Capitol Building Maryland Register

Issue Date: April 14, 2017

Volume 44 • Issue 8 • Pages 393-428

IN THIS ISSUE

Governor

Judiciary

Regulatory Review and Evaluation

Open Meetings and Compliance Board

Regulations

Errata

Special Documents

General Notices

Pursuant to State Government Article, §7-206, Annotated Code of Maryland, this issue contains all previously unpublished documents required to be published, and filed on or before March 27, 2017 5 p.m.
 
Pursuant to State Government Article, §7-206, Annotated Code of Maryland, I hereby certify that this issue contains all documents required to be codified as of March 27, 2017.
 
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Office of the Secretary of State

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Closing Dates for the Maryland Register

Schedule of Closing Dates and Issue Dates for the
Maryland Register ......................................................................  395

 

COMAR Research Aids

Table of Pending Proposals ...........................................................  396

 

Index of COMAR Titles Affected in This Issue

COMAR Title Number and Name                                                  Page

07        Department of Human Resources ......................................  401

09        Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation .......  401, 409

10        Department of Health and Mental Hygiene ........................  403

13A     State Board of Education ............................................  405, 412

13B     Maryland Higher Education Commission ..................  405, 413

14        Independent Agencies ........................................................  406

28        Office of Administrative Hearings .....................................  407

31        Maryland Insurance Administration ...................................  415

34        Department of Planning .....................................................  407

 

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The Governor

EXECUTIVE ORDER 01.01.2017.06................................... 398

 

The Judiciary

COURT OF APPEALS OF MARYLAND

DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS......................................... 399

COMMISSION ON JUDICIAL DISABILITIES

NOTICE OF PUBLIC CHARGES AND HEARING IN THE
   MATTER OF JUDGE ALFRED NANCE CJD 2015-121,
   CJD 2015-163 & CJD 2016-012 .  399

 

Regulatory Review and Evaluation

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE

Notice of Availability of Evaluation Reports  . 400

 

Final Action on Regulations

07  DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES

SOCIAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

Youth Transitional Services....................................................... 401

09  DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING, AND
   REGULATION

RACING COMMISSION

Thoroughbred Rules.................................................................. 401

Prohibited Acts.......................................................................... 401

General...................................................................................... 401

General Regulations................................................................... 401

REAL ESTATE COMMISSION

Code of Ethics........................................................................... 402

Hearing Regulations.................................................................. 402

Time Share Registrations........................................................... 402

Continuing Education................................................................ 402

Residential Property Disclosure/Disclaimer
   Statement................................................................................ 402

Agency Relationship Disclosure/Dual Agency
   Consent................................................................................... 402

DIVISION OF LABOR AND INDUSTRY

Maryland Apprenticeship and Training..................................... 402

BOARD OF ARCHITECTS

Fees........................................................................................... 402

BOARD FOR PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS

Fees........................................................................................... 402

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE

Obligations of Employers.......................................................... 402

Claims for Benefits.................................................................... 403

Claims for Benefits.................................................................... 403

Claims for Benefits.................................................................... 403

Employer Audits........................................................................ 403

Lower Appeals Division — Appeals Procedure........................ 403

10  DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE

DISEASES

Communicable Diseases and Related Conditions of Public
   Health Importance................................................................... 403

HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS (HIV) INFECTION
   AND ACQUIRED IMMUNODEFICIENCY SYNDROME
   (AIDS)

Disease Control......................................................................... 403

MEDICAL CARE PROGRAMS

Freestanding Clinics.................................................................. 404

Urgent Care Centers.................................................................. 404

Urgent Care Centers.................................................................. 404

LABORATORIES

Medical Laboratories — Testing for Hereditary and
   Congenital Disorders in Newborn Infants.............................. 404

PREVENTIVE MEDICINE

Newborn Screening................................................................... 404

PREVENTIVE MEDICINE

Opioid-Associated Disease Prevention and Outreach
   Programs................................................................................ 404

13A STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMS

Automated External Defibrillator Program in Middle Schools
   and High Schools................................................................... 405

13B MARYLAND HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSION

ACADEMIC REGULATIONS

Exemption Procedures for Religious Educational
   Institutions.............................................................................. 405

GENERAL EDUCATION AND TRANSFER

Public Institutions of Higher Education..................................... 405

COMMUNITY COLLEGES

General Regulations and Policies for Community
   Colleges.................................................................................. 405

FINANCIAL AID

Edward T. and Mary A. Conroy Memorial Scholarship
   Program and Jean B. Cryor Memorial Scholarship
   Program.................................................................................. 406

14  INDEPENDENT AGENCIES

MARYLAND HERITAGE AREAS AUTHORITY

Maryland Heritage Areas Grant Program.................................. 406

Designation of Certified Heritage Areas.................................... 406

Maryland Heritage Areas Loan Program................................... 406

28  OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS

ADMINISTRATION

Security and Decorum............................................................... 407

34  DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING

GENERAL

Guidelines for Implementation of the Maryland
   Environmental Policy Act....................................................... 407

STATE CLEARINGHOUSE

State Clearinghouse Procedures for Intergovernmental
   Review of Federal and State Programs................................... 407

LAND USE

Guidelines for the Designation of Areas of Critical State
   Concern.................................................................................. 407

Certification of County Agricultural Land Preservation
   Programs................................................................................ 407

HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL PROGRAMS

Maryland Historical Trust Historic Preservation Grant
   Program.................................................................................. 408

Maryland Historical Trust Historic Preservation Loan
   Program.................................................................................. 408

Historical and Cultural Museum Assistance Program............... 408

HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL PROGRAM

Use of State Museum Property.................................................. 408

 

Proposed Action on Regulations

09  DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING, AND
   REGULATION

RACING COMMISSION

Prohibited Acts.......................................................................... 409

BOARD FOR PROFESSIONAL LAND SURVEYORS

Educational Equivalency Requirements..................................... 411

13A STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION

LOCAL SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION

Local Boards of Education......................................................... 412

13B MARYLAND HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSION

FINANCIAL AID

Charles W. Riley Firefighter and Ambulance and Rescue
   Squad Member Scholarship Program..................................... 413

31  MARYLAND INSURANCE ADMINISTRATION

INSURANCE PRODUCERS AND OTHER INSURANCE
   PROFESSIONALS

Fiduciary Responsibility of Insurance Producers: Premium
   Accounts — Commingling of Funds...................................... 415

UNFAIR TRADE PRACTICES

Life Insurance Disclosure.......................................................... 416

 

Errata

COMAR 07.02.07......................................................................... 418

 

Special Documents

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

SUSQUEHANNA RIVER BASIN COMMISSION

Actions Taken at March 9, 2017, Meeting............................. 419

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES

SOCIAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

Statement of Need (SON) for Development of a High
   Intensity Residential and Diagnostic Evaluation and
   Treatment (DETP) Residential Child Care (RCC)
   Program.............................................................................. 420

MARYLAND HEALTH CARE COMMISSION

SCHEDULE FOR CERTIFICATE OF ONGOING
   PERFORMANCE REVIEWS............................................... 421

SCHEDULES FOR CERTIFICATE OF NEED
   REVIEW................................................................................ 422

General Notices

ADVISORY COUNCIL ON CEMETERY OPERATIONS

Public Meeting........................................................................... 426

GOVERNOR'S OFFICE OF CRIME CONTROL AND
   PREVENTION

Public Meeting........................................................................... 426

COMMISSION ON CRIMINAL SENTENCING POLICY

Public Meeting........................................................................... 426

MARYLAND INSTITUTE FOR EMERGENCY MEDICAL
   SERVICES SYSTEMS (MIEMSS)

Listing of Trauma Centers Requesting Reverification of
   Status and Call for Applications from Those Wishing to Be
   Considered for Designation.................................................... 426

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE

Public Meeting........................................................................... 426

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL
   HYGIENE/MEDICAID PHARMACY AND
   THERAPEUTICS COMMITTEE

Public Hearing........................................................................... 426

DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY
   DEVELOPMENT

Public Hearing........................................................................... 426

MARYLAND INSURANCE ADMINISTRATION

Public Meeting........................................................................... 426

STATE ADVISORY BOARD FOR JUVENILE SERVICES

Public Hearing........................................................................... 427

DIVISION OF LABOR AND INDUSTRY/BOARD OF
   BOILER RULES

Public Meeting on Regulations.................................................. 427

MARYLAND COMMISSION ON ARTISTIC PROPERTY

Public Meeting........................................................................... 427

MARYLAND HEALTH CARE COMMISSION

Public Meeting........................................................................... 427

Public Meeting........................................................................... 427

Notice of Receipt of Letter of Intent and Review for Organ
   Transplant Services — Liver.................................................. 427

DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES/FISHING AND
   BOATING SERVICES

Public Notice — 2017 Commercial Yellow Perch Opening
   On The Upper Bay................................................................. 427

BOARD OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY PRACTICE

Public Meeting........................................................................... 427

Public Meeting........................................................................... 427

MARYLAND COLLEGE COLLABORATION FOR
   STUDENT VETERANS COMMISSION

Public Meeting........................................................................... 427

BOARD OF WATERWORKS AND WASTE SYSTEMS
   OPERATORS

Public Meeting........................................................................... 427

Public Meeting........................................................................... 428

WORKERS' COMPENSATION COMMISSION

Public Meeting........................................................................... 428

 

 

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CLOSING DATES AND ISSUE DATES through JULY 21, 2017

Issue
Date

Emergency

and Proposed

Regulations

5 p.m.*

Final

Regulations

10:30 a.m.

Notices, etc.

10:30 a.m.

April 28

April 10

April 19

April 17

May 12

April 24

May 3

May 1

May 26

May 8

May 17

May 15

June 9**

May 22

May 31

May 26

June 23

June 5

June 14

June 12

July 7

June 19

June 28

June 26

July 21

July 3

July 12

July 10

 

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NOTE:  ALL DOCUMENTS MUST BE SUBMITTED IN TIMES NEW ROMAN, 9-POINT, SINGLE-SPACED FORMAT. THE REVISED PAGE COUNT REFLECTS THIS FORMATTING.

** Note closing date changes

***   Note issue date and closing date changes

The regular closing date for Proposals and Emergencies is Monday.

 


Cumulative Table of COMAR Regulations
Adopted, Amended, or Repealed

   This table, previously printed in the Maryland Register lists the regulations, by COMAR title, that have been adopted, amended, or repealed in the Maryland Register since the regulations were originally published or last supplemented in the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR). The table is no longer printed here but may be found on the Division of State Documents website at www.dsd.state.md.us.

Table of Pending Proposals

   The table below lists proposed changes to COMAR regulations. The proposed changes are listed by their COMAR number, followed by a citation to that issue of the Maryland Register in which the proposal appeared. Errata pertaining to proposed regulations are listed, followed by “(err)”. Regulations referencing a document incorporated by reference are followed by “(ibr)”. None of the proposals listed in this table have been adopted. A list of adopted proposals appears in the Cumulative Table of COMAR Regulations Adopted, Amended, or Repealed.

 


07 DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES

 

07.01.04.03 • 44:3 Md. R. 191 (2-3-17)

07.01.20.09 • 44:4 Md. R. 258 (2-17-17)

07.02.07.01—.23 • 44:7 Md. R. 358 (3-31-17)

07.02.10.08,.18 • 43:24 Md. R. 1352 (11-28-16)

07.02.11.03,.05,.16 • 43:24 Md. R. 1353 (11-28-16)

07.02.26.01—.15 • 44:7 Md. R. 371 (3-31-17)

07.03.21.12 • 44:5 Md. R. 296 (3-3-17)

07.03.22.10 • 44:5 Md. R. 296 (3-3-17)

 

08 DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

 

08.02.01.13 • 43:16 Md. R. 903 (8-5-16)

08.02.08.14 • 44:7 Md. R. 375 (3-31-17)

08.03.01.01 • 43:16 Md. R. 904 (8-5-16)

 

09 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING, AND REGULATION

 

09.03.06.02—.27 • 44:2 Md. R. 92 (1-20-17)

09.03.09.01—.09 • 44:2 Md. R. 102 (1-20-17)

09.03.11.01,.02 • 44:2 Md. R. 104 (1-20-17)

09.03.12.01,.02 • 44:2 Md. R. 104 (1-20-17)

09.09.01.01 • 44:2 Md. R. 106 (1-20-17)

09.10.03.01,.10 • 44:8 Md. R. 409 (4-14-17)

09.13.01.01—.08 • 44:2 Md. R. 113 (1-20-17)

09.13.03.03 • 44:2 Md. R. 113 (1-20-17)

09.13.05.03 • 44:2 Md. R. 114 (1-20-17)

09.13.07.02 • 44:8 Md. R. 411 (4-14-17)

09.13.08.02—.10,.12,.16—.17 • 44:2 Md. R. 115 (1-20-17)

09.14.01.02 • 44:2 Md. R. 118 (1-20-17)

09.14.04.04,.10 • 44:2 Md. R. 119 (1-20-17)

09.14.06.10 • 44:2 Md. R. 119 (1-20-17)

09.14.08.04 • 44:2 Md. R. 120 (1-20-17)

09.15.01.01 • 44:2 Md. R. 120 (1-20-17)

09.15.02.01,.06—.11 • 44:2 Md. R. 121 (1-20-17)

09.17.01.02 • 44:2 Md. R. 122 (1-20-17)

09.19.07.01 • 44:3 Md. R. 192 (2-3-17)

09.20.02.02,.07,.11 • 44:2 Md. R. 123 (1-20-17)

09.22.01.05—.16 • 44:2 Md. R. 124 (1-20-17)

09.29.01.01—.06 • 44:2 Md. R. 126 (1-20-17)

09.32.01.05,.12,.15-1,.16,.24 • 44:3 Md. R. 193 (2-3-17)

09.32.01.18 • 44:3 Md. R. 194 (2-3-17)

09.32.02.13 • 44:3 Md. R. 198 (2-3-17)

09.34.01.05 • 44:2 Md. R. 127 (1-20-17)

09.34.01.06 • 44:2 Md. R. 128 (1-20-17)

09.34.02.03 • 44:2 Md. R. 129 (1-20-17)

09.35.02.02,.03 • 43:21 Md. R. 1170 (10-14-16)

09.35.04.10 • 44:2 Md. R. 130 (1-20-17)

09.36.02.01 • 44:2 Md. R. 130 (1-20-17)

09.38.01.01 • 43:18 Md. R. 1022 (9-2-16)

 

10 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE

 

     Subtitles 01—08 (1st volume)

 

10.01.01.01—.11 • 44:2 Md. R. 131 (1-20-17)

10.07.03.05 • 44:6 Md. R. 331 (3-17-17)

10.07.04.01—.10,.12—.22 • 44:5 Md. R. 297 (3-3-17)

 

     Subtitle 09 (2nd volume)

 

10.09.01.01—.10 • 43:26 Md. R. 1462 (12-23-16)

