Sections
Chapter 313 Municipal Inspection of Buildings 2351-A – 2361
Chapter 314 Building Codes and Standards 2371 – 2374
Chapter 315 Investigation of Fire Hazards and Causes 2391 – 2403
Chapter 316 Arson Reporting Immunity Act 2411 – 2415
Chapter 317 Preventive Measures and Restrictions 2432 – 2468
Chapter 318 Explosives and Flammable Liquids 2471 – 2485
Chapter 321 Aroostook County Fire Marshal 2541 – 2543

Terms Used In Maine Revised Statutes > Title 25 > Part 6

A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2411
  • Automobile graveyard: means a yard, field or parcel of land used as a place of storage for 3 or more unserviceable, discarded, worn out or junked motor vehicles. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 952
  • Bargaining agent: means any lawful organization, association or individual representative of such organization or association which has as its primary purpose the representation of employees in their employment relations with employers, and which has been determined by the public employer as defined in subsection 5 or by the executive director of the board to be the choice of the majority of the unit as their representative. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 979-A
  • BART: means an emission limitation based on the degree of reduction achievable through the application of the best system of continuous emission reduction for each visibility-impairing air pollutant that is emitted by an existing stationary facility. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 582
  • BART eligible unit: means an existing stationary facility. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 582
  • Baseline: Projection of the receipts, outlays, and other budget amounts that would ensue in the future without any change in existing policy. Baseline projections are used to gauge the extent to which proposed legislation, if enacted into law, would alter current spending and revenue levels.
  • Best practical treatment: means that method which controls or reduces emissions of air contaminants to the lowest possible level considering:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 582
  • Billboard: means a sign, structure or surface, or combination thereof, used for advertising purposes exceeding 15 square feet in area. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 952
  • Blood-borne pathogen test: means a test that indicates the presence of a specific blood-borne transmissible infectious agent. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 831
  • Board: means the Technical Building Codes and Standards Board established inTitle 5, section 12004-G, subsection 5-A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2371
  • Board: means the Maine Labor Relations Board as defined in section 968, subsection 1. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 979-A
  • Bog: means a periodically or continually wet, spongy area exceeding 1,000 square feet in area with soil composed mainly of decayed vegetable matter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 952
  • Building: means any structure, regardless of the materials of which it is constructed, which has a roof or partial roof supported by columns or walls, used or intended to be used for the habitation, enclosure or shelter of persons or animals or to provide uses which include, but are not limited to, working, office, display, sales, storage or parking space. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 952
  • Building official: means a building official appointed pursuant to section 2351-A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2371
  • Bulk gasoline plant: means , except for gasoline service stations, any gasoline storage and distribution facility or bulk gasoline terminal with a daily throughput of 76,000 liters, or 20,000 gallons, or less, that receives gasoline from refineries, bulk gasoline terminals or through direct import. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 582
  • Bulk gasoline terminal: means a gasoline storage facility that receives gasoline from refineries, primarily by pipeline, ship or barge, and delivers gasoline to bulk gasoline plants or commercial or retail accounts primarily by tank vehicle and that has a daily throughput of more than 76,000 liters, or 20,000 gallons, of gasoline. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 582
  • Carbon dioxide budget unit: means any single fossil fuel fired unit that serves a generator with a nameplate capacity equal to or greater than 25 megawatts of electrical output. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 580-A
  • Carbon dioxide emissions budget: means the total amount of carbon dioxide emissions allowances allocated by the State on an annual basis. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 580-A
  • Carbon dioxide emissions offset project: includes , but is not limited to, landfill and agricultural methane capture and destruction, reduction in emissions of sulfur hexafluoride, sequestration of carbon due to forestry practices and reduction or avoidance of carbon dioxide emissions from natural gas, oil or propane end-use combustion due to end-use energy efficiency and other categories established by the department by rule. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 580-A
  • Carbon dioxide offset allowance: means a carbon dioxide allowance awarded to the sponsor of a carbon dioxide emissions offset project. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 580-A
  • Child: means a person who has not attained 18 years of age. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 101
  • Child support: means money paid directly to a parent, to another person or agency awarded parental rights and responsibilities with respect to a child or to the department on behalf of a child receiving public assistance and medical or dental insurance coverage provided on behalf of a child pursuant to court order. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 1501
  • Client: means a person who is required to complete an alcohol and other drug education, evaluation and treatment program for an alcohol-related or drug-related motor vehicle offense. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 20071
  • Climate action plan: means the state plan adopted under section 577. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 574
  • Code: means the Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code adopted pursuant to Title 10, chapter 1103. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2371
  • Combined cycle system: means a system composed of one or more combustion turbines, heat recovery system generators and steam turbines configured to improve overall efficiency of electrical generation or steam production. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 580-A
