Maine Revised Statutes

§3453. Additions to the expedited permitting area

The Maine Land Use Planning Commission may, by rule adopted in accordance with Title 5, chapter 375, establish standards for the addition of and add a specified place in the unorganized and deorganized areas to the expedited permitting area. In order to add a specified place to the expedited permitting area, the Maine Land Use Planning Commission must determine that the proposed addition to the expedited permitting area: [2015, c. 265, §7 (AMD); 2015, c. 265, §10 (AFF).]

1. Geographic extension.   Involves a logical geographic extension of the currently designated expedited permitting area, except that the addition of a specified place that was previously removed from the expedited permitting area in accordance with section 3453-A, subsection 1 need not satisfy this requirement;
[ 2015, c. 265, §7 (AMD); 2015, c. 265, §10 (AFF) .]
2. Meets state goals.   Is important to meeting the state goals for wind energy development established in section 3404; and
[ 2007, c. 661, Pt. A, §7 (NEW) .]
3. Consistent with comprehensive land use plan.   Is consistent with the principal values and the goals in the comprehensive land use plan adopted by the Maine Land Use Planning Commission pursuant to Title 12, section 685-C.
[ 2015, c. 265, §7 (AMD); 2015, c. 265, §10 (AFF) .]

Rules adopted by the Maine Land Use Planning Commission pursuant to this section are routine technical rules as defined in Title 5, chapter 375, subchapter 2-A. [2007, c. 661, Pt. A, §7 (NEW); 2011, c. 682, §38 (REV).]

SECTION HISTORY
2007, c. 661, Pt. A, §7 (NEW). 2011, c. 682, §38 (REV). 2015, c. 265, §7 (AMD). 2015, c. 265, §10 (AFF).