Maine Revised Statutes

§6749-Z. Changing zones

1. Authorization of changes.  Beginning in calendar year 1997, a person eligible to purchase a license under section 6749-O who wishes to change the zone in which the person harvests sea urchins may not change zones unless the change is authorized by the commissioner in accordance with this section.
[ 1995, c. 595, §5 (NEW) .]
2. Zone change request on application.  A person eligible to purchase a license under section 6749-O who wishes to change the zone in which that person was licensed to harvest sea urchins in the previous calendar year must indicate on a sea urchin harvesting license application a preference to change the zone in which the person harvests sea urchins. The commissioner shall stamp each sea urchin harvesting license application with the time and date of submission.
[ 1995, c. 595, §5 (NEW) .]
3. Conditions for authorization.  The total number of authorized change requests for Zone 1 during a licensing year must equal the total authorized requests for Zone 2. The commissioner shall authorize zone change requests in chronological order of requests received under this section.
[ 1999, c. 244, §7 (AMD) .]
4. Limitation on approving zone changes.  The commissioner may not authorize a zone change between August 1st and December 31st.
[ 1999, c. 26, §3 (NEW) .]
5. Effective date of zone change.  The effective date of a zone change authorized by the commissioner is August 1st.
[ 1999, c. 26, §3 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1995, c. 595, §5 (NEW). 1997, c. 685, §13 (AMD). 1999, c. 26, §3 (AMD). 1999, c. 244, §7 (AMD).