  • Combined heat and power unit: means a device that simultaneously generates electricity and thermal power and operates at a high level of output efficiency by utilizing the waste heat created as a by-product of electricity generation for domestic, commercial or industrial heating or cooling purposes, and whose useful thermal output equals at least 10% of the fossil fuel energy input of the unit. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 580-A
  • Commercial fishing: means harvesting or processing, or both, of wild marine organisms with the intent of disposing of them for profit or trade in commercial channels. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 1132
  • Commercial fishing activities: means commercial aquacultural production and commercial fishing. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 1132
  • Commission: means the Substance Use Disorder Services Commission, as established by section 12004-G, subsection 13-C. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 20003
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Public Safety. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2471
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Public Safety or the commissioner's designee. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2481
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Public Safety. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2371
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 452
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Health and Human Services, a designee or an authorized representative. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 101
  • Communicable disease: means an illness or condition due to a specific infectious agent or its toxic products which arises through transmission of that agent or its products from a reservoir to a susceptible host. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 801
  • Community-based service provider: means a provider of either the treatment component or the evaluation component, or both, of the alcohol and other drug education, evaluation and treatment program certified under section 20075 or a program approved by the office. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 20071
  • compliance account: means the account established by the department for a carbon dioxide budget unit wherein carbon dioxide emissions allowances and carbon dioxide offset allowances are held and available for compliance purposes under the carbon dioxide cap-and-trade program. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 580-A
  • Cost items: means the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement which requires an appropriation by the Legislature. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 979-A
  • Custodial parent: means a parent, caretaker relative or legal custodian of a dependent child who is the child's primary residential care provider. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2101
  • Department: means the Department of Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 20003
  • Department: means the Department of Public Safety. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2481
  • Department: means the Department of Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 801
  • Department: means the Department of Education. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 1
  • Dependent child: means any minor child who is not emancipated. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2101
  • Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
  • Development: means the carrying out of any significant earthmoving, grading, dredging, filling, building, construction or mining operation; the deposit of refuse or solid or liquid wastes on a parcel of land other than agricultural utilization of animal wastes; the making of any material change in noise levels, thermal conditions or emissions of waste material; the commencement or change in the location of advertising; or the alteration of a shore, bank or floodplain of an estuary, river or pond. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 952
  • District: means a specified area of land or water within the corridor, delineated on the district boundary map, within which certain regulations and requirements apply under this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 952
  • Division: means the Division of Building Codes and Standards established in section 2372. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2371
  • Earnings: means compensation paid or payable for personal services, whether denominated as wages, salary, commission, bonus or otherwise, and specifically includes periodic payments pursuant to pension or retirement programs, or insurance policies of any type, and all gain derived from capital, from labor or from both combined, including profit gained through sale or conversion of capital assets, and unemployment compensation benefits and workers' compensation benefits. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2101
  • Electrical generating unit: means a fossil fuel fired combustion device that serves a generator. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 580-A
  • Emission: means a release of air contaminants into ambient air or the air contaminants so released. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 582
  • Emission source: means any and all sources of emissions of air contaminants, whether privately or publicly owned or operated. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 582
  • employer of the person exposed: includes a self-employed person who is exposed to the potentially infectious blood or other body fluids of another person. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 831
  • Environmental disease: means any abnormal condition or disorder aggravated or caused by exposure to an environmental hazard. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 801
  • Executive director: means the Executive Director of the Maine Labor Relations Board as defined in section 968, subsection 2. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 979-A
  • Explosive: means any chemical compound, mixture or device that is designed to function by explosion. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2471
  • Exposure: means direct contact or interaction with an environmental hazard or toxic agent affecting or being taken into the body. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 801
  • External floating roof: means a storage vessel cover in an open-top tank consisting of a double deck or pontoon single deck which rests upon and is supported by the petroleum liquid being contained and is equipped with a closure seal or seals to close the space between the roof edge and tank shell. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 582
  • Extradition: The formal process of delivering an accused or convicted person from authorities in one state to authorities in another state.
