Weekly State Rulemaking Notices – 6/27/18

AGENCY: 06-096 – Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 410, Maine Solid Waste Management Rules: Composting Facilities
CONCISE SUMMARY: The adopted rule has been revised to address a recent Maine Supreme Court decision, State of Maine v. Dubois, Inc., 2017 ME 223, ¶3 n.1, 174 A.3d 308, which raised questions regarding the Department’s notice with respect to prior amendments to this rule. In addition, the Department has adopted additional amendments that include:
1) Correcting citations to other Solid Waste and Hazardous Waste Rules to reflect other proposed amendments;
2) Correcting formatting and citation form for consistency throughout the Department’s rules;
3) Removing repetitive or reallocated language;
4) Clarifying existing requirements; and
5) Clarifying section 1(B)(1), “Facilities Not Subject to the Requirements of this Chapter”, to more accurately reflect the Department’s existing interpretation and practice.
EFFECTIVE DATE: June 30, 2018
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Tom Graham, Maine Department of Environmental Protection, 17 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333. Telephone: (207) 287-7598. Email: Tom.Graham@Maine.gov .
DEP WEBSITE: http://www.maine.gov/dep/ .
DEP RULEMAKING LIAISON: Jeff.S.Crawford@Maine.gov .