Capitol Building Maryland Register

Issue Date: March 16, 2018

Volume 45 • Issue 6 • Pages 303-334

IN THIS ISSUE

Governor

General Assembly

Judiciary

Regulations

Special Documents

General Notices

Pursuant to State Government Article, §7-206, Annotated Code of Maryland, this issue contains all previously unpublished documents required to be published, and filed on or before February 26, 2018 5 p.m.
 
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Office of the Secretary of State

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Closing Dates for the Maryland Register

Schedule of Closing Dates and Issue Dates for the
Maryland Register ......................................................................  307

 

COMAR Research Aids

Table of Pending Proposals ...........................................................  308

 

Index of COMAR Titles Affected in This Issue

COMAR Title Number and Name                                                  Page

05        Department of Housing and Community
               Development ...................................................................  317

08        Department of Natural Resources ......................................  317

09        Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation ...............  318

10        Maryland Department of Health .........................................  318

11        Department of Transportation ............................................  321

21        State Procurement Regulations ...........................................  321

24        Department of Business and Economic Development ........  322

 

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The Governor

EXECUTIVE ORDER 01.01.2018.07 .........................................  310

EXECUTIVE ORDER 01.01.2018.08 .  310

 

General Assembly

SYNOPSIS NO. 5 .  312

 

The Judiciary

COMMISSION ON JUDICIAL DISABILITIES

NOTICE OF PUBLIC CHARGES AND RESCHEDULED
    HEARING IN THE MATTER OF JUDGE PAUL G.
    GOETZKE — CJD 2016-083 .  316

COURT OF APPEALS OF MARYLAND

DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS .  316

 

Final Action on Regulations

05  DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY
   DEVELOPMENT

HOUSING INSURANCE

Maryland Housing Fund — Multifamily Program ..  317

Single Family Insurance Program ..  317

Business Reserve Insurance .  317

08  DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

FISHERIES SERVICE

General  317

General  317

General  317

Crabs .  317

Fish .  318

Endangered and Threatened Fish Species .  318

Fishing in Nontidal Waters .  318

Striped Bass .  318

Striped Bass .  318

Gear  318

09  DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING, AND
   REGULATION

RACING COMMISSION

Prohibited Acts .  318

10  MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

DISEASES

Sexually Transmitted Infections — Expedited
   Partner Therapy for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and
   Trichomoniasis .  318

HEALTH FACILITIES GRANTS

Construction Funds for Public and Nonprofit Nursing
   Homes .  319

Construction Funds for Public and Nonprofit Community
   Mental Health, Addiction, and Developmental Disabilities
   Facilities .  319

Construction Funds for Public and Nonprofit Adult Day Care
   Centers .  319

Construction Funds for Public and Nonprofit Assisted Living
   Facilities .  319

Construction Funds for Federally Qualified Health
   Centers .  319

MEDICAL CARE PROGRAMS

Free-Standing Dialysis Facility Services .  319

Telehealth Services .  319

Maryland Medicaid Managed Care Program: Managed Care
   Organizations .  319

Maryland Medicaid Managed Care Program: Non-Capitated
   Covered Services .  319

DRUGS

Dispensing of Prescription Drugs by a Licensee .  320

BOARD OF PHYSICIANS

Delegation of Acts by a Licensed Physician to an Assistant
   Not Otherwise Authorized under the Health Occupations
   Article or the Education Article .  320

Permits for the Dispensing of Prescription Drugs .  320

DRUGS

AIDS Education Program for Persons Convicted of Drug/Sex-
   Related Crimes .  320

CANCER CONTROL

Cigarette Restitution Fund Program ..  320

BOARD OF PHYSICIANS

Delegation of Duties by a Licensed Physician—Physician
   Assistant  320

SPECIAL SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION PROGRAM FOR
   WOMEN, INFANTS, AND CHILDREN (WIC)

Local Agency .  321

STATE BOARD OF SPINAL CORD INJURY RESEARCH

Administration of Spinal Cord Injury Trust Fund .  321

11  DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

STATE RAIL SAFETY OVERSIGHT

Federal Transit Administration Regulations .  321

State Safety Oversight Authority .  321

Inspections and Audits .  321

Rules Compliance Violations .  321

21 STATE PROCUREMENT REGULATIONS

PROCUREMENT OF ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES AND
   ENGINEERING SERVICES

General  321

Department of Transportation and Department of General
   Services; A/E Services exceeding $200,000 .  321

Department of Transportation and Department of General
   Services; A/E Services $200,000 or Less .  321

Department of General Services; A/E Services Exceeding
   $200,000 .  321

Department of General Services A/E Services $200,000 or
   Less .  321

 

Proposed Action on Regulations

24 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

One Maryland Economic Development Tax Credits .  322

 

Special Documents

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

SUSQUEHANNA RIVER BASIN COMMISSION

Projects Approved for Consumptive Uses of Water  328

Projects Rescinded for Consumptive Uses of Water  328

 

General Notices

ADVISORY COUNCIL ON CEMETERY OPERATIONS

Public Meeting .  329

COMPTROLLER OF THE TREASURY/ADMINISTRATION
   AND FINANCE

Reduction of Bond Authorization Announcement  329

COMMISSIONER OF FINANCIAL REGULATION

Savings Bank Charter Conversion .  329

New Interim Bank and Bank Merger  329

GOVERNOR'S COUNCIL ON GANGS AND VIOLENT
   CRIMINAL NETWORKS

Public Meeting .  330

Public Meeting .  330

Public Meeting .  330

MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

Public Meeting .  330

MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH/MEDICAID
   PHARMACY AND THERAPEUTICS COMMITTEE

Public Hearing 330

MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH/OFFICE OF HEALTH SERVICES

Public Notice for the Model Waiver Renewal Application 330

HISTORIC ST. MARY'S CITY COMMISSION

Public Meeting .  330

MARYLAND INSURANCE ADMINISTRATION

Public Meeting .  330

MARYLAND HEALTH CARE COMMISSION

Public Meeting .  331

Formal Start of Review ..  331

Formal Start of Review ..  331

Notice of Project Change .  331

Exemption from CON Review ..  331

DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES/FISHING AND
   BOATING SERVICES

Public Notice — Commercial Striped Bass Common Pool
   Gill Net Season Modification .  331

Public Notice — 2018 Commercial Shark Catch Limits —
   Effective 2/24/18 .  332

Public Notice — 2018 Recreational Black Sea Bass Fishery
   — Effective 3/1/18 .  332

Public Notice — Commercial Yellow Perch Closure on the
   Chester River  332

STATE ADVISORY COUNCIL ON QUALITY CARE AT
   THE END OF LIFE

Public Meeting .  332

RACING COMMISSION

Public Meeting (Change of Location)  332

STATE TREASURER'S OFFICE

Public Meeting .  332

MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION/
   OFFICE OF MINORITY BUSINESS ENTERPRISE

Public Meeting .  332

Public Meeting .  332

Public Meeting .  332

DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS/MARYLAND
   VETERANS COMMISSION

Public Meeting .  333

BOARD OF WELL DRILLERS

Public Meeting .  333

WORKERS' COMPENSATION COMMISSION

Public Meeting .  333

 

 

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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.

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.

 

 

04 DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL SERVICES

(No changes effective since December 2016)

 

04.05.01.08 • 45:2 Md. R. 71 (1-19-18)

04.05.02.02 • 45:2 Md. R. 71 (1-19-18)

 

08 DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

 

08.02 • 45:3 Md. R. 176 (2-2-18) (err)

08.03.05.05 • 45:5 Md. R. 290 (3-2-18)

08.03.07.06,.07 • 45:5 Md. R. 291 (3-2-18)

08.03.07.12,.13 • 45:5 Md. R. 291 (3-2-18)

08.03.10.02,.14,.15 • 44:26 Md. R. 1221 (12-22-17)

08.18.24.03 • 45:3 Md. R. 160 (2-2-18)

 

09 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING, AND REGULATION

 

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

09.10.01.07 • 45:2 Md. R. 83 (1-19-18)

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)

09.32.11.01,.02,.04 • 45:1 Md. R. 15 (1-5-18)

 

10 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE

 

     Subtitles 01—08 (1st volume)

 

10.03.01.01—.03,.05,.06,.10,.16 • 45:2 Md. R. 84 (1-19-18)

10.06.01.03 • 45:3 Md. R. 161 (2-2-18)

10.07.01.01,.29,.35—.37 • 45:1 Md. R. 17 (1-5-18)

 

 

     Subtitle 09 (2nd volume)

 

10.09.24.04-1 • 45:1 Md. R. 20 (1-5-18)

10.09.36.01,.03,.08,.09 • 45:1 Md. R. 21 (1-5-18)

10.09.59.03—.05,.07,.09 • 45:1 Md. R. 22 (1-5-18)

10.09.69.01—.17 • 45:1 Md. R. 28 (1-5-18)

 

     Subtitles 10 — 22 (3rd Volume)

 

10.11.06.02,.03,.05—.13 • 45:2 Md. R. 86 (1-19-18) (ibr)

10.16.01.01—.27 • 45:2 Md. R. 89 (1-19-18)

10.16.02.01-1 • 45:2 Md. R. 89 (1-19-18)

10.18.08.01,.02,.05—.13 • 45:2 Md. R. 90 (1-19-18)

10.18.09.01—.06 • 45:2 Md. R. 90 (1-19-18)

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

                               45:2 Md. R. 94 (1-19-18)

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

                      45:2 Md. R. 94 (1-19-18)

 

     Subtitles 23 — 36 (4th Volume)

 

10.24.09.01 • 45:4 Md. R. 211 (2-16-18) (ibr)

10.27.01.01,.03,.05,.06,.09—.16 • 45:2 Md. R. 96 (1-19-18)

10.27.03.01,.07,.08 • 45:2 Md. R. 96 (1-19-18)

10.27.05.01,.02,.08—.11 • 45:2 Md. R. 96 (1-19-18)

10.27.06.01—.04 • 45:2 Md. R. 96 (1-19-18)

10.27.07.01—.06,.08,.09 • 45:2 Md. R. 96 (1-19-18)

10.27.09.01 • 45:2 Md. R. 96 (1-19-18)

10.27.10.01 • 45:2 Md. R. 96 (1-19-18)

10.27.11.02 • 45:2 Md. R. 96 (1-19-18)

10.27.12.02—.05,.07,.08 • 45:2 Md. R. 96 (1-19-18)

10.27.13.01—.03,.06,.07 • 45:2 Md. R. 96 (1-19-18)

10.27.16.02—.05,.09 • 45:2 Md. R. 96 (1-19-18)

10.27.18.01—.04 • 45:2 Md. R. 96 (1-19-18)

10.27.19.01,.03 • 45:2 Md. R. 96 (1-19-18)

10.27.20.02—.04 • 45:2 Md. R. 96 (1-19-18)

10.27.27.01—.07 • 45:2 Md. R. 96 (1-19-18)

10.29.15.02—.05,.07,.08 • 45:2 Md. R. 112 (1-19-18)

10.32.01.12 • 45:3 Md. R. 162 (2-2-18)

10.32.07.01—.07 • 45:3 Md. R. 162 (2-2-18)

10.34.40.01—.06 • 45:4 Md. R. 212 (2-16-18)

10.36.10.01—.04 • 45:2 Md. R. 114 (1-19-18)

 

     Subtitles 37—66 (5th Volume)

 

10.39.01.01,.05,.07—.09 • 45:2 Md. R. 96 (1-19-18)

10.39.02.02,.05 • 45:2 Md. R. 96 (1-19-18)

10.39.04.02,.04—.06 • 45:2 Md. R. 96 (1-19-18)

10.52.10.01—.03,.05—.07 • 45:2 Md. R. 115 (1-19-18)

10.53.01.01 • 45:2 Md. R. 96 (1-19-18)

10.53.02.05,.10 • 45:2 Md. R. 96 (1-19-18)

10.53.03.01,.02 • 45:2 Md. R. 96 (1-19-18)

10.53.07.01 • 45:2 Md. R. 96 (1-19-18)

10.53.11.01 • 45:2 Md. R. 96 (1-19-18)

10.60 • 45:4 Md. R. 243 (2-16-18) (err)

10.60.01.05 • 45:3 Md. R. 163 (2-2-18)

10.60.03.01,.04 • 45:3 Md. R. 163 (2-2-18)

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

10.65.01.15 • 45:2 Md. R. 117 (1-19-18)

 

12 DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONAL SERVICES

 

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

                               45:4 Md. R. 213 (2-16-18)

                               45:5 Md. R. 295 (3-2-18) (err)

12.03.01.01—.34 • 44:19 Md. R. 902 (9-15-17)

                               45:4 Md. R. 213 (2-16-18)

                               45:5 Md. R. 295 (3-2-18) (err)

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

                               45:4 Md. R. 213 (2-16-18)

                               45:5 Md. R. 295 (3-2-18) (err)

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

12.13.03.01—.07 • 45:2 Md. R. 121 (1-19-18)

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

                               45:4 Md. R. 213 (2-16-18)

                               45:5 Md. R. 295 (3-2-18) (err)

 

13A STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION

 

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

13A.07.08.02—.04,.06 • 44:26 Md. R. 1235 (12-22-17)

 

13B MARYLAND HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSION

 

13B.02.01.03,.21 • 44:26 Md. R. 1236 (12-22-17)

