Maine Revised Statutes

§8884. Annual wood processing reports

1. Wood processor reports.  Owners or operators of all roundwood processing operations shall submit an annual report to the director of the bureau during the month of January for the roundwood used or processed by the operation during the preceding year. The report shall specify the amount of roundwood processed by species and county where cut from the stump.
[ 1989, c. 555, §12 (NEW); 1989, c. 600, Pt. B, §11 (AFF); 2011, c. 657, Pt. W, §7 (REV); 2013, c. 405, Pt. A, §23 (REV) .]
1-A. Reclaimed waste wood and cedar waste report. 
[ 2013, c. 513, §1 (RP) .]
2. Imports and exports.  Persons, firms, corporations or companies selling forest products out of the State or buying forest products to bring into the State shall submit an annual report to the director of the bureau during the month of January for the forest products sold out of the State or brought into the State. The report must also identify the origin of imported forest products by state or country, the county in the State in which exported forest products were harvested and the destination of exported forest products by state or country.
[ 2005, c. 133, §4 (AMD); 2011, c. 657, Pt. W, §7 (REV); 2013, c. 405, Pt. A, §23 (REV) .]
3. Confidentiality.  Information collected by the bureau under this section is public except for:
A. Volumes of forest products; [2013, c. 513, §2 (NEW).]
B. Species of forest products; [2013, c. 513, §2 (NEW).]
C. Types of forest products; [2013, c. 513, §2 (NEW).]
D. County of origin of forest products; and [2013, c. 513, §2 (NEW).]
E. Personally identifying information of forest product suppliers to roundwood processing operations and importers and exporters of forest products. [2013, c. 513, §2 (NEW).]
Summary reports that use aggregate data that do not reveal the activities of an individual person or firm are public records.
[ 2013, c. 513, §2 (RPR) .]
4. Failure to submit report; penalty.  Failure to submit reports pursuant to this section constitutes a civil violation for which a fine not to exceed $1,000 for each failure may be adjudged.
[ 2003, c. 452, Pt. F, §45 (NEW); 2003, c. 452, Pt. X, §2 (AFF) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1989, c. 555, §12 (NEW). 1989, c. 600, §B11 (AMD). 1989, c. 935, §1 (AMD). 1991, c. 528, §G10 (AMD). 1991, c. 528, §RRR (AFF). 1991, c. 591, §G10 (AMD). 1995, c. 242, §2 (AMD). 2003, c. 452, §F45 (AMD). 2003, c. 452, §X2 (AFF). 2005, c. 133, §4 (AMD). 2011, c. 657, Pt. W, §7 (REV). 2013, c. 405, Pt. A, §23 (REV). 2013, c. 513, §§1, 2 (AMD).