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Issue Date: April 27, 2018

Volume 45 • Issue 9 • Pages 449-486

IN THIS ISSUE

General Assembly

Judiciary

Regulations

Special Documents

General Notices

 

Pursuant to State Government Article, §7-206, Annotated Code of Maryland, this issue contains all previously unpublished documents required to be published, and filed on or before April 9, 2018 5 p.m.
 
Pursuant to State Government Article, §7-206, Annotated Code of Maryland, I hereby certify that this issue contains all documents required to be codified as of April 9, 2018.
 
Gail S. Klakring
Acting Administrator, Division of State Documents
Office of the Secretary of State

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Information About the Maryland Register and COMAR

MARYLAND REGISTER

   The Maryland Register is an official State publication published every other week throughout the year. A cumulative index is published quarterly.

   The Maryland Register is the temporary supplement to the Code of Maryland Regulations. Any change to the text of regulations published  in COMAR, whether by adoption, amendment, repeal, or emergency action, must first be published in the Register.

   The following information is also published regularly in the Register:

   • Governor’s Executive Orders

   • Attorney General’s Opinions in full text

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   • Court Rules

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CODE OF MARYLAND REGULATIONS (COMAR)

   COMAR is the official compilation of all regulations issued by agencies of the State of Maryland. The Maryland Register is COMAR’s temporary supplement, printing all changes to regulations as soon as they occur. At least once annually, the changes to regulations printed in the Maryland Register are incorporated into COMAR by means of permanent supplements.

CITATION TO COMAR REGULATIONS

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DOCUMENTS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE

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HOW TO RESEARCH REGULATIONS

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Closing Dates for the Maryland Register

Schedule of Closing Dates and Issue Dates for the
Maryland Register ......................................................................  453

 

COMAR Research Aids

Table of Pending Proposals ...........................................................  454

 

Index of COMAR Titles Affected in This Issue

COMAR Title Number and Name                                                  Page

08        Department of Natural Resources ..............................  461, 464

09        Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation ...............  467

10        Maryland Department of Health .........................................  461

11        Department of Transportation ............................................  469

12        Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services .....  462

13A     State Board of Education ....................................................  477

13B     Maryland Higher Education Commission ..........................  462

15        Department of Agriculture .................................................  479

21        State Procurement Regulations ...........................................  463

29        Department of State Police .................................................  463

30        Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services
Systems (MIEMSS) ......................................................  463

 

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General Assembly

SYNOPSIS NO. 8 .  457

 

The Judiciary

COURT OF APPEALS OF MARYLAND

DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS .  460

 

Final Action on Regulations

08  DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

WILDLIFE

General Wildlife Hunting Regulations .  461

10  MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

MEDICAL CARE PROGRAMS

Medical Assistance Eligibility .  461

General Medical Assistance Provider Participation
   Criteria .  461

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

HIV Testing Procedures .  462

HIV Testing for Pregnant Women Receiving Prenatal
   Care .  462

PREVENTIVE MEDICINE

HIV and Hepatitis C Testing of Persons Accused or
   Convicted, or Both, of Certain Crimes .  462

12  DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND
   CORRECTIONAL SERVICES

DIVISION OF PAROLE AND PROBATION

Earned Compliance Credits .  462

13B MARYLAND HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSION

ACADEMIC REGULATIONS

Requirements for Authorization of Out-of-State Degree-
   Granting Institutions to Operate in Maryland .  462

Minimum Requirements for In-State Degree-Granting
   Institutions .  462

Academic Programs — Degree-Granting Institutions .  462

21  STATE PROCUREMENT REGULATIONS

ADMINISTRATIVE AND CIVIL REMEDIES

Maryland State Board of Contract Appeals—General  463

Maryland State Board of Contract Appeals—Procedures for
   Appealing Contract Disputes
.  463

Maryland State Board of Contract Appeals—Procedures for
   Appealing Protest
 463

Protests .  463

Contract Claims and Disputes .  463

Maryland State Board of Contract Appeals—General  463

Maryland State Board of Contract Appeals—Procedures for
   Appealing Contract Disputes .  463

