§ 1371 Definitions
§ 1372 Applicability
§ 1373 Renewal
§ 1374 Fees
§ 1375 Qualifications
§ 1376 Termination of employment or agreement
§ 1377 Plan review
§ 1378 Employees
§ 1379 Investigation of complaints; revocation of license
§ 1380 Penalties; injunction
§ 1382 Department rules

Terms Used In Maine Revised Statutes > Title 32 > Chapter 20 - Fire Sprinkler Contractors

  • Adult: means a person who has attained the age of 18 years. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Affected land: means reclaimed and unreclaimed land, land that has or will have the overburden removed, land on which stumps, spoil or other solid waste has or will be deposited and storage areas or other land, except natural buffer strips, that will be or has been used in connection with the excavation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 490-A
  • Affected land: means all reclaimed and unreclaimed land, land that has or will have the overburden removed, land on which stumps, spoil or other solid waste has or will be deposited and storage areas or other land, except natural buffer strips, that will be or has been used in connection with a quarry. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 490-W
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Airblast: means an atmospheric compression wave resulting from the detonation of explosives, whether resulting from the motion of blasted materials or the expansion of gases from the explosion. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 490-W
  • Blast site: means the area where explosive material is handled during the loading of drilled blastholes, including the perimeter formed by the loaded blastholes and 50 feet in all directions from loaded blastholes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 490-W
  • Blaster: means a person qualified to be in charge of or responsible for the loading and firing of a blast. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 490-W
  • Blasting: means the use of explosives to break up or otherwise aid in the extraction or removal of a rock or other consolidated natural formation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 490-W
  • Certificate: means the document issued by the commissioner to a person indicating that the person is certified by the State as qualified to perform the job indicated in that document. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 1371
  • Certified responsible managing supervisor: means a person certified by the State as qualified to determine whether the plan and installation of fire sprinkler systems meet the standards provided by law, rule and regulation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 1371
  • clay: means a material that consists of particles of such a size that 45% or more of the fraction of those particles able to pass through a 3-inch sieve pass through the United States Standard Number 200 sieve, or a material that exhibits similar erosion potential, difficulty of stabilization or runoff based upon its gradation, plasticity, permeability or other relevant criteria. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 490-A
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Public Safety. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 1371
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Department: means the Department of Public Safety. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 1371
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Detonating cord: means a flexible cord containing a center core of high explosives that may be used to initiate other explosives. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 490-W
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • Excavation: means an excavation for borrow, topsoil, clay or silt, whether alone or in combination. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 490-A
  • Explosive: means any chemical compound or other chemical substance that contains oxidizing or combustible materials used for the purpose of producing an explosion intended to break or move rock, earth or other materials. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 490-W
  • Fire sprinkler system: means an assembly of overhead piping or conduits that conveys water with or without other agents to dispersal openings or devices to extinguish, control or contain fire and to provide protection from exposure to fire or the products of combustion, planned in accordance with a national or state standard. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 1371
  • Fire sprinkler system contractor: means a person licensed by the commissioner to undertake the planning, installation or inspection of a fire sprinkler system or any part of such a system. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 1371
  • Flyrock: means rock that is propelled through the air or across the ground as a result of blasting and that leaves the blast area. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 490-W
  • Freshwater wetlands: means freshwater swamps, marshes, bogs and similar areas, other than forested wetlands, which are:  
A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 436-A
  • Great pond: means any inland body of water which in a natural state has a surface area in excess of 10 acres and any inland body of water artificially formed or increased which has a surface area in excess of 30 acres except for the purposes of this article, where the artificially formed or increased inland body of water is completely surrounded by land held by a single owner. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 436-A
  • in writing: include printing and other modes of making legible words. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Infant: means a person who has not attained the age of 18 years. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Inspect: means to visually examine a fire sprinkler system or a portion of the system to verify that it appears to be in working order and free from physical damage. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 1371
  • Installation: means the initial placement of a sprinkler system or part of the system or the extension, modification or alteration of a system or part after the initial placement. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 1371
  • Irrevocable trust: A trust arrangement that cannot be revoked, rescinded, or repealed by the grantor.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • License: means the document issued by the commissioner to a contractor authorizing the contractor to engage in the fire sprinkler system business in this State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 1371
  • Matting: means a covering placed over load holes and adjacent areas in order to minimize generation of flyrock and limit airblast effects. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 490-W
  • Member: means a member of the organization entitled to vote under the articles or bylaws of the organization. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24 Sec. 2301
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Municipality: includes cities, towns and plantations, except that "municipality" does not include plantations in Title 10, chapter 110, subchapter IV; or Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Natural buffer strip: means an undisturbed area or belt of land that is covered with trees or other vegetation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 490-W