  • Extreme public health emergency: means the occurrence or imminent threat of widespread exposure to a highly infectious or toxic agent that poses an imminent threat of substantial harm to the population of the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 801
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • First offender: means a client who has no previous alcohol-related or drug-related motor vehicle incident within a 10-year period. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 20071
  • Flammable liquid: means either a combustible liquid having a flash point at or above 100° Fahrenheit or any volatile liquid having a flash point below 100° Fahrenheit. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2481
  • Fossil fuel: means natural gas, petroleum, coal or any form of solid, liquid or gaseous fuel derived from such a material. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 580-A
  • Fossil fuel fired unit: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 580-A
  • Fuel-burning equipment: means any furnace, boiler or apparatus,and all appurtenances thereto, used in the process of burning fuel including stationary internal combustion engines. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 582
  • Fugitive emissions: means emissions of air contaminants which do not pass through a stack, flue, chimney or vent. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 582
  • Gasoline dispensing facility: means any gasoline service station, bulk terminal or bulk plant or any other facility or organization, governmental or private, that stores gasoline in tanks having a capacity of greater than 250 gallons, and dispenses fuel for motor vehicle use. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 582
  • general account: means the account established by the department upon the request of an entity wherein the entity may hold carbon dioxide allowances and carbon dioxide offset allowances. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 580-A
  • General process source: means any emission source, except fuel-burning equipment, incinerators, mobile sources, open burning sources and sources of fugitive emissions. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 582
  • Generator: means a device that produces electricity and is required to be reported as a generating unit pursuant to the United States Department of Energy Form 860. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 580-A
  • Germane: On the subject of the pending bill or other business; a strict standard of relevance.
  • Greenhouse gas: includes , but is not limited to, carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, hydrofluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons and sulfur hexafluoride. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 574
  • Gross annual greenhouse gas emissions: means the total amount of greenhouse gases emitted by all sources within the State each year. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 574
  • Gross electrical generation: means the electrical output in megawatts at the terminals of the generator. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 580-A
  • Hazardous air pollutant: means an air pollutant to which no ambient air standard is applicable and which in the judgment of the board causes, or contributes to, air pollution which may reasonably be anticipated to result in an increase in mortality or an increase in serious irreversible, or incapacitating reversible, illness. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 582
  • Home occupation or enterprise: means an occupation, enterprise or profession which is carried on in a dwelling unit or accessory structure by a person residing in the dwelling unit, incidental and secondary to the use of the dwelling unit for residential purposes, which conforms to the following performance standards:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 952
  • Hub: means an organization licensed by the department that provides timely access to comprehensive, integrated assessment, treatment and recovery support for individuals with substance use disorder, including but not limited to opioid use disorders. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 20003
  • Immune: means that in the absence of fraud or malice, no insurance company or person who furnished information on its behalf to an authorized agency is liable for damages in a civil action or subject to criminal prosecution for furnishing information pursuant to this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2411
  • Impeachment: (1) The process of calling something into question, as in "impeaching the testimony of a witness." (2) The constitutional process whereby the House of Representatives may "impeach" (accuse of misconduct) high officers of the federal government for trial in the Senate.
  • Incinerator: means any device, apparatus or equipment used for destroying, reducing or salvaging by fire any material or substance, but does not include any device, apparatus or equipment used to burn material-separated, refuse-derived fuel. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 582
  • Infected person: means a person who is diagnosed as having a communicable disease or who, after appropriate medical evaluation or testing, is determined to harbor an infectious agent. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 801
  • Informed consent: means consent that is:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 831
  • Integrated manufacturing facility: means a facility that:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 580-A
  • Internal floating roof: means a cover or roof in a fixed-roof tank which rests upon or is floated upon the petroleum liquid being contained, and is equipped with a closure seal or seals to close the space between the roof edge and tank shell. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 582
  • Interrogatories: Written questions asked by one party of an opposing party, who must answer them in writing under oath; a discovery device in a lawsuit.