10.09.21.01—.11 • 43:26 Md. R. 1462 (12-23-16)

10.09.23.04 • 44:7 Md. R. 376 (3-31-17)

10.09.39.01—.10 • 43:26 Md. R. 1462 (12-23-16)

10.09.63.01 • 44:6 Md. R. 331 (3-17-17)

 

     Subtitles 10 — 22 (3rd Volume)

 

10.21.25.03-2,.05—.13 • 43:19 Md. R. 1077 (9-16-16)

 

     Subtitles 23 — 36 (4th Volume)

 

10.24.19.01 • 43:18 Md. R. 1027 (9-2-16) (ibr)

   44:7 Md. R. 376 (3-31-17) (ibr)

10.25.02.02 • 44:3 Md. R. 201 (2-3-17)

10.25.03.02 • 44:3 Md. R. 202 (2-3-17)

10.25.18.02,.03,.08,.09,.12 • 44:6 Md. R. 332 (3-17-17)

10.27.01.02 • 44:2 Md. R. 131 (1-20-17)

10.29.09.02—.06,.11,.14 • 43:26 Md. R. 1492 (12-23-16)

10.29.15.02—.05,.07,.08 • 43:26 Md. R. 1494 (12-23-16)

10.32.01.17 • 44:7 Md. R. 378 (3-31-17)

10.34.02.03 • 44:7 Md. R. 378 (3-31-17)

10.34.18.03 • 44:6 Md. R. 335 (3-17-17)

 

     Subtitles 37—65 (5th Volume)

 

10.38.12.01—.04 • 43:23 Md. R. 1287 (11-14-16)

10.44.23.01—.04 • 44:2 Md. R. 134 (1-20-17) (ibr)

10.58.16.01—.18 • 44:2 Md. R. 135 (1-20-17)

10.62.01.01 • 43:22 Md. R. 1245 (10-28-16)

10.62.08.03,.05—.07 • 43:22 Md. R. 1245 (10-28-16)

10.62.09.03 • 43:22 Md. R. 1245 (10-28-16)

10.62.12.02 • 43:22 Md. R. 1245 (10-28-16)

10.62.15.04—.07 • 43:22 Md. R. 1245 (10-28-16)

10.62.19.02,.04—.06 • 43:22 Md. R. 1245 (10-28-16)

10.62.20.03 • 43:22 Md. R. 1245 (10-28-16)

10.62.22.02 • 43:22 Md. R. 1245 (10-28-16)

10.62.25.03,.05—.07 • 43:22 Md. R. 1245 (10-28-16)

10.62.26.03 • 43:22 Md. R. 1245 (10-28-16)

10.62.28.02 • 43:22 Md. R. 1245 (10-28-16)

10.63.07.01—.12 • 44:1 Md. R. 43 (1-6-17)

 

11 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

 

     Subtitles 01—10

 

11.01.18.01,.02 • 43:22 Md. R. 1251 (10-28-16)

 

     Subtitles 11—22 (MVA)

 

11.11.05.03 • 44:2 Md. R. 141 (1-20-17)

11.17.09.01—.07 • 44:2 Md. R. 141 (1-20-17)

 

12 DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONAL SERVICES

 

12.04.01.01,.16 • 43:26 Md. R. 1500 (12-23-16)

 

13A STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION

 

13A.02.01.01 • 44:8 Md. R. 412 (4-14-17)

13A.03.01.01 • 44:7 Md. R. 379 (3-31-17)

13A.07.11.01—.05 • 43:10 Md. R. 595 (5-13-16) (ibr)

13A.12.01.03 • 44:7 Md. R. 379 (3-31-17)

13A.12.02.15,.16 • 44:7 Md. R. 380 (3-31-17)

 

13B MARYLAND HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSION

 

13B.08.02.01—.12 • 44:7 Md. R. 381 (3-31-17)

13B.08.03.01—.12 • 44:8 Md. R. 413 (4-14-17)

13B.08.15.01—.16 • 43:9 Md. R. 546 (4-29-16)

 

14 INDEPENDENT AGENCIES

 

14.35.01.01,.02 • 43:18 Md. R. 1039 (9-2-16)

14.35.07 • 43:19 Md. R. 1092 (9-16-16) (err)

14.35.07.01—.21 • 43:18 Md. R. 1039 (9-2-16)

14.36.04.01,.03—.08 • 43:4 Md. R. 342 (2-19-16)

 

20 PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION

 

20.90.01.01,.02,.04—.13,.15—.17 • 44:3 Md. R. 205 (2-3-17)

20.90.02.01,.03—.23 • 44:3 Md. R. 207 (2-3-17)

 

26 DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

 

     Subtitles 08—12 (Part 2)

 

26.08.07.04 • 43:24 Md. R. 1361 (11-28-16)

26.11.34.02 • 44:2 Md. R. 152 (1-20-17) (ibr)

 

     Subtitles 13 — 18 (Part 3)

 

26.17.01.01,.08,.09,.11 • 44:2 Md. R. 155 (1-20-17) (ibr)

 

     Subtitles 19—27 (Part 4)

 

26.19.01.01—.61 • 43:23 Md. R. 1293 (11-14-16) (ibr)

 

29 DEPARTMENT OF STATE POLICE

 

29.01.02.01,.02,.11,.16 • 43:10 Md. R. 609 (5-13-16)

29.05.02.01—.08 • 43:12 Md. R. 693 (6-10-16)

 

30 MARYLAND INSTITUTE FOR EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES SYSTEMS (MIEMSS)

 

30.08.15.03 • 43:23 Md. R. 1316 (11-14-16)

 

31 MARYLAND INSURANCE ADMINISTRATION

 

31.03.03.01—.04 • 44:8 Md. R. 415 (4-14-17)

31.08.13.03,.04,.06 • 43:20 Md. R. 1146 (9-30-16)

31.15.03.06 • 44:8 Md. R. 416 (4-14-17)

 

33 STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS

 

33.01.01.01 • 43:4 Md. R. 345 (2-19-16)

33.05.04.05 • 43:4 Md. R. 346 (2-19-16)

33.16.01.01 • 43:4 Md. R. 346 (2-19-16)

33.16.02.05 • 43:4 Md. R. 346 (2-19-16)

33.16.03.01,.02 • 43:4 Md. R. 346 (2-19-16)

33.16.04.01 • 43:4 Md. R. 346 (2-19-16)

33.16.05.03,.04 • 43:4 Md. R. 346 (2-19-16)

33.16.06.01 • 43:4 Md. R. 346 (2-19-16)

 

35 DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS’ AFFAIRS

 

35.03.01.05 • 43:26 Md. R. 1515 (12-23-16)

 

 


The Governor

EXECUTIVE ORDER 01.01.2017.06

Renewal of Executive Order 01.01.2017.02
(Executive Order Regarding the Heroin, Opioid, and Fentanyl Overdose Crisis Declaration of Emergency)

 

WHEREAS, I, Lawrence J. Hogan, Jr., Governor of the State of Maryland, issued Executive Order 01.01.2017.02 due to the heroin, opioid, and fentanyl overdose crisis (the “Crisis”); and

 

WHEREAS, The emergency conditions relating to the Crisis continue to exist.

 

NOW THEREFORE, I, LAWRENCE J. HOGAN, JR., GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF MARYLAND, BY VIRTUE OF THE AUTHORITY VESTED IN ME BY THE CONSTITUTION AND THE LAWS OF MARYLAND, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO TITLE 14 OF THE PUBLIC SAFETY ARTICLE, DECLARE THAT THE STATE OF EMERGENCY CONTINUES TO EXIST PERTAINING TO THE NEED TO CONTROL AND ELIMINATE THE HEROIN, OPIOID, AND FENTANYL OVERDOSE CRISIS AND HEREBY RENEW EXECUTIVE ORDER 01.01.2017.02 WHICH WILL BE FOR THIRTY (30) DAYS, AND SHALL EXPIRE ON APRIL 30, 2017, UNLESS SOONER TERMINATED OR EXTENDED IN WRITING BY ME.

 

GIVEN Under My Hand and the Great Seal of the State of Maryland, in the City of Annapolis, this 31st Day of March, 2017.

LAWRENCE J. HOGAN, JR.
Governor

 

ATTEST:

JOHN C. WOBENSMITH
Secretary of State

[17-08-27]

 


The Judiciary


 


COURT OF APPEALS OF MARYLAND

DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS

     This is to certify that by an Order of the Court of Appeals dated February 16, 2017, GARY MICHAEL ANDERSON, 4400 Sandy Spring Road, Suite B, Burtonsville, Maryland 20866, has been indefinitely suspended by consent, effective March 20, 2017 from the further practice of law in this State, and his name as an attorney at law has been stricken from the register of attorneys in this Court (Maryland Rule 19-761).

*   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *

     This is to certify that by an Order of the Court of Appeals dated March 21, 2017, JUDE CHUKWUMA EZEALA, 8251 Vosges Road, Windsor Mill, Maryland 21244, has been indefinitely suspended by consent, effective immediately from the further practice of law in this State, and his name as an attorney at law has been stricken from the register of attorneys in this Court (Maryland Rule 19-761).

*   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *

     This is to certify that by an Order of the Court of Appeals dated February 22, 2017, STEVEN EDWARD MIRSKY, 1401 Rockville Pike, Suite 650, Rockville, Maryland 20852, has been indefinitely suspended by consent, effective March 24, 2017 from the further practice of law in this State, and his name as an attorney at law has been stricken from the register of attorneys in this Court (Maryland Rule 19-761).

[17-08-29]

 

COMMISSION ON JUDICIAL DISABILITIES

NOTICE OF PUBLIC CHARGES AND HEARING IN THE MATTER OF JUDGE ALFRED NANCE
CJD 2015-121, CJD 2015-163 & CJD 2016-012

The Commission on Judicial Disabilities will hold a hearing to consider Charges brought against Judge Alfred Nance in the above-captioned cases on July 10 – July 14, 2017 and July 17 – July 18, 2017, beginning at 10 a.m.  The place of the hearing is in Courtroom No. 1 of the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland, Robert C. Murphy Courts of Appeal Building, 361 Rowe Boulevard, Second Floor, Annapolis, Maryland 21401.  The hearing is open to the public.

The Charges and any response by the Judge are available for inspection on the Commission website (www.mdcourts.gov/cjd/publications.html).

 For further information, contact the Office of Communications and Public Affairs, 410-260-1488.

[17-08-15]

 


Regulatory Review and Evaluation

Regulations promulgated under the Administrative Procedure Act will undergo a review by the promulgating agency in accordance with the Regulatory Review and Evaluation Act (State Government Article, §§10-130 — 10-139; COMAR 01.01.2003.20). This review will be documented in an evaluation report which will be submitted to the General Assembly’s Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive, and Legislative Review.  The evaluation reports have been spread over an 8-year period (see COMAR 01.01.2003.20 for the schedule).  Notice that an evaluation report is available for public inspection and comment will be published in this section of the Maryland Register.


 


Title l0
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE

Notice of Availability of Evaluation Reports

Pursuant to Executive Order 0l.0l.2003.20, Implementation of the Regulatory Review and Evaluation Act, notice is hereby given that the Evaluation Reports concerning COMAR 10.15—10.17. 10.19 and 10.20 are available for public inspection and comment for a period of 60 days following the date of this notice.

These reports may be reviewed at the Office of Regulations Coordination, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, 20l West Preston Street, Room 512, Baltimore, Maryland 2l20l, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., except State holidays, or online at http://dhmh.maryland.gov/regs/Documents/EVALUATION%20REPORTS%20AND%20EXEMPTION%2010.15--10.17%20and%2010.19.pdf.

Information may be obtained by contacting Michele Phinney at (410) 767-6499 or by email at dhmh.regs@maryland.gov.

 

[17-08-32]

 


Final Action on Regulations

 

Symbol Key

   Roman type indicates text already existing at the time of the proposed action.

   Italic type indicates new text added at the time of proposed action.

   Single underline, italic indicates new text added at the time of final action.

   Single underline, roman indicates existing text added at the time of final action.

   [[Double brackets]] indicate text deleted at the time of final action.

 


 


Title 07
DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES

Subtitle 02 SOCIAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

07.02.10 Youth Transitional Services

Authority: Courts and Judicial Proceedings Article, §3-801 et seq.; Family Law Article, §§1-101, 5-501—5-503, 5-524—5-525, 5-527—5-528, and 5-531—5-532; Annotated Code of Maryland
Agency Note: Federal Reference: Fostering Connection Act of 2008, PL110-35

Notice of Final Action

[16-351-F]

On March 27, 2017, the Secretary of Human Resources adopted amendments to Regulations .01, .02, .04, and .09 under COMAR 07.02.10 Youth Transitional Services. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 43:26 Md. R. 1452 (December 23, 2016), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: April 24, 2017.

LOURDES R. PADILLA
Secretary of Human Resources

 

Title 09
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING, AND REGULATION

Subtitle 10 RACING COMMISSION

09.10.01 Thoroughbred Rules

Authority: Business Regulation Article, §11-210, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[17-027-F]

On March 23, 2017, the Maryland Racing Commission adopted amendments to Regulations .07, .12, .17, .22, .23, .29, .36, and .58 and the repeal of Regulations .04, .37, and .54 under COMAR 09.10.01 Thoroughbred Rules. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 44:2 Md. R. 106—108 (January 20, 2017), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: April 24, 2017.

J. MICHAEL HOPKINS
Executive Director

Subtitle 10 RACING COMMISSION

09.10.03 Prohibited Acts

Authority: Business Regulation Article, §11-210, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[17-077-F]

On March 23, 2017, the Maryland Racing Commission adopted amendments to Regulation .02 under COMAR 09.10.03 Prohibited Acts. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 44:3 Md. R. 192 (February 3, 2017), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: April 24, 2017.

J. MICHAEL HOPKINS
Executive Director

 

Subtitle 10 RACING COMMISSION

09.10.04 General

Authority: Business Regulation Article, §11-210, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[17-055-F]

On March 23, 2017, the Maryland Racing Commission adopted amendments to Regulation .08 under COMAR 09.10.04 General. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 44:2 Md. R. 108—109 (January 20, 2017), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: April 24, 2017.

J. MICHAEL HOPKINS
Executive Director

 

Subtitle 11 REAL ESTATE COMMISSION

09.11.01 General Regulations

Authority: Business Occupations and Professions Article, §§17-208, 17-303, 17-306, 17-315, and 17-530, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[17-032-F]

On March 15, 2017, the Real Estate Commission adopted the repeal of existing Regulations .04, .08, .15, and .26; the recodification of existing Regulations .05, .12, .17, .20, .22—.25, and .27 to be Regulations .04, .10, .14, .17, .19—.22, and .23, respectively; and amendments to and the recodification of Regulations .06, .07, .09, .10, .11, .13, .14, .16, .18, .19, and .21 to be Regulations .05, .06, .07, .08, .09, .11, .12, .13, .15, .16, and .18 under COMAR 09.11.01 General Regulations. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 44:2 Md. R. 109—111 (January 20, 2017), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: June 1, 2017.

