Maine Revised Statutes

§4214. Nutrient management plans for fish hatcheries

1. Nutrient management plan required for fish hatcheries.  A person who owns or operates a fish hatchery, not including an off-shore marine aquaculture operation in estuarine or marine waters, must have and implement a nutrient management plan for the fish waste from the hatchery by the date specified in rules adopted pursuant to subsection 2. The commissioner shall maintain a list of fish hatcheries that have a nutrient management plan.
[ 1999, c. 726, §1 (NEW) .]
2. Rules for fish hatcheries.  In accordance with Title 5, chapter 375, the commissioner shall adopt rules to establish requirements for nutrient management plans for fish hatcheries, compliance schedules for fish hatcheries, a process for review of the nutrient management plans, periodic revisions of plans and determination of compliance with the plans. A nutrient management plan for a fish hatchery must address storage, management and use of fish waste from the hatchery with the goal of improving water quality.
Rules adopted pursuant to this subsection are routine technical rules as defined in Title 5, chapter 375, subchapter II-A.
[ 1999, c. 726, §1 (NEW) .]
1999, c. 726, §1 (NEW).