An Act to Reform Land Use Planning in the Unorganized Territory (Maine)

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Place Maine


   

Name An Act to Reform Land Use Planning in the Unorganized Territory (Maine)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Siting and Permitting
Affected Technologies Wind energy
Active Policy Yes

Implementing Sector State/Province



























Program Administrator Maine Department of Environmental Protection and Land Use Planning Commission
Primary Website http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?lD=1798&snum=125



Last Review 2014-09-15


Information Source http://www.preti.com/LD-1798-Maine-LURC-Changes, http://nawindpower.com/e107_plugins/content/content.php?content.9900, http://www.maine.gov/tools/whatsnew/index.php?topic=DOC+News&id=381305&v=Article


Summary

An Act to Reform Land Use Planning in the Unorganized Territory alters the makeup and responsibilities of Maine's Land Use Regulation Commission (LURC). It took effect on August 29, 2012 and changed the Commission’s name to the Land Use Planning Commission.

Under the Act, permitting review for significant projects, such as grid-scale wind projects, in the "unorganized territories" is no longer the responsibility of the Commission, but falls under the jurisdiction of the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). This change enables wind project permitting to have a standard procedure and review process throughout the state.



Policy Contact

Department Conservation
Division Land Use Regulation Commission
Address 4th Floor, 18 Elkins Lane, Augusta, ME
Address 2 22 State House Station, Augusta, ME

Zip/Postal Code 04333-0022
Phone 207-287-2631

Fax 207-287-8040
Email lurc@maine.gov
Website http://www.maine.gov/doc/lupc/
     
     

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: L.D. 1798

Date Enacted 8/2012


















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