Capitol Building Maryland Register

Issue Date: April 28, 2017

Volume 44 • Issue 9 • Pages 429-454

IN THIS ISSUE

General Assembly

Judiciary

Regulations

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Pursuant to State Government Article, §7-206, Annotated Code of Maryland, this issue contains all previously unpublished documents required to be published, and filed on or before April 10, 2017 5 p.m.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 April 10, 2017.
 
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Acting Administrator, Division of State Documents
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 ......................................................................  430

 

COMAR Research Aids

Table of Pending Proposals ...........................................................  431

 

Index of COMAR Titles Affected in This Issue

COMAR Title Number and Name                                                  Page

09        Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation ...............  437

10        Department of Health and Mental Hygiene ......................... 440

13A     State Board of Education ....................................................  441

13B     Maryland Higher Education Commission ..........................  444

14        Independent Agencies ........................................................  439

19A     State Ethic Commission .....................................................  449

26        Department of the Environment .........................................  438

33        State Board of Elections .....................................................  439

 

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General Assembly

SYNOPSIS NO. 6........................................................................ 433

 

The Judiciary

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............................................... 436

COURT OF APPEALS OF MARYLAND

DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS............................................. 436

 

Final Action on Regulations

09  DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING, AND
   REGULATION

BOARD FOR PROFESSIONAL LAND SURVEYORS

Continuing Professional Competency Requirements................. 437

BOARD OF COSMETOLOGISTS

General Regulations................................................................... 437

BOARD OF FORESTERS

General Regulations................................................................... 437

OFFICE OF CEMETERY OVERSIGHT

Registration and Permit Requirements....................................... 438

Registration and Permit Requirements....................................... 438

Perpetual Care............................................................................ 438

26  DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

AIR QUALITY

Low Emissions Vehicle Program.............................................. 438

WATER MANAGEMENT

Erosion and Sediment Control................................................... 438

 

Withdrawal of Regulations

14 INDEPENDENT AGENICES

MARYLAND LONGITUDINAL DATA SYSTEM CENTER

Longitudinal Data Requests....................................................... 439

33 STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS

DEFINTIONS; GENERAL PROVISIONS

Definitions................................................................................. 439

VOTER REGISTRATION

Processing VRAs and Other Requests...................................... 439

PROVISIONAL VOTING

 

Proposed Action on Regulations

10  DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE

MEDICAL CARE PROGRAMS

Medical Laboratories................................................................. 440

BOARD OF PODIATRIC MEDICAL EXAMINERS

Examination and Post-Graduate Training.................................. 440

OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL

Civil Money Remedy................................................................. 441

13A STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMS

Administration of Services for Students
   with Disabilities...................................................................... 443

13B MARYLAND HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSION

FINANCIAL AID

Senatorial Scholarship Program................................................. 444

Delegate Scholarship Program................................................... 446

19A STATE ETHICS COMMISSION

PROCEDURES

General Provisions.................................................................... 449

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ETHICS LAW

Review Criteria.......................................................................... 449

Appendix A — Model Ethics Law A ................................  449

BOARD OF EDUCATION ETHICS REGULATIONS

Review Criteria.......................................................................... 449

Appendix A — Model Board of Education Ethics
   Regulations
............................................................................. 449

Appendix B — Model Board of Education Ethics
   Regulations
............................................................................  449

 

Special Documents

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

SUSQUEHANNA RIVER BASIN COMMISSION.................. 450

 

General Notices

BOARD OF DIETETIC PRACTICE

Public Meeting........................................................................... 452

STATEWIDE EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES
   ADVISORY COUNCIL (SEMSAC)

Public Meeting........................................................................... 452

EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES BOARD

Public Meeting........................................................................... 452

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE

Public Meeting........................................................................... 452

MARYLAND COMMISSION ON ARTISTIC PROPERTY

Public Meeting........................................................................... 452

MARYLAND HEALTH CARE COMMISSION

Public Meeting........................................................................... 452

Receipt of Application............................................................... 452

Formal Start of Review.............................................................. 452

Formal Start of Review.............................................................. 453

Formal Start of Review.............................................................. 453

MARYLAND INSURANCE ADMINISTRATION

Public Meeting........................................................................... 453

Public Hearing........................................................................... 453

BOARD OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY PRACTICE

Public Meeting........................................................................... 454

RACING COMMISSION

Public Meeting........................................................................... 454

BOARD OF WATERWORKS AND WASTE SYSTEMS
   OPERATORS

Public Meeting........................................................................... 454

Public Meeting........................................................................... 454

WORKERS' COMPENSATION COMMISSION

Public Meeting........................................................................... 454

DIVISION OF WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AND
   ADULT LEARNING/MARYLAND APPRENTICESHIP
   AND TRAINING COUNCIL

Public Meeting........................................................................... 454

 

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CLOSING DATES AND ISSUE DATES through JANUARY 19, 2018

Issue
Date

Emergency

and Proposed

Regulations

5 p.m.*

Final

Regulations

10:30 a.m.

Notices, etc.

10:30 a.m.

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

August 4

July 17

July 26

July 24

August 18

July 31

August 9

August 7

September 1

August 14

August 23

August 21

September 15**

August 28

September 6

September 1

September 29

September 11

September 20

September 18

October 13

September 25

October 4

October 2

October 27**

October 6

October 18

October 16

November 13***

October 23

November 1

October 30

November 27***

November 6

November 15

November 13

December 8

November 20

November 29

November 27

December 22

December 4

December 13

December 11

January 5**

December 18

December 27

December 22

January 19**

December 29

January 10

January 8

 

*       Due date for documents containing 8 to 18 pages — 48 hours before date shown; due date for documents exceeding 18 pages — 1 week before date shown

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 • 44:8 Md. R. 418 (4-14-17) (err)

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)

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

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

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)

09.32.01.05,.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)

09.35.02.02,.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)

10.09.09.07 • 44:9 Md. R. 440 (4-28-17)

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—66 (5th Volume)

 

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

10.40.01.05 • 44:9 Md. R. 440 (4-28-17)

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)

10.66.01.01—.04 • 44:9 Md. R. 441 (4-28-17)

 

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.05.02.03,.04 • 44:9 Md. R. 443 (4-28-17)

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.08.04.01—.12 • 44:9 Md. R. 444 (4-28-17)

13B.08.05.01—.13 • 44:9 Md. R. 446 (4-28-17)

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)

 

19A STATE ETHICS COMMISSION

 

19A.01.01.02 • 44:9 Md. R. 448 (4-28-17)

19A.04.02.04 • 44:9 Md. R. 448 (4-28-17)

19A.04. Appendix A • 44:9 Md. R. 448 (4-28-17)

19A.05.02.04 • 44:9 Md. R. 448 (4-28-17)

19A.05. Appendices A and B • 44:9 Md. R. 448 (4-28-17)

 

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)

 

     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)

 

35 DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS’ AFFAIRS

 

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

 

 


The General Assembly

For additional up-to-date information concerning bills introduced in the General Assembly, log on to http://mlis.state.md.us and click on Bill Information and Status.  You may then enter a specific bill number for information about that bill.  You may also click on Senate Synopsis or House Synopsis for the most recent synopsis list for each house, or click on Synopsis Index for a listing of all bill synopses since the beginning of the legislative session.

 


SYNOPSIS NO. 6

Senate Bills

SB1195  Sen Oaks.  Environment - Reduction of Lead Risk in Housing - Blood Lead Level.

SB1196  Sen Middleton.  Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland - Financing Purchase or Lease of Property - Exemption From Procurement Law.

SB1197  Sen Miller.  Public Health - Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission - Membership, Licensing, and Studies.

SB1198  Prince George's County Senators.  Prince George's County Regional Medical Center Act of 2017.

SB1199  Sens Kelley and Middleton.  Long-Term Care Insurance - Sale or Transfer of Book of Business.

SB1200  Sen Rosapepe, et al.  Internet Consumer Privacy Rights Act of 2017.

[17-09-22]

 

Chapters

CH0003  HB0119 (Enrolled)  Chr ENV (Dept).  Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority - Washington Metrorail Safety Commission - Establishment and Compact.

CH0004  HB0503 (Amended)  Del McIntosh.  State Budget - Appropriations - Income Tax Revenue Estimate Cap and Revenue Stabilization Account.

CH0005  HB1109 (Amended)  Del B. Barnes.  Teachers' Retirement and Pension Systems - County Boards of Education Payments.

CH0006  HB0684 (Enrolled)  Del Krebs, et al.  Education - State Grants for Education Aid.

CH0007  SB0022  Chr JPR (Dept).  Criminal Procedure - Criminal Injuries Compensation Board - Claimant Award Basis.

CH0008  SB0024  Chr JPR (Dept).  Public Safety - Eyewitness Identification Policies - Repeal of Submission Requirement.

CH0009  SB0037  Chr JPR (Dept).  Funds - Obsolete Provisions - Repeal.

CH0010  SB0182 (Amended)  Sen Middleton, et al.  Baltimore City and Charles, Prince George's, and Harford Counties - Recall of Former Judge for Temporary Assignment - Eligibility.

CH0011  HB1632 (Amended)  Del Kipke, et al.  Public Health - Certificates of Birth - Births Outside an Institution.

CH0012  HB0642 (Amended)  Del C. Wilson, et al.  Civil Actions - Child Sexual Abuse - Statute of Limitations and Required Findings.

CH0013  HB1325 (Amended)  Del Fraser-Hidalgo, et al.  Oil and Natural Gas - Hydraulic Fracturing - Prohibition.

CH0014  SB0184 (Amended)  Sen Middleton, et al.  Energy Efficiency Programs - Calculation of Program Savings and Consideration of Cost-Effectiveness.

CH0015  SB0291  Sen Rosapepe, et al.  Maryland Environmental Service - Collective Bargaining.

CH0016  SB0484 (Amended)  Sen Madaleno, et al.  Maryland Transit Administration - Farebox Recovery Rate - Repeal.

CH0017  SB0571 (Enrolled)  Sen Middleton, et al.  Maryland Health Insurance Coverage Protection Act.

CH0018  SB0884 (Amended)  Sen Rosapepe, et al.  Maryland Financial Consumer Protection Commission.

CH0019  SB1198  Prince George's County Senators.  Prince George's County Regional Medical Center Act of 2017.

CH0020  HB0005 (Amended)  Del Barkley, et al.  Private Passenger Motor Vehicle Liability Insurance - Enhanced Underinsured Motorist Coverage.

CH0021  HB0074  Del Grammer.  Maryland Consolidated Capital Bond Loan of 2014 - Baltimore County - Chesapeake High Stadium.

CH0022  HB0151 (Enrolled)  The Speaker (Admin).  Creation of a State Debt - Maryland Consolidated Capital Bond Loan of 2017, and the Maryland Consolidated Capital Bond Loans of 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.

CH0023  HB0152 (Enrolled)  The Speaker (Admin).  Budget Reconciliation and Financing Act of 2017.

CH0024  HB0271 (Amended)  Del Lierman, et al.  Maryland Transit Administration - Farebox Recovery Rate - Repeal.

CH0025  HB0516 (Amended)  Del Atterbeary, et al.  Workgroup to Study the Implementation of Universal Access to Prekindergarten for 4-Year-Olds.

CH0026  HB0913 (Amended)  Del Rosenberg, et al.  Attorney General - Powers - Maryland Defense Act of 2017.

CH0027  HB0924 (Amended)  Del Gilchrist, et al.  Natural Resources - Oyster Management - Prohibited Actions.

CH0028  HB1083 (Amended)  Del Pendergrass, et al.  Health - Family Planning Services - Continuity of Care.

CH0030  SB0307 (Enrolled)  The President (Admin), et al.  Maryland Open Transportation Investment Decision Act - Application and Evaluation.

CH0031  HB0879 (Enrolled)  The Speaker (Admin).  Public Integrity Act of 2017.

CH0032  HB0153  The Speaker (Admin).  Creation of a State Debt - Qualified Zone Academy Bonds.

CH0033  HB0664 (Amended)  Del Reilly, et al.  State Government - Display of the POW/MIA Flag on State Building Grounds.

