Maine Revised Statutes

§9332. Disposal along highways

A stumpage owner, operator, landowner or agent who cuts or causes or permits to be cut any forest growth on lands that are within or border the right-of-way of a public highway within the State shall dispose of the slash that is within the right-of-way or within 50 feet of the nearer side of the shoulder of the right-of-way as provided in this section. [1999, c. 332, §1 (RPR).]

1. Slash may not remain.  Except as provided in this section, slash may not remain on the ground within the right-of-way or within 50 feet of the nearer side of the shoulder of the right-of-way.
[ 1999, c. 332, §1 (NEW) .]
2. Slash with diameter of 3 inches or less.  Slash with a diameter of 3 inches or less must be hauled away, burned or chipped.
[ 1999, c. 332, §1 (NEW) .]
3. Slash more than 3 inches in diameter.  Slash that is more than 3 inches in diameter must be removed or limbed and placed on the ground surface so that the pieces are separated and not piled one piece over another. Usable timber products generated from right-of-way maintenance may be piled within the right-of-way but must be removed within 30 days.
[ 1999, c. 332, §1 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1979, c. 545, §3 (NEW). 1999, c. 332, §1 (RPR).

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