Public Laws

124th Legislature

Second Regular Session


Parts: A B C D E F G H

Chapter 615

S.P. 710 - L.D. 1810

PART F

Sec. F-1. 12 MRSA 685-B, sub-1-A, E, as enacted by PL 2009, c. 270, Pt. D, 4, is amended to read:

E.A permit or other approval by the commission is not required for a hydropower project that uses tidal or wave action as a source of electrical or mechanical power or is located partly within an organized municipality and partly within an unorganized territory.

Sec. F-2. 38 MRSA 634-A, sub-1, B, as enacted by PL 2009, c. 270, Pt. D, 5, is amended to read:

B.Uses tidal or wave action as a source of electrical or mechanical power, regardless of the hydropower project's location.

Sec. F-3. 38 MRSA 634-A, sub-2, as enacted by PL 2009, c. 270, Pt. D, 5, is amended to read:

2.Maine Land Use Regulation Commission. The Maine Land Use Regulation Commission shall administer the permit process for a hydropower project that is located wholly within the State's unorganized and deorganized areas as defined by Title 12, section 682, subsection 1 and that does not use tidal or wave action as a source of electrical or mechanical power.

Sec. F-4. 38 MRSA 636, sub-5, as amended by PL 2009, c. 270, Pt. D, 7, is further amended to read:

5.Maine Land Use Regulation Commission. Within the jurisdiction of the Maine Land Use Regulation Commission, the project is consistent with zoning adopted by the commission. This criterion does not apply to any project that uses tidal or wave action as a source of electrical or mechanical power.

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