13B.02.02.03,.16 • 44:26 Md. R. 1236 (12-22-17)

13B.02.03.02,.02-1,.03,.06,.07,.10,.11,.13,.15,
     .22,.29
• 44:26 Md. R. 1236 (12-22-17)

 

15 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

 

15.01.11.01—.09 • 45:4 Md. R. 217 (2-16-18)

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

15.06.04.06 • 45:4 Md. R. 220 (2-16-18)

 

20 PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION

 

20.90.01 • 44:26 Md. R. 1247 (12-22-17)

20.90.02.02,.04,.06,.08,.10,.16,
     .18,.23
• 44:26 Md. R. 1248 (12-22-17)

20.90.03.01—.18 • 44:26 Md. R. 1250 (12-22-17)

 

21 STATE PROCUREMENT REGULATIONS

 

21.10.02.03,.09 • 45:4 Md. R. 221 (2-16-18)

21.10.04.04 • 45:4 Md. R. 221 (2-16-18)

21.10.05.03—.06 • 45:4 Md. R. 221 (2-16-18)

21.10.06.02—.04,.08—.10,.12,.14—.17,.20,.22,
     .27,.28
• 45:4 Md. R. 221 (2-16-18)

21.10.07.02,.05,.06,.08 • 45:4 Md. R. 221 (2-16-18)

 

24 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

 

24.05.24.01—.13 • 45:6 Md. R. 322 (3-16-18)

 

26 DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

 

     Subtitles 08—12 (Part 2)

 

26.03.13.02,.03 • 45:3 Md. R. 164 (2-2-18)

26.04.02.01,.05 • 45:3 Md. R. 167 (2-2-18)

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

26.08.03.02 • 45:3 Md. R. 168 (2-2-18)

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

26.08.11.01—.14 • 44:25 Md. R. 1189 (12-8-17)

26.11.01.01 • 45:4 Md. R. 224 (2-16-18)

26.11.14.07 • 45:4 Md. R. 224 (2-16-18)

26.11.17.01,.04 • 45:2 Md. R. 128 (1-19-18)

26.11.40.01—.04 • 45:4 Md. R. 224 (2-16-18)

26.12.01.01 • 45:3 Md. R. 168 (2-2-18) (ibr)

26.12.02.02 • 45:3 Md. R. 168 (2-2-18)

26.16.07.01—.12 • 45:3 Md. R. 169 (2-2-18)

 

28 OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS

 

28.04.01.01—.08 • 45:3 Md. R. 173 (2-2-18)

 

29 DEPARTMENT OF STATE POLICE

 

29.06.05.02,.04 • 44:26 Md. R. 1254 (12-22-17)

 

30 MARYLAND INSTITUTE FOR EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES SYSTEMS (MIEMSS)

 

30.02.02.07,.09 • 45:1 Md. R. 51 (1-5-18)

30.04.01.01 • 45:1 Md. R. 51 (1-5-18)

30.04.05.06 • 45:1 Md. R. 51 (1-5-18)

30.08.01.02 • 45:4 Md. R. 228 (2-16-18)

30.08.05.03—.24 • 45:4 Md. R. 228 (2-16-18)

 

31 MARYLAND INSURANCE ADMINISTRATION

 

31.09.02.02—.04,.09 • 45:5 Md. R. 292 (3-2-18)

 

The Governor

EXECUTIVE ORDER 01.01.2018.07

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

 

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

 

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

 

NOW THEREFORE, I, LAWRENCE J. HOGAN, JR., GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF MARYLAND, BY VIRTUE OF THE AUTHORITY VESTED IN ME BY THE CONSTITUTION AND THE LAWS OF MARYLAND, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO TITLE 14 OF THE PUBLIC SAFETY ARTICLE, DECLARE THAT THE STATE OF EMERGENCY CONTINUES TO EXIST PERTAINING TO THE NEED TO CONTROL AND ELIMINATE THE HEROIN, OPIOID, AND FENTANYL OVERDOSE CRISIS AND HEREBY RENEW EXECUTIVE ORDER 01.01.2017.02, EFFECTIVE FROM FEBRUARY 25, 2018, AND SHALL EXPIRE ON MARCH 27, 2018, UNLESS SOONER TERMINATED OR EXTENDED IN WRITING BY ME.

 

GIVEN Under My Hand and the Great Seal of the State of Maryland, in the City of Annapolis, this 27h Day of February, 2018.

LAWRENCE J. HOGAN, JR.
Governor

 

ATTEST:

JOHN C. WOBENSMITH
Secretary of State

[18-06-39]

 

EXECUTIVE ORDER 01.01.2018.08

Active-Assailant Incident Preparedness and Coordination

 

WHEREAS, Active assailants are individuals who participate in ongoing, random, or systematic killings in a short time, or who use improvised explosive devices or other weapons with the intent to inflict mass casualties;

 

WHEREAS, The State of Maryland is susceptible to a wide range of threats that have the potential to negatively impact individual Marylanders, education, commerce, critical infrastructure, and the government prior to, during, and following active-assailant incidents;

 

WHEREAS, Law enforcement officers who are in tactical situations may need to provide initial lifesaving care for victims, and emergency medical, fire, or rescue services personnel may need to enter areas experiencing an active-assailant incident;

 

WHEREAS, Sectors deemed to constitute critical infrastructure are chemical, commercial facilities, communications, critical manufacturing, dams, defense industrial base, emergency services, energy, financial services, food and agriculture, government facilities, healthcare and public health, information technology, nuclear reactors, material and waste, transportation systems, and water and wastewater;

 

WHEREAS, To ensure a safe, secure, and resilient Maryland, the Governor is committed to a coordinated effort throughout the state, including on and in public gathering areas, educational campuses and grounds, and the 16 critical infrastructure sectors, to prevent, identify, and protect against threats;

 

WHEREAS, The Federal Emergency Management Agency defines a “whole community” approach to public safety as “a means by which residents, emergency management practitioners, organizational and community leaders, and government officials can collectively understand and assess the needs of their respective communities and determine the best ways to organize and strengthen their assets, capabilities and interests”;

 

WHEREAS, The Maryland Emergency Management Agency is responsible for coordinating the efforts of State agencies and ensuring that Maryland families, communities, and key stakeholders are provided the tools they need to prevent, prepare for, mitigate the effects of, respond to, and recover from the consequences of emergency events and disasters, including active-assailant incidents;

 

WHEREAS, The Maryland State Police is responsible for leading statewide protection efforts; and

 

WHEREAS, Guidance for the preparedness, prevention, protection, response, and recovery for active-assailant incidents is provided by the Maryland Active Assailant Interdisciplinary Work Group;

 

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, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO TITLE 14 OF THE PUBLIC SAFETY ARTICLE, AND BASED ON THE ABOVE FINDINGS, HEREBY PROCLAIM THE FOLLOWING EXECUTIVE ORDER, EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY:

A. Executive Branch units subject to the supervision and direction of the Governor (“Executive agencies”), and persons who deal with or are under the jurisdiction of those units, shall systematically identify, assess, prepare for, prevent, protect from, respond to, recover from, and mitigate the risk and impacts of active-assailant incidents.

B. Each Executive agency shall participate in a coordinated active-assailant initiative and share threat information between and among all sectors.

C. Each Executive agency shall develop, review, or update internal plans, policies, and procedures related to active-assailant incidents.

D. Each Executive agency, and persons who deal with or are under the jurisdiction of each agency, shall develop, plan, and collaborate for active-assailant training relevant to each agency’s respective area of responsibility, involving public and nongovernmental participants when appropriate and feasible.

E. Using a “whole community” approach, Executive-agency public-safety officials shall conduct annual assessments to determine the need for mitigation, planning, and training appropriate for their agency’s jurisdiction.

F. Maryland’s public educational institutions shall be encouraged to share and coordinate their emergency plans with Executive-agency law enforcement, emergency management officials, and emergency responders.

G. Maryland’s private and nonpublic educational institutions shall be encouraged to share and coordinate their emergency plans with Executive-agency law enforcement, emergency management officials, and emergency responders.

H. The Maryland State Police shall seek to maintain its position as co-chair and member of the Maryland Active Assailant Interdisciplinary Work Group and use that role to promote the purposes and objectives of this Executive Order.

I. The following Executive agencies shall seek to obtain or maintain membership in the Maryland Active Assailant Interdisciplinary Work Group and use that role to promote the purposes and objectives of this Executive Order:

1. Governor’s Office of Homeland Security;

2. Maryland Department of Health;

3. Governor’s Office of Crime Control & Prevention of Maryland;

4. Maryland Fire-Rescue Education and Training Commission; and

5. Maryland Emergency Management Agency.

J. The Maryland Active Assailant Interdisciplinary Work Group shall be encouraged to:

1. Update the State’s existing “Guidance to First Responders for the Active Assailant Incident” (the “Active-Assailant Guidance”), issued October 2, 2014, to incorporate protocols for prevention, protection, information-sharing, community preparedness, outreach, and education;

2. Continue to monitor best practices and revise the Active-Assailant Guidance as needed to ensure Maryland remains prepared and resilient;

3. Include in its membership subject matter experts from State and federal departments and agencies including, but not limited to:

i. Maryland Center for School Safety;

ii. Maryland State Department of Education;

iii. Maryland Higher Education Commission;

iv. U.S. Department of Homeland Security;

v. U.S. Secret Service; and

vi. U.S. Department of Defense; and

4. Meet at least quarterly to identify, update, and share best practices and current activities, and maintain the Active-Assailant Guidance.

K. The Maryland Emergency Management Agency shall provide leadership, policy oversight, support, and assistance to Executive agencies and other applicable persons in their efforts to comply with this Executive Order.

 

GIVEN Under My Hand and the Great Seal of the State of Maryland, in the City of Annapolis, this 28th Day of February, 2018.

LAWRENCE J. HOGAN, JR.
Governor

 

ATTEST:

JOHN C. WOBENSMITH
Secretary of State

[18-06-40]

 

The General Assembly

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

 

SYNOPSIS NO. 5

House Bills

HB1720  Del Patterson.  Public Schools - Student Discipline - Suspension and Expulsion and Policies.

HB1721  Del Walker.  Horse Racing - Maryland International and Preakness Stakes Incentives - Modifications.

HB1722  Del Holmes.  Environment - Lead Hazards - Environmental Investigation, Reporting, and Risk Reduction.

HB1723  Charles County Delegation.  Charles County - Work Release - Collection of Inmate Earnings.

HB1724  Del Jalisi.  Gun-Free Higher Education Zones.

HB1725  Del Jalisi.  Election Law - Simultaneous Candidacy for Party and Public Office.

HB1726  Chr HGO (Dept).  Maryland Dentistry Act - Revisions.

HB1727  Del A. Miller.  Health Insurance - Infertility Treatment and In Vitro Fertilization - Coverage.

HB1728  Del Anderson.  Postconviction Relief - Ineffective Assistance by Counsel - Mandatory Referral to Attorney Grievance Commission.

HB1729  Del Valentino-Smith, et al.  Family Investment Program - Temporary Cash Assistance - Funding.

HB1730  Del Impallaria.  Criminal Law - Distribution of Heroin or Fentanyl Resulting in Death.

HB1731  Del Haynes.  Public Safety - Student Peer Mediation Program Fund - Establishment.

HB1732  Del Haynes.  Public Safety - Youth Crime Prevention and Diversion Parole Fund - Establishment.

HB1733  Del Haynes.  Local Correctional Facilities - Requirement for Prerelease Programs.

HB1734  Del Beitzel.  Garrett County - Regulation of Animals - Enforcement.

HB1735  Del McMillan.  Civil Actions – Name Change Not in Connection With Divorce or Adoption.

HB1736  Del Lisanti.  Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation - Lot Release.

HB1737  Charles County Delegation.  Charles County - Cigarette Retailers - County License Fee.

HB1738  Del Jalisi.  Motor Vehicles – Large Vehicles – Left Lane Prohibition.

HB1739  Del Walker.  Creation of a State Debt - Prince George's County - South County Dog Park.

HB1740  Del Anderson (BCA).  Baltimore City - Law Enforcement Officers' Bill of Rights - Hearing Board.

HB1741  Del Jackson.  Maryland Transportation Authority Police - Collective Bargaining - Binding Recommendations of Fact Finder.

HB1742  Del Beidle, et al.  Railroad Companies - Magnetic Levitation (MAGLEV) Projects - County Approval.

HB1743  Del Lam, et al.  Creation of a State Debt - Baltimore County - Vehicles for Change.

HB1744  Del Wilson.  Child Abuse and Neglect - Substance-Exposed Newborns - Reporting.

HB1745  Del Sophocleus, et al.  Creation of a State Debt - Anne Arundel County - St. Philip Neri Community Hall.

HB1746  Del Sophocleus.  Housing Commission of Anne Arundel County – Terms.

HB1747  Del Reznik.  Residential Child Care Programs - Statement of Need - Exceptions.

HB1748  Del Sydnor.  Homeowner’s Insurance – Discrimination in Underwriting and Rating – Status as Surviving Spouse.

HB1749  Del Hayes.  Creation of a State Debt - Baltimore City - Le Mondo.

HB1750  Del Hayes.  Creation of a State Debt - Baltimore City - Orchard Street Church.

HB1751  Del Hayes.  Creation of a State Debt - Baltimore City - Paul's Place.

