Capitol Building Maryland Register

Issue Date: November 27, 2017

Volume 44 • Issue 24 • Pages 1137-1170

IN THIS ISSUE

Governor

Judiciary

Regulations

Special Documents

General Notices

Pursuant to State Government Article, §7-206, Annotated Code of Maryland, this issue contains all previously unpublished documents required to be published, and filed on or before November 6, 2017 5 p.m.
 
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Gail S. Klakring
Acting Administrator, Division of State Documents
Office of the Secretary of State

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Closing Dates for the Maryland Register

Schedule of Closing Dates and Issue Dates for the
Maryland Register ....................................................................  1140

 

COMAR Research Aids

Table of Pending Proposals .........................................................  1141

 

Index of COMAR Titles Affected in This Issue

COMAR Title Number and Name                                                  Page

09        Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation ...  1152, 1154

10        Maryland Department of Health .............................  1152, 1155

11        Department of Transportation ..........................................  1152

12        Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services ...  1158

13A     State Board of Education ..................................................  1161

14        Independent Agencies ............................................  1151, 1163

19A     State Ethic Commission ...................................................  1151

26        Department of the Environment .......................................  1153

 

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The Governor

EXECUTIVE ORDER 01.01.2017.28 .  1143

 

The Judiciary

COURT OF APPEALS OF MARYLAND

ATTORNEYS TO BE ADMITTED TO THE BAR ...............  1145

 

Final Action on Regulations

14  INDEPENDENT AGENCIES

OFFICE OF THE PUBLIC DEFENDER

Eligibility for Services .  1151

19A STATE ETHICS COMMISSION

PROCEDURES

General Provisions .  1151

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ETHICS LAW

General Provisions .  1151

Appendix A — Model Ethics Law A ..  1151

Appendix B — Model Ethics Law B ..  1151

BOARD OF EDUCATION ETHICS REGULATIONS

General Provisions .  1151

Appendix A — Model Board of Education Ethics
   Regulations .  1151

Appendix B — Model Board of Education Ethics
    Regulations .  1151

 

Withdrawal of Regulations

09  DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING, AND
   REGULATION

ELEVATOR SAFETY REVIEW BOARD

Qualifications .  1152

10  MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

NATALIE LAPRADE MEDICAL CANNABIS
   COMMISSION

Definitions .  1152

Medical Cannabis Grower License .  1152

Medical Cannabis Grower Agent  1152

Inventory Control by Grower  1152

Medical Cannabis Grower Quality Control  1152

Medical Cannabis Processor License .  1152

Medical Cannabis Processor  1152

Medical Cannabis Processor Operations .  1152

Medical Cannabis Dispensary License .  1152

Registered Dispensary Agent  1152

Licensed Dispensary Operations .  1152

11  DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

Major Transportation Project Scoring and Ranking
   System ..  1152

26  DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

OIL AND GAS RESOURCES

Oil and Gas Exploration and Production .  1153

 

Proposed Action on Regulations

09  DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING, AND
   REGULATION

COMMISSION OF REAL ESTATE APPRAISERS,
   APPRAISAL MANAGEMENT COMPANIES, AND HOME
   INSPECTORS — REAL ESTATE APPRAISERS

Code of Ethics .  1154

10  MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

FOOD

Crab Meat  1155

BOARD OF EXAMINERS OF PSYCHOLOGISTS

Procedures .  1157

12  DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND
   CORRECTIONAL SERVICES

DIVISION OF PAROLE AND PROBATION

Certificate of Rehabilitation .  1158

13A STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMS

Graduation Requirements for Public High Schools in
   Maryland .  1161

14  INDEPENDENT AGENCIES

MARYLAND HERITAGE AREAS AUTHORITY

Designation of Certified Heritage Areas .  1163

 

Special Documents

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT 1165

SUSQUEHANNA RIVER BASIN COMMISSION

Projects Approved for Consumptive Uses of Water 1165

Projects Rescinded for Consumptive Uses of Water 1166

Projects Rescinded for Consumptive Uses of Water 1166

Commission Meeting . 1166

MARYLAND HEALTH CARE COMMISSION

SCHEDULE FOR CERTIFICATE OF NEED REVIEWS —
   CARDIAC SURGERY SERVICES .  1167

DEPARTMENT OF STATE POLICE

HANDGUN ROSTER BOARD

Proposed Additions to Handgun Roster and Notice of Right
   to Object or Petition .  1168

 

General Notices

CRIMINAL JUSTICE INFORMATION ADVISORY BOARD

Public Meeting .  1170

COMMISSIONER OF FINANCIAL REGULATION

Bank Merger  1170

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE

Public Meeting .  1170

MARYLAND HEALTH CARE COMMISSION

Public Meeting .  1170

Medical Care Data Base (MCDB) Data Submission
   Manual  1170

Notice of Project Change .  1170

COMMISSION OF REAL ESTATE APPRAISERS AND
   HOME INSPECTORS

Public Meeting .  1170

BOARD OF WELL DRILLERS

Public Meeting .  1170

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION COMMISSION

Public Meeting .  1170

 

 

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CLOSING DATES AND ISSUE DATES through JULY 20, 2018

Issue
Date

Emergency

and Proposed

Regulations

5 p.m.*

Final

Regulations

10:30 a.m.

Notices, etc.

10:30 a.m.

2017

December 8

November 20

November 29

November 27

December 22

December 4

December 13

December 11

2018

January 5**

December 18

December 27

December 22

January 19**

December 29

January 10

January 8

February 2**

January 12

January 24

January 22

February 16

January 29

February 7

February 5

March 2**

February 12

February 21

February 16

March 16

February 26

March 7

March 5

March 30

March 12

March 21

March 19

April 13

March 26

April 4

April 2

April 27

April 9

April 18

April 16

May 11

April 23

May 2

April 30

May 25

May 7

May 16

May 14

June 8**

May 21

May 30

May 25

June 22

June 4

June 13

June 11

July 6

June 18

June 27

June 25

July 20

July 2

July 11

July 9

 

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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

 

08.02.02.12 • 44:23 Md. R. 1080 (11-13-17)

08.02.03.07 • 44:22 Md. R. 1039 (10-27-17)

08.02.04.15 • 44:23 Md. R. 1080 (11-13-17)

08.02.04.17 • 44:23 Md. R. 1081 (11-13-17) (ibr)

08.02.05.01,.02,.07 • 44:22 Md. R. 1039 (10-27-17)

08.02.07.03 • 44:23 Md. R. 1080 (11-13-17)

08.02.15.04,.07 • 44:22 Md. R. 1039 (10-27-17)

08.02.25.04—.07 • 44:22 Md. R. 1039 (10-27-17)

 

09 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING, AND REGULATION

 

09.01.04.01—.17 • 44:20 Md. R. 949 (9-29-17)

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

09.03.13.02 • 44:21 Md. R. 987 (10-13-17)

09.10.03.01-1 • 44:23 Md. R. 1083 (11-13-17)

09.12.01.01,.01-1,.01-2,.08,.09,.14,.14-1,.15,.16,
   .16-1,.17,.19,.27,.28,.28-1,.28-2,.28-3,.29,    .34,
   .35
• 44:23 Md. R. 1083 (11-13-17)

09.12.31 • 44:21 Md. R. 987 (10-13-17)

                 44:21 Md. R. 988 (10-13-17)

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

09.19.05.01 • 44:24 Md. R. 1154 (11-27-17) (ibr)

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

09.23.06.02—.17 • 44:19 Md. R. 900 (9-15-17)

09.28.04.01—.13 • 44:23 Md. R. 1093 (11-13-17)

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)

 

10 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE

 

     Subtitles 01—08 (1st volume)

 

10.01.01.01—.11 • 44:23 Md. R. 1095 (11-13-17)

10.01.04.03,.04,.08 • 44:21 Md. R. 988 (10-13-17)

10.07.06.15,.17 • 44:23 Md. R. 1097 (11-13-17)

10.08.01.03,.04,.06,.08,.09 • 44:23 Md. R. 1098 (11-13-17)

10.08.02.03,.05,.07,.09 • 44:23 Md. R. 1098 (11-13-17)

10.08.03.02,.04,.06,.08 • 44:23 Md. R. 1098 (11-13-17)

10.08.04.02,.05,.10 • 44:23 Md. R. 1098 (11-13-17)

10.08.05.02,.05,.10 • 44:23 Md. R. 1098 (11-13-17)

 

     Subtitle 09 (2nd volume)

 

10.09.04.04,.05,.07 • 44:22 Md. R. 1043 (10-27-17)

10.09.09.04,.05,.07 • 44:22 Md. R. 1043 (10-27-17)

10.09.10.07-1,.07-2 • 44:21 Md. R. 1001 (10-13-17)

10.09.12.03—.05,.07 • 44:20 Md. R. 952 (9-29-17)

10.09.33.09 • 44:21 Md. R. 1002 (10-13-17)

10.09.36.03 • 44:20 Md. R. 953 (9-29-17)

10.09.36.03-1 • 44:21 Md. R. 1002 (10-13-17)

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

10.09.48.08 • 44:23 Md. R. 1101 (11-13-17)

10.09.53.04,.05,.07 • 44:22 Md. R. 1043 (10-27-17)

10.09.62.01 • 44:21 Md. R. 988 (10-13-17)

10.09.63.02,.03,.06 • 44:21 Md. R. 988 (10-13-17)

10.09.64.03,.11 • 44:21 Md. R. 988 (10-13-17)

10.09.65.02,.04,.15,.17,.19,.20,.28 • 44:21 Md. R. 988 (10-13-17)

10.09.65.03 • 44:23 Md. R. 1101 (11-13-17)

10.09.66.01,.02 • 44:21 Md. R. 988 (10-13-17)

10.09.67.01,.04,.19 • 44:21 Md. R. 988 (10-13-17)

10.09.68.01—.03 • 44:21 Md. R. 988 (10-13-17)

10.09.71.02,.04,.05 • 44:21 Md. R. 988 (10-13-17)

10.09.72.01,.06 • 44:21 Md. R. 988 (10-13-17)

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

10.08.80.08 • 44:21 Md. R. 1003 (10-13-17)

10.09.84.02,.05—.07,.10,.15,.18,.19,.23,
     .24
• 44:21 Md. R. 1004 (10-13-17)

10.09.87.04,.05,.07 • 44:22 Md. R. 1043 (10-27-17)

10.09.88.04,.05,.07 • 44:22 Md. R. 1043 (10-27-17)

10.09.89.10—.14 • 44:22 Md. R. 1044 (10-27-17)

10.09.96.01—.13 • 44:21 Md. R. 1006 (10-13-17)

 

     Subtitles 10 — 22 (3rd Volume)

 

10.15.02.01,.02,.05,.07—.15 • 44:24 Md. R. 1155 (11-27-17)

10.22.17.06—.08 • 44:20 Md. R. 954 (9-29-17)

10.22.18.04 • 44:20 Md. R. 954 (9-29-17)

 

     Subtitles 23 — 36 (4th Volume)

 

10.24.11.01 • 44:22 Md. R. 1046 (10-27-17) (ibr)

10.26.02.03 • 44:23 Md. R. 1103 (11-13-17)

10.27.01.02 • 44:23 Md. R. 1104 (11-13-17)

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

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

10.32.13.02—.04,.06,.08 • 44:22 Md. R. 1047 (10-27-17)

10.32.22.02,.03,.05 • 44:21 Md. R. 1008 (10-13-17)

10.34.34.05 • 44:22 Md. R. 1049 (10-27-17)

10.36.01.02,.08,.09 • 44:24 Md. R. 1157 (11-27-17)

 

     Subtitles 37—66 (5th Volume)

 

10.37.10.03,.03-1,.04-1,.04-2,.04-3,
     .11
• 44:22 Md. R. 1050 (10-27-17)

10.52.07.01—.05 • 44:23 Md. R. 1106 (11-13-17)

10.57.03.02 • 44:23 Md. R. 1107 (11-13-17)

10.63.08.01—.14 • 44:23 Md. R. 1108 (11-13-17)

 

11 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

 

     Subtitles 11—22 (MVA)

 

11.14.08.01,.03—.05,.09 • 44:18 Md. R. 868 (9-1-17)

 

12 DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONAL SERVICES

 

12.02.27.01—.40 • 44:19 Md. R. 902 (9-15-17)

12.02.28.01—.20 • 44:23 Md. R. 1115 (11-13-17)

12.03.01.01—.35 • 44:19 Md. R. 902 (9-15-17)

12.12.30.01—.40 • 44:19 Md. R. 902 (9-15-17)

12.13.02.01—.07 • 44:24 Md. R. 1158 (11-27-17)

12.16.02.01—.40 • 44:19 Md. R. 902 (9-15-17)

 

13A STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION

 

13A.03.02.01—.04,.06,.07,.09,.09-1,.10,
     .12
• 44:24 Md. R. 1161 (11-27-17)

13A.06.07.01,.06—.08,.10 • 44:21 Md. R. 1010 (10-13-17)

 

13B MARYLAND HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSION

 

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

 

14 INDEPENDENT AGENCIES

 

14.09.08.06 • 44:23 Md. R. 1123 (11-13-17)

14.29.03.06 • 44:24 Md. R. 1163 (11-27-17)

14.36.01.03,.13 • 44:17 Md. R. 844 (8-18-17)

14.36.04.01,.04—.08 • 44:17 Md. R. 844 (8-18-17)

 

15 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

 

15.01.12.01—.07 • 44:20 Md. R. 965 (9-29-17)

 

20 PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION

 

20.90.01.19 • 44:22 Md. R. 1054 (10-27-17)

20.95.01.03,.11,.22—.24,.26 • 44:22 Md. R. 1056 (10-27-17)

 

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)

26.09.01.02 • 44:23 Md. R. 1124 (11-13-17)

26.09.02.08,.09 • 44:23 Md. R. 1124 (11-13-17)

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)

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

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

 

30 MARYLAND INSTITUTE FOR EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES SYSTEMS (MIEMSS)

 