KATHIE CONNELLY
Executive Director
Real Estate Commission

 

Subtitle 11 REAL ESTATE COMMISSION

Notice of Final Action

[17-031-F]

On March 15, 2017, the Real Estate Commission adopted:

(1) Amendments to Regulation .01 under COMAR 09.11.02 Code of Ethics;

(2) The repeal of Regulation .04 under COMAR 09.11.03 Hearing Regulations;

(3) Amendments to Regulations .01—.03 under COMAR 09.11.04 Time Share Registrations;

(4) Amendments to Regulations .01, .03, .05, and .08—.10 under COMAR 09.11.06 Continuing Education;

(5) Amendments to Regulation .02 under COMAR 09.11.07 Residential Property Disclosure/Disclaimer Statement; and

(6) Amendments to Regulation .01 under COMAR 09.11.08 Agency Relationship Disclosure/Dual Agency Consent.

This action, which was proposed for adoption in 44:2 Md. R. 111—113 (January 20, 2017), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: June 1, 2017.

KATHIE CONNELLY
Executive Director
Real Estate Commission

 

Subtitle 12 DIVISION OF LABOR AND INDUSTRY

09.12.43 Maryland Apprenticeship and Training

Authority: Labor and Employment Article, §11-405, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[16-340-F]

On March 23, 2017, the Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Council, Division of Workforce Development and Adult Learning adopted amendments to Regulations .02 and .05 under COMAR 09.12.43 Maryland Apprenticeship and Training. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 43:26 Md. R. 1453—1454 (December 23, 2016), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: April 24, 2017.

JAMES E. RZEPKOWSKI
Assistant Secretary for Workforce
Development and Adult Learning

 

Subtitle 21 BOARD OF ARCHITECTS

09.21.04 Fees

Authority: Business Occupations and Professions Article, §§3-101, 3-208, 3-209, 3-304, 3-306, 3-307, 3-309, 3-309.1, 3-309.2, 3-310, 3-405, 3-406, and 3-408; Business Regulation Article, §§2-106.1 and 2-106.2, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[17-052-F]

On March 22, 2017, the Board of Architects adopted amendments to Regulation .03 under COMAR 09.21.04 Fees. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 44:2 Md. R. 123—124 (January 20, 2017), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: April 24, 2017.

STEVE LONG
Executive Director
Board of Architects

 

Subtitle 23 BOARD FOR PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS

09.23.04 Fees

Authority: Business Occupations and Professions Article, §§14-101, 14-207—14-209, 14-306, 14-310—14-312, 14-314—14-316, and 14-320; Business Regulation Article, §§2-106, 2-106.1 and 2-106.2, Annotated Code of Maryland.

Notice of Final Action

[17-053-F]

On March 9, 2017, the Board for Professional Engineers adopted amendments to Regulation .03 under COMAR 09.23.04 Fees. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 44:2 Md. R. 125 (January 20, 2017), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: April 24, 2017.

STEVE LONG
Executive Director
Board for Professional Engineers

 

Subtitle 32 UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE

09.32.01 Obligations of Employers

Authority: Labor and Employment Article, §§8-101, 8-305, 8-601, 8-602, 8-613, and 8-614, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[17-079-F]

On March 30, 2017, the Secretary of Labor, Licensing and Regulation adopted amendments to Regulation .21 under COMAR 09.32.01 Obligations of Employers. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 44:3 Md. R. 195—196 (February 3, 2017), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: April 24, 2017.

KELLY M. SCHULZ
Secretary of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation

 

Subtitle 32 UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE

09.32.02 Claims for Benefits

Authority: Labor and Employment Article, §§8-101, 8-305, 8-805, and 8-1004, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[17-071-F]

On March 30, 2017, the Secretary of Labor, Licensing and Regulation adopted amendments to Regulation .04 under COMAR 09.32.02 Claims for Benefits. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 44:3 Md. R. 197 (February 3, 2017), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: April 24, 2017.

KELLY M. SCHULZ
Secretary of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation

 

Subtitle 32 UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE

09.32.02 Claims for Benefits

Authority: Labor and Employment Article, §§8-101, 8-305, 8-805, and 8-1004, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[17-069-F]

On March 30, 2017, the Secretary of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation adopted amendments to Regulations .05 and .08, the repeal of Regulation .09, and amendments to and the recodification of existing Regulation .10 to become Regulation .09 under COMAR 09.32.02 Claims for Benefits. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 44:3 Md. R. 197—198 (February 3, 2017), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: April 24, 2017.

KELLY M. SCHULZ
Secretary of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation

 

Subtitle 32 UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE

09.32.02 Claims for Benefits

Authority: Labor and Employment Article, §§8-101, 8-305, and 8-1008, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[17-074-F]

On March 30, 2017, the Secretary of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation adopted amendments to Regulation .14 under COMAR 09.32.02 Claims for Benefits. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 44:3 Md. R. 199—200 (February 3, 2017), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: April 24, 2017.

KELLY M. SCHULZ
Secretary of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation

 

Subtitle 32 UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE

09.32.10 Employer Audits

Authority: Labor and Employment Article, §§8-305, 8-602, and 8-625, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[17-072-F]

On March 30, 2017, the Secretary of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation adopted amendments to Regulation .05 under COMAR 09.32.10 Employer Audits. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 44:3 Md. R. 200 (February 3, 2017), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: April 24, 2017.

KELLY M. SCHULZ
Secretary of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation

 

Subtitle 32 UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE

09.32.11 Lower Appeals Division — Appeals Procedure

Authority: Labor and Employment Article, §8-504, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[17-070-F]

On March 30, 2017, the Secretary of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation adopted amendments to Regulation .02 under COMAR 09.32.11 Lower Appeals Division — Appeals Procedure. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 44:3 Md. R. 201 (February 3, 2017), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: April 24, 2017.

KELLY M. SCHULZ
Secretary of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation

 

Title 10
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE

Notice of Final Action

[16-346-F]

On March 30, 2017, the Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene adopted:

(1) Amendments to Regulations .01, .02, .17, and .18 under COMAR 10.06.01 Communicable Diseases and Related Conditions of Public Health Importance; and

(2) The repeal in their entirety of Regulations .01—.03 under COMAR 10.18.04 Disease Control.

This action, which was proposed for adoption in 43:26 Md. R. 1458—1459 (December 23, 2016), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: April 24, 2017.

DENNIS R. SCHRADER
Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene

 

Subtitle 09 MEDICAL CARE PROGRAMS

Notice of Final Action

[16-333-F]

On April 3, 2017, the Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene adopted amendments to:

(1) Regulation .04 under COMAR 10.09.08 Freestanding Clinics; and

(2) Regulations .04 and .06 under COMAR 10.09.77 Urgent Care Centers.

This action, which was proposed for adoption in 43:26 Md. R. 1487—1488 (December 23, 2016), has been adopted with the nonsubstantive changes shown below.

Effective Date: April 24, 2017.

Attorney General's Certification

In accordance with State Government Article, §10-113, Annotated Code of Maryland, the Attorney General certifies that the following changes do not differ substantively from the proposed text. The nature of the changes and the basis for this conclusion are as follows:

COMAR 10.09.77.04D(1): In response to comments received, the title of the physician assistant has been changed from a certified registered physician assistant to a licensed physician assistant in order to clarify the designated title of the physician assistant.

 

10.09.77 Urgent Care Centers

Authority: Health-General Article, §§2-104(b), 15-103, and 15-105, Annotated Code of Maryland

.04 Covered Services.

The Program covers the following medically necessary services rendered to recipients in a free-standing urgent care center:

A.—C. (text unchanged)

D. Urgent care services, when the services are performed by a physician or one of the following acting within the scope of their practice:

(1) A [[certified registered]] licensed physician assistant;

(2)—(3) (proposed text unchanged)

E. (text unchanged) 

DENNIS R. SCHRADER
Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene

 

Subtitle 10 LABORATORIES

Notice of Final Action

[17-001-F]

On March 30, 2017, the Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene adopted:

(1) Amendments to Regulations .02—.04, .12—.18, .20, .21, and .23—.27 under COMAR 10.10.13 Medical Laboratories — Testing for Hereditary and Congenital Disorders in Newborn Infants; and

(2) Amendments to Regulations .03—.07, .09—.13, and .15, the repeal of existing Regulations .08 and .14, and amendments to and the recodification of existing Regulations .09—.13 and .15 to be Regulations .08—.12 and .13, respectively, under COMAR 10.52.12 Newborn Screening.

This action, which was proposed for adoption in 44:1 Md. R. 23—31 (January 6, 2017), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: April 24, 2017.

DENNIS R. SCHRADER
Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene

 

Subtitle 52 PREVENTIVE MEDICINE

10.52.01 Opioid-Associated Disease Prevention and Outreach Programs

Authority: Health-General Article, §§24-901—24-909, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[17-019-F]

On March 30, 2017, the Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene adopted new Regulations .01—.09 under a new chapter, COMAR 10.52.01 Opioid-Associated Disease Prevention and Outreach (OADPO) Programs. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 44:1 Md. R. 36—40 (January 6, 2017), has been adopted with the nonsubstantive changes shown below.

Effective Date: April 24, 2017.

Attorney General's Certification

In accordance with State Government Article, §10-113, Annotated Code of Maryland, the Attorney General certifies that the following changes do not differ substantively from the proposed text. The nature of the changes and the basis for this conclusion are as follows:

Regulation .06C(4): In response to comments received, the Department reviewed the disposal requirements and clarified and expanded the text regarding disposal contract options to explicitly include additional outlets for disposal. The change is within the scope of the proposed text.

.06 Program Security.

A.B. (proposed text unchanged)

C. OADPO programs shall:

(1)(3) (proposed text unchanged)

(4) Have a [[contract]]:

(a) Contract with a licensed biohazardous waste disposal facility to receive biohazardous waste; or

(b) Written agreement that authorizes the OADPO program to drop off used syringes contained in a locked sharps container for safe disposal with a:

(i) Hospital;

(ii) Doctor’s office;

(iii) Pharmacy;

(iv) Medical testing facilitiy; or

(v) Other facility that already receives and safely disposes of hazardous waste.

D.G. (proposed text unchanged)

DENNIS R. SCHRADER
Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene

 

Title 13A
STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION

Subtitle 05 SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMS

13A.05.10 Automated External Defibrillator Program in Middle Schools and High Schools

Authority: Education Article, §§7-425 and 13-517, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[17-022-F]

On March 28, 2017, the Maryland State Board of Education adopted amendments to Regulations .01—.03 under COMAR 13A.05.10 Automated External Defibrillator Program in Middle Schools and High Schools. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 44:2 Md. R. 144—145 (January 20, 2017), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: April 24, 2017.

KAREN B. SALMON, Ph.D.
State Superintendent of Schools

 

Title 13B
MARYLAND HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSION

Subtitle 02 ACADEMIC REGULATIONS

13B.02.04 Exemption Procedures for Religious Educational Institutions

Authority: Education Article, §§11-105(u) and 11-202.1.(b), Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[17-006-F]

On March 22, 2017, the Maryland Higher Education Commission adopted amendments to Regulation .02 under COMAR 13B.02.04 Exemption Procedures for Religious Educational Institutions. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 44:2 Md. R. 146 (January 20, 2017), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: April 24, 2017.

JAMES D. FIELDER, JR., Ph.D.
Secretary of Higher Education

 

Subtitle 06 GENERAL EDUCATION AND TRANSFER

13B.06.01 Public Institutions of Higher Education

Authority: Education Article, §§11-105(u) and 11-207, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[16-352-F]

On March 22, 2017, the Maryland Higher Education Commission adopted amendments to Regulations .02 and .02-1, the repeal of existing Regulations .04 and .05, new Regulation .04, amendments to and the recodification of existing Regulations .06—.08 to be Regulations .05—.07, and the recodification of existing Regulations .09 and .10 to be Regulations .08 and .09 under COMAR 13B.06.01 Public Institutions of Higher Education. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 43:26 Md. R. 1505—1508 (December 23, 2016), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: April 24, 2017.

JAMES D. FIELDER, JR., Ph.D.
Secretary of Higher Education

 

Subtitle 07 COMMUNITY COLLEGES

13B.07.02 General Regulations and Policies for Community Colleges

Authority: Education Article, §§11-105(u) and 16-310, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[16-293-F]

On March 22, 2017, the Maryland Higher Education Commission adopted new Regulation .07 under COMAR 13B.07.02 General Regulations and Policies for Community Colleges. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 43:23 Md. R. 1290 — 1291(November 14, 2016), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: April 24, 2017.

JAMES D. FIELDER, JR., Ph.D.
Secretary of Higher Education

 

Subtitle 08 FINANCIAL AID

13B.08.13 Edward T. and Mary A. Conroy Memorial Scholarship Program and Jean B. Cryor Memorial Scholarship Program

Authority: Education Article, §§11-105(u), 18-204(c), and 18-601, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[16-087-F]

On March 22, 2017, the Maryland Higher Education Commission adopted new Regulations .01 — .10 under a new chapter, COMAR 13B.08.13 Edward T. and Mary A. Conroy Memorial Scholarship Program and Jean B. Cryor Memorial Scholarship Program. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 43:8 Md. R. 506 — 508 (April 15, 2016), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: April 24, 2017.

JAMES D. FIELDER, JR., Ph.D.
Secretary of Higher Education

 

Title 14
INDEPENDENT AGENCIES

Subtitle 29 MARYLAND HERITAGE AREAS AUTHORITY

14.29.02 Maryland Heritage Areas Grant Program

Authority: Financial Institutions Article, §§13-1107(6) and (12), 13-111(b), and 13-1113, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[17-090-F]

On April 5, 2017, the Secretary of Planning adopted amendments to Regulations .01, .04, .05, and .06 of COMAR 14.29.02 Maryland Heritage Areas Grant Program. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 44:3 Md. R. 203—204 (February 3, 2017), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: April 24, 2017.

WENDI W. PETERS
Secretary of Planning

 

Subtitle 29 MARYLAND HERITAGE AREAS AUTHORITY

14.29.03 Designation of Certified Heritage Areas

Authority: Financial Institutions Article, §§13-1107(6) and 13-1111(b), Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[17-088-F]

On April 5, 2017, the Secretary of Planning adopted amendments to Regulation .03 under COMAR 14.29.03 Designation of Certified Heritage Areas. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 44:3 Md. R. 204 (February 3, 2017), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: April 24, 2017.