CH0034  SB0427 (Enrolled)  Sen Klausmeier, et al.  Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems - Automated External Defibrillators - Study (The Joe Sheya Act).

CH0035  HB0522 (Amended)  Del Barron, et al.  Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems - Automated External Defibrillators - Study (The Joe Sheya Act).

CH0036  SB0008 (Enrolled)  Chr FIN (Dept).  Insurance - Risk Management and Own Risk and Solvency Assessment Act.

CH0037  SB0019  Chr FIN (Dept).  Insurance - Surplus Lines Insurers, Surplus Lines Brokers, and Reinsurers.

CH0038  SB0031 (Amended)  Chr FIN (Dept).  Title Insurance - Rate Making - Use of Rating Organizations for Filings.

CH0039  SB0032 (Amended)  Chr FIN (Dept).  Insurance - Cancellation of Policy or Binder - Notice Requirements.

CH0040  SB0038 (Enrolled)  Chr FIN (Dept).  Department of Health and Mental Hygiene - Updating Advisory Boards and Councils.

CH0041  SB0040  Chr FIN (Dept).  Title Insurance Producers - Licensing of Business Entities and On-Site Reviews.

CH0042  SB0048  Chr FIN (Dept).  Health Insurance - Medicare Supplement Policies for Dual Eligible Individuals - Open Enrollment Period.

CH0043  SB0094 (Enrolled)  Sen Reilly.  Insurance Premiums - Payment by Credit Card - Reimbursement for Expenses.

CH0044  HB0800 (Amended)  Del Adams, et al.  Insurance Premiums - Payment by Credit Card - Reimbursement for Expenses.

CH0045  SB0106  Sen Ready.  Carroll County - Local Government Tort Claims Act.

CH0046  HB0219  Carroll County Delegation.  Carroll County - Local Government Tort Claims Act.

CH0047  SB0101  Sen Waugh.  St. Mary's County - Licensing and Operation of Amusement Devices - Repeal.

CH0048  HB0194  St. Mary's County Delegation.  St. Mary's County - Licensing and Operation of Amusement Devices - Repeal.

CH0049  SB0140  Sen Waugh.  St. Mary's County - Local Plumbing Code - Repeal.

CH0050  HB0207  St. Mary's County Delegation.  St. Mary's County - Local Plumbing Code - Repeal.

CH0051  SB0163  Sen Waugh.  St. Mary's County - Electricians and Board of Electrical Examiners - Repeal.

CH0052  HB0208  St. Mary's County Delegation.  St. Mary's County - Electricians and Board of Electrical Examiners - Repeal.

CH0053  SB0128  Sen Simonaire.  Public Health - Required Temperatures for Sale of Crab Meat - Repeal.

CH0054  HB0524  Del Jacobs.  Public Health - Required Temperatures for Sale of Crab Meat - Repeal.

CH0055  SB0165  The President (DLS - Code Rev).  Code Revision - Maryland Vehicle Law - Penalties.

CH0056  SB0183  The President (DLS).  Mold Remediation Services Providers - Licensure and Program Evaluation.

CH0057  SB0190  The President (DLS).  Elevator Safety Review Board - Sunset Extension, Program Evaluation, and Reporting Requirement.

CH0058  HB0117  The Speaker (DLS).  Elevator Safety Review Board - Sunset Extension, Program Evaluation, and Reporting Requirement.

CH0059  SB0251 (Amended)  Sen Simonaire, et al.  Anne Arundel County - Property Tax - Credit for Seniors of Limited Income.

CH0060  HB1269 (Amended)  Anne Arundel County Delegation.  Anne Arundel County - Property Tax - Credit for Seniors of Limited Income.

CH0061  SB0493  The President (DLS).  Annual Curative Bill.

CH0062  SB0494  The President (DLS).  Annual Corrective Bill.

CH0063  SB0111 (Amended)  Sen McFadden.  Recordation and Transfer Taxes - Exemptions - Property Conveyed From Sole Proprietorship to Limited Liability Company.

CH0064  HB0363 (Amended)  Del A. Miller, et al.  Recordation and Transfer Taxes - Exemptions - Property Conveyed From Sole Proprietorship to Limited Liability Company.

CH0065  SB0189  The President (DLS).  Maryland Insurance Administration - Sunset Review - Required Reports and Repeal of Preliminary Evaluation Requirement.

CH0066  HB0116  The Speaker (DLS).  Maryland Insurance Administration - Sunset Review - Required Reports and Repeal of Preliminary Evaluation Requirement.

CH0067  SB0216 (Amended)  Sen Kelley, et al.  Maryland Caregivers Support Coordinating Council - Renaming and Altering Membership and Duties.

CH0068  HB0769 (Amended)  Del West, et al.  Maryland Caregivers Support Coordinating Council - Renaming and Altering Membership and Duties.

CH0069  SB0426  Sen Klausmeier.  Workers' Compensation - Permanent Total Disability - Survival of Claim.

CH0070  HB1294  Del Valderrama.  Workers' Compensation - Permanent Total Disability - Survival of Claim.

CH0071  SB0198  Sens Young and Hough.  Frederick County - Alcoholic Beverages - Sunday Hours of Sale.

CH0072  HB0178  Frederick County Delegation.  Frederick County - Alcoholic Beverages - Sunday Hours of Sale.

CH0073  SB0453  Sens Young and Hough.  Frederick County - Alcoholic Beverages - Restaurants - Average Daily Receipts.

CH0074  HB0646  Frederick County Delegation.  Frederick County - Alcoholic Beverages - Restaurants - Average Daily Receipts.

CH0075  SB0518  Sens Young and Hough.  Frederick County - Gaming Events - Sunday Hours of Operation.

CH0076  SB0558  Sen Norman, et al.  Motor Vehicles - Seasonal Exceptional Milk Hauling Permit.

CH0077  HB1035  Del Jacobs, et al.  Motor Vehicles - Seasonal Exceptional Milk Hauling Permit.

CH0078  SB0211  Cecil County Senators.  Cecil County - Orphans' Court Judges - Travel Expense Allowance.

CH0079  HB0629  Cecil County Delegation.  Cecil County - Orphans' Court Judges - Travel Expense Allowance.

CH0080  SB0473  Calvert County Senators.  Calvert County - Bonding Authority.

CH0081  SB0384 (Enrolled)  Sen Conway.  Baltimore City - Alcoholic Beverages - Licenses.

CH0082  SB0448  Sen Guzzone (Chr Jt Com on Pnsns).  State Retirement and Pension System - Small Procurements - Medical Evaluations for Disability Retirement Benefits.

CH0083  HB0823  Del B. Barnes (Chr Jt Com on Pnsns).  State Retirement and Pension System - Small Procurements - Medical Evaluations for Disability Retirement Benefits.

CH0084  SB0569 (Amended)  Charles County Senators.  Charles County - Property Tax Credit - Priority Funding Areas.

CH0085  HB0649 (Amended)  Charles County Delegation.  Charles County - Property Tax Credit - Priority Funding Areas.

CH0086  SB0681 (Amended)  Sen Ramirez, et al.  Consumer Protection - Recovering of Bedding - Limitation.

CH0087  SB0782  Sen Salling.  Maryland Consolidated Capital Bond Loan of 2014 - Baltimore County - Chesapeake High Stadium.

CH0088  SB0820  Sen Hershey.  Queen Anne's County - Alcoholic Beverages - Class D Beer, Wine, and Liquor and Class 9 Limited Distillery Licenses.

CH0089  HB0047 (Amended)  Del Arentz.  Queen Anne's County - Alcoholic Beverages - Class D Beer, Wine, and Liquor and Class 9 Limited Distillery Licenses.

CH0090  SB0819  Sen Hershey.  Queen Anne's County - Alcoholic Beverages Inspectors - Qualifications, Powers, and Duties.

CH0091  HB0729  Del Arentz, et al.  Queen Anne's County - Alcoholic Beverages Inspectors - Qualifications, Powers, and Duties.

CH0092  SB0897 (Amended)  Sen Astle.  Anne Arundel County - Alcoholic Beverages - Class H Beer and Light Wine Licenses.

CH0093  SB0929 (Amended)  Sen Astle.  Commercial Law - Consumer Protection - Door-to-Door Sales.

CH0094  HB0959 (Amended)  Del Kramer.  Commercial Law - Consumer Protection - Door-to-Door Sales.

CH0095  SB0930 (Amended)  Chr Anne Arundel County Senators.  Anne Arundel County - Property Tax - Payment in Lieu of Taxes Agreements - Economic Development Projects.

CH0096  HB0695 (Amended)  Anne Arundel County Delegation.  Anne Arundel County - Property Tax - Payment in Lieu of Taxes Agreements - Economic Development Projects.

CH0097  SB1010 (Amended)  Harford County Senators.  Harford County - Alcoholic Beverages - Publication of Notices.

CH0098  HB1008  Harford County Delegation.  Harford County - Alcoholic Beverages - Publication of Notices.

CH0099  SB1088 (Amended)  Sen Astle.  Anne Arundel County - Alcoholic Beverages - Class B Beer, Wine, and Liquor Licenses.

CH0100  HB0115  The Speaker (DLS).  Mold Remediation Services Providers - Licensure and Program Evaluation.

CH0101  HB0120 (Amended)  Chr ENV (Dept).  Department of Agriculture - Seafood and Aquaculture Product Marketing.

CH0102  HB0126  Chr ENV (Dept).  Natural Resources - Wildlife and Hunting.

CH0103  HB0127 (Amended)  Chr HGO (Dept).  Department of Health and Mental Hygiene - Board of Review - Repeal.

CH0104  HB0130  Chr ENV (Dept).  Maryland Wine and Grape Promotion Fund.

CH0105  HB0134  Chr APP and Chr ENV (Dept).  Homelessness and Supportive Services - Transfer to Department of Housing and Community Development.

CH0106  HB0136 (Amended)  Chr ECM (Dept).  Insurance - Public Adjusters.

CH0107  HB0143 (Amended)  Chr W&M (Dept).  Elections - Miscellaneous Duties and Procedures.

CH0108  HB0144 (Enrolled)  Chr HGO (Dept).  Procurement - Department of General Services - Exemption for Historic Structures.

CH0109  HB0145  Chr HGO (Dept).  Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators - Nonlicensed Persons - Provisional Licensure.

CH0110  HB0146  Chr HGO (Dept).  Secretary of Aging - Administration of Commodity Supplemental Food Program and Regulatory Authority.

CH0111  HB0148  Chr HGO (Dept).  State Archives - Care of Fine Art or Decorative Art - Procurement Exemption.

CH0112  HB0149  Chr ENV (Dept).  Transportation - Light Rail and Metro Subway - State Safety Oversight Authority.

CH0113  HB0154  Chr HGO (Dept).  Insurance - Pharmacy Benefits Managers - Registration Expiration Date.

CH0114  HB0155 (Amended)  Chr ENV (Dept).  Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation - Easement Termination.

CH0115  HB0198  Charles County Delegation.  Junk Dealers and Scrap Metal Processors - Cell Tower Batteries - Required Record.

CH0116  HB0199  Chr APP (Dept).  Capital Grants for Senior Citizen Activities Centers.

CH0117  HB0307  Montgomery County Delegation.  Montgomery County - Alcoholic Beverages - Limited Distilleries - Class B and Class D Licenses MC 6-17.

CH0118  HB0346 (Amended)  Montgomery County Delegation.  Montgomery County - Property Tax Credit - Public Safety Officers MC 1-17.

CH0119  HB0431  St. Mary's County Delegation.  St. Mary's County - Tax Exemptions - Repeal of Local Provisions.

CH0120  SB0297  Sen Waugh.  St. Mary's County - Tax Exemptions - Repeal of Local Provisions.

CH0121  HB0565  Carroll County Delegation.  Carroll County - Detention Center - Polygraph Testing.

CH0122  SB0372  Carroll County Senators.  Carroll County - Detention Center - Polygraph Testing.

CH0123  HB0291  Del Davis.  Homeowner's Insurance - Notices.

CH0124  SB0279 (Amended)  Sen Middleton, et al.  Homeowner's Insurance - Notices.