29  DEPARTMENT OF STATE POLICE

FIRE PREVENTION COMMISSION

Fire Sprinkler Contractor Licensing Regulations .  463

30  MARYLAND INSTITUTE FOR EMERGENCY
   MEDICAL SERVICES SYSTEMS (MIEMSS)

DESIGNATION OF TRAUMA AND SPECIALTY
   REFERRAL CENTERS

General Provisions .  463

Trauma Center Designation and Verification Standards .  463

 

Proposed Action on Regulations

08  DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

FISHERIES SERVICE

Fish .  464

Striped Bass .  464

Gear  464

09  DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING, AND
   REGULATION

DIVISION OF LABOR AND INDUSTRY

Maryland Occupational Safety and Health Act —
   Incorporation by Reference of Federal Standards .  467

BOARD FOR PROFESSIONAL LAND SURVEYORS

Minimum Standards of Practice .  468

BOARD FOR PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS

Code of Ethics .  468

11  DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

MARYLAND TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION

Prohibition on Smoking on Board Maryland Transit
   Administration Passenger Cars .  469

MOTOR VEHICLE ADMINISTRATION—VEHICLE
   REGISTRATION

Gratis Registration Plates .  469

Special Registration Number — Personalized Plates .  470

Issuance of Chesapeake Bay Commemorative Plates .  470

Special Registration Numbers and Plates for Members of
   Certain Nonprofit Organizations .  470

Dump Service Registration .  471

Special Registration Plates for Recipients of Combat-Related
   Armed Forces Medals and Honorably Discharged
   Veterans .  472

Four or More Axle Dump Service Vehicles .  472

Vehicle Registration Suspension and Nonrenewal for Failure
   to Pay Toll  473

Issuance of Special Agriculture Registration Plates .  473

MOTOR VEHICLE ADMINISTRATION—VEHICLE
   OPERATIONS

Revocation of Disabled Registration Plates and Parking
   Placards .  474

MOTOR VEHICLE ADMINISTRATION—DRIVER
   LICENSING AND IDENTIFICATION DOCUMENTS

Identification Cards .  475

Driver Knowledge and Skills Tests .  475

Corrected Driver’s License .  476

Provisional Driver’s License .  477

13A STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION

CERTIFICATION

General Provisions .  477

General Provisions .  478

General Provisions .  478

Specialists .  479

15  DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

BOARD OF VETERINARY MEDICAL EXAMINERS

Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics for the Practice of
   Veterinary Medicine in the State .  479

Continuing Education Requirements .  480

 

Special Documents

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

WATER AND SCIENCE ADMINISTRATION

Notice of Final Determination to Issue a General Permit for
   Discharges from Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer
   Systems General Discharge Permit No. 13-IM-5500,
   General NPDES No. MDR055500 .  481

Notice of Final Determination to Issue a General Permit for
   Discharges from State and Federal Small Municipal
   Separate Storm Sewer Systems General Discharge Permit
   No. 13-SF-5501, General NPDES No. MDR055501 .  481

 

General Notices

CHESAPEAKE BAY TRUST

Public Meeting .  483

MARYLAND COLLECTION AGENCY LICENSING BOARD

Public Hearing .  483

GOVERNOR'S OFFICE OF CRIME CONTROL AND
   PREVENTION

Public Meeting .  483

Public Meeting .  483

EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES BOARD

Public Meeting .  483

STATEWIDE EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES
   ADVISORY COUNCIL (SEMSAC)

Public Meeting .  483

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT/AIR AND
   RADIATION ADMINISTRATION

Public Notice of Air Quality Rules and Regulations
   Process .  483

HALL OF RECORDS COMMISSION

Public Meeting .  483

MARYLAND INSURANCE ADMINISTRATION

Public Hearing .  483

Public Meeting .  484

MARYLAND HEALTH CARE COMMISSION

Public Meeting .  484

Receipt of Application .  484

DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES/FISHING AND
   BOATING SERVICES

