Maine Rivers Policy (Maine)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

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Place Maine


   
Applies to States or Provinces Maine
Name Maine Rivers Policy (Maine)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Siting and Permitting
Affected Technologies Hydroelectric
Active Policy Yes

Implementing Sector State/Province



























Program Administrator Maine Department of Environmental Protection and Land Use Regulation Commission
Primary Website http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/statutes/12/title12sec403.html



Last Review 2014-09-15


Information Source http://www.maine.gov/dep/water/dams-hydro/index.html


Summary

The Maine Rivers Policy accompanies the Maine Waterway Development and Conservation Act and provides additional protection for some river and stream segments, which are designated as “outstanding rivers” due to their natural and/or recreational value. Permits cannot be granted on these rivers for the construction of new dams or the alteration of existing dams that may diminish the resource value of the river without the specific approval of the Maine Legislature. Dams located at the outlet of lakes or ponds are not considered to be located on outstanding river segments. The significant resource values of the special protection rivers were identified by the 1982 Maine Rivers Study, and outstanding river segments are listed in 12 M.R.S.A., Sec. 403.



Policy Contact

Contact Name Barry Mower (Rivers monitoring and assessment)
Department Maine Department of Environmental Protection
Division Water
Address 17 State House Station, Augusta, ME


Zip/Postal Code 04333-0017
Phone 207-215-0291


Email barry.f.mower@maine.gov
Website http://www.maine.gov/dep/water/index.html
Contact Name Robert Mohlar (Rivers modelling and data reports)
Department Maine Department of Environmental Protection
Division Water
Address 17 State House Station, Augusta, ME


Zip/Postal Code 04333-001
Phone 207-592-1439


Email robert.c.mohlar@maine.gov
Website http://www.maine.gov/dep/water/index.html
     

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

Authority 1: 12 M.R.S.A. 403
Date Effective 1987
Date Enacted 1983


Authority 2: Title 38 ch 5
Date Effective 2007


















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