CH0125  HB0302 (Amended)  Del Jacobs, et al.  Kent County - Property Tax Credit - Commerce Zones.

CH0126  SB0389 (Enrolled)  Sen Hershey.  Kent County - Property Tax Credit - Commerce Zones.

CH0127  HB0306 (Amended)  Montgomery County Delegation.  Montgomery County - Alcoholic Beverages - Tasting at Dispensaries MC 19-17.

CH0128  HB0311  Montgomery County Delegation.  Montgomery County - Alcoholic Beverages - Class H-BW Licenses MC 9-17.

CH0129  HB0342  Montgomery County Delegation.  Montgomery County - Property Tax Credit for Qualified Enterprise Zone Property - Extension MC 3-17.

CH0130  HB0560  Montgomery County Delegation.  Montgomery County - Alcoholic Beverages Licenses - Hours of Sale MC 8-17.

CH0131  HB0566  Howard County Delegation.  Howard County - Property Tax - Exemption for Personal Property of Business Located in Historic District Ho. Co. 10-17.

CH0132  HB0448 (Amended)  Del Bromwell, et al.  Maryland Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Program - Account Clarifications.

CH0133  SB0344  Sens Feldman and Zucker.  Maryland Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Program - Account Clarifications.

CH0134  HB0457 (Amended)  Charles County Delegation.  Charles County - State's Attorney's Office and Child Support Enforcement Administration - Transfer of Personnel.

CH0135  SB0347 (Amended)  Charles County Senators.  Charles County - State's Attorney's Office and Child Support Enforcement Administration - Transfer of Personnel.

CH0136  HB0534  Del Parrott, et al.  Railroad Grade Crossings - Exempt Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Plaque.

CH0137  HB0572  Howard County Delegation.  Howard County - Property Tax Credit for Commercial Real Property - Flood Damage Ho. Co. 9-17.

CH0138  HB0712  Charles County Delegation.  Charles County - Alcoholic Beverages - Selling to Underage Individual - Penalties.

CH0139  HB0747 (Amended)  Chr HGO (Dept).  Public Health - Cigarette Restitution Fund Programs - Modifications.

CH0140  HB0797  Howard County Delegation.  Howard County - Alcoholic Beverages - Thresholds for Tasting Ho. Co. 19-17.

CH0141  HB0605  Washington County Delegation.  PenMar Development Corporation - Dissolution - Authority of Washington County Over Fort Ritchie.

CH0142  SB0204  Washington County Senators.  PenMar Development Corporation - Dissolution - Authority of Washington County Over Fort Ritchie.

CH0143  HB0717  Chr APP (Dept).  Academic Facilities Bonding Authority.

CH0144  HB0929 (Amended)  Del Beitzel.  Garrett County - Alcoholic Beverages - Licenses and Sunday Sales.

CH0145  HB1096  Allegany County Delegation.  Allegany County - Alcoholic Beverages - Sunday Sales and Privileges.

CH0146  HB1440  Calvert County Delegation.  Calvert County - Solid Waste Disposal Contracts.

CH0147  HB1578 (Amended)  Prince George's County Delegation.  Prince George's County - Property Tax Exemption for Economic Development Projects - Sunset Extension PG 407-17.

CH0148  HB1604  Howard County Delegation.  Howard County - Transfer Tax Exemption and Rate Reduction - Law Enforcement Officers and Fire and Rescue Services Members Ho. Co. 17-17.

CH0149  SB0317 (Enrolled)  The President (Admin), et al.  More Jobs for Marylanders Act of 2017.

[17-09-23]

 


The Judiciary 

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]

 

COURT OF APPEALS OF MARYLAND

DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS

     This is to certify that by a Per Curiam Order of the Court of Appeals dated April 3, 2017, DENISE LEONA BELLAMY, 10218 Prince Place, Apt. T6, Glenarden, Maryland 20774, has been disbarred, effective immediately from the further practice of law in this State, and her name as an attorney at law has been stricken from the register of attorneys in this Court (Maryland Rule 19-761).

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     This is to certify that by a Per Curiam Order of the Court of Appeals dated April 3, 2017, MELODIE VENEE SHULER, 5544 Attaway Street, B3, North Charleston, SC 29406, has been disbarred, effective immediately from the further practice of law in this State, and her name as an attorney at law has been stricken from the register of attorneys in this Court (Maryland Rule 19-761).

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     This is to certify that by a Per Curiam Order of the Court of Appeals dated April 4, 2017, MARK KOTLARSKY, 6 Beachside Drive, Palm Coast, Florida 32137, has been disbarred, 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).

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     This is to certify that by a Per Curiam Order of the Court of Appeals dated April 4, 2017, BONNIE ELIZABETH PLANK, 131 Watkins Station Circle, Apt. E, Gaithersburg, MD 20870; 2808 Profitt Path Edgewood, MD 21040; and 6206 Cliffside Terrace, Frederick, MD 21701 has been disbarred, effective immediately from the further practice of law in this State, and her name as an attorney at law has been stricken from the register of attorneys in this Court (Maryland Rule 19-761).

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     This is to certify that by an Order of the Court of Appeals dated April 5, 2017, CHARLES GRANT BYRD, JR., 2518 Maryland Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21218, has been disbarred 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).

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     This is to certify that by an Order of the Court of Appeals dated April 7, 2017, WILLIAM NORMAN ROGERS, 1187 Middle Creek Road, Fairfield, Pennsylvania 17320, has been suspended by for ninety (90) days 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).

[17-09-20]

 


Final Action on Regulations

 

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Title 09
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING, AND REGULATION

Subtitle 13 BOARD FOR PROFESSIONAL LAND SURVEYORS

Notice of Final Action

[17-056-F]

On April 5, 2017, the Board for Professional Land Surveyors adopted amendments to:

(1) Regulations .01.08 under COMAR 09.13.01 Code of Ethics for the Practice of Professional Land Surveying and Property Line Surveying; and

(2) Regulation .03 under COMAR 09.13.03 Survey Markers.

This action, which was proposed for adoption in 44:2 Md. R. 113—114 (January 20, 2017), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: May 8, 2017.

SHIRLEY LEACH
Executive Director
Board for Professional Land Surveyors

 

Subtitle 13 BOARD FOR PROFESSIONAL LAND SURVEYORS

09.13.08 Continuing Professional Competency Requirements

Authority: Business Occupations and Professions Article, §§15-314(f), 15-315, and 15-316, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[17-026-F]

On April 5, 2017, the Board for Professional Land Surveyors adopted amendments to Regulations .02—.10, .12, .16, and .17 under COMAR 09.13.08 Continuing Professional Competency Requirements. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 44:2 Md. R. 115—118 (January 20, 2017), has been adopted with the nonsubstantive changes shown below.

Effective Date: May 8, 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 .03 is being amended to add §C, which enables licensees to carry over up to 12 continuing competency credits earned in excess of required 24 credits, provided that the credits intended for a carryover have been earned on or before December 31, 2018.

.03 Requirements.

A.— B. (proposed text unchanged).

C. A licensee may carry over no more than 12 CPC units earned in excess of 24 CPC units, provided that the CPC units intended for the carryover have been earned on or before December 31, 2018. No carryover shall be permitted for any excess CPC units earned after January 1, 2019.

JOHN V. METTEE III
Chair
Board for Professional Land Surveyors

 

Subtitle 22 BOARD OF COSMETOLOGISTS

09.22.01 General Regulations

Authority: Business Occupations and Professions Article, § 5-205, Annotated Code of Maryland.

Notice of Final Action

[17-036-F]

On April 3, 2017, the Board of Cosmetologists adopted the repeal of existing Regulation .05, amendments to Regulations .11, .12, and .13, and the recodification of existing Regulations .06—.16 to be Regulations .05—.15 under COMAR 09.22.01 General Regulations. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 44:2 Md. R. 124—125 (January 20, 2017), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: May 8, 2017.

SHIRLEY LEACH
Executive Director
Board of Cosmetologists

 

Subtitle 29 BOARD OF FORESTERS

09.29.01 General Regulations

Authority: Business Occupations and Professions Article, §§7-206(a)(2) and 7-304, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[17-040-F]

On April 10, 2017, the Board of Foresters adopted the repeal of existing Regulations .01—.06 and adopted new Regulations .01—.05 under COMAR 09.29.01 General Regulations. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 44:2 Md. R. 126—127 (January 20, 2017), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: May 8, 2017.

DENNIS L. GRING
Executive Director
Board of Foresters

Subtitle 34 OFFICE OF CEMETERY OVERSIGHT

09.34.01 Registration and Permit Requirements

Authority: Business Regulation Article, §§5-204, 5-301 — 5-308, and 5-401 — 5-405, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[17-029-F]

On March 23, 2017, the Office of Cemetery Oversight adopted amendments to Regulation .05 under COMAR 09.34.01 Registration and Permit Requirements. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 44:2 Md. R. 127—128 (January 20, 2017), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: May 8, 2017.

DEBORAH RAPPAZZO
Executive Director
Office of Cemetery Oversight

 

Subtitle 34 OFFICE OF CEMETERY OVERSIGHT

09.34.01 Registration and Permit Requirements

Authority: Business Regulation Article, §§5-204, 5-301 — 5-308, and 5-401 — 5-405, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[17-030-F]

On March 23, 2017, the Office of Cemetery Oversight adopted amendments to Regulation .06 under COMAR 09.34.01 Registration and Permit Requirements. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 44:2 Md. R. 128—29 (January 20, 2017), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: May 8, 2017.

DEBORAH RAPPAZZO
Executive Director
Office of Cemetery Oversight

 

Subtitle 34 OFFICE OF CEMETERY OVERSIGHT

09.34.02 Perpetual Care

Authority: Business Regulation Article, §§5-204, 5-605, and 5-606, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[17-028-F]

On March 23, 2017, the Office of Cemetery Oversight adopted amendments to Regulation .03 under COMAR 09.34.02 Perpetual Care. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 44:2 Md. R. 129 (January 20, 2017), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: May 8, 2017.

DEBORAH RAPPAZZO
Executive Director
Office of Cemetery Oversight

 

Title 26
DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

Subtitle 11 AIR QUALITY

26.11.34 Low Emissions Vehicle Program

Authority: Environment Article, §§1-404, 2-102, 2-103, 2-301, 2-1102, and 2-1103, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[17-041-F-I]

On April 11, 2017, the Secretary of the Environment adopted amendments to Regulation .02 under COMAR 26.11.34 Low Emissions Vehicle Program. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 44:2 Md. R. 152 — 155 (January 20, 2017), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: May 8, 2017.

BENJAMIN H. GRUMBLES
Secretary of the Environment

 

Subtitle 17 WATER MANAGEMENT

26.17.01 Erosion and Sediment Control

Authority: Environment Article, §4-101, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[17-033-F-I]

On April 13, 2017, the Secretary of the Department of the Environment adopted amendments to Regulations .01, .08, .09, and .11 under COMAR 26.17.01 Erosion and Sediment Control. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 44:2 Md. R. 155 (January 20, 2017), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: May 8, 2017.

BENJAMIN H. GRUMBLES
Secretary of the Environment

 

 


Withdrawal of Regulations


 


Title 14
INDEPENDENT AGENICES

Subtitle 36 MARYLAND LONGITUDINAL DATA SYSTEM CENTER

14.36.04 Longitudinal Data Requests

Authority: Education Article, §§24-701, 24-703, and 24-706; General Provisions Article, Title 4; Labor and Employment Article, §8-625; [State Government Article, Title 10, Subtitle 6;] Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Withdrawal

[16-063-W]

 

Pursuant to State Government Article, §10-116(b), Annotated Code of Maryland, notice is given that the proposal to amend  Regulations .01 and .03. repeal Regulation .04, recodify existing Regulations .05 and .08 to be Regulations .04 and .07, respectively, and amend and recodify existing Regulations .06 and .07 to be Regulations .05 and .06, respectively, under  COMAR 14.36.04 Longitudinal Data Requests, which was published in 43:4 Md. R. 342—343 (February 19, 2016), has been withdrawn by operation of law.

