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Issue Date: August 4, 2017

Volume 44 • Issue 16 • Pages 799-826

IN THIS ISSUE

Governor

Judiciary <

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Errata

Special Documents

General Notices

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Schedule of Closing Dates and Issue Dates for the
Maryland Register ......................................................................  802

 

COMAR Research Aids

Table of Pending Proposals ...........................................................  803

 

Index of COMAR Titles Affected in This Issue

COMAR Title Number and Name                                                  Page

05        Department of Housing and Community
               Development ...................................................................  808

10        Maryland Department of Health .................................  808, 810

17        Department of Budget and Management ............................  812

19A     State Ethic Commission .....................................................  812

21        State Procurement Regulations ...........................................  818

22        State Retirement and Pension System ................................  819

36        Maryland State Lottery and Gaming Control
               Agency ............................................................................  807

 

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EXECUTIVE ORDER 01.01.2017.15 .  805

EXECUTIVE ORDER 01.01.2017.16 .  805

 

The Judiciary

COURT OF APPEALS OF MARYLAND

DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS ........................................  806

COMMISSION ON JUDICIAL DISABILITIES

NOTICE OF PUBLIC CHARGES AND HEARING IN THE
   MATTER OF JUDGE MARY C. REESE —
   CJD 2015-132, CJD 2015-133 & CJD 2015-134 .................  806

 

Emergency Action on Regulations

36  MARYLAND STATE LOTTERY AND GAMING
   CONTROL AGENCY

GAMING PROVISIONS

Collection of Taxes, Fees, and Penalties ...................................  807

 

Final Action on Regulations

05  DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY
   DEVELOPMENT

REVITALIZATION PROGRAMS

Strategic Demolition and Smart Growth Impact
   Program .................................................................................  808

Baltimore Regional Neighborhood Initiative .  808

Seed Community Development Anchor Institution
   Program ..  808

10  MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

MEDICAL CARE PROGRAMS

Dental Services .  808

Targeted Case Management for People with Developmental
   Disabilities .  809

 

Proposed Action on Regulations

10  MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

MENTAL HYGIENE REGULATIONS

Resident Grievance System ......................................................  810

BOARD OF PHYSICIANS

Hearings Before the Board of Physicians .................................  811

17  DEPARTMENT OF BUDGET AND MANAGEMENT

PERSONNEL SERVICES AND BENEFITS

Leave ........................................................................................  812

19A STATE ETHICS COMMISSION

PROCEDURES

General Provisions ...................................................................  812

FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE

Electronic Filing ........................................................................  812

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ETHICS LAW

Appendix A — Model Ethics Law A .......................................  812

Appendix B — Model Ethics Law B ........................................  812

BOARD OF EDUCATION ETHICS REGULATIONS

Appendix A — Model Board of Education Ethics
   Regulations .  812

Appendix B — Model Board of Education Ethics
   Regulations .  812

LOBBYING

General  812

PROCEDURES

General Provisions .  816

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ETHICS LAW

General Provisions .  816

Appendix A — Model Ethics Law A ..  816

Appendix B — Model Ethics Law B ..  816

BOARD OF EDUCATION ETHICS REGULATIONS

General Provisions .  816

Appendix A — Model Board of Education Ethics
   Regulations .  816

Appendix B — Model Board of Education Ethics
   Regulations .  816

21  STATE PROCUREMENT REGULATIONS

ADMINISTRATIVE AND CIVIL REMEDIES

Maryland State Board of Contract Appeals — Procedures for
   Appealing Protests .  818

22  STATE RETIREMENT AND PENSION SYSTEM

MEMBERSHIP

Membership in the Employees’ System or the Teachers’
   System—General  819

 

Special Documents

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

SUSQUEHANNA RIVER BASIN COMMISSION

Projects Approved for Consumptive Uses of Water  820

Projects Rescinded for Consumptive Uses of Water  820

MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

COMMUNITY SUPPORTS WAIVER — PROPOSAL

Request for Public Comment  821

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE

INTERNATIONAL AND INTERSTATE AGREEMENTS

Agreement Between the Government of Hungary and the
   State of Maryland and on Cooperation in the Field of
   Higher Education .  821

 

General Notices

OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

Public Meeting .  823

MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
   AVIATION ADMINISTRATION

Public Meeting .  823

FIRE PREVENTION COMMISSION

Public Meeting .  823

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES/OFFICE OF HOME
   ENERGY PROGRAMS

Public Meeting .  823

MARYLAND INSURANCE ADMINISTRATION

Public Meeting .  823

Public Hearing .  824

MARYLAND STATE LOTTERY AND GAMING CONTROL
   COMMISSION

Public Meeting .  824

MARYLAND HEALTH CARE COMMISSION

Receipt of Certificate of Need Applications .  824

DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES/FISHING AND
   BOATING SERVICES

Public Notice — Commercial Striped Bass Common Pool
   Hook and Line Season Modification .  824

Public Notice — 2017 Commercial Large Coastal Shark
   Catch Limits — Effective July 20, 2017 .  824

BOARD OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY PRACTICE

Public Meeting .  825

RACING COMMISSION

Public Meeting .  825

BOARD OF WELL DRILLERS

Public Meeting .  825

Public Meeting .  825

WORKERS' COMPENSATION COMMISSION

Public Meeting .  825

 

 

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Issue
Date

Emergency

and Proposed

Regulations

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Final

Regulations

10:30 a.m.

Notices, etc.

10:30 a.m.

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

 

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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.

 

08 DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

 

08.02.03.11,.12 • 44:15 Md. R. 762 (7-21-17)

08.02.05.24 • 44:13 Md. R. 623 (6-23-17)

08.02.22.03 • 44:14 Md. R. 657 (7-7-17)

08.03.01.01 • 44:14 Md. R. 658 (7-7-17)

08.03.02.28 • 44:14 Md. R. 659 (7-7-17)

08.03.03.01,.05 • 44:14 Md. R. 659 (7-7-17)

08.03.04.02,.03,.05,.23 • 44:14 Md. R. 660 (7-7-17)

 

09 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING, AND REGULATION

 

09.03.06.02—.27 • 44:2 Md. R. 92 (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)

09.16.01.04,.05 • 44:10 Md. R. 489 (5-12-17)

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

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)

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

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)

 

     Subtitle 09 (2nd volume)

 

10.09.01.01—.10 • 44:11 Md. R. 527 (5-26-17)

10.09.02.03,.04,.06,.07 • 44:12 Md. R. 590 (6-9-17) (ibr)

10.09.03.01,.03—.07 • 44:14 Md. R. 661 (7-7-17)

10.09.06.01—.12 • 44:13 Md. R. 625 (6-23-17)

10.09.18.04,.05 • 44:13 Md. R. 628 (6-23-17)

10.09.21.01—.11 • 44:11 Md. R. 527 (5-26-17)

10.09.24.02,.10 • 44:12 Md. R. 591 (6-9-17)

10.09.27.01 • 44:14 Md. R. 665 (7-7-17)

10.09.39.01—.10 • 44:11 Md. R. 527 (5-26-17)

10.09.44.03 • 44:10 Md. R. 491 (5-12-17)

10.09.47.03 • 44:14 Md. R. 665 (7-7-17)

10.09.49.02,.04—.07,.09—.11 • 44:14 Md. R. 665 (7-7-17)

10.09.70.03 • 44:13 Md. R. 628 (6-23-17)

10.09.79.01—.08 • 44:11 Md. R. 529 (5-26-17)

10.09.80.02,.03,.05 • 44:14 Md. R. 667 (7-7-17)

 

     Subtitles 10 — 22 (3rd Volume)

 

10.21.14.01—.04,.06,.10 • 44:16 Md. R. 810 (8-4-17)

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

 

     Subtitles 23 — 36 (4th Volume)

 

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

10.27.01.10 • 44:13 Md. R. 629 (6-23-17)

10.27.07.02 • 44:11 Md. R. 531 (5-26-17)

10.27.22.01—.04 • 44:12 Md. R. 592 (6-9-17)

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

                                            44:12 Md. R. 594 (6-9-17)

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

                                            44:12 Md. R. 595 (6-9-17)

10.32.01.13 • 44:13 Md. R. 630 (6-23-17)

10.32.02.17 • 44:16 Md. R. 811 (8-4-17)

10.32.21.02,.04,.06,.10,.11,.21 • 44:11 Md. R. 531(5-26-17)

10.34.37.01,.04 • 44:14 Md. R. 668 (7-7-17)

 

     Subtitles 37—66 (5th Volume)

 

10.46.01.01,.02 • 44:14 Md. R. 669 (7-7-17)

10.46.04.02,.04,.07 • 44:14 Md. R. 669 (7-7-17)

10.46.07.01,.03—.06 • 44:14 Md. R. 669 (7-7-17)

10.56.02.02 • 44:13 Md. R. 630 (6-23-17)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

11 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

 

     Subtitles 01—10

 

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

 

     Subtitles 11—22 (MVA)

 

11.11.16.01—.03 • 44:15 Md. R. 763 (7-21-17)

11.15.36.01—.04 • 44:14 Md. R. 672 (7-7-17)

11.19.04.02,.03,.06,.07,.10,.11 • 44:15 Md. R. 764 (7-21-17)

 

12 DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONAL SERVICES

 

12.04.01.17 • 44:14 Md. R. 673 (7-7-17)

12.10.01.01,.03,.04,.09 • 44:14 Md. R. 674 (7-7-17)

12.11.09.02—.04 • 44:13 Md. R. 631 (6-23-17)

 

