An Act Relating to the Unlawful Cutting of Trees
Sec. 1. 12 MRSA §8869-A is enacted to read:
§ 8869-A. Prior division approval for harvesting trees and authority to issue stop-work orders
The division shall establish a prior approval process for harvesting trees by a person that has committed 2 violations of unlawful cutting of trees pursuant to Title 17, section 2510, subsection 1. The process must include at a minimum the following:
The division shall issue a stop-work order if the requirements of this section are not met at the time harvesting is occurring.
For the purposes of this section, "person" means an individual, corporation, partnership, association or any other legal entity.
The Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry shall adopt rules to carry out the provisions of this section. Rules adopted pursuant to this section are major substantive rules as defined in the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, chapter 375, subchapter 2-A.
Sec. 2. Appropriations and allocations. The following appropriations and allocations are made.
AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY, DEPARTMENT OF
Forest Policy and Management - Division of 0240
Initiative: Provides one-time funding for rule-making costs.
|GENERAL FUND TOTAL||$3,700||$0|