30.01.02.01 • 44:22 Md. R. 1059 (10-27-17) (ibr)

 

31 MARYLAND INSURANCE ADMINISTRATION

 

31.03.05.09,.15 • 44:20 Md. R. 967 (9-29-17)

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

31.10.45.01—.06 • 44:21 Md. R. 1012 (10-13-17)

 

33 STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS

 

33.12.02.07 • 44:23 Md. R. 1127 (11-13-17)

33.13.02.02 • 44:23 Md. R. 1127 (11-13-17)

33.13.08.02,.08 • 44:23 Md. R. 1127 (11-13-17)

33.13.09.02,.06—.08 • 44:23 Md. R. 1127 (11-13-17)

33.13.14.04—.06 • 44:23 Md. R. 1127 (11-13-17)

33.13.15.08—.12 • 44:23 Md. R. 1127 (11-13-17)

33.13.16.03 • 44:23 Md. R. 1127 (11-13-17)

33.14.02.10 • 44:23 Md. R. 1127 (11-13-17)

33.20.08.01,.02 • 44:23 Md. R. 1127 (11-13-17)

 

35 DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

 

35.06.01.01—.07 • 44:21 Md. R. 1014 (10-13-17)

 

 

 

The Governor

EXECUTIVE ORDER 01.01.2017.28

(Amends and Restates Executive Orders 01.01.2015.21 and 01.01.2016.14)

Maryland Redistricting Reform Commission

 

WHEREAS, The integrity of elections is essential to the success of our democracy;

 

WHEREAS, Fairness in process and good governance are what the citizens of Maryland expect and deserve;

 

WHEREAS, The process of redistricting should be fully transparent and subject to input and scrutiny from the public;

 

WHEREAS, An overwhelming majority of Marylanders favor an independent, non-partisan commission for redistricting over the existing process for drawing district lines;

 

WHEREAS, It could be considered a conflict of interest for politicians to redraw the districts in which they run for re-election;

 

WHEREAS, National publications have listed Maryland as having some of the most “gerrymandered” congressional districts in the United States;

 

WHEREAS, Maryland’s redistricting can negatively impact the creation of majority-minority districts causing underrepresentation of racial minorities;

 

WHEREAS, Every effort should be made to keep communities, counties, and municipalities within a single election district to help ensure all Marylanders have effective representation;

 

WHEREAS, Independent commissions in other states have greatly reduced politics and partisanship in redistricting and have established more election districts based on population, compactness, and natural boundaries;  

WHEREAS, Maryland should lead on this issue and should not wait for the federal government or other states to act on the issue of redistricting reform;

 

WHEREAS, On August 6, 2015, the Maryland Redistricting Reform Commission was established by Executive Order, which benefited the State by gathering citizens, experts and interested parties to conduct a comprehensive examination of Maryland’s redistricting process and making recommendations on ways to reform our system;

 

WHEREAS, The Maryland Redistricting Reform Commission issued a report on November 3, 2015 that recommended the establishment of an independent commission with the duty of drawing congressional and state legislative districts;

 

WHEREAS, The General Assembly has yet to establish the independent commission recommended by the Maryland Redistricting Reform Commission;

 

WHEREAS, The Governor wishes the Maryland Redistricting Reform Commission to continue to meet in order to make additional recommendations and further develop the recommendations set forth in its November 3, 2015 report; and

 

WHEREAS, The Governor declares that the Maryland Redistricting Reform Commission shall remain in operation until November 7, 2018 in order to issue additional reports as directed by the Governor.

 

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 LAWS OF MARYLAND, HEREBY PROCLAIM THE FOLLOWING EXECUTIVE ORDER, EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY:

     A. There is a Maryland Redistricting Reform Commission (Commission).

     B. Membership.  The Commission consists of the following voting members:

         (1) Two members of the Maryland Senate, one appointed by the President of the Senate and one appointed by the Minority Leader of the Senate;

         (2) Two members of the Maryland House of Delegates, one appointed by the Speaker of the House and one appointed by the Minority Leader of the House of Delegates;

         (3) Two representatives from policy research organizations;

         (4) One representative from a non-profit voter advocacy organization;

         (5) One representative from a government reform advocacy organization; and

         (6) Up to five additional members appointed by the Governor.

     C. The members identified in Sections B(3) through B(6) shall be appointed by the Governor and shall serve at the pleasure of the Governor.

     D. The Governor shall designate the Chair or Co-Chairs from among the members.

     E. In the event of a vacancy, the Governor shall appoint a successor to fill the remainder of the term.

     F. To the extent practicable, the members of the Commission shall reflect the diversity of the population of the State.

     G. Procedures. 

         (1) The majority of voting members of the Commission shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of any business.

         (2) The Commission shall hold meetings at such times and such places as it deems necessary.  The meetings shall be accessible to the general public in accordance with the Maryland Open Meetings Act or other applicable law.

         (3) The Commission may adopt such other procedures as may be necessary to ensure the orderly transaction of business, including the creation of committees.

         (4) The Chair or Co-Chairs may, with the consent of the Commission, designate additional individuals, including interested citizens, elected officials, educators, or specialists with relevant expertise, to serve on any committee.

         (5) The Commission may consult with the principal departments of State government to obtain such technical assistance and advice as it deems necessary to complete its duties.  All Executive Branch departments shall cooperate with and assist the Commission in carrying out its responsibilities.

     H. Duties.  The Commission may continue:

         (1) Comprehensively examining ideas that could enhance the integrity of Maryland’s congressional and legislative redistricting process;

         (2) Reviewing approaches of other states that have established independent, non-partisan redistricting commissions;

         (3) Conducting regional summits in various parts of the State, including the Eastern Shore, Southern Maryland, Western Maryland, and Central Maryland to allow citizens to offer their ideas and input on redistricting reform;

         (4) Providing an electronic portal for citizens to submit their comments to the Commission;

         (5) Developing its recommendation for a constitutional amendment on congressional and legislative redistricting; and

         (6) Promoting redistricting reform publicly across the State as an essential component of ensuring fair elected representation and election integrity in Maryland.

     I. Reports and Recommendations. The Commission shall issue reports and make recommendations addressing the duties listed in Section H, as directed by the Governor.

     J. Termination of the Commission. The Commission shall terminate on November 7, 2018, unless the Governor declares before that date that the Commission shall remain in operation.

 

Given Under my Hand and the Great Seal of the State of Maryland, in the City of Annapolis, this 6th Day of November, 2017.

LAWRENCE J. HOGAN, JR.
Governor

 

ATTEST:

JOHN C. WOBENSMITH
Secretary of State

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The Judiciary

COURT OF APPEALS OF MARYLAND

ATTORNEYS TO BE ADMITTED TO THE BAR

Annapolis, Maryland
November 3, 2017

 

     The State Board of Law Examiners, after careful consideration of their qualifications, has by report to the Court recommended that the applicants named on Exhibit A attached hereto be admitted to the Bar, conditioned upon successful completion of the Orientation Program pursuant to Maryland Rule 19-210(e).  As to certain applicants named in an attachment to the Report, the favorable recommendation also is conditioned upon the outcome of proceedings pending under Maryland Rule 19-203(a) (Character Review).

     It is thereupon the 4th day of November, 2017, by the Court of Appeals of Maryland ORDERED that the Board’s recommendation be ratified subject to the conditions therein stated on the 4th day of December, 2017, unless exceptions to the Board’s recommendation of any applicant be filed on or before said date, provided a copy of this Order be published at least one time in the Maryland Register before such ratification.

MARY ELLEN BARBERA
Chief Judge, Court of Appeals of Maryland

 

Filed:     November 3, 2017

BESSIE M. DECKER
Clerk, Court of Appeals of Maryland

 

EXHIBIT A

MARYLAND GENERAL BAR EXAMINATION

JULY 2017

 

Abramovitz, Yehuda Aryeh  

Abukhdeir, Momen Mohammad  

Acheampong, Nana Akua Asantewa

Adams, III, Richard Lee

Aggarwal, Umber  

Aguilar Rosales, Jorge Andres

Ahmed, Zohaib

Akhtar, Sarah  

Al-Aweel, Issa Chukrallah

Albrecht, Eli

Aldrich, Daniel Franklin

Alkire, Nicole Marie

Alsawaf, Sami Leigh

Alston, Tiffany Sheree

Aminzadeh, Sheeva Alison

Anchan, Christine Deeksha  

Anderson, Johanna Lynn

Anonick, Nathan Monroe  

Arkell, Elizabeth Carter  

Asfaw, Gelilla

Ashton, Tiffany Dawniece  

Athans, Alexandra Irene 

Auger, Jennifer Mary

Ayer, Alexander Richard

Bacchus, Rehana S.

Bae, Aoi Matsubara  

Bagha, Yasmin  

Baker, Jeremy Daniel

Bakewell, Clark Sebastian

Bamba, Mohamed Miankanze

Banks, Marques Jamille-Raheem

Banks, Shereka Aelethea

Barnes, Russell Mark

Bastnagel, Andrew Joseph

Bayaan, Siraj Musaddiq

Bean, Manti Daya

Becker, Mackenzie Marie

Bement, Owen Cahill

Bereston, Adam Arthur

Berey, Megan Leigh

Berger, Francie Nicole

Bernard, Trevor Thomas

Bernas, Kenneth Maxwell

Best, Alison Julia

Bianchi, Jr., Paul Adrian

Bibum, Augustin

Bilter, Raymond Eugene

Bird, Maria Antonia Elizabeth

Bishop, Nathan Yandala

Black, Scott Christopher  

Black, Thereasa Marie

Blake, Denise Aileen  

Blake, Emily Kathryn

Blake, Kathryn Mann  

Blau, Zachary Michael Spiegel

Boisseau, Shannon Lee

Bole, Diva  

Bolgiano, William Gemmill

Bond, Rachel Leigh

Bordner, Sarah Marie

Bowlin, Maura Eileen

Bowman, Dalesha Dawn

Boyd, Charles Shea  

Boyd, Joseph Dunbar

Boylan, Jessica Lauren

Brackemyre, Theodore Paul

Bradley, Adam Franklin  

Briggs, Salomee Gethoeffer

Bronfein, David Leon

Bronsky, Leonard Jacob

Brookins, Daniel Stephen

Brown, April Nichole

Brown, Courtney Everard  

Bryson, Cortney Dominique

Buckwalter, Korinne Irene

Bullock, Michael Stephen  

Burkett, Brian Steven

Burns, Christopher Cody

Bustamante, Jessica Jeanette

Calabrese, Michael Vincent  

Callegary, Henry Pascal

Calloway, Tarrell Davon

Campbell, Colin James

Cantrell, Spencer Marlowe

Carback, Joshua Tyler  

Carignan, Stanley Raymond

Carlson, Elsa Touchstone

Carozza, Alessandra Laura

Carr, Bridget Marie  

Carroll, Alayna Beth

Casey, Kristin, Taylor  

Cashwell, Jr., Glyn Winslow

Castillo, Jr., Rodolfo

Cejka, Tyler Kirk  

Chadha, Elizabeth Helen

Chang, Crystallis Blanca  

Chen, Anthony  

Chlan, Drew William

Chlarson, Kerry Brandon

Cho, Andrew Hunggi

Choi, Peter Nathaniel

Chukwuezi, Simone Eloba Nene

Ciminelli, Anne Mary Elizabeth  

Clancy, Shannon Elyse  

Clark, Amanda May

Clark, Anna Christina

Clarke, Mary Ashley  

Claunch, Barret Charles

Cleckler, Hillary Jordan

Cleland, Robin Merrifield

Coburn, Marcella Elizabeth

Cohen, Austin Evan

Cohen, Hillel Aharon

Cole-Chu, Hannah Wynne

Collins, Jr., Michael Patrick

Comitz, Sydney Renee,  

Condliffe, Matthew Peter

Conti, Elizabeth Kathryn  

Cook, Christopher Louis

Cooper, Jeffery Thomas  

Corbin, Jr., Kevin Lamont

Covert, Matthew Adam  

Craig, Jr., Gordon Mark

Crawford, Amanda Leigh

Creech, Christopher Thomas

Cruz, Stephen Andrew

Cullen, Ryan Matthew

Cummings, Raylynn Tanesha

Cunningham, George Beck

Curiel, Lucia  

Curtis, Steven Allen  

Cusack, Kathleen Maura

Daines, Kenneth Clark  

Dame, John Spencer Rothschild  

Damiano, Joseph William  

Daniels, II, Darryl Lee

Danquah-Brobby Elizabeth Diane

Darby, Timothy Bennett

Dasgupta, Ishan,  

Dauksha, Michelle Sue

Davis, Kathy Rebecca  

Daya, Nicole K.  