HB1752  Del Hayes.  Aids for the Cessation of Tobacco Product Use - Prescribing and Dispensing by Pharmacists and Health Insurance Coverage.

HB1753  Del Glenn.  HBCU Internship in Maryland Government Scholarship Program.

HB1754  Del Bromwell, et al.  Baltimore County - Speed Monitoring System Fines - After-Prom Parties.

HB1755  Del Knotts, et al.  Creation of a State Debt - Prince George's County - Broad Creek Recreation and Wellness Project.

HB1756  Dels Mautz and Adams.  Creation of a State Debt - Talbot County - St. Michaels Family YMCA.

HB1757  Del Beitzel.  Garrett County – Pretrial Release, Work Release, and Home Detention Programs.

HB1758  Del Ebersole.  Education - Public School Personnel - Disciplinary Hearing Procedures.

HB1759  Del Flanagan, et al.  Vehicle Laws - Personal Motor Vehicle Rentals.

HB1760  Del Carozza, et al.  Procurement - Veteran-Owned Small Business Enterprise Participation.

HB1761  Del West.  Creation of a State Debt - Baltimore County - Maryland State Fairgrounds.

HB1762  Del Lierman, et al.  General Provisions – Commemorative Days – Pongal Day.

HB1763  Del Tarlau.  Biotechnology Investment Tax Credit - Approval of Applications - Competitive Award Process.

HB1764  Dels Kipke and Pena-Melnyk.  Public Health - Overdose Response Program - Dispensing of Naloxone by Paramedics.

HB1765  Del Lafferty.  On–Site Sewage Disposal Systems – Watershed Implementation Plan and Bay Restoration Fund Disbursements and Financial Assistance.

HB1766  Del Bromwell.  Senior Prescription Drug Assistance Program - Sunset Extension and Repeal of Subsidy for Medicare Part D Coverage Gap.

HB1767  Del Davis.  Wireless Facilities – Permitting and Siting.

HB1768  Del Hayes.  Hospitals - Discharge of Patients - Procedures.

HB1769  Del Kipke.  Motor Vehicles - Automated Enforcement - Leased Vehicles.

HB1770  Del Grammer.  Vehicle Laws - Towing Companies - Disposal of Abandoned Vehicles.

HB1771  Del Lisanti.  Motor Vehicle Registration – Exception for Low Speed Electric Vehicles – City of Havre de Grace.

HB1772  Del McIntosh.  Transportation - Pride of Baltimore II - Funding.

HB1773  Dels Otto and Carozza.  Creation of a State Debt - Worcester County - Pocomoke Little League.

HB1774  Del Krimm, et al.  Task Force to Study the Effectiveness of the Enforcement of Restrictions on the Possession of Regulated Firearms.

HB1775  Del Davis, et al.  Creation of a State Debt - Prince George's County - Bishop McNamara High School Gymnasium.

HB1776  Del Valderrama, et al.  Creation of a State Debt - Prince George's County - Potomac Watershed Study Center.

HB1777  Del Szeliga.  Creation of a State Debt - Baltimore County - The Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum.

HB1778  Del Walker.  Creation of a State Debt - Prince George's County - Fort Washington Baptist Church.

HB1779  Del Vallario, et al.  Judges - Mandatory Retirement Age.

HB1780  Dels Sample-Hughes and Carozza.  Creation of a State Debt - Wicomico County - Rotary Labyrinth.

HB1781  Del S. Howard.  Land Use – Change to Zoning Classification – Limitation.

HB1782  Dels Pena-Melnyk and Pendergrass.  Health Insurance - Health Care Access Program - Establishment (Maryland Health Care Access Act of 2018).

HB1783  Del Jones.  21st Century School Facilities Act.

HB1784  Del Cullison.  Life Insurance - Sale by Telephone.

HB1785  Del Queen.  Cosmetologists – Licensing Examination – Requirements.

HB1786  Del Jackson, et al.  Higher Education - Richard W. Collins III Leadership With Honor Scholarship - Establishment.

HB1787  Del Ali.  State Government - Prevention of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity and the Commission on Genocide Prevention.

HB1788  Del Lam, et al.  Public Ethics Law - Official Duties - Violations of Law.

HB1789  Del Mosby.  Creation of a State Debt - Baltimore City - Loving Arms Homeless Youth Facility.

HB1790  Del Glenn.  Creation of a State Debt - Baltimore City - Harford Road Assisted Living and Medical Adult Day Care Center.

HB1791  Del M. Washington, et al.  Creation of a State Debt - Baltimore City - St. Elizabeth School.

HB1792  Chr HGO (Dept).  Maryland Department of Health - Deputy Secretary for Operations and Director of the Behavioral Health Administration - Repeal of Positions.

HB1793  Del Lafferty.  Creation of a State Debt - Baltimore County - Maryland Equine Education Center.

HB1794  Del Kaiser.  Corporate Income Tax - Single Sales Factor Apportionment.

HB1795  Del Pena-Melnyk, et al.  Maryland Health Benefit Exchange - Establishment of a Reinsurance Program.

HB1796  Del Lisanti.  State Procurement - Service Contracts - Renegotiation.

HB1797  Del Glenn.  Task Force to Improve Baltimore City Homeless Transitions From Low-Barrier Shelters to Permanent Housing.

HB1798  Del Turner, et al.  County Boards of Education - Home Instruction Program - Observation of Instruction and Reporting of Abuse and Neglect.

HB1799  Del S. Howard, et al.  Income Tax – Credit for Long–Term Care Premiums.

HB1800  Del Cullison.  State Department of Education and Maryland Department of Health - School-Based Health Centers - Adoption of Standards.

HB1801  Del Szeliga.  Primary and Secondary Schools - Armed School Resource Officers.

HB1802  Del Sample-Hughes.  Health Occupations - Licensees, Registrants, and Certificate Holders - Online Listing.

HB1803  Del Glenn.  Baltimore City - Independent Institutions of Higher Education - Police Force.

HB1804  Del Busch.  Health - University of Maryland Medical System - Grant.

HB1805  Del Lafferty.  Election Law - Fund-Raising and Donations in Connection With a Campaign - Prohibition on Firearms.

HB1806  Del Sanchez.  Criminal Law - Crimes Related to Licensed Gaming - Penalties.

HB1807  Dels Sydnor and Carozza.  Criminal Law - Threat of Mass Violence and Deadly Weapons on Public School Property.

HB1808  Del Conaway.  Correctional Services - Statewide Inmate Release Programs - Office of Alternatives to Incarceration.

HB1809  Del McMillan.  Creation of a State Debt - Anne Arundel County - Maryland Theatre for the Performing Arts.

HB1810  Dels P. Young and Sydnor.  Creation of a State Debt - Baltimore County - Frederick Road Improvements.

HB1811  Del Fraser-Hidalgo.  Education - Threat Assessment Teams - Establishment and Oversight.

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Senate Bills

SB1151  Sen King.  Income Tax - Biotechnology Investment Incentive Tax Credit - Alteration.

SB1152  Carroll County Senators.  Public Safety - Agritourism - Permit Exemption.

SB1153  Sen Ready.  Handgun Permits - Criminal History Check - Fingerprint Submission Exception.

SB1154  Sen Peters, et al.  Income Tax – Film Production Activity Tax Credit – Alterations.

SB1155  Sen Astle.  Real Property - Construction Contracts - Retention Proceeds.

SB1156  Sen Smith.  Pretrial Services Program Grant Fund - Establishment.

SB1157  Sen Middleton.  Creation of a State Debt - Charles County - Southern Maryland Carousel.

SB1158  Sen Middleton.  Horse Racing - Maryland International and Preakness Stakes Incentives - Modifications.

SB1159  Sen Klausmeier.  Public Health - Emergency Use Auto-Injectable Epinephrine Program for Food Service Facilities.

SB1160  Sen Muse.  Procurement – Subcontractors – Bond Amount.

SB1161  Sen Muse.  Creation of a State Debt - Prince George's County - Prince George's County Volunteer Marine, Fire and Rescue Department.

SB1162  Washington County Senators.  Washington County - Superintendent of Schools - Appointment and Reappointment.

SB1163  Sen Serafini.  Creation of a State Debt - Washington County - Thomas Kennedy Memorial Plaza.

SB1164  Sen Madaleno.  Family Investment Program - Temporary Cash Assistance - Funding.

SB1165  Sen Waugh.  Procurement – Veteran–Owned Small Business Enterprise Participation.

SB1166  Sen Jennings.  Baltimore County - Hunting - Nongame Birds and Mammals.

SB1167  Sen Currie.  Creation of a State Debt - Prince George's County - City of District Heights Senior Day Facility Expansion.

SB1168  Sen Conway.  Creation of a State Debt - Baltimore City - J. Van Story Branch Apartment Building.

SB1169  Sen Mathias.  Creation of a State Debt - Worcester County - Delmarva Discovery Center and Museum.

SB1170  Sen Mathias.  Creation of a State Debt – Worcester County – Macky and Pam Stansell House of Coastal Hospice at the Ocean.

SB1171  Sen Mathias.  General Provisions - Commemorative Months - Maryland Sportsmen and Sportswomen Month.

SB1172  Sen Mathias.  Creation of a State Debt - Somerset County - Teackle Mansion and the Sarah Martin Done House.

SB1173  Sen Mathias.  Home Sprinkler and Fire Safety Assistance Fund - Pilot Program.

SB1174  Sen Mathias.  Creation of a State Debt - Worcester County - Pocomoke Little League.

SB1175  Sen Kasemeyer.  Creation of a State Debt - Baltimore County - Vehicles for Change.

SB1176  Chr Anne Arundel County Senators.  Housing Commission of Anne Arundel County - Terms.

SB1177  Sen Eckardt.  Creation of a State Debt - Kent County - Chestertown Marina.

SB1178  Sen Edwards.  General Provisions - Commemorative Months - Maryland Sportsmanship Month.

SB1179  Sen Conway (BCA) and Sen McFadden.  Baltimore City - Law Enforcement Officers' Bill of Rights - Hearing Board.

SB1180  Sen Ferguson.  Creation of a State Debt - Baltimore City - American Visionary Art Museum.

SB1181  Sen Ferguson.  Creation of a State Debt - Baltimore City - Patterson Park.

SB1182  Sen Ferguson.  Creation of a State Debt - Baltimore City - Creative Alliance.

SB1183  Sen Ferguson.  Public School Construction Assessment and Maintenance Reform Act.

SB1184  Sen Ferguson.  Creation of a State Debt – Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake.

SB1185  Sen Simonaire.  Maryland Medical Assistance Program - Waiver for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder - Waiting List.

SB1186  Sen Brochin.  Public Health - Human Papillomavirus Vaccine - Information and Reporting.

SB1187  Sens Bates and Eckardt.  Family Law - Child Conceived Without Consent - Child Support.

SB1188  Sen Middleton.  Wireless Facilities - Permitting and Siting.

SB1189  Sen Robinson.  Creation of a State Debt - Baltimore City - Paul's Place.

SB1190  Sen Eckardt.  Creation of a State Debt – Talbot County – St. Michaels Family YMCA.

SB1191  Sen Nathan-Pulliam.  Creation of a State Debt – Baltimore County – Windsor Mill Community Outreach Center.

SB1192  Sen Klausmeier.  Baltimore County - Development Impact Fees - Authorization.

SB1193  Sen Klausmeier.  Vehicle Laws - Yielding the Right-of-Way - Through Highways, Stop Signs, and Yield Signs.

SB1194  Sens Kasemeyer and Peters.  Creation of a State Debt - Washington County - Hagerstown Paper and Plastic Plant.

SB1195  Sens Cassilly and Norman.  Maryland Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act.

SB1196  Sen Klausmeier.  Baltimore County - Speed Monitoring System Fines - After-Prom Parties.

SB1197  Sen Muse.  Creation of a State Debt - Prince George's County - Broad Creek Recreation and Wellness Project.

SB1198  Sen Bates.  Business Regulation - Home Improvement Contracts.

SB1199  Sens Rosapepe and Zucker.  General Provisions - Commemorative Days - Pongal Day.

SB1200  Sen Conway.  Baltimore City - Board of License Commissioners - Notice of Legislative Proposals.

SB1201  Sen Conway.  Agriculture - Industrial Hemp Pilot Program - Establishment.

SB1202  Sen Peters, et al.  Higher Education - Richard W. Collins III Leadership With Honor Scholarship - Establishment.

SB1203  Sen Kagan.  Higher Education - Sexual Assault Response Training - Requirements and Grant Program.

SB1204  Sen Robinson.  Baltimore City - Education - Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Instructors.

SB1205  Sen Eckardt.  Maryland Insurance Commissioner - Authority to Adopt Regulations - Pharmacy Benefits Managers.

SB1206  Sen Kasemeyer.  Transportation - Pride of Baltimore II - Funding.

SB1207  Sen Klausmeier.  Workers' Compensation - Temporary Partial Disability - Concurrent Employment.

SB1208  Sens Klausmeier and Mathias.  Senior Prescription Drug Assistance Program - Sunset Extension and Repeal of Subsidy for Medicare Part D Coverage Gap.

SB1209  Sen Benson.  Real Property - Regulation of Common Ownership Community Managers.

SB1210  Sen Waugh, et al.  Criminal Procedure - Extradition - Duty of Local Governments (Sanctuary for Citizens Act).

