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PUBLIC Law, Chapter 80

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An Act To Amend the Emergency Rule-making Authority of the Department of Marine Resources

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

Sec. 1. 12 MRSA §6171, sub-§3,  as enacted by PL 1977, c. 661, §5, is repealed and the following enacted in its place:

3 Emergency rules.   The commissioner may adopt or amend rules under the emergency procedures provided in Title 5, chapter 375 in the following circumstances:
A Immediate action is necessary to protect or conserve any marine organism from unusual damage or imminent depletion;
B An unusually large concentration of fishermen might deplete the supply of any marine organism; or
C Immediate action is necessary to comply with changes to federal or interstate fisheries management plans.

Effective 90 days following adjournment of the 127th Legislature, First Regular Session, unless otherwise indicated.

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