13A STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION

 

13A.02.01.04 • 44:12 Md. R. 596 (6-9-17)

13A.05.01.08 • 44:15 Md. R. 766 (7-21-17)

13A.06.01.02,.03 • 44:13 Md. R. 632 (6-23-17)

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

13A.12.02.21 • 44:12 Md. R. 596 (6-9-17)

 

13B MARYLAND HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSION

 

13B.02.06.01—.13 • 44:13 Md. R. 634 (6-23-17)

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.08.09.01—.11 • 44:10 Md. R. 497 (5-12-17)

13B.08.14.01—.15 • 44:10 Md. R. 500 (5-12-17)

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

13B.08.17.01—.06 • 44:12 Md. R. 597 (6-9-17)

 

14 INDEPENDENT AGENCIES

 

14.22.01.02,.03,.10,.17 • 44:14 Md. R. 675 (7-7-17)

14.22.02.02 • 44:14 Md. R. 675 (7-7-17)

14.28.08.02—.14 • 44:15 Md. R. 767 (7-21-17)

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)

 

15 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

 

15.01.11.01—.10 • 44:15 Md. R. 773 (7-21-17)

 

17 DEPARTMENT OF BUDGET AND MANAGEMENT

 

17.04.11.03 • 44:16 Md. R. 812 (8-4-17)

 

19A STATE ETHICS COMMISSION

 

19A.01.01.02 • 44:16 Md. R. 812 (8-4-17)

19A.01.01.02 • 44:16 Md. R. 816 (8-4-17)

19A.03.04.01—.04 • 44:16 Md. R. 812 (8-4-17)

19A.04.01.02 • 44:16 Md. R. 816 (8-4-17)

19A.04.Appendix A • 44:16 Md. R. 812 (8-4-17)

19A.04.Appendix A • 44:16 Md. R. 816 (8-4-17)

19A.04.Appendix B • 44:16 Md. R. 812 (8-4-17)

19A.04.Appendix B • 44:16 Md. R. 816 (8-4-17)

19A.05.Appendix A • 44:16 Md. R. 812 (8-4-17)

19A.05.Appendix A • 44:16 Md. R. 816 (8-4-17)

19A.05.Appendix B • 44:16 Md. R. 812 (8-4-17)

19A.05.Appendix B • 44:16 Md. R. 816 (8-4-17)

19A.07.01.06 • 44:16 Md. R. 812 (8-4-17)

 

21 STATE PROCUREMENT REGULATIONS

 

21.10.07.03 • 44:16 Md. R. 818 (8-4-17)

 

22 STATE RETIREMENT AND PENSION SYSTEM

 

22.04.02.04 • 44:16 Md. R. 819 (8-4-17)

 

23 BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS

 

23.03.02.11,.12 • 44:12 Md. R. 600 (6-9-17)

 

26 DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

 

     Subtitles 08—12 (Part 2)

 

26.08.02.03-1,.03-3,.04-1,.08 • 44:11 Md. R. 533 (5-26-17)

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

26.08.09.01,.04,.06,.07,.08 • 44:11 Md. R. 533 (5-26-17)

26.11.02.01,.10 • 44:14 Md. R. 685 (7-7-17)

26.11.09.01,.04,.06,.11 • 44:12 Md. R. 600 (6-9-17)

26.11.32.01—.05,.05-1,.06,.08,.12,.14,
     .16
• 44:11 Md. R. 543 (5-26-17) (ibr)

26.11.33.01—.14 • 44:12 Md. R. 602 (6-9-17)

26.11.36.01—.04 • 44:14 Md. R. 685 (7-7-17)

 

     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)

 

31 MARYLAND INSURANCE ADMINISTRATION

 

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

31.03.06.05 • 44:14 Md. R. 687 (7-7-17)

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

31.10.44.01—.09 • 44:15 Md. R. 776 (7-21-17)

 

36 MARYLAND STATE LOTTERY AND GAMING CONTROL AGENCY

 

36.03.08.01—.03 • 44:14 Md. R. 688 (7-7-17)

 

 

The Governor

 

EXECUTIVE ORDER 01.01.2017.15

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

GIVEN Under My Hand and the Great Seal of the State of Maryland, in the City of Annapolis, this 29th Day of May, 2017.

LAWRENCE J. HOGAN, JR.
Governor

 

ATTEST:

JOHN C. WOBENSMITH
Secretary of State

[17-16-21]

 

EXECUTIVE ORDER 01.01.2017.16

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

 

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

 

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

 

NOW THEREFORE, I, LAWRENCE J. HOGAN, JR., GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF MARYLAND, BY VIRTUE OF THE AUTHORITY VESTED IN ME BY THE CONSTITUTION AND THE LAWS OF MARYLAND, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO TITLE 14 OF THE PUBLIC SAFETY ARTICLE, DECLARE THAT THE STATE OF EMERGENCY CONTINUES TO EXIST PERTAINING TO THE NEED TO CONTROL AND ELIMINATE THE HEROIN, OPIOID, AND FENTANYL OVERDOSE CRISIS AND HEREBY RENEW EXECUTIVE ORDER 01.01.2017.02, EFFECTIVE ON JULY 30, 2017, AND SHALL EXPIRE ON AUGUST 29, 2017, UNLESS SOONER TERMINATED OR EXTENDED IN WRITING BY ME.

 

GIVEN Under My Hand and the Great Seal of the State of Maryland, in the City of Annapolis, this 28th Day of July, 2017.

LAWRENCE J. HOGAN, JR.
Governor

 

ATTEST:

JOHN C. WOBENSMITH
Secretary of State

[17-16-22]

 

The Judiciary

COURT OF APPEALS OF MARYLAND

DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS

     This is to certify that by an Opinion and Order of the Court of Appeals dated July 10, 2017, JAMES ALOYSIUS POWERS, 6608 Brennon Lane, Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815, has been indefinitely suspended, effective immediately from the further practice of law in this State, and his name as an attorney at law has been stricken from the register of attorneys in this Court (Maryland Rule 19-761).

*   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *

     This is to certify that by an Order of the Court of Appeals dated July 18, 2017, JAMES ROBERT JORDAN SCHELTEMA, 1811 La Rua Street, Pensacola, Florida 32501, has been disbarred by consent, 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).

[17-16-16]

 

COMMISSION ON JUDICIAL DISABILITIES

NOTICE OF PUBLIC CHARGES AND HEARING IN THE MATTER OF JUDGE MARY C. REESE
CJD 2015-132, CJD 2015-133 &
CJD 2015-134

     The Commission on Judicial Disabilities will hold a hearing to consider Charges brought against Judge Mary C. Reese in the above-captioned case on November 16, 17, and 20, 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. 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/publicactions.html).

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

[17-16-08]

 

 

Emergency Action on Regulations

Symbol Key

   Roman type indicates text existing before emergency status was granted.

   Italic type indicates new text.

   [Single brackets] indicate deleted text.

 

Emergency Regulations

Under State Government Article, §10-111(b), Annotated Code of Maryland, an agency may petition the Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive, and Legislative Review (AELR), asking that the usual procedures for adopting regulations be set aside because emergency conditions exist. If the Committee approves the request, the regulations are given emergency status. Emergency status means that the regulations become effective immediately, or at a later time specified by the Committee. After the Committee has granted emergency status, the regulations are published in the next available issue of the Maryland Register. The approval of emergency status may be subject to one or more conditions, including a time limit. During the time the emergency status is in effect, the agency may adopt the regulations through the usual promulgation process. If the agency chooses not to adopt the regulations, the emergency status expires when the time limit on the emergency regulations ends. When emergency status expires, the text of the regulations reverts to its original language.

 


Title 36
MARYLAND STATE LOTTERY AND GAMING CONTROL AGENCY

Subtitle 03 GAMING PROVISIONS

36.03.08 Collection of Taxes, Fees, and Penalties

Authority: State Government Article, §§9-1A-01, 9-1A-04, 9-1A-26, and 9-1A-33, Annotated Code of Maryland.

Notice of Emergency Action

[17-179-E]

The Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive, and Legislative Review has granted emergency status to amend Regulations .01—.03 under COMAR 36.03.08 Collection of Taxes, Fees, and Penalties.

Emergency status began: July 10, 2017.

Emergency status expires: December 5, 2017.

 

     Editor’s Note: The text of this document will not be printed here because it appeared as a Notice of Proposed Action in 44:14 Md. R. 688—689 (July 7, 2017), referenced as [17-179-P].

GORDON MEDENICA
Director

 

Final Action on Regulations

 

Symbol Key

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Title 05
DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Subtitle 20 REVITALIZATION PROGRAMS

05.20.01 Strategic Demolition and Smart Growth Impact Program

Authority: Housing and Community Development Article, §§2-111(a) and
4-508, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[17-128-F]

On July 14, 2017, the Secretary of Housing and Community Development adopted new Regulations .01—.10 under a new chapter, COMAR 05.20.01 Strategic Demolition and Smart Growth Impact Program, under a new subtitle, Subtitle 20 Revitalization Programs. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 44:10 Md. R. 478—481 (May 12, 2017), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: August 14, 2017.

KENNETH C. HOLT
Secretary of Housing and Community Development

 

Subtitle 20 REVITALIZATION PROGRAMS

05.20.02 Baltimore Regional Neighborhood Initiative

Authority: Housing and Community Development Article, §§2-111, 5-508, and 6-505(b), Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[17-130-F]

On July 14, 2017, the Secretary of Housing and Community Development adopted new Regulations .01—.10 under a new chapter, COMAR 05.20.02 Baltimore Regional Neighborhood Initiative, under a new subtitle, Subtitle 20 Revitalization Programs. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 44:10 Md. R. 481—484 (May 12, 2017), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: August 14, 2017.