SB1211  Sen Salling.  Vehicle Laws - Operating Vehicle While Animal on Driver's Seat - Prohibition.

SB1212  Sen Ramirez, et al.  Criminal Procedure - Expungement - Expansion (Maryland Record Expungement Designed to Enhance Employment (REDEEM) Act of 2018).

SB1213  Sen Serafini.  Public Schools - Student Discipline - Suspensions and Expulsions.

SB1214  Sen Conway.  Creation of a State Debt - Baltimore City - St. Elizabeth School.

SB1215  Sen Mathias.  Creation of a State Debt - Wicomico County - Rotary Labyrinth.

SB1216  Sen Astle.  Creation of a State Debt - Anne Arundel County - Maryland Theatre for the Performing Arts.

SB1217  Sen Jennings.  Real Property - Mobile Home Parks - Notice of Rent Increase.

SB1218  Sen Smith.  Ending Youth Homelessness Act of 2018.

SB1219  Sen Kagan.  Creation of a State Debt - Montgomery County - Rockville Welcome Center.

SB1220  Sen Muse.  Creation of a State Debt - Prince George's County - Camp Springs Elks Lodge No. 2332.

SB1221  Sen Serafini.  Public School Construction - Incentive Program and Pilot Program - Established.

SB1222  Sen Klausmeier.  Emergency Medical Care - Administration of Opioid Antidotes - Immunity.

SB1223  Sen Klausmeier.  Controlled Dangerous Substances Registration - Authorized Providers - Continuing Medical Education.

SB1224  Sen Serafini.  Procurement - Prevailing Wage - Modifications.

SB1225  Sen Astle.  Anne Arundel County - Short-Term Residential Rentals - Taxation and Regulation.

SB1226  Sen Jennings, et al.  Primary and Secondary Schools - Armed School Resource Officers.

SB1227  Sen Ready.  State Education Aid - Mandated Educational Requirements - County Board Opt-Out.

SB1228  Sen Nathan-Pulliam.  Creation of a State Debt - Baltimore City - Shake and Bake Family Fun Center.

SB1229  Sen Robinson.  Public Institutions of Higher Education - Family Members of Killed or Disabled First Responders - Tuition Exemption (Sean Suiter Act).

SB1230  Sen Robinson.  Task Force to Investigate the Challenges of and Opportunities for Minorities in Business - Report and Sunset Extension.

SB1231  Sen Madaleno, et al.  Human Services - Temporary Disability Assistance Program.

SB1232  Sens Young and Hough.  Creation of a State Debt - Frederick County - The Ranch.

SB1233  Sen Robinson.  Creation of a State Debt - Baltimore City - Carver Vocational Technical High School Sports Field and Complex.

SB1234  Sen Klausmeier.  Procurement - State Vehicle Fleet - Zero-Emission Vehicles.

SB1235  Sen Jennings.  Income Tax Credit - Preservation and Conservation Easements - Credit Transfer.

SB1236  Chr PSTE Subc, Budget and Taxation Comm.  Public-Private Partnerships - Transportation Facility Projects - Environmental Impact Statement.

SB1237  Sen Eckardt, et al.  Natural Resources - Public Shellfish Fishery Area - Standards.

SB1238  Sen Klausmeier.  Family Law - Grandparent Visitation.

SB1239  Sen Smith.  Appointment or Designation of Standby Guardian - Immigration Action Against a Parent.

SB1240  Sen Conway.  General Provisions - Commemorative Days and Months - Post-Traumatic Stress Injury Awareness.

SB1241  Sen Conway.  Baltimore City - Independent Institutions of Higher Education - Police Force.

SB1242  Sen Conway.  Burial Sites - Access, Disinterment, Criminal Penalties, and Tax Credit.

SB1243  Sen DeGrange, et al.  21st Century School Facilities Act.

SB1244  Sen Klausmeier.  Motor Vehicles - Video Toll Violation - Hearing Venue.

SB1245  Sen Ramirez.  Creation of a State Debt - Prince George's County - Mount Rainier Civic Center.

SB1246  Sen Zirkin.  Criminal Procedure - Partial Expungement.

SB1247  Sen Miller.  Creation of a State Debt - Prince George's County - St. Thomas Methodist Church Restoration.

SB1248  Sen Eckardt.  Small, Minority, and Women-Owned Businesses Account - Funding.

SB1249  Sen Rosapepe.  Prince George's County - School Facilities and Public Safety Surcharges - Maryland Transit Administration Station.

SB1250  Sen Lee.  Criminal Law - Threat of Mass Violence and Deadly Weapons on Public School Property.

SB1251  Caroline County Senators.  Property Tax - Municipal Corporations - Electricity Generation Facilities - Negotiated Payments in Lieu of Taxes.

SB1252  Sens Peters and Jennings.  Employees' and Teachers' Retirement and Pension Systems - Reemployment Earnings Limitation.

SB1253  Sen Peters.  Program Open Space - Definition of Local Governing Body - Alteration.

SB1254  Sen Ramirez.  Criminal Law - Crimes Related to Licensed Gaming - Penalties.

SB1255  Sen Nathan-Pulliam, et al.  Public Health - Opioids - Dispensing Requirement.

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Chapter

CH0005  Executive Order 01.01.2018.04  Governor Lawrence J. Hogan, Jr.  Reorganization of State Government – Office of Small Business Regulatory Assistance

[18-06-41]

 

The Judiciary

COMMISSION ON JUDICIAL DISABILITIES

NOTICE OF PUBLIC CHARGES AND RESCHEDULED HEARING IN THE MATTER OF JUDGE PAUL G. GOETZKE
CJD 2016-083

The Commission on Judicial Disabilities will hold a hearing to consider Charges brought against Judge Paul G. Goetzke in the above-captioned case on May 15, 2018, beginning at 10 a.m.  The place of the hearing is in Courtroom No. 1 of the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland, Robert C. Murphy Courts of Appeal Building, 361 Rowe Boulevard, Second Floor, Annapolis, Maryland.  The hearing is open to the public. 

The previously scheduled hearing dates for March 13, 14, 15, and 16, 2018 are cancelled.

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

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

[18-06-30]

 

COURT OF APPEALS OF MARYLAND

DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS

     This is to certify that by an Opinion and Order of the Court of Appeals dated January 19, 2018, EDWARD SMITH, JR., 2225 Saint Paul Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21218, has been disbarred, effective February 19, 2018 from the further practice of law in the State, and his name as an attorney at law has been stricken from the register of attorneys in this Court (Maryland Rule 19-761).

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     This is to certify that by an Opinion and Order of the Court of Appeals dated March 2, 2018, GREGORY ALLEN SLATE, P.O. Box 21020, Washington, DC 20009, has been disbarred, effective immediately from the further practice of law in the State, and his name as an attorney at law has been stricken from the register of attorneys in this Court (Maryland Rule 19-761).

[18-06-35]

 

 

Final Action on Regulations

 

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Title 05
DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Subtitle 06 HOUSING INSURANCE

Notice of Final Action

[17-195-F]

On February 18, 2018, the Secretary of Housing and Community Development adopted:

(1) Amendments to Regulation .04 under COMAR 05.06.01 Maryland Housing Fund—Multifamily Program;

(2) Amendments to Regulation .04 under COMAR 05.06.06 Single Family Insurance Program; and

(3) New Regulations .01—.09 under a new chapter, COMAR 05.06.09 Business Reserve Insurance.

This action, which was proposed for adoption in 44:26 Md. R. 1216—1219 (December 22, 2107), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: March 26, 2018.

KENNETH C. HOLT
Secretary of Housing and Community Development

 

Title 08
DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

Subtitle 02 FISHERIES SERVICE

08.02.01 General

Authority: Natural Resources Article, §4-215, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[18-027-F-I]

On March 6, 2018, the Secretary of Natural Resources adopted amendments to Regulation .01 under COMAR 08.02.01 General. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 45:2 Md. R. 72—73 (January 19, 2018), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: March 26, 2018.

MARK J. BELTON
Secretary of Natural Resources

 

Subtitle 02 FISHERIES SERVICE

08.02.01 General

Authority: Natural Resources Article, §4-701, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[18-021-F]

On March 6, 2018, the Secretary of Natural Resources adopted amendments to Regulation .05 under COMAR 08.02.01 General. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 45:2 Md. R. 73 (January 19, 2018), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: March 26, 2018.

MARK J. BELTON
Secretary of Natural Resources

 

Subtitle 02 FISHERIES SERVICE

08.02.01 General

Authority: Natural Resources Article, §4-214, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[18-029-F]

On March 6, 2018, the Secretary of Natural Resources adopted amendments to Regulation .07 under COMAR 08.02.01 General. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 45:2 Md. R. 74—75 (January 19, 2018), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: March 26, 2018.

MARK J. BELTON
Secretary of Natural Resources

 

Subtitle 02 FISHERIES SERVICE

08.02.03 Crabs

Authority: Natural Resources Article, §§4-803 and 4-810, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[18-028-F]

On March 6, 2018, the Secretary of Natural Resources adopted amendments to Regulations .08 and .14 under 08.02.03 Crabs. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 45:2 Md. R. 75—76 (January 19, 2018), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: March 26, 2018.

MARK J. BELTON
Secretary of Natural Resources

 

Subtitle 02 FISHERIES SERVICE

Notice of Final Action

[18-030-F]

On March 6, 2018, the Secretary of Natural Resources adopted:

(1) New Regulation .17 under COMAR 08.02.05 Fish; and

(2) Amendments to Regulation .03 under COMAR 08.02.12 Endangered and Threatened Fish Species.

This action, which was proposed for adoption in 45:2 Md. R. 76—78 (January 19, 2018), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: March 26, 2018.

MARK J. BELTON
Secretary of Natural Resources

 

Subtitle 02 FISHERIES SERVICE

08.02.11 Fishing in Nontidal Waters

Authority: Natural Resources Article, §4-602, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[18-023-F]

On March 6, 2018, the Secretary of Natural Resources adopted amendments to Regulation .01 under COMAR 08.02.11 Fishing in Nontidal Waters. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 45:2 Md. R. 78 (January 19, 2018), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: March 26, 2018.

MARK J. BELTON
Secretary of Natural Resources

 

Subtitle 02 FISHERIES SERVICE

08.02.15 Striped Bass

Authority: Natural Resources Article, §§4-215, 4-2A-03, 4-701, 4-704,
4-704.1, 4-731, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[18-024-F]

On March 6, 2018, the Secretary of Natural Resources adopted amendments to Regulations .04 and .07 under COMAR 08.02.15 Striped Bass. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 45:2 Md. R. 79—81 (January 19, 2018), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: March 26, 2018.

MARK J. BELTON
Secretary of Natural Resources

 

Subtitle 02 FISHERIES SERVICE

08.02.15 Striped Bass

Authority: Natural Resources Article, §§4-215, 4-2A-03, 4-732, and 4-745, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[18-025-F]

On March 6, 2018, the Secretary of Natural Resources adopted amendments to Regulations .08 and .11 under COMAR 08.02.15 Striped Bass. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 45:2 Md. R. 81—82 (January 19, 2018), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: March 26, 2018.

MARK J. BELTON
Secretary of Natural Resources

Subtitle 02 FISHERIES SERVICE

08.02.25 Gear

Authority: Natural Resources Article, §4-221, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[18-026-F]

On March 6, 2018, the Secretary of Natural Resources adopted amendments to Regulation .01 under COMAR 08.02.25 Gear. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 45:2 Md. R. 83 (January 19, 2018), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: March 26, 2018.

MARK J. BELTON
Secretary of Natural Resources

 

Title 09
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING, AND REGULATION

Subtitle 10 RACING COMMISSION

09.10.03 Prohibited Acts

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

Notice of Final Action

[17-272-F]

On February 22, 2018, the Maryland Racing Commission adopted amendments to Regulation .01-1 under COMAR 09.10.03 Prohibited Acts. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 44:23 Md. R. 1083 (November 13, 2017), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: March 26, 2018.

J. MICHAEL HOPKINS
Executive Director
Maryland Racing Commission

 

Title 10
MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

Subtitle 06 DISEASES

10.06.07 Sexually Transmitted Infections — Expedited Partner Therapy for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and Trichomoniasis

Authority: Health-General Article, §§2-104(b), 18-102, 18-201, 18-202, and 18-214.1, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[17-298-F]

     On February 28, 2018, the Secretary of Health adopted amendments to Regulations .01, .02, .05, and .06 and new Regulation .04-1 under COMAR 10.06.07 Sexually Transmitted Infections — Expedited Partner Therapy for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and Trichomoniasis. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 44:26 Md. R. 1221—1222 (December 22, 2017), has been adopted as proposed.

     Effective Date: March 26, 2018.

ROBERT R. NEALL
Secretary of Health

 

Subtitle 08 HEALTH FACILITIES GRANTS

Notice of Final Action

[17-275-F]

On February 20, 2018, the Secretary of Health adopted amendments to:

(1) Regulations .03, .04, .06, .08, and .09 under COMAR 10.08.01 Construction Funds for Public and Nonprofit Nursing Homes;

(2) Regulations .03, .05, .07, and .09 under COMAR 10.08.02 Construction Funds for Public and Nonprofit Community Mental Health, Addiction, and Developmental Disabilities Facilities;

(3) Regulations .02, .04, .06, and .08 under COMAR 10.08.03 Construction Funds for Public and Nonprofit Adult Day Care Centers;

(4) Regulations .02, .05, and .10 under COMAR 10.08.04 Construction Funds for Public and Nonprofit Assisted Living Facilities; and

(5) Regulations .02, .05, and .10 under COMAR 10.08.05 Construction Funds for Federally Qualified Health Centers.

