An Act to Reform Land Use Planning in the Unorganized Territory (Maine)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|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|
|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|
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.
|Division||Land Use Regulation Commission|
|Address||4th Floor, 18 Elkins Lane, Augusta, ME|
|Address 2||22 State House Station, Augusta, ME|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||L.D. 1798|
|Date Enacted|| 8/2012