Maine Revised Statutes

§6201. Definitions

As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise indicates, the following terms have the following meanings. [1987, c. 506, §§1, 4 (NEW).]

1. Appraised value.  "Appraised value" means the fair market value of property without the consideration of the effect, if any, of dedication or other preservation-related restrictions.
[ 1987, c. 506, §§1, 4 (NEW) .]
1-A. Commercial fisheries business.   "Commercial fisheries business" means an enterprise directly or indirectly concerned with the commercial harvest of wild or aquacultured marine organisms, whose primary source of income is derived from these activities. "Commercial fisheries business" includes, but is not limited to:
A. Licensed commercial fishermen, aquaculturists and fishermen's cooperatives; [2011, c. 266, Pt. B, §1 (NEW).]
B. Persons providing direct services to commercial fishermen, aquaculturists or fishermen's cooperatives, as long as provision of these direct services requires the use of working waterfront property; and [2011, c. 266, Pt. B, §1 (NEW).]
C. Municipal and private piers and wharves operated to provide waterfront access to commercial fishermen, aquaculturists or fishermen's cooperatives. [2011, c. 266, Pt. B, §1 (NEW).]
[ 2011, c. 266, Pt. B, §1 (NEW) .]
2. Cooperating entities.  "Cooperating entities" means those private nonprofit organizations, municipal conservation commissions, local governments, federal agencies or other bodies designated by the Land for Maine's Future Board pursuant to section 6203, as able to assist the State in the acquisition or management of conservation lands.
[ 1987, c. 506, §§1, 4 (NEW) .]
3. Matching funds.  "Matching funds" means any combination of public and private funds used in conjunction with the Land for Maine's Future Fund or the Public Access to Maine Waters Fund for the purpose of this chapter, including, but not limited to: private contributions of cash or securities; money from municipal or other public agencies; money from a federal matching program, subject to the limitations of applicable federal and state laws, in an amount authorized by the federal program; contributions of real property, or interest in real property, that serves the acquisition needs of the State as determined by the Land for Maine's Future Board; in-kind contributions; or any combination of those funds. Contributions of land or interest in land must be valued, for purposes of this section, in the amount of their appraised value.
[ 1993, c. 728, §3 (AMD) .]
4. Stewardship account.  "Stewardship account" means an account held separate and apart from all other money, funds and accounts of a state agency for the purposes of management of land owned in fee or less-than-fee simple meeting the criteria established in section 6207.
[ 1987, c. 506, §§1, 4 (NEW) .]
5. Working waterfront or working waterfront property.   "Working waterfront" or "working waterfront property" means land, legally filled lands and piers and wharves and other improvements to land adjacent to the navigable coastal waters of the State and used by a commercial fisheries business.
[ 2011, c. 266, Pt. B, §2 (NEW) .]
1987, c. 506, §§1,4 (NEW). 1993, c. 728, §3 (AMD). 2011, c. 266, Pt. B, §§1, 2 (AMD).