WENDI W. PETERS
Secretary of Planning

 

Subtitle 29 MARYLAND HERITAGE AREAS AUTHORITY

14.29.04 Maryland Heritage Areas Loan Program

Authority: Financial Institutions Article, §§13-1107(6) and (12) and 13-1113, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[17-089-F]

On April 5, 2017, the Secretary of Planning adopted amendments to Regulation .04 under COMAR 14.29.04 Maryland Heritage Areas Loan Program. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 44:3 Md. R. 204 (February 3, 2017), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: April 24, 2017.

WENDI W. PETERS
Secretary of Planning

 

Title 28
OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS

Subtitle 01 ADMINISTRATION

28.01.02 Security and Decorum

Authority: General Provisions Article, §§4-101 to 4-601; State Government Article, §9-1604(b)(1)(v); Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[17-068-F]

On March 30, 2017, the Office of Administrative Hearings adopted new Regulations .01—.03 under a new chapter, COMAR 28.01.02 Security and Decorum. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 44:3 Md. R. 214—215 (February 3, 2017), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: April 24, 2017.

THOMAS DEWBERRY
Chief Administrative Law Judge

 

Title 34
DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING

Subtitle 01 GENERAL

34.01.02 Guidelines for Implementation of the Maryland Environmental Policy Act

Authority: Natural Resources Article, §§1-303 and 1-304, Annotated Code of Maryland; Environmental Policy Act Guidelines of the Secretary of Natural Resources

Notice of Final Action

[17-086-F]

On April 5, 2017, the Secretary of Planning adopted amendments to Regulation .04 under COMAR 34.01.02 Guidelines for Implementation of the Maryland Environmental Policy Act. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 44:3 Md. R. 215 (February 3, 2017), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: April 24, 2017.

WENDI W. PETERS
Secretary of Planning

 

Subtitle 02 STATE CLEARINGHOUSE

34.02.01 State Clearinghouse Procedures for Intergovernmental Review of Federal and State Programs

Authority: 31 U.S.C. §6506 and 42 U.S.C. §3334; Presidential Executive Orders 12372 and 12416; Local Government Article, §1-804; State Finance and Procurement Article, §§2-203, 5-401, 5-402, and 5-610; Annotated Code of Maryland; Executive Order 01.01.1983.17

Notice of Final Action

[17-081-F]

On April 5, 2017, the Secretary of Planning adopted amendments to Regulations .01, .02, .04, and .05 and the repeal of Regulations .11 and .12 under COMAR 34.02.01 State Clearinghouse Procedures for Intergovernmental Review of Federal and State Programs. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 44:3 Md. R. 215—216 (February 3, 2017), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: April 24, 2017.

WENDI W. PETERS
Secretary of Planning

 

Subtitle 03 LAND USE

34.03.02 Guidelines for the Designation of Areas of Critical State Concern

Authority: State Finance and Procurement Article, §5-611(d), Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[17-087-F]

On April 5, 2017, the Secretary of Planning adopted amendments to Regulation .01 under COMAR 34.03.02 Guidelines for the Designation of Areas of Critical State Concern. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 44:3 Md. R. 216 (February 3, 2017), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: April 24, 2017.

WENDI W. PETERS
Secretary of Planning

 

Subtitle 03 LAND USE

34.03.03 Certification of County Agricultural Land Preservation Programs

Authority: Agriculture Article, §§2-103(b) and 2-518; State Finance and Procurement Article, §§5-203(b)(2) and 5-408; Tax-Property Article, §3-306; Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[17-085-F]

On April 5, 2017, the Secretary of Planning adopted amendments to Regulation .02 under COMAR 34.03.03 Certification of County Agricultural Land Preservation Programs. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 44:3 Md. R. 217 (February 3, 2017), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: April 24, 2017.

WENDI W. PETERS
Secretary of Planning

 

Subtitle 04 HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL PROGRAMS

34.04.01 Maryland Historical Trust Historic Preservation Grant Program

Authority: State Finance and Procurement Article, §§5-7B-01—5-7B-10 and 5A-328, Annotated Code of Maryland; Executive Orders 01.01.1992.27C and 01.01.1998.04

Notice of Final Action

[17-082-F]

On April 5, 2017, the Secretary of Planning adopted amendments to Regulations .05 and .06 under COMAR 34.04.01 Maryland Historical Trust Historic Preservation Program. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 44:3 Md. R. 217—218 (February 3, 2017), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: April 24, 2017.

WENDI W. PETERS
Secretary of Planning

 

Subtitle 04 HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL PROGRAMS

34.04.02 Maryland Historical Trust Historic Preservation Loan Program

Authority: State Finance and Procurement §§5-7B-01 — 5-7B-10 and
5A-327, Annotated Code of Maryland; Executive Orders 01.01.1992.27C and 01.01.1998.04

Notice of Final Action

[17-080-F]

On April 5, 2017, the Secretary of Planning adopted amendments to Regulation .05 under COMAR 34.04.02 Maryland Historical Trust Historic Preservation Loan Program. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 44:3 Md. R. 218 (February 3, 2017), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: April 24, 2017.

WENDI W. PETERS
Secretary of Planning

 

Subtitle 04 HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL PROGRAMS

34.04.04 Historical and Cultural Museum Assistance Program

Authority: State Finance and Procurement Article, §§5A-349—5A-359, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[17-083-F]

On April 5, 2017, the Secretary of Planning adopted amendments to Regulation .01 under COMAR 34.04.04 Historical and Cultural Museum Assistance Program. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 44:3 Md. R. 218—219 (February 3, 2017), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: April 24, 2017.

WENDI W. PETERS
Secretary of Planning

Subtitle 04 HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL PROGRAM

34.04.08 Use of State Museum Property

Authority: State Finance and Procurement Article, §§5-203(b)(2), 5A-207(5), and 5A-318(b)(1) and (c)(7), Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[17-084-F]

On April 5, 2017, the Secretary of Planning adopted amendments to Regulations .01 and .02 under COMAR 34.04.08 Use of State Museum Property. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 44:3 Md. R. 219 (February 3, 2017), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: April 24, 2017.

WENDI W. PETERS
Secretary of Planning

 

 


Proposed Action on Regulations

 


 



Title 09
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING, AND REGULATION

Subtitle 10 RACING COMMISSION

09.10.03 Prohibited Acts

Authority: Business Regulation Article, §11-210, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Proposed Action

[17-114-P]

The Maryland Racing Commission proposes to amend Regulation .01 and to adopt new Regulation .10 under COMAR 09.10.03 Prohibited Acts. This action was considered by the Maryland Racing Commission at a public meeting held on February 23, 2017, notice of which was given in 44 Md. R. 224 (Feb. 3, 2017) and on the Department's website, pursuant to General Provisions Article, §3-302(c), Annotated Code of Maryland.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to authorize the Maryland Racing Commission to conduct out-of-competition specimen collection and testing for prohibited substances on horses that are engaged in activities related to competing in horse racing in Maryland. Samples will be tested to ensure compliance with the applicable medication and anti-doping standards of the Association of Racing Commissioners International, Inc. of which the Maryland Racing Commission is a member.

Comparison to Federal Standards

There is no corresponding federal standard to this proposed action.

Estimate of Economic Impact

The proposed action has no economic impact.

Economic Impact on Small Businesses

The proposed action has minimal or no economic impact on small businesses.

Impact on Individuals with Disabilities

The proposed action has no impact on individuals with disabilities.

Opportunity for Public Comment

Comments may be sent to J. Michael Hopkins, Executive Director, Maryland Racing Commission, 300 East Towsontown Boulevard, Towson, MD 21286, or call 410-296-9682, or email to Mike.hopkins@maryland.gov, or fax to 410-296-9687. Comments will be accepted through June 19, 2017. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

Open Meeting

Final action on the proposal will be considered by the Maryland Racing Commission during a public meeting to be held on June 22, 2017, at Laurel Park, Maryland.

.01 Definitions.

A. [In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.] The definitions set forth in Business Regulation, §11-210, Annotated Code of Maryland, apply in this chapter, unless otherwise noted.

B. [Terms Defined.] In addition, the following terms have the meanings indicated.

(1) “ARCI” means the Association of Racing Commissioners International, Inc., a trade organization of the official governing rule making bodies for horse racing in North America with pari-mutuel betting.

[(1)] (2)[(2)] (3) (text unchanged)

(4) “State” means the State of Maryland.

[(3)] (5) (text unchanged)

.10 Out-of-Competition Testing.

A. The Commission may, at a reasonable time on any date, take blood, urine, or other biologic samples from a horse to ensure compliance with applicable medication and anti-doping standards set forth by the Association of Racing Commissioners International, Inc., as such standards may be amended and updated from time to time. The Commission shall own such samples. This regulation authorizes only the collection and testing of samples and does not independently make impermissible the administration to or presence in any horse of any drug or other substance. A race day prohibition or restriction of a substance by the Commission’s regulations is not applicable to an out-of-competition test, unless there is an attempt to race the horse in a manner that violates such regulations.

B. Horses Eligible for Testing.

(1) Any horse that has been engaging in activities related to competing in horse racing in the State may be tested. This includes, without limitation, any horses that are training outside the State to participate in racing in the State, and all horses that are training in the State, but excludes weanlings, yearlings, and horses no longer engaged in horse racing (e.g., retired broodmares).

(2) A horse is presumed eligible for out-of-competition testing if:

(a) It is on the grounds at a racetrack or training center under the jurisdiction of the Commission;

(b) It is under the care or control of a trainer licensed by the Commission;

(c) It is owned by an owner licensed by the Commission;

(d) It is entered or nominated to race at a premises licensed by the Commission;

(e) It has raced within the previous 12 months at a premises licensed by the

Commission; or

(f) It is nominated to a program based on racing in the State.

(3) The presumptions set forth in this regulation are conclusive in the absence of evidence that a horse is not engaged in activities related to competing in horse racing in the State.

C. Selection of Horses to Be Tested.

(1) Horses shall be selected for sampling by a Commission veterinarian, the Executive Director, an equine medical director, a steward, a presiding judge, or a designee of any of the foregoing.

(2) Horses may be selected to be tested at random, for cause, or as otherwise determined in the discretion of the Commission.

(3) Licensees of the Commission shall cooperate and comply fully with the provisions of this regulation.

(4) Individuals who apply for and are granted a trainer or owner license shall be deemed to have given their consent for access at such premises as their horse may be found for the purpose of Commission representatives collecting out-of-competition samples. Licensees shall take any steps necessary to authorize access by Commission representatives at such premises.

D. Collection of Samples.

(1) Samples shall be taken under the supervision and direction of a person who is employed or designated by the Commission. All blood samples shall be collected by a veterinarian licensed in the State, or by a veterinary technician who is acting under appropriate supervision of the State-licensed veterinarian.

(2) Upon request of a representative of the Commission, the trainer, owner, or their specified designee shall provide the location of their horses eligible for out-of-competition testing.

(3) The Commission or its designees are not required to provide advance notice before arriving at any location, whether or not licensed by the Commission, to collect samples.

(4) The trainer, owner, or their specified designee shall fully cooperate with the person who takes samples for the Commission, including, but not limited to:

(a) Assisting in the immediate location and identification of the horse;

(b) Making the horse available as soon as practical upon arrival of the person who is responsible for collecting the samples;

(c) Providing a stall or other safe location to collect the samples;

(d) Assisting the person who is collecting samples in properly procuring the samples; and

(e) Witnessing the taking of samples including sealing of sample collection containers.

(5) The management and employees of a licensed racetrack or training facility at which a horse may be located shall cooperate fully with a person who is authorized to take samples. The person who collects samples for the Commission may require that the collection be done at a specified location on such premises.

(6) The Commission, if requested and in its sole discretion, may permit the trainer,

owner, or their specified designee to present a horse that is located in the jurisdiction, but not at a racetrack or training center licensed by the Commission, to be sampled at a time and location designated by the Commission.

E. The Commission may arrange for the sampling of an out-of-State horse by the Commission or the Commission’s designee if the horse is located in the State. The Commission or its designee shall follow the relevant provisions of this regulation.

F. The test results shall be made available to the Commission, subject to any restrictions on public disclosure of test results that may apply to the Commission.

G. The Commission, if requested and in its sole discretion, may permit the trainer or owner instead to transport the horse into the State for sampling at a time and place designated by the Commission.

H. The individual who takes samples for the Commission shall provide identification and disclose the purpose of the sampling to the trainer or designated attendant of the horse.

I. An owner or trainer does not consent to a search of the premises by making a horse that is not located at a racetrack or training center available for sampling.

J. If the trainer or other custodian of a selected horse refuses or declines to make the horse available for sampling and the managing owner has previously provided the Commission with a means for the Commission to give immediate notification to the managing owner in such situation, then the Commission shall attempt to notify the managing owner and the eligibility of the horse shall be preserved if the managing owner is able to make the horse available for immediate sampling. The Commission is not required to make repeated attempts to notify the managing owner.

K. The chain of custody record for the sample (including a split sample where appropriate) shall be maintained and made available to the trainer, owner, or their designee when a complaint results from an out-of-competition test.

L. The Commission may have out-of-competition samples tested to produce information that may enhance the ability of the Commission to enforce its medication and anti-doping rules.

M. An out-of-competition sample that is found to contain a prohibited substance may be adjudicated in the same manner as a post-race sample that is found to contain a prohibited substance.

N. Split sample rules and procedures for post-race testing shall apply to out-of competition testing.

O. The Commission may use any remaining sample for research and investigation.

P. Willful failure to make a horse available for sampling or other willfully deceptive acts or interference in the sampling process shall constitute a violation of the Commission’s laws and regulations and may be subject to penalties available under the applicable laws and regulations.

Q. A selected horse that is presumed eligible for out-of-competition testing shall be placed on the Steward’s list and will be ineligible to race in the jurisdiction for 180 days if the horse is not sampled due to the trainer’s, owner’s or their designee’s assertion that the horse is not engaged in activities related to competing in horse racing in the State. This restriction does not apply if the trainer, owner, or their designee voluntarily allows an immediate collection of the samples from the horse.

J. MICHAEL HOPKINS
Executive Director

 

Subtitle 13 BOARD FOR PROFESSIONAL LAND SURVEYORS

09.13.07 Educational Equivalency Requirements

Authority: Business Occupations and Profession Article, §15-305, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Proposed Action

[17-110-P]

The Board for Professional Land Surveyors proposes to amend Regulation .02 under COMAR 09.13.07 Educational Equivalency Requirements. This action was considered by the Board at a public meeting held on July 6, 2016, notice of which was published on the Board's website, pursuant to General Provisions Article, §3-302(c), Annotated Code of Maryland.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to amend the current educational equivalency requirements applicable to candidates seeking licensure as professional land surveyors. These revisions are necessitated by the passage of H.B. 1457 (Ch. 139) during the 2016 Legislative Session of the Maryland General Assembly, which amended certain prelicensing qualifications related to the land surveying licensure.

Comparison to Federal Standards

There is no corresponding federal standard to this proposed action.

Estimate of Economic Impact

The proposed action has no economic impact.

Economic Impact on Small Businesses

The proposed action has minimal or no economic impact on small businesses.

