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Sec. 1. 12 MRSA §6171, sub-§3, as enacted by PL 1977, c. 661, §5, is repealed and the following enacted in its place: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