De, Soutry  

DeFrancesco, Lindsay Ann

DeWitt, Jr., David Lynn

Dearing, Katherine Carter

Deas, Shadawn Nakisha  

Demos, Stephen Emmanuel

Destime, Vanessa

Dhillon, Harjot Kaur

DiBella, Michael Eugene

DiNuccio, Kayla Marie 

Dillon, Patrick Jaime Llansó

Dincova, Bilyana Plamenova

Dion, Scott Isaac

Doggett, Molly Joanna

Dolphin, Tyler Matthew

Donaldson, Teresa Lynn

Douglas, Shakinah Robinette Bernice

DuBey, Michael Aidan

Dudek, Joseph 

Duenas, Valeria Estefania

Dunning, Timothy Andrew Joseph

Durante, Theresa Elizabeth

Dylus, Erich Peter

Ebner, Casey Jill

Eckroad, Kirsten Skylar

Edobor, Maureen Ameze

Ehudin, Debra Faye

Elliker, Michael Jeffry

Elliott, Douglas Cole

Erickson, Christopher Joseph

Ernstberger, Hannah Marie

Espejo, Jose Luis

Evans, Spencer Allan

Fahrig, Landon Richard

Falatko, III, Francis Joseph

Fallon, Brendan Robert

Ferguson, John Ryan

Fernandez-Kimmel, Elisabeth Mireille

Finberg, Jessica Marie

Fink, Tehila Na’ama

Finke, Christopher Michael

Fishman, Jacob Samuel

Fitzmaurice, Edmund James

Flannery, Richard Laurence

Fleishman, David Heath

Flores Franco, Debora Linnette

Fluitt, John Aaron

Foerster, Kimberly Lynne

Fontenot, Leah Michelle

Forbes, Jordana Michal

Fortini, Michael Anthony

Fortmann, Sydney Lauren

Foster, Kemecia Latoya

Fox, Sean Matthew

France, Ragie Cherif

Frank, Anna Madison

Fraser, David Allen

Fredericks, Luke Van Deusen

Friedman, Ron Joseph

Fuller, Emily Faith

Fuller, Thomas Paul

Furlow, Sara Elizabeth

Gabbard, Julian Ray Eugene

Garrison, Julia Walton

Gaudon, Robyn Frances

Geraci, Emily Anne

Gerback, Alex James

Ghafari, Nima John

Gifford, Ashley Anne

Gilbert, Ashley Michelle

Gill, Catharine Morgan

Girard, Margaret Ann

Gjini, Otion  

Gleysteen, Anna Wong

Goldenberg, David Ariel

Goldstein, Eric Loren

Goodman, Adam Brice

Gorelik, Alexander  

Gowen, Annie Marie

Granato, Cabo Francis

Gray, Halle Paige

Green, Jr., Thomas Harry

Grizzanti, Brittney Anne

Gutridge, Samantha Rae

Haas, Nicole Christina

Hagan, Emily Beth

Hall, Alexandria Elizabeth

Hall, Chennel Kianna

Hall, Michele Denise

Hammond, James Ivan

Handley, James David

Hanna, B. Ever Lynn

Hansen, Cory Crosby

Hansen, Sarah Barnes

Hansen, Zachary Sutcliffe

Harlan, Sr., Robert DeShon

Harrison, Lauren Elaine

Harrison, Shaunee LaChell

Hart, David Alexander

Hartman, IV, Charles Edward

Hartman, Taylor Christian

Hasan, Faiza Anwer

Hawkins, William Finan

Haynes, John William

Hays, Elizabeth Ann

Healy, Brian James

Healy, Matthew Thomas

Heck, II, Preston Patterson

Hervitz, Jesse Gerson

Hicks, Wayne Nickolas

Hiera, Kirsten Jennifer

Highsmith, Brian Davee

Hilberg, III, Charles Franklin

Hill, Elizabeth Marie  

Hilliard, Elizabeth Marie

Hinga, Teal Ariane

Ho, Jennifer  

Hofmann, Elisabeth Brevet

Holmes, Jenna Rae-Marie

Horseman, Spencer Samuel

Hough, Kirrin Ashley

Houp, Julia Lauren

Howe, Deborah Frances

Howe, Jonathan Douglas

Hribik, Andrew David

Huang, Mengyu  

Huchla, Daniel Robert

Hui, Dennis  

Hunter, Dean Michael

Hutchens, Cory Alexandra

Iorga, Anastasia  

Irvin, Hillary Taryn  

Jabs, Alexandra Wang

Jackson, Jr., Dana Lee

Jackson, Kandyce Reneye

Jackson, Kimberly Joanne

James, Gerard Uriah

Jean-Baptiste, Marie-Yves Nadine

Jeffrey, Patrick John

Jeong, Jeanne Katarina

Joab, Rebekah Marie

Johnson, Allison Ridgeway

Johnson, Erik Lewis

Johnson, Harriet Laurin

Johnson, Katherine Ann

Johnson, LaVonne Vernice

Johnson, Morgan Nicole

Johnson, Natalie Joy

Jones, Anika Simonne

Jones, Janae Nicole

Jones, Rachel Margaret

Jordan, Thomas Paul

Juarez, Jose Daniel

Kagen, Andrew Mitchell

Kamali, Ardalun  

Kan, Jonathan David

Kang, Hyunjin  

Kanovsky, Michal Leah

Kapusta, Sarah Elizabeth-Rudd

Karnley, Elsie Satta

Kartley, Jaclyne Esther

Kavteladze, Alexander  

Kelly-Lieb, James Patrick

Kemp, Megan Marie

Kerasidis, Zoe Valentine

Kerr, Hali Collins

Khan, Mehrgol Ali

Kief, Ryan Joseph

Kim, A Joo  

Kim, Daniel Dongwook  

Kim, Jisoo  

Kim, Young Soo  

Kimak, Gregory Shawn

King, Stephanie Nicole

Kirby, Bradford Fitzpatrick

Knear, Erica Marie

Knopp, Ryan Joseph

Kokolas, Thomas Constantinos

Korkoya, Ellenmai Queena

Kosh, Ronalda Elnetta

Kothari, Pooja Pankaj

Kroepsch, Daniel Robert

Kuhn, Courtney Alexandra

Kuok, Chi Hang  

LaBattaglia, Michael Leonard

LaDana, Anthony Giuseppe

Ladecky, Tal  

Lalchandani, Neel Kishin

Lambert, Michele Katherine

Langlois, Marie Claire

Lani, Renee Mary  

Leach, Abigail Evelyn

Leatherman, Joan Louise

Lederman, Michael George

Legorreta, Victor Enrrique

Leiva, Jonathan Eli

Leonard, Chandler Sigourney

Letcavage, Malorie Elyse

Levey, Brandon Ari

Licha, Haley Josephine

Link, Sean Edward

Littlejohn, Amber Elise

Lizama, Thelma Alejandra

Lloyd, Kristen Elizabeth

Lockett, Clifford Laurice

Lockwood, John Matson

Logsdon, Christopher John

Lohrasbi, Munib  

Loizou, Irene  

Lovett, Caroline McKinley

Lu, Andrew Yunrong

Lucas, Joanne Micheline

Luckett, Towanda Nicole

Lynch, Daton Antheus

Mack, Kristen Marie

Madan, Samriti  

Madore, Kristopher Clay

Mahaffey, Crystal Lynn

Maher, David John

Mahoney, Bridget Mary

Major, Anshea Nicole

Makris, Georgios Dimitrios

Malavé, Adilina Alexis

Mallick, Naema  

Mann, Tiana La Shae

Manns, Andrew Clifford

Marden, Cody Forbes

Martin, Ariel LaShanda

Martin, Michael Philip

Martin, Sarah Christine

Martinez, Roberto Carlos  

Marusak, Michael James

Masterson, Joshua Michael

Matthews, Shereese Ashley

Matthews, IV, Thomas Fabrian

McClafferty, Ryan David

McComas, Matthew, Hale,  

McCormick, Timothy Arias

McCully, Joseph James  

McDermott, Patricia Anne

McEnrue, IV, Martin Aloysius

McGonigal, Charles Randall

McGuire, Annie Meredith

McKenna, III, John James

McKittrick, Jr., James Joseph

McKnight, Brittani Chanae

McKoy, Megan Samantha

Meadow, Amanda Caroline

Melchor, Rachel Nicole

Mendelsohn, Nathan Asher

Mendoza Uriol, Jessica Sharon

Meriwether, Nicholas Lewis

Middleton, Syesa Tekera

Miele, Christian Joseph  

Miles, Gregory Lee

Mills, Debra Elizabeth

Mills, Ridgway Nathaniel

Mininberg, Marcie Beth

Mirabella, Holly Elizabeth

Mistretta, Lauren Mary

Monahan, Meghan Jean

Mooney, Ryan Patrick Thomas

Moore, Joshua Ryan

Moore, Meagan Marie

Morabito, Carmelo Domenico

Morales, Maricé Ivette

Morris, Linda Sachiko

Moses, Nembo Tanyi

Moskowitz, Abigail Elizabeth  

Moss, Alexander Reed

Moss, Jr., Raymond Daniel

Mott, Samuel John

Mrohs, Caroline Patricia  

Muramoto, Sarah Minyu

Murchison, Antoynette Maria

Murphy, Meaghan Colleen

Najeeb, Kiran  

Nalley, Katherine Alicia-Lee

Nanovic, Erin Marie

Nelson-Raut, Ashley Nicole

Nemmer, Travis Joseph

Nettleford-Bruce, Monique Akilah

Nolan, Meryl Elissa

Norfolk, Rachele Sierra

Nsenga, Angele  

O’Brien, Maurice William

O’Conor, Molly McHale

O’Leary, Thomas Simon

O’Meara, Christopher Liam

O’Shea, Brian Michael

Oberstein, Joseph  

Oddi, Gianna Nicole

Oh, Keong Min,  

Olawale, Olajumoke Kosoniola

Orebamjo, Olamide Sadie

Osheroff, Benjamin Charles

Osun, Helen Omolola Abiola

Otis, V, Ralph Chester

Ottman, Elizabeth Kennedy

Owens, Dyan Shanita

Oyegunle, Ajoke Taiwo

Pacheco, Thomas Arthur

Pagnotta, Alexander Matthew

Palskyte Orszulak Aiste

Pappas, Nicholas James

Pappoe, Yvette Naa Adoley

Pardoe, John Michael

Park, Stella June

Parker, Lelia Frances

Parry, Jennifer Lauren

Parsons, Matthew Alexander

Pashai, Pejmon  

Patel, Jay Mehul

Patel, Nidhi Parag  

Paul, Kristen Elizabeth

Paxton, Brian Andrew

Payne, Zachary Michael

Pearlman, Abigail  

Penuela, Maria Antonia

Pericak, Elizabeth Joan

Peroutka, Natalie Ann

Perry, John David

Pervis, Chauna Ashtin

Petersen, Miranda Rae

Petersen, Thorvald Johann

Petty, Vanessa Megan

Phibbs, Liam Edward

Phillips, Douglas Joseph

Phipps, Brent Michael

Piatt, Christian Kuny

Pierre, Candace Alexandria

Piligian, Joseph Michael

Plotkin, Rachelle Gillian

Plugge, Amber Irene

Poleto, Kathryn Elizabeth

Poteshman, Allan David

Pototsky, Cole Aaron

Pow, Veryl Wilson

Prevas, Harry Konstantine

Protzman, Jackson Wills

Pulliam, Lindsay Anne

Putz, Nicholas Patrick

Quinn, Christine Montgomery

Quinn, John Ryan

Quinn, Joseph Richard  

Radbod, Joshua Mortaza

Raker, Benjamin David

Ratner, Juliana Martin

Raynaud, Kelly McKane

Reed, Alexander Raymond

Reed, Jacob Allen

Reinecke, Elizabeth Virginia

Renkiewicz, Paula Andrea

Reth, Jordan Marie

Rettammel, Colin Michael  

Reynolds, T’Aria Shawntae

Rigby, Alexandra Ruth

Rizos, John  

Robertson, Megan Elizabeth

Robinson, Claire Marie

Rock, Loreal Renee

Rodriguez, Adam Luis

Rodriguez, Jr., Jerry

Rogers, Jolethia Jean

Rohrbeck, Kerry Lynn  

Roland, Kristin Ann

Roth, James Terry

Ruley, James Michael

Rusike, Chenai Tadiwa

Ryan, David John

Saavedra, Diana Alexandra

Sabarre, Mylee Abaigar

Safko, Michael Benjamin

Salage, William Christopher

Salsbury, Stephen Thomas

Samples, Joshua Thomas

Sands, Jared Samuel

Sarna, Matthew Steven

Saunders, Joy Danielle

Savage, III, Malcolm Brooks

Schachter, Judith Claire

Schaeffer, Hannah Dore

Schaul, Robert Mark

Schenking, Scott Timothy

Schiponi, Garrett Martin

Schneider, Benjamin Martin Kanefield

Schreider, Cori Beth

Schwartz, Shane Justin

Scott, Trisha Lynn

Sebstead, David Mark

Seider, Benjamin Harry

Seidleck, William James  

Seifert, Kathleen Elizabeth

Sellers, ChoNayse Recoryan-Lorel

Shore, Zara Hillary

Shparaga, Ilona  

Siddiqi, Aiza Hussain

Siddiqi, Bilal Ahmed

Siegel, Alexa Michelle

Silverberg, Ryan Joseph

Simmons, Lillian Marie Speaks

Singh, Aakash  

Skariah, Danny George

Sloan, Jr., Michael Alexander

Slusky, Lawrence Elliott

Smith, Bryan Arthur

Smith, Danielle Janine

Smith, Elizabeth Diane  

Smith, Jennifer Elisa

Smith, Kristin Haleigh

Smith, Ravay Shantina

Smith-Carra, Heather Rose

Sneeringer, Leslie Abigail

Snyder, Angela Marie

Soper, Hillary Elizabeth

Soule, Mary Catherine

Speake, Matthew Cosgrove  

Spencer, Michele Marie

Sperling, Marni Erica

Spratt, Alexandra Nicole

Stamidis, Maria Romas

Starr, Richard Alexander

Steere, Alexis Nicole

Steiner, Emily Maria

Steininger, Robert Edward

Stempel, Adam Lindbeck

Stempel, Danielle Christine Desaulniers

Stephens, Reilly Walsh

Sterritt, Andrew Eugene

Stevens, Carter Raymond

Stevens, Rachel Rebecca

Stewart, Andrew Frank

Stewart, Sheila Jenel

Storch, Michael Ari

Strine, Austin Glenn

Stroupe, II, William Glenn

Stubits, Brian James

Swanson, Timothy Fredrick

Swartz, Katherine Leah

Sweitzer, Andrew Roland

Tallerico, Laura Marie Powell

Taniform, Terence Taniform

Taylor, Brittany Marie

Tenenbaum, Peri Lauren

Thackston, Brian Craig

Thibeault, Abigail Marie

Thomas, Joseph Alexander  

Thomas, Lauren Elise

Thomas, Michael Alexander

Tierney, Patrick Michael

Tishuk, Gillian Elizabeth

Tissot, Elizabeth Marie

Tonkins, Judith Dyani

Townsley, Michael Kerlin

Tracy, Kristin Claire

Trautman, Shelley Elizabeth  

Truitt, Jeffrey William  

Tsao, Sonya Sadjadi  

Tse, Tiffany din Fagel  

Tumulty, Paul Andrew

Tuon, Patricia Nimeledee

Ulander, Matthew Steven

VanDeWalle, Derek Michael

Vann, Franshun Attilah

Varshovi, Zakariya Koorosh

Vasil, Steven Hughston

Veeder, Shaylynn Lee

Vesole, Michelle Lynn

Vibriesca Martinez, Paola Alejandra

Vivian, John Paul

Voelkel, Kevin Martin

Vogel, Danielle Marie

Vyas, Suraj Ashutosh

Walas, Lauren Jeanne

Wali, Abdul-Ali  

Ward, Ashley Beatrice

Warren, Nicholas Andrew

Warwick, Danielle Elizabeth

Wasenko, Alyssa Rachel

Washington, Lisette Shawnai

Watson, Kelly Elizabeth

Watts, Kenesha Lashawn

Webb, III, Calvin Allan

Webb, Hillary Catherine

Weinberger, Lauren Auerhahn

Weir, Daniel Matthew

Wells, Darnae Mariam

Wells, Mayah A’shanti  

Wettengel, Jeffrey Scott

Wheeler, Blake Olivia

Wheeler, Daniel David

Whelton, Christopher Bijan

Whitehair, Regan Ann

Whitmore, Catherynne Lenora-Blanche

Whitty, John Stephens

Williams, Ashley Elizabeth

Williams, Kimery Lemark

Williamson, Daniel Richard

Wilpone-Welborn, Kira Katrina

Wilson, Emily Jean

Winston, Saba  

Wolf, Nathan Joseph

Wooding, Jackelyn Nikole

Woods, IV, Thomas Eddie

Woodward, Steven Jerome

Wright, Darryl Teofil

Wright-Schaner, Sydney Olivia  

Yang, Qiusi  

Yu, Raymond Ludwig

Zeitouneh, Ramsey Kazem

Zervos, Argirenia,  

Zervos, Georgia,  

Zylstra, Ashton June

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Final Action on Regulations

 

