The Department of Environmental Protection proposed to adopt a new rule on cooling water intake structures. The rule would establish requirements that apply to cooling water intake structures at new and existing facilities that are subject to §316(b) of the CWA, including standards for minimizing adverse environmental impacts associated with the use of cooling water intake structures and required procedures (e.g., permit application requirements, information submission requirements) for establishing the appropriate technology requirements at certain specified facilities as well as monitoring, reporting, and recordkeeping requirements to demonstrate compliance. A hearing will be held December 7, 2023. Comments are due December 18, 2023. See https://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/rules/notices/2023/111523.html.