KENNETH C. HOLT
Secretary of Housing and Community Development

 

Subtitle 20 REVITALIZATION PROGRAMS

05.20.03 Seed Community Development Anchor Institution Program

Authority: Housing and Community Development Article, §4-509, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[17-129-F]

On July 14, 2017, the Secretary of Housing and Community Development adopted new Regulations .01—.10 under a new chapter, COMAR 05.20.03 Seed Community Development Anchor Institution Program, under a new subtitle, Subtitle 20 Revitalization Programs. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 44:10 Md. R. 485—487 (May 12, 2017), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: August 14, 2017.

KENNETH C. HOLT
Secretary of Housing and Community Development

 

Title 10
MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

Subtitle 09 MEDICAL CARE PROGRAMS

10.09.05 Dental Services

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

Notice of Final Action

[17-137-F-I]

On July 13, 2017, the Secretary of Health adopted amendments to Regulations .01—.09 and .11 under COMAR 10.09.05 Dental Services. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 44:10 Md. R. 489—491 (May 12, 2017), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: August 14, 2017.

DENNIS SCHRADER
Secretary of Health

 

Subtitle 09 MEDICAL CARE PROGRAMS

10.09.48 Targeted Case Management for People with Developmental Disabilities

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

Notice of Final Action

[17-132-F]

On July 13, 2017, the Secretary of Health adopted amendments to Regulation .08 under COMAR 10.09.48 Targeted Case Management for People with Developmental Disabilities. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 44:10 Md. R. 492 (May 12, 2017), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: August 14, 2017.

DENNIS SCHRADER
Secretary of Health

 


Proposed Action on Regulations

 


 



Title 10
MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

Subtitle 21 MENTAL HYGIENE REGULATIONS

10.21.14 Resident Grievance System

Authority: Health-General Article, §§7.5-201, 7.5-205(d), and 10-701[(g)], Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Proposed Action

[17-206-P]

The Secretary of Health proposes to amend Regulations .01—.04, .06, and .10 under COMAR 10.21.14 Resident Grievance System.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to update regulations with the current administration’s name, in accordance with Ch. 460, Acts of 2014.

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, Maryland Department of Health, 201 West Preston Street, Room 512, Baltimore, MD 21201, or call 410-767-6499 (TTY 800-735-2258), or email to mdh.regs@maryland.gov, or fax to 410-767-6483. Comments will be accepted through September 5, 2017. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

.01 Scope.

These regulations govern the administrative process to be used to ensure that the rights of residents residing in the [Mental Hygiene] Behavioral Health Administration facilities are protected. Although the residents and the legal assistance providers ultimately shall decide whether to invoke the Resident Grievance System, it is the intent that the Resident Grievance System provide a fair, efficient, and complete mechanism for receiving, investigating, and resolving resident complaints, including rights issues, in a timely manner.

.02 Definitions.

A. (text unchanged)

B. Terms Defined.

(1) “Central Review Committee” means the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) staff or their respective designees in the following positions:

(a) The Director of [Mental Hygiene] the Behavioral Health Administration;

(b) The clinical director of [Mental Hygiene] the Behavioral Health Administration; and

(c) (text unchanged)

(2) “Chief executive officer (CEO)” means the individual appointed by the Director of the [Mental Hygiene] Behavioral Health Administration to act on the Director’s behalf in the overall management of a [Mental Hygiene] Behavioral Health Administration facility.

(3)—(5) (text unchanged)

(6) “Facility” means an inpatient or residential institution that is owned or directly operated by the [Mental Hygiene] Behavioral Health Administration.

(7)—(9) (text unchanged)

(10) “Resident” means an individual who resides in a [Mental Hygiene] Behavioral Health Administration inpatient or residential facility or who was released or discharged from the facility within the past 90 days.

(11)—(16) (text unchanged)

.03 General Policies of the Resident Grievance System.

A.—B. (text unchanged)

C. To ensure that the rights of residents in [the Mental Hygiene] the Behavioral Health Administration facilities are fully protected and that allegations of rights violations are investigated and resolved, the Director of the RGS shall provide an accessible internal system.

D.—N. (text unchanged)

.04 Duties of the Rights Advisors and Director of the RGS.

A. The rights advisor shall:

(1)—(7) (text unchanged)

(8) When a rights advisor discusses a grievance with a grievant, inform the grievant that, if the grievant requests, the rights advisor is available to attend and advocate for the grievant before [Mental Hygiene] the Behavioral Health Administration committees, boards, and tribunals;

(9)—(10) (text unchanged)

B. The Director of the RGS shall:

(1)—(2) (text unchanged)

(3) If a rights advisor informs the Director of the RGS that the CEO has not taken corrective action within a reasonable period of time, notify the Director of the [Mental Hygiene] Behavioral Health Administration, who shall ensure that grievance resolution, at any level, is implemented promptly;

(4)—(5) (text unchanged)

.06 Grievance Procedure Stage 1: Rights Advisor’s Role.

A.—G. (text unchanged)

H. If the rights advisor’s initial investigation concludes there is substantial risk of serious harm, or there is the potential for serious harm to a grievant if the alleged violation is not remedied promptly:

(1) The rights advisor shall inform immediately the:

(a)—(c) (text unchanged)

(d) Director of [Mental Hygiene] the Behavioral Health Administration or the [Mental Hygiene] Behavioral Health Administration Director’s designee; and

(2) (text unchanged)

.10 Resident Grievance System Reports.

A. (text unchanged)

B. With the identity of those involved in the grievance deleted, the Director of the RGS shall ensure that the decisions on all 4th-stage grievances be:

(1)—(4) (text unchanged)

(5) Sent to [Mental Hygiene] the Behavioral Health Administration [regional directors and] facility CEOs.

C. With the identity of those involved in the grievance deleted, all decisions with Statewide impact, as determined by the Director of the RGS, shall be:

(1) (text unchanged)

(2) Sent to all [Mental Hygiene] Behavioral Health Administration personnel involved in or affected by the decision.

D. (text unchanged)

DENNIS SCHRADER
Secretary of Health

 

Subtitle 32 BOARD OF PHYSICIANS

10.32.02 Hearings Before the Board of Physicians

Authority: Health Occupations Article, §§14-205 and 14-405, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Proposed Action

[17-198-P]

The Secretary of Health proposes to adopt new Regulation .17 under COMAR 10.32.02 Hearings Before the Board of Physicians. This action was considered at a public hearing held on April 26, 2017, notice of which was provided by posting on the Board’s website, http://www.mbp.state.us.forms/mar17FULLagenda.pdf, from April 12, 2017—April 26, 2017, General Provisions Article, §3-302(c), Annotated Code of Maryland.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to add opioid prescribing guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a consideration for the Board and disciplinary panel hearings.

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, Maryland Department of Health, 201 West Preston Street, Room 512, Baltimore, MD 21201, or call 410-767-6499 (TTY 800-735-2258), or email to mdh.regs@maryland.gov, or fax to 410-767-6483. Comments will be accepted through September 5, 2017. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

.17 Opioid Guidelines.

The Board and the disciplinary panels may consider the “Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain” published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, but this guideline is not binding on the Board or the disciplinary panels.

DENNIS SCHRADER
Secretary of Health

 

Title 17
DEPARTMENT OF BUDGET AND MANAGEMENT

Subtitle 04 PERSONNEL SERVICES AND BENEFITS

17.04.11 Leave

Authority: State Personnel and Pensions Article, §§4-106 and 9-101, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Proposed Action

[17-201-P]

The Secretary of Budget and Management proposes to amend Regulations .03 under COMAR 17.04.11 Leave.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to amend existing regulations to comport with Executive Order 01.01.2017.09 Sensible Paid Leave in the Executive Branch of State Government, which allows temporary employees who meet certain requirements to accrue up to 5 days of paid leave annually. The current regulations prohibit temporary employees from accruing leave. The repeal of these regulations is necessary to implement the Executive Order.

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 Jennifer P. Hine, Personnel Director, Department of Budget and Management, 301 W. Preston Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, or call 410 767-4718, or email to jennifer.hine@maryland.gov, or fax to 410 333-7671. Comments will be accepted through September 5, 2017. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

.03 Leave — General Provisions.

[A. Leave time is earned by employees in accordance with State Personnel and Pensions Article, Title 9, Annotated Code of Maryland.

B. Leave time, other than compensatory time elected by an overtime-eligible employee, is not earned by temporary employees.]

[C.] A. A contractual employee who transfers to a budgeted position pursuant to State Personnel and Pensions Article, §13-302, Annotated Code of Maryland, shall be given credit for service in the contractual position. [However, a contractual employee may not accrue leave during the period worked as a contractual employee.]

[D.] B. (text unchanged)

DAVID R. BRINKLEY
Secretary of Budget and Management

 

Title 19A
STATE ETHICS COMMISSION

Notice of Proposed Action

[17-205-P]

The Maryland State Ethics Commission proposes to:

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

(2) Repeal Regulations .01—.04 under COMAR 19A.03.04 Electronic Filing;

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

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

(5) Amend Regulation .06 under COMAR 19A.07.01 General.

This action was considered by the State Ethics Commission during a public meeting held on June 15, 2017 at the Commission’s office.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to update State Ethics Commission regulations to conform to the provisions of the General Provisions Article, Title 5.