  • Junkyard: means a yard, field or other parcel of land used as a place for storage for:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 952
  • Legislative employee: means any employee of the Legislature performing services within the legislative branch, except any person:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 979-A
  • Levels of care: means the continuum of recovery-oriented services that reflect an individual's risks, needs, strengths, resources and skills as determined by an assessment with standardized placement criteria conducted by a qualified clinician. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 20003
  • Licensed commodities: means dry beans and other vegetables listed in rules established pursuant to section 453, but does not mean potatoes, which are governed by chapter 103, subchapter 10, article 3. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 452
  • Licensee: means any person who holds a commodities license issued under this subchapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 452
  • Long-term electricity contract: means a contract for a period of 3 years or more with a carbon dioxide budget unit for the purchase of electricity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 580-A
  • Lowest achievable emission rate: means the more stringent rate of emissions based on the following:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 582
  • Magazine: means a specially constructed building or structure approved for the storage of explosive materials. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2471
  • Marsh: means a periodically wet or continually flooded land area exceeding 1,000 square feet with the surface not deeply submerged, covered dominantly with sedges, cattails, rushes or other hydrophytic plants. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 952
  • Mean high waterline: means the average high tide level. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 952
  • memorandum: means the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Memorandum of Understanding dated December 20, 2005 that establishes an electric power sector carbon emissions cap-and-trade program within the northeast region of the United States. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 580-A
  • Model rule: means the model rule, as amended, referenced in the memorandum of understanding. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 580-A
  • Multiple offender: means a client who has more than one alcohol-related or drug-related motor vehicle incident within a 10-year period or has a previous incident prior to the 10-year period for which the client has not completed a Driver Education and Evaluation Program as established in section 20072. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 20071
  • Municipality: shall include cities, towns and plantations. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 501
  • Municipality: includes , for purposes of enacting an air pollution control ordinance, only cities, organized towns and plantations. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 582
  • Nameplate capacity: means the maximum electrical generating output, expressed in megawatts, that a generator can sustain over a specified period of time when not restricted by seasonal or other deratings. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 580-A
  • Net annual greenhouse gas emissions: means gross annual greenhouse gas emissions less the total amount of greenhouse gases absorbed each year by plants and natural ecosystems, including, but not limited to, trees, crops, soil and wetlands within the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 574
  • Normal high water line: means the line on the shore or bank of the fresh-water portion of a river at the point or elevation where the natural vegetation changes from predominantly aquatic to predominantly terrestrial. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 952
  • Notice: means written notification served personally, sent by certified mail or sent by first-class mail to the last known address of the person for whom the notification is intended. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 111
  • Notifiable disease or condition: means any communicable disease, occupational disease or environmental disease, the occurrence or suspected occurrence of which is required to be reported to the department pursuant to sections 821 to 825 or section 1493. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 801
  • Offender: means an individual or an organization convicted of a crime. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17-A Sec. 2002
  • Opacity: means the degree of light obscuring capability of emissions of visible air contaminants expressed as a percentage. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 582
  • Open burning: means the burning of any type of combustible material in the open ambient air without being completely enclosed and where the products of combustion are emitted directly into the ambient air without passing through a stack, chimney or duct or other device or structure. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 582
  • Other independent system operator participating states: means the following states participating in the regional greenhouse gas initiative as of January 1, 2011 that are located within the New England independent system operator control area: Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 580-A
  • Outdoor wood boiler: means a fuel burning device:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 582
  • Parent: means the legal parent or the legal guardian when no legal parent exists. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 101
  • Parent: means a parent, guardian or legal guardian. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 1
  • Permit: means the nontransferable permission granted by the commissioner containing one or more of the following endorsements: use, storage and intrastate transportation of explosives. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2471
  • Permit: means the nontransferable permission granted by the commissioner for a person to install, construct or otherwise establish an aboveground flammable liquid storage facility or a retail motor fuel facility dispensing flammable liquids to the public. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2481
  • Person: means an individual, firm, partnership, association, society, club, corporation, financial institution, estate, trust, business trust, receiver, assignee or any other group or combination acting as a unit, the State or Federal Government or any political subdivision or agency of either government. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 111
  • Person: means any individual, partnership, corporation, combination of these entities or any other legal entity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2471
