AGENCY: 65-407 – Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC)
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 313, Customer Net Energy Billing
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 2016-P147
BRIEF SUMMARY: The Public Utilities Commission initiates a rule-making proceeding to consider several proposed amendments to its net energy billing rule (Ch. 313). The Commission undertakes this review pursuant to section 3(J) of Ch. 313, which requires Commission review upon notification from a transmission and distribution (T&D) utility that the cumulative capacity of generating facilities participating in net energy billing (NEB) has reached one percent of the T&D utility’s peak demand.
PUBLIC HEARING: October 17, 2016, 1:00 p.m., Public Utilities Commission, 101 Second Street, Hallowell, Maine
COMMENT DEADLINE: November 2, 2016. Written comments on the proposed amended rule may be filed with the Administrative Director until 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 2, 2016. However, the Commission requests that comments be filed by 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 12, 2016, to allow for follow-up inquiries during the hearing; supplemental comments may be filed after the hearing. Written comments should refer to the docket number of this proceeding, Docket No. 2016-00222 and be sent to the Administrative Director, Public Utilities Commission, 18 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333-0018.
CONTACT PERSON FOR THIS FILING / SMALL BUSINESS INFORMATION / PUC RULE-MAKING LIAISON: Jamie Waterbury, Public Utilities Commission, 18 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333. Telephone: (207) 287-3831. E-mail: Jamie.A.Waterbury@Maine.gov .
IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES OR COUNTIES: Minimal
STATUTORY AUTHORITY FOR THIS RULE: 35-A MRS §§ 104, 111, 1301, 3203(9), 3210
SUBSTANTIVE STATE OR FEDERAL LAW BEING IMPLEMENTED (if different):
PUC WEBSITE: http://www.maine.gov/mpuc/ .
AGENCY: 99-346 – Maine State Housing Authority (MaineHousing)
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. (New), Home Modification Tax Credit Rule
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 2016-P155
BRIEF SUMMARY: Under a new law individual taxpayers whose income does not exceed $55,000 may receive an income tax credit up to $9,000 for expenses incurred for modifications to make their home accessible to an individual with a disability who lives or will live in the home. This rule sets forth the types of home modification expenditures that qualify for the credit, the building standards applicable to the modifications, and the process Maine State Housing Authority will use to certify that a taxpayer’s expenditures qualify for the credit.
A copy of the proposed rule may be found at www.mainehousing.org .
PUBLIC HEARING: A public hearing will be held on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. at Maine State Housing Authority, 353 Water Street, Augusta, Maine. The hearing room is accessible to persons with disabilities and, upon sufficient notice, appropriate communications auxiliary aids and services will be provided to persons with disabilities and persons with limited English proficiency.
COMMENT DEADLINE: Friday, October 28, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.
CONTACT PERSON FOR THIS FILING / SMALL BUSINESS INFORMATION / AGENCY RULE-
MAKING LIAISON: Linda Uhl, Chief Counsel, Maine State Housing Authority, 89 State House Station, 353 Water Street, Augusta, Maine 04330-4633. Telephone: (207) 626-4600; (800) 452-4668 (voice in state only), or Maine Relay 711. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org . Upon sufficient notice, this notice and the proposed rule will be made available in alternative formats for persons with disabilities and in alternative languages for persons with limited English proficiency.
IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES OR COUNTIES: None
STATUTORY AUTHORITY FOR THIS RULE: 30-A MRS §4741.1; 36 MRS §5219-NN
SUBSTANTIVE STATE OR FEDERAL LAW BEING IMPLEMENTED: Same as above
MaineHousing WEBSITE: http://www.mainehousing.org/ .