Land Laws

Title 38, Chapter  3: PROTECTION AND IMPROVEMENT OF WATERS

Subchapter 1: ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION BOARD

Article 1: ORGANIZATION AND GENERAL PROVISIONS

38 §361-A. Definitions
38 §362. Authority to accept federal funds
38 §362-A. Experiments and scientific research in the field of pollution and pollution control
38 §363-D. Waiver or modification of protection and improvement laws
38 §372. Exceptions

Article 1-B: GROUND WATER PROTECTION PROGRAM

38 §401. Findings; purpose
38 §402. Research
38 §403. Ground water quality
38 §404. Ground water rights

Article 1-E: MARINE ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING PROGRAM

38 §410-F. Marine Environmental Monitoring Program
38 §410-G. Report required

Article 1-F: NONPOINT SOURCE POLLUTION PROGRAM

38 §410-H. Definitions
38 §410-I. Cooperation with agencies
38 §410-J. Program implementation
38 §410-K. Program review

Article 2: POLLUTION CONTROL

38 §411. State contribution to pollution abatement
38 §411-A. State contribution to residential overboard discharge replacement projects
38 §411-B. Planning
38 §411-C. Maine Clean Water Fund
38 §412. Grants by State for planning
38 §412-A. Technical and legal assistance
38 §412-B. Consultation on waste water disposal
38 §413. Waste discharge licenses
38 §414. Applications for licenses
38 §414-A. Conditions of licenses
38 §414-B. Publicly owned treatment works
38 §414-C. Color pollution control
38 §415. Appeals (REPEALED)
38 §417. Certain deposits and discharges prohibited
38 §417-A. Manure spreading
38 §418. Log driving and storage
38 §418-A. Protection of the lower Penobscot River
38 §419. Cleaning agents and lawn and turf fertilizer containing phosphate banned
38 §419-A. Prohibition on the use of tributyltin as an antifouling agent
38 §419-B. Goals for dates of removal of transformers containing polychlorinated biphenyls
38 §419-C. Prevention of the spread of invasive aquatic plants
38 §420. Certain deposits and discharges prohibited
38 §420-B. Surface water ambient toxic monitoring program
38 §420-C. Erosion and sedimentation control
38 §420-D. Storm water management

Article 2-B: MANDATORY SHORELAND ZONING

38 §435. Shoreland areas
38 §436-A. Definitions
38 §437. Significant river segments identified (REALLOCATED FROM TITLE 12, SECTION 4811-B)
38 §438-A. Municipal authority; state oversight
38 §438-B. Timber harvesting and timber harvesting activities in shoreland areas; authority of Director of the Bureau of Forestry in the Department of Conservation
38 §439-A. Additional municipal powers, limitations
38 §439-B. Contractors certified in erosion control (WHOLE SECTION TEXT EFFECTIVE 1/1/13)
38 §440. Federal flood insurance (REALLOCATED FROM TITLE 12, SECTION 4812-B)
38 §440-A. Public access
38 §441. Code enforcement officers (REALLOCATED FROM TITLE 12, SECTION 4812-C)
38 §443-A. Cooperation; enforcement
38 §444. Enforcement (REALLOCATED FROM TITLE 12, SECTION 4815)
38 §444-A. Civil suit
38 §445. Guidelines for shoreland zoning along significant river segments
38 §446. Municipal ordinance review and certification
38 §447. Functionally water-dependent use zones
38 §448. Municipalities establish commercial fishing and maritime activity zones
38 §449. Shoreland zoning report to Legislature (REALLOCATED FROM TITLE 12, SECTION 4812-D) (REPEALED)

Article 3: ENFORCEMENT

38 §451. Enforcement generally
38 §451-A. Time schedule variances
38 §451-B. Variances (REPEALED)
38 §452. Forms filed; right of entry; furnishing information
38 §453. Penalties (REPEALED)