This action, which was proposed for adoption in 44:23 Md. R. 1098—1100 (November 13, 2017), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: March 26, 2018.

ROBERT R. NEALL
Secretary of Health

 

Subtitle 09 MEDICAL CARE PROGRAMS

10.09.22 Free-Standing Dialysis Facility Services

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

Notice of Final Action

[17-319-F]

On February 28, 2018, the Secretary of Health adopted amendments to Regulations .01 and .03—.05, the repeal of existing Regulation .06, amendments to and the recodification of existing Regulations .07—.09 to be Regulations .06—.08, and the recodification of existing Regulations .10 and .11 to be Regulations .09 and .10 under COMAR 10.09.22 Free-Standing Dialysis Facility Services. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 45:1 Md. R. 19—20 (January 5, 2018), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: March 26, 2018.

ROBERT R. NEALL
Secretary of Health

 

Subtitle 09 MEDICAL CARE PROGRAMS

10.09.49 Telehealth Services

Authority: Health-General Article, §§2-104(b), 15-103, 15-105, and
15-105.2(b), Annotated Code of Maryland; Ch. 280, Acts of 2013; Ch. 366, Acts of 2016; Ch. 367, Acts of 2016

Notice of Final Action

[17-300-F]

On February 20, 2018, the Secretary of Health adopted amendments to Regulation .07 under COMAR 10.09.49 Telehealth Services. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 44:26 Md. R. 1224—1225 (December 22, 2017), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: March 26, 2018.

ROBERT R. NEALL
Secretary of Health

 

Subtitle 09 MEDICAL CARE PROGRAMS

10.09.65 Maryland Medicaid Managed Care Program: Managed Care Organizations

Authority: Health-General Article, §§2-104, 15-102.3, and 15-103; Insurance Article, §§15-112, 15-605, and 15-1008; Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[18-005-F]

On February 28, 2018, the Secretary of Health adopted amendments to Regulation .19 under COMAR 10.09.65 Maryland Medicaid Managed Care Program: Managed Care Organizations. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 45:1 Md. R. 24—28 (January 5, 2018), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: March 26, 2018.

ROBERT R. NEALL
Secretary of Health

 

Subtitle 09 MEDICAL CARE PROGRAMS

10.09.70 Maryland Medicaid Managed Care Program: Non-Capitated Covered Services

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

Notice of Final Action

[18-008-F]

On February 28, 2018, the Secretary of Health adopted amendments to Regulation .02 under COMAR 10.09.70 Maryland Medicaid Managed Care Program: Non-Capitated Covered Services. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 45:1 Md. R. 34—35 (January 5, 2018), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: March 26, 2018.

ROBERT R. NEALL
Secretary of Health

 

Notice of Final Action

[17-311-F]

On February 18, 2018, the Secretary of Health adopted:

(1) Amendments to Regulations .02—.05 under COMAR 10.13.01 Dispensing of Prescription Drugs by a Licensee;

(2) Amendments to Regulation .04 under COMAR 10.32.12 Delegation of Acts by a Licensed Physician to an Assistant Not Otherwise Authorized under the Health Occupations Article or the Education Article; and

(3) New Regulations .01—.19 under a new chapter, COMAR 10.32.23 Permits for the Dispensing of Prescription Drugs.

This action, which was proposed for adoption in 44:26 Md. R. 1225—1229 (December 22, 2017), has been adopted with the nonsubstantive changes shown below.

Effective Date: March 26, 2018.

Attorney General's Certification

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

COMAR 10.13.01.02B(2)(b)(v), COMAR 10.32.23.02B(3) and COMAR 10.32.23.15B: Cross-references corrected.

 

Subtitle 13 DRUGS

10.13.01 Dispensing of Prescription Drugs by a Licensee

Authority: Health Occupations Article, §§12-102 and 12-102.1, Annotated Code of Maryland

.02 Definitions.

A. (text unchanged)

B. Terms Defined.

(1) (text unchanged)

(2) Final Check.

(a) (proposed text unchanged)

(b) “Final check” includes the assumption of responsibility for the filled prescription, including verifying the:

(i)(iv) (proposed text unchanged)

(v) Labeling that complies with Health Occupations Article, [[§12-205]] §12-505, Annotated Code of Maryland; and

(vi) (proposed text unchanged)

(3)—(5) (text unchanged)

 

Subtitle 32 BOARD OF PHYSICIANS

10.32.23 Permits for the Dispensing of Prescription Drugs

Authority: Health Occupations Article, §§12-102, 14-205, 14-306, 14-404, and 14-408 [[and]]; State Government Article, §§10-206 and 10-226, Annotated Code of Maryland[[.]]

.02 Definitions.

A. (proposed text unchanged)

B. Terms Defined.

(1)(2) (proposed text unchanged)

(3) “Dispense” has the meaning stated in Health Occupations Article, [[§12-101(h)]] §12-101, Annotated Code of Maryland.

(4)(13) (proposed text unchanged)

.15 Summary Suspension of Dispensing Permit.

A. (proposed text unchanged)

B. Procedures for summary suspension shall be governed by COMAR [[10.32.02.05]] 10.32.02.08.

ROBERT R. NEALL
Secretary of Health

 

Subtitle 13 DRUGS

10.13.05 AIDS Education Program for Persons Convicted of Drug/Sex-Related Crimes

Authority: Health-General Article, §18-339; Criminal Law Article, §5-906; Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[17-301-F]

On February 28, 2018, the Secretary of Health adopted the repeal of Regulations .01—.06 under COMAR 10.13.05 AIDS Education Program for Persons Convicted of Drug/Sex-Related Crimes. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 44:26 Md. R. 1229 (December 22, 2017), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: March 26, 2018.

ROBERT R. NEALL
Secretary of Health

 

Subtitle 14 CANCER CONTROL

10.14.06 Cigarette Restitution Fund Program

Authority: Health-General Article, §§2-104, 13-1001—13-1014, and 13-1101—13-1119, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[18-001-F]

On February 20, 2018, the Secretary of Health adopted amendments to Regulations .01—.04 under COMAR 10.14.06 Cigarette Restitution Fund Program. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 45:1 Md. R. 35—36 (January 5, 2018), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: March 26, 2018.

ROBERT R. NEALL
Secretary of Health

 

Subtitle 32 BOARD OF PHYSICIANS

10.32.03 Delegation of Duties by a Licensed Physician—Physician Assistant

Authority: Health Occupations Article, §§14-205 and 15-302, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[17-303-F]

On February 22, 2018, the Secretary of Health adopted amendments to Regulation .07 under COMAR 10.32.03 Delegation of Duties by a Licensed Physician—Physician Assistant. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 44:26 Md. R. 1234 (December 22, 2018), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: March 26, 2018.

ROBERT R. NEALL
Secretary of Health

 

Subtitle 54 SPECIAL SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION PROGRAM FOR WOMEN, INFANTS, AND CHILDREN (WIC)

10.54.02 Local Agency

Authority: Health-General Article, §18-108, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[18-003-F]

On March 5, 2018, the Secretary of Health adopted amendments to Regulation .18 under COMAR 10.54.02 Local Agency. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 45:1 Md. R. 36—37 (January 5, 2018), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: March 26, 2018.

ROBERT R. NEALL
Secretary of Health

 

Subtitle 55 STATE BOARD OF SPINAL CORD INJURY RESEARCH

10.55.01 Administration of Spinal Cord Injury Trust Fund

Authority: Health-General Article, §§13-1401—13-1407, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[17-304-F]

On February 28, 2018, the Secretary of Health adopted the repeal in its entirety Subtitle 55 State Board of Spinal Cord Injury Research. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 44:26 Md. R. 1235 (December 22, 2017), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: March 26, 2018.

ROBERT R. NEALL
Secretary of Health

 

Title 11
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Subtitle 24 STATE RAIL SAFETY OVERSIGHT

Notice of Final Action

[18-018-F]

On March 6, 2018, the Maryland Department of Transportation Office of the Secretary adopted the following new chapters under a new subtitle, Subtitle 24 State Rail Safety Oversight:

(1) Regulation .01 under COMAR 11.24.01 Federal Transit Administration Regulations;

(2) Regulations .01—.04 under COMAR 11.24.02 State Safety Oversight Authority;

(3) Regulation .01 under COMAR 11.24.03 Inspections and Audits; and

(4) Regulations .01—.05 under COMAR 11.24.04 Rules Compliance Violations.

This action, which was proposed for adoption in 45:02 Md. R. 118—121 (January 19, 2018), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: March 26, 2018.

PETE K. RAHN
Secretary of Transportation

 

Title 21
STATE PROCUREMENT REGULATIONS

Subtitle 12 PROCUREMENT OF ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES AND ENGINEERING SERVICES

Notice of Final Action

[18-022-F]

On March 9, 2018, the Secretary of General Services and the Secretary of Transportation adopted:

(1) Amendments to Regulation .01 under COMAR 21.12.01 General;

(2) Amendments to Regulations .01 and .02, the repeal of existing Regulations .03.14, and new Regulations .03—.09 under COMAR 21.12.02 Department of Transportation and Department of General Services; A/E Services exceeding $200,000;

(3) Amendments to Regulation .01 under COMAR 21.12.03 Department of Transportation and Department of General Services; A/E Services $200,000 or Less;

(4) The repeal of Regulations .01—.15 under COMAR 21.12.04 Department of General Services; A/E Services Exceeding $200,000; and

(5) The repeal of Regulation .01 under COMAR 21.12.05 Department of General Services A/E Services $200,000 or Less.

This action, which was proposed for adoption in 45:2 Md. R. 123—129 (January 19, 2018) has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: March 26, 2018.

ELLINGTON E. CHURCHILL
Secretary of General Services

 

PETE K. RAHN
Secretary of Transportation

 

Proposed Action on Regulations

 

Title 24
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Subtitle 05 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

24.05.24 One Maryland Economic Development Tax Credits

Authority: Economic Development Article, Title 6, Subtitle 4, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Proposed Action

[18-037-P]

The Secretary of Commerce proposes to repeal existing Regulations .01—.13 and adopt new Regulations .01—.13 under COMAR 24.05.24 One Maryland Economic Development Tax Credits.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to repeal the existing chapter of regulations and adopt a new chapter of regulations in order to meet current statutory requirements, correspond with the Department's existing administrative practices, and clarify the timing of project eligibility.

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 Mark Vulcan, Program Manager, Department of Commerce, 410 E. Pratt St., 17th Fl., Baltimore, MD 21202, or call 410-767-6438, or email to mark.vulcan@maryland.gov, or fax to 410-333-6391. Comments will be accepted through April 16, 2018. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

.01 Scope and Administration.

Certification for the tax credits is administered by the Secretary of Commerce. The Comptroller of the Treasury, the Department of Assessments and Taxation, and the Insurance Commissioner shall administer the tax credits.

.02 Definitions.

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

B. Terms Defined.

(1) "Act" means Economic Development Article, Title 6, Subtitle 4, Annotated Code of Maryland.

(2) Central Administrative Offices.

(a) "Central administrative offices" means a facility where a business entity's central management or administrative functions are handled on either a regional or national basis.

(b) "Central administrative offices" includes offices or locations in its region where functions such as personnel, planning, general management, accounting and financial, purchasing, advertising, legal, data processing, and research and development are performed.

(3) "Central financial, real estate, or insurance services" means the performance of central management or administrative functions for a business entity engaged in financial, real estate, or insurance services.

(4) "Central management or administrative functions" includes general management, accounting, information technology, purchasing, transportation or shipping, advertising, legal, financial, and research and development.

(5) "Company headquarters" means a facility where the majority of a business entity's financial, personnel, legal, and planning functions are handled either on a regional or national basis.

(6) “Credit year” means the first taxable year in which an eligible economic development project is placed in service and each taxable year thereafter in which the qualified business entity is eligible to use a project tax credit or a start-up tax credit.

(7) "Department" means the Department of Commerce.

(8) "Eligible economic development project" means an economic development project establishing or expanding a business facility within a qualified distressed county that is approved by the Secretary to receive the tax credits under this chapter.

(9) Eligible Project Costs.

(a) "Eligible project costs" means up to $5,000,000 of costs and expenses incurred by a qualified business entity in connection with the acquisition, construction, rehabilitation, installation, and equipping of an eligible economic development project.