  • Normal high-water line: means that line which is apparent from visible markings, changes in the character of soils due to prolonged action of the water or changes in vegetation, and which distinguishes between predominantly aquatic and predominantly terrestrial land. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 436-A
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • operator: means the owner or operator of an excavation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 490-A
  • organization: means a corporation or other entity authorized by the superintendent or organized pursuant to this chapter for the purpose of providing nonprofit hospital service plans within the meaning of subsection 1, nonprofit medical service plans within the meaning of subsection 2 and any organization that provides only nonprofit health care plans within the meaning of subsection 3. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24 Sec. 2301
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Passenger car equivalents at peak hour: means the number of passenger cars, or, in the case of nonpassenger vehicles, the number of passenger cars that would be displaced by nonpassenger vehicles, that pass through an intersection or on a roadway under prevailing roadway and traffic conditions at that hour of the day during which traffic volume generated by the development is higher than the volume during any other hour of the day. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 490-W
  • Peak particle velocity: means the maximum rate of ground movement measured by any of the 3 mutually perpendicular components of ground motion. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 490-W
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Plan: means a shop drawing or erection plan of a fire sprinkler system or a part of the system. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 1371
  • Planning: means to draw or create plans. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 1371
  • Preblast survey: means documentation, prior to the initiation of blasting, of the condition of buildings, structures, wells or other infrastructures; protected natural resources; historic sites; and unusual natural areas. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 490-W
  • Private drinking water supply: means a surface water supply, a dug well, a spring or a hole drilled, driven or bored into the earth that is used to extract drinking water for human consumption and that is not part of a public drinking water supply. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 490-W
  • Production blasting: means blasting conducted for the purpose of extracting or removing natural materials for commercial sale or beneficiation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 490-W
  • Public drinking water source: means a groundwater well or a surface water source that directly or indirectly serves a water distribution system that has at least 15 service connections or regularly services an average of at least 25 individuals daily at least 60 days of the year. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 490-W
  • Quarry: means a place where rock is excavated. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 490-W
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Reclamation: means the rehabilitation of the area of land affected by mining, including, but not limited to, the stabilization of slopes and creation of safety benches, the planting of forests, the seeding of grasses and legumes for grazing purposes, the planting of crops for harvest, the enhancement of wildlife and aquatic habitat and aquatic resources and the development of the site for residential, commercial, recreational or industrial use. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 490-A
  • Reclamation: means the rehabilitation of the area of land affected by mining, including, but not limited to, the stabilization of slopes and creation of safety benches, the planting of forests, the seeding of grasses and legumes for grazing purposes, the planting of crops for harvest, the enhancement of wildlife and aquatic habitat and aquatic resources and the development of the site for residential, commercial, recreational or industrial use. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 490-W
  • Regulator: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 490-A
  • Regulator: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 490-W
  • 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.
  • River: means a free-flowing body of water including its associated flood plain wetlands from that point at which it provides drainage for a watershed of 25 square miles to its mouth. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 436-A
  • Rock: means a hard, nonmetallic material that requires cutting, blasting or similar methods of forced extraction. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 490-W
  • Stemming: means inert material used in a blasthole to confine the gaseous products of detonation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 490-W
  • Stream: means a free-flowing body of water from the outlet of a great pond or the confluence of 2 perennial streams as depicted on the most recent, highest resolution version of the national hydrography dataset available from the United States Geological Survey on the website of the United States Geological Survey or the national map to the point where the stream becomes a river or where the stream meets the shoreland zone of another water body or wetland. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 436-A
  • Structure: means anything temporarily or permanently located, built, constructed or erected for the support, shelter or enclosure of persons, animals, goods or property of any kind and anything constructed or erected on or in the ground. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 436-A
  • Subscriber: means an individual who has subscribed to one or more of the hospital, medical or health care service plans or contracts offered or issued by the organization or health insurance affiliate as defined in section 2308-A through an individual or family policy or group policy. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24 Sec. 2301
  • superintendent: means the Superintendent of Insurance of this State; and  
  • [PL 1993, c. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24 Sec. 2301
  • Surface blasting: means any blasting for which the blast area lies at the surface of the ground. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 490-W
  • Topsoil: means the top layer of soil that is predominantly fertile and ordinarily moved in tillage or the equivalent of such a layer in uncultivated soils. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 490-A
  • Underground production blasting: means a blasting operation carried out beneath the surface of the ground by means of shafts, declines, adits or other openings leading to the natural material being mined or extracted. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 490-W
  • Working pit: means the extraction area, including side slopes, of an excavation for borrow, clay, silt or topsoil. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 490-A
  • Working pit: means the extraction area, including overburden, of an excavation for rock. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 490-W