Article 5-A: NATURAL RESOURCES PROTECTION ACT

38 §480-A. Findings; purpose; short title
38 §480-B. Definitions
38 §480-C. Prohibitions
38 §480-D. Standards
38 §480-E. Permit processing requirements
38 §480-E-1. Delegation of permit-granting authority to Maine Land Use Regulation Commission
38 §480-E-2. Delegation of review authority to the Department of Health and Human Services or to a community public water system
38 §480-F. Delegation of permit-granting authority to municipality; home rule
38 §480-G. Periodic review of delegated authority
38 §480-H. Rules; performance and use standards
38 §480-I. Identification of freshwater wetlands and fragile mountain areas
38 §480-J. Maps
38 §480-K. Data bank
38 §480-L. Research
38 §480-M. Funds
38 §480-N. Lake Restoration and Protection Fund
38 §480-O. Bulkheads and retaining walls on Scarborough River; permit requirements
38 §480-P. Special protection for outstanding river segments
38 §480-Q. Activities for which a permit is not required
38 §480-R. Violations; enforcement
38 §480-S. Fee for significant wildlife habitat review
38 §480-T. Transportation improvements (REPEALED)
38 §480-U. Cranberry cultivation
38 §480-V. Applicability
38 §480-W. Emergency actions to protect threatened property
38 §480-X. Alterations of freshwater wetlands
38 §480-Y. Creation of agricultural irrigation ponds
38 §480-Z. Compensation
38 §480-AA. Coastal sand dune rules
38 §480-BB. Significant wildlife habitat; major substantive rules
38 §480-CC. Significant wildlife habitat; shorebird feeding and roosting areas
38 §480-DD. Significant wildlife habitat criteria; reduction in certain significant wildlife habitats due to development or topography
38 §480-EE. Significant wildlife habitat criteria; inland open water
38 §480-FF. Notification of identification; shorebird nesting, feeding and staging areas
38 §480-GG. High and moderate value inland waterfowl and wading bird habitat and excavations and quarries authorized pursuant to article 6, 7 or 8-A
38 §480-HH. General permit for offshore wind energy demonstration project

Article 6: SITE LOCATION OF DEVELOPMENT

38 §481. Findings and purpose
38 §482. Definitions
38 §483-A. Prohibition
38 §484. Standards for development
38 §484-A. Unlicensed pits; temporary licensing exemption
38 §484-B. Additional standards for quarries and excavations
38 §485-A. Notification required; board action; administrative appeals
38 §486-A. Hearings; orders; construction suspended
38 §486-B. General permit authority; Department of Transportation and Maine Turnpike Authority developments
38 §487-A. Hazardous activities; transmission lines
38 §488. Applicability
38 §489-A. Municipal review of development
38 §489-B. Uranium and thorium mining
38 §489-C. Rescission
38 §489-D. Technical assistance to municipalities
38 §489-E. Rulemaking
38 §490. Reclamation

Article 7: PERFORMANCE STANDARDS FOR EXCAVATIONS FOR BORROW, CLAY, TOPSOIL OR SILT

38 §490-A. Definitions
38 §490-B. Applicability
38 §490-C. Notice of intent to comply
38 §490-D. Performance standards
38 §490-E. Variances
38 §490-F. Review before expansion
38 §490-G. Inspections
38 §490-H. Enforcement and penalties
38 §490-I. Municipal enforcement; registration
38 §490-J. Fees
38 §490-K. Transfer of ownership or operation
38 §490-M. Erosion control requirements for clay, topsoil, or silt excavations of less than 5 acres
38 §490-N. Release

Article 8-A: PERFORMANCE STANDARDS FOR QUARRIES

38 §490-W. Definitions
38 §490-X. Applicability
38 §490-Y. Notice of intent to comply
38 §490-Z. Performance standards for quarries
38 §490-AA. Inspections
38 §490-BB. Enforcement and penalties
38 §490-CC. Variances
38 §490-DD. Municipal enforcement; registration
38 §490-EE. Transfer of ownership or operation; review before expansion; fees
38 §490-FF. Release