Maine Revised Statutes

§12903. River management objectives

The following objectives are established for management of rapidly flowing rivers for the benefit of the people of the State: [2003, c. 414, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 2003, c. 614, §9 (AFF).]

1. Safety and health requirements.  To ensure that safety and health requirements are met by all river users;
[ 2003, c. 414, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 2003, c. 614, §9 (AFF) .]
2. Minimize environmental impact.  To minimize environmental impact on the rivers and the river corridors, including access roads;
[ 2003, c. 414, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 2003, c. 614, §9 (AFF) .]
3. Recreational use.  To allow a reasonable level of recreational use;
[ 2003, c. 414, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 2003, c. 614, §9 (AFF) .]
4. Quality wilderness experience.  To maintain a quality wilderness experience on the rivers;
[ 2003, c. 414, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 2003, c. 614, §9 (AFF) .]
5. Multiple uses.  To minimize conflicts between different uses of the rivers in order to allow for multiple use;
[ 2003, c. 414, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 2003, c. 614, §9 (AFF) .]
6. Diversity of whitewater experiences and services.  To encourage a diversity of whitewater trip experiences and services;
[ 2003, c. 414, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 2003, c. 614, §9 (AFF) .]
7. River use and impact.  To monitor river use and its impact;
[ 2003, c. 414, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 2003, c. 614, §9 (AFF) .]
8. Communication.  To encourage open communication with all river users, both groups and individuals, on river management matters; and
[ 2003, c. 414, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 2003, c. 614, §9 (AFF) .]
9. System of allocating river use.  To provide a system of allocating river use that is simple and fair and that meets the specific goals of section 12913.
[ 2003, c. 414, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 2003, c. 614, §9 (AFF) .]
SECTION HISTORY
2003, c. 414, §A2 (NEW). 2003, c. 414, §D7 (AFF). 2003, c. 614, §9 (AFF).