Impact on Individuals with Disabilities

The proposed action has no impact on individuals with disabilities.

Opportunity for Public Comment

Comments may be sent to Steve Long, Executive Director, Board of Professional Land Surveyors, 500 N. Calvert Street, Room 308, Baltimore, MD 21202, or call 410-230-6262, or email to steve.long@maryland.gov, or fax to 410-333-0021. Comments will be accepted through May 15, 2017. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

Open Meeting

Final action on the proposal will be considered by the Board for Professional Land Surveyors during a public meeting to be held on June 7, 2017 at 10 a.m., at 500 N. Calvert Street, Baltimore, MD 21202.

.02 Guidelines.

A. (text unchanged)

B. Experience Criteria and Tasks by Surveying Category.

GUIDELINE FOR MINIMUM NUMBER EXPERIENCE HOURS PER SURVEYING CATEGORY
BY LICENSING TRACK

License Track /Total Minimum Hrs.

Control Surveys

Boundary Surveys

Topographic Surveys

Minor Engineering

Subdivision Planning

Construction Surveys

Location Drawings

Minimum Unallocated Hours*

15-305B/

3,800 — 15-305C/7,600

(text unchanged)

15-305E/

[15,200]

11400

[1900]

1425

[5700]

4275

[950]

720

[1060]

795

[1060]

795

[1060]

795

[300]

225

[3170]

2370

[15-305D/

22,800]

15-305F/

17,100

[4560]

3420

[6840]

5130

[1590]

1200

[1590]

1200

[1590]

1200

[1590]

1200

[450]

300

[4590]

3450

Notes: (text unchanged)

 


DESCRIPTION OF IMPORTANT WORK TASKS AND FUNCTIONS BY SURVEYING CATEGORY

CONTROL SURVEYS

BOUNDARY SURVEYS

TOPOGRAPHIC SURVEYS

MINOR ENGINEERING

SUBDIVISION PLANNING

CONSTRUCTION SURVEYS

LOCATION DRAWINGS

Compute survey data — Perform trigonometric leveling

(text unchanged)

Calibrate instruments

Perform ALTA/

[ACSM] NSPS Surveys

Design stormwater management facilities

Perform photogrammetric control surveys — Perform GPS surveys

(text unchanged)

 

C. (text unchanged)

STEVE LONG
Executive Director

 

 

 


Title 13A
STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION

Subtitle 02 LOCAL SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION

13A.02.01 Local Boards of Education

Authority: Education Article, §§2-205, 4-101, 4-105, 4-106, 5-101, 5-109, and 7-103, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Proposed Action

[17-111-P]

The Maryland State Board of Education proposes to amend Regulation .01 under COMAR 13A.02.01 Local Boards of Education. This action was considered at the January 24, 2017, meeting of the State Board of Education.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to remove the language “Rules for Executive Session” since it is now covered in the Open Meetings Act.

Comparison to Federal Standards

There is no corresponding federal standard to this proposed action.

Estimate of Economic Impact

The proposed action has no economic impact.

Economic Impact on Small Businesses

The proposed action has minimal or no economic impact on small businesses.

Impact on Individuals with Disabilities

The proposed action has no impact on individuals with disabilities.

Opportunity for Public Comment

Comments may be sent to Mary L. Gable, Assistant State Superintendent, Division of Academic Policy and Innovation, Maryland State Department of Education, 200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, or call 410-767-0472 (TTY 410-333-6442), or email to mary.gable@maryland.gov, or fax to 410-333-0714. Comments will be accepted through May 15, 2017. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

Open Meeting

Final action on the proposal will be considered by the Maryland State Board of Education during a public meeting to be held on June 27, 2017, 9 a.m., at 200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201.

.01 Rules for Meetings.

[A. Rules for Meetings.] The rules generally adopted by deliberative bodies for their government shall be observed by the local board of education. A motion or resolution may not be declared adopted without the concurrence of a majority of the whole board; namely: three members when the board consists of five, four members when the board consists of six or seven, and five members when the board consists of eight or nine.

[B. Rules for Executive Sessions. The rules general adopted by deliberative bodies for executive sessions shall be observed by the local board of education. A motion or resolution other than for the purposes of executive sessions may not be declared adopted while the board shall be in executive session. Provision for statements of position or questions on points of order shall be made in open session following executive sessions.]

KAREN B. SALMON, Ph.D.
State Superintendent of Schools

 

Title 13B
MARYLAND HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSION

Subtitle 08 FINANCIAL AID

13B.08.03 Charles W. Riley Firefighter and Ambulance and Rescue Squad Member Scholarship Program

Authority: Education Article, §§11-105(u), 18-204(c), and18-603.1, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Proposed Action

[17-113-P]

The Maryland Higher Education Commission proposes to adopt new Regulations .01—.12 under a new chapter, COMAR 13B.08.03 Charles W. Riley Firefighter and Ambulance and Rescue Squad Member Scholarship Program. This action was considered by the Maryland Higher Education Commission at a public meeting held on February 13, 2017.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to adopt regulations to implement the Charles W. Riley Firefighter and Ambulance and Rescue Squad Member Scholarship Program as required by statute.

Comparison to Federal Standards

There is no corresponding federal standard to this proposed action.

Estimate of Economic Impact

The proposed action has no economic impact.

Economic Impact on Small Businesses

The proposed action has minimal or no economic impact on small businesses.

Impact on Individuals with Disabilities

The proposed action has no impact on individuals with disabilities.

Opportunity for Public Comment

Comments may be sent to Donna Thomas, Director Office of Student Financial Assistance, Maryland Higher Education Commission, 6 N. Liberty St., Baltimore, MD 21201, or call 410-767-3109, or email to donnae.thomas@maryland.gov. Comments will be accepted through May 15, 2017. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

.01 Purpose.

The purpose of the Charles W. Riley Firefighter and Ambulance and Rescue Squad Member Scholarship Program (Riley Scholarship) is to encourage members of the fire-fighting, ambulance, and rescue organizations serving Maryland communities to pursue credited courses that lead to a degree in fire service technology, emergency medical technology, fire service management, or public safety administration with a minor or concentration in fire service technology or fire service management.

.02 Eligibility.

A. In this regulation, “actively engaged” means:

(1) A career member who has worked a minimum of 1000 hours as part of a fire, ambulance, or rescue squad in the tax year prior to the award year; and

(2) A volunteer member:

(a) Within a county or municipality that operates a Length of Service Award Program (LOSAP), who has recorded at least 50 LOSAP points as part of a fire, ambulance, or rescue squad in the tax year prior to the award year, and the points have been earned in at least two different categories; and

(b) Within a county or municipality that does not operate a LOSAP, who has recorded at least 50 points under the point system established by the county or municipality to identify active members as part of a fire, ambulance, or rescue squad in the tax year prior to the award year, and the points have been earned in at least two different categories.

B. To be eligible for a Riley Scholarship, an individual shall be:

(1) A resident of Maryland;

(2) Actively engaged as a:

(a) Career firefighter or ambulance or rescue squad member in an organized fire department or ambulance or rescue squad in the State; or

(b) Volunteer firefighter or ambulance or rescue squad member in an organized fire department or ambulance or rescue squad in the State; and

(3) Accepted for admission or enrolled as a full-time (12 or more credits per semester) or part-time (6—11 credits per semester) student in a:

(a) Regular undergraduate program at an eligible institution (public or private nonprofit institution of higher education in the State that possesses a certificate of approval from the Commission); or

(b) 2-year terminal certificate program in which the course work is acceptable for transfer credit toward an accredited baccalaureate degree program in an eligible institution.

.03 Application Procedures.

A. Students applying for the Riley Scholarship shall submit the following materials to the Office for Student Financial Assistance (OSFA):

(1) A completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application, by March 1;

(2) A completed online application form, by March 1;

(3) Proof of official acceptance into a program of fire service technology, emergency medical technology, fire service management, or public safety administration with a minor or concentration in fire service technology or fire service management; and

(4) A notarized statement from an eligible employer confirming active employment or volunteer service.

B. Individuals may submit applications beginning January 1.

C. Each applicant shall agree to provide any information or documentation requested by OSFA for the purpose of administering this program and, if requested, to sign an authorization for the release of information to OFSA for the purpose of administering this program. The applicant’s failure or refusal to provide requested information or a signed release may result in a determination of ineligibility, the cancellation of an award, and the denial of a request for the deferment or waiver of a service obligation.

.04 Award Amount.

A. The Office for Student Financial Assistance shall determine each recipient’s scholarship award as provided in §B of this regulation.

B. An annual award shall be at least 50 percent of the student’s actual annual tuition and mandatory fees at an eligible institution, but may not exceed the annual tuition and mandatory fees of a resident undergraduate student at the 4-year public institution of higher education within the University System of Maryland, other than the University of Maryland University College and the University of Maryland, Baltimore, with the highest annual expenses for a full-time resident undergraduate for courses credited toward a degree in fire service technology, emergency medical technology, fire service management, or public safety administration with a minor or concentration in fire service technology or fire service management.

.05 Selection of Recipients and Award Notification.

A. Eligible applicants who are renewals shall be given priority over initial applicants. Within these groups, applicants shall be ranked and awarded according to the submission date of their completed online application form.

B. Recipients shall be notified in writing of a scholarship award.

C. A recipient shall provide written acceptance of the award to the Office of Student Financial Assistance by the date specified in the award notice or the award shall be forfeited.

D. Applicants who are not selected shall be placed on the waitlist pending the availability of funding.

E. Applicants not selected in an academic year may reapply for consideration in a subsequent academic year, and shall be ranked according to the submission date of their completed online application form.

.06 Verification and Payment.

A. The Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) has the authority to verify information concerning applicants and recipients for the purpose of administering this program.

B. Each semester, eligible institutions shall certify on billing rosters provided by OSFA that each recipient is:

(1) A Maryland resident;

(2) Maintaining a grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale;

(3) Enrolled either full-time or part-time in an eligible academic program;

(4) Making satisfactory academic progress toward a degree; and

(5) Maintaining the standards of the institution.

.07 Renewal.

A. An award shall be automatically renewed on an annual basis, pending the annual submission of a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application, up to a maximum of 5 years of full-time study or 8 years of part-time study if sufficient funding is available and the student:

(1) Continues to meet all of the eligibility requirements set forth in Regulation .02 of this chapter;

(2) Maintains satisfactory academic progress at the institution attended; and

(3) Maintains a grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

B. An award shall be canceled if the recipient fails to meet and maintain each eligibility requirement.

C. A recipient who is academically ineligible shall forfeit the award and may reapply as an initial applicant in a subsequent award year if they meet and maintain each eligibility requirement.

D. A student transferring from one institution to another may continue to receive the award if the student meets all of the scholarship eligibility requirements.

.08 Appeals.

A. An appeal of a decision of ineligibility or cancellation of an award shall be filed with the Director of the Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA).

B. An appeal shall be in writing and state clearly the basis for the appeal.

C. An appeal shall be submitted within 30 days of notice of ineligibility or cancellation of award.

D. The Director of OSFA shall review each appeal and issue a decision no later than 60 days after receiving the appeal.

E. All decisions of the Director of OSFA are final.

.09 Service Obligation.

A. A recipient shall serve for 1 year after completion of an eligible program as a volunteer or career firefighter or ambulance or rescue squad member, in a full-time or part-time capacity, of an organized fire department or ambulance or rescue squad in the State.

B. Each applicant offered an award shall sign and return a promissory note agreeing to begin fulfillment of the service obligation within 1 year of completing the degree for which they received assistance. The service obligation begins after completion of the degree program and cannot be fulfilled prior to completion.

C. If a recipient holds a Riley Scholarship along with any other State award requiring a service obligation, the service obligations shall be served in consecutive years.

.10 Default in Service Obligation.

A. If a recipient fails to carry out their service obligation, the recipient shall be in default and shall repay the State the portion of the scholarship not forgiven.

B. Repayment may be prorated if the recipient partially fulfills the obligation, as determined by the Office of Student Financial Assistance.

C. Interest on the funds advanced shall accrue at an interest rate equal to the interest rate established by the United States Department of Education for the Federal Stafford Loan on the first day of July of each year.

D. Interest shall begin accruing as of the date of a recipient’s graduation or termination from an institution of higher education.

.11 Service Obligation Deferment.

A. A recipient may request that their service obligation be deferred during the time that the recipient is:

(1) Enrolled in a full-time (12 or more credits per semester) or part-time (6—11 credits per semester) undergraduate course of study;

(2) Enrolled in a full-time (9 or more credits per semester) or part-time (6—8 credits per semester) graduate course of study at an institution of higher education in a degree granting program;

(3) On a temporary leave of absence from required employment as a career or volunteer firefighter or ambulance or rescue squad member approved by the employer for a period not to exceed 12 months;

(4) Temporarily disabled in a manner that substantially impairs the recipient’s ability to perform the service obligation, for a period not to exceed 3 years;

(5) Unable to secure employment for a period not to exceed 12 months because they must care for a spouse or child who is disabled;

(6) Assigned military duty outside of the State, not to exceed 3 years without filing an appeal; or

(7) Married to a spouse assigned military duty outside of the State, not to exceed 3 years without filing an appeal.

B. A recipient’s deferment request shall include satisfactory supporting documentation. Such documentation shall consist of the following, as appropriate:

(1) Certification by the office of the registrar that the recipient has returned to a full-time or part-time course of study at an eligible institution of higher education;

(2) Certification by the employer that the recipient is on an approved temporary leave of absence;

(3) A sworn affidavit by a qualified physician that the recipient is temporarily disabled in a manner that substantially impairs the recipient’s ability to perform the service obligation;

(4) A sworn affidavit by a qualified physician that the recipient is unable to find employment because they must care for a spouse or child who is disabled;

(5) A certified statement including a list of possible eligible employers, with their addresses and telephone numbers, to which application has been made if the recipient has been unable to find full-time employment as required as a career or volunteer firefighter or ambulance or rescue squad member; or

(6) A copy of military orders.

C. The Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) shall review all documentation and determine if the deferment conditions have been met and, if so, determine the deferment period.

D. Before a deferment based on an inability to find employment or volunteer service is granted, OSFA shall review the recipient’s documentation and other available information and determine if the recipient has sought employment aggressively in all regions of the State in which opportunities exist.

E. A recipient need not make scholarship repayments and interest does not accrue during the period of an approved deferment.

F. The OSFA shall, on a case-by-case basis, review an appeal from a recipient assigned military duty outside the State, or from a recipient married to an individual assigned military duty outside the State, that exceeds the 3-year deferral limit. An appeal must be in writing and include a copy of the military orders.

.12 Waiver of Service and Repayment Obligations.

The Office of Student Financial Assistance shall waive a recipient's service and repayment obligations if it determines:

A. On the basis of sworn affidavits by two qualified physicians that the recipient is physically unable to fulfill any of the possible service obligations on a full-time or part-time basis because of a permanent impairment; or

B. On the basis of a death certificate or other evidence of death that is conclusive under State law that the recipient has died.

