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March 27, 2013

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: 10-144 - Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Office of MaineCare Services
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 101, MaineCare Benefits Manual: Ch. II Section 65, Behavioral Health Services
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 2013-P036
CONCISE SUMMARY: This proposed rule seeks to permanently adopt the emergency rule in accordance with P.L. 2011, ch. 657, (L.D. 1746), Parts A, S §S-l (125th Legis.) effective January 1, 2013 that limits MaineCare reimbursement for methadone for the treatment of addiction to opioids to a maximum of twenty four (24) months per lifetime, except as permitted with prior authorization beyond twenty-four (24) months. Only treatment after January 1, 2013 will count toward the limit.
See http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/oms/rules/index.shtml for rules and related rule-making documents.
PUBLIC HEARING: April 16, 2013, 1:00 p.m., 19 Union Street, Augusta, ME 04330. The Department requests that any interested party requiring special arrangements to attend the hearing contact the agency person listed above before April 9, 2013.
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: Comments must be received by midnight April 26, 2013.
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Ann O'Brien, Comprehensive Health Planner II, MaineCare Services, 242 State Street, 11 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333-0011. Telephone: (207) 287-5505. Fax: (207) 287-9369. TTY: 711 (Deaf or Hard of Hearing). E-mail: Ann.OBrien@Maine.gov .
CONTACT PERSON FOR SMALL BUSINESS INFORMATION: N/A
IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES OR COUNTIES: The Department does not anticipate this ru1e-making will have any impact on municipalities or counties.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY FOR THIS RULE: P.L. 2011, ch. 657, (L.D. 1746), Parts A, S §S-l (125th Legis.)
SUBSTANTIVE STATE OR FEDERAL LAW BEING IMPLEMENTED (if different):
WEBSITE: http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/oms/ .
DHHS RULE-MAKING LIAISON: Kevin.WeIls@Maine.gov .



AGENCY: 17-229 - Maine Department of Transportation (DOT)
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 306, Truck Size and Weight Limits on Maine’s Interstate Highway System
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 2013-P037
BRIEF SUMMARY: This Rule would allow truck configurations that currently may legally operate on non-Interstate State Highways to utilize Maine’s Interstate Highways.
PUBLIC HEARING: No public hearing is scheduled. To request a public hearing, please contact Bill Akins at the address listed.
COMMENT DEADLINE: Comments must be received by close of business on April 29, 2013.
CONTACT PERSON FOR THIS FILING: Bill Akins, Maine Department of Transportation, 16 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333-0016. Telephone: (207) 624-3020. E-mail: William.Akins@Maine.gov .
CONTACT PERSON FOR SMALL BUSINESS INFORMATION: N/A
IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES OR COUNTIES: None.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY FOR THIS RULE: Public Law 2011, Ch. 482, codified at 29-A MRSA §2355-B
SUBSTANTIVE STATE OR FEDERAL LAW BEING IMPLEMENTED (if different):
DOT RULE-MAKING LIAISON: Toni.Kemmerle@Maine.gov .


ADOPTIONS: no adoption notices this week