Chapter 400: Maine Solid Waste Management Rules

Maine Department of Environmental Protection

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08/25/2020 01:49 PM EDT

On January 13, 2020, the Department received a citizen petition to initiate rulemaking to amend the Chapter 400: Maine Solid Waste Management Rules to: "clarify requirements for Public Benefit Determinations relating to approval of waste facilities, by ensuring that the definition of "waste that is generated within the State" accurately describes the sources of waste materials disposed in the State, and by requiring Public Benefit Determinations to include consideration of the impacts on health and welfare, environmental justice and equal protections for communities where waste facilities operate." On March 5 the Board voted to post the proposed changes to public hearing pursuant to 5 M.R.S. § 8055.

Directions on how to attend the hearing will be posted on the Department's rulemaking website and the Board's web page one week before the hearing. Persons who want to testify at the hearing are encouraged to add their name to a testimony signup list prior to the start of the hearing by emailing their name to Board staff at by close of business on Monday, September 14th.

Agency contact:
Paula Clark
17 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0017

Public hearing: Thursday, September 17, 2020, 10:00 AM
video/audio conference