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Title 14
INDEPENDENT AGENCIES

Subtitle 06 OFFICE OF THE PUBLIC DEFENDER

14.06.03 Eligibility for Services

Authority: Criminal Procedure Article, §16-210(d), Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[17-237-F]

On November 14, 2017, the Office of the Public Defender adopted amendments to Regulation .07 under COMAR 14.06.03 Eligibility for Services. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 44:20 Md. R. 964—965 (September 29, 2017), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: December 7, 2017.

PAUL B. DeWOLFE
Public Defender of Maryland

 

Title 19A
STATE ETHICS COMMISSION

Notice of Final Action

[17-204-F]

On November 2, 2017, the State Ethics Commission adopted amendments to:

(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, which was proposed for adoption in 44:16 Md. R. 816—818 (August 4, 2017), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: December 7, 2017.

MICHAEL W. LORD
Executive Director

 

 

Withdrawal of RegulationsTitle 09
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING, AND REGULATION

Subtitle 35 ELEVATOR SAFETY REVIEW BOARD

09.35.02 Qualifications

Authority: Public Safety Article, §§ 12-823(4), 12-826, and 12-827(c), Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Withdrawal

[16-264-W]

Pursuant to State Government Article, §10-116(b), Annotated Code of Maryland, notice is given that the proposal to amend Regulations .02 and .03 under COMAR 09.35.02 Qualifications, which was published in 43:21 Md. R. 1170—1171 (October 14, 2016), has been withdrawn by operation of law.

GAIL S. KLAKRING
Administrator
Division of State Documents

 

Title 10
MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

Subtitle 62 NATALIE LAPRADE MEDICAL CANNABIS COMMISSION

Notice of Withdrawal

[16-262-W]

Pursuant to State Government Article, §10-116(b), Annotated Code of Maryland, notice is given that the following proposal, which was published in 43:22 Md. R. 1245—1250 (October 28, 2016), has been withdrawn by operation of law:

(1) Amendments to Regulation .01 under COMAR 10.62.01 Definitions;

(2) The repeal of existing Regulations .03 and .07, new Regulations .03 and .07, and amendments to Regulations .05 and .06 under COMAR 10.62.08 Medical Cannabis Grower License;

(3) Amendments to Regulation .03 under COMAR 10.62.09 Medical Cannabis Grower Agent;

(4) Amendments to Regulation .02 under COMAR 10.62.12 Inventory Control by Grower;

(5) Amendments to Regulations .04—.07 under COMAR 10.62.15 Medical Cannabis Grower Quality Control;

(6) Amendments to Regulations .02, .04, and .05, the repeal of existing Regulation .06, and new Regulation .06 under COMAR 10.62.19 Medical Cannabis Processor License;

(7) Amendments to Regulation .03 under COMAR 10.62.20 Medical Cannabis Processor;

(8) Amendments to Regulation .02 under COMAR 10.62.22 Medical Cannabis Processor Operations;

(9) The repeal of existing Regulations .03 and .07, new Regulations .03 and .07, and amendments to Regulations .05 and .06 under COMAR 10.62.25 Medical Cannabis Dispensary License;

(10) Amendments to Regulation .03 under COMAR 10.62.26 Registered Dispensary Agent; and

(11) Amendments to Regulation .02 under COMAR 10.62.28 Licensed Dispensary Operations

GAIL S. KLAKRING
Administrator
Division of State Documents

 

Title 11
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Subtitle 01 OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

11.01.18 Major Transportation Project Scoring and Ranking System

Authority: Transportation Article, §§2-103.1 and 2–103.7, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Withdrawal

[16-271-W]

     Pursuant to State Government Article, §10-116(b), Annotated Code of Maryland, notice is given that the proposal to adopt Regulations .01 and .02 under a new chapter, COMAR 11.01.18 Major Transportation Project Scoring and Ranking System, which was published in 43:22 Md. R. 1251—1252 (October 28, 2016), has been withdrawn by operation of law.

GAIL S. KLAKRING
Administrator
Division of State Documents

 

Title 26
DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

Subtitle 19 OIL AND GAS RESOURCES

26.19.01 Oil and Gas Exploration and Production

Authority: Authority: Environment Article, §14-103, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Withdrawal

[16-282-W-I]

Pursuant to State Government Article, §10-116(b), Annotated Code of Maryland, notice is given that the proposal to repeal existing Regulations .01—.15 and adopt new Regulations .01—.61 under COMAR 26.19.01 Oil and Gas Exploration and Production, which was published in 43:23 Md. R. 1293—1316 (November 14, 2016), has been withdrawn by operation of law.

GAIL S. KLAKRING
Administrator
Division of State Documents

 

Proposed Action on Regulations

 

Title 09
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING, AND REGULATION

Subtitle 19 COMMISSION OF REAL ESTATE APPRAISERS, APPRAISAL MANAGEMENT COMPANIES, AND HOME INSPECTORS — REAL ESTATE APPRAISERS

09.19.05 Code of Ethics

Authority: Business Occupations and Professions Article, §§16-208, 16-216, 16-220, 16-302(d) and (g), and 16-503(b) and (f), Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Proposed Action

[17-286-P-I]

The Commission of Real Estate Appraisers, Appraisal Management Companies, and Home Inspectors proposes to amend Regulation .01 under COMAR 09.19.05 Code of Ethics. This action was considered at a public meeting of the Commission of Real Estate Appraisers, Appraisal Management Companies, and Home Inspectors on October 10, 2017, notice of which was given in 44:20 Md. R. 973 (September 29, 2017), pursuant to General Provisions Article, §3-302, Annotated Code of Maryland.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to amend Regulation .01 under COMAR 09.19.05 to incorporate by reference the 2018-2019 edition of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), which were enacted by the Appraisal Standards Board of the Appraisal Foundation, effective January 1, 2018, and with which licensed and certified real estate appraisers are required, by federal mandate, to comply.

Comparison to Federal Standards

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

Estimate of Economic Impact

The proposed action has no economic impact.

Economic Impact on Small Businesses

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

Impact on Individuals with Disabilities

The proposed action has no impact on individuals with disabilities.

Opportunity for Public Comment

Comments may be sent to Patricia Schott, Executive Director, Commission of Real Estate Appraisers, Appraisal Management Companies, and Home Inspectors, 500 N. Calvert Street, Baltimore, MD 21202, or call 410-230-6165, or email to patricia.schott@maryland.gov, or fax to 410-333-6314. Comments will be accepted through January 8, 2018. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

Open Meeting

Final action on the proposal will be considered by Commission of Real Estate Appraisers, Appraisal Management Companies, and Home Inspectors during a public meeting to be held on February 13, 2018, at 500 N. Calvert Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202.

 

Editor’s Note on Incorporation by Reference

     Pursuant to State Government Article, §7-207, Annotated Code of Maryland, the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice, 2018—2019 Edition, has been declared a document generally available to the public and appropriate for incorporation by reference.  For this reason, it will not be printed in the Maryland Register or the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR).  Copies of this document are filed in special public depositories located throughout the State.  A list of these depositories was published in 44:1 Md. R. 9 (January 6, 2017), and is available online at www.dsd.state.md.us.  The document may also be inspected at the office of the Division of State Documents, 16 Francis Street, Annapolis, Maryland 21401. 

.01 Incorporation by Reference.

A. (text unchanged)

B. Document Incorporated. Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice [2016—2017] 2018—2019 Edition (The Appraisal Foundation), including Preamble, Ethics Rule, Competency Rule, Scope of Work Rule, Jurisdictional Exception, Supplemental Standards, Definitions and Standards 1, 2, and 3 with all related Standard Rules and Statements on Appraisal Standards, is incorporated by reference.

STEVEN O’FARRELL
Chairman
Commission of Real Estate Appraisers, Appraisal
Management Companies and Home Inspectors

 

Title 10
MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

Subtitle 15 FOOD

10.15.02 Crab Meat

Authority: Health-General Article, §§18-102, 21-211, 21-234, 21-304,
21-321, 21-339, 21-340, and 21-350, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Proposed Action

[17-291-P]

The Secretary of Health proposes to amend Regulations .01, .05, and .07—.15 and repeal Regulation .02 under COMAR 10.15.02 Crab Meat.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to:

(1) Update crab meat storage temperature requirements to national standards as a result of the repeal of temperature storage requirements from statute in Ch. 53 (S.B. 128) and Ch. 54 (H.B. 524), Acts of 2017;

(2) Update the processing procedure requirements to clarify intent and align with best practices;

(3) Remove outdated or onerous crab meat facility requirements; and

(4) Repeal Regulation .02 Incorporation by Reference because bacteriological testing standards are otherwise sufficiently covered by Regulation .15 Bacteriologic Standards.

Comparison to Federal Standards

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

Estimate of Economic Impact

The proposed action has no economic impact.

Economic Impact on Small Businesses

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

Impact on Individuals with Disabilities

The proposed action has no impact on individuals with disabilities.

Opportunity for Public Comment

Comments may be sent to 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 December 27, 2017. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

.01 Definitions.

A. (text unchanged)

B. Terms Defined.

(1)—(3) (text unchanged)

[(4) “Cooking method” means the method used to cook crabs before picking such as:

(a) Boiled;

(b) Steamed without pressure;

(c) Steamed under pressure; or

(d) A cooking method that meets the standards established by the state in which the crab meat plant is located.]

[(5)] (4)[(16)] (15) (text unchanged)

[(17)] (16) “Steamed” means cooked by exposure to steam in a cooker with the steam [under pressure or without pressure.

(18) “Steamed under pressure” means cooked by exposure to steam under]:

(a) Under pressure, so that the temperature of the steam is greater than 212°F at sea level[.]; or

[(19) “Steamed without pressure” means cooked by exposure to steam at]

(b) At atmospheric pressure in a non-pressurized cooker.

.05 Plant Facilities.

A. (text unchanged)

B. The person-in-charge shall ensure that:

(1)—(7) (text unchanged)

(8) Toilet rooms:

[(a) Are separate for men and women;]

[(b)] (a) Are provided at the rate of one toilet for every 20 employees; [and]

[(c)] (b) Do not open directly into a food processing or storage area; and

(c) Are:

(i) Separate for men and women; or

(ii) Designed for use by not more than one person at a time.

(9) A hand sink is:

(a)—(b) (text unchanged)

[(c) Designed to allow activation without the use of hands in the picking and packing areas;]

[(d)] (c) (text unchanged)

[(e)] (d) Accompanied by [a] sanitizer [dip] in the picking and packing rooms for the sanitizing of hands; and

[(f)] (e) (text unchanged)

(10) (text unchanged)

(11) A three-compartment sink is:

(a) Designed to allow [the full] immersion of utensils or equipment that will be cleaned and sanitized in the sink;

(b) Provided in the plant for washing, rinsing, and sanitizing equipment and utensils; and

[(c) When used for washing, rinsing, and sanitizing trays, knives, and gloves as set forth in Regulation .06B of this chapter, provided in the picking area at the rate of one three-compartment sink for each 20 pickers; and]

[(d)] (c) (text unchanged)

(12) (text unchanged)

C. The person-in-charge may use [an existing hand sink that fails to comply with §B(9)(c) of this regulation and an existing] a two-compartment sink instead of the three-compartment sink required in §B(11)(b) of this regulation, if the [existing hand sink or] two-compartment sink:

(1)—(5) (text unchanged)

.07 Equipment.

The person-in-charge shall ensure that:

A.—F. (text unchanged)

G. Tables used to back and pick crabs, and pack crab meat and food[, and utensil washing sinks] are made of stainless steel of American Iron and Steel Institute Type 304, or the equivalent; and

H. (text unchanged)

.08 Processing Practices.