JAMES D. FIELDER, JR., Ph.D.
Secretary of Higher Education

 

Title 31
MARYLAND INSURANCE ADMINISTRATION

Subtitle 03 INSURANCE PRODUCERS AND OTHER INSURANCE PROFESSIONALS

31.03.03 Fiduciary Responsibility of Insurance Producers: Premium Accounts — Commingling of Funds

Authority: Insurance Article, §§2-109 and 10-126, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Proposed Action

[17-112-P]

The Insurance Commissioner proposes to adopt new Regulation .01, amend and recodify existing Regulations .01—.03 to be Regulations .02—.04, and repeal existing Regulation .04 under COMAR 31.03.03 Fiduciary Responsibility of Insurance Producers: Premium Accounts — Commingling of Funds.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to define terms; update antiquated regulatory language; clarify the circumstances in which an insurance producer may commingle premium monies from multiple carriers into one or more premium accounts; clarify the circumstances in which an insurance producer may transfer interest from an insurance producer’s premium account or premium accounts into the insurance producer’s operating account; and clarify that an insurance producer may not commingle premium monies with the insurance producer’s operating or personal accounts.

Comparison to Federal Standards

There is no corresponding federal standard to this proposed action.

Estimate of Economic Impact

The proposed action has no economic impact.

Economic Impact on Small Businesses

The proposed action has minimal or no economic impact on small businesses.

Impact on Individuals with Disabilities

The proposed action has no impact on individuals with disabilities.

Opportunity for Public Comment

Comments may be sent to Lisa Larson, Assistant Director of Regulatory Affairs, Maryland Insurance Administration, 200 St. Paul Place, Ste. 2700, Baltimore, MD 21202, or call 410-468-2007, or email to insuranceregreview.mia@maryland.gov, or fax to 410-468-2020. Comments will be accepted through May 15, 2017. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

.01 Definitions.

A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.

B. Terms Defined.

(1) “Business day” means any calendar day except Saturday, Sunday, or a legal holiday.

(2) “Carrier” means a person that is:

(a) An insurer that holds a certificate of authority in the State and provides insurance in the State;

(b) A health maintenance organization that is licensed to operate in the State;

(c) A nonprofit health service plan that is licensed to operate in the State; or

(d) Any other person or organization that provides insurance or health benefit plans subject to State insurance regulation.

(3) “Operating account” means an account owned by an insurance producer containing monies that are utilized primarily for the day to day operation of the insurance producer’s business.

(4) “Personal account” means an account owned by an individual who is an insurance producer containing monies that are utilized primarily for the individual’s personal expenses.

(5) “Premium” has the meaning stated in Insurance Article, §1-101, Annotated Code of Maryland.

(6) “Premium account” means an account in a bank or banks authorized to do business in this State or subject to jurisdiction of this State containing premium monies or voluntary deposits, from which withdrawals may not be made except as specified in COMAR 31.03.03.02C.

(7) “Prompt remittance” means remittance of premium monies to carriers or insureds not later than the close of the fifth business day following receipt of the funds.

(8) “Voluntary deposit” means a deposit into a premium account in excess of aggregate net premiums, return premiums, and deposits received but not remitted, made for the purpose of maintaining a minimum balance, to guarantee the adequacy of the account, or to pay premium due but uncollected.

[.01] .02 General Requirements.

 [A. Every insurance producer acting as such in this State who does not have the express written consent of the insurance producer's principals to mingle premium monies with the insurance producer's personal funds shall hold the premium monies separate from other funds in accordance with this regulation.

B. Insurance producers who do not make prompt remittance to principals and assureds of the funds shall deposit them in one or more appropriately identified accounts in a bank or banks authorized to do business in this State or subject to jurisdiction of this State, from which withdrawals may not be made except as hereinafter specified (any such account is hereinafter referred to as a “premium account”).

C. An insurance producer who makes remittances to principals or assureds of the funds not later than the close of the fifth business day following receipt of the funds shall be deemed to have made prompt remittance and need not maintain a premium account for the funds. The term “business day” does not include Saturdays, Sundays, or legal holidays.

D. Deposits in a premium account in excess of aggregate net premiums, return premiums, and deposits received but not remitted may be made to maintain a minimum balance, to guarantee the adequacy of the account, or to pay premiums due but uncollected (any such deposit is hereinafter referred to as “a voluntary deposit”).]

A. Premium Account. An insurance producer that does not make prompt remittance of a carrier or insured’s premium shall maintain such premium in one or more premium accounts, which shall be separate from any operating accounts or personal accounts.

B. Commingling of Premium.

(1) An insurance producer acting as such in this State:

(a) May not commingle any premium account with any operating account or personal account.

(2) An insurance producer acting as such in this State may:

(a) Make voluntary deposits into the insurance producer’s premium account.

(b) Unless prohibited by the carrier, commingle a single carrier’s premium with the premium of one or more other carriers into one or more premium accounts.

[E.] C. Withdrawals.

(1) Withdrawals from a premium account may not be made other than for the following purposes:

(a) Payment of premiums to [principals] carriers.

(b) Transfer to an operating account of bank interest, if the [principals have] carrier has consented to it in writing.

(c) Transfer to an operating account of commissions either actual or average. If average commissions are used, the insurance producer shall maintain on file in the insurance producer's office at all times a letter from each [principal] carrier stating the percentage of the average commission.

(d) (text unchanged)

(e) Payment of return deposits to [assureds] insureds.

(f) Payment of return premiums to [assureds] insureds in the ordinary course of business when a written agreement with the [principal] carrier authorizing this practice exists.

(2) [However, a] A withdrawal may not be made if the balance remaining in the premium account thereafter is less than aggregate net premiums, return premiums, and deposits received but not remitted.

F. (text unchanged)

[.02] .03 Account Current System.

In the case of an insurance producer operating under an account current system, maintenance at all times in one or more premium accounts of at least the net balance of premiums as determined by either actual or average commissions, return premiums, and deposits received but not remitted, shall be construed as compliance with this chapter, provided that the funds so held for each [principal] carrier are readily ascertainable from the insurance producer's records.

[.03] .04 Substantial Interest.

In those instances when the officers, directors, or principal management of [an insurer] a carrier have a substantial interest in either the conduct or operation of the agency or brokerage business, or when the officers, directors, or principal management of an agency or brokerage business have a substantial interest in the conduct or operation of the [insurer] carrier, [a consent letter to the agency or brokerage business, by the insurer, may not be permitted, and separate accounts shall be maintained] the agency or brokerage business shall maintain one or more premium accounts to be used exclusively for any premium collected from the carrier, which shall be separate from premium accounts for other carriers.

ALFRED W. REDMER, JR.
Insurance Commissioner

 

Subtitle 15 UNFAIR TRADE PRACTICES

31.15.03 Life Insurance Disclosure

Authority: Insurance Article, §§2-109(a)(1) and 27-202, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Proposed Action

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The Insurance Commissioner proposes to amend Regulation .06 under COMAR 31.15.03 Life Insurance Disclosure.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to clarify that the disclosure required by COMAR 31.15.03.06 must be made in writing.

Comparison to Federal Standards

There is no corresponding federal standard to this proposed action.

Estimate of Economic Impact

The proposed action has no economic impact.

Economic Impact on Small Businesses

The proposed action has minimal or no economic impact on small businesses.

Impact on Individuals with Disabilities

The proposed action has no impact on individuals with disabilities.

Opportunity for Public Comment

Comments may be sent to Lisa Larson, Assistant Director of Regulatory Affairs, Maryland Insurance Administration, 200 St. Paul Place, Suite 2700, Baltimore, MD 21202, or call 410-468-2007, or email to insuranceregreview.mia@maryland.gov, or fax to 410-468-2020. Comments will be accepted through May 15, 2017. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

.06 Preneed Funeral Contracts or Prearrangements.

A. At the time an application is made for a preneed funeral contract or prearrangement that is funded by a life insurance policy, and before accepting the applicant's initial premium or deposit, the carrier shall adequately disclose to the applicant, in writing, the following information:

(1)—(8) (text unchanged)

B. (text unchanged)

ALFRED W. REDMER, JR.
Insurance Commissioner

 


Errata

COMAR 07.02.07

At 44:7 Md. R. 358 (March 31, 2017), column 1, line 16 from the top:

For:            Regulations .01—.23 and adopt new Regulations .01—.23 under

 

Read:          Regulations .01—.23 and adopt new Regulations .01—.24 under

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Special Documents

 


DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

SUSQUEHANNA RIVER BASIN COMMISSION

Actions Taken at March 9, 2017, Meeting

 

AGENCY:  Susquehanna River Basin Commission.

 

ACTION:  Notice.

 

SUMMARY:  As part of its regular business meeting held on March 9, 2017, in Scranton, Pennsylvania, the Commission took the following actions:  1) approved or tabled the applications of certain water resources projects; and 2) took additional actions, as set forth in the Supplementary Information below.

 

DATES:  March 9, 2017.

 

ADDRESSES: Susquehanna River Basin Commission, 4423 N. Front Street, Harrisburg, PA  17110-1788.

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Jason E. Oyler, General Counsel, telephone:  (717) 238-0423, ext. 1312; fax:  (717) 238-2436; e-mail:  joyler@srbc.net. Regular mail inquiries may be sent to the above address.  See also Commission website at www.srbc.net.

 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:  In addition to the actions taken on projects identified in the summary above and the listings below, the following items were also presented or acted upon at the business meeting:  1) adoption of a budget for the 2018 fiscal year; 2) approval/ratification of two grant agreements; 3) adoption of a resolution setting a five-year docket term for withdrawals related to unconventional natural gas under the discretion provided in 18 CFR § 806.31(a); and 4) a report on delegated settlements with the following project sponsors, pursuant to SRBC Resolution 2014-15:  Talen Energy Corp./Susquehanna Nuclear, in the amount of $9,000; Sugar Hollow Trout Park and Hatchery, in the amount of $2,000; Mount Nittany Medical Center, in the amount of $8,993.75; Toggenburg Mountain Winter Sports Center, in the amount of $3,500; and Moxie Freedom LLC, in the amount of $8,500.

 

Project Applications Approved:

The Commission approved the following project applications:

Project Sponsor and Facility:  Anadarko E&P Onshore LLC (West Branch Susquehanna River), Nippenose Township, Lycoming County, Pa.  Renewal of surface water withdrawal of up to 0.720 mgd (peak day) (Docket No. 20130301).

Project Sponsor and Facility:  Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (Meshoppen Creek), Lemon Township, Wyoming County, Pa.  Renewal of surface water withdrawal of up to 0.500 mgd (peak day) (Docket No. 20121202).

Project Sponsor and Facility:  Crossgates Golf Course, Manor Township and Millersville Borough, Lancaster County, Pa.  Renewal of consumptive water use of up to 0.300 mgd (peak day) (Docket No. 19910515).

Project Sponsor and Facility:  Crossgates Golf Course (Conestoga River), Manor Township and Millersville Borough, Lancaster County, Pa.  Renewal of surface water withdrawal of up to 0.300 mgd (peak day) (Docket No. 19910515).

Project Sponsor:  Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection – South-central Regional Office, City of Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pa.  Facility Location:  Leacock Township, Lancaster County, Pa.  Groundwater withdrawal of up to 0.020 mgd (peak day) and emergency or backup groundwater withdrawal of up to 0.173 mgd (peak day) from Hollander Well. 

Project Sponsor and Facility:  Pennsylvania General Energy Company, L.L.C. (First Fork Sinnemahoning Creek), Wharton Township, Potter County, Pa.  Renewal of surface water withdrawal of up to 0.231 mgd (peak day) (Docket No. 20121222).

Project Sponsor and Facility:  Silver Springs Ranch, LLC, Monroe Township, Wyoming County, Pa.  Consumptive water use of up to 0.087 mgd (peak day). 

Project Sponsor and Facility:  Silver Springs Ranch, LLC, Monroe Township, Wyoming County, Pa.  Groundwater withdrawal of up to 0.088 mgd (30-day average) from Borehole 1 (BH-1). 

Project Sponsor:  SUEZ Water Pennsylvania Inc.  Project Facility:  Dallas Operation, Dallas Township, Luzerne County, Pa.  Modification to remove pumping restriction for March and April for previously approved groundwater withdrawal (Docket No. 20050301).

Project Sponsor and Facility:  SWEPI LP (Pine Creek), Pike Township, Potter County, Pa.  Renewal of surface water withdrawal of up to 0.936 mgd (peak day) (Docket No. 20130313).

Project Sponsor and Facility:  Repsol Oil & Gas USA, LLC (formerly Talisman Energy USA Inc.) (Sugar Creek), West Burlington Township, Bradford County, Pa.  Renewal of surface water withdrawal of up to 0.750 mgd (peak day) (Docket No. 20130310).

Project Sponsor and Facility:  West Manchester Township Authority, West Manchester Township, York County, Pa.  Reactivation of a previously approved groundwater withdrawal at a reduced rate of up to 0.183 mgd (30-day average) from Well 7. 

Project Sponsor and Facility:  York County Solid Waste and Refuse Authority, Manchester Township, York County, Pa.  Renewal of consumptive water use of up to 0.999 mgd (peak day) and addition of collected stormwater as an approved source for consumptive use (Docket No. 19860902).

 

Project Applications Tabled:

The Commission tabled action on the following project applications:

Project Sponsor and Facility:  DS Services of America, Inc., Clay Township, Lancaster County, Pa.  Application for groundwater withdrawal of up to 0.028 mgd (30-day average) from existing Well 4. 

Project Sponsor and Facility:  DS Services of America, Inc., Clay Township, Lancaster County, Pa.  Application for groundwater withdrawal of up to 0.042 mgd (30-day average) from existing Well 5. 

Project Sponsor:  King Valley Golf Club, Inc.  Project Facility:  King Valley Golf Course (Boiling Springs Run), Kimmel Township, Bedford County, Pa.  Application for surface water withdrawal of up to 0.090 mgd (peak day). 

Project Sponsor:  King Valley Golf Club, Inc.  Project Facility:  King Valley Golf Course, Kimmel Township, Bedford County, Pa.  Application for consumptive water use of up to 0.090 mgd (peak day). 

Project Sponsor and Facility:  Mount Joy Borough Authority, Mount Joy Borough, Lancaster County, Pa.  Application for modification to request a reduction of the maximum instantaneous rate for Well 3 from the previously approved rate of 1,403 gpm to 778 gpm and to revise the passby to be consistent with current Commission policy (Docket No. 20070607).  The previously approved withdrawal rate of 1.020 mgd (30-day average) will remain unchanged.

