An Act To Protect Maine Lakes
Sec. 1. 38 MRSA §410-L, first ¶, as enacted by PL 1997, c. 643, Pt. YY, §1, is amended to read:
The Lakes Assessment and Protection Program is established within the department to monitor and protect the health and integrity of the State's lakes through activities identified in section 410-M.
Sec. 2. 38 MRSA §410-M, as amended by PL 2011, c. 655, Pt. EE, §22 and affected by §30, is repealed and the following enacted in its place:
§ 410-M. Lakes assessment and protection
In implementing the Lakes Assessment and Protection Program, the commissioner shall ensure that the department:
Sec. 3. 38 MRSA §418-B is enacted to read:
§ 418-B. Prohibition on application of fertilizers near great ponds
Sec. 4. 38 MRSA §464, sub-§3, ¶A, as affected by PL 1989, c. 890, Pt. A, §40 and amended by Pt. B, §55, is further amended to read:
This bill amends the laws governing the Lakes Assessment and Protection Program. It also creates a prohibition on the application of fertilizers within 25 feet of the normal high-water line of a great pond, with exceptions for persons involved in agriculture.