(b) "Eligible project costs" includes:

(i) The costs of acquiring, constructing, rehabilitating, installing, and equipping the eligible economic development project, including obligations incurred for labor and to contractors, subcontractors, builders, and materialmen;

(ii) The costs of acquiring land or rights in land, and costs incidental to acquiring land or rights in land, to the extent that the amount of land acquired is reasonably necessary for the eligible economic development project;

(iii) The costs of contract bonds and insurance that are required or necessary during the acquisition, construction, or installation of the eligible economic development project;

(iv) The costs of architectural and engineering services, including test borings, surveys, estimates, plans and specifications, preliminary investigations, environmental mitigation, and supervision of construction;

(v) The costs for the performance of all the duties required by or consequent to the acquisition, construction, and installation of the eligible economic development project;

(vi) The costs required for the installation of utilities such as water, sewer, sewer treatment, gas, electricity, communications, railroads, and similar facilities;

(vii) The interest costs before and during the acquisition, construction, installation, and equipment of the eligible economic development project and for a period of up to 2 years after completing the eligible economic development project;

(viii) The costs, expenses, and fees incurred in connection with the financing of the eligible economic development project, including legal, accounting, financial, printing, recording, filing costs, fees, and expenses;

(ix) The costs of obtaining bond insurance, letters of credit, or other forms of credit enhancement or liquidity facilities;

(x) The cost of the land on which an existing building is located, the cost of renovating or upgrading existing improvements to real property, and other costs specifically permitted under this chapter;

(xi) If approved in writing by the Secretary, a portion of the value of a capitalized lease for a newly constructed or purchased asset, so long as that portion is directly related to the eligible project costs, including only those interest costs described in §B(9)(b)(vii) of this regulation, actually expended on the asset after notice to the Department, but the portion of the value of a capitalized lease that is attributable to other interest costs and lease fees is not an eligible project cost; and

(xii) If approved in writing by the Secretary, the present value of that portion of the value of a long term lease expense that is directly related to eligible project costs, including only those interest costs described in §B(9)(b)(vii) of this regulation, that are actually expended on the real property portion of the eligible economic development project after notice to the Department.

(c) "Eligible project costs" does not include:

(i) Any costs incurred by a business entity before notifying the Department of its intent to seek certification as qualifying for the tax credit under this chapter;

(ii) Any costs incurred in dealings between related parties;

(iii) Any costs paid for with local, State, or federal government funds unless those funds are the proceeds of a loan that will be repaid by the business entity;

(iv) The cost of acquiring an existing building or improvement, unless the Secretary determines that the acquisition of the existing building or improvement is being made in connection with a project to reuse a vacant or underused facility, including the reuse of a property determined by the Department under Economic Development Article, §5-338, Annotated Code of Maryland, to be a qualified brownfields site; or

(v) Any costs of acquiring vehicles to be used in whole or in part off the premises of an eligible economic development project.

(10) Eligible Start-Up Costs.

(a) "Eligible start-up costs" means up to a total of $500,000 of a company's:

(i) Costs to furnish and equip a new location for ordinary business functions, including computers, the initial software needed to operate the computers or other computerized equipment, nonrecurring costs of fixed telecommunications equipment, furnishings, and office equipment; and

(ii) Reasonable expenditures for moving costs, separation costs, including severance pay and lease cancellation charges, and any other reasonable expenditures incurred by a company directly related to a move from an existing location outside of Maryland to a location in a qualified distressed county in Maryland.

(b) "Eligible start-up costs" does not include any costs incurred by a business entity before notifying the Department of its intent to seek certification as qualifying for the tax credit under this chapter or after the date which is 3 years after the date on which the qualified business entity began construction, acquisition, or installment of the eligible economic development project.

(11) "Federal minimum wage" means the wage established by the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 as amended from time to time. For purposes of the tax credit, hourly wages may include bonuses and commissions, prorated on an hourly basis, if these bonuses and commissions are reported on the W-2 Wage and Tax Statements of the qualified employees.

(12) "Full-time position" means a position requiring an employee to work at least 840 hours during at least 24 weeks in a 6-month period.

(13) "Person" means an individual, corporation, business trust, partnership, limited liability company, association, two or more persons having a joint or common interest, or any other legal or commercial entity.

(14) “Placed in service” means the date on which an eligible economic development project meets all of the requirements to receive a project tax credit or a start-up tax credit.

(15) "Project tax credit" means the tax credit for up to $5,000,000 in eligible project costs as further described in Regulation .07 of this chapter.

(16) "Qualified business entity" means a person that:

(a) Conducts or operates a trade or business in Maryland or is an organization operating in Maryland that is exempt from taxation under §501(c)(3) or (4) of the Internal Revenue Code;

(b) Establishes or expands a business facility that is located:

(i) In a qualified distressed county in the State; and

(ii) Within a priority funding area under State Finance and Procurement Article, §5-7B-02, Annotated Code of Maryland, or is eligible for funding outside of a priority funding area under State Finance and Procurement Article, §5-7B-05 or 5-7B-06, Annotated Code of Maryland;

(c) During any 24-month period occurring within the period beginning on the date of notification of an intent to seek certification and ending 24 months after a project is completed, creates at least 25 qualified positions at the new or expanded business facility; and

(d) Is certified by the Secretary under Regulation .04 of this chapter as qualifying for the tax credits under this chapter.

(17) "Qualified distressed county" has the meaning stated in Economic Development Article, §1-101, Annotated Code of Maryland.

(18) "Qualified employee" means an employee filling a qualified position and who either is physically present in the qualified distressed county for a majority of the employee's work time or begins and ends the employee’s work day in the qualified distressed county.

(19) Qualified Position.

(a) "Qualified position" means a position that:

(i) Is a full-time position;

(ii) Is of indefinite duration;

(iii) Pays at least 150 percent of the federal minimum wage;

(iv) Is located in a qualified distressed county in Maryland;

(v) Is newly created, as a result of the establishment or expansion of a business facility in one location in the qualified distressed county; and

(vi) Is filled.

(b) "Qualified position" does not include a position that is:

(i) Created when an employment function is shifted from an existing business facility of the business entity located in Maryland to another business facility of the same business entity if the position does not represent a net new job in the State;

(ii) Created through a change in ownership of a trade or business or acquisition of existing assets;

(iii) Created through a consolidation, merger, or restructuring of a business entity if the position does not represent a net new job in the State;

(iv) Created when an employment function is contractually shifted from an existing business entity located in the State to another business entity if the position does not represent a net new job in the State;

(v) Filled for a period of less than 12 months;

(vi) A temporary training position; or

(vii) Filled before the business entity has notified the Department in writing of its intent to seek certification for a tax credit.

(c) "Qualified position" includes a permanent position which is filled by hiring a successful trainee from a temporary training position that does not exceed 3 months in length.

(20) "Recreational business" means a business providing facilities for golf, water sports, skiing, or other similar sports or recreation activities, excluding adult entertainment.

(21) "Resort" means a lodging facility that includes, or is closely associated with, a recreational business, excluding adult entertainment.

(22) "Secretary" means the Secretary of Commerce or the Secretary's designee.

(23) "Start-up tax credit" means the tax credit for up to $500,000 in eligible start-up costs as further described in Regulation .06 of this chapter.

(24) "Tax credit" means the One Maryland Economic Development Tax Credits, including either the start-up tax credit or the project tax credit or both.

.03 Notification Required.

A business entity shall notify the Department in writing of its intent to seek certification for a tax credit before:

A. Hiring any qualified employees to fill the 25 qualified positions necessary to satisfy the employment threshold required to qualify for the tax credit; and

B. Incurring any costs or expenses for which it intends to take a tax credit.

.04 Certification Procedures.

A. Application.

(1) To obtain a preliminary certification as a qualified business entity, a business entity may apply to the Department on an application approved by the Department.

(2) To be certified as a qualified business entity, a business entity shall submit the information required in Regulation .11 of this chapter to the Department on an application approved by the Department.

B. The Department may require any information required by this chapter to be verified by a certified public accountant selected by the qualified business entity.

C. The Secretary shall determine whether or not to approve a tax credit for a business entity and shall deny approval of a tax credit if:

(1) The business entity has failed to meet the qualifications for the tax credit; or

(2) Approving the tax credit would have a significant deleterious effect on another State location, county, or region by inducing a business entity to move a substantial number of existing positions from an existing State location to a project in a qualified distressed county.

D. A qualified business entity shall obtain and submit to the appropriate State taxing agency with the tax return on which the credit is claimed, certification from the Secretary that the entity has met the tax credit requirements and is eligible for the credit.

E. A project in a county that loses its eligibility as a qualified distressed county is eligible for a tax credit if:

(1) The county qualified as a qualified distressed county on the earlier of the date on which the:

(a) Business entity notified the Department in writing that it intended to apply for a tax credit for a project in that county; or

(b) Qualified business entity provided a written application to the Department for a tax credit for a project in that county; and

(2) The qualified business entity meets the project timing requirements set forth in Regulation .08 of this chapter.

.05 Eligible Business Activities.

A. To qualify for a tax credit, a qualified business entity shall establish or expand a business facility in the State that is primarily engaged in one or more of the following qualifying activities:

(1) Manufacturing;

(2) Mining;

(3) Transportation;

(4) Communications;

(5) Filmmaking;

(6) Resort/recreational business (excluding adult entertainment);

(7) Agriculture;

(8) Forestry;

(9) Fishing;

(10) Research, development, or testing;

(11) Biotechnology;

(12) Computer programming, information technology, or other computer-related services;

(13) Central financial, real estate, or insurance services;

(14) The operation of central administrative offices or a company headquarters;

(15) A public utility;

(16) Warehousing; or

(17) Business services.

B. In determining whether a business facility is engaged in a qualifying activity, the Department may consider the definitions set forth in the U.S. Office of Management and Budget's Standard North American Industrial Classification Manual.

.06 Start-Up Tax Credit.

A. Eligibility. A qualified business entity may claim a start-up tax credit in the amount provided in §C of this regulation.

B. Limit. The start-up tax credit for a qualified business entity and all of its related entities and successors may not exceed $500,000 for an eligible economic development project.  In extraordinary circumstances, the Secretary may make a written determination approving the maximum start-up tax credit for more than one proposed project in the same qualified distressed county if the proposed project is beyond the scope of the original project and is of significant value to the county due to number of jobs to be created, quality of jobs, job training programs to be offered, or other economic development factors.

C. Calculation. The start-up tax credit allowed for eligible start-up costs for each credit year equals the lesser of:

(1) 100 percent of the qualified business entity's eligible start-up costs associated with an eligible economic development project, less the amount of the credit allowed with respect to the eligible economic development project for prior credit years; or

(2) The product of multiplying $10,000 times the number of qualified employees employed at the new or expanded business facility.

D. Application of Start-Up Tax Credit Against Taxes.

(1) If the tax credits allowed under this regulation for the first credit year exceeds the total tax otherwise due from the qualified business entity for that credit year, the qualified business entity may apply the excess as a credit for succeeding credit years until the earlier of the:

(a) Full amount of the excess is used; or

(b) Expiration of the 14th credit year following the first credit year.

(2) Subject to the limitation based on the amount of qualified employee withholding under §D(3) of this regulation and subject to §D(4) of this regulation, for any credit year after the 4th credit year following the first credit year but before the 15th credit year following the first credit year, the qualified business entity may claim a refund in the amount, if any, by which the qualified business entity's eligible start-up costs exceed the cumulative amount used as a tax credit under this section for the credit year and all prior credit years.

(3) For any credit year, the total amount claimed as a refund as provided in this section may not exceed the amount of taxes that the qualified business entity is required to withhold and has actually remitted for the credit year from the wages of qualified employees under Tax-General Article, §10-908, Annotated Code of Maryland.

(4) If the pay for the majority of the qualified positions created as a result of the establishment or expansion of a business facility is at least 250 percent of the federal minimum wage, the provisions of §D(2) of this regulation shall apply beginning with the credit year after the 2nd credit year following the first credit year.

.07 Project Tax Credit.

A. Eligibility. A qualified business entity may claim a project tax credit for the costs of an eligible economic development project in a qualified distressed county if the amount of the qualified business entity's total eligible project costs for the eligible economic development project is at least $500,000.

B. Limit. The project tax credit for a qualified business entity and all of its related entities and successors may not exceed $5,000,000 for an eligible economic development project.  In extraordinary circumstances, the Secretary may make a written determination approving the maximum project tax credit for more than one proposed project in the same qualified distressed county if the proposed project is beyond the scope of the original project and is of significant value to the county due to number of jobs to be created, quality of jobs, job training programs to be offered, or other economic development factors.

C. Calculation.

(1) Subject to the limitation under §C(2) of this regulation, the project tax credit allowed for an eligible economic development project is equal to 100 percent of the eligible project costs for the eligible economic development project, less the amount of the credit allowed with respect to the eligible economic development project for prior credit years.

(2) Except as provided in §D(1) and (2) of this regulation, the credit allowed under this regulation for any credit year may not exceed the State tax for the credit year on the qualified business entity's income generated by or arising out of the eligible economic development project (the "project income"), as determined by the Comptroller and the Department of Assessments and Taxation.

D. Application of Project Tax Credit Against Taxes.

(1) If the eligible project costs for the eligible economic development project exceed the State tax on the qualified business entity's income generated by or arising out of the eligible economic development project for the first credit year, the qualified business entity may apply any excess as a credit for succeeding credit years against the State tax on the qualified business entity's project income until the earlier of the:

(a) Full amount of the excess is used; or

(b) Expiration of the 14th credit year following the first credit year.

(2) In addition to taking the tax credit against State tax on project income, subject to the limitations under §§D(3), E, and F of this regulation, and subject to §D(4) of this regulation, for any credit year after the 4th credit year following the first credit year, but before the 15th credit year following the first credit year, a qualified business entity other than a person subject to taxation under Insurance Article, Title 6, Annotated Code of Maryland:

(a) May apply any excess of eligible project costs for the eligible economic development project over the cumulative amount used as a tax credit under this section for the credit year and all prior credit years as a tax credit against the State tax for the credit year on the qualified business entity's income other than income generated by or arising out of the eligible economic development project (the "non-project income"); and

(b) May claim a refund in the amount, if any, by which the unused excess exceeds the State tax for the credit year on the qualified business entity's non-project income.