GAIL S. KLAKRING
Acting Administrator
Division of State Documents

 

Title 33
STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS

Subtitle 01 DEFINTIONS; GENERAL PROVISIONS

33.01.01 Definitions

Authority: Election Law Article, §§1-101, 2-102(b)(4), and 3-101; State Government Article, §15-715(g); Annotated Code of Maryland

[42 U.S.C. §§1973ff-6 and 15483(a)(5)(A)—(B)] 52 U.S.C. §§20301 and 21083

Notice of Withdrawal

[16-064-W]

 

Pursuant to State Government Article, §10-116(b), Annotated Code of Maryland, notice is given that the proposal to amend  Regulation .01 under COMAR 33.01.01 Definitions,  which was published in 43:4 Md. R. 345—346 (February 19, 2016), has been withdrawn by operation of law.

GAIL S. KLAKRING
Acting Administrator
Division of State Documents

Subtitle 05 VOTER REGISTRATION

33.05.04 Processing VRAs and Other Requests

Authority: Election Law Article, §§2-102(b)(4), 2-202(b), 3-101, 3-204.1, and 3-301—3-304, Annotated Code of Maryland

[42 U.S.C. 15483(b)(2)] 52 U.S.C. §21083

Notice of Withdrawal

[16-066-W]

 

Pursuant to State Government Article, §10-116(b), Annotated Code of Maryland, notice is given that the proposal to amend  Regulation .05 under COMAR 33.05.04 Processing VRAs and Other Requests,  which was published in 43:4 Md. R. 346 (February 19, 2016), has been withdrawn by operation of law.

GAIL S. KLAKRING
Acting Administrator
Division of State Documents

 

Subtitle 16 PROVISIONAL VOTING

Notice of Withdrawal

[16-065-W]

 

Pursuant to State Government Article, §10-116(b), Annotated Code of Maryland, notice is given that the proposal to amend  Regulation .01 under COMAR 33.16.01 Definitions; Provisions,  Regulation .05 under COMAR 33.16.02 Provisional Voting Documents and Supplies, Regulations .01 and .02 under COMAR 33.16.03 Issuance of Provisional Ballot, Regulation .01 under COMAR 33.16.04 Pre-Canvass Procedures, Regulations .03 and .04 under COMAR 33.16.05 Canvass of Ballots — Procedures, and Regulation .01 under COMAR 33.16.06 Canvass of Ballots — Rejecting Ballots  which was published in 43:4 Md. R. 346—347 (February 19, 2016), has been withdrawn by operation of law.

GAIL S. KLAKRING
Acting Administrator
Division of State Documents

 


Proposed Action on Regulations

 


 



Title 10
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE

Subtitle 09 MEDICAL CARE PROGRAMS

10.09.09 Medical Laboratories

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

Notice of Proposed Action

[17-119-P]

The Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene proposes to amend Regulation .07 under COMAR 10.09.09 Medical Laboratories.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to increase the time frame for standing laboratory orders for dialysis patients.

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 Michele Phinney, Director, Office of Regulation and Policy Coordination, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, 201 West Preston Street, Room 512, Baltimore, MD 21201, or call 410-767-6499 (TTY 800-735-2258), or email to dhmh.regs@maryland.gov, or fax to 410-767-6483. Comments will be accepted through May 30, 2017. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

.07 Payment Procedures.

A.—K. (text unchanged)

L. Standing orders shall:

(1)—(2) (text unchanged)

(3) Be effective for a maximum of 90 days or, for dialysis patients, be effective for a maximum of 1 year.

M.—P. (text unchanged)

DENNIS R. SCHRADER
Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene

 

Subtitle 40 BOARD OF PODIATRIC MEDICAL EXAMINERS

10.40.01 Examination and Post-Graduate Training

Authority: Health Occupations Article, §§16–205(a)(1), 16–302(f), and 16–304, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Proposed Action

[17-120-P]

The Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene proposes to amend Regulation .05 under COMAR 10.40.01 Examination and Post-Graduate Training. This action was considered at a public meeting held on February 9, 2017, notice of which was given by publication on the Board’s website at http://dhmh.maryland.gov/mbpme/Pages/index.aspx, pursuant to General Provisions Article, §3–302(c), Annotated Code of Maryland.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to repeal the requirement that an applicant for licensure as a podiatrist complete 1 year of a residency program and instead require that an applicant demonstrate to the Board satisfactory completion of 2 years in a post-graduate medical education program in podiatric medicine and surgery. This would remove the possibility that an applicant could become licensed with having completed only 1 year of a residency program, instead of the full residency program.

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 Michele Phinney, Director, Office of Regulation and Policy Coordination, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, 201 West Preston Street, Room 512, Baltimore, MD 21201, or call 410-767-6499 (TTY 800-735-2258), or email to dhmh.regs@maryland.gov, or fax to 410-767-6483. Comments will be accepted through May 30, 2017. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

.05 Post-Graduate Clinical Training.

A. Except as otherwise provided in this regulation, an applicant who submits an application for a license after January 1, 1990 shall [complete 1 year of post-graduate clinical training in a residency program] demonstrate satisfactory completion of 2 years in a post-graduate medical education program in podiatric medicine and surgery approved by the Council on Education of the American Podiatric Medical Association, or its successor, and approved by the Board, in order to be eligible for the examination.

B.—C. (text unchanged)

DENNIS R. SCHRADER
Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene

 

Subtitle 66 OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL

10.66.01 Civil Money Remedy

Authority: Health-General Article, §2-504.1, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Proposed Action

[17-118-P]

The Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene proposes to adopt new Regulations .01.04 under a new chapter, COMAR 10.66.01 Civil Money Remedy, under a new subtitle, Subtitle 66 Office of the Inspector General.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to create the procedure for implementing a civil money remedy as required by Health General Article, §2-504.1, Annotated Code of Maryland (Ch. 136, Acts of 2016). The remedy permits the State to recoup an amount which is less than the full amount of an improper claim payment in certain instances.

Comparison to Federal Standards

There is no corresponding federal standard to this proposed action.

Estimate of Economic Impact

I. Summary of Economic Impact. This proposal will have a minimal fiscal impact on the Medicaid Program and Healthcare providers. Currently, if a healthcare provider provides a Medicaid reimbursed service, but bills incorrectly or incorrectly documents the service, the State is required to seek full reimbursement of the claim. This regulation, based upon a recently enacted statute, permits the Department to recover less than the full amount of the claim paid. The State is required to reimburse the federal government for its federal financial participation (FFP) of the improper claim. FFP is usually 50 percent of the claim.

 

 

Revenue (R+/R-)

 

II. Types of Economic Impact.

Expenditure

(E+/E-)

Magnitude

 


A. On issuing agency:

(R-)

Negligible

B. On other State agencies:

NONE

C. On local governments:

(E-)

Negligible

 

 

Benefit (+)
Cost (-)

Magnitude

 


D. On regulated industries or trade groups:

(+)

Negligible

E. On other industries or trade groups:

NONE

F. Direct and indirect effects on public:

NONE

III. Assumptions. (Identified by Impact Letter and Number from Section II.)

A. and D. The Medicaid program has a budget of approximately of $8 billion. The recoveries that would be applicable under this proposal is very small. The OIG estimates an average annual recovery of $100,000 or less. Therefore, the effect on the healthcare provider community will minimal.

C. Local government would only be affected if the local health department was a Medicaid provider and repayment of reimbursement was required.

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 Michele Phinney, Director, Office of Regulation and Policy Coordination, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, 201 West Preston Street, Room 512, Baltimore, MD 21201, or call 410-767-6499 (TTY 800-735-2258), or email to dhmh.regs@maryland.gov, or fax to 410-767-6483. Comments will be accepted through May 30, 2017. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

.01 Scope.

This chapter establishes standards for civil money remedies against any provider of health care services or health care supplies or equipment if the Office of the Inspector General finds there are grounds under Health General Article, §2-504.1, Annotated Code of Maryland, to impose a civil money remedy.

.02 Definitions.

A. The following terms have the meaning indicated.

B. Terms Defined.

(1) “Civil money remedy” means a monetary remedy authorized by Health-General Article, §2-504.1, Annotated Code of Maryland, and imposed for a violation of statute or regulation governing the conditions of payment for any service or item for which the provider submitted a claim for payment and received payment.

(2) “Department” means the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

(3) “Hearing” means a contested case hearing as defined by the Administrative Procedure Act, State Government Article, Title 10, Subtitle 2, Annotated Code of Maryland.

(4) “Identified recovery” means the total dollar amount of claims identified by the OIG as paid to the provider for a service or item not provided in accordance with applicable statute and regulations.

(5) "Inspector General” means the Inspector General, or the designated Assistant Inspector General, within the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

(6) “Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH)” means the independent unit in the Executive Branch of State government authorized to conduct hearings in contested cases, pursuant to the Administrative Procedure Act and this chapter.

(7) “OIG” means the Office of the Inspector General within the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

(8) “Violation” means the provision of a service that does not comply with applicable statutes or regulations or both.

.03 Civil Money Remedy — Imposition.

A. A civil money remedy may be imposed against a provider for violation of a State or federal law governing the conditions of payment for any service or item for which the provider submitted a claim for payment and received payment.

B. It is within the sole discretion of the Inspector General as to whether a civil money remedy is imposed.

C. A civil money remedy may not be imposed if otherwise prohibited by State or federal law.

D. A civil money remedy imposed under this chapter:

(1) Is in lieu of full payment or full adjustment of the paid claim and not in addition to repayment of the claim;

(2) May not be less than the federal financial participation share of the identified improper claim amount;

(3) May not exceed the amount of reimbursement that the provider received for the paid claim;

(4) Is only available if the provider has not been subjected to a:

(a) Repayment penalty or fine;

(b) Criminal action; or

(c) Civil false claims action under either federal or State law for the same claim; and

(5) May not be imposed if the claim was included in the universe of claims under an extrapolation calculation.

E. A claim may be made on the basis of more than one violation, but there shall be only one civil money remedy per claim, regardless of the number of violations on which the claim is based.

F. In determining whether a civil money remedy is to be imposed and in setting the amount of the civil money remedy, the Inspector General shall consider:

(1) The number, nature, and seriousness of the violation or violations;

(2) The provider’s history of compliance;

(3) The efforts made by the provider to correct the violations and any continuation of conduct after notification of possible violations;

(4) The provider’s level of cooperation with the Department or Inspector General as it relates to the review of the claim;

(5) The degree of risk to the health, life, or safety of consumers as a result of the violations; and

(6) Any other reasonable factors as fairness may require.

G. The Inspector General shall give special consideration to the extent to which the provider’s size, operations, or financial condition:

(1) May have contributed to the violations; and

(2) May affect the provider’s ability to provide care and continue operations after payment of a civil money remedy.

H. If the civil money remedy is imposed under this chapter, the Inspector General shall issue a written notice and order to the provider that:

(1) States the total amount of the civil money remedies being imposed; and

(2) Includes the following information:

(a) The basis on which the order is made;

(b) Each regulation or statute violated;

(c) The amount of each civil money remedy imposed for each claim;

(d) The number of claims and total value of the claims identified with errors;

(e) The manner in which the amount of the civil money remedy was calculated; and

(f) The provider’s appeal rights.

I. The notice and order shall be sent to the provider by certified mail.

.04 Civil Money Remedy — Appeal.

A. A provider aggrieved by the imposition of a civil money remedy may appeal the action by filing a request for a hearing in accordance with State Government Article, Title 10, Subtitle2, Annotated Code of Maryland.

B. The Inspector General has the burden of proof with respect to the basis for the imposition of the civil money remedy.

C. The Office of Administrative Hearings shall render a final decision within 30 days of the hearing.

D. An order that imposes a civil money remedy is final when the provider has exhausted all opportunities to contest the civil money remedy in accordance with State Government Article, Title 10, Subtitle 2, Annotated Code of Maryland.

E. After exhaustion of all appeals, a provider shall pay a civil money remedy to the Department within 10 days after the provider receives a final order that affirms the imposition of the civil money remedy unless the Inspector General negotiates and approves a repayment schedule.