Public Notice — 2018 Recreational Cobia Fishery —
   Effective 4/6/18 .  484

Public Notice — 2018 Female Blue Crab Importation
   Dates .  484

BOARD OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY PRACTICE

Public Meeting .  484

GOVERNOR'S COUNCIL ON GANGS AND VIOLENT
   CRIMINAL NETWORKS

Public Meeting .  485

Public Meeting .  485

MARYLAND CORRECTIONAL ENTERPRISES
   CUSTOMER COUNCIL

Public Meeting .  485

STATE ADVISORY COUNCIL ON QUALITY CARE AT
   THE END OF LIFE

Public Meeting .  485

STATE USE INDUSTRIES (SUI) MANAGEMENT
   COUNCIL

Public Meeting .  485

MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION/
   OFFICE OF MINORITY BUSINESS ENTERPRISE

Public Meeting .  485

Public Meeting .  485

BOARD OF WELL DRILLERS

Public Meeting .  485

WORKERS' COMPENSATION COMMISSION

Public Meeting .  485

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

Public Meeting .  485

 

 

COMAR Online

        The Code of Maryland Regulations is available at www.dsd.state.md.us as a free service of the Office of the Secretary of State, Division of State Documents. The full text of regulations is available and searchable. Note, however, that the printed COMAR continues to be the only official and enforceable version of COMAR.

        The Maryland Register is also available at www.dsd.state.md.us.

        For additional information, visit www.dsd.state.md.us, Division of State Documents, or call us at (410) 974-2486 or 1 (800) 633-9657.

 

Availability of Monthly List of
Maryland Documents

        The Maryland Department of Legislative Services receives copies of all publications issued by State officers and agencies. The Department prepares and distributes, for a fee, a list of these publications under the title ‘‘Maryland Documents’’. This list is published monthly, and contains bibliographic information concerning regular and special reports, bulletins, serials, periodicals, catalogues, and a variety of other State publications. ‘‘Maryland Documents’’ also includes local publications.

        Anyone wishing to receive ‘‘Maryland Documents’’ should write to: Legislative Sales, Maryland Department of Legislative Services, 90 State Circle, Annapolis, MD 21401.

 

CLOSING DATES AND ISSUE DATES through JANUARY 2019

 

Issue
Date

Emergency

and Proposed

Regulations

5 p.m.*

Final

Regulations

10:30 a.m.

Notices, etc.

10:30 a.m.

2018

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

August 3

July 16

July 25

July 23

August 17

July 30

August 8

August 6

August 31

August 13

August 22

August 20

September 14

August 27

September 5

August 31**

September 28

September 10

September 19

September 17

October 12

September 24

October 3

October 1

October 26

October 5**

October 17

October 15

November 9

October 22

October 31

October 29

November 26***

November 5

November 14

November 9**

December 7

November 19

November 28

November 26

December 21

December 3

December 12

December 10

2019

January 4

December 17

December 26

December 24

January 18

December 31

January 9

January 7

 

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

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

**     Note closing date changes

***   Note issue date changes

The regular closing date for Proposals and Emergencies is Monday.

 

 


RegCodificationSystem
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

 

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)

08.02.05.02 • 45:9 Md. R. 464 (4-27-18)

08.02.15.03,.09,.10 • 45:9 Md. R. 464 (4-27-18)

08.02.25.01,.03 • 45:9 Md. R. 464 (4-27-18)

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)

08.07.07.02-1 • 45:8 Md. R. 423 (4-13-18) (ibr)

 

09 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING, AND REGULATION

 

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

09.12.31 • 45:9 Md. R. 467 (4-27-18)

09.13.06.12 • 45:9 Md. R. 468 (4-27-18)

09.21.02.03 • 45:8 Md. R. 424 (4-13-18)

09.23.03.09 • 45:9 Md. R. 468 (4-27-18)

09.32.06.01—.04,.07—.11 • 45:8 Md. R. 424 (4-13-18)

 

10 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE

 

     Subtitles 01—08 (1st volume)

 

10.01.05.01—.10 • 45:7 Md. R. 349 (3-30-18)

10.01.09.01,.06 • 45:7 Md. R. 349 (3-30-18)

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

 

     Subtitle 09 (2nd volume)

 

10.09.09.03 • 45:8 Md. R. 427 (4-13-18)

10.09.10.01, .03, .04, .06-.35 • 45:7 Md. R. 349 (3-30-18)

10.09.15.01,.04—.09,.11 • 45:8 Md. R. 427 (4-13-18)

10.09.16.01—.13 • 45:8 Md. R. 429 (4-13-18)

