‘Sec. 8. 35-A MRSA §3453-A is enacted to read:
§ 3453-A. Removals from the expedited permitting area
The Maine Land Use Planning Commission may, by rule adopted in accordance with Title 5, chapter 375, remove a specified place in the unorganized and deorganized areas from the expedited permitting area as described in this section.
(1) Clearly states that the persons signing the petition are requesting the removal of the specified place from the expedited permitting area;
(2) Is signed by at least 10% of the number of registered voters residing in the township, plantation, municipality or portion thereof that voted in the most recent gubernatorial election; and
(3) Is on a form consistent with Title 5, section 8055, a form provided by the Maine Land Use Planning Commission or a form otherwise determined to be sufficient for the purposes of this subsection by the Maine Land Use Planning Commission; and
A petition under this subsection for removal of a specified place from the expedited permitting area is considered pending if the Maine Land Use Planning Commission has accepted the petition as complete for processing but has not taken final action on the proposed rule to remove the specified place from the expedited permitting area.
As used in this subsection, "project boundary" means the geographic limits of an existing or proposed expedited wind energy development, as defined by the deeded geographic boundaries of the parcel or parcels of land on which the development or portions thereof are located or proposed to be located.