F. If a provider does not pay the civil money remedy to the Department after receiving the final order or according to a negotiated repayment schedule, the State may deduct the amount of the civil money remedy from any sum that is then or later owed by the State to the provider, pursuant to State Finance and Procurement Article, §7-222, Annotated Code of Maryland.

DENNIS R. SCHRADER
Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene

 

Title 13A
STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION

Subtitle 05 SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMS

13A.05.02 Administration of Services for Students with Disabilities

Authority: Education Article, §§2-205, 8-301—[8-307] 8-319, 8-3A-01—
8-3A-11, and 8-401—[8-416] 8-419; Human Services Article, §§8-401—
8-409; Labor and Employment Article, §§11-801 and 11-901 et seq.; Annotated Code of Maryland
Federal Statutory Reference: 20 U.S.C. §§1408, 1412, 1413, and 1437; Federal Regulatory References: 34 CFR 300 and [301] 303

Notice of Proposed Action

[17-121-P]

The Maryland State Board of Education proposes to amend Regulations .03 and .14 under COMAR 13A.05.02 Administration of Services for Students with Disabilities.

This action was considered by the State Board of Education at their meeting held on December 5, 2016.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to provide updates to terminology and statutory or regulatory citations.

Comparison to Federal Standards

There is a corresponding federal standard to this proposed action, but the proposed action is not more restrictive or stringent.

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 Marcella E. Franczkowski, Assistant State Superintendent, Division of Special Education/Early Invention Services, Maryland State Department of Education, 200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, or call 410-767-0238 TTY:410-333-6442, or email to marcella.franczkowski@maryland.gov, or fax to 410-333-2488. Comments will be accepted through May 1, 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 May 23, 2017, 9:00 a.m., at 200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201.

.03 Definitions.

A. (text unchanged)

B. Terms Defined.

(1) ["Local coordinating council (LCC)"] “Local care team (LCT)” means the interagency committee established in each jurisdiction in accordance with [Article 49D,] Human Services Article §8-405, Annotated Code of Maryland, to:

(a) — (b) (text unchanged)

(c) Review requests for State funding of residential placements of students with disabilities in accordance with [Article 49D, Annotated Code of Maryland.] COMAR 14.31.01.

(2) "Local management board" means the entity established or designated in accordance with [Article 49D, §11,] Human Services Article, §8-301, Annotated Code of Maryland, to ensure the implementation of a local interagency service delivery system for children, youth, and families in each local jurisdiction.

(3) (text unchanged)

(4) "State Coordinating Council (SCC)" means the interagency committee established in [Article 49D,] Human Services Article, §8-401, Annotated Code of Maryland.

(5) (text unchanged)

 

.14 Nonpublic Placements by Local School Systems.

A. (text unchanged)

B. State Contributions for Funding In-State Nonpublic Placements.

(1) A State contribution for funding the costs of a placement for a student with a disability in an approved nonpublic school program is available for placements which meet the requirements of Education Article, §8-406, [and Article 49D,] Annotated Code of Maryland, and Regulation .12 of this chapter.

(2) — (4) (text unchanged)

(5) State Contribution for Funding an In-State Residential Placement.

(a) A local school system shall obtain approval from the [LCC, pursuant to Article 49D, Annotated Code of Maryland,] LCT  before a local school system requests a State funding contribution of an in-State residential placement for a student with a disability.

(b) A local school system shall notify the Department of the [LCC] LCT approval when the request for a State funding contribution is submitted to the Department.

C. State Contribution for Funding Out-of-State Nonpublic Placements.

(1) A local school system shall participate as a member of the [LCC] LCT and the LMB, in accordance with [Article 49D, Annotated Code of Maryland.] COMAR 14.31.01.

(2) A local school system shall obtain approval from the [LCC] LCT  to request a State contribution for funding an out-of-State nonpublic placement for a student with a disability whose educational needs cannot be met in an in-State nonpublic placement consistent with §A of this regulation.

(3) The [LCC] LCT shall review the funding request for an out-of-State nonpublic placement in accordance with [Article 49D, Annotated Code of Maryland.] COMAR 14.31.01.

(4) If the [LCC] LCT approves the out-of-State nonpublic placement funding request, the local school system shall forward the funding request and supporting documentation at the time and in the manner specified by the SCC.

(5) (text unchanged)

D. Limitations on Local School System and State Funding Contributions to Nonpublic Placements.

(1) If the [LCC] LCT determines that a student with a disability requires a nonpublic placement for noneducational reasons, the local school system may agree to be responsible for the educational cost not to exceed the local share of the basic cost of the local school system education program, as defined in Education Article, §8-415, Annotated Code of Maryland.

(2) — (4) (text unchanged)

E. (text unchanged)

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

 

Title 13B
MARYLAND HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSION

Subtitle 08 FINANCIAL AID

13B.08.04 Senatorial Scholarship Program

Authority: Education Article, §§11-105(u) and 18-204(c) and Title 18, Subtitle 4; Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Proposed Action

[17-117-P]

The Maryland Higher Education Commission proposes to adopt new Regulations .01—.12 under a new chapter, COMAR 13B.08.04 Senatorial 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 Senatorial 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 30, 2017. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

.01 Purpose.

The purpose of the Senatorial Scholarship Program is for Senators in the Maryland General Assembly to provide financial assistance to full-time and part-time students pursuing an undergraduate, graduate, or professional education.

.02 Eligibility.

A. To be eligible for a Senatorial Scholarship, a recipient shall be a Maryland resident in the Senator's legislative district at the time their application is made.

B. A recipient shall be enrolled in:

(1) A regular undergraduate, graduate, or professional program at an eligible institution;

(2) An associate’s degree program; or

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

C. A recipient shall attend an eligible institution for the number of credit hours for which the award was made.

D. Full-time enrollment is defined as 12 credit hours per semester for undergraduates, and 9 credit hours per semester for graduate students.

E. Part-time enrollment is defined as 6 to 11 credits per semester for undergraduates, and 6 to 8 hours for graduate students.

F. A recipient shall be enrolled at least part-time.

.03 Eligible Institutions.

A. The following are eligible institutions:

(1) A Maryland college or university;

(2) A private career school approved to operate in Maryland by the Maryland Higher Education Commission;

(3) An out-of-State institution that makes special provisions for a hearing-impaired student if comparable special provisions are not available to that student at a Maryland institution; and

(4) An out-of-State institution if:

(a) The out-of-State institution offers a program that is not offered at an institution in Maryland;

(b) The applicant:

(i) Submits a written request to the Director of the Office of Student Financial Assistance requesting that the out-of-State institution be deemed an eligible institution;

(ii) The applicant identifies their major as one not offered at an institution in the State;

(iii) The applicant attaches a copy of the relevant section of the out-of-State institution’s catalog; and

(iv) The applicant provides the their full name, address, Social Security number, and State legislative district; and

(c) The Director of the Office of Student Financial Assistance approves the applicant’s request.

B. The Director shall notify the applicant of a decision made under §A(4)(c) of this regulation within 45 days of receipt of the applicant’s request.

.04 Award Amount.

A. Each Senator may award one or more scholarships up to the State’s annual maximum award.

B. The State’s annual maximum award shall be equivalent to the annual tuition and fees of an undergraduate program at the 4-year public institution of higher education within the University System of Maryland with the highest annual expenses for a full-time resident undergraduate student, other than the University of Maryland University College and University of Maryland, Baltimore.

C. A Senatorial Scholarship shall be issued in $100 increments, and may not be less than $400.

D. A recipient is eligible for other scholarships offered by the Office of Student Financial Assistance.

E. A recipient may use up to 50 percent of the yearly award for summer school.

.05 Application Procedures.

A. An applicant shall:

(1) Complete and timely submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) (students are encouraged to apply by the March 1 deadline so that they may be considered for all State scholarships; however all applications received by the federal processor by May 15 of each year may be considered for Senatorial Scholarships);

(2) Except as provided in §B of this regulation, take the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or American College Testing (ACT) test; and

(3) Submit any other information that a Senator requests as part of the Senator’s award process.

B. The following categories of applicants are exempt from the testing requirement in §A(2) of this regulation:

(1) Applicants who graduated from high school at least 5 years prior to filing the FAFSA;

(2) Applicants attending an eligible institution who have completed 1 year of postsecondary education in good academic standing;

(3) Applicants accepted for admission at an eligible private career school; and

(4) Applicants planning to attend or attending a Maryland community college.

C. An applicant shall agree to provide any information or documentation requested by the Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) for the purpose of administering this program and, if requested, shall sign an authorization for the release of information to OFSA for the purpose of administering this program. An applicant’s failure or refusal to provide requested information or a signed release may result in a determination of ineligibility or the cancellation of an award.

.06 Selection Procedures.

A. Each Maryland State Senator shall establish a selection process for the award of the Senator’s scholarships.

B. A Senator shall consider the financial need of each applicant, of which the Senator shall be the final judge.

C. The Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) shall provide to each Senator an application information sheet for each applicant, student labels, and an applicant roster.

D. OSFA shall forward information received from the U.S. Department of Education concerning an applicant’s eligibility for federal student aid programs, based on the applicant’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), to the applicant's Senator.

E. OSFA shall forward an applicant roster to each Senator containing the following information for each applicant residing in the Senator’s legislative district who has filed a FASFA:

(1) Applicant name, address, telephone number, sex, and marital status;

(2) Applicant's family contribution towards college;

(3) Applicant's expected remaining financial need;

(4) College code and the cost of attending that institution;

(5) Year in college and whether the applicant is planning to live with parents or on or off campus; and

(6) Any tentative awards for the current academic year.

F. OSFA shall send an initial applicant roster to each Senator at the end of April, listing all applicants who filed a FAFSA by March 1.

G. OSFA shall send a supplemental applicant roster to each Senator in June, listing all applicants who filed a FASFA between March 1 and May 15.

H. If a Senator serves a legislative district comprising more than one county, the number of scholarship units shall be divided as equally as possible among qualified applicants from each county in the legislative district.

.07 Award Procedures.

A. Each Senator shall select award recipients.

B. Each Senator shall provide the following information to the Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) for each award:

(1) The student’s full name;

(2) The student’s address;

(3) The student’s Social Security number;

(4) The dollar amount of the award;

(5) The name of the institution that the student will attend; and

(6) Whether the award is a one-time award or is automatically renewed.

C. Upon receipt of this information, OSFA shall notify students of the award offer.

D. Only OSFA can offer a legally binding Senatorial Scholarship.

E. An applicant must accept the Senatorial Scholarship online through the Maryland College Aid Processing System (MDCAPS) within the time frame established by OSFA.

F. Senatorial Scholarships not timely accepted shall be canceled, but may be reinstated if funds are available.

G. Students offered a one-time only award shall accept the award with the acknowledgement that they are waiving any right to have the award renewed.

H. A Senator may choose to utilize an outside organization in determining scholarship awards under the following provisions:

(1) The organization must adhere to all pertinent statutory and regulatory provisions;

(2) OSFA shall send all information concerning applicants and the awarding of scholarship funds directly to the Senator, who shall forward the information to the outside organization to recommend awards;

(3) The organization shall forward the names of all students recommended for an award to the Senator’s office for approval;

(4) The Senator shall forward all students selected for award to OSFA for processing; and

(5) The outside organization shall not share any student information with any party other than the Senator.

.08 Payment.

A. At the beginning of each school term, institutions shall be asked to review billing rosters provided by the Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) and certify that the Senatorial Scholarship recipient is a Maryland resident and enrolled for the number of credits for which the award was made.

B. Upon receipt of the institution's certification, OSFA shall disburse the respective funds directly to the institution to be credited to the student’s account.

.09 Renewal and Continuation.

A. A Senatorial Scholarship award designated as renewable shall be automatically renewed on an annual basis for up to 4 years of full-time study or 8 years of part-time study if the recipient:

(1) Remains enrolled on at least a part-time basis in an eligible institution; and

(2) Continues to meet all other eligibility requirements.

B. A Senatorial Scholarship award designated as a one-time only award shall not be automatically renewed, but a recipient may reapply to their Senator on an annual basis for additional funding.

C. Except as provided in §§D and E of this regulation, a student may only receive an award for a maximum of 4 years of full-time study or 8 years of part-time study whether as a renewable Senatorial award, multiple one-time awards, or a combination of awards.