Project Sponsor:  Talen Energy Corporation.  Project Facility:  Royal Manchester Golf Links, East Manchester Township, York County, Pa.  Minor modification to add new sources (Wells PW-1 and PW-6) to existing consumptive use approval (Docket No. 20060604).  The previously approved consumptive use quantity of 0.360 mgd (peak day) will remain unchanged.

Project Sponsor:  Talen Energy Corporation.  Project Facility:  Royal Manchester Golf Links, East Manchester Township, York County, Pa.  Application for groundwater withdrawal of up to 0.145 mgd (30-day average) from Well PW-1. 

Project Sponsor:  Talen Energy Corporation.  Project Facility:  Royal Manchester Golf Links, East Manchester Township, York County, Pa.  Application for groundwater withdrawal of up to 0.298 mgd (30-day average) from Well PW-6. 

 

AUTHORITY:  Pub.L. 91-575, 84 Stat. 1509 et seq., 18 CFR Parts 806, 807, and 808.

 

Dated:  March 21, 2017.

STEPHANIE L. RICHARDSON
Secretary to the Commission

 

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES

SOCIAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

Statement of Need (SON) for Development of a High Intensity Residential and Diagnostic Evaluation and Treatment (DETP) Residential Child Care (RCC) program

 

Issued: April 14, 2017

 

Summary Statement

The Department of Human Resources (DHR) proposes to issue a Statement of Need (“SON”) for the development of high intensity and diagnostic evaluation and treatment (DETP) residential child care (“RCC”) programs to serve children that have been found to be sexually abused as a result of involvement in sex trafficking. 

 

The population to be served is male, female, and transgendered youth from all areas of the State, ages 14-20.  The services to be provided are short-term diagnostic and evaluation services and longer-term continuing services provided in high intensity group homes.   

 

A DETP is a program that provides short-term care, not to exceed ninety (90) calendar days in length that identifies and facilitates diagnostic services for children in need of stabilization before their transition into a longer-term placement setting. There are currently two diagnostic and evaluation programs in the State of Maryland, both located in Central Maryland.  However, there are not enough contracted or licensed beds to meet the need of the State.  Currently there are only ten (10)  beds allocated for this population. 

 

A high intensity RCC program provides services to children presenting emotional and/or behavioral conditions requiring a high level of on-site therapeutic care and intense structured supervision, behavior management and clinical intervention.  There are currently no residential child care providers in the State of Maryland that provide high intensity services specifically tailored to youth who are found to be victims of sex trafficking.

 

In addition to the required DETP and high intensity services, the providers must be able to provide the following: individual trauma therapy; group therapy with a focus on commercially sexually exploited children (CSEC); victim advocacy; pro-social activities; and a staff to child ratio of 3:1. Providers shall house and care for no more than 3 to 4 children in this population in one setting, with one youth per bedroom and 24 hour supervision by awake staff.

 

The Department is interested in providing DETP services in the following areas: Central Maryland and the Eastern Shore.  The Department is interested in providing high intensity services in Central Maryland. 

 

Central Maryland

Baltimore City, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Howard and Montgomery Counties

Eastern Shore

Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Talbot, Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester Counties

 

The number of beds sought for the DETP is ten (10).  The number of beds sought for the high intensity services is sixteen (16).  The projected need for placements is drawn from the number of children that have been placed in the past three years and the increased number of inquiries.  In the past three years (2013-2016), there were 213 youth identified as victims of sex trafficking. At least 115 of these youth needed placement at the time their case was reported to Child Protective Services.  Victims were most frequently placed with the two DETP programs in the State. These programs only have ten (10) beds combined.

 

Proposals must be received by May 15, 2017 at DHR, no later than 3:30 p.m. The Proposal package must be delivered or sent by U.S. Mail to DHR at the following address:

 

Department of Human Resources

Social Services Administration

311 W. Saratoga Street, Room 578

Baltimore, Maryland 21201

 

Provider Requirements are:

 

For the Diagnostic Evaluation and Treatment Program (DETP):

 

1.     the ability to provide  diagnostic and evaluation treatment services in a campus-type facility;

2.     the ability to serve male and/or female as well as transgendered youth ages 14-20 years of age;

3.     the availability of the needed beds in a facility that meets all core regulation requirements and is ready to place children by January 1, 2018;

4.     an existing Maryland license to provide DETP services or the ability to establish a facility in state of Maryland by the time of contract award;

5.     previous experience serving youth with a sexual abuse history;

6.     Trauma Certified Treatment capacity is preferred over trauma informed.

 

For the High Intensity Services:

 

1.  the ability to provide high intensity group home services in a campus-type or community based facility;

2.  a facility for male and/or female as well as transgendered youth ages 14-20 years of age;

3.  the availability of the needed beds in a facility that meets core regulation requirements and is ready to place children by January 1, 2018;

4.  an existing Maryland license to provide RCC services or the ability to establish a facility in the state of Maryland by the time of contract award;

5.   previous experience serving youth with a sexual abuse history;

6.  Trauma Certified Treatment capacity is preferred over trauma informed; and

7.   A “no reject” policy based on the identified needs in this SON.

Opportunity for Public Comment

 

Comments may be sent to Tennille R. Thomas, Chief of Staff, Social Services Administration, Department of Human Resources, 311 West Saratoga Street, Room 578, Baltimore, MD 21201, or call 410-767-7754, or email to Tennille.Thomas@maryland.gov, or fax to 410-333-0127. Comments will be accepted through April 28, 2017. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

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MARYLAND HEALTH CARE COMMISSION

SCHEDULE FOR CERTIFICATE OF ONGOING PERFORMANCE REVIEWS

     The Maryland Health Care Commission provides the following schedule for the review of applications for Certificates of Ongoing Performance by hospitals for their cardiac surgery and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) services programs, if they are subject to on-going performance review in accordance with COMAR 10.24.17.  This schedule replaces, in its entirety, the schedule published on February 17, 2017.

     Applications must be submitted no later than the published due date and will only be received and reviewed in accordance with this published schedule.  All applications, including the required number of copies, must be received at the offices of the Maryland Health Care Commission, 4160 Patterson Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21215, no later than 4:30 p.m. on the scheduled date of submission.  For further information about the review schedules or procedures, contact Eileen Fleck, Chief, Acute Care Policy and Planning, at eileen.fleck@maryland.gov or 410-764-3287.

Cardiac Surgery Services

Planning Region and Hospitals

Application Submission Date

Washington Metropolitan Region, Lower Eastern Shore Region, and Western Region

   Peninsula Regional                       Washington Adventist

   *Prince George’s                          Western Maryland Regional

   Suburban

June 2, 2017

Baltimore Upper Shore Region

   MedStar Union Memorial             University of Maryland (UM)

   Sinai of Baltimore                         UM St. Joseph

   The Johns Hopkins

  

August 4, 2017

       *Note: Prince George’s Hospital Center is not required to submit an application in this review cycle based on

           COMAR 10.24.17.07A(1)(c).

Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Services

Hospitals

Application Submission Date

Anne Arundel                                 MedStar Franklin Square

Carroll                                            St. Agnes

Howard County General                UM Baltimore Washington

Johns Hopkins Bayview                 UM Upper Chesapeake

October 20, 2017

MedStar Union Memorial              University of Maryland

Peninsula Regional                         UM St. Joseph

Sinai of Baltimore                          Western Maryland

The Johns Hopkins

January 12, 2018

Frederick Memorial                         Prince George’s

Holy Cross/Silver Spring                Shady Grove Adventist

MedStar Southern Maryland           Suburban

Meritus                                            Washington Adventist

April 20, 2018

        Note: Due to the concentration of PCI programs in the Baltimore Upper Shore Health Planning Region, the

           submission of applications has been distributed over two review cycles, with the first cycle covering Baltimore

        Upper Shore hospitals that currently provide PCI services only and the second cycle covering Baltimore Upper

           Shore hospitals with both cardiac surgery and PCI services.

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SCHEDULES FOR CERTIFICATE OF NEED REVIEW

     The Maryland Health Care Commission provides the following schedules to interested members of the public and sponsors of health care facility and service projects subject to Certificate of Need (“CON”) review and approval.

     The general criteria for Certificate of Need review are set forth at COMAR 10.24.01.08G(3). An applicant must demonstrate that the proposed project is consistent with these review criteria.  It will be noted that the first criterion is evaluation of the project according to all relevant State Health Plan standards, policies and criteria. 

     This Certificate of Need review schedule updates the schedule published in the Maryland Register, Volume 43, Issue 23, pages 1323—1236 (November 14, 2016). This review schedule is not a solicitation by the Commission for Certificate of Need applications, and does not indicate, in itself, that additional capacity is needed in services subject to Certificate of Need review, or that Certificate of Need applications submitted for the services described will be approved by the Commission.

     Applicants are encouraged to discuss their development plans and projects with the Commission Staff prior to filing letters of intent or applications.

     Letters of Intent and applications for scheduled reviews may only be received and reviewed according to these published schedules. All Letters of Intent and Certificate of Need applications, including all of the required number of copies of CON applications, must be received at the offices of the Maryland Health Care Commission, 4160 Patterson Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland  21215, no later than 4:30 p.m. on the scheduled date of submission. Letters of intent for projects not covered by this review schedule may be filed at any time.

     For further information about review schedules or procedures, call Kevin McDonald, Chief, Certificate of Need, at (410) 764-5982.

     The Commission will use the following regional configuration of jurisdictions for the General Hospital Project, Special Hospital Project, Freestanding Ambulatory Surgical Facility Project, and Schedule Two Comprehensive Care Facility Project Review Schedules:

 

Western Maryland: 

Allegany, Frederick, Garrett, and Washington

Central Maryland: 

Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford, Howard, and Baltimore City

Eastern Shore: 

Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne's, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico, and Worcester

Montgomery & Southern Maryland:  

Calvert, Charles, Montgomery, Prince George's, and St. Mary's

 

General Hospital Projects

     The Commission hereby publishes the following schedules for the submission of Certificate of Need applications by general hospitals, for projects that involve: (1) capital expenditures by or on behalf of general hospitals that exceed the applicable capital expenditure threshold referenced at COMAR 10.24.01.02A(5); (2) proposed changes in bed capacity or operating room capacity at existing hospitals; (3) the relocation of a general hospital; and/or (4) a change in the type or scope of any health care service offered by a general hospital, as specified at COMAR 10.24.01.02A, except for neonatal intensive care.  Please note that the following schedule does not apply to a project to establish a new general hospital.

 

Schedule One:
All General Hospital Projects

 

Region

Letter of Intent
Due Date

Pre-Application
Conference Date

Application
Submission Date

Western Maryland

May 5, 2017

May 17, 2017

July 7, 2017

Central Maryland

June 2, 2017

June 14, 2017

August 4, 2017

Eastern Shore

July 7, 2017

July 19, 2017

September 8, 2017

Montgomery & Southern Maryland

August 4, 2017

August 16, 2017

October 6, 2017

 

Schedule Two:

All General Hospital Projects

 

Region

Letter of Intent
Due Date

Pre-Application
Conference Date

Application
Submission Date

Western Maryland

November 3, 2017

November 15, 2017

January 5, 2018

Central Maryland

December 1, 2017

December 13, 2017

February 2, 2108

Eastern Shore

January 5, 2018

January 17, 2018

March 9, 2018

Montgomery & Southern Maryland

February 2, 2108

February 14, 2018

April 6, 2018

 

Special Hospital Projects (Pediatric, Psychiatric, Chronic, and Rehabilitation)

     The Commission hereby publishes the following schedules for the submission of Certificate of Need applications by special hospitals, for projects that involve: (1) capital expenditures by or on behalf of special hospitals that exceed the applicable capital expenditure threshold referenced at COMAR 10.24.01.02A(5); (2) proposed changes in bed capacity at existing hospitals; (3) the relocation of a special hospital; and/or (4) a change in the type or scope of any health care service offered by a special hospital, as specified at COMAR 10.24.01.02A.  Please note that the following schedule does not apply to a project to establish a new special hospital.

 

Schedule One
Special Hospitals (Pediatric, Psychiatric, Chronic, and Rehabilitation)

 

Region

Letter of Intent
Due Date

Pre-Application
Conference Date

Application
Submission Date

Western Maryland

May 5, 2017

May 17, 2017

July 7, 2017

Montgomery & Southern Maryland

June 2, 2017

June 14, 2017

August 4, 2017

Central Maryland

July 7, 2017

July 19, 2017

September 8, 2017

Eastern Shore

August 4, 2017

August 16, 2017

October 6, 2017

 

Schedule Two

Special Hospital Projects (Pediatric, Psychiatric, Chronic, and Rehabilitation)

 

Region

Letter of Intent
Due Date

Pre-Application
Conference Date

Application
Submission Date

Western Maryland

November 3, 2017

November 15, 2017

January 5, 2018

Montgomery & Southern Maryland

January 5, 2018

January 17, 2018

March 9, 2018

Central Maryland

February 2, 2108

February 14, 2018

April 6, 2018

Eastern Shore

March 2, 2018

March 14, 2018

May 4, 2018

 

Freestanding Ambulatory Surgical Facility Projects

     The Commission hereby publishes the following schedules for the submission of applications to establish freestanding ambulatory surgical facilities, add operating rooms at an existing freestanding ambulatory surgical facility, or make a capital expenditure by or on behalf of a freestanding ambulatory surgical facility that requires Certificate of Need review and approval.  The definition of freestanding ambulatory surgical facility can be found at Health-General Article §19-114(b).

 

Schedule One

Freestanding Ambulatory Surgical Facility Projects

 

Region

Letter of Intent
Due Date

Pre-Application
Conference Date

Application
Submission Date

Montgomery & Southern Maryland

May 5, 2017

May 17, 2017

July 7, 2017

Central Maryland

June 2, 2017

June 14, 2017

August 4, 2017

Eastern Shore

July 7, 2017

July 19, 2017

September 8, 2017

Western Maryland

August 4, 2017

August 16, 2017

October 6, 2017

 

Schedule Two
Freestanding Ambulatory Surgical Facility Projects

 

Region

Letter of Intent
Due Date

Pre-Application
Conference Date

Application
Submission Date

Montgomery & Southern Maryland

November 3, 2017

November 15, 2017

January 5, 2018

Central Maryland

December 1, 2017

December 13, 2017

February 2, 2108

Eastern Shore

January 5, 2018

January 17, 2018

March 9, 2018

Western Maryland

February 2, 2108

February 14, 2018

April 6, 2018

 

Comprehensive Care Facility Projects

     The Commission hereby publishes the following two schedules for Certificate of Need review of proposed projects affecting comprehensive care facilities (“CCFs”).  Schedule One identifies the review cycles for proposals involving the addition of CCF beds in Maryland jurisdictions in which the most recent State Health Plan need projection (COMAR 10.24.08, effective October 3, 2014) identifies a net need for beds in the forecast year of 2016 and for which no letters of intent or applications have been filed.. Persons interested in submitting Certificate of Need applications involving the addition of beds in these jurisdictions should contact the Maryland Health Care Commission to ascertain the current level of net bed need, if any, identified for these jurisdictions prior to the filing of a Certificate of Need application.  Schedule Two establishes submission dates for Certificate of Need applications related to all other CCF projects that do not involve an increase in CCF bed capacity in a jurisdiction.  These include projects that involve a proposed capital expenditure for new construction or renovation at an existing CCF, the relocation of an existing facility, or the proposed relocation of some or all of the CCF bed capacity from an existing facility to a new site within the same jurisdiction.