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 September 15, 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 November 2, 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. — L. (text unchanged)

M. “Interest” means any legal or equitable economic interest, whether or not subject to an encumbrance or a condition, which was owned or held, in whole or in part, jointly or severally, directly or indirectly. For purposes of General Provision Article, Title 5, Subtitle 6, “interest” applies to interests held at any time during the calendar year for which a required statement is to be filed. “Interest” does not include:

(1) — (4) (text unchanged)

(5) A mutual fund or exchange-traded fund that is publicly traded on a national scale unless the mutual fund or exchange-traded fund is composed primarily of holdings of stocks and interests in a specific sector or area that is regulated by the individual’s governmental unit.

N. “Legislative action” means introduction, sponsorship, consideration, debate, amendment, passage, defeat, approval, veto, or any other official action or nonaction on any bill, resolution, amendment, nomination, appointment, report, or any other matter pending or proposed in a committee or subcommittee in either house of the General Assembly, [or] any matter which is within the official jurisdiction of the General Assembly, the Legislative Policy Committee or any committee or subcommittee thereof, [or] any legislative bill pending or presented to the Governor for signature or veto, or testimony or other advocacy in an official capacity as a member of the General Assembly before a unit of State or local government.

O. — Z. (text unchanged)

 

Subtitle 04 LOCAL GOVERNMENT ETHICS LAW

Appendix A — Model Ethics Law A

Authority: General Provisions Article, §§5-205 and 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) — (i) (text unchanged)

(j) (1) — (2) (text unchanged)

(3) “Interest” does not include:

(i) — (v) (text unchanged)

(vi) A mutual fund or exchange-traded fund that is publicly traded on a national scale unless the mutual fund or exchanged-traded fund is composed primarily of holdings of stocks and interests in a specific sector or area that is regulated by the individual’s governmental unit.

(k) – (o) (text unchanged)

Section 4. (text unchanged)

Section 5. Prohibited conduct and interests.

(a) Participation prohibitions.

(1) — (3) (text unchanged)

(4) A former regulated lobbyist who is or becomes subject to this chapter as an employee or official, other than an elected official or an appointed official, may not participate in a case, contract, or other specific matter as an employee or official, other than an elected official or appointed official, for one calendar year after the termination of the registration of the former regulated lobbyist if the former regulated lobbyist previously assisted or represented another party for compensation in the matter.

(b) (text unchanged)

(c) Post-employment limitations and restrictions.

(1) (text unchanged)

(2) [Until the conclusion of the next regular session that begins after the elected official leaves office, a] A former [member of the *County, City, or Town Council or legislative body*] elected official may not assist or represent another party for compensation in a matter that is the subject of legislative action for one calendar year after the elected official leaves office.

(d) (text unchanged)

(e) Use of prestige of office.

(1) (i) An official or employee may not intentionally use the prestige of office or public position [for]:

(a) For the private gain of that official or employee or the private gain of another; or

(b) To influence, except as part of the official duties of the official or employee or as a usual and customary constituent service without additional compensation, the award of a state or local contract to a specific person.

(ii) An official may not directly or indirectly initiate a solicitation for a person to retain the compensated services of a particular regulated lobbyist or lobbying firm.

(2) (text unchanged)

(3) (i) An official, other than an elected official, or employee may not use public resources or the title of the official or employee to solicit a contribution as that term is defined in the Election Law Article.

(ii) An elected official may not use public resources to solicit a contribution as that term is defined in the Election Law Article.

(f) — (g) (text unchanged)

Section 6. Financial disclosure — elected officials, officials, and employees.

(a) — (c) (text unchanged)

(d) Candidates to be elected officials.

(1) — (3) (text unchanged)

(4) If a statement required by a candidate is overdue and not filed within 8 days [candidate fails to file a statement required by this section] after written notice of the failure to file is provided by the *County, City, or Town* Clerk or Board of Election Supervisors [at least 20 days before the last day for the withdrawal of candidacy], the candidate is deemed to have withdrawn the candidacy.

(5) — (6) (text unchanged)

(e) Public record.

(1) — (4) (text unchanged)

(5) For statements filed after January 1, 2019, the Commission or the office designated by the Commission may not provide public access to an individual’s home address that the individual has designated as the individual’s home address.

(f) (text unchanged)

(g) Contents of statement.

(1) — (5) (text unchanged)

(6) Indebtedness to entities doing business with or regulated by the individual’s *County, City, or Town* unit or department.

(i) A statement filed under this section shall include a schedule of all liabilities, excluding retail credit accounts, to persons doing business with or regulated by the individual’s *County, City, or Town* unit or department owed at any time during the reporting period:

(A) — (B) (text unchanged)

(ii) (text unchanged)

(7) (text unchanged)

(8) Sources of earned income.

(i) — (ii) (text unchanged)

(iii) For a statement filed on or after January 1, 2019, if the individual’s spouse is a lobbyist regulated by the *County, City, or Town*, the individual shall disclose the entity that has engaged the spouse for lobbying purposes.

(9) (text unchanged)

(h) — (i) (text unchanged)

Section 7. — Section 10. (text unchanged)

 

Appendix B — Model Ethics Law B

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

CHAPTER ____ — ETHICS PROVISIONS

Section 1. — Section 3. (text unchanged)

Section 4. Conflicts of interest.

(a) — (b) (text unchanged)

(c) Participation prohibitions.

(1) Except as permitted by Commission regulation or opinion, an official or employee may not participate in:

[(1)] (i) Except in the exercise of an administrative or ministerial duty that does not affect the disposition or decision of the matter, any matter in which, to the knowledge of the official or employee, the official or employee, or a qualified relative of the official or employee has an interest[.];

[(2)] (ii) Except in the exercise of an administrative or ministerial duty that does not affect the disposition or decision with respect to the matter, any matter in which any of the following is a party:

[(i)] (A)[(ii)] (B) (text unchanged)

[(iii)] (C) A business entity with which the official or employee or, to the knowledge of the official or employee, a qualified relative is negotiating employment or has any arrangement concerning prospective employment[.];

[(iv)] (D)[(v)] (E) (text unchanged)

[(vi)] (F) A business entity that:

[(A)] 1.[(B)] 2. (text unchanged)

[(3)] (2) A person who is disqualified from participating under paragraphs (1)(i) or [(2)](ii) of this subsection shall disclose the nature and circumstances of the conflict and may participate or act if:

(i) — (iii) (text unchanged)

[(4)] (3) The prohibitions of paragraph [1 and 2] (1)(i) or (ii) of this subsection do not apply if participation is allowed by regulation or opinion of the Commission.

(4) A former regulated lobbyist who is or becomes subject to this chapter as an employee or official, other than an elected official or an appointed official, may not participate in a case, contract, or other specific matter as an employee or official, other than an elected official or appointed official, for one calendar year after the termination of the registration of the former regulated lobbyist if the former regulated lobbyist previously assisted or represented another party for compensation in the matter.

(d) (text unchanged)

(e) Post-employment limitations and restrictions.

(1) (text unchanged)

(2) [Until the conclusion of the next regular session that begins after the elected official leaves office, a] A former [member of the *County, City, or Town Council or legislative body*] elected official may not assist or represent another party for compensation in a matter that is the subject of legislative action for one calendar year after the elected official leaves office.

(f) (text unchanged)

(g) Use of prestige of office.

(1) (i) An official or employee may not intentionally use the prestige of office or public position [for]:

(A) For the private gain of that official or employee or the private gain of another; or

(B) To influence, except as part of the official duties of the official or employee or as a usual and customary constituent service without additional compensation, the award of a state or local contract to a specific person.

(ii) An official may not directly or indirectly initiate a solicitation for a person to retain the compensated services of a particular regulated lobbyist or lobbying firm.

(2) (text unchanged)

(3) (i) An official, other than an elected official, or employee may not use public resources or the title of the official or employee to solicit a contribution as that term is defined in the Election Law Article.

(ii) An elected official may not use public resources to solicit a contribution as that term is defined in the Election Law Article.

(h) — (i) (text unchanged)

Section 5. Financial disclosure — local elected officials and candidates to be local elected officials.

(a) (text unchanged)

(b) Candidates to be local elected officials.

(1) — (3) (text unchanged)

(4) If a statement required to be filed by a candidate is overdue and not filed within 8 days [candidate fails to file a statement required by this section] after written notice of the failure to file is provided by the *County, City, or Town* Clerk or Board of Election Supervisors [at least 20 days before the last day for the withdrawal of candidacy], the candidate is deemed to have withdrawn the candidacy.

(5) — (6) (text unchanged)

(c) Public record.

(1) — (4) (text unchanged)

(5) For statements filed after January 1, 2019, the Commission or the office designated by the Commission may not provide public access to an individual’s home address that the individual has designated as the individual’s home address.

(d) (text unchanged)

(e) Contents of statement.

(1) — (5) (text unchanged)

(6) Indebtedness to entities doing business with or regulated by the individual’s *County, City, or Town* unit or department.

(i) A statement filed under this section shall include a schedule of all liabilities, excluding retail credit accounts, to persons doing business with or regulated by the individual’s *County, City, or Town* unit or department owed at any time during the reporting period:

(A) — (B) (text unchanged)

(ii) (text unchanged)

(7) (text unchanged)

(8) Sources of earned income.

(i) — (ii) (text unchanged)

(iii) For a statement filed on or after January 1, 2019, if the individual’s spouse is a lobbyist regulated by the *County, City, Or Town*, the individual shall disclose the entity that has engaged the spouse for lobbying purposes.