The person-in-charge shall ensure that:

A.—B. (text unchanged) 

C. The scheduled process:

(1) Is [established and validated by a process authority;] maintained in writing and available on-site;

(2)—(4) (text unchanged)

(5) Is re-standardized each time there is a change in the processing system; and

(6) Allows process monitoring; [and]

[(7) Is in writing and a copy prominently posted near the associated cooker or pasteurization vessel;]

D. A thermometer used in conjunction with a cooking or pasteurization vessel is calibrated at least annually, or is certified by the National Institute of Standards and Technology with a valid certificate; and

E. [A] If pressure is part of the scheduled process, a pressure gauge, used in conjunction with a cooking or pasteurization vessel is calibrated at least annually.

.09 Unit Processing Operations — Cooking.

The person-in-charge shall ensure that:

A. Live crabs received at the plant are stored[:

(1) In] in a manner that enhances the crab’s survival and prevents decomposition[; and

(2) Under refrigeration if the crabs are not to be cooked within 4 hours of receipt];

B. (text unchanged)

C. The cooling of cooked crabs conforms with the following:

(1) (text unchanged)

(2) When cooked crabs are refrigerated before picking, the cooked crabs are placed in refrigeration at [45°F] 40°F or below after cooling at ambient air temperatures; and

(3) (text unchanged)

D. [When] In order to provide a cold water rinse to remove sediment, when cooked dredged crabs are backed [in order to provide a cold water rinse to remove sediment]:

(1) Before refrigeration, the crabs are air cooled, backed, and [placed in refrigeration] refrigerated within 4 hours after cooking[:

(a) In a continuous process; and

(b) Within 4 hours after cooking];

(2) (text unchanged)

(3) With no refrigeration and directly before picking [the cooked crabs,] the cooked crabs are cooled, backed, and picked and the crab meat packed in:

(a)—(b) (text unchanged)

.10 Unit Processing Operations — Picking and Packing.

The person-in-charge shall ensure that:

A.—D. (text unchanged)

[E. Except as provided in §G of this regulation, cooked crabs are picked into the final container;]

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

.11 Unit Processing Operations — Repacking.

The person-in-charge shall ensure that:

A.—G. (text unchanged) 

H. Crab meat for repacking is:

(1) [Crab meat that was processed] Processed in a licensed plant operating under a HACCP plan;

(2) (text unchanged)

(3) Received in its original container and marked with the date of [picking, packing, or] pasteurization as required in Regulation .14 of this chapter;

(4) (text unchanged)

(5) [When] If pasteurized, stored at [38°F] 40°F or below before repacking;

(6) (text unchanged) 

(7) When imported crab meat, sampled and tested for Standard Plate Count and Escherichia coli by an accredited laboratory using a composite sample from 5 separate containers and standard methods [found in the Bacteriological Analytical Manual (U.S. Food and Drug Administration, 2001) or other testing methods that are] approved by the Secretary based on the ability of the methods to provide accurate and repeatable results;

I. (text unchanged)

J. Repacked crab meat for pasteurization is:

(1) Maintained at [45°F] 40°F or below during repacking and in storage before pasteurization;

(2)—(3) (text unchanged) 

K. (text unchanged)

.12 Unit Processing Operations — Pasteurization.

The person-in-charge shall ensure that:

A. When crab meat is picked in one plant for pasteurization at another:

(1) The crab meat is [picked into] transported in the final container;

(2)—(3) (text unchanged) 

B.—C. (text unchanged) 

D. Immediately following pasteurization, pasteurized crab meat is continuously cooled to 55°F within 3 hours and to [38°F] 40°F within an additional 15 hours;

E. (text unchanged)

F. When a computer-based data logger or data acquisition device is used to record the time and temperature of pasteurization, the information required in §E(4) of this regulation is:

(1) (text unchanged)

(2) Available as a permanent copy for inspection by the Department for a period of 2 years[;].

.13 Unit Processing Operations — Storage.

The person-in-charge shall ensure that:

A. (text unchanged)

B. Except when pasteurized within 2.5 hours of weigh-up in the packing room, packed crab meat for pasteurization is kept in ice or in an ambient air temperature of [45°F] 40°F or below until pasteurization;

C. (text unchanged)

D. Reduced oxygen packaged non-pasteurized crab meat is kept [in an ambient air temperature of 0°F or below] frozen; and

E. (text unchanged)

.14 Labeling and Marking of Crab Meat Containers.

The person-in-charge shall ensure that:

A.—D. (text unchanged) 

[E. For a container of fresh crab meat, the cooking method used, such as boiled, steamed under pressure, or steamed without pressure, is stated on the container;]

[F.] E.[J.] I. (text unchanged)

[K.] J. A container of crab meat containing crab meat picked from a crab, packed, repacked, or processed outside of the United States:

(1) (text unchanged) 

(2) The marking required in [§K(1)] §J(1) of this regulation is prominently displayed in letters not smaller than 12-point type on the principal display panel;

[L.] K.[N.] M. (text unchanged) 

.15 Bacteriological Standards.

A. (text unchanged) 

B. To establish whether compliance is met with the bacteriological standards for crab meat set forth in §§C and D of this regulation, a person shall utilize the isolation, identification, and enumeration methods [set forth in the Bacteriological Analytical Manual (U.S. Food and Drug Administration, 2001) or other testing methods] that are approved by the Secretary based on the ability of the methods to provide accurate and repeatable results.

C. The bacteriological standards for crab meat that is not pasteurized are the following:

(1) Generic Escherichia coli may not exceed a Most Probable Number of [0.36] 3.6 per gram of fresh crabmeat;

(2)—(3) (text unchanged)

D. (text unchanged)

DENNIS SCHRADER
Secretary of Health

 

Subtitle 36 BOARD OF EXAMINERS OF PSYCHOLOGISTS

10.36.01 Procedures

Authority: Health Occupations Article, §§18–206, 18–301(b)(3) and (d),
18–302—18–305, 18–309, 18–317, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Proposed Action

[17-289-P]

The Secretary of Health proposes to amend Regulations .02, .08, and .09 under COMAR 10.36.01 Procedures. This action was considered at a public meeting held on September 8, 2017, notice of which was given by publication on the Board’s website at https://health.maryland.gov/psych/Pages/boardmeeting.aspx pursuant to General Provisions Article, §3–302(c), Annotated Code of Maryland.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to:

(1) Establish an expedited licensure process for individuals licensed in another state who are returning to Maryland to practice; and

(2) Require licensees and registrants who did not obtain a criminal history records check on initial licensure or registration to obtain a criminal history records check upon their first renewal of a license or registration after January 1, 2019. Every 6 years thereafter, licensees and registrants shall obtain a check upon renewal of their license or registration.

Comparison to Federal Standards

There is no corresponding federal standard to this proposed action.

Estimate of Economic Impact

I. Summary of Economic Impact. These amendments, in accordance with statute, require licensees who did not obtain a criminal history records check on initial licensure to obtain a criminal history records check upon their first renewal of a license after January 1, 2019. Every 6 years thereafter, licensees shall obtain a check on renewal of their license. The cost of a criminal history records check is approximately $50. This revenue is realized by CJIS within the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, not by the Board.

 

 

Revenue (R+/R-)

 

II. Types of Economic Impact.

Expenditure (E+/E-)

Magnitude

 


A. On issuing agency:

NONE

B. On other State agencies:

(R+)

Indeterminable

C. On local governments:

NONE

 

 

Benefit (+)
Cost (-)

Magnitude

 


D. On regulated industries or trade groups:

(-)

$50

E. On other industries or trade groups:

NONE

F. Direct and indirect effects on public:

NONE

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

B. and D. CJIS within the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services would see an increase in revenue from the additional licensees obtaining criminal history records checks. Licensees renewing their license would have to pay the cost of the check, which is approximately $50. The Board cannot estimate the exact amount of revenue that would be taken in by CJIS because it cannot predict the number of licensees who will renew their license from year-to-year.

Regarding the expedited licensure process, the Board currently charges out-of-State applicants the same $300 application fee which all applicants for licensure pay. The Board would do the same for those who apply for licensure under the new abbreviated application process. Thus, the cost of the license does not change.

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 December 27, 2017. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

.02 Application Required for Licensure or Registration.

A.—K. (text unchanged)

[L. The Board may waive any or all of the requirements in this chapter for supporting documentation if an applicant is credentialed as a Health Service Provider by the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology.]

L. Abbreviated Application.

(1) A psychologist who holds an active license to practice psychology in good standing in another state and is certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology or credentialed as a Health Service Psychologist by the National Register of Health Service Psychologists may apply for licensure with the Board on an abbreviated application.

(2) An abbreviated application for licensure as a psychologist with the Board shall include:

(a) Proof of good standing as a licensed psychologist in another state;

(b) Proof of certification by the American Board of Professional Psychology or credentialing as a Health Service Psychologist by the National Register of Health Service Psychologists;

(c) A passing score on the Maryland Jurisprudence Examination as set forth in Regulation .06A(2) of this chapter;

(d) A criminal history records check; and

(e) The required, nonrefundable application fee.

(3) The Board may not issue a license on an abbreviated application unless the Board has received the results of the applicant’s criminal history records check.

.08 License Renewal, Expiration, and Inactive Status.

A. Renewal.

(1)—(5) (text unchanged)

(6) A licensee who did not submit to a criminal history records check upon initial licensure with the Board shall submit to a criminal history records check upon the licensee’s first renewal with the Board after January 1, 2019.

(7) Every 6 years following the initial submission of a criminal history records check to the Board, a licensee applying for renewal shall submit to a criminal history records check.

(8) Upon receipt of a licensee’s criminal history records information in accordance with §A(6) and (7) of this regulation, the Board shall consider the following factors in determining whether to renew a license:

(a) The age at which the crime was committed;

(b) The circumstances surrounding the crime;

(c) The length of time that has passed since the crime;

(d) Subsequent work history;

(e)  Employment and character references, if provided; and

(f) Other evidence that demonstrates whether the licensee poses a threat to the public health or safety.

(9) The Board may not renew a license if the Board has not received the results of a criminal history records check required pursuant to §A(6) and (7) of this regulation.

B. (text unchanged)

C. Inactive Status.

(1)—(2) (text unchanged)

(3) The license on inactive status may be reinstated by:

(a) Completing an application for renewal;

(b) Paying the renewal fee; [and]

(c) Verifying that continuing education requirements have been satisfied as set forth in COMAR 10.36.02; and

(d) Submitting to a criminal history records check, if the license has been on inactive status for a period of 1 year or more.

.09 Registration Renewal and Expiration.

A. Renewal.

(1)—(4) (text unchanged)

(5) Every 6 years following the initial submission of a criminal history records check to the Board, a registrant applying for renewal shall submit to a criminal history records check.

(6) Upon receipt of a registrant’s criminal history records information in accordance with §A(5) of this regulation, the Board shall consider the following factors in determining whether to renew a registration:

(a) The age at which the crime was committed;

(b) The circumstances surrounding the crime;

(c) The length of time that has passed since the crime;

(d) Subsequent work history;

(e) Employment and character references, if provided; and

(f) Other evidence that demonstrates whether the registrant poses a threat to the public health or safety.

(7) The Board may not renew a registration if the Board has not received the results of a criminal history records check required pursuant to §A(5) of this regulation.

B. (text unchanged)

DENNIS SCHRADER
Secretary of Health

 

Title 12
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONAL SERVICES

Subtitle 13 DIVISION OF PAROLE AND PROBATION

12.13.02 Certificate of Rehabilitation

Authority: Correctional Services Article, §§2-109, 7-103, and 7-104, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Proposed Action

[17-290-P]

The Secretary of Public Safety and Correctional Services, in cooperation with the Division of Parole and Probation, proposes to adopt new Regulations .01 — .07 under a new chapter, COMAR 12.13.02 Certificate of Rehabilitation.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to align regulations with the Justice Re-Investment Act by:

(1) Setting forth eligibility requirements for a Certificate of Rehabilitation;

(2) Explaining the purpose of a Certificate of Rehabilitation; and

(3) Establishing procedures for responding to an individual’s request for a Certificate of Rehabilitation.

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 Joseph Clocker, Director, Division of Parole and Probation, 6776 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore, MD 21215, or call 410-585-3500, or fax to 410-764-4293. Comments will be accepted through December 27, 2017. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

.01 Purpose.

A. In accordance with the Justice Reinvestment Act, the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (Department) supports employment of an individual who was convicted of certain specified crimes and who successfully completes parole, probation, or mandatory release obligations and, by law, is entitled to a Certificate of Completion or Certificate of Rehabilitation or both.

B. This chapter:

(1) Sets forth eligibility requirements for a Certificate of Completion and Certificate of Rehabilitation;

(2) Explains the purpose of a Certificate of Completion and Certificate of Rehabilitation; and

(3) Establishes procedures for responding to an individual’s request for a Certificate of Completion and Certificate of Rehabilitation.

.02 Definitions.

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

B. Terms Defined.

(1) “Crime of violence” has the meaning stated in Criminal Law Article, §14-101, Annotated Code of Maryland.

(2) “Criminal History Record Information (CHRI)” has the meaning stated in Criminal Procedure Article, §10-201, Annotated Code of Maryland.

(3) “Director” means the Director of the Division of Parole and Probation.

(4) “Division” means the Division of Parole and Probation.

(5) “Individual of record” means the individual:

(a) To whom the certificate or a denial of the certificate shall be issued; and

(b) Either:

(i) Whose supervision history will be reviewed to determine eligibility for a Certificate of Completion; or

(ii) Whose criminal history and supervision history will be reviewed to determine eligibility for a Certificate of Rehabilitation.

(6) “Supervised” means that an individual is placed under the jurisdiction of the Division.

.03 Certificate of Completion.

A. Under Correctional Services Article, §7-103, Annotated Code of Maryland, the Department may issue a Certificate of Completion to an individual of record or the individual of record’s legal designee if the individual was under the supervision of the Department on or after July 1, 2014.

B. A Certificate of Completion shall indicate that the individual named on the certificate was previously supervised by the Division as a probationer, parolee, or mandatory supervisee and successfully completed the individual’s term of supervision by:

(1) Fulfilling the standard and special conditions under which the individual was released to probation, parole, or mandatory release supervision; and

(2) Fully satisfying the individual’s requirements for payment of all restitution, fines, fees, and other payment obligations.

