Maine Revised Statutes

§1893-A. Recreational management areas

1. Definitions.  As used in this section, the following terms have the following meanings.
A. "Excavation" means an excavation for borrow, topsoil, clay or silt, whether alone or in combination. [2001, c. 466, §7 (NEW).]
B. "Recreational management area" means an area formerly used for excavation on which trails that have been designed for all-terrain vehicle use are developed and on which recreational use by the public is allowed. [2001, c. 466, §7 (NEW).]
[ 2001, c. 466, §7 (NEW) .]
2. Development of recreational management areas.  An owner or operator of an excavation site proposing to develop a recreational management area and requesting a variance from reclamation standards under Title 38, section 490-E shall request the assistance of the office.
Upon receipt of a request for assistance, the office shall assess the affected land for suitability for an all-terrain vehicle trail system. The office shall advise the landowner of funding, technical assistance and other assistance available through the ATV Recreational Management Fund established in section 1893, subsections 2 and 3. When an initial assessment of the affected land indicates the area is appropriate for an all-terrain vehicle trail system, the office may assist the owner or operator in developing a plan and completing a variance application.
[ 2013, c. 405, Pt. D, §8 (AMD) .]
2001, c. 466, §7 (NEW). 2003, c. 414, §B23 (AMD). 2003, c. 414, §D7 (AFF). 2003, c. 614, §9 (AFF). 2013, c. 405, Pt. D, §8 (AMD).