D. If the recipient is attending an eligible private career school, the award may be held until the completion of the program if the student completes the program within the length of time specified by the institution and otherwise continuously meets the conditions of the scholarship.

E. If the recipient is enrolled in a terminal certificate program, the award may be held for 2 years if the student remains enrolled full-time and otherwise continuously meets the conditions of the scholarship.

F. A recipient shall promptly notify the Office of Student Financial Assistance of any changes to the student's name, address, state of residence, institution of attendance, or enrollment status.

G. A student who receives an award for undergraduate study who becomes a graduate student must reapply to be considered for an award for graduate studies.

.10 Extension Procedures.

A. A recipient may hold a scholarship for a fifth undergraduate year or for a semester subsequent to the end of a fourth undergraduate academic year if the recipient submits a request and:

(1) Is a full-time student;

(2) Continues to be a resident of the State;

(3) Continues to be a student at the institution and takes courses leading to a degree; and

(4) Has received the award for the maximum time frame available as provided in Regulation .09C.

B. A Senatorial Scholarship awarded under this section may be held for up to 1 year.

C. The Senator shall notify the Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) of any fifth year request that has been approved.

D. The Director of OSFA or designee shall verify the availability of the appropriation for each Senator and shall award the student should funding be available.

E. OSFA shall notify the student of the award offer.

.11 Revocation of Award.

An award shall be revoked if:

A. The criteria in Regulations .08 and .09 of this chapter are not met;

B. The recipient makes a change to their name, address, state of residence, institution of attendance, or enrollment status and fails promptly to inform the Office of Student Financial Assistance in writing; or

C. Funds are no longer available.

.12 Budget for the Senatorial Scholarship Program.

A. Each Senator shall have an annual budget to fund renewals and new awards.

B. A Senator shall award all funds by September 1 of each year.

C. A Senator may re-award scholarships awarded by September 1 that are later canceled.

D. Any scholarship funds remaining from cancellations at the end of a fiscal year shall be carried forward into the next fiscal year for the Senator to award.

E. Any scholarship funds not awarded by September 1, except funds remaining from cancellations, shall be awarded by the Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) to students in the Senator's legislative district

F. OSFA shall periodically notify each Senator of their scholarship funds balance.

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

 

Subtitle 08 FINANCIAL AID

13B.08.05 Delegate Scholarship Program

Authority: Education Article, §§11-105(u) and 18-204(c) and Title 18, Subtitle 5; Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Proposed Action

[17-116-P]

The Maryland Higher Education Commission proposes to adopt new Regulations .01—.13 under a new chapter, COMAR 13B.08.05 Delegate 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 add regulations to implement the Delegate 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 30, 2017. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

.01 Purpose.

The purpose of the Delegate Scholarship Program is for Delegates in the Maryland General Assembly to provide financial assistance to full-time and part-time students pursuing an undergraduate, graduate, or professional education.

.02 Eligibility.

A. A recipient shall be enrolled in:

(1) A regular undergraduate, graduate, or professional program at an eligible institution;

(2) An associate’s degree program; or

(3) A certificate program in which the course work is acceptable for transfer credit to an accredited baccalaureate program at an eligible institution.

B. A recipient shall attend an eligible institution for the number of credit hours for which the award was made.

C. Full-time enrollment is defined as 12 credit hours per semester for undergraduate students and 9 credit hours per semester for graduate students.

D. Part-time enrollment is defined as 6 to 11 credits per semester for undergraduate students and 6 to 8 hours for graduate students.

E. A recipient shall be enrolled at least part-time.

.03 Eligible Institutions.

A. The following are eligible institutions:

(1) A Maryland public or private college or university;

(2) A private career school approved to operate in Maryland by the Maryland Higher Education Commission;

(3) An out-of-State institution that makes special provisions for a disabled student if comparable special provisions are not available to that student at a Maryland institution; and

(4) An out-of-State institution if:

(a) The out-of-State institution offers a program that is not offered at an institution in Maryland;

(b) The applicant:

(i) Submits a written request to the Director of the Office of Student Financial Assistance requesting that the out-of-State institution be deemed an eligible institution;

(ii) The applicant identifies their major as one not offered at an institution in the State;

(iii) The applicant attaches a copy of the relevant section of the out-of-State institution’s catalog; and

(iv) The applicant provides the their full name, address, Social Security number, and State legislative district; and

(c) The Director of the Office of Student Financial Assistance approves the applicant’s request.

B. The Director shall notify the applicant of a decision made under §A(4)(c) of this regulation within 45 days of receipt of the applicant’s request.

.04 Methods of Awarding and Award Amount.

A. Each Delegate shall have a choice of two methods for awarding scholarships: the tuition and mandatory fees method and the set dollar method.

B. Each Delegate shall make an irrevocable selection of either the tuition and mandatory fees method or the set dollar method on an annual basis during each 4-year term

C. Tuition and Mandatory Fees Method.

(1) Each Delegate may award the equivalent of four, 4-year, full-time scholarships.

(2) A Delegate Scholarship award may not exceed the actual tuition and mandatory fees charged to the recipient as follows:

 

College Type

Amount of Assistance

Community College

Tuition and Mandatory Fees

Public 4-Year College/University

Undergraduate Tuition and Mandatory Fees

Private 2-Year or 4-Year College/ University

Up to Undergraduate Tuition and Mandatory Fees Maximum

Out-of-State School

Up to Undergraduate Tuition and Mandatory Fees Maximum

All Graduate Programs

Up to Undergraduate Tuition and Mandatory Fees Maximum

(3) A Delegate Scholarship may be awarded for a period of 1, 2, 3, or 4 years.

(4) A Delegate may award two part-time scholarships for each full-time scholarship available, provided that a part-time Delegate Award may be renewed for a maximum of 8 years and that the student is enrolled for between 6 and 11 credits each semester.

(5) A full-time tuition and mandatory fees scholarship may not exceed the maximum tuition and mandatory fees 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.

(6) Mid-term increases in scholarship funds will be awarded only if sufficient funds are available in the Delegate program.

(7) A summer session shall constitute a full semester for award calculation and administration purposes.

(8) A Delegate may reserve the option not chose the two methods for awarding but elect to transfer funds to other State aid programs.

D. Set Dollar Method.

(1) Each Delegate shall have an annual budget in the amount of four times the tuition and mandatory fees for a full-time undergraduate student enrolled at the University of Maryland, College Park, for the academic year commencing in that year, 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.

(2) The Delegate shall determine a set dollar amount to award each recipient.

(3) The minimum award shall be $200 for the academic year and the maximum shall be 50 percent of the Delegate's budget for that academic year.

E. Unawarded funds remaining in a Delegate’s account at the end of an award year shall carry over into the following year for awarding.

.05 Alternative Awards.

A. As an alternative to the scholarship awards authorized in regulation .04, and subject to the provisions of §B of this regulation, during each year in office each Delegate may award scholarships in a total amount equal to 4 times the tuition and mandatory fees for a full-time undergraduate student enrolled at the University of Maryland, College Park for the academic year commencing in that year.

B. A scholarship awarded under §A of this regulation:

(1) May not be for an amount less than $200 or more than one-half of the total amount of scholarships authorized by §A of this regulation;

(2) Shall be used at an eligible institution;

(3) May be used by:

(a) A graduate, undergraduate, or professional student; or

(b) A student at a private career school within the State that is approved by the Maryland Higher Education Commission and that is accredited by a national accrediting association that is approved by the United States Department of Education; and

(4) To the extent that it is not used by the student, shall be recredited to the Delegate’s scholarship account and may be awarded in the next 12 months by that Delegate to another student pursuant to this regulation.

.06 Application and Selection Procedures.

A. Each Delegate shall establish a written application and selection process.

B. A Delegate’s written selection process may use any factors that the Delegate considers appropriate.

C. The Office of Student Financial Assistance shall refer applicant inquiries directly to the appropriate Delegate.

.07 Awarding Procedures.

A. A Delegate shall inform the Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) when the Delegate has selected a recipient.

B. OSFA shall provide the Delegate with demographic student information of students assigned in their district. The Delegate is required to notify OSFA of their method of awarding and how the awards will be administered for the year.

C. If the Delegate requests that OSFA make awards on their behalf, student awards shall be determined based on eligibility criteria outlined in Regulation .02 of this chapter.

D. For each recipient selected, the delegate shall provide OSFA with written notification of the student’s:

(1) Full name;

(2) Social Security number;

(3) Date of birth;

(4) Address;

(5) Award amount;

(6) Name of school attending; and

(7) Enrollment status.

E. Upon receipt of the information in §D of this regulation, OSFA shall officially notify the student of the award offer.

F. An award recipient shall accept the Delegate award online through the Maryland College Aid Processing System (MDCAPS) within the time frame established by OSFA.

G. An award that is cancelled due to the lack of a timely response shall be reinstated upon written request provided that funds are available.

H. A Delegate may choose to utilize an outside organization in determining scholarship awards under the following provisions:

(1) The organization shall adhere to all pertinent statutory and regulatory provisions;

(2) OSFA shall send all information concerning applicants and the awarding of scholarship funds directly to the Delegate, who shall forward the information to the outside organization to recommend awards;

(3) The organization shall forward the names of all students recommended for an award to the Delegate’s office for approval;

(4) The Delegate shall forward all students selected for award to OSFA for processing; and

(5) The outside organization may not share any student information with any party other than the Delegate.

.08 Payment.

A. At the beginning of each school term, institutions shall be asked to review billing rosters provided by the Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) to certify that the recipient is a Maryland resident, enrolled in an eligible program for the number of credits for which the award was made, and meets satisfactory academic progress.

B. Upon receipt of the institution's certification, OSFA shall disburse the respective funds directly to the institution to be credited to the student's account.

.09 Renewal and Continuation.

A. Delegate Scholarship awards are not automatically renewed on an annual basis. Recipients must reapply to their delegate annually.

B. A recipient shall inform the Office of Student Financial Assistance in writing of any change to the student’s name, address, institution of attendance, or enrollment status.

.10 Revocation of Award.

An award shall be revoked if:

A. The criteria in Regulations .08 and .09 of this chapter are not met;

B. A recipient makes a change to their name, address, state of residence, institution of attendance, or enrollment status and fails promptly to inform the Office of Student Financial Assistance in writing; or

C. Funds are no longer available.

.11 Appeals Procedure.

A. An applicant may appeal a decision of ineligibility or of the revocation of an award.

B. An applicant may not appeal a denial of a Delegate Scholarship made for reasons other than a determination of ineligibility.

C. An appeal shall be filed with the Director of the Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) within 30 calendar days of the date of the notice of ineligibility or revocation.

D. An appeal shall be in writing and detail reasons or circumstances that would justify reversal of the original decision.

E. The Director of OSFA or designee shall review each appeal in consultation with the Delegate and issue a decision no later than 60 calendar days after receiving the appeal.

F. All decisions of the Director or designee are final.

.12 Notification of Delegate Funds Balance.

A. The Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) shall notify each Delegate of their scholarship funds balance.

B. OSFA shall send an applicant roster to each Delegate at the end of April each year that lists all students who have filed a need-based application by the March 1 deadline and the award renewals.

C. OSFA shall continue to update Delegates with applicant roster information including the names of new applicants and new awardees.

D. OSFA may update rosters throughout the year.

E. If a Delegate does not award all of their scholarship funds during the fiscal year, those funds shall be carried forward into the following fiscal year.

.13 Recipients of a Delegate Howard P. Rawlings Educational Excellence Award.

A. Each Delegate may authorize the Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) to award all or a portion of their funds to eligible recipients of a Delegate Howard P. Rawlings Educational Excellence Award who reside in the Delegate's legislative district.

B. If the total number of eligible recipients of a Delegate Howard P. Rawlings Educational Excellence Award who reside in the Delegate's legislative district is insufficient to utilize the total amount of funds available to the Delegate for any fiscal year, OSFA may, with the consent of the Delegate, award the unused funds to other eligible recipients throughout the State.

