The Maine Land Use Planning Commission – Public Comment Opportunities

Opportunity #1 – 

The Maine Land Use Planning Commission seeks public comment on proposed miscellaneous rule revisions to Chapter 10, Land Use Districts and Standards. The proposed revisions cover general housekeeping matters, such as correcting citations and typographical errors, updating references, and clarifying certain provisions. The purpose of the proposed miscellaneous rule revisions is to ensure that the rules are up-to-date, accurate, and as clear as possible. To view the proposed changes, please visit the Commission’s website:

Notice of the comment period on the proposed changes was published in the state’s consolidated rulemaking notice on July 27, 2016. The deadline for written comments is August 26, 2016. The deadline for rebuttal comments is September 2, 2016.

If you have any questions, would like to make a comment, request a public hearing, or request a copy of the proposed changes, please contact Ben Godsoe at, call 207-287-2619, or write to 22 State House Station, Augusta, ME, 04333.


Opportunity #2 – 

The Land Use Planning Commission (the Commission) seeks public comment on a draft Assessing and Minimizing Visual Impacts to Scenic Resources from Communication Towers Guidance Document. The public comment period will be open for 30 days from July 27th, 2016, to August 26th, 2016.

To view the draft guidance document, please visit our website:

In recent years, a number of applications have been filed with the Commission for construction of new communication towers. Proposals to develop communication towers can vary widely, especially given the rate of technological change within the telecommunications field. The purpose of this document is to help establish a consistent, predictable review process for proposed communication towers in the areas served by the Land Use Planning Commission, by communicating the Commission’s general approach to assessing and minimizing potential visual impacts from new towers.

For more information, or to request a copy of the guidance document, please contact Ben Godsoe at or 207-287-2619; or write to 22 State House Station, Augusta ME, 04333.