(9) (text unchanged)

(f) — (g) (text unchanged)

Section 6. — Section 9. (text unchanged)

 

Subtitle 05 BOARD OF EDUCATION ETHICS REGULATIONS

Appendix A — Model Board of Education Ethics Regulations

Authority: General Provisions Article, §§5-205, 5-206 and 5-815—5-820, Annotated Code of Maryland

CHAPTER ____ — ETHICS PROVISIONS

Section 1. — Section 2. (text unchanged)

Section 3. Definitions.

In these regulations, the following terms have the meanings indicated.

(a) — (h) (text unchanged)

(i) (1) — (2) (text unchanged)

(3) “Interest” does not include:

(i) — (v) (text unchanged)

(vi) A mutual fund or exchange-traded fund that is publicly traded on a national scale unless the mutual fund or exchange-traded fund is composed primarily of holdings of stocks and interests in a specific sector or area that is regulated by the individual’s governmental unit.

(j) — (q) (text unchanged)

Section 4. (text unchanged)

Section 5. Prohibited conduct and interests.

(a) Participation.

(1) — (3) (text unchanged)

(4) A former regulated lobbyist who is or becomes subject to this chapter as an employee or official, other than a member of the Board, may not participate in a case, contract, or other specific matter as an employee or official, other than a member of the Board, for one calendar year after the termination of the registration of the former regulated lobbyist if the former regulated lobbyist previously assisted or represented another party for compensation in the matter.

(b) — (d) (text unchanged)

(e) [Prestige] Use of prestige of office.

(1) (i) An official may not intentionally use the prestige of office or public position [for]:

(A) For the private gain of that official or the private gain of another; or

(B) To influence, except as part of the official duties of the official or as a usual and customary constituent service by a member of the Board without additional compensation, the award of a state or local contract to a specific person.

(ii) An official may not directly or indirectly initiate a solicitation for a person to retain the compensated services of a particular regulated lobbyist or lobbying firm.

(2) (text unchanged)

(3) (i) An official, other than a member of the Board, may not use public resources or the title of the official to solicit a contribution as that term is defined in the Election Law Article.

(ii) A member of the Board may not use public resources to solicit a contribution as that term is defined in the Election Law Article.

(f) — (g) (text unchanged)

Section 6. Financial disclosure.

(a) — (c) (text unchanged)

(d) Candidates to be members of the Board.

(1) — (3) (text unchanged)

(4) If a statement required to be filed by a candidate is overdue and not filed within 8 days [candidate fails to file a statement required by this section] after written notice of the failure to file is provided by the Board of Election Supervisors [at least 20 days before the last day for the withdrawal of candidacy], the candidate is deemed to have withdrawn the candidacy.

(5) — (6) (text unchanged)

(e) Public Record.

(1) — (4) (text unchanged)

(5) For statements filed after January 1, 2019, the Panel or the office designated by the Panel may not provide public access to an individual’s home address that the individual has designated as the individual’s home address.

(f) (text unchanged)

(g) Contents of statement.

(1) — (5) (text unchanged)

(6) Indebtedness to entities doing business with or regulated by the individual’s school system unit or department [or Board].

(i) A statement filed under this section shall include a schedule of all liabilities, excluding retail credit accounts, to persons doing business with or regulated by the individual’s school system unit or department [or Board] owed at any time during the reporting period:

(A) — (B) (text unchanged)

(ii) (text unchanged)

(7) (text unchanged)

(8) Sources of earned income.

(i) — (ii) (text unchanged)

(iii) For a statement filed on or after January 1, 2019, if the individual’s spouse is a lobbyist regulated by the Board, the individual shall disclose the entity that has engaged the spouse for lobbying purposes.

(9) (text unchanged)

(h) — (i) (text unchanged)

Section 7. — Section 8. (text unchanged)

 

Appendix B — Model Board of Education Ethics Regulations

Authority: General Provisions Article, §§5-206 and 5-815—5-820, Annotated Code of Maryland

CHAPTER ____—ETHICS PROVISIONS

Section 1. — Section 2. (text unchanged)

Section 3. Conflicts of interest.

(a) (text unchanged)

(b) Participation.

(1) — (2) (text unchanged)

(3) A former regulated lobbyist who is or becomes subject to this chapter as an employee or official, other than a member of the Board, may not participate in a case, contract, or other specific matter as an employee or official, other than a member of the Board, for one calendar year after the termination of the registration of the former regulated lobbyist if the former regulated lobbyist previously assisted or represented another party for compensation in the matter.

(c) — (e) (text unchanged)

(f) [Prestige] Use of prestige of office.

(1) (i) An official may not intentionally use the prestige of office or public position [for]:

(A) For the private gain of that official or the private gain of another; or

(B) To influence, except as part of the official duties of the official or as a usual and customary constituent service by a member of the Board without additional compensation, the award of a state or local contract to a specific person.

(ii) An official may not directly or indirectly initiate a solicitation for a person to retain the compensated services of a particular regulated lobbyist or lobbying firm.

(2) (text unchanged)

(3) (i) An official, other than a member of the Board, may not use public resources or the title of the official to solicit a contribution as that term is defined in the Election Law Article.

(ii) A member of the Board may not use public resources to solicit a contribution as that term is defined in the Election Law Article.

(g) — (h) (text unchanged)

Section 4. Financial disclosure — members of the Board of Education and candidates to be members of the Board of Education.

(a) — (c) (text unchanged)

(d) Candidates to be members of the Board of Education.

(1) — (3) (text unchanged)

(4) If a statement required to be filed by a candidate is overdue and not filed within 8 days [candidate fails to file a statement required by this section] after written notice of the failure to file is provided by the Board of Election Supervisors [at least 20 days before the last day for the withdrawal of candidacy], the candidate is deemed to have withdrawn the candidacy.

(5) — (6) (text unchanged)

(d) Public record.

(1) — (4) (text unchanged)

(5) For statements filed after January 1, 2019, the Panel or the office designated by the Panel may not provide public access to an individual’s home address that the individual has designated as the individual’s home address.

(e) (text unchanged)

(f) Contents of statement.

(1) — (5) (text unchanged)

(6) Indebtedness to entities doing business with or regulated by the individual’s school system unit or department [or Board].

(i) A statement filed under this section shall include a schedule of all liabilities, excluding retail credit accounts, to persons doing business with or regulated by the individual’s school system unit or department [or Board] owed at any time during the reporting period:

(A) — (B) (text unchanged)

(ii) (text unchanged)

(7) (text unchanged)

(8) Sources of earned income.

(i) — (ii) (text unchanged)

(iii) For a statement filed on or after January 1, 2019, if the individual’s spouse is a lobbyist regulated by the Board, the individual shall disclose the entity that has engaged the spouse for lobbying purposes.

(9) (text unchanged)

(g) — (h) (text unchanged)

Section 5. — Section 8. (text unchanged)

 

Subtitle 07 LOBBYING

19A.07.01 General

Authority: General Provisions Article, §5-206 and Title 5, Subtitle 7, Annotated Code of Maryland

.06 Lobbyist Disclosure — Boards and Commissions.

A. At the time a regulated lobbyist is appointed to serve on a board or commission subject to the jurisdiction of the Ethics Commission, or at the time a board or commission member becomes subject to the lobbying regulations, the regulated lobbyist shall file a report:

(1) — (4) (text unchanged)

(5) Providing the following information:

(a) For any current representation of a person for compensation before a State governmental unit, except in a judicial or quasi-judicial proceeding:

(i) — (ii) (text unchanged)

(iii) The name of the State agency; [and]

(iv) The [nature of the representation] services performed; and

(v) The monetary consideration;

(b) For any current representation of a State agency for compensation, any contractual relationship with State government, or any transaction with State government for monetary consideration:

(i) — (ii) (text unchanged)

(iii) The [position of employment, or] services performed[,] or details of any contractual relationship or the transaction entered into; [and]

(c) For any current interest held by the regulated lobbyist, the regulated lobbyist’s spouse or dependent children, together or separately having either 10 percent or more of the capital stock, or stock worth [$25,000] $35,000 or more, in a corporation subject to regulation by or doing business with the board or commission, or any interest in a partnership, limited liability partnership, or limited liability company subject to regulation by or doing business with the board or commission:

(i) — (iii) (text unchanged)

(iv) The nature of the interest held[.];

(d) The primary employer of the spouse of the regulated lobbyist; and

(e) The name of any business entity from which the regulated lobbyist or the spouse of the regulated lobbyist receives earned income as a result of an ownership interest in the business.

B. — D. (text unchanged)

MICHAEL W. LORD
Executive Director

 

Notice of Proposed Action

[17-204-P]

The Maryland State Ethics Commission proposes to amend:

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

(2) Regulation .02 under COMAR 19A.04.01 General Provisions;

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

(4) Regulation .02 under COMAR 19A.05.01 General Provisions; and

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

This action was considered by the State Ethics Commission during a public meeting held on June 15, 2017 at the Commission’s office.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to update State Ethics Commission regulations to conform to the provisions of the General Provisions Article, Title 5.

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 September 15, 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 November 2, 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. C.  (text unchanged)

C-1. “Designated second home” means:

(1) If an individual owns one second home, the individual’s second home; or

(2) If an individual owns more than one second home, any one second home the individual identifies to the Commission as the individual’s designated second home.

D. — K. (text unchanged)

K1. “Home address” means the address of an individual’s:

(1) Principal home; and

(2) Designated second home, if any.

L. — U. (text unchanged)

U 1. “Principal home” means the sole residential property that an individual occupies as the individual’s primary residence, whether owned or rented by the individual.  

