions under which a diesel fuel supply tank for refueling heavy equipment in a borrow pit may be installed in an area that is mapped as a “significant sand and gravel aquifer” by the Maine Geological Survey. This practice is prohibited under current rules.
The chapter was also amended to streamline the process for demonstrating that the proposed site of an oil storage facility was erroneously mapped as a significant aquifer and therefore is not subject to the siting restrictions of the rule.
The adopted amendments proposed can be viewed and downloaded at http://www.maine.gov/dep/rules/.
EFFECTIVE DATE: July 23, 2012
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: George Seel, DEP-BRWM, 17 State House Station, Augusta ME 04333. Telephone: (207) 287-7166. E-mail: George.J.Seel@Maine.gov .
WEBSITE: http://www.maine.gov/dep/ .
DEP RULE-MAKING LIAISON: Terry.Dawson@Maine.gov .



AGENCY: 01-015 - Maine Milk Commission
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 3, Schedule of Minimum Prices, Order #8-12
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 2012-207 (Emergency)
CONCISE SUMMARY: Minimum August 2012 Class I price is $19.80/cwt. plus $1.48/cwt. for Producer Margins, an over-order premium of $1.53/cwt. as being prevailing in Southern New England and $1.40/cwt. handling fee for a total of $24.41/cwt. that includes a $0.20/cwt. Federal promotion fee.
Minimum prices can be found at: http://www.maine.gov/agriculture/mmc/prihis.htm .
EFFECTIVE DATE: July 29, 2012
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Tim Drake, Maine Milk Commission, 28 State House Station, Augusta ME 04333. Telephone: (207) 287-7521. E-mail: Tim.Drake@Maine.gov .
WEBSITE: http://www.maine.gov/agriculture/mmc/index.shtml .
AGRICULTURE RULE-MAKING LIAISON: Caldwell.Jackson@Maine.gov .



AGENCY: 04-061 - Department of Conservation, Maine Land Use Regulation Commission
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 10, Land Use Districts And Standards
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 2012-208
CONCISE SUMMARY: These rule changes will reduce the regulatory burden on landowners by allowing the construction of accessory structures less than 750 square feet in size in certain subdistricts without a permit subject to certain standards and conditions. These proposed changes revise the following sections of Ch. 10, Subchapter:
* Section 10.11,C
* Section 10.11,E
* Section 10.21,A,3,b,1
* Section 10.21,B,3,b,1
* Section 10.21,C,3,b,1
* Section 10.21,D,3,b,1
* Section 10.21,E,3,b,1
* Section 10.21,H,3,b,1
* Section 10.21,I,3,b,1
* Section 10.21,J,3,b,1
* Section 10.22,A,3,b,1
* Section 10.23,E,3,b,1
The proposed changes create a new Section 10.27, P which sets for the requirements and conditions that must be met to construct an accessory structure without a permit.
EFFECTIVE DATE: July 28, 2012
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Hugh Coxe, Maine Land Use Regulation Commission, 22 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333-0022. Telephone: (207) 287-2662. E-mail: Hugh.Coxe@Maine.gov .
WEBSITE: http://www.maine.gov/doc/lurc/index.shtml .
CONSERVATION RULE-MAKING LIAISON: Dan.Burke@Maine.gov .