  • Person: means any individual, combination of individuals, partnership, corporation or any other legal entity and any nonfederal governmental entity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2481
  • person: as used in this Title shall be construed to import both the singular and the plural, as the case demands, and shall include corporations, companies, societies and associations. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 4
  • Person: means any individual, partnership, corporation, whether private, public or quasi-municipal, municipality, state governmental agency or other legal entity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 582
  • Person: means any natural person, firm, corporation, partnership or other organization, association or group. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 831
  • Person: means an individual, trust, estate, partnership, association, company, corporation, political subdivision of the State, instrumentality of the State or other entity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 101
  • Petroleum liquids: means crude oil, condensate, and any finished or intermediate products manufactured or extracted in a petroleum refinery. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 582
  • Place: shall include municipalities, townships and any other unorganized area. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 501
  • Plea agreement: An arrangement between the prosecutor, the defense attorney, and the defendant in which the defendant agrees to plead guilty in exchange for special considerations. Source:
  • Prescribed care: means isolation, quarantine, examination, vaccination, medical care or treatment ordered by the department or a court pursuant to section 820. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 801
  • Prevention: means any activity designed to educate or provide information to individuals and groups about the use of alcohol and other drugs. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 20003
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Process weight rate: means the average total weight of all materials, not including any gaseous or liquid fuels, solid fuels or combustion air, introduced into any manufacturing, industrial or combustion process that may result in the emission of any regulated pollutant to the ambient air, computed on an hourly basis, and shall be expressed in terms of weight per unit of time. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 582
  • Property: shall be construed to mean both real estate and personal property. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 501
  • Proprietary information: means production, commercial or financial information claimed as confidential on documents required to be submitted to participate in an auction, the disclosure of which would impair the competitive position of the account holder and would make available information that is not otherwise available. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 580-A
  • Public assistance: means money payments and medical care furnished to or on behalf of dependent children by the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2101
  • Public employer: means , with respect to the executive branch, all the departments, agencies and commissions of the executive branch of the State of Maine, represented by the Governor or the Governor's designee. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 979-A
  • Public health threat: means any condition or behavior that can reasonably be expected to place others at significant risk of exposure to a toxic agent or environmental hazard or infection with a notifiable disease or condition. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 801
  • Public right-of-way: is a n improved roadway maintained for passage by motor vehicles in which the owner of fee does not control the right of passage. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 952
  • Recovery support services: means services that recognize recovery is a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live self-directed lives and strive to reach their full potential, including, but not limited to, safe housing, transportation, peer mentoring and coaching and assistance with and access to employment services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 20003
  • Region: means an air quality region or regions established by the board pursuant to section 583. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 582
  • Regional greenhouse gas initiative: means the initiative referred to in the Memorandum of Understanding and the corresponding model rule that memorializes the ongoing cooperative effort by the State and other states to design and implement a regional carbon dioxide cap-and-trade program covering carbon dioxide emissions from electrical generating units in the signatory states. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 580-A
  • Regional organization: means the entity that will manage the regional greenhouse gas initiative on a regional basis and with which the State contracts for related service. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 580-A
  • Regional transmission organization: means the independent systems operator that administers and oversees the wholesale electricity markets in which the State participates. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 580-A
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Responsible parent: means the parent of a dependent child. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2101
  • Restitution: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17-A Sec. 2002
  • Return: means any document, digital file or electronic data transmission containing information required by this Title to be reported to the State Tax Assessor. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 111
  • Ringelmann Chart: shall mean the chart published and described in the United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 8333, on which are illustrated graduated shades of gray for use in estimating the light obscuring density or opacity of any black emissions or any other such device which may be approved by the board. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 582
  • School administrative unit: means the state-approved unit of school administration and includes a municipal school unit, school administrative district, community school district, regional school unit or any other municipal or quasi-municipal corporation responsible for operating or constructing public schools, except that it does not include a career and technical education region. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 1
  • Sector: means one of the 5 sectors identified in the climate change action plan adopted by the Conference of New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers in August 2001. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 574
  • Sequester: To separate. Sometimes juries are sequestered from outside influences during their deliberations.