C. A Certificate of Completion:

(1) Shall be in a form and contain information approved by the Director;

(2) May be issued for each separate period an individual is supervised by the Division as provided under §B of this regulation; and

(3) Shall only be issued for an offense adjudicated in a Maryland State Court.

D. An individual may request a Certificate of Completion:

(1) After the individual’s term of supervision ends; and

(2) In a manner established by the Director.

E. Division Response to a Request for a Certificate of Completion.

(1) A Division employee receiving a request in accordance with §D of this regulation shall respond to the individual requesting a Certificate of Completion within 15 workdays of the date the request is received by the Division agent, monitor, or other authorized employee;

(2) If the individual of record meets the eligibility requirements set forth in §B of this regulation, a Certificate of Completion shall be mailed to the individual of record’s address, within the time limit established in §E(1) of this regulation; and

(3) If the individual of record does not meet the eligibility requirements set forth in §B of this regulation, a Denial of Certificate Completion form shall be mailed to the individual of record’s address, within the time limit established in §E(1) of this regulation.

.04 Certificate of Rehabilitation.

A. An individual may be eligible for a Certificate of Rehabilitation if the individual:

(1) Was convicted of a crime, misdemeanor or qualifying felony, which was not a:

(a) Crime of violence; or

(b) Sexual offense that requires the individual to register in accordance with Criminal Procedure Article, Title 11, Subtitle 7, Annotated Code of Maryland;

(2) Was supervised by the Division;

(3) Has completed all standard and special conditions under which the individual was released on probation, parole, or mandatory release supervision;

(4) Fully satisfied payment obligations, including restitution, fines, fees, and other payment obligations;

(5) Is no longer under the supervision of the Division;

(6) Has not previously been issued a Certificate of Rehabilitation; and

(7) Requests a Certificate of Rehabilitation.

B. A Certificate of Rehabilitation:

(1) Shall be issued only for an offense adjudicated in a Maryland State Court;

(2) May be issued only once in an individual’s lifetime; and

(3) May not be construed as:

(a) A pardon;

(b) An expungement; or

(c) A form of exoneration.

.05 Requesting a Certificate of Rehabilitation.

A. Certificate of Rehabilitation.

(1) An individual who wishes to apply for a Certificate of Rehabilitation shall submit a written request to the Director.

(2) A request for a Certificate of Rehabilitation shall be made by the individual of record or the individual of record’s legal designee.

(3) A request for a Certificate of Rehabilitation:

(a) Shall be submitted to the Division in written form as a letter or electronically using the Department’s public website; and

(b) May be submitted after the individual of record has completed a term of supervision by the Division.

B. A request for a Certificate of Rehabilitation shall include:

(1) Written authorization, in a form or format approved by the Director that is signed by the individual of record, for Division staff to conduct a CHRI check on the individual of record for the limited purpose of determining if an unreported criminal event occurred prior to the closure of the Division’s interest in the case; and

(2) Other information required by the Director.

.06 Processing a Request for a Certificate of Rehabilitation.

A. Upon receipt of a request for a Certificate of Rehabilitation in accordance with Regulation .05 of this chapter, the Director, or a designee, shall assign the request for a Certificate of Rehabilitation for investigation to a Division field office in the region in which the individual of record’s term of probation, parole, or mandatory release was closed.

B. The agent assigned to conduct the investigation of a request for a Certificate of Rehabilitation shall:

(1) Complete the investigation within 45 days of the date the request is received by the agent; and

(2) Conduct and document the investigation in accordance with Division investigation requirements.

C. Before conducting a CHRI check as part of an investigation of a request for a Certificate of Rehabilitation, the agent conducting the investigation shall ensure that the individual requesting the Certificate of Rehabilitation has submitted written authorization for the CHRI check required in Regulation .05B(1) of this chapter.

D. If at any time during the investigation of a request for a Certificate of Rehabilitation the agent assigned the investigation determines that information exists to deny the request should be denied in accordance with provisions of Correctional Services Article, §7-104, Annotated Code of Maryland, the investigator shall:

(1) Terminate the investigation;

(2) Document the findings and reason for denying the request for a Certificate of Rehabilitation in accordance with Division procedures; and

(3) Forward the documentation to the Director, or a designee, for approval.

E. If an investigation is not terminated in accordance with provisions under §D of this regulation or is returned by the Director, or a designee, for further investigation, the agent assigned the Certificate of Rehabilitation investigation shall complete the investigation within the 45-day period by:

(1) Reviewing information received as part of the investigation in concert with the purpose of and eligibility requirements established by statute and regulation for a Certificate of Rehabilitation;

(2) If the agent’s investigation establishes that the individual meets the eligibility requirements for a Certificate of Rehabilitation, complying with notification requirements in accordance with §F of this regulation;

(3) Preparing and submitting to the Director, or a designee, a written report of findings in accordance with Division procedures;

(4) Submitting with the written report required in §E(3) of this regulation a copy of the notice required under §F of this regulation and a written response received or, if no response is received, a statement indicating that no response was received; and

(5) Including in the written report required in §E(3) of this regulation a statement, based on the investigation, indicating the applicant:

(a) Meets the criteria for a Certificate of Rehabilitation; or

(b) Does not meet the criteria for a Certificate of Rehabilitation.

F. Opportunity for Prosecutor and Crime Victim to Comment.

(1) Correctional Services Article, §7-104, Annotated Code of Maryland, requires that if the Division intends to issue a Certificate of Rehabilitation that the following be provided an opportunity to comment on the issuance of the Certificate of Rehabilitation:

(a) State’s Attorney or prosecutor responsible for the jurisdiction in which the conviction for the crime related to the Certificate of Rehabilitation occurred; and

(b) Victim or victims, if any, of the crime referenced in §F(1)(a) of this regulation.

(2) If an investigation required in §E of this regulation finds that the applicant for a Certificate of Rehabilitation meets eligibility criteria for a Certificate of Rehabilitation, within 5 workdays of the date of that determination the agent conducting the investigation shall prepare and send by U.S. Mail a written notice to the individuals identified in §F(1) of this regulation that includes:

(a) The full name of the individual requesting a Certificate of Rehabilitation;

(b) The court name, case number, and date of the conviction of the individual requesting a Certificate of Rehabilitation;

(c) A statement that:

(i) The named individual requested a Certificate of Rehabilitation;

(ii) By law, the prosecutor and victim have a right to comment on the issuance of the requested Certificate of Rehabilitation; and

(iii) A statement that the individual making the request for a Certificate of Rehabilitation meets statutory eligibility requirements for the Certificate of Rehabilitation;

(d) The name and title of the agent assigned to investigate the request for a Certificate of Rehabilitation;

(e) The address of the office to which a reply is to be sent; and

(f) A statement that if a response is not received within 15 calendar days of the postmark on the envelope containing the notice, the Division shall conclude the parties notified waive the right to comment under this section.

G. On completion of the investigation, the agent assigned to investigate a request for a Certificate of Rehabilitation on completion of the investigation shall forward the request, report of investigation, and related documentation to the Director or a designee.

.07 Approving or Denying a Request for a Certificate of Rehabilitation.

A. Approving or denying a request for a Certificate of Rehabilitation made in accordance with Regulation .06E(5) of this chapter related to a Certificate of Rehabilitation rests with the Director, or a designee.

B. Based on the information provided by the agent assigned to investigate the request for a Certificate of Rehabilitation, the Director, or a designee, shall:

(1) If the decision is to approve the issuance of a Certificate of Rehabilitation:

(a) Direct Division staff to prepare a Certificate of Rehabilitation for the individual of record; and

(b) Mail the completed Certificate of Rehabilitation to the individual making the request; or

(2) If the decision is to deny the issuance the Certificate of Rehabilitation:

(a) Direct Division staff to prepare a Denial of Certificate of Rehabilitation form that includes:

(i) A denial statement; and

(ii) The reason or reasons for the denial; and

(b) Mail the Denial of Certificate of Rehabilitation form to the individual making the request.

C. The Director, or a designee, shall maintain the application and related documentation in a file created for that purpose.

STEPHEN T. MOYER
Secretary of Public Safety and Correctional Services

 

Title 13A
STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION

Subtitle 03 GENERAL INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMS

13A.03.02 Graduation Requirements for Public High Schools in Maryland

Authority: Education Article, §§2-205, 4-110, 4-111, 7-203, 7-205, 7-205.1, 7-206, and 8-404, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Proposed Action

[17-283-P]

The Maryland State Board of Education proposes to amend Regulations .01—.04, .06, .07, .09, .09-1, .10, and .12 under COMAR 13A.03.02 Graduation Requirements for Public High Schools in Maryland.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to replace the science assessment for HSA biology, remove cut scores, and clarify language throughout the regulations.

Comparison to Federal Standards

There is no corresponding federal standard to this proposed action.

Estimate of Economic Impact

The proposed action has no economic impact.

Economic Impact on Small Businesses

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

Impact on Individuals with Disabilities

The proposed action has no impact on individuals with disabilities.

Opportunity for Public Comment

Comments may be sent to Dr. Angela Holocker, Assistant State Superintendent, Division of Curriculum, Research, Assessment, and Accountability, Maryland State Department of Education, 200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, or call 410-767-0315 (TTY 410-333-6442), or email to angela.holocker@maryland.gov, or fax to 410-333-1146. Comments will be accepted through December 27, 2017. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

Open Meeting

Final action on the proposal will be considered by the State Board of Education during a public meeting to be held on January 30, 2018, 9 a.m., at 200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201.

.01 Scope.

A. (text unchanged)

B. It is the expectation of the State Board that each student enrolled in a public school system in Maryland shall earn a Maryland High School Diploma in accordance with the requirements set forth [out] in this chapter.

C. (text unchanged)

.02 Definitions.

A. (text unchanged)

B. Terms Defined.

(1) “Combined score” means the [total of the passing] sum of specific scores as established by the Department on the Maryland High School Assessments [in] for algebra, [biology] science, English, and government.

(2)—(3) (text unchanged)

(4) “HSA” means the high school assessments in [biology] science and government aligned with the Maryland [College and Career Ready] Standards.

(5) (text unchanged)

(6) “Maryland High School Assessments” means the HSA, PARCC, or other assessments in algebra, [biology] science, English, and government developed or adopted by the Department that are aligned with and measure a student’s skills and knowledge as set forth in the Maryland [College and Career Ready] Standards for those subjects.

(7) (text unchanged)

(8) “PARCC Assessment” means the assessments in [Algebra] algebra and English aligned with the Maryland [College and Career Ready] Standards.

.03 Enrollment and Credit Requirements.

A. (text unchanged)

B. To be awarded a diploma, a student shall be enrolled in a Maryland public school system and shall have earned a minimum of 21 credits that include the following specified credits:

(1)—(5) (text unchanged)

(6) Science — [three credits of which one shall be in biology aligned with the Maryland High School Assessment for biology and two from the earth, life, environmental science, or physical sciences, or all of the above, in which laboratory experiences are an integral component;] three credits of organized instruction which includes a laboratory component engaging in the application of the science and engineering practices, the crosscutting concepts, and disciplinary core ideas including Earth/space science, life science, physical science (chemistry and physics), engineering, and technology, aligned to the Maryland High School Assessment for science;

(7)—(8) (text unchanged)

(9) One of the following:

(a) Two credits of world language [or two credits of], which may include American Sign Language;

(b)—(c) (text unchanged)

C.—D. (text unchanged)

.04 Other Provisions for Earning Credit.

A.—H. (text unchanged)

I. Credit through Examination.

(1) (text unchanged)

(2) A student who would be eligible to graduate but for attaining credit in [either] English 12 [or Algebra II] may obtain that credit by taking a State-approved examination and achieving a passing score as defined by the Maryland State Department of Education.

[(3) Credit toward high school graduation may be earned by middle school students if the following criteria are met:

(a) The student has taken a high school level course meeting the local school system curricular objectives; and

(b) The student passes an examination that assesses student demonstration of course objectives and the examination is equivalent in content coverage and rigor to examinations given to high school students for the course content area.

(4) The determination to allow high school credit by examination for middle school students shall be made by the local school system.]

(3) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a county board shall award credit to a middle school student for any course for which a high school student would be awarded credit if the middle school student meets the same requirements as the high school student.

.06 Maryland High School Assessments.

A. A student shall take the requisite Maryland High School Assessment during its next regular administration if the student received credit for taking, by the methods identified in Regulations .03 and .04 of this chapter, any of the following courses aligned with the Maryland High School Assessment:

(1) (text unchanged)

(2) [Biology] Science;

(3)—(4) (text unchanged)

B. To be awarded the Maryland High School Diploma, all students, including elementary and middle school students who take high school level courses, shall take the Maryland High School Assessment for algebra, [biology] science, English, and government after the student completes the required course or courses.

C. Each local school system shall provide appropriate assistance to strengthen areas of weaknesses for students who have not achieved satisfactory scores on the Maryland High School Assessments.

[D. Each student who failed a Maryland High School Assessment once may participate in the Bridge Plan for Academic Validation and shall be provided at least one opportunity to retake the appropriate assessment in accordance with the testing schedule issued by the Department.]

[E.] D. Bridge Plan for Academic Validation.

(1) Eligibility Criteria. [Except for the students identified in §G of this regulation, a student shall participate in the Bridge Plan for Academic Validation if the student has:] A student is eligible to satisfy the graduation assessment requirement through the Bridge Plan for Academic Validation if the student has:

(a) Failed one or more Maryland High School Assessments [at least twice];

(b) [Received a passing grade and earned credit in the course or courses related to the assessment or assessments;] Received credit in the course or courses related to the assessment or assessments;

(c)—(e) (text unchanged)

(2) A student may begin a Bridge Project after one failure of a Maryland High School Assessment.

(3) A student may use the score on the Bridge Project to meet the graduation requirement only after the student has taken the Maryland High School Assessment twice and failed twice. 

