Maine Revised Statutes

§12806. State and local cooperation

1. Review.  A state agency or municipal government may not permit, license, fund or carry out projects that will:
A. Significantly alter the habitat identified under section 12804, subsection 2 of any species designated as threatened or endangered under this subchapter; or [2003, c. 414, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 2003, c. 614, §9 (AFF).]
B. Violate protection guidelines set forth in section 12804, subsection 3. [2003, c. 414, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 2003, c. 614, §9 (AFF).]
The commissioner shall make information under section 12804 available to all other state agencies and municipal governments for the purposes of review.
[ 2003, c. 414, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 2003, c. 614, §9 (AFF) .]
2. Variance.  Notwithstanding subsection 1, state agencies and municipal governments may grant a variance from this section provided that:
A. The commissioner certifies that the proposed action would not pose a significant risk to any population of endangered or threatened species within the State; and [2003, c. 414, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 2003, c. 614, §9 (AFF).]
B. A public hearing is held on the proposed action. [2003, c. 414, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 2003, c. 614, §9 (AFF).]
[ 2003, c. 414, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 2003, c. 614, §9 (AFF) .]
3. Pending applications.  Notwithstanding Title 1, section 302, applications pending at the time of adoption of habitats and guidelines under section 12804, subsections 2 and 3 are governed by this section.
[ 2003, c. 414, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 2003, c. 614, §9 (AFF) .]
SECTION HISTORY
2003, c. 414, §A2 (NEW). 2003, c. 414, §D7 (AFF). 2003, c. 614, §9 (AFF).