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

 

Title 19A
STATE ETHICS COMMISSION

Notice of Proposed Action

[17-122-P]

The Maryland State Ethics Commission proposes to adopt amendments to:

(1) Regulation .02 under COMAR 19A.01.01 General Provisions;

(2) Regulation .04 under COMAR 19A.04.02 Review Criteria;

(3) Appendix A under COMAR 19A.04 Local Government Ethics Law;

(4) Regulation .04 under COMAR 19A.05.02 Review Criteria; and

(5) Appendix A and Appendix B under COMAR 19A.05 Board of Education Ethics Regulations.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to update State Ethics Commission regulations to conform to the intent of the provisions of General Provisions Article, Title 5, Annotated Code of Maryland, and to make necessary clarifications to the regulations.

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 Michael W. Lord, Executive Director, State Ethics Commission, 45 Calvert Street, 3rd Floor, Annapolis, Maryland 21401, or call 410-260-7770, or email to michael.lord@maryland.gov, or fax to 410-260-7746. Comments will be accepted through June 2, 2017. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

Open Meeting

Final action on the proposal will be considered by the State Ethics Commission during a public meeting to be held on June 15, 2017, at the Commission's office.

 

Subtitle 01 PROCEDURES

19A.01.01 General Provisions

Authority: General Provisions Article, §5-206, Annotated Code of Maryland

.02 Definitions.

In this title, the following terms have the meanings indicated:

A. — J. (text unchanged)

K. Gift.

(1) "Gift" means the transfer of anything of economic value regardless of the form without adequate and lawful consideration.

(2) "Gift" does not include the solicitation, acceptance, receipt, or regulation of [political campaign] contributions [regulated in accordance with the provisions of] as defined in Election Law Article, Annotated Code of Maryland[, or any other provisions of State law regulating the conduct of elections or the receipt of political campaign contributions].

L. — Z. (text unchanged)

 

Subtitle 04 LOCAL GOVERNMENT ETHICS LAW

19A.04.02 Review Criteria

Authority: General Provisions Article, §5-206, and Title 5, Subtitle 8, Annotated Code of Maryland

.04 Conflicts of Interest

A. — G. (text unchanged)

H. Gifts.

(1) — (3) (text unchanged)

(4) The local law shall define “gift”:

(a) To include the transfer of [any thing or service] anything of economic value, regardless of the form, without [identifiable and] adequate and lawful consideration; and

(b) To exclude [regulated campaign] contributions [similar to the exclusions of the Public Ethics Law] as defined in Election Law Article, Annotated Code of Maryland.

(5) (text unchanged)

 

Appendix A — Model Ethics Law A

Authority: General Provisions Article, §§5-205, 5-206, and Title 5, Subtitle 8, Annotated Code of Maryland

 

CHAPTER ____ — ETHICS PROVISIONS

Section 1. — Section 2. (text unchanged)

Section 3. Definitions.

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

(a) — (g) (text unchanged)

(h) (1) (text unchanged)

(2) “Gift” does not include a [political campaign] contribution [regulated under] as defined in Election Law Article, Annotated Code of Maryland[, or any other provision of State or local law regulating the conduct of elections or the receipt of political campaign contributions].

(i) — (o) (text unchanged)

Section 4. — Section 10. (text unchanged)

Subtitle 05 BOARD OF EDUCATION ETHICS REGULATIONS

19A.05.02 Review Criteria

Authority: General Provisions Article, §§[5-815—5-820] 5-205 and 5-206 and Title 5, Subtitle 8, Annotated Code of Maryland

.04 Conflicts of Interest.

A. — G. (text unchanged)

H. Gifts.

(1) — (3) (text unchanged)

(4) The regulations shall define “gift”:

(a) To include the transfer of [any thing or service] anything of economic value, regardless of the form, without [identifiable and] adequate and lawful consideration; and

(b) To exclude [regulated campaign contributions] a contribution as defined in Election Law Article, Annotated Code of Maryland [similar to the exclusions in the Public Ethics Law].

 

Appendix A — Model Board of Education Ethics Regulations

Authority: General Provisions Article, §§5-205[,] and 5-206[, and 5-815—5-820] and Title 5, Subtitle 8, Annotated Code of Maryland

 

CHAPTER ____ — ETHICS PROVISIONS

Section 1. — Section 2. (text unchanged)

Section 3. Definitions.

(a) — (f) (text unchanged)

(g) (1) (text unchanged)

(2) “Gift” does not include [political campaign] contributions [regulated under] as defined in [the Elections] Election Law Article, Annotated Code of Maryland[, or any other provision of State or local law regulating the conduct of elections or the receipt of political campaign contributions].

(h) — (q) (text unchanged)

Section 4. — Section 8. (text unchanged)

 

Appendix B — Model Board of Education Ethics Regulations

Authority: General Provisions Article, §§5-205 and 5-206 and [5-815—5-820] Title 5, Subtitle 8, Annotated Code of Maryland

 

CHAPTER ____ — ETHICS PROVISIONS

Section 1. Applicability and definitions.

(a) (text unchanged)

(b) (1) (text unchanged)

(2) “Gift”:

(i) Means the transfer of [any service or thing] anything of economic value regardless of form without adequate and lawful consideration; and

(ii) Does not include a [political campaign] contribution [regulated under Elections] as defined in Election Law Article, Annotated Code Maryland.

(3) (text unchanged)

Section 2. — Section 8. (text unchanged)

MICHAEL W. LORD
Executive Director

 


Special Documents


 


DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

SUSQUEHANNA RIVER BASIN COMMISSION

Public Hearing

 

AGENCY:  Susquehanna River Basin Commission.

 

ACTION:  Notice.

 
SUMMARY:  The Susquehanna River Basin Commission will hold a public hearing on May 11, 2017, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. At this public hearing, the Commission will hear testimony on the projects listed in the Supplementary Information section of this notice. The Commission will also hear testimony on a request for waiver of 18 CFR §§ 806.3 AND 806.4 by EOG Resources, Inc., as well as proposals to amend its Regulatory Program Fee Schedule and the Comprehensive Plan for the Water Resources of the Susquehanna River Basin. Such projects, request and proposals are intended to be scheduled for Commission action at its next business meeting, tentatively scheduled for June 16, 2017, which will be noticed separately. The public should take note that this public hearing will be the only opportunity to offer oral comment to the Commission for the listed projects, request and proposals. The deadline for the submission of written comments is May 22, 2017.

 

DATES:  The public hearing will convene on May 11, 2017, at 2:30 p.m.  The public hearing will end at 5:00 p.m. or at the conclusion of public testimony, whichever is sooner.  The deadline for the submission of written comments is May 22, 2017.

 

ADDRESSES:  The public hearing will be conducted at the Pennsylvania State Capitol, Room 8E-B, East Wing, Commonwealth Avenue, Harrisburg, Pa.

 
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Jason Oyler, General Counsel, telephone:  (717) 238-0423, ext. 1312; fax:  (717) 238-2436.  
Information concerning the applications for these projects is available at the SRBC Water Resource Portal at www.srbc.net/wrp. Additional supporting documents are available to inspect and copy in accordance with the Commission’s Access to Records Policy at www.srbc.net/pubinfo/docs/2009-02_Access_to_Records_Policy_20140115.pdf. 

 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The public hearing will cover a request for waiver of 18 CFR §§ 806.3 AND 806.4 by EOG Resources, Inc., as well as proposed amendments to the Commission’s Regulatory Program Fee Schedule and the Comprehensive Plan for the Water Resources of the Susquehanna River Basin, as posted on the SRBC Public Participation Center webpage at www.srbc.net/pubinfo/publicparticipation.htm. The public hearing will also cover the following projects:

 

Projects Scheduled for Action:

Project Sponsor and Facility:  Town of Big Flats, Chemung County, N.Y. Application for groundwater withdrawal of up to 0.792 mgd (30-day average) from Well 1-1. 

Project Sponsor and Facility:  Michael and Sandra Buhler (Bennett Branch Sinnemahoning Creek), Huston Township, Clearfield County, Pa. Application for renewal of surface water withdrawal of up to 0.999 mgd (peak day) (Docket No. 20130603).

Project Sponsor and Facility:  Chesapeake Appalachia, LLC (Susquehanna River), Mehoopany Township, Wyoming County, Pa. Application for renewal of surface water withdrawal of up to 0.999 mgd (peak day) (Docket No. 20130303).

Project Sponsor and Facility:  Chesapeake Appalachia, LLC (Susquehanna River), Wysox Township, Bradford County, Pa. Application for renewal of surface water withdrawal of up to 0.999 mgd (peak day) (Docket No. 20130304).

Project Sponsor and Facility:  Chesapeake Appalachia, LLC (Wyalusing Creek), Rush Township, Susquehanna County, Pa. Application for surface water withdrawal of up to 0.715 mgd (peak day).

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 and Facility:  Ephrata Area Joint Authority, Ephrata Borough, Lancaster County, Pa. Application for modification to request a combined withdrawal limit for Well 1, Cocalico Creek, and Mountain Home Springs of 2.310 mgd (30-day average) (Docket No. 20110902).

Project Sponsor and Facility:  Equipment Transport, LLC (Susquehanna River), Great Bend Township, Susquehanna County, Pa. Application for renewal of surface water withdrawal of up to 1.000 mgd (peak day) (Docket No. 20130613).

Project Sponsor and Facility:  Kraft Heinz Foods Company, Town of Campbell, Steuben County, N.Y. Application for renewal of groundwater withdrawal of up to 0.432 mgd (30-day average) from Well 3 (Docket No. 19860203).

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 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:  P.H. Glatfelter Company.  Project Facility:  Paper/Pulp Mill and Cogen Operations (Codorus Creek), Spring Grove Borough, York County, Pa. Application for renewal of surface water withdrawal of up to 16.000 mgd (peak day) (Docket No. 19860602).

Project Sponsor:  P.H. Glatfelter Company.  Project Facility:  Paper/Pulp Mill and Cogen Operations, Spring Grove Borough, York County, Pa. Application for renewal of consumptive water use of up to 0.900 mgd (peak day) (Docket No. 19860602).

Project Sponsor and Facility:  Rausch Creek Land, L.P., Porter Township, Schuylkill County, Pa. Application for renewal of groundwater withdrawal of up to 0.100 mgd (30-day average) from Pit #21 (Docket No. 20120612).

Project Sponsor and Facility:  Repsol Oil & Gas USA, LLC (Towanda Creek), Franklin Township, Bradford County, Pa. Application for renewal of surface water withdrawal of up to 1.000 mgd (peak day) (Docket No. 20130311).

Project Sponsor and Facility:  Spring Township Water Authority, Spring Township, Centre County, Pa. Application for groundwater withdrawal of up to 0.499 mgd (30-day average) from Cerro Well. 

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. 

Project Sponsor and Facility:  Warren Marcellus LLC (Susquehanna River), Washington Township, Wyoming County, Pa. Application for renewal of surface water withdrawal of up to 0.999 mgd (peak day) (Docket No. 20130305).

Project Sponsor and Facility:  Village of Waverly, Tioga County, N.Y. Application for groundwater withdrawal of up to 0.320 mgd (30-day average) from Well 1. 

Project Sponsor and Facility:  Village of Waverly, Tioga County, N.Y. Application for groundwater withdrawal of up to 0.480 mgd (30-day average) from Well 2. 

Project Sponsor and Facility:  Village of Waverly, Tioga County, N.Y. Application for groundwater withdrawal of up to 0.470 mgd (30-day average) from Well 3.

 

Projects Scheduled for Action Involving a Diversion:

Project Sponsor and Facility:  City of DuBois, Union Township, Clearfield County, Pa. Application for modification to the diversion from Anderson Creek Reservoir by expansion of the existing service area as a result of interconnection and bulk water supply to Falls Creek Borough Municipal Authority (Docket No. 20060304).

Project Sponsor:  Seneca Resources Corporation. Project Facility:  Impoundment 1, receiving groundwater from Seneca Resources Corporation Wells 5H and 6H and Clermont Wells 1, 2, North 2, 3, and 4, Norwich and Sergeant Townships, McKean County, Pa. Application for modification to add four additional sources (Clermont North Well 1, Clermont North Well 3, Clermont South Well 7, and Clermont South Well 10) and increase the into-basin diversion from the Ohio River Basin by an additional 1.044 mgd (peak day), for a total of up to 3.021 mgd (peak day) (Docket No. 20141216).

