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H.P. 622 - L.D. 845

An Act To Provide Leadership in Addressing the Threat of

Climate Change

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

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




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 climate change.__"Greenhouse gas"
includes, but is not limited to, carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous
oxide, hydrofluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons and sulfur
hexafluoride. Rules adopted by the department pursuant to this
subsection are routine technical rules as defined in Title 5,
chapter 375, subchapter 2-A.

2.__Sector.__"Sector" means one of the 5 sectors identified in
the climate change action plan adopted by the Conference of New
England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers in August 2001.__
The 5 sectors are the transportation, industrial, commercial,
institutional and residential sectors.

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