Land Rules

All DEP Rules (off-site, Secretary of State)

Department Proposed Rulemaking

The Maine Department of the Secretary of State, Bureau of Corporations, Elections and Commissions maintains online copies of agency rule chapters.

If you have questions regarding Land Rules please contact Mark Margerum (207) 287-7842. The DEP rulemaking liaison is Mike Karagiannes (207) 287-7024.

The electronic version maintained by the Department of the Secretary of State and are in MS Word format unless otherwise noted. Rule chapters downloaded from the site should not be considered "official" state rules for use before a court. Contact the Secretary of State's Administrative Proccedure Act Office for certified copies of rule chapters.

Ch. 200, Metallic Mineral Exploration, Advanced Exploration and Mining
Ch. 263, Maine Comprehensive and Limited Environmental Laboratory Certification Rules (jointly with 10-144)
Ch. 305, Natural Resources Protection Act - Permit by Rule Standards
Ch. 310, Wetlands and Waterbodies Protection
Ch. 315, Assessing and Mitigating Impacts to Existing Scenic and Aesthetic Uses
Ch. 321, Shoreland Zoning Ordinance for Municipality of Freedom
Ch. 335, Significant Wildlife Habitat
Ch. 342, Significant Groundwater Wells
Ch. 355, Coastal Sand Dune Rules
Ch. 371, Definitions of Terms Used in Site Location of Development Law and Regulations
Ch. 372, Policies and Procedures Under Site Location Law
Ch. 373, Financial Capacity Standard of Site Location Law
Ch. 375, No Adverse Environmental Effect Standard of Site Location Law
Ch. 376, Soil Types Standard of Site Location Law
Ch. 377, Review of Roads Under Site Location of Development Law
Ch. 378, Variance Criteria for the Excavation of Rock, Borrow, Topsoil, Clay or Silt and Performance Standards for the Storage of Petroleum Products
Ch. 380, Planning Permit
Ch. 500, Stormwater Management
Ch. 502, Direct Watersheds of Lakes Most at Risk from New Development, and Urban Impaired Streams
Ch. 573, Snow Dumps: Exemption from Waste Discharge License
Ch. 574, Siting and Operation of Road Salt and Sand-Salt Storage Areas
Ch. 580, Regulations Relating to Sampling Procedures and Analytic Procedures
Ch. 1000, Guidelines for Municipal Shoreland Zoning Ordinances