10.09.17.01—.04,.06 • 45:8 Md. R. 429 (4-13-18)

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

10.09.78.07,.08 • 45:8 Md. R. 430 (4-13-18)

 

     Subtitles 10 — 22 (3rd Volume)

 

10.14.02.04—.06 • 45:7 Md. R. 356 (3-30-18)

10.21.04.01—.12 • 45:7 Md. R. 357 (3-30-18)

10.21.16.01—.16 • 45:7 Md. R. 357 (3-30-18)

10.21.17.01—.17 • 45:7 Md. R. 357 (3-30-18)

10.21.18.01—.13 • 45:7 Md. R. 357 (3-30-18)

10.21.19.01—.11 • 45:7 Md. R. 357 (3-30-18)

10.21.20.01—.11 • 45:7 Md. R. 357 (3-30-18)

10.21.21.01—.13 • 45:7 Md. R. 357 (3-30-18)

10.21.22.01—.12 • 45:7 Md. R. 357 (3-30-18)

10.21.25.03-2,.05—.13 • 45:7 Md. R. 357 (3-30-18)

10.21.26.01—.12 • 45:7 Md. R. 357 (3-30-18)

10.21.27.01—.08 • 45:7 Md. R. 357 (3-30-18)

10.21.28.01—.12 • 45:7 Md. R. 357 (3-30-18)

10.21.29.01—.09 • 45:7 Md. R. 357 (3-30-18)

 

     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)

10.34.40.01—.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)

10.40.01.01,.05 • 45:7 Md. R. 363 (3-30-18)

10.40.06.03 • 45:8 Md. R. 431 (4-13-18)

10.40.08.02 • 45:7 Md. R. 363 (3-30-18)

10.43.07.05 • 45:7 Md. R. 364 (3-30-18)

10.47.02.01—.11 • 45:7 Md. R. 357 (3-30-18)

10.47.03.01—.07 • 45:7 Md. R. 357 (3-30-18)

10.47.04.01—.08 • 45:7 Md. R. 357 (3-30-18)

10.47.05.01—.05 • 45:7 Md. R. 357 (3-30-18)

10.47.07.02,.03,.05,.06,.08,.09 • 45:7 Md. R. 364 (3-30-18)

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)

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

 

11 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

 

11.06.03.01,.02 • 45:9 Md. R. 469 (4-27-18)

11.15.01.01 • 45:9 Md. R. 469 (4-27-18)

11.15.07.01—.03 • 45:9 Md. R. 470 (4-27-18)

11.15.15.01—.03 • 45:9 Md. R. 470 (4-27-18)

11.15.19.01—.03,.06,.08 • 45:9 Md. R. 470 (4-27-18)

11.15.20.02,.03,.04,.05 • 45:9 Md. R. 471 (4-27-18)

11.15.23.01,.02,.04 • 45:9 Md. R. 472 (4-27-18)

11.15.27.01,.02,.04,.07,.08 • 45:9 Md. R. 472 (4-27-18)

11.15.28.03,.04 • 45:9 Md. R. 473 (4-27-18)

11.15.30.01 • 45:9 Md. R. 473 (4-27-18)

11.16.04.04,.07 • 45:9 Md. R. 474 (4-27-18)

11.17.06.02,.03,.07,.08 • 45:9 Md. R. 475 (4-27-18)

11.17.14.02—.04,.06,.08,.11,.12 • 45:9 Md. R. 475 (4-27-18)

11.17.16.01,.02,.02-1,.03,.04 • 45:9 Md. R. 476 (4-27-18)

11.17.17.01—.04 • 45:9 Md. R. 476 (4-27-18)

 

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)

12.16.02.01—.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.02.02.03,.04 • 45:7 Md. R. 367 (3-30-18) (ibr)

13A.03.04.02—.04 • 45:8 Md. R. 431 (4-13-18)

13A.05.02.04 • 45:7 Md. R. 367 (3-30-18)

13A.06.07.01,.06—.08,.10 • 45:7 Md. R. 369 (3-30-18)

13A.08.04.02,.05,.06 • 45:7 Md. R. 371 (3-30-18)

13A.12.01.04 • 45:9 Md. R. 477 (4-27-18)

13A.12.01.05 • 45:9 Md. R. 478 (4-27-18)

