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Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

 
Sec. 1. 38 MRSA c. 3-A is enacted to read:

 
CHAPTER 3-A

 
CLIMATE CHANGE

 
574.__Definitions

 
As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise
indicates, the following terms have the following meanings.

 
1.__Greenhouse gas.__"Greenhouse gas" means any chemical or
physical substance that is emitted into the air and that the
department determines by rule may reasonably be anticipated to
cause or contribute to global warming.__"Greenhouse gas"
includes, but is not limited to, carbon dioxide, methane,
nitrous oxide, hydrofluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons and sulfur
hexafluoride.

 
2.__Source.__"Source" means any building, structure,
facility, installation or other thing that emits or may emit a
greenhouse gas.

 
575.__New sources of greenhouse gas

 
A developer of any major development project that requires a
permit from the department and that produces a new source of
greenhouse gas shall submit a report identifying the source to
the department.__The department, by rule, shall identify the
types of development projects that require a report pursuant
to this section.

 
576.__Lead-by-example initiative

 
The department shall establish a lead-by-example initiative
under which the department shall:

 
1.__Greenhouse gas emissions inventory.__Create an inventory
of greenhouse gas emissions associated with state-owned
facilities and state-funded programs and create a plan for
reducing those emissions to below 1990 levels by 2010; and

 
2.__Carbon emission reduction.__By 2006, enter into carbon
emission reduction agreements with at least 50 nonprofit
organizations and businesses.

 
577.__Long-term climate action plan


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