Maine Revised Statutes

§8867-B. Regulation of timber harvesting activities in areas adjacent to rivers, streams, ponds, wetlands and tidal waters

In accordance with the purposes of chapter 206-A and Title 38, chapter 3, the Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry shall adopt rules in accordance with Title 5, chapter 375 to establish performance standards for timber harvesting activities in areas adjacent to rivers, streams, ponds, wetlands and tidal waters. The rules must provide the maximum opportunity for flexibility that achieves the goal of protecting the public resources while minimizing the impact on private resources. The initial rules adopted pursuant to this section are routine technical rules as defined in Title 5, chapter 375, subchapter 2-A. Subsequent amendments to those rules are major substantive rules as defined in Title 5, chapter 375, subchapter 2-A. [2013, c. 405, Pt. D, §10 (AMD).]

SECTION HISTORY
1999, c. 695, §1 (NEW). 2001, c. 566, §1 (AMD). 2003, c. 335, §2 (AMD). 2013, c. 405, Pt. D, §10 (AMD).