(3) For any credit year, the total of the amount used as a tax credit against State tax on non-project income plus the amount claimed as a refund as provided in this section may not exceed the amount of taxes that the qualified business entity is required to withhold and has actually remitted for the credit year from the wages of qualified employees under Tax-General Article, §10-908, Annotated Code of Maryland.

(4) If the pay for the majority of the qualified positions created as a result of the establishment or expansion of a business facility is at least 250 percent of the federal minimum wage, the provisions of §D(2) of this regulation shall apply beginning with the credit year after the 2nd credit year following the first credit year.

E. Insurer Ineligible for 4 years. A qualified business entity that is subject to taxation under Insurance Article, Title 6, Annotated Code of Maryland, may not claim the credit under this regulation for the first credit year or for the first 4 credit years following the first credit year.

F. Insurer Eligibility.

(1) A qualified business entity that is subject to taxation under Insurance Article, Title 6, Annotated Code of Maryland:

(a) May apply any excess of eligible project costs for the eligible economic development project over the cumulative amount used as a tax credit under this regulation for the credit year and all prior credit years as a tax credit against the premium tax imposed for the credit year; and

(b) May claim a refund in the amount, if any, by which the unused excess exceeds the premium tax for the credit year.

(2) For any credit year, the total of the amount used as a tax credit against the premium tax plus the amount claimed as a refund as provided in this regulation may not exceed the amount of taxes that the qualified business entity is required to withhold and has actually remitted for the credit year from the wages of qualified employees under Tax-General Article, §10-908, Annotated Code of Maryland.

.08 Earning the Tax Credits.

Before a qualified business entity earns a tax credit, it shall meet the following timing requirements:

A. Construction, acquisition, or installation of the project shall begin within 12 months after the earlier of the date on which the qualified business entity:

(1) Notifies the Department in writing that it intends to apply for a tax credit for a project in that county; or

(2) Provides a written application to the Department for a tax credit for a project in that county;

B. The project shall be completed no later than the date which is 3 years after the date on which the qualified business entity began construction, acquisition, or installment of the project;

C. The qualified business entity shall have created and filled at least 25 qualified positions at the project within any 24-month period occurring during the period beginning on the date of notification of an intent to seek certification and ending 24 months after completion of the project; and

D. The 25 qualified positions shall have been filled for 12 months, which need not be consecutive.

.09 Claiming the Tax Credit.

A. The same tax credit may not be claimed more than once against different taxes by the same taxpayer.

B. A tax credit may not be claimed against taxes resulting from the sale of the eligible economic development project without the written consent of the Secretary.

C. A tax credit may be claimed only once against a particular eligible economic development project.

D. An organization that is exempt from taxation under §501(c)(3) or (4) of the Internal Revenue Code may file an income tax return to claim a refund under Tax-General Article, §10-714, Annotated Code of Maryland.

E. An insurer may file for the credit on the insurance premiums tax return form.

.10 Carryover of Tax Credit.

A. A qualified business entity may carry over a tax credit to a succeeding tax year if:

(1) The tax credit allowed exceeds the total tax otherwise due from the qualified business entity; and

(2) Except as provided in §E of this regulation, the succeeding tax year, the qualified business entity continues to employ at least 25 qualified employees at the eligible economic development project.

B. A temporary vacancy in a qualified position does not constitute the abolition of that qualified position if the vacancy is filled within 4 months and not more than 10 percent of the qualified positions at the business facility are vacant at any given time.

C. A tax credit may only be carried over until the earlier of the:

(1) Full amount of the excess is used; or

(2) Expiration of the 14th credit year following the first credit year.

D. A tax credit may not be carried back to a preceding credit year.

E. A qualified business entity which has maintained at least 25 qualified employees at the eligible economic development project for at least 5 years and now employs between 10 and 24 qualified employees at the eligible economic development project, may claim a prorated share of a tax credit calculated based upon the number of qualified employees at the eligible economic development project for the credit year divided by 25.

.11 Information Required from Entity.

A. To be eligible to receive a tax credit, a business entity shall notify the Department in writing of its intent to seek certification for a tax credit as set forth in Regulation .03 of this chapter.

B. To obtain preliminary certification, the qualified business entity may provide the Department with a completed application for preliminary certification.

C. To obtain certification, the qualified business entity shall provide the Secretary with a completed application for certification, which shall contain the following:

(1) General information about the business, including name, address, contact person, federal employment identification number, North American Industrial Classification System number, and type of entity;

(2) General information about the project, including location, business activities undertaken, and project and startup costs incurred;

(3) The effective date of the start-up or expansion;

(4) For the period before the start-up or expansion, both for any existing operations at the project site and Statewide, the number of full-time employees, the number of full-time employees earning at least 150 percent of federal minimum wage, and the payroll of the existing employees;

(5) For the project, the number of qualified positions created, the number of qualified employees hired, and the payroll of those employees;

(6) A statement allowing the Department to have access to any information provided to the Comptroller or another appropriate agency by a qualified business entity in connection with eligibility for a tax credit allowed under this chapter; and

(7) Any other information that the Secretary requires.

D. By April 1 of each year after the year in which the eligible economic development project is placed in service, the qualified business entity shall provide the Department with the following information:

(1) Employment information regarding the tax year for which the credit is being claimed, the number of qualified positions created and filled by qualified employees during the tax year, whether the qualified positions still existed and were still filled by qualified employees at the end of the tax year, and whether the qualified business entity has complied with all the requirements of the Act;

(2) Information regarding the costs and expenses incurred at the eligible economic development project; and

(3) Any other information requested by the Department.

.12 Period of Availability.

The tax credit is applicable to all taxable years beginning after December 31, 1999.

.13 Waiver.

The Secretary may waive or vary particular provisions of this chapter to the extent that the waiver is not inconsistent with the Act if:

A. Conformance to the requirement of any federal, State, or local program necessitates waiver or variance of a regulation; or

B. In the determination of the Secretary, the application of a regulation in a specific case or in an emergency situation would be inequitable or contrary to the purposes of the Act.

R. MICHAEL GILL
Secretary of Commerce

 

 

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:  December 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(e) and §806.22 (f) for the time period specified above:

 

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

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation, Pad ID: EmpetD P1, ABR-201211007.R1, Harford Township, Susquehanna County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 5.0000 mgd; Approval Date: December 5, 2017.

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation, Pad ID: WoodE P1, ABR-201211008.R1, Dimock Township, Susquehanna County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 5.0000 mgd; Approval Date: December 5, 2017.

SWN Production Company, LLC, Pad ID: BOMAN PAD, ABR-201212011.R1, Jackson Township, Susquehanna County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 4.9990 mgd; Approval Date: December 5, 2017.

Pennsylvania General Energy Company, LLC, Pad ID: COP Tract 322 Pad C, ABR-201304006.1, Cummings Township, Lycoming County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 4.5000 mgd; Approval Date: December 7, 2017.

Pennsylvania General Energy Company, LLC, Pad ID: COP Tract 322 Pad E, ABR-201308002.1, Cummings Township, Lycoming County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 4.5000 mgd; Approval Date: December 7, 2017.

EXCO Resources (PA), LLC, Pad ID: COP Tract 727 (Pad 3), ABR-201211011.R1, Gallagher Township, Clinton County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 8.0000 mgd; Approval Date: December 15, 2017.

Seneca Resources Corporation, Pad ID: DCNR 100 Pad R, ABR-201304013.R1, Lewis Township, Lycoming County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 4.0000 mgd; Approval Date: December 15, 2017.

 

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

 

Dated:  February 16, 2018.

Stephanie L. Richardson
Secretary to the Commission

[18-06-20]

 

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:  December 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 ABR Issued:

Endless Mountain Energy Partners, LLC, Pad ID: SGL Tract 268-Pad B, ABR-201206010.R1, Morris Township, Tioga County, Pa.; Rescind Date: December 20, 2017.

Endless Mountain Energy Partners, LLC, Pad ID: Sturgis-B, ABR-201205019.R1, Gallagher Township, Clinton County, Pa.; Rescind Date: December 20, 2017.

 

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

 

Dated:  February 16, 2018.

 

Stephanie L. Richardson
Secretary to the Commission

[18-06-19]

 

 

General Notices

 

Notice of ADA Compliance

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

 

ADVISORY COUNCIL ON CEMETERY OPERATIONS

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: March 22, 2018, 10 a.m. — 1 p.m.

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

Contact: Deborah Rappazzo (410) 230-6229

[18-06-01]

 

COMPTROLLER OF THE TREASURY/ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE

Subject: Reduction of Bond Authorization Announcement

Add'l. Info: Pursuant to State Finance and Procurement Article, §8-128, Annotated Code of Maryland, which provides that, if within 2 years after the date of an authorization of State debt no part of the project or program for which the enabling act authorized the State debt is under contract and the Board of Public Works has not committed money for any part of the project or program, the authorization terminates unless:

     (1) The enabling act provides otherwise; or

     (2) In an emergency, the Board unanimously grants a temporary exception for a period of 1 year.

     Therefore, with Board of Public Works approval of item, #28-CGL DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL SERVICES Agenda Item, February 21, 2018, we submit for publication the following cancellation of bond authorizations in accordance with the above referenced articles:

     Montrose Center for Children & Families: Ch. 46 Acts of 2006 , as amended by Ch. 495 Acts of 2015; $5,454.89; authorized the funds for the repair, renovation, and capital equipping of the Montrose Center for Children & Families, located in Rockville (Montgomery County).

     St. Mary’s County Detention Center: Ch. 336 Acts of 2008 , as amended by Ch. 463 Acts of 2014; $314,939.72; authorized the funds to assist in the design of the Phase I addition to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center.

     Knights of St. John Woodville School Building: Ch. 485 Acts of 2009; $137.61; authorized the funds for the construction, repair, renovation, reconstruction, and capital equipping of the Knights of St. John Hall located in the former Woodville School Building, located in Prince George’s County.

     United States Colored Troops Memorial Monument: Ch. 372 Acts of 2010 , as amended by Ch. 396 Acts of 2011; $23,056.66; authorized the funds for the acquisition, planning, design, construction, and capital equipping of the United States Colored Troops Memorial Monument, The Memorial Park, and a Memorial Interpretive Center, located in St. Mary’s County.

     American Visionary Art Museum: Ch. 396 Acts of 2011; $6,827.06; authorized the funds for the planning, design, and capital equipping of the American Visionary Art Museum, located in Baltimore City.

     The Arc of Howard County-Graeloch Home Renovation: Ch. 396 Acts of 2011 , as amended by Ch. 463 Acts of 2014; $10,534.25; authorized the funds for the construction, renovation, and capital equipping of a home for residents with disabilities, located in Howard County.

     Grace Outreach Center: Ch. 444 Acts of 2012; $559.35; authorized the funds for the renovation and capital equipping of the Grace Outreach Center, located in Baltimore City.

     Re Rentuma

     Fiscal Specialist

     Administration and Finance

Contact: Re Rentuma (410) 260-7909

[18-06-25]

 

COMMISSIONER OF FINANCIAL REGULATION

Subject: Savings Bank Charter Conversion

Add'l. Info: On February 20, 2018, Bay-Vanguard Federal Savings Bank, a stock federal savings bank located in Baltimore, Maryland, filed an application pursuant to Financial Institutions Article, §4-701.1, Annotated Code of Maryland, for approval to convert from a stock federal savings bank to a State-chartered savings bank. The name of the converted bank will be Bay-Vanguard Savings Bank.

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

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

Contact: Marcia Ryan (410) 236-6104

[18-06-29]

 

COMMISSIONER OF FINANCIAL REGULATION

Subject: New Interim Bank and Bank Merger

Add'l. Info: On March 1, 2018, an application was filed, pursuant to Financial Institutions Article, Title 3 Subtitle 2, Annotated Code of Maryland, seeking approval to organize a Maryland State-chartered interim bank. A related application was filed under Financial Institutions Article, Title 3 Subtitle 2, Annotated Code of Maryland, seeking approval to subsequently merge the interim bank with an existing Maryland state-chartered bank located in Towson, Maryland. The proposed interim bank, MFB Acquisition Corporation, intends to merge with Maryland Financial Bank, with the surviving entity being MFB Acquisition Corporation. Upon merger, the surviving bank will be renamed Maryland Financial Bank.

     The public files on these applications are available at the Office of Commissioner of Financial Regulation, 500 North Calvert Street, Suite 402, Baltimore, Maryland 21202. Comments regarding these applications 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

[18-06-33]

 

GOVERNOR'S COUNCIL ON GANGS AND VIOLENT CRIMINAL NETWORKS

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: April 13, 2018, 11 a.m. — 12:30 p.m.

Place: Governor's Coordinating Offices, 100 Community Pl., Crownsville, MD

Add'l. Info: In accordance with the Open Meetings Act, General Provisions Article, §3-305, Annotated Code of Maryland, a portion of this meeting may be closed to the public.

Contact: Scott Stargel (410) 697-9309

[18-06-14]

 

GOVERNOR'S COUNCIL ON GANGS AND VIOLENT CRIMINAL NETWORKS

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: May 11, 2018, 11 a.m. — 12:30 p.m.

