Maine Revised Statutes

§544-J. Definitions

As used in this subchapter, unless the context otherwise indicates, the following words have the following meanings. [2001, c. 113, §1 (NEW).]

1. Cave.  "Cave" means any naturally occurring void, cavity, recess, sinkhole or system of interconnecting passages beneath the surface of the earth or within a cliff or ledge that is large enough to permit a person to enter. "Cave" includes natural subsurface water and drainage systems, but does not include any mine, tunnel or other artificial excavation.
[ 2001, c. 113, §1 (NEW) .]
2. Cave life.  "Cave life" means any life-form normally found in a cave.
[ 2001, c. 113, §1 (NEW) .]
3. Natural material.  "Natural material" means stalactite, stalagmite, helictite, anthodite, gypsum flower or needle, flowstone, drapery, column, tufa dam, clay or mud formation or concretion or other similar crystalline mineral formation found in any cave.
[ 2001, c. 113, §1 (NEW) .]
4. Owner.  "Owner" means a person who owns title to land where a cave is located.
[ 2001, c. 113, §1 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
2001, c. 113, §1 (NEW).