V. — Y. (text unchanged)

Y1. “Second home” means a residential property that:

(1) An individual occupies for some portion of the filing year; and

(2) Is not a rental property or a time share.

Z. (text unchanged)

 

Subtitle 04 LOCAL GOVERNMENT ETHICS LAW

19A.04.01 General Provisions

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

.02 Definitions.

A. (text unchanged)

B. Defined Terms.

(1) “Designated second home” means:

(a) If an individual owns one second home, the individual’s second home; or

(b) If an individual owns more than one second home, any one second home the individual identifies to the Commission as the individual’s designated second home.

[(1)] (1-1) (text unchanged)

(1-2) “Home address” means the address of an individual’s:

(a) Principal home; and

(b) Designated second home, if any.

(2) — (3) (text unchanged) 

(4) “Principal home” means the sole residential property that an individual occupies as the individual’s primary residence, whether owned or rented by the individual.  

(5) “Second home” means a residential property that:

(a) An individual occupies for some portion of the filing year; and

(b) Is not a rental property or a time share.

 

Appendix A — Model Ethics Law A

Authority: General Provisions Article, §§5-205 and 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) — (c) (text unchanged)

(c-1) “Designated second home” means:

(1) If an individual owns one second home, the individual’s second home; or

(2) If an individual owns more than one second home, any one second home the individual identifies to the Commission as the individual’s designated second home.

(d) — (h) (text unchanged)

(h-1) “Home address” means the address of an individual’s:

(1) Principal home; and

(2) Designated second home, if any.

(i) — (n) (text unchanged)

(n-1) “Principal home” means the sole residential property that an individual occupies as the individual’s primary residence, whether owned or rented by the individual. 

(o) (text unchanged)

(p) “Second home” means a residential property that:

(1) An individual occupies for some portion of the filing year; and

(2) Is not a rental property or a time share.

Section 4. — Section 10. (text unchanged)

 

Appendix B — Model Ethics Law B

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

CHAPTER ____ — ETHICS PROVISIONS

Section 1. (text unchanged)

Section 2. Applicability and Definitions.

(a) The provisions of this chapter apply to all *County, City or Town* elected officials, employees, and appointees to boards and commissions of *County, City or Town*.

(b) “Designated second home” means:

(1) If an individual owns one second home, the individual’s second home; or

(2) If an individual owns more than one second home, any one second home the individual identifies to the Commission as the individual’s designated second home.

 (c) “Home address” means the address of an individual’s:

(1) Principal home; and

(2) Designated second home, if any.

(d) “Principal home” means the sole residential property that an individual occupies as the individual’s primary residence, whether owned or rented by the individual. 

(e) “Second home” means a residential property that:

(1) An individual occupies for some portion of the filing year; and

(2) Is not a rental property or a time share.

Section 3. — Section 9. (text unchanged)

 

Subtitle 05 BOARD OF EDUCATION ETHICS REGULATIONS

19A.05.01 General Provisions

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

.02 Definitions.

A. (text unchanged)

B. Defined Terms.

(1) — (3) (text unchanged) 

(3-1) “Designated second home” means:

(a) If an individual owns one second home, the individual’s second home; or

(b) If an individual owns more than one second home, any one second home the individual identifies to the Commission as the individual’s designated second home.

(3-2) “Home address” means the address of an individual’s:

(a) Principal home; and

(b) Designated second home, if any.

(4) (text unchanged) 

(4-1) “Principal home” means the sole residential property that an individual occupies as the individual’s primary residence, whether owned or rented by the individual.

(5) — (7) (text unchanged)

(8) “Second home” means a residential property that:

(a) An individual occupies for some portion of the filing year; and

(b) Is not a rental property or a time share.

 

Appendix A — Model Board of Education Ethics Regulations

Authority: General Provisions Article, §§5-205, 5-206, and 5-815—5-820, Annotated Code of Maryland

CHAPTER ____ — ETHICS PROVISIONS

Section 1. — Section 2. (text unchanged)

Section 3. Definitions.

In these regulations, the following terms have the meanings indicated.

(a) — (c) (text unchanged)

(c-1) “Designated second home” means:

(1) If an individual owns one second home, the individual’s second home; or

(2) If an individual owns more than one second home, any one second home the individual identifies to the Commission as the individual’s designated second home.

(d) — (g) (text unchanged)

(g-1) “Home address” means the address of an individual’s:

(1) Principal home; and

(2) Designated second home, if any.

(h) — (o) (text unchanged)

(o-1) “Principal home” means the sole residential property that an individual occupies as the individual’s primary residence, whether owned or rented by the individual. 

(p) — (q) (text unchanged)

(r) “Second home” means a residential property that:

(1) An individual occupies for some portion of the filing year; and

(2) Is not a rental property or a time share.

Section 4. — Section 8. (text unchanged)

 

Appendix B — Model Board of Education Ethics Regulations

Authority: General Provisions Article, §§5-206 and 5-815—5-820, Annotated Code of Maryland

CHAPTER ____—ETHICS PROVISIONS

Section 1. Applicability and definitions.

(a) (text unchanged)

(b) [(1)] In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.

(1) “Designated second home” means:

(i) If an individual owns one second home, the individual’s second home; or

(ii) If an individual owns more than one second home, any one second home the individual identifies to the Commission as the individual’s designated second home.

(2) (text unchanged)

(2-1) “Home address” means the address of an individual’s:

(i) Principal home; and

(ii) Designated second home, if any.

(3) (text unchanged)

(4) “Principal home” means the sole residential property that an individual occupies as the individual’s primary residence, whether owned or rented by the individual. 

(5) “Second home” means a residential property that:

(i) An individual occupies for some portion of the filing year; and

(ii) Is not a rental property or a time share.

Section 2. — Section 8. (text unchanged)

MICHAEL W. LORD
Executive Director

 

Title 21
STATE PROCUREMENT REGULATIONS

Subtitle 10 ADMINISTRATIVE AND CIVIL REMEDIES

21.10.07 Maryland State Board of Contract Appeals — Procedures for Appealing Protests

Authority: State Finance and Procurement Article, §§12-101 and 15-201—
15-223, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Proposed Action

[17-200-P]

The Maryland State Board of Contract Appeals proposes to amend Regulation .03 under COMAR 21.10.07 Procedures for Appealing Protests.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to modify the requirements of the Office of the Attorney General regarding filing of an Agency Report in order to bring COMAR into compliance with a recommendation contained in the December 1, 2016 Report of the Commission to Modernize State Procurement.

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 Carnahan, Clerk, Maryland State Board of Contract Appeals, 6 St. Paul Street, Suite 601, Baltimore MD 21202, or call 410-767-8228, or email to michael.carnahan@maryland.gov, or fax to 410-333-0890. Comments will be accepted through September 5, 2017. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

.03 Notice of Appeal to Contracting Agency and Interested Parties, Submission of Agency Report and Time for Filing of Comments on Report.

A. — B. (text unchanged)

C. The Appeals Board shall request the Office of the Attorney General, in conjunction with the contracting agency, to submit a complete report on the actions taken by the agency with regard to the solicitation involved in the appeal[, as expeditiously as possible (generally] within 15 working days[)], or, for good cause shown, at such later time as the Appeals Board may determine, and to furnish a copy of the report to the protester and other interested parties. The report [should] shall include:

(1) — (5) (text unchanged)

D. A preliminary motion to dismiss an appeal or a decision by the agency to reject all bids or proposals shall stay the time for filing the report.

[D.] E.[E.] F. (text unchanged)

BETHAMY N. BEAM
Chairman

 

Title 22
STATE RETIREMENT AND PENSION SYSTEM

Subtitle 04 MEMBERSHIP

22.04.02 Membership in the Employees’ System or the Teachers’ System—General

Authority: State Personnel and Pensions Article, §§21-108, 21-110, 22-207, 23-205, and 23-209, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Proposed Action

[17-210-P]

The Board of Trustees of the State Retirement and Pension System proposes to adopt amendments to Regulation .04 under COMAR 22.04.02 Membership in the Employees’ System or the Teachers’ System—General. This action was considered by the Board of Trustees for the State Retirement and Pension System at an open meeting held on June 20, 2017, notice of which was given by publication on the website for the Maryland State Retirement and Pension System pursuant to General Provisions Article, §3-302(c), Annotated Code of Maryland.

 

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to clarify that membership in the Employees’ Pension System is not required for certain contractual employees that receive specified fringe benefits under an employer’s statutorily authorized written policies that have been applied uniformly as of a date certain.

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 Anne E. Gawthrop, Director, Legislative Affairs, Maryland State Retirement Agency, 120 East Baltimore Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202, or call 410-625-5602, or email to agawthrop@sra.state.md.us, or fax to 410-468-1710. Comments will be accepted through September 17, 2017. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

Open Meeting

Final action on the proposal will be considered by Board of Trustees of the State Retirement and Pension System during a public meeting to be held on September 19, 2017, at 9 a.m., at 120 East Baltimore Street, 16th Floor, Baltimore, Maryland 21202.

.04 Membership in the Employees’ Pension System.

A. Definitions.

(1) (text unchanged)

(2) Terms Defined.

(a) “Contractual employee” means an individual who provides personal services to a participating employer for pay if all of the following conditions exist:

(i) — (ii) (text unchanged)

(iii) [Except as provided by law, the] The individual does not receive any fringe benefits, except as provided by law or by statutorily authorized written policies adopted on or before November 6, 2017, which the employer has applied uniformly and which define a class of contractual employees who are entitled to receive specified fringe benefits.

