• NOTICE OF STATE RULEMAKING

Public Input for Rules
Notices are published each Wednesday to alert the public regarding state agency rulemaking. 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 rulemaking if the petition is signed by 150 or more registered voters, and may begin rulemaking 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 ยง11112). 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 (http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/rules/liaisons.html), who are single points of contact for each agency.

PROPOSALS

AGENCY: 94-591 - Motor Carrier Review Board (affiliated with the Secretary of State, Bureau of Motor Vehicles)
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 1, Bylaws of the Maine Motor Carrier Review Board
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 2018-P140
BRIEF SUMMARY: The primary purpose of this rule is to institute a more efficient and expedient process by which to review deficient motor carriers and provide for a more focused approach by the board.
Changes include;
1. Redefine the Boards "Powers and Duties" with respect to hearings requested by the Bureau or motor earners;
2. Establish meeting timelines.
3. Provide for motor carrier Due Process.
PUBLIC HEARING: none
COMMENT DEADLINE: July 13, 2018
CONTACT PERSON FOR THIS FILING: Garry Hinkley, Motor Carrier Services, 101 Hospital Street - 29 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333. Telephone: (207) 624-9055. Fax: (207) 622-5332. TTY Maine relay 711. Email: Garry.Hinkley@Maine.gov .
FINANCIAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES OR COUNTIES: none


AGENCY: 94-591 - Motor Carrier Review Board (affiliated with the Secretary of State, Bureau of Motor Vehicles)
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 2, The Process for the Selection and Review of Motor Carriers with Significant and Repeated Safety Violations
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 2018-P141
BRIEF SUMMARY: The primary purpose of this rule is to institute a more efficient and expedient process by which to review deficient motor carriers and provide for a more focused approach by the board.
Changes include:
1. Establishing a "Threshold Limit" process for selection, warning and suspension of Motor Carriers.
PUBLIC HEARING: none
COMMENT DEADLINE: July 13, 2018
CONTACT PERSON FOR THIS FILING: Garry Hinkley, Motor Carrier Services, 101 Hospital Street - 29 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333. Telephone: (207) 624-9055. Fax: (207) 622-5332. TTY Maine relay 711. Email: Garry.Hinkley@Maine.gov .
FINANCIAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES OR COUNTIES: none


AGENCY: 94-591 - Motor Carrier Review Board (affiliated with the Secretary of State, Bureau of Motor Vehicles)
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 3, Hearing Procedures
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 2018-P142
BRIEF SUMMARY: The primary purpose of this rule is to institute a more efficient and expedient process by which to review deficient motor carriers and provide for a more focused approach by the board.
Changes include:
1. Redefining hearing procedures;
2. Establishing hearing notices;
3. Defining and establishing a "Presiding Officer";
4. Establishing the Order of Proceedings.
PUBLIC HEARING: none
COMMENT DEADLINE: July 13, 2018
CONTACT PERSON FOR THIS FILING: Garry Hinkley, Motor Carrier Services, 101 Hospital Street - 29 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333. Telephone: (207) 624-9055. Fax: (207) 622-5332. TTY Maine relay 711. Email: Garry.Hinkley@Maine.gov .
FINANCIAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES OR COUNTIES: none


AGENCY: 12-170 - Maine Department of Labor (DOL), Bureau of Labor Standards (BLS)
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 11, Rules Governing Hazardous Occupations for Minors under the Age of Eighteen in Non-Agricultural Employment
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 2018-P143
BRIEF SUMMARY: The purpose of this chapter is to prevent the exploitation of minors through hazardous working conditions in non-agricultural employment. These rules do not supersede Sections 771 and 773 of 26 MRS which set minimum wages for employment in specific industries. Sec. 772 of 26 MRS was amended to allow the Bureau of Labor Standards to adopt rules to develop and maintain a list of occupations not suitable for employment of minors. The rules must conform as far as practicable to the child labor provisions of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, 29 United States Code, Section 212 and any associated regulations.
PUBLIC HEARING: n/a
COMMENT DEADLINE: July 13, 2018
CONTACT PERSON FOR THIS FILING / SMALL BUSINESS IMPACT INFORMATION / DOL RULEMAKING LIAISON: Nina McLaughlin, Department of Labor, 54 State House Station, Augusta, ME 0433-0054. Telephone: (207) 621-5096. Email: Nina.McLaughlin@Maine.gov .
FINANCIAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES OR COUNTIES (if any:

ADOPTIONS

Pursuant to Ch. 380 of the Public Laws of 2011, notice of the adoption of rules will no longer be published in the newspaper rulemaking notices; our Wednesday web notices will continue to carry them, however. Information on rules adopted through the Maine Administrative Procedure Act as well as the full text of adopted rules is available on the internet at http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/rules .
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