Maine Revised Statutes

§6749-S. Log books for sea urchin buyers and processors

1. Log book; rules.  The commissioner shall adopt rules requiring any person holding a wholesale seafood license with a sea urchin buyer's permit or a wholesale seafood license with a sea urchin processor's permit to maintain a log book. The rules must indicate the type of data that must be recorded in the log book, the manner for producing the log books and the method for analyzing data from the log books. The commissioner shall charge a fee for the log book that is sufficient to recover all costs associated with the production of the log book and analysis of the data, except that any personnel and operating costs associated with the log book must be paid from allocations from the Sea Urchin Research Fund. Fees received by the department from the sale of log books are dedicated revenue and must be used by the department for the purposes of this section. The log book and data analysis may be produced and conducted by the department or may be produced and conducted by a public or private entity under contract with the department. Disclosure of any data collected under this section is subject to the confidentiality provisions of section 6173.
[ 1999, c. 244, §3 (NEW) .]
2. Reporting.  The commissioner may deny an application for the renewal of a wholesale seafood license with a sea urchin buyer's permit or a wholesale seafood license with a sea urchin processor's permit if the license holder fails to maintain a log book or report the data required by rule pursuant to subsection 1.
[ 1999, c. 244, §3 (NEW) .]

Rules adopted by the commissioner to implement this section are routine technical rules as defined in Title 5, chapter 375, subchapter II-A. [1999, c. 244, §3 (RPR).]

SECTION HISTORY
1993, c. 740, §3 (NEW). 1999, c. 244, §3 (RPR).