(b) — (c) (text unchanged)

B. — C. (text unchanged)

R. DEAN KENDERDINE
Executive Director

 

 


Special Documents

 


DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

SUSQUEHANNA RIVER BASIN COMMISSION

Projects Approved for Consumptive Uses of Water

 

AGENCY:  Susquehanna River Basin Commission.

 

ACTION:  Notice.

 

SUMMARY:  This notice lists the projects approved by rule by the Susquehanna River Basin Commission during the period set forth in “DATES.”

 

DATES:  June 1-30, 2017.

 

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

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Jason E. Oyler, General Counsel, 717-238-0423, ext. 1312, joyler@srbc.net. Regular mail inquiries may be sent to the above address.

 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:  This notice lists the projects, described below, receiving approval for the consumptive use of water pursuant to the Commission’s approval by rule process set forth in 18 CFR §806.22(e) and §806.22(f) for the time period specified above:

 

Approvals By Rule Issued Under 18 CFR 806.22(f):

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation, Pad ID: HaynesW P1, ABR-201706001, Harford Township, Susquehanna County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 5.0000 mgd; Approval Date: June 1, 2017.

Chesapeake Appalachia, LLC, Pad ID: Kupetsky, ABR-201211010.R1, Nicholson Township, Wyoming County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 7.5000 mgd; Approval Date: June 2, 2017.

Chesapeake Appalachia, LLC, Pad ID: Amcor, ABR-201211018.R1, Meshoppen Township, Wyoming County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 7.5000 mgd; Approval Date: June 2, 2017.

Pennsylvania General Energy Company, LLC, Pad ID: COP Tract 726 Pad B, ABR-201706002, Plunketts Creek Township, Lycoming County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 3.5000 mgd; Approval Date: June 7, 2017.

Alliance Petroleum Corporation, Pad ID: Sterling Run Club 4, ABR-201706003, Burnside Township, Centre County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 1.0000 mgd; Approval Date: June 15, 2017.

Alliance Petroleum Corporation, Pad ID: Sterling Run Club 5, ABR-201706004, Burnside Township, Centre County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 1.0000 mgd; Approval Date: June 15, 2017.

ARD Operating, LLC, Pad ID: Elbow F&G Pad B, ABR-201206007.R1, Cogan House Township, Lycoming County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 4.0000 mgd; Approval Date: June 19, 2017.

SWEPI LP, Pad ID: Harer 713, ABR-201206004.R1, Liberty Township, Tioga County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 4.0000 mgd; Approval Date: June 19, 2017.

SWEPI LP, Pad ID: Lovell 707, ABR-201206005.R1, Liberty Township, Tioga County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 4.0000 mgd; Approval Date: June 19, 2017.

SWEPI LP, Pad ID: Guillaume 714, ABR-201206009.R1, Liberty Township, Tioga County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 4.0000 mgd; Approval Date: June 19, 2017.

 

 

Chief Oil & Gas LLC, Pad ID: Harvey Drilling Pad, ABR-201212015.R1, Lemon Township, Wyoming County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 2.0000 mgd; Approval Date: June 30, 2017.

Chief Oil & Gas LLC, Pad ID: Cochran Drilling Pad, ABR-201301003.R1, West Burlington Township, Bradford County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 2.0000 mgd; Approval Date: June 30, 2017.

Chief Oil & Gas LLC, Pad ID: SGL 12 HARDY DRILLING PAD, ABR-201706005, Overton Township, Bradford County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 2.5000 mgd; Approval Date: June 30, 2017.

 

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

 

Dated:  July 20, 2017.

STEPHANIE L. RICHARDSON
Secretary to the Commission

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SUSQUEHANNA RIVER BASIN COMMISSION

Projects Rescinded for Consumptive Uses of Water

 

AGENCY:  Susquehanna River Basin Commission.

 

ACTION:  Notice.

 

SUMMARY:  This notice lists the approved by rule projects rescinded by the Susquehanna River Basin Commission during the period set forth in “DATES.”

 

DATES:  June 1-30, 2017.

 

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

 

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

 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:  This notice lists the projects, described below, being rescinded for the consumptive use of water pursuant to the Commission’s approval by rule process set forth in 18 CFR §806.22(e) and §806.22(f) for the time period specified above:

 

Rescinded Approvals By Rule Issued:

WPX Energy Appalachia, LLC, Pad ID: M. Martin 1V, ABR-201007081.R1, Sugarloaf Township, Columbia County, Pa.; Rescind Date: June 22, 2017.

EOG Resources, Inc., Pad ID: PHC 10V, ABR-20090719.R1, Lawrence Township, Clearfield County, Pa.; Rescind Date: June 27, 2017.

EOG Resources, Inc., Pad ID: PHC Pad CC, ABR-201103027.R1, Lawrence Township, Clearfield County, Pa.; Rescind Date: June 27, 2017.

EOG Resources, Inc., Pad ID: PHC Pad DD, ABR-201103025.R1, Lawrence Township, Clearfield County, Pa.; Rescind Date: June 27, 2017.

Repsol Oil & Gas USA, LLC, Pad ID: DCNR 594 02 201, ABR-201008037.R1, Liberty Township, Tioga County, Pa.; Rescind Date: June 29, 2017.

 

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

 

Dated:  July 20, 2017.

STEPHANIE L. RICHARDSON
Secretary to the Commission

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MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

COMMUNITY SUPPORTS WAIVER — PROPOSAL

Request for Public Comment

The Maryland Department of Health is developing a new Community Supports Waiver program which will provide individual and family supports for persons with developmental disabilities on the Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) Waiting List.  The goals of this new program includes providing: (1) Innovative service options that support Maryland’s Supporting Families Community of Practice; (2) Community-based service options offered under the current Community Pathways Waiver (e.g. Supported Employment, Employment Discover & Customization, Personal Supports, Respite, Assistive Technology, Behavioral Supports, etc.) with the exception of residential services; (3) Self-direction opportunities; (4) Flexibility to move dollar amounts among line items within the approved person-centered plan to meet emerging and changing needs; and (5) Short-term exceptions to the overall budget caps of $25,000 based on exceptional needs (for example family caregiver support needs, post hospitalization, short term care needs).  All services must be provided in settings that meet the federal Community Settings requirements. 

The waiver application was developed based on input received for the Community Pathways Waiver renewal and the Family Supports Waiver.  The information regarding the Community Supports Waiver including the federal application will be posted to the Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) website on August 14, 2017 at: https://dda.health.maryland.gov/Pages/home.aspx .  Copies of the Community Supports Waiver are available for public review at the DDA Headquarter and Regional Offices.  Public comments can be submitted to wfb.dda@maryland.gov through September 12, 2017.

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OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE

INTERNATIONAL AND INTERSTATE AGREEMENTS

Agreement Between the Government of Hungary and the State of Maryland and on Cooperation in the Field of Higher Education

 

     The Government of Hungary and the State of Maryland, hereinafter referred to as “the Parties”, in order to support cooperation in higher education between their two countries, recognizing the benefits each of the two countries may gain as a result of strengthening bilateral cooperation in accordance with the rules and regulations applied in each country, have agreed on the following:

 

Article 1

Supporting the Functioning of McDaniel College Budapest

 

The Parties recognize the functioning of McDaniel College Budapest, a branch campus of McDaniel College. McDaniel College (formerly known as Western Maryland College), located at 2 College Hill, Westminster, Maryland 21157 U.S.A., (hereinafter referred to as “MDC”) is a Maryland-based higher education institution.

 

Article 2

Legal status of McDaniel College Budapest

 

MDC was established in 1867 and has maintained a campus in Westminster, MD for 150 years. MDC has maintained continuous accreditation with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) since 1922. The branch campus called McDaniel College Budapest has been included within the scope of McDaniel College’s MSCHE accreditation since June 21, 1995. MDC was granted a charter to operate in 1868 by the State of Maryland, and has been in continuous operation since. MDC is approved to operate in the State of Maryland by the Maryland Higher Education Commission. Neither the State of Maryland, nor the Maryland Higher Education Commission, has any legal authority or responsibility to regulate the operations of McDaniel College Budapest within Hungary. The Parties acknowledge that MDC within the scope of its MSCHE accreditation provides diplomas to graduates of McDaniel College Budapest.

 

MDC operates McDaniel College Budapest in Hungary as a higher education institution permitted to function based on the National Higher Education Act of Hungary and registered by the Educational Authority. MDC operates McDaniel College Budapest based on the McDaniel College Budapest Agreement between MDC and College International, Inc., a Hungarian Joint Venture (2 Bethlen Gabor tér, 1071 Budapest, Hungary, hereinafter referred to as “CII”). 

 

Article 3

Activities of McDaniel College Budapest

 

McDaniel College Budapest offers a standard four-year English-language undergraduate program leading to the award of a Bachelor of Arts degree. By combining the best American and European academic traditions, this program educates young men and women from Europe and elsewhere interested in preparing for careers in the new global marketplace.

 

Article 4

Parties responsible for the execution of this Agreement

 

The bodies of the Parties responsible for the execution of this Agreement are:

     a. For the State of Maryland, the Maryland Higher Education Commission.

     b. For the Government of Hungary, the Ministry of Human Capacities.

 

Article 5

Operation of laws and regulations of the Parties

 

This Agreement and activities arising from it shall be performed and interpreted by each party in accordance with its respective national laws and regulations, including, without limitation, for the State of Maryland: Article I, Section 10 of the Constitution of the United States.

 

The Government of Hungary shall undertake to conduct the internal legal proceedings necessary for the entry into force of the Agreement by 15th November 2017.

