March 22, 2017

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: 01-672 - Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry (DACF), Maine Land Use Planning Commission (LUPC)
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 10, Land Use Districts and Standards
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 2017-P030
BRIEF SUMMARY: The Land Use Planning Commission is seeking public comment on a citizen petition to amend Ch. 10, Land Use Districts and Standards, in order to allow portable rock crushing equipment by special exception in the in the Aquifer Protection (P-AR) Subdistrict. The proposal includes a set of criteria intended to protect the water resource that would have to be met for portable rock crushing to be allowed in the aquifer protection subdistrict. These criteria include provisions to reduce the risk of groundwater contamination from fuel or other hazardous liquids and to reduce the risk of surface water contamination from fine sediments.
PUBLIC HEARING: N/A
COMMENT DEADLINE: Written comments must be submitted on or prior to: April 21, 2017. Written rebuttal comments must be submitted on or prior to: April 28, 2017.
CONTACT PERSON FOR THIS FILING / SMALL BUSINESS INFORMATION: Naomi Kirk-Lawlor, 22 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0022. Telephone: (207) 287-4936. E-mail: Naomi.E.Kirk-Lawlor@Maine.gov .
FINANCIAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES OR COUNTIES: N/A
STATUTORY AUTHORITY FOR THIS RULE: 12 MRS    685-A(3), 685-A(7-A), 685-C(5)
SUBSTANTIVE STATE OR FEDERAL LAW BEING IMPLEMENTED: N/A
LUPC WEBSITE: http://www.maine.gov/dacf/lupc/
DACF RULE-MAKING LIAISON: Mari.Wells@Maine.gov .


ADOPTIONS: no adoptions this week