[(2)] (4) (text unchanged)

[F.] E. Reporting Student Performance.

(1) (text unchanged)

(2) For the purpose of this section, except for students identified in §G of this regulation, “met all assessment requirements” means achieving a passing score on all Maryland High School Assessments, or meeting the requirements of the combined score option, or successfully completing a Bridge [Plan] Project in those assessment areas that the student did not pass.

[G.] F. [For students who are] If a student is graduating in the school [years 2016—2017 and] year 2017—2018, and [who are] is a first-time test taker[s] of Algebra I and/or English 10 in [those school years if a student has taken an Algebra I and/or English 10 course] that school year, and has passed the course(s) but failed the Maryland High School Assessment aligned with those course(s), that student is exempt from completing a Bridge [Plan for Academic Validation] Project and will have met the assessment requirement for Algebra I and/or English 10.

.07 Notice to Parents or Guardians and Students.

Each principal shall inform all students and their parents or guardians annually at a minimum of the following:

A.—B. (text unchanged)

C. The results of each Maryland High School Assessment taken or Bridge [Plan] Project completed by the student;

D. (text unchanged)

E. The Department’s schedule for [Maryland School Assessment and] the Maryland High School Assessment administration.

.09 Diplomas and Certificates.

A. (text unchanged)

B. Maryland High School Diploma. Except as provided in Regulation .12 of this chapter, and in §C of this regulation, to be awarded a Maryland high school diploma, a student shall:

(1)—(2) (text unchanged)

(3) Meet the graduation assessment requirements in the following ways:

(a) Achieve a passing score on the Maryland High School Assessments for Algebra I, science, government, and English 10[, in the following way:];

[(i) For school year 2016—2017, a score of 725;

(ii) For school year 2017—2018, a score of 733;

(iii) For school year 2018—2019, a score of 741;

(iv) For school year 2019—2020, and beyond, a score of 750; and

(v) Assessment in English 10 and/or Algebra I, the passing score on the retest shall be the passing score in the year in which the student first took the assessment.

(b) Achieve a passing score as established by the Department on the Maryland High School Assessments for biology and government;]

[(c)] (b) Achieve a combined score(s) as established by the Department on the Maryland High School Assessments;

[(d) If a student has not achieved a passing score on the Maryland High School Assessment in English 10 and/or Algebra I, achieve a score as established by the Department on Department-approved assessments for algebra, and/or English, aligned with the Maryland High School Assessments such as Advanced Placement examinations, SAT, ACT, and International Baccalaureate examinations; or]

(c) Achieve a passing score on an approved alternative assessment as established by the Department, such as Maryland High School Assessment for Algebra II, Advanced Placement examinations, SAT, ACT, or International Baccalaureate examinations; or

[(e)] (d) Except for students described in Regulation .06G of this chapter, if a student is unable to meet the requirements in §B(3)(a)—[(d)](c) of this regulation, then the student shall satisfactorily complete the requirements of the Bridge Plan for Academic Validation as set forth in Regulation [.06E] .06D of this chapter.

C. Exception To Passing Score Requirement.

(1)—(2) (text unchanged)

(3) For all students taking the Maryland Integrated Science Assessment in the 2017—2018 and 2018—2019 school years, taking the Maryland Integrated Science Assessment will meet the graduation assessment requirement for science.

D. (text unchanged)

E. Maryland High School Certificate of Program Completion.

(1) (text unchanged)

(2) [An Exit Document] The Maryland Summary of Performance that describes the student’s skills shall accompany the Maryland High School Certificate of Program Completion.

(3)—(5) (text unchanged)

F.—G. (text unchanged)

.09-1 Appeal of Denial of Diploma for Failure to Meet Maryland High School Assessment Requirement.

A.—N. (text unchanged)

[O. Section E(2)(a) of this regulation, upon review, approval, and promulgation of an amendment of these Regulations by the State Board of Education, shall sunset on June 30, 2015.]

.10 Alternatives to 4-year Enrollment Requirement.

A. (text unchanged)

B. Early College Admission Program. A student may receive a Maryland High School Diploma through acceptance in the early college admission program, if:

(1)—(4) (text unchanged)

(5) [At the conclusion of a full year of study,] At the conclusion of the program or after 1 year, a written request for a Maryland High School Diploma is submitted to the superintendent together with a transcript or letter from the college to the high school principal indicating that the student has successfully completed a year of college work.

C. (text unchanged)

.12 General Provisions.

A. (text unchanged)

B. Graduation Requirements for Transfer Students.

(1) (text unchanged)

(2) Maryland High School Assessment Exemption Requirements.

(a) A student who transfers from a nonpublic school or a school out of State is exempt from one or more of the Maryland High School Assessments if, consistent with local school system policy and procedure, [the principal of] the [Maryland public school in which the student enrolls] local superintendent determines that the course taken is aligned with the relevant Maryland High School Assessment and awards the student credit for taking any of the courses aligned with the Maryland High School Assessments, that is, algebra, [biology] science, English, or government, or all of these, in accordance with the principles set forth in §B(2)(c) of this regulation.

(b) (text unchanged)

(c) To award credit for taking any of the courses aligned with the Maryland High School Assessments, that is, algebra, [biology] science, English, or government, a principal shall determine through the following considerations whether the transfer student demonstrates subject matter knowledge aligned with the content standards for the subject:

(i)—(iv) (text unchanged)

(d)—(e) (text unchanged)

(3)—(4) (text unchanged)

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

 

Title 14
INDEPENDENT AGENCIES

Subtitle 29 MARYLAND HERITAGE AREAS AUTHORITY

14.29.03 Designation of Certified Heritage Areas

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

Notice of Proposed Action

[17-285-P]

The Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA) proposes to repeal existing Regulation .06 and adopt new Regulation .06 under COMAR 14.29.03 Designation of Certified Heritage Areas.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to repeal and replace COMAR 14.29.03.06, which requires that all proposed revisions to a management plan for a certified heritage area, including all certified heritage area boundary amendments, must be reviewed and approved under the same formal regulatory procedures established for review and approval of an original management plan. MHAA, in coordination with the Maryland Coalition of Heritage Areas, have determined that certain management plan revisions—including (i) non-substantial revisions and (ii) heritage area boundary amendments contemplated in the management plan—should be subject to less formal review and approval procedures. The replacement language establishes these less formal procedures, while maintaining that proposals to either (i) substantially revise a management plan or (ii) add land to a heritage area not contemplated in the management plan must adhere to the more formal review and approval procedures. These changes will create efficiencies for the MHAA, local jurisdictions located within certified heritage areas, and heritage area management entities.

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 Ruffner, Administrator, Maryland Heritage Area Authority c/o Maryland Historical Trust, 100 Community Place, 3rd Fl., Crownsville, MD 21032-20123, or call 410-697-9586, or email to jen.ruffner@maryland.gov, or fax to 410-697-9616. Comments will be accepted through December 27, 2017. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

.06 Revisions to Management Plans and Certified Heritage Area Boundaries.

A. Definitions.

(1) In this regulation, the following terms have the meanings indicated.

(2) Terms Defined.

(a) “Administrative revision” means a revision of or change to an approved management plan for a certified heritage area that relates to the administration of the heritage area by the heritage area management entity and does not revise or change the management plan’s themes, areas of focus, goals and objectives, or other programmatic components.

(b) “Programmatic revision” means a revision of or change to an approved management plan for a certified heritage area that revises or changes the management plan’s themes, areas of focus, goals and objectives, or other programmatic components.

B. Administrative Revisions to Approved Management Plans.

(1) A management entity for a certified heritage area may propose an administrative revision to the approved management plan for the heritage area by:

(a) Submitting the proposal to the Authority in writing; and

(b) Providing a copy of the submission to each local jurisdiction located within the heritage area.

(2) Within 90 days after receipt of a proposal made under this section, the Authority shall:

(a) Complete its review of the proposal;

(b) Determine whether the proposal would adequately carry out the purposes of Financial Institutions Article, §§13-1101—13-1124, Annotated Code of Maryland;

(c) Approve, approve with conditions, or disapprove the proposal; and

(d) Send written notice to the management entity of the action taken by the Authority on the proposal.

C. Programmatic Revisions to Approved Management Plans and Certain Changes to Certified Heritage Area Boundaries.

(1) This section applies to a proposal to:

(a) Make a programmatic revision to the approved management plan for a certified heritage area; or

(b) Amend or revise the boundaries of a certified heritage area to include property not contemplated in the approved management plan for inclusion in the certified heritage area.

(2) For a proposal to which this section applies, the proposal shall:

(a) Be approved by the heritage area management entity;

(b) Be approved by resolution, ordinance, or other appropriate authorization issued by the governing body of:

(i) For a revision to a management plan under §C(1)(a) of this regulation, each local jurisdiction located within the certified heritage area; or

(ii) For an amendment or revision to a heritage area boundary under §C(1)(b) of this regulation, each local jurisdiction located within the property proposed to be added to the certified heritage area;

(c) For a proposed boundary amendment, include a revised boundary drawing, revised boundary description, or geographic information system file of the revised boundary; and

(d) Be jointly submitted in writing to the Authority by the management entity and each local jurisdiction from which approval is required under §C(2)(b) of this regulation.

(3) Within 90 days after receiving a proposal under this Section, the Authority shall:

(a) Hold at least one public hearing in the certified heritage area concerning the proposal;

(b) Determine whether the proposal would adequately carry out the purposes of Financial Institutions Article, §§13-1101—13-1124, Annotated Code of Maryland;

(c) Approve, approve with conditions, or disapprove the proposal; and

(d) Send written notice to the management entity and all the local jurisdictions located within the certified heritage area of the action taken by the Authority on the proposal.

D. Other Boundary Amendments.

(1) A proposal to amend or revise the boundary of a certified heritage area to either remove property from the heritage area or include within the heritage area property that the approved management plan contemplates for inclusion shall be:

(a) Approved by the heritage area management entity;

(b) Approved by resolution, ordinance, or other appropriate authorization issued by the governing body of each local jurisdiction located within the property proposed to be added to or removed from the certified heritage area; and

(c) Jointly submitted in writing to the Authority by the management area and each such local jurisdiction, which submission shall include a revised boundary drawing, revised boundary description, or geographic information system file of the revised boundary.

(2) Within 90 days after receipt of a proposal made under this section, the Authority shall:

(a) Complete its review of the proposal;

(b) Determine whether the proposal would adequately carry out the purposes of Financial Institutions Article, §§13-1101—13-1124, Annotated Code of Maryland;

(c) Approve, approve with conditions, or disapprove the proposal; and

(d) Send written notice to the management entity and all local jurisdictions located within the property proposed to be added to or removed from the certified heritage area of the action taken by the Authority on the proposal.

E. Effective Date of Revisions.

(1) A revision to an approved management plan approved by the Authority under either §B or C of this regulation is effective upon approval of the revision by the Authority.

(2) A boundary amendment or revision approved by the Authority under this regulation is effective upon publication by the Authority in the Maryland Register of the revised boundary drawing, revised boundary description, or Uniform Resource Locator (URL) to a geographic information system file for the revised boundary.

ROBERT McCORD
Acting Secretary of Planning

 

 

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:  August 1-31, 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(f) for the time period specified above:

 

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

Chesapeake Appalachia, LLC, Pad ID: Alvarez, ABR-201301012.R1, Wilmot Township, Bradford County and Windham Township, Wyoming County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 7.5000 mgd; Approval Date: August 7, 2017.

Range Resources - Appalachia, LLC, Pad ID: McWilliams Unit #6H - #10H Well Pad, ABR-201208015.R1, Cogan House Township, Lycoming County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 1.0000 mgd; Approval Date: August 7, 2017.

Range Resources - Appalachia, LLC, Pad ID: Null - Bobst Unit 1H - 5H,  ABR-201208018.R1, Cogan House Township, Lycoming County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 1.0000 mgd; Approval Date: August 7, 2017.

Endless Mountain Energy Partners, LLC, Pad ID: SGL Tract 268-Pad B, ABR-201206010.R1, Morris Township, Tioga County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 6.0000 mgd; Approval Date: August 8, 2017.

SWEPI, LP, Pad ID: Lynn 719, ABR-201207012.R1, Liberty Township, Tioga County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 4.0000 mgd; Approval Date: August 11, 2017.

SWN Production Company, LLC, Pad ID: TI-09 BROWN, ABR-201708001, Jackson Township, Lycoming County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 4.9990 mgd; Approval Date: August 14, 2017.

ARD Operating, LLC, Pad ID: Salt Run HC Pad A, ABR-201208007.R1, Cascade Township, Lycoming County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 4.0000 mgd; Approval Date: August 18, 2017.

ARD Operating, LLC, Pad ID: Kenneth L Martin Pad A, ABR-201208008.R1, Cogan House Township, Lycoming County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 4.0000 mgd; Approval Date: August 18, 2017.

ARD Operating, LLC, Pad ID: Ann C Good Pad A, ABR-201208009.R1, Cogan House Township, Lycoming County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 4.0000 mgd; Approval Date: August 18, 2017.

ARD Operating, LLC, Pad ID: Red Fox H&FC Pad B, ABR-201208010.R1, Cogan House Township, Lycoming County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 4.0000 mgd; Approval Date: August 18, 2017.

ARD Operating, LLC, Pad ID: Terry D. Litzelman Pad A, ABR-20121105.R1, Cogan House Township, Lycoming County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 4.0000 mgd; Approval Date: August 18, 2017.

ARD Operating, LLC, Pad ID: Larry’s Creek F&G Pad F, ABR-20121106.R1, Mifflin Township, Lycoming County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 4.0000 mgd; Approval Date: August 18, 2017.

Chesapeake Appalachia, LLC, Pad ID: Finan, ABR-201301014.R1, Wilmot Township, Bradford County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 7.5000 mgd; Approval Date: August 18, 2017.

Chief Oil & Gas, LLC, Pad ID: Lathrop Farm Trust Drilling Pad, ABR-201302004.R1, Auburn Township, Susquehanna County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 2.0000 mgd; Approval Date: August 22, 2017.