13A.12.01.08-1 • 45:9 Md. R. 478 (4-27-18)

13A.12.03.04 • 45:9 Md. R. 479 (4-27-18)

 

13B MARYLAND HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSION

 

13B.08.18.01—.14 • 45:7 Md. R. 373 (3-30-18)

 

14 INDEPENDENT AGENCIES

 

14.22.01.02,.03,.10 • 45:7 Md. R. 375 (3-30-18)

14.22.02.02 • 45:7 Md. R. 375 (3-30-18)

 

15 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

 

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

15.01.13.01—.05 • 45:7 Md. R. 378 (3-30-18)

15.14.01.12-1 • 45:9 Md. R. 479 (4-27-18)

15.14.10.05 • 45:9 Md. R. 480 (4-27-18)

15.15.01.17 • 45:7 Md. R. 379 (3-30-18)

15.15.13.03,.05 • 45:7 Md. R. 380 (3-30-18)

15.15.16.01—.05 • 45:7 Md. R. 380 (3-30-18)

 

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)

 

26.03.02.02 • 45:8 Md. R. 433 (4-13-18)

26.03.03.05 • 45:7 Md. R. 381 (3-30-18)

26.03.13.02,.03 • 45:8 Md. R. 434 (4-13-18)

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

26.04.07.02 • 45:7 Md. R. 382 (3-30-18)

26.08.01.01 • 45:7 Md. R. 382 (3-30-18)

26.08.03.09 • 45:7 Md. R. 382 (3-30-18)

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

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)

 

     Subtitles 13 — 18 (Part 3)

 

26.13.04.01 • 45:7 Md. R. 384 (3-30-18)

26.13.13.01 • 45:7 Md. R. 385 (3-30-18)

26.16.01.08,.20 • 45:7 Md. R. 385 (3-30-18)

26.16.03.01—.09 • 45:7 Md. R. 386 (3-30-18)

26.16.04.01,.02 • 45:7 Md. R. 386 (3-30-18)

26.16.05.03,.09 • 45:7 Md. R. 386 (3-30-18) (ibr)

26.17.04.10 • 45:8 Md. R. 434 (4-13-18)

 

     Subtitles 19—27 (Part 4)

 

26.23.01.02,.03,.05 • 45:8 Md. R. 435 (4-13-18)

26.23.02.01,.02,.09 • 45:8 Md. R. 435 (4-13-18)

26.23.02.08 • 45:8 Md. R. 437 (4-13-18)

26.23.03.01,.02 • 45:8 Md. R. 435 (4-13-18)

26.27.01.01—.12 • 45:7 Md. R. 388 (3-30-18)

 

31 MARYLAND INSURANCE ADMINISTRATION

 

31.03.06.09 • 45:7 Md. R. 388 (3-30-18)

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

31.09.16.01—.12 • 45:7 Md. R. 389 (3-30-18)

 

32 MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF AGING

 

32.03.04.01,.07,.14,.16—.19,.22,.23,.26,.28,
     .32
• 45:7 Md. R. 391 (3-30-18)

 


The General Assembly

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SYNOPSIS NO. 8

House Bill

HB1832  Del S. Howard, et al.  Education - Public Schools - Threat Assessment Report.

[18-09-30]

 

Senate Bill

SB1269  Sen Mathias.  Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Volunteer Fire, Rescue, and Emergency Medical Services Members.

[18-09-31]

 

Chapters

CH0020  HB0004 (Amended).  Del Jameson.  Toll Bridges – Renaming Harry W. Nice Memorial Bridge – Harry W. Nice/Thomas “Mac” Middleton Bridge.

CH0102  HB0090  Chr W&M (Dept).  Personal Property Tax - Exemption for Low Assessments.

CH0036  HB0096 (Amended).  Del Busch, et al.  Income Tax – Subtraction Modification – Living Organ Donors.

CH0106  HB0105  St. Mary's County Delegation.  St. Mary's County - Alcoholic Beverages - Per Diem Beer License Fee.

CH0107  HB0107  St. Mary's County Delegation.  St. Mary's County - Leonardtown - Disposition of Alcoholic Beverages Licenses Fees.

CH0110  HB0119  Del Clark, et al.  Calvert County – Hunting – Deer Management Permits.

