Boundary Line Standards for No Trespassing

MFS Rules – Chapter 24 Boundary Paint Marking Standards

04 DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION058 BUREAU OF FORESTRY

Chapter 24: BOUNDARY PAINT MARKING STANDARDS

 

Summary:

 

This rule establishes the procedures for lawfully posting property that access is prohibited without permission of the landowner or the landowner's agent by the use of paint markings. The rule establishes requirements for the color and type of paint that may be used to indicate that access to property is prohibited without permission of the landowner or the landowner’s agent.

 

Section 1. Scope and Applicability

 

This rule governs all lands within Maine, including those owned by state and local governmental units, nonprofit organizations, and private forest lands. It does not govern federal forest lands or tribal trust lands.

 

Section 2. Paint Color and Quality

 

Paint used to post property that access is prohibited without permission of the landowner or the landowner's agent must be:

 

1. of a quality sufficient for long term exterior exposure (including, but not limited to 100% exterior acrylic latex, alkyd oil based, acrylic lacquer, modified alkyd solvent based, or specially formulated boundary marking paint); and,

 

2. the color “OSHA Safety Purple,” or a close match thereto.  Paint markings must be maintained so as to be conspicuous at all times.

 

Section 3. Effective Date

 

The effective date of this rule shall be 09 April 2012.STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 17-A M.R.S., Part 2, c. 17 (§402, sub-§4, para. B-1)EFFECTIVE DATE:April 9, 2012 – filing 2012-78

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