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation, LLC, Pad ID: SalanskyT P1, ABR-201208022.R1, Gibson Township, Susquehanna County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 5.0000 mgd; Approval Date: August 29, 2017.

Repsol Oil & Gas USA, LLC, Pad ID: ABELL (05 112) G, ABR-201209002.R1, Warren Township, Bradford County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 6.0000 mgd; Approval Date: August 29, 2017.

Repsol Oil & Gas USA, LLC, Pad ID: STORCH (01 099) S, ABR-201209016.R1, Troy Township, Bradford County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 6.0000 mgd; Approval Date: August 29, 2017.

SWN Production Company, LLC, Pad ID: Cooley (Pad 2), ABR-201209017.R1, Orwell Township, Bradford County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 4.9990 mgd; Approval Date: August 29, 2017.

SWN Production Company, LLC, Pad ID: Gypsy Hill-Eastabrook (Pad 5), ABR-201209018.R1, Orwell Township, Bradford County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 4.9990 mgd; Approval Date: August 29, 2017.

SWN Production Company, LLC, Pad ID: Rabago Birk (Pad 10), ABR-201209019.R1, Herrick and Standing Stone Townships, Bradford County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 4.9990 mgd; Approval Date: August 29, 2017.

Chief Oil & Gas, LLC, Pad ID: J. Brown Drilling Pad, ABR-201303001.R1, Troy Township, Bradford County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 2.0000 mgd; Approval Date: August 30, 2017.

 

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

 

Dated:  October 23, 2017.

STEPHANIE L. RICHARDSON
Secretary to the Commission

[17-24-10]

 

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:  August 1-31, 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:

XTO Energy, Inc., Pad ID: Hazlak 8504, ABR-20100211.R1, Shrewsbury Township, Lycoming County, Pa.; Rescind Date: August 29, 2017.

Atlas Resources, LLC, Pad ID: Logue Pad B, ABR-201209003, Gamble Township, Lycoming County, Pa.; Rescind Date: August 31, 2017.

 

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

 

Dated:  October 23, 2017.

STEPHANIE L. RICHARDSON
Secretary to the Commission

[17-24-09]

 

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:  September 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 ABR Issued:

Repsol Oil & Gas USA, LLC, Pad ID:  RENNEKAMP (05 104) R, ABR-201108044.R1, Pike Township, Bradford County, Pa.; Rescind Date: September 20, 2017.

 

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

 

Dated:  October 30, 2017.

STEPHANIE L. RICHARDSON
Secretary to the Commission

[17-24-11]

 

SUSQUEHANNA RIVER BASIN COMMISSION

Commission Meeting

 

AGENCY:  Susquehanna River Basin Commission.

 

ACTION:  Notice.

 
SUMMARY:  The Susquehanna River Basin Commission will hold its regular business meeting on December 8, 2017, in Annapolis, Maryland. Details concerning the matters to be addressed at the business meeting are contained in the Supplementary Information section of this notice.

 

DATES:  The meeting will be held on Friday, December 8, 2017, at 9 a.m.

 

ADDRESSES:  The meeting will be held at the Loews Annapolis Hotel, Windmill Point Room (second floor of Powerhouse Building), 126 West St., Annapolis, MD  21401.

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Jason E. Oyler, General Counsel, 717-238-0423, ext. 1312.

 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:  The business meeting will include actions or presentations on the following items:  (1) informational presentation of interest to the Lower Susquehanna Subbasin area; (2) resolution concerning FY2019 federal funding of the Groundwater and Streamflow Information Program; (3) resolution adopting amendments to Commission’s By-laws; (4) ratification/approval of contracts/grants; (5) rulemaking action to codify in the Commission’s regulations and strengthen the Commission’s Access to Records Policy providing rules and procedures for the public to request and receive the Commission’s public records; (6) report on delegated settlements; and (7) Regulatory Program projects.

The Regulatory Program projects and the final rulemaking were the subject of a public hearing conducted by the Commission on November 2, 2017, notice for which was published in 82 FR 46343, October 4, 2017, and 82 FR 47407, October 12, 2017, respectively.

The public is invited to attend the Commission’s business meeting. Comments on the Regulatory Program projects and the final rulemaking were subject to a deadline of November 13, 2017. Written comments pertaining to other items on the agenda at the business meeting may be mailed to the Susquehanna River Basin Commission, 4423 North Front Street, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17110-1788, or submitted electronically through http://www.srbc.net/pubinfo/publicparticipation.htm. Such comments are due to the Commission on or before December 1, 2017. Comments will not be accepted at the business meeting noticed herein.

 

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

 

Dated:  November 2, 2017.

STEPHANIE L. RICHARDSON
Secretary to the Commission

[17-24-20]

 

 

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MARYLAND HEALTH CARE COMMISSION

SCHEDULE FOR CERTIFICATE OF NEED REVIEWS — CARDIAC SURGERY SERVICES

The Maryland Health Care Commission provides the following schedule for the review of applications for Certificates of Need (“CON”) by general hospitals seeking to introduce cardiac surgery services. An applicant must demonstrate that the proposed project is consistent with the general criteria for CON review set fourth at COMAR 10.24.01.08G(3).  This CON review schedule updates the schedule published in the Maryland Register on Friday, February 6, 2015.  This review schedule is not a solicitation by the Commission for CON applications, and it does not indicate that additional capacity is needed or that CON applications submitted will be approved by the Commission.  Applicants are encouraged to discuss their development plans and projects with the Commission staff prior to filing Letters of Intent or applications. 

Letters of Intent and applications for scheduled reviews may only be received and reviewed according to these published schedules.  All Letters of Intent and CON applications, including all of the required number of copies of CON applications, must be received at the offices of the Maryland Health Care Commission, 4160 Patterson Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21215, no later than 4:30 p.m. on the scheduled date of submission.  For further information about the review schedules or procedures, call Kevin McDonald, Chief, Certificate of Need, at (410) 764-5982.

 

 

Health Planning Region

Letter of Intent

Due Date

Pre-Application Conference Date

Application

 Submission Date

Eastern (Lower Shore)

September 7, 2018

September 20, 2018

November 9, 2018

Metropolitan Washington

June 1, 2018

June 14, 2014

August 3, 2018

Western

September 7, 2018

September 20, 2018

November 9, 2018

 

Region Definitions

 

Eastern (Lower Shore): Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester Counties.

 

Metropolitan Washington: Calvert, Charles, Frederick, Montgomery, Prince George’s, and St. Mary’s Counties, and the District of Columbia.

 

Western: Allegany, Garrett, and Washington Counties.

 

[17-24-19]

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF STATE POLICE

HANDGUN ROSTER BOARD

Proposed Additions to Handgun Roster and Notice of Right to Object or Petition

 

     The following is a list of handguns that the Handgun Roster Board proposes to add to the official handgun roster.  These handguns will be officially placed on the Handgun Roster if no timely objection is received or if all timely objections are dismissed.

     Under the Public Safety Article, §5-405, Annotated Code of Maryland and COMAR 29.03.03.13 and .14, any person may object to the placement of any of those handguns on the Handgun Roster.  Objections must be filed within 30 days after November 27, 2017.  In addition, any person may petition for the placement of an additional handgun on the Handgun Roster.  Forms for objections or petitions may be obtained from: Marlene Jenkins, Administrator, Handgun Roster Board, 1201 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville, Maryland 21208.

 

Manufacturer

Model Name

Model Number

Caliber

Additional Explanation

Aldo Uberti (Stoeger)

1873 Cattleman

356710

.45 LC

Model Addition

Aldo Uberti (Taylor & Co.)

1873 Ranchand

555134

.357 Sig

Model Addition

American Tactical

Omni Hybrid (Maxx)

 

5.56 Nato

 

Beretta

PX4 Storm Compact Carry

JXC9GEL

9mm

Model Addition

Bond Arms

Rustic  Ranger

 

45LC/410

Model Addition

Carolina Arms Groups LLC

Privateer 1911

 

.45 ACP, 9mm, 10mm, .38 Super

Model/Caliber Add

Carolina Arms Groups LLC

Trenton 1911

 

.45 ACP, 9mm, 10mm, .38 Super

Model/Caliber Add

Carolina Arms Groups LLC

Veterans Carry 1911

 

.45 ACP, 9mm, 10mm, .38 Super

Model/Caliber Add

Century Arms

C39v2

HG3788-N

7.62X39

Model Addition

Chiappa Firearms

Charging Rhino

Rhino 60 DS

9mm

 

Cimarron Arms (Pietta)

Thunderstorm

PP4506TS

.45 LC

 

Colt/Colt Mfg Co.

Gold Cup Trophy

O5070XE

.45 ACP

Model Addition

F.A.P. LLI Pietta

1873 SA

SA 73-1260

.45 LC

 

German Sports Gun (A.T.I.)

MP 40 P

 

9 X 19mm

 

Glock

17 Gen 5

 

9mm

 

Glock

19 Gen 5

 

9mm

 

Glock

9M

 

9mm

 

Hanover Armory

HA-9

N/A

9mm,  .40 S&W, .357 Sig

 

Hanover Armory

HA-15

N/A

12.7 X 42(50 Beowulf)

 

Hanover Armory

HA-15

N/A

7.62X39mm, 458 Socom, 6.5 Grendel, .264 LBC, 375 Socom

 

Hanover Armory

HA-15

N/A

6.8 SPC, 6.8 SPC II, .338 Spectre

 

Iver Johnson

Eagle XL

 

10mm

 

Kimber

Super Carry Ultra +

3000268

.45 ACP

Model Addition

Kimber

Ultra Rapter II

3200374

9mm

Caliber Addition

Korth (Nighthawk Custom)

Mongoose

N/A

.357 Mag

 

Kriss USA

Sphinx SDP Subcompact

SD90-SCAL000

9mm

 

Mossberg Intl

715P

37235

.22 LR

 

Rock Island Armory

Tac Ultra FS 2011 M-1911 A1

51961

9mm, .22 TCM

Model/Ca; Add

Rossi  (Braztech) Taurus

92 Ranch Hand

R 92 RH

.45 LC

 

Sig Sauer

P 220 Legion

 

.45 ACP

 

Silenerco

Maxim 9S

SU2258

9mm

 The pistol only is approved not the silencer.(Class III Compliance applies)

STI International

DVC Limited

10-280137

.40 S&W

Caliber Addition

Sturm Ruger

Ruger American

#08638

9mm

Model Addition

Sturm Ruger

SR 1911

#6739

10mm

Caliber Addition

Taurus

PT 140 G2 Millennium G2

MRCH 173

40 S&W

 

Warwick Tactical

Frame 2011

N/A

 

Frame Only

 

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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.

 

CRIMINAL JUSTICE INFORMATION ADVISORY BOARD

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: December 18, 2017, 1 — 3 p.m.

Place: Judicial Training Center, 2009-D Commerce Park Dr., Annapolis, MD

Contact: Robyn Lyles (410) 585-3185

[17-24-07]

 

COMMISSIONER OF FINANCIAL REGULATION

Subject: Bank Merger

Add’l. Info: On September 15, 2017, Community Bank of the Chesapeake, a Maryland-chartered bank located in Waldorf, Maryland, filed an application pursuant to Financial Institutions Article, §3-703, Annotated Code of Maryland, for approval to merge with County First Bank, located in La Plata, Maryland. The surviving institution will be Community Bank of the Chesapeake.

     The public file on this application is available at the Office of the Commissioner of Financial Regulation, 500 North Calvert Street, Suite 402, Baltimore, Maryland 21202. Comments regarding this application must be submitted in writing and must be received by the Commissioner within 20 calendar days of the date of publication of this notice in the Maryland Register.

     For further information, contact Marcia A. Ryan, Assistant Commissioner, at (410) 230-6104.

Contact: Marcia Ryan (410) 230-6104

[17-24-12]

 

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE

Subject: Public Meeting

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

Place: DHMH, 201 W. Preston St., Conf. Rm. L3, Baltimore, MD

Contact: Berit Dockter (410) 767-5159

[17-24-01]

 

MARYLAND HEALTH CARE COMMISSION

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: December 21, 2017, 1 — 4 p.m.

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

Contact: Valerie Wooding (410) 764-3570

[17-24-06]

 

MARYLAND HEALTH CARE COMMISSION

Subject: Medical Care Data Base (MCDB) Data Submission Manual

Add’l. Info: As required under COMAR 10.25.06, the Maryland Health Care Commission (MHCC) publishes the MCDB Data Submission Manual annually. This manual provides information to each reporting entity such as technical specifications, layouts, required reports, and definitions. The 2018 MCDB Data Submission Manual will be available on November 21, 2017 on the MHCC website at:      http://mhcc.maryland.gov/mhcc/pages/apcd/apcd_mcdb/apcd_mcdb_data_submission.aspx.

Contact: Kenneth Yeates-Trotman (410) 764-3557

[17-24-17]

 

MARYLAND HEALTH CARE COMMISSION

Subject: Notice of Project Change

Add’l. Info: On November 8, 2017 the Maryland Health Care Commission (MHCC) received notice and a request for approval of project changes under COMAR 10.24.01.17B from Prince George’s Post Acute, LLC, holder of a Certificates of Need (CON), Docket No. 13-16-2347.

     The project’s sponsor has requested approval for an increase in approved project costs of $2,415,113.

     Please refer to the Docket No. listed above in any correspondence on this request, a copy of which is available for review by appointment in MHCC offices during regular business hours. All correspondence should be addressed to Kevin McDonald, Chief, Certificate of Need, MHCC, 4160 Patterson Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21215.

Contact: Ruby Potter (410) 764-3276

[17-24-18]

COMMISSION OF REAL ESTATE APPRAISERS AND HOME INSPECTORS

Subject: Public Meeting

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

Place: 500 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, MD

Contact: Patti Schott (410) 230-6165

[17-24-03]

 

BOARD OF WELL DRILLERS

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: December 20, 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

[17-24-05]

 

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION COMMISSION

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: December 14, 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

[17-24-02]