 

Schedule One
Projects Proposing New Comprehensive Care Facility Beds

 

Jurisdiction

Letter of
Intent
Due Date

Pre-Application
Conference
Date

Application
Submission
Date

Howard County

May 5, 2017

May 17, 2017

July 7, 2017

St. Mary’s County

July 6, 2017

July18, 2017

September 7, 2017

Queen Anne’s County

August 3, 2017

August 15, 2017

October 5, 2017

Worcester County

September 7 , 2017

September 19, 2017

November 9, 2017

 

Schedule One

Part B: Other Comprehensive Care Facility Projects

 

Region

Letter of Intent
Due Date

Pre-Application
Conference Date

Application
Submission Date

Eastern Shore

May 5, 2017

May 17, 2017

July 7, 2017

Western Maryland

June 2, 2017

June 14, 2017

August 4, 2017

Central Maryland

August 4, 2017

August 16, 2017

October 6, 2017

Montgomery & Southern Maryland

September 8, 2017

September 20, 2017

November 10, 2017

 

Schedule Two
Part A: Other Comprehensive Care Facility Projects

 

Region

Letter of Intent
Due Date

Pre-Application
Conference Date

Application
Submission Date

Eastern Shore

November 3, 2017

November 15, 2017

January 5, 2018

Western Maryland

December 1, 2017

December 13, 2017

February 2, 2108

Central Maryland

February 2, 2108

February 14, 2018

April 6, 2018

Montgomery & Southern Maryland

March 2, 2018

March 14, 2018

May 4, 2018

 

Freestanding Medical Facility Projects  

     The Commission hereby publishes the following statewide schedule for Certificate of Need review of proposed projects to establish or relocate freestanding medical facilities (FMFs) and proposed capital expenditures by or on behalf of FMFs that require CON review and approval.  Please note that these schedules do not apply to the filing of a request for an Exemption from Certificate of Need by a general hospital seeking to convert to a freestanding medical facility.

 

Schedule One
Freestanding Medical Facility Projects

 

Letter of Intent Due Date

Pre-Application Conference Date

Application Submission Date

June 23, 2017

July 10, 2017

August 25, 2017

 

Schedule Two
Freestanding Medical Facility Projects

 

Letter of Intent Due Date

Pre-Application Conference Date

Application Submission Date

December 1, 2017

December 11, 2017

February 2, 2018

 

Home Health Agency Projects

     The Commission hereby publishes the following regional schedule for Certificate of Need review of proposed projects to establish new home health agencies or expand existing home health agencies into jurisdictions which the agency has not previously been authorized to serve.  Persons interested in submitting Certificate of Need applications for home health agency projects should refer to the State Health Plan for Facilities and Services: Home Health Agency Services, COMAR 10.24.16, effective April 11, 2016.  CON application acceptance rules including types of applicants which may apply as well as performance-related qualifications may be found in COMAR 10.24.16.06. Interested persons may consult the Maryland Health Care Commission’s website at www.mhcc.maryland.gov/mhcc/pages/hcfs/hcfs_con/hcfs_con.aspx to learn more about eligibility qualification for CON applicants.

     The Commission will use the following regional configuration of jurisdictions for the Home Health Agency Project Reviews:

 

Lower Eastern Shore: 

Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester

Southern Maryland:  

Calvert and St. Mary's

 

Schedule

Home Health Agency Projects

 

Region

Letter of Intent
Due Date

Pre-Application
Conference Date

Application
Submission Date

Southern Maryland

May 5, 2017

May 17, 2017

July 7, 2017

Lower Eastern Shore

July 7, 2017

July 19, 2017

September 8, 2017

 

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General Notices

 

Notice of ADA Compliance

   The State of Maryland is committed to ensuring that individuals with disabilities are able to fully participate in public meetings.  Anyone planning to attend a meeting announced below who wishes to receive auxiliary aids, services, or accommodations is invited to contact the agency representative at least 48 hours in advance, at the telephone number listed in the notice or through Maryland Relay.

 


ADVISORY COUNCIL ON CEMETERY OPERATIONS

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: April 27, 2017, 10 a.m. — 1 p.m.

Place: Dept. of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation, 500 N. Calvert St., 3rd Fl. Conf. Rm., Baltimore, MD

Contact: Deborah Rappazzo (410) 230-6229

[17-08-10]

 

GOVERNOR'S OFFICE OF CRIME CONTROL AND PREVENTION

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: May 8, 2017, 1 — 3 p.m.

Place: 100 Community Pl., 1st Fl., Crownsville, MD

Add'l. Info: Juvenile Council Meeting

Contact: Jessica Wheeler (410) 697-9342

[17-08-08]

 

COMMISSION ON CRIMINAL SENTENCING POLICY

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: May 9, 2017, 5:30 — 7:30 p.m.

Place: Judiciary Education and Conference Center, 2011A Commerce Park Dr., Annapolis, MD

Contact: David Soule (301) 403-4165

[17-08-09]

 

MARYLAND INSTITUTE FOR EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES SYSTEMS (MIEMSS)

Subject: Listing of Trauma Centers Requesting Reverification of Status and Call for Applications from Those Wishing to Be Considered for Designation

Additional Information: Pursuant to COMAR 30.08.02.10C, the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems gives notice that the following hospitals have requested reverification as a trauma centers: R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center (Adult and Neuro), Western Maryland Regional Medical Center (Adult), Suburban Hospital (Adult), Prince George’s Hospital Center (Adult), Johns Hopkins Hospital (Adult), MedStar Union Memorial Hospital (Hand), Sinai Hospital (Adult), Peninsula Regional Medical Center (Adult), Meritus Medical Center (Adult), and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center (Adult).

     Any person with knowledge of any reason why any of the above-listed hospitals should not be reverified and redesignated is requested to submit a written statement of the reason to MIEMSS, Office of Hospital Programs, 653 W. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, by May 15, 2017.

     In addition, pursuant to COMAR 30.08.02.03C, a hospital not designated but that wishes to be considered for designation as a trauma center should write a letter of intent to and request an application from Carole Mays, Director, Trauma and Injury Specialty Care Program, 653 W. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21201.

     COMAR 30.08.02.10D requires that an application be submitted within 60 following publication of this notice.

Contact:  Carole Mays (410) 706-3932 or cmays@miemss.org

[17-08-21]

 

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: May 3, 2017, 4:30 — 6 p.m.

Place: Mid-County Community Recreation Center, 2004 Queensguard Rd., Silver Spring, MD

Add'l. Info: For additional information or if you are planning to attend, please contact Meghan Ames at Meghan.ames@maryland.gov.

Contact: Meghan Ames (410) 767-5079

[17-08-14]

 

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE/MEDICAID PHARMACY AND THERAPEUTICS COMMITTEE

Subject: Public Hearing

Date and Time: May 4, 2017, 9 a.m. — 12 p.m.

Place: UMBC Research and Technology Park, S. Rolling Rd., Halethorpe, MD

Add'l. Info: Meeting of the Maryland Medicaid Pharmacy Program's Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee (Preferred Drug List) — as soon as available, classes of drugs to be reviewed, agenda, speaker registration guidelines, and driving directions will be posted on the Maryland Pharmacy Program website at https://mmcp.dhmh.maryland.gov/pap/SitePages/Public%20Announcement%20and%20Procedures%20Public%20Testimony.aspx.

Contact: Shawn Singh (410) 767-6896

[17-08-11]

 

DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Subject: Public Hearing

Date and Time: April 25, 2017, 10 — 11 a.m.

Place: Maryland Dept. of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), 7800 Harkins Rd., Rm. 201, Lanham, MD

Add'l. Info: A public hearing will be held to solicit comments on DHCD’s submission for the U.S. Department of Energy Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) State Plan for 2017.  Written comments for 2017 State Plan recommendations must be submitted no later than 4 p.m., April 26, 2017, to Mrs. Kiahnna Burney, Program Manager, Energy Programs, at the above address.

Contact: Kiahnna Burney (301) 429-7793

[17-08-31]

 

MARYLAND INSURANCE ADMINISTRATION

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: May 8, 2017, 10 a.m.

Place: 200 St. Paul Pl., 24th Fl. Hearing Rm., Baltimore, MD

Add'l. Info: Insurance Commissioner Al Redmer, Jr. will hold a meeting on Monday, May 8, 2017, at 10 a.m., at 200 St. Paul Place, 24th Floor Hearing Room, Baltimore, MD 21202, to review what the Maryland Insurance Administration has done and will continue to do in preparation for the 2017 hurricane season. Commissioner Redmer also will discuss how property and casualty insurers can help the Maryland Insurance Administration promptly and efficiently assist Maryland consumers.

If you plan to attend this meeting, please RSVP to joy.hatchette@maryland.gov. If you have any questions, you may also contact Joy Hatchette at the same email address or at 410-468-2029.

You can also call in to the meeting by dialing 1-866-247-6034.  The passcode is 1573490062.

Contact: Joy Hatchette (410) 468-2029

[17-08-07]

 

STATE ADVISORY BOARD FOR JUVENILE SERVICES

Subject: Public Hearing

Date and Time: June 20, 2017, 2 — 4 p.m.

Place: DJS Annapolis Office, Annapolis, MD

Contact: Ryan Metzgar (410) 230-3488

[17-08-26]

 

DIVISION OF LABOR AND INDUSTRY/BOARD OF BOILER RULES

Subject: Public Meeting on Regulations

Date and Time: April 19, 2017, 10 a.m. — 2 p.m.

Place: Division of Labor and Industry, 1100 N. Eutaw St., Rm. 600, Baltimore, MD

Add'l. Info: The Board of Boiler Rules will meet to review proposed regulatory changes to COMAR 09.12.

Contact: Pamela Torres (410) 767-2330

[17-08-23]

 

MARYLAND COMMISSION ON ARTISTIC PROPERTY

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: May 10, 2017, 10:30 a.m. — 12:30 p.m.

Place: Maryland State House, State House Caucus Rm., Annapolis, MD

Contact: Christopher J. Kintzel (410) 260-6475

[17-08-19]

 

MARYLAND HEALTH CARE COMMISSION

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: April 20, 2017, 1 — 4 p.m.

Place: 4160 Patterson Ave., Rm. 100, Baltimore, MD

Contact: Valerie Wooding (410) 764-3570

[17-08-04]

 

MARYLAND HEALTH CARE COMMISSION

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: May 18, 2017, 1 — 4 p.m.

Place: 4160 Patterson Ave., Rm. 100, Baltimore, MD

Contact: Valerie Wooding (410) 764-3570

[17-08-05]

 

MARYLAND HEALTH CARE COMMISSION

Subject: Notice of Receipt of Letter of Intent and Review for Organ Transplant Services — Liver

Add'l. Info: On March 31, 2017, the MHCC received a Letter of Intent from:

     Suburban Hospital — Establish a liver transplant program at the hospital

     Pursuant to COMAR 10.24.01.08A(3) the Commission hereby initiates a 30-day period in which additional Letters of Intent to apply for a Certificate of Need may be submitted to establish Liver Transplant Program. Suburban Hospital located in Montgomery County is included in the Washington Regional Transplant Consortium, which includes, Montgomery, Prince George’s, and Charles Counties. Additional Letters of Intent for Liver Transplant Programs should be submitted to the MHCC, 4160 Patterson Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21215, and are due by the close of business, May 15, 2017.

Contact: Ruby Potter (410) 764-3276

[17-08-30]

 

DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES/FISHING AND BOATING SERVICES

Subject: Public Notice — 2017 Commercial Yellow Perch Opening On The Upper Bay

Add'l. Info: The Secretary of Maryland Department of Natural Resources, pursuant to Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) 08.02.21.04B, announces that the 2017 commercial yellow perch fishery on the Upper Bay (Chesapeake Bay and its tidal tributaries, excluding the Magothy River and the Chester River, upstream of the William Preston Lane Jr. Memorial Bridge) will open on Monday, March 20, 2017, at 12:01 am.

The Patuxent River and Chester River yellow perch fisheries will remain open and are subject to closure when the harvest target is projected to be met.

All other rules remain the same.

Mark J. Belton

Secretary of Natural Resources

Contact: Tamara O'Connell (410) 260-8271

[17-08-20]

 

BOARD OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY PRACTICE

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: April 21, 2017, 9 a.m. — 12 p.m.

Place: Spring Grove Hospital Center, 55 Wade Ave. (or by teleconference), Catonsville, MD

Add'l. Info: Health Occupations Article, Title 10, Annotated Code of Maryland, and COMAR 10.46 amendments, additions, and revisions, including fee changes, may be discussed/voted on. Budget information also may be discussed. An Executive Session is possible. Sign language interpreters and/or appropriate accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities will be provided upon request. Please call 1-800-735-2255. The meeting may take place by teleconference. Please call the office for information.

Contact: Lauren Murray (410) 402-8556

[17-08-12]

 

STATE TREASURER'S OFFICE

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: April 24, 2017, 2 — 4 p.m.

Place: Louis L. Goldstein Bldg., 80 Calvert St., Assembly Rm. #114-116, Annapolis, MD

Add'l. Info: Annual Meeting to Recommend Property Tax Rate on Real and Personal Property for Fiscal Year 2018

Contact: Christian Lund (410) 260-7920

[17-08-15]

 

MARYLAND COLLEGE COLLABORATION FOR STUDENT VETERANS COMMISSION

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: April 19, 2017, 10 a.m. — 12 p.m.

Place: 3300 Metzerott Rd., Adelphi, MD

Contact: Denise Nooe (410) 260-3840

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BOARD OF WATERWORKS AND WASTE SYSTEMS OPERATORS

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: April 20, 2017, 10 a.m. — 12 p.m.

Place: Little Patuxent Reclamation Plant, 8900 Greenwood Pl., Savage, MD

Contact: Christine Nagle (410) 537-3584

[17-08-02]

 

BOARD OF WELL DRILLERS

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: April 26, 2017, 9 a.m. — 1 p.m.

Place: MDE, 1800 Washington Blvd., Baltimore, MD

Add'l. Info: A portion of this meeting may be held in closed session.

Contact: Elaine Nolen (410) 537-4466

[17-08-18]

 

WORKERS' COMPENSATION COMMISSION

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: April 27, 2017, 9:30 — 11:30 a.m.

Place: 10 E. Baltimore St., Baltimore, MD

Add'l. Info: Portions of this meeting may be held in closed session.

Contact: Amy S. Lackington (410) 864-5300

[17-08-06]