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15.01.18.00.htm 48:19 21-134/E (REG .01―11) EMERGENCY ACTION IN EFFECT 9/10/2021―3/8/2022. 15.01.18.00. Title 15 MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Subtitle 01 OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY Chapter 18 Farmers' Market Nutrition Program ― Appeal Procedure Authority: Agriculture Article, §2-103, Annotated Code of Maryland
15.01.18.01.htm 48:19 21-134/E (REG .01―11) EMERGENCY ACTION IN EFFECT 9/10/2021―3/8/2022. 15.01.08.01. 01 Purpose.. A. This chapter sets forth the appeal procedure for the Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) and the WIC Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (WIC FMNP) The SFMNP and the WIC FMNP are segments of the Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) The Maryland Department of Agriculture administers SFMNP in the State. The Maryland Department of Agriculture and the Marylan
15.01.18.02.htm 48:19 21-134/E (REG .01―11) EMERGENCY ACTION IN EFFECT 9/10/2021―3/8/2022. 15.01.08.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Department" means the Maryland Department of Agriculture.. 2) "Farmers' Market Nutrition Program" or "FMNP" means the Senior FMNP and the WIC FMNP.. 3) "Local agency" means a nonprofit entity or local government agency that certifies eligible SFMNP recipients, issues SFMNP coupons, or provides nutr
15.01.18.03.htm 48:19 21-134/E (REG .01―11) EMERGENCY ACTION IN EFFECT 9/10/2021―3/8/2022. 15.01.08.03. 03 Appealing Adverse Actions to the Secretary.. A. SFMNP applicants. An SFMNP applicant may appeal the denial of certification of SFMNP benefits unless the denial is solely because of the lack of sufficient funding to provide SFMNP benefits to all eligible applicants. While awaiting the hearing, the SFMNP applicant may not receive SFMNP benefits.B. SFMNP Participants..
15.01.18.04.htm 48:19 21-134/E (REG .01―11) EMERGENCY ACTION IN EFFECT 9/10/2021―3/8/2022. 15.01.08.04. 04 Matters Not Subject to Appeal.. A farmer or local agency may not appeal the expiration of a contract or agreement with the Department in connection with the WIC FMNP or SFMNP under this chapter.
15.01.18.05.htm 48:19 21-134/E (REG .01―11) EMERGENCY ACTION IN EFFECT 9/10/2021―3/8/2022. 15.01.08.05. 05 Time Limit for Requesting a Hearing.. If the Department takes one of the adverse actions listed in Regulation .03 of this chapter, the person against whom the action is taken (for example, the SFMNP applicant or recipient, a local agency, or a farmer) shall request a hearing within 30 days from the date that the Department mails or otherwise issues the notice of the action.
15.01.18.06.htm 48:19 21-134/E (REG .01―11) EMERGENCY ACTION IN EFFECT 9/10/2021―3/8/2022. 15.01.08.06. 06 Postponement Pending Decision.. If the Department finds that an adverse action that affects a local agency or farmer may unduly inconvenience SFMNP or WIC FMNP recipients, the Department may postpone the action until a decision in the appeal is rendered.
15.01.18.07.htm 48:19 21-134/E (REG .01―11) EMERGENCY ACTION IN EFFECT 9/10/2021―3/8/2022. 15.01.08.07. 07 Procedure.. If the Department takes one of the adverse actions listed in Regulation .03 of this chapter, it shall provide the person affected (for example, the SFMNP applicant or recipient, a local agency, or a farmer) with the following:A. 3 days in advance of the effective date of the adverse action, written notification of the adverse action, the cause for the action, and the effect
15.01.18.08.htm 48:19 21-134/E (REG .01―11) EMERGENCY ACTION IN EFFECT 9/10/2021―3/8/2022. 15.01.08.08. 08 Department's Decision.. The Department's action shall rest solely on the evidence presented at the hearing and the statutory and regulatory provisions governing such hearings. The basis for the Department's decision shall be stated in writing.
15.01.18.09.htm 48:19 21-134/E (REG .01―11) EMERGENCY ACTION IN EFFECT 9/10/2021―3/8/2022. 15.01.08.09. 09 Continuing Responsibilities.. When a farmer or local agency appeals an adverse action, and is permitted to continue in the FMNP while the appeal is pending, the farmer or local agency continues to be responsible for compliance with the terms of the written agreement or contract with the Department.
15.01.18.10.htm 48:19 21-134/E (REG .01―11) EMERGENCY ACTION IN EFFECT 9/10/2021―3/8/2022. 15.01.08.10. 10 Judicial Review.. An SFMNP applicant or recipient, a local agency, or a farmer affected by an adverse decision of the Secretary may file a petition for judicial review in the appropriate circuit court as required by the Maryland Rules of Procedure.
15.01.18.11.htm 48:19 21-134/E (REG .01―11) EMERGENCY ACTION IN EFFECT 9/10/2021―3/8/2022. 15.01.08.11. 11 Mediation.. If a person affected by an adverse action of the Department has filed an appeal with the Secretary, the person may request that the appeal process be paused for 60 days to attempt to resolve the matter through the Department's Mediation Program. If the matter is not resolved through mediation by the end of the 60-day period, the appeal process shall resume.
15.01.18.9999.htm 48:19 21-134/E (REG .01―11) EMERGENCY ACTION IN EFFECT 9/10/2021―3/8/2022. 15.01.17.9999. Administrative History Effective date:. Regulations .01―11 adopted as an emergency provision effective September 10, 2021 (48:19 Md. R. 799).
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