Maine Revised Statutes

§632. Definitions

As used in this subarticle, unless the context indicates otherwise, the following terms have the following meanings. [1983, c. 458, §18 (NEW).]

1. Board.  "Board" means the Board of Environmental Protection, except that, for any hydropower project within the jurisdiction of the Maine Land Use Planning Commission, "board" means the Maine Land Use Planning Commission.
[ 1983, c. 458, §18 (NEW); 2011, c. 682, §38 (REV) .]
1-A. Commissioner.  "Commissioner" means the Commissioner of Environmental Protection, except that, for any hydropower project within the jurisdiction of the Maine Land Use Planning Commission, "commissioner" means the Director of the Maine Land Use Planning Commission.
[ 1989, c. 890, Pt. A, §40 (AFF); 1989, c. 890, Pt. B, §180 (NEW); 2011, c. 682, §38 (REV) .]
2. Department.  "Department" means the Department of Environmental Protection, except that, for any hydropower project within the jurisdiction of the Maine Land Use Planning Commission, "department" means the Maine Land Use Planning Commission.
[ 1989, c. 890, Pt. A, §40 (AFF); 1989, c. 890, Pt. B, §181 (AMD); 2011, c. 682, §38 (REV) .]
3. Hydropower project.  "Hydropower project" means any development that utilizes the flow or other movement of water, including tidal or wave action, as a source of electrical or mechanical power or that regulates the flow of water for the purpose of generating electrical or mechanical power. A hydropower project development includes all powerhouses, dams, water conduits, turbines or other in-stream power devices, generators, transmission lines, water impoundments, roads and other appurtenant works and structures that are part of the development.
[ 2007, c. 160, §1 (AMD) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1983, c. 458, §18 (NEW). 1989, c. 890, §§A40,B180, 181 (AMD). 2007, c. 160, §1 (AMD). 2011, c. 682, §38 (REV).

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