 

Opportunity to Appear and Comment:

Interested parties may appear at the hearing to offer comments to the Commission on any project, request or proposal listed above. The presiding officer reserves the right to limit oral statements in the interest of time and to otherwise control the course of the hearing. Guidelines for the public hearing will be posted on the Commission’s website, www.srbc.net, prior to the hearing for review. The presiding officer reserves the right to modify or supplement such guidelines at the hearing. Written comments on any project, request or proposal listed above may also be mailed to Mr. Jason Oyler, General Counsel, Susquehanna River Basin Commission, 4423 North Front Street, Harrisburg, Pa. 17110-1788, or submitted electronically through www.srbc.net/pubinfo/publicparticipation.htm. Comments mailed or electronically submitted must be received by the Commission on or before May 22, 2017, to be considered.

 

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

 

Dated:  April 6, 2017.

STEPHANIE L. RICHARDSON
Secretary to the Commission

[17-09-15]

 


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.

 


BOARD OF DIETETIC PRACTICE

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: May 18, 2017, 10 a.m. — 12 p.m.

Place: 4201 Patterson Ave., Rm. 106, Baltimore, MD

Contact: Lenelle Cooper (410) 764-4733

[17-09-13]

 

STATEWIDE EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES ADVISORY COUNCIL (SEMSAC)

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: May 4, 2017, 1 — 3 p.m.

Place: 653 W. Pratt St., Ste. 212, Baltimore, MD

Add'l. Info: The State Emergency Medical Services Advisory Committee (SEMSAC) meets regularly on the first Thursday of each month.

Contact: Leandrea Gilliam (410) 706-4449

[17-09-17]

 

EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES BOARD

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: May 9, 2017, 9 — 11 a.m.; part of the meeting may include a closed session.

Place: 653 W. Pratt St., Ste. 212, Baltimore, MD

Add'l. Info: The State Emergency Medical Services Board (EMS Board) meets regularly on the second Tuesday of each month.

Contact: Leandrea Gilliam (410) 706-4449

[17-09-16]

 

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: May 11, 2017, 4 — 5:30 p.m.

Place: 500 N. Calvert St., 5th Fl. Conf. Rm., Baltimore, MD

Add'l. Info: The entire meeting will be conducted in open session.

Contact: Mary Bahr (410) 767-5678

[17-09-12]

 

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

[17-09-11]

 

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

[17-09-04]

 

MARYLAND HEALTH CARE COMMISSION

Subject: Receipt of Application

Add'l. Info: Add'l Info: On April 7, 2017, the Maryland Health Care Commission (MHCC) received three Certificate of Need applications submitted by:

     Broadmead — Matter No. 17-03-2394 — New Construction and renovations to the existing facility. No addition of beds; Proposed Cost: $14,723,000.

     Glen Meadows Retirement Community — Matter No. 17-03-2395 — Conversion of 22 existing comprehensive care retirement community (CCRC) beds through the purchase and relocation of 22 temporarily delicensed beds from Presbyterian Home. The total number of beds at the facility (31 beds) will not change (22 public CCF beds and 9 CCRC beds); Proposed Cost: $138,000.

     FutureCare — Homewood – Matter No. 17-24-2396 — Construction and renovation project for the relocation of the 30 temporarily delicensed comprehensive care facility (CCF) beds from MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital to the Homewood campus for a total of 178 CCF beds at the facility; Proposed Cost: $6,799,182.

     The MHCC shall review the applications under Health-General Article, §19-101 et seq., Annotated Code of Maryland, and COMAR 10.24.01.

     Any affected person may make a written request to the Commission to receive copies of relevant notices concerning the applications. All further notices of proceedings on the applications will be sent only to affected persons who have registered as interested parties.

     Please refer to the Matter No. listed above in any correspondence on the applications. A copy of the application is available, for review, in the office of the MHCC, during regular business hours by appointment, or on the Commission’s website at www.mhcc.maryland.gov.

     All correspondence should be addressed to Paul Parker, Deputy Director, Center for Health Care Facilities Planning and Development, MHCC, 4160 Patterson Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21215.

Contact: Ruby Potter (410) 764-3276

[17-09-18]

 

MARYLAND HEALTH CARE COMMISSION

Subject: Formal Start of Review

Add'l. Info: The Maryland Health Care Commission (MHCC) hereby gives notice of docketing of the following application for Certificate of Need:

     Riva Road Surgical Center — (Anne Arundel Co.) — Docket No. 17-02-2392 — Conversion of an existing procedure room to an operating room for a total of 2 operating rooms and 1 procedure room at the facility; Proposed Cost: $741,499.

     MHCC shall review the application under Health-General Article, §19-101 et seq., Annotated Code of Maryland, COMAR 10.24.01, and the applicable State Health Plan standards.

     Any affected person may make a written request to the Commission to receive copies of relevant notices concerning the application. All further notices of proceedings on the application will be sent only to affected persons who have registered as interested parties.

     Persons desiring to become interested parties in the Commission’s review of the above-referenced application must meet the requirements of COMAR 10.24.01.01B(2) and (20) and must also submit written comments to the Commission no later than close of business May 30, 2017. These comments must state with particularity the State Health Plan standards or review criteria that you believe have not been met by the applicants as stated in COMAR 10.24.01.08F.

     Please refer to the Matter/Docket Number listed above in any correspondence on the application. Copies of the application are available for review in the office of MHCC during regular business hours by appointment. All correspondence should be addressed to Paul E. Parker, Director, Center for Health Care Facilities Planning and Development, Maryland Health Care Commission, 4160 Patterson Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21215.

Contact: Ruby Potter (410) 764-3276

[17-09-19]

 

MARYLAND HEALTH CARE COMMISSION

Subject: Formal Start of Review

Add'l. Info: The Maryland Health Care Commission (MHCC) hereby gives notice of docketing of the following application for Certificate of Need:

Columbia Surgical Institute — (Howard Co.) — Docket No. 17-13-2391; Conversion of an existing procedure room to an operating room for a total of 2 operating rooms and 2 procedure rooms at the facility; Proposed Cost:  $192,192.

MHCC shall review the application under Health-General Article, §19-101 et seq., Annotated Code of Maryland, COMAR 10.24.01, and the applicable State Health Plan standards.

Any affected person may make a written request to the Commission to receive copies of relevant notices concerning the application. All further notices of proceedings on the application will be sent only to affected persons who have registered as interested parties.

Persons desiring to become interested parties in the Commission’s review of the above-referenced application must meet the requirements of COMAR 10.24.01.01B(2) and (20) and must also submit written comments to the Commission no later than close of business May 30, 2017. These comments must state with particularity the State Health Plan standards or review criteria that you believe have not been met by the applicant as stated in COMAR 10.24.01.08F.

Please refer to the Matter/Docket Number listed above in any correspondence on the application. Copies of the application are available for review in the office of MHCC during regular business hours by appointment.  All correspondence should be addressed to Paul E. Parker, Director, Center for Health Care Facilities Planning and Development, Maryland Health Care Commission, 4160 Patterson Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21215.

Contact: Ruby Potter (410) 764-3276

[17-09-24]

MARYLAND HEALTH CARE COMMISSION

Subject: Formal Start of Review

Add'l. Info: The Maryland Health Care Commission (MHCC) hereby gives notice of docketing of the following applications for Certificate of Need:

Amedisys Hospice of Greater Chesapeake — (Prince George’s County) — Matter No. 16-16-2382; Establish a general hospice program in Prince George’s County; Proposed Cost:  $38,000.

Bayada Hospice — (Prince George’s County) — Matter No. 16-16-2383; Establish a general hospice program in Prince George’s County; Proposed Cost:  $131,000.

Montgomery Hospice — (Prince George’s County) — Matter No. 16-16-2384; Establish a general hospice program in Prince George’s County; Proposed Cost:  $2,537,400.

P-B Health — (Prince George’s County) — Matter No.  16-16-2385; Establish a general hospice program in Prince George’s County; Proposed Cost:  $100,000.

MHCC shall review the application under Health-General Article, §19-101 et seq., Annotated Code of Maryland, COMAR 10.24.01, and the applicable State Health Plan standards.

Any affected person may make a written request to the Commission to receive copies of relevant notices concerning the applications. All further notices of proceedings on the applications will be sent only to affected persons who have registered as interested parties.

Persons desiring to become interested parties in the Commission’s review of the above-referenced applications must meet the requirements of COMAR 10.24.01.01B(2) and (20) and must also submit written comments to the Commission no later than close of business May 30, 2017. These comments must state with particularity the State Health Plan standards or review criteria that you believe have not been met by the applicants as stated in COMAR 10.24.01.08F.

Please refer to the Matter/Docket Number listed above in any correspondence on the applications.  Copies of the application are available for review in the office of MHCC during regular business hours by appointment.  All correspondence should be addressed to Paul E. Parker, Director, Center for Health Care Facilities Planning and Development, Maryland Health Care Commission, 4160 Patterson Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21215.

Contact: Ruby Potter (410) 764-3276

[17-09-25]

 

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

[17-09-06]

 

MARYLAND INSURANCE ADMINISTRATION

Subject: Public Hearing

Date and Time: May 15, 2017, 10 a.m. — 12 p.m.

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

Add'l. Info: The Maryland Insurance Administration will conduct a public hearing on specific rate increase requests being made by certain long-term care insurance carriers operating in Maryland.  The hearing will focus on several rate increase requests before the Maryland Insurance Administration.  In the individual long-term care market, these include requests from Kanawha Insurance Company, Lincoln National Life Insurance Company, and MedAmerica Insurance Company.  In the group long-term care market, these include requests from John Hancock Life Insurance Company, The Prudential Insurance Company of America, and Unum Life Insurance Company of America.  The purpose of the hearing is for insurance company officials to explain their reasons for the rate increases. Commissioner Redmer will also listen to comments from consumers at the hearing.  Prior to the hearing, copies of each company’s actuarial memorandum will be posted to the Maryland Insurance Administration’s website.

If you plan on attending, please RSVP to Nancy Muehlberger.  Written comments and RSVPs should be sent to Nancy Muehlberger by May 8, 2017, either by email to longtermcare.mia@maryland.gov or by mail to 200 St. Paul Place, Suite 2700, Baltimore, Md. 21202 or by fax to 410-468-2038.

Any questions regarding this matter should be directed to Nancy Muehlberger, Actuarial Analyst, by May 8, 2017, by email to Nancy.Muehlberger@maryland.gov.  For more information on the hearing please see the following link:  http://insurance.maryland.gov/Consumer/Pages/Long-Term-Care-Hearing-May-15-2017.aspx

Contact: Adam Zimmerman (410) 468-2048

[17-09-14]

 

BOARD OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY PRACTICE

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: May 19, 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

[17-09-07]

 

RACING COMMISSION

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: May 25, 2017, 12:30 — 1 p.m.

Place: Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore, MD

Contact: J. Michael Hopkins (410) 296-9682

[17-09-08]

 

BOARD OF WATERWORKS AND WASTE SYSTEMS OPERATORS

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: May 25, 2017, 10 a.m. — 12 p.m.

Place: Wye Island NRMA, 632 Wye Island Rd., Queenstown, MD

Contact: Christine Nagle (410) 537-3584

[17-09-02]

 

BOARD OF WELL DRILLERS

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: May 24, 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

[17-09-10]

 

WORKERS' COMPENSATION COMMISSION

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: May 11, 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

[17-09-05]

 

DIVISION OF WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AND ADULT LEARNING/MARYLAND APPRENTICESHIP AND TRAINING COUNCIL

Subject: Public Meeting

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

Place: Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers Local No. 24 Joint Apprenticeship Committee, 901 Montgomery St., Laurel, MD

Add'l. Info: The Apprenticeship and Training Council will consider the approval and registration of new apprenticeship programs, revisions to presently approved apprenticeship programs, and other business which may come before the Council.

Contact: Christopher D. MacLarion (410) 767-2246

[17-09-21]