April 26, 2017

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: no proposals this week



AGENCY: 29-250 – Secretary of State (SOS), Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV)
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 7, Rules for the Suspension of Licenses for Failure to Comply with Child Support Orders
CONCISE SUMMARY: The primary purposes of these rules are to implement the provisions of 19-A MRS  2202 and 29-A MRS    2459 and 2459-A which require the Secretary of State to suspend the driver's permits and licenses of individuals whom the Commissioner of Health and Human Services or the Penobscot Nation certifies are not in compliance with child support orders. The rules establish license suspension and restoration requirements and set conditions for the issuance of temporary driver's licenses.
EFFECTIVE DATE: April 19, 2017
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON / BMV RULE-MAKING LIAISON: Leslie Soares, Bureau of Motor Vehicles, 29 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333. Telephone: (207) 624-9023. E-mail: Leslie.Soares@Maine.gov .
BMV WEBSITE: http://www.maine.gov/sos/bmv/ .

AGENCY: 06-096 - Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 850, Identification of Hazardous Wastes
CONCISE SUMMARY: The Department has amended Ch. 850, Identification of Hazardous Wastes, to include an exemption for solvent contaminated wipes which is found in federal regulations of hazardous waste.
EFFECTIVE DATE: April 26, 2017
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Tom Graham, DEP, 17 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333. Telephone: (207) 287-7598. E-mail: Tom.Graham@Maine.gov .
DEP WEBSITE: http://www.maine.gov/dep/ .
DEP RULE-MAKING LIAISON: Jeff.S.Crawford@Maine.gov .