  • Service drop: means any utility line extension that does not cross or run beneath any portion of a water body as long as:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 952
  • Solid waste fuel-burning equipment: means any furnace, boiler or apparatus, and all appurtenances thereto, capable of burning solid waste fuel for the primary purpose of producing thermal energy. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 582
  • state: means any state, territory or possession of the United States, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 101
  • State employee: means any employee of the State of Maine performing services within the executive department except any person:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 979-A
  • Structure: means any object of a significant nature constructed or erected with a fixed location on or in the ground, or attached to something having a fixed location or in the ground, which may include, but is not limited to, buildings, mobile homes, walls, fences, billboards, signs, piers and floats. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 952
  • Support order: means a judgment, decree or order, whether temporary, final or subject to modification, issued by a court or an administrative agency of competent jurisdiction for the support and maintenance of a child, including a child who has attained the age of majority under the law of the issuing state, or a child and the parent with whom the child is living, that provides for monetary support, health care, arrearages or reimbursement and may include related costs and fees, interest and penalties, income withholding, attorney's fees and other relief. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2101
  • Swamp: means a periodically or continually wet area exceeding 1,000 square feet in area which supports tree growth. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 952
  • Tax: means the total amount required to be paid, withheld and paid over or collected and paid over with respect to estimated or actual tax liability under this Title, any credit or reimbursement allowed or paid pursuant to this Title that is recoverable by the assessor and any amount assessed by the assessor pursuant to this Title, including any interest or penalties provided by law. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 111
  • Tax collector: shall mean any person chosen, appointed or designated by a municipality or the officers thereof to collect any tax due a municipality; or his successor in office. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 501
  • Third-party inspector: means a person certified by the State to conduct inspections underTitle 30-A, section 4451 for compliance with the code. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2371
  • Ton: means 2,000 pounds. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 580-A
  • Toxic agent: means a chemical or physical substance that, under certain circumstances of exposure, may cause harmful effects to living organisms. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 801
  • Toxicity score: means a score given to a hazardous air pollutant by the Department of Health and Human Services, Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 582
  • Transmission and distribution utility: means a transmission and distribution utility as defined inTitle 35-A, section 3201, subsection 6, 12 or 16. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 580-A
  • Treatment: means the broad range of emergency, outpatient, intermediate and inpatient services and care, including career counseling, diagnostic evaluation, employment, health, medical, psychiatric, psychological, recreational, rehabilitative, social service care, treatment and vocational services, that may be extended to a drug user, a person with substance use disorder or a person in need of assistance due to the use of a dependency-related drug. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 20003
  • Treatment program: means any program or service, or portion of a program or service, sponsored under the auspices of a public or private nonprofit agency providing services especially designed for the treatment of those persons listed in subsection 22. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 20003
  • Tributary stream: means a channel between defined banks and associated flood plain wetlands. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 952
  • True vapor pressure: means the equilibrium partial pressure exerted by a petroleum liquid as determined in accordance with methods described in American Petroleum Institute Bulletin 2517, "Evaporation Loss from Floating Roof Tanks" 1962. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 582
  • Used predominantly: means used more than 90% for commercial fishing activity, allowing for limited uses for noncommercial or nonfishing activities if those activities are minor and purely incidental to a property's predominant use. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 1132
  • Used primarily: means used more than 50% for commercial fishing activity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 1132
  • Victim: means a government that suffers economic loss or a person who suffers personal injury, death or economic loss as a result of a crime or the good faith effort of any person to prevent a crime. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17-A Sec. 2002
  • Waste: means refuse, garbage, rubbish, trash or unwanted or discarded materials of any kind and source. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 582
  • Wetlands: means marshes, bogs, swamps and other areas exceeding 1,000 square feet, periodically covered by water which exhibit predominantly aquatic vegetation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 952
  • Working waterfront land: means a parcel of land, or a portion thereof, abutting water to the head of tide or land located in the intertidal zone that is used primarily or used predominantly to provide access to or support the conduct of commercial fishing activities. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 1132