Sale of Water Resource Land (Maine)

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Place Maine


Name Sale of Water Resource Land (Maine)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Siting and Permitting
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Wind energy
Active Policy Yes

Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Public Utilities Commission
Primary Website

Last Review 2014-09-15


This rule requires an eight month advance notice period whenever a consumer-owned water utility intends to transfer water resource land, defined as any land or real property owned by a water utility for the purposes of providing a source of supply, storing water or protecting sources of supply or water storage, including reservoirs, lakes, ponds, rivers or streams, wetlands and watershed areas. The rule also provides an assignable right of first refusal to the municipality or municipalities where the land is located.

The rule provides a mechanism for customers to obtain information about the sale and to obtain Commission review of the sale.


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

Authority 1: ME Regulations 65-407-691 and 35-A M.R.S.A. § 6109
Date Effective 1996
Date Enacted 1991