LD 153 (subjects: LAND USE , SET-BACKS )
Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=153&PID=1456&snum=127
Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text | Patterns of Support
- Rep. Deane Rykerson of Kittery: (D – District 1) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook
Rep. Denise Harlow of Portland: (D – District 36) — e-mail
Rep. Catherine Nadeau of Winslow: (D – District 78) — e-mail | Facebook
Rep. Matthew Pouliot of Augusta: (R – District 86) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook
Rep. Robert Duchesne of Hudson: (D – District 121) — e-mail | Facebook
Rep. William Tuell of East Machias: (R – District 139) — e-mail | Facebook
Sen. Michael Thibodeau of Waldo: (R – District 11) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook
Sen. Thomas Saviello of Franklin: (R – District 17) — e-mail
Sen. Garrett Mason of Androscoggin: (R – District 22) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook
|1/29/2015||House||Committee on Environment and Natural Resources suggested and ordered printed.
The Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
|2/3/2015||Senate||On motion by Senator Saviello of Franklin, REFERRED to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources, in concurrence.|
|5/12/2015||Senate||Pursuant to Joint Rule 310.3 Placed in Legislative Files (DEAD)|
An Act To Amend Setback Requirements and Standards Related to Species Migration under the Laws Regulating Development near Vernal Pools
Sec. 1. 38 MRSA 480-BB, sub- 1-A is enacted to read:
An alternative directional corridor area must include, at a minimum, a functional water quality buffer around the vernal pool depression. The rules must specify the regulatory process and standards for obtaining a permit in an alternative directional corridor area approved by the department. If an applicant requests that an alternative directional corridor area be the area of regulation and the department does not approve an alternative directional corridor area, the fixed radial area is the area of regulation and the applicant may apply to obtain a permit to conduct an activity in, on or over that area of regulation in accordance with the process and standards applicable to the fixed radial area.
This bill requires the Department of Environmental Protection and the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife to adopt rules regarding significant vernal pool habitats to define a fixed radial area of regulation around a vernal pool depression and allow for an alternative directional corridor area of regulation. Use of an alternative directional corridor area would have to be requested by the applicant, who must demonstrate to the Department of Environmental Protection that the use of an alternative directional corridor area would provide habitat protection value equal to or greater than would the fixed radial area of regulation. Department of Environmental Protection rules must specify the regulatory process and standards for obtaining a permit in an alternative directional corridor area.
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This information about LD 153 was last updated on 2016-05-12.
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