Place: Governor's Coordinating Offices, 100 Community Pl., Crownsville, MD

Add'l. Info: In accordance with the Open Meetings Act, General Provisions Article, §3-305, Annotated Code of Maryland, a portion of this meeting may be closed to the public.

Contact: Scott Stargel (410) 697-9309

[18-06-15]

 

GOVERNOR'S COUNCIL ON GANGS AND VIOLENT CRIMINAL NETWORKS

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: June 8, 2018, 11 a.m. — 12:30 p.m.

Place: Governor's Coordinating Offices, 100 Community Pl., Crownsville, MD

Add'l. Info: In accordance with the Open Meetings Act, General Provisions Article, §3-305, Annotated Code of Maryland, a portion of this meeting may be closed to the public.

Contact: Scott Stargel (410) 697-9309

[18-06-16]

 

MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: April 5, 2018, 10 a.m. — 12 p.m.; Snow date: February 8, 2018

Place: Anne Arundel Co. Dept. of Recreation and Parks Kinder Center/Harvest Hall, 1001 Kinder Farm Park, Millersville, MD

Contact: Linda Rudie (410) 767-8419

[18-06-08]

 

MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH/MEDICAID PHARMACY AND THERAPEUTICS COMMITTEE

Subject: Public Hearing

Date and Time: May 3, 2018, 9 a.m. — 12 p.m.

Place: West Village Commons— Towson University Ballroom C (4th Fl.), 424 Emerson Dr., Towson, MD 21204

Add'l. Info: Meeting of the Maryland Medicaid Pharmacy Program's Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee (Preferred Drug List)

     As soon as available, classes of drugs to be reviewed, speaker registration guidelines and driving directions to meeting location will be posted on the Maryland Pharmacy Program website at:https://mmcp.health.maryland.gov/pap/Pages/Public-Meeting-Announcement-and-Procedures-for-Public-Testimony.aspx.

     Submit email questions to : mdh.marylandpdlquestions@maryland.gov.

Contact: Shawn Singh (410) 767-6896

[18-06-13]

 

MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH/OFFICE OF HEALTH SERVICES

Subject: Public Notice for the Model Waiver Renewal Application

Add'l. Info: Model Waiver for Fragile Children — Renewal — Request for Public Comment

The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) will submit a 1915c home and community-based services waiver renewal application for the Model Waiver for Fragile Children to the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare (CMS) to renew the waiver for 5 additional years effective July 1, 2018. The Maryland Model Waiver for Fragile Children (“Model Waiver”) provides home and community-based services to medically fragile individuals who, before the age of 22, would otherwise be institutionalized. The goals of the Model Waiver are to enable 200 medically fragile children to live and be cared for at home rather than in an institution, provide quality services, and ensure the well-being and safety of the individuals served. The Model Waiver includes both State plan and waiver services such as: (1) Case Management; (2) Nursing Services (private duty); (3) Certified Nursing Assistant and Home Health Aide Services; (4) Physician participation in Plan of Care development; and (5) Medical Day Care. When applicable, all services must be provided in settings that meet the federal Community Settings requirements.

     Copies of the application are available for public review at the local health department in each county and Baltimore City. Written comments may be sent to Dawnn Williams, Division of Nursing Services, MDH, 201 W. Preston St., Baltimore, MD 21201, or email to mdh.pdnpreauthorization@maryland.gov. Public comments can be submitted from March 16, 2018, through April 15, 2018.

Contact: Dawnn Williams (410) 767-1448

[18-06-27]

 

HISTORIC ST. MARY'S CITY COMMISSION

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: March 23, 2018, 4 — 5 p.m.

Place: The Inn at Brome Howard, 18281 Rosecroft Rd., St. Mary's City, MD

Contact: Porzia Purves (240) 895-4960

[18-06-09]

 

MARYLAND INSURANCE ADMINISTRATION

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: May 14, 2018, 10 a.m.

Place: Maryland Insurance Administration, 200 St. Paul Pl., 22nd Fl., Francis Scott Key Rm., Baltimore, MD

Add'l. Info: Insurance Commissioner Al Redmer, Jr., will hold a meeting on Monday, May 14, 2018, at 10 a.m. at the Maryland Insurance Administration, 200 St. Paul Place, 22nd Floor, Francis Scott Key Room, Baltimore, MD 21202 to review what the Maryland Insurance Administration has done and will continue to do in preparation for the 2018 hurricane season. Commissioner Redmer also will discuss how property and casualty insurers can help the Maryland Insurance Administration promptly and efficiently assist Maryland consumers.

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

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

Contact: Joy Hatchette (410) 468-2029

[18-06-17]

 

MARYLAND HEALTH CARE COMMISSION

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: April 19, 2018, 1 — 4 p.m.

Place: 4160 Patterson Ave., Baltimore, MD

Contact: Valerie Wooding (410) 764-3570

[18-06-07]

 

MARYLAND HEALTH CARE COMMISSION

Subject: Formal Start of Review

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

Sacred Heart Home — (Prince George’s County) — Docket No. 17-16-2411; Construction of a replacement facility on the present campus to house the facilities 102 comprehensive care beds; Proposed Cost:  $15,549,702.

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

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

     Persons desiring to become interested parties in the Commission’s review of the above-referenced application must meet the requirements of COMAR 10.24.01.01B(2) and (20) and must also submit written comments to the Commission no later than close of business April 16, 2018. These comments must state with particularity the State Health Plan standards or review criteria that you believe have not been met by the applicant as stated in COMAR 10.24.01.08F.

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

Contact: Ruby Potter (410) 764-3276

[18-06-21]

 

MARYLAND HEALTH CARE COMMISSION

Subject: Formal Start of Review

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

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

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

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

     Persons desiring to become interested parties in the Commission’s review of the above-referenced application must meet the requirements of COMAR 10.24.01.01B(2) and (20) and must also submit written comments to the Commission no later than close of business April 16, 2018. These comments must state with particularity the State Health Plan standards or review criteria that you believe have not been met by the applicant as stated in COMAR 10.24.01.08F.

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

Contact: Ruby Potter (410) 764-3276

[18-06-28]

 

MARYLAND HEALTH CARE COMMISSION

Subject: Notice of Project Change

Add'l. Info: On March 2, 2018 the Maryland Health Care Commission (MHCC) received notice and a request for approval of project changes under COMAR 10.24.01.17B from Washington Adventist Hospital, holder of a Certificates of Need (CON), Docket No. 13-15-2349

     The project’s sponsor has requested approval for construction of two additional floors on the Washington Adventist Hospital facility presently under construction in White Oak, which will house 42 rehabilitation beds.

     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

[18-06-34]

 

MARYLAND HEALTH CARE COMMISSION

Subject: Exemption from CON Review

Add'l. Info: The Maryland Health Care Commission has received on March 3, 2018 a request from:

     Adventist Health Care (AHC) — Merger, consolidation and relocation of the psychiatric beds of two AHC facilities to a single location under an acute general hospital within the AHC merged asset system.  Consolidate 39 acute hospital psychiatric beds in Takoma Park (Washington Adventist Hospital) and 117 special hospital-psychiatric beds in Rockville (Adventist HealthCare Behavioral Health and Wellness-Rockville), resulting in 156 psychiatric beds operated by Adventist Health Care-Shady Grove Medical Center.

     A copy of the Exemption Request is available, for review, in the office of the MHCC, during regular business hours by appointment, or on the Commission’s website at www.mhcc.maryland.gov.

     All correspondence should be addressed to Paul Parker, Director, Center for Health Care Facilities Planning & Development, Maryland Health Care Commission, 4160 Patterson Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland  21215-2299.

Contact: Ruby Potter (410) 764-3276

[18-06-36]

 

DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES/FISHING AND BOATING SERVICES

Subject: Public Notice — Commercial Striped Bass Common Pool Gill Net Season Modification

Add'l. Info: The Secretary of Maryland Department of Natural Resources, pursuant to Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) 08.02.15.12H, announces the opening of the 2018 commercial striped bass common pool gill net fishery on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, at 3 a.m. with a catch limit of 300 lbs/permit/week and 1200 lbs/vessel/day. The common pool fishery will close on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, at 11:59 p.m.

     Mark J. Belton

     Secretary of Natural Resources

Contact: Tamara O'Connell (410) 507-0779

 [18-06-18]

 

DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES/FISHING AND BOATING SERVICES

Subject: Public Notice — 2018 Commercial Shark Catch Limits — Effective 2/24/18

Add'l. Info: The Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources, pursuant to the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) 08.02.22.04B, in order to comply with species management through the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic Coastal Sharks, announces a new catch limit for large coastal sharks. Effective 12:01 a.m. February 24, 2018, the catch limit is 25 large coastal sharks per vessel per trip. Large coastal sharks includes all of the sharks in the aggregated large coastal and hammerhead management groups defined in COMAR 08.02.22.03A(6) and (7). The species in the two management groups include: Silky; Tiger; Blacktip; Spinner; Bull; Lemon; Nurse; Scalloped hammerhead; Great hammerhead; and Smooth hammerhead.

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

     Mark J. Belton

     Secretary of Natural Resources

Contact: Tamara O'Connell (410) 507-0779

 [18-06-22]

 

DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES/FISHING AND BOATING SERVICES

Subject: Public Notice — 2018 Recreational Black Sea Bass Fishery — Effective 3/1/18

Add'l. Info: The Secretary of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, pursuant to COMAR 08.02.05.21F, announces that the recreational black sea bass fishery will be closed from 12:01 a.m. March 1, 2018 through 11:59 p.m. May 15, 2018.

     The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission approved Addendum XXX to the Black Sea Bass Fishery Management Plan which includes an option to develop regional management measures. The region that extends from Delaware through North Carolina is working together to develop proposals for 2018 recreational rules that will be reviewed at the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission Board meeting in March. After the Board approves the proposal the Department will establish the season, catch limit, and minimum size for the recreational black sea bass fishery for the remainder of 2018.

     Mark J. Belton

     Secretary of Natural Resources

Contact: Tamara O'Connell (410) 507-0779

[18-06-23]

 

DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES/FISHING AND BOATING SERVICES

Subject: Public Notice — Commercial Yellow Perch Closure on the Chester River

Add'l. Info: The Secretary of Maryland Department of Natural Resources pursuant to Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) 08.02.21.04B announces that the 2018 commercial yellow perch fishery on the Chester River will close on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 12:01 am. The Department is projecting that the annual commercial harvest target on the Chester River will be met. The Upper Bay and Patuxent River yellow perch fisheries will remain open and are subject to closure when the harvest target is projected to be met.

     Mark J. Belton

     Secretary of Natural Resources

Contact: Tamara O'Connell (410) 507-0779

 [18-06-32]

 

STATE ADVISORY COUNCIL ON QUALITY CARE AT THE END OF LIFE

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: March 21, 2018, 10 a.m. — 12 p.m.

Place: Office of Health Care Quality, Spring Grove Campus, Bland Bryant Bldg., Executive Conference Rm., Catonsville, MD

Add'l. Info: Map and directions may be found here:

     https://health.maryland.gov/ohcq/Documents/MapofSpringGrove.jpeg

Contact: Paul Ballard (410) 767-6918

[18-06-12]

 

RACING COMMISSION

Subject: Public Meeting (Change of Location)

Date and Time: March 22, 2018, 12:30 — 1 p.m.

Place: Rosecroft Raceway, Ft. Washington, MD

Add'l. Info: Change of location — The Maryland Racing Commission was originally scheduled to meet at Laurel Park on this date.

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

[18-06-26]

 

STATE TREASURER'S OFFICE

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: April 16, 2018, 2 — 4 p.m.

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

Add'l. Info: Annual meeting to recommend a State tax rate on real and personal property

Contact: Christian Lund (410) 260-7920

[18-06-24]

 

MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION/OFFICE OF MINORITY BUSINESS ENTERPRISE

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: March 21, 2018, 8:30 a.m. — 5 p.m.

Place: Maryland Dept. of Transportation, 7201 Corporate Center Dr., Hanover, MD

Contact: Sabrina Bass (410) 865-1240

[18-06-02]

 

MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION/OFFICE OF MINORITY BUSINESS ENTERPRISE

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: April 4, 2018, 8:30 a.m. — 5 p.m.

Place: Maryland Dept. of Transportation, 7201 Corporate Center Dr., Hanover, MD

Contact: Sabrina Bass (410) 865-1240

[18-06-03]

 

MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION/OFFICE OF MINORITY BUSINESS ENTERPRISE

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: April 18, 2018, 8:30 a.m. — 5 p.m.

Place: Maryland Dept. of Transportation, 7201 Corporate Center Dr., Hanover, MD

Contact: Sabrina Bass (410) 865-1240

[18-06-04]

 

DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS/MARYLAND VETERANS COMMISSION

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: April 17, 2018, 10:30 a.m. — 1 p.m.

Place: 301 N. High Street, Baltimore, MD

Contact: Denise Nooe (410) 260-3840

[18-06-31]

 

BOARD OF WELL DRILLERS

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: March 28, 2018, 9 a.m. — 1 p.m.

Place: 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

[18-06-05]

 

WORKERS' COMPENSATION COMMISSION

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: April 12, 2018, 9:30 — 11 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

[18-06-06]