17-229 C.M.R. ch. 210, § 2 - SCOPE
Current through 2022-14, April 6, 2022
As of the effective date of these rules, the location standards defined herein shall apply to all new Facilities and any additions, alterations, adjustments, relocations or replacements of existing Facilities and Appurtenances within the limits of state and state-aid Highways. Unless specifically stated otherwise, these rules are not intended to require the adjustment of existing Facilities or Appurtenances that do not constitute a safety hazard to the traveling public or do not conflict with the use, construction or maintenance of the Highway. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the duties and responsibilities set forth in Section 7, Facility Maintenance Obligations, apply to all Facilities and Appurtenances, whether existing or proposed.
The standards defined herein supersede MaineDOT's Policy on Above Ground Utility Locations, Policy on Tree Maintenance by Utilities Within the Public Right-of-Way, Utility Location Permits - Preparation of Application for a Utility Location Permit - Basic Requirements, MaineDOT Highway Opening Permit Policy, Permit-By-Rule Regulations for Aboveground Utility Facilities [17-229 CMR Chapter 205]and all prior versions of theMaineDOT Utility Accommodation Rules.
Throughout these rules, cross-references to MRS, CFR and other sources have been shown in brackets [ ]. Although the specific wording in these rules may occasionally match that which is used in the source materials, the intent is to cross-reference the contributing source(s) and not to imply duplication or interpretation of the source material.
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