 

Article 6

Validity of the Agreement

 

This Agreement shall enter into force on the thirtieth (30th) day following the receipt by the State of Maryland of written notification, by the Government of Hungary, through diplomatic channels, that the Government of Hungary has completed all internal legal procedures necessary for the entry into force of the Agreement. The Agreement may be amended with the mutual written consent of the Parties. This Agreement shall remain in force until either Party notifies, in writing, the other Party of its intention to terminate it. In such a case the Agreement shall cease to be in force on the thirtieth (30th) day of the first calendar year after the date of such notification.

 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned, being duly authorized by their respective Governments, have signed this Agreement.

 

DONE at Annapolis, MD, in duplicate, this 14th day of July, 2017, in the Hungarian and English languages, both texts being equally authentic.

 

For the Government of Hungary

   Péter Szijjártó

   Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade

For the State of Maryland     

   Dr. James D. Fielder

   Secretary of Higher Education

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General Notices

 

Notice of ADA Compliance

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

 


OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: August 9, 2017, 11 a.m. — 1 p.m.

Place: 200 St. Paul Pl., Baltimore, MD

Add'l. Info: Annual Meeting, Please RSVP

Contact: Janice Clark (410) 576-7033

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MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AVIATION ADMINISTRATION

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: August 16, 2017, 6 p.m.; Additional Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 6 p.m.

Place: 991 Corporate Blvd., Assembly Rm., Linthicum, MD

Add'l. Info: Senate Bill 276 established the Citizens Committee for the Enhancement of Communities Surrounding Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall (BWI) Airport. The intent of this legislation is to provide benefit to those citizens living in the communities impacted by the daily operations of BWI Airport, by allowing them the opportunity to apply for grants for transportation related projects. Typical projects include speed humps, streetscapes, bus shelters, and sidewalk repairs. These communities must be located within the most recently certified Airport Noise Zone or within 2 miles of the outermost noise contour. The Community Enhancement Committee (Committee) reviews and evaluates the grant applications from eligible communities to ensure that all grant requirements are met. The Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Aviation Administration (MDOT MAA) and MDOT Legal Office represent the Department on the Committee. Representatives from the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) and Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA) also provide comments and recommendations on projects associated with their agencies, as well as local government, before the recommendations are then forwarded to the MDOT Secretary for approval.

     The program funding comes from the Maryland Transportation Trust Fund and is budgeted through The Secretary’s Office. The yearly funding formula is equal to $1 for every aircraft take-off and landing at BWI Airport for the most recently available calendar year. The program is divided into four grant cycles with application deadlines the first of August, November, February, and May.

     Transportation Community Enhancement Grant (CEG) Committee Remaining 2017 Meeting Dates:

        Wednesday, August 16

        Wednesday, November 15

     Meetings begin at 6 p.m. in the Assembly Room at 991 Corporate Boulevard in Linthicum, Maryland unless otherwise noted. For additional information regarding CEG Committee meetings, please contact Kim Davidson at 410-859-7456.

Contact: Kim Davidson  (410) 859-7456

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FIRE PREVENTION COMMISSION

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: August 17, 2017, 9:30 a.m.

Place: Laurel Municipal Bldg., 8103 Sandy Spring Rd., Council Chambers, Laurel, MD

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

Contact: Heidi Ritchie (877) 890-0199

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DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES/OFFICE OF HOME ENERGY PROGRAMS

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: August 14, 2017, 12:30 — 3:30 p.m.

Place: Waldorf West Library, Charles Co. Public Library, 10405 O’Donnell Pl., Waldorf, MD 20603

Add'l. Info: A public hearing will be held to solicit comments for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) State Plan that will be submitted to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Community Services, Division of Energy Assistance.

     Written comments regarding the Plan must be submitted no later than 4 p.m. on August 25, 2017, to Bill Freeman, Director, Maryland Department of Human Services, Office of Home Energy Programs, 311 W. Saratoga Street, Room 239, Baltimore, MD 21201.

Contact: Cherie Lanier (410) 767-7218

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MARYLAND INSURANCE ADMINISTRATION

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: August 15, 2017, 10 a.m. — 1 p.m.

Place: Miller Senate Office Bldg., 11 Bladen St., Senate Finance Committee Hearing Rm., Annapolis, MD

Add'l. Info: Pursuant to S.B. 380, as enacted in the 2017 legislative session, the Maryland Insurance Administration will be holding a public meeting to assess the need in the State for short-term medical insurance to be sold by nonadmitted carriers. The purpose of this hearing is to gather information from interested parties to allow the MIA to identify circumstances in which individuals are in need of short-term medical insurance; to assess the availability of short-term medical insurance offered by admitted insurers;  to determine whether short-term medical policies are being sold online and, if so, whether they are being procured through licensed Maryland insurance producers; to compare the coverages under and premiums for short-term medical policies offered by admitted insurers and the underwriting practices of those insurers with the coverages under and premiums for short-term medical insurance policies offered by nonadmitted insurers as a surplus line and the underwriting practices of those insurers; and to assess the impact on the admitted health insurance market and consumers of authorizing nonadmitted insurers to offer short-term medical insurance as a surplus line to individuals who are unable to obtain health coverage under the Affordable Care Act or who drop coverage obtained under the Affordable Care Act. After testimony has been gathered, the Administration will submit a report on its findings and recommendations from the study.

     The Administration is soliciting information prior to the meeting from interested parties. Individuals or organizations who wish to submit written testimony should submit it to shorttermmedicalstudy.mia@maryland.gov. Additional information can be found on the Administration’s website at insurance.maryland.gov under the Short-Term Medical Study quick link. Any questions or concerns can be directed to Bob Morrow, Associate Commissioner Life and Health, at bob.morrow@maryland.gov or 410-468-2212.

Contact: Bob Morrow (410) 468-2212

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MARYLAND INSURANCE ADMINISTRATION

Subject: Public Hearing

Date and Time: August 28, 2017, 1 — 4 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 the Maryland Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Corporation on behalf of Penn Treaty Network America Insurance Company, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, MedAmerica Insurance Company, CMFG Life Insurance Company, and Continental Casualty Company. In the group long-term care market, these include requests from Metropolitan Life Insurance Company and MedAmerica Insurance Company. 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 stakeholders 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 to attend, please RSVP to Nancy Muehlberger. Written comments and RSVPs should be sent to Nancy Muehlberger by August 21, 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 August 21, 2017, by email to Nancy.Muehlberger@maryland.gov. More information on the hearing can be found at http://insurance.maryland.gov/Consumer/Pages/Long-Term-Care-Hearing-August-28-2017.aspx.

Contact: Adam Zimmerman (410) 468-2048

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MARYLAND STATE LOTTERY AND GAMING CONTROL COMMISSION

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: August 24, 2017, 10 a.m. — 12 p.m.

Place: Montgomery Park Business Center, 1800 Washington Blvd., Ste. 330, Baltimore, MD

Contact: Marie A. Torosino (410) 230-8790

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MARYLAND HEALTH CARE COMMISSION

Subject: Receipt of Certificate of Need Applications

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

     Bethesda Chevy Chase Surgery Center — Matter No. 17-15-2401 — Conversion of a procedure room to a second operating room, lease of additional space, and replacement of procedure room at the facility.

     Minerva Home Health Care — Matter No. 17-R3-2402 — Licensed Residential Service Agency in Maryland (RS3104) providing skilled nursing services seeking to establish a home health agency in Southern Maryland — Calvert and St. Mary’s Counties

     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 applications are 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

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DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES/FISHING AND BOATING SERVICES

Subject: Public Notice — Commercial Striped Bass Common Pool Hook and Line Season Modification

Add'l. Info: The Secretary of Maryland Department of Natural Resources, pursuant to Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) 08.02.15.12H, announces the opening of the 2017 commercial striped bass common pool hook and line fishery on Wednesday, July 5, 2017, 1 hour before sunrise, with a catch limit of 150 lbs/permittee/week and 300 lbs/vessel/day. The common pool fishery will close on Thursday, July 6, 2017, 1 hour before sunset.

     Mark J. Belton

     Secretary of Natural Resources

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

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DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES/FISHING AND BOATING SERVICES

Subject: Public Notice — 2017 Commercial Large Coastal Shark Catch Limits — Effective July 20, 2017

Add'l. Info: The Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), pursuant to Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) 08.02.22.04B, in order to comply with species management through the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic Coastal Sharks, announces a new catch limit for large coastal sharks. Effective at 12:01 a.m. July 20, 2017, the catch limit is 36 large coastal sharks per vessel per trip. Large coastal sharks includes all of the sharks in the aggregated large coastal and hammerhead management groups, as defined in COMAR 08.02.22.03A(6) and (7). The species in the two management groups include: Silky; Tiger; Blacktip; Spinner; Bull; Lemon; Nurse; Scalloped hammerhead; Great hammerhead; and Smooth hammerhead.

     The National Marine Fisheries Service anticipates in-season trip limit modifications based on harvest. If modifications are made, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission will follow with modifications for state waters. A new public notice will be issued if modifications are made.

     Mark J. Belton

     Secretary of Natural Resources

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

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BOARD OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY PRACTICE

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: August 18, 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

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RACING COMMISSION

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: August 24, 2017, 12:30 — 1 p.m.

Place: Laurel Park, Laurel, MD

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

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BOARD OF WELL DRILLERS

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: August 23, 2017, 9 a.m. — 1:30 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

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BOARD OF WELL DRILLERS

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: September 27, 2017, 9 a.m. — 1:30 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

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WORKERS' COMPENSATION COMMISSION

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: August 24, 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 Lackington (410) 864-5300

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