CH0064  HB0135 (Amended).  Del Hill, et al.  Health Insurance – Coverage for Male Sterilization – High–Deductible Health Plans.

CH0119  HB0144 (Amended).  Montgomery County Delegation.  Montgomery County - Alcoholic Beverages - Country Club Off-Sale Permit MC 10-18.

CH0120  HB0148  Montgomery County Delegation.  Montgomery County - Alcoholic Beverages - Class C Per Diem Licenses MC 8-18.

CH0121  HB0150  Montgomery County Delegation.  Montgomery County Board of Education Compensation Commission MC 1-18.

CH0122  HB0159  Montgomery County Delegation.  Montgomery County - Alcoholic Beverages - Basket of Cheer Permit MC 21-18.

CH0103  HB0168  Chr HGO (Dept).  State Board of Examiners for Audiologists, Hearing Aid Dispensers, and Speech-Language Pathologists - Inactive Status of Licenses.

CH0123  HB0172  Montgomery County Delegation.  Montgomery County - Archery Hunting Safety Zone - Position of Archery Hunter MC 24-18.

CH0124  HB0177 (Amended).  Montgomery County Delegation.  Montgomery County – Alcoholic Beverages – Inspections, Food Sales Requirements, and Hours and Days of Sale MC 5–18.

CH0125  HB0178 (Enrolled).  Montgomery County Delegation.  Montgomery County Alcohol Modernization Act of 2018 MC 4-18.

CH0045  HB0188  Chr ECM (Dept).  State Board of Architects and State Board for Professional Land Surveyors - Membership.

CH0049  HB0194  Chr ECM (Dept).  State Board of Individual Tax Preparers - Requirement to Register - Exemptions.

CH0047  HB0201  Chr ECM (Dept).  State Board for Professional Engineers - Examination Requirements - Engineer-in-Training.

CH0128  HB0218 (Amended).  Prince George's County Delegation.  Prince George’s County – Utility Services – Master Meters and Task Force PG 429–18.

CH0126  HB0220 (Amended).  Montgomery County Delegation.  Montgomery County - Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County - Subsidiary Entities MC 18-18.

CH0081  HB0221 (Amended).  Del Bromwell, et al.  Local Government – School Construction – Permits.

CH0138  HB0223 (Amended).  Howard County Delegation.  Howard County - Transfer Tax Exemption and Rate Reduction - Teachers Ho. Co. 13-18.

CH0071  HB0244  Del Jones, et al.  General Assembly – Prefiled Bills – Deadlines.

CH0108  HB0275 (Amended).  St. Mary's County Delegation.  St. Mary's County - Metropolitan Commission.

CH0127  HB0278 (Amended).  Montgomery County Delegation.  Montgomery County – Housing Opportunities Commission – Binding Arbitration – Revisions MC 14–18.

CH0104  HB0279  Chr ENV (Dept).  Housing and Community Development - Homebuyer Education Requirements.

CH0054  HB0297  Dorchester County Delegation.  Dorchester County - Alcoholic Beverages - Beer and Wine Festivals.

CH0056  HB0298  Dorchester County Delegation.  Dorchester County - Alcoholic Beverages - Class C Per Diem Licenses - Catering Club Events.

CH0021  HB0308 (Amended).  Del Tarlau, et al.  Maryland Estate Tax - Unified Credit.

CH0070  HB0309 (Amended).  Anne Arundel County Delegation.  Anne Arundel County - Practice of Massage - Regulation.

CH0052  HB0321  Dorchester County Delegation.  Dorchester County - Hurlock - Alcoholic Beverages - Place-of-Worship or School Distance Restrictions.

CH0109  HB0331  St. Mary's County Delegation.  St. Mary's County - Public Facility Bonds.

CH0079  HB0334 (Amended).  Baltimore County Delegation.  Baltimore County - Alcoholic Beverages - License Transfers.

CH0129  HB0410 (Amended).  PG Co Deleg and Mont Co Deleg.  Maryland-Washington Regional District - Prince George's County - Municipal Authority PG/MC 108-18.

CH0068  HB0411  Cecil County Delegation.  Cecil County - Alcoholic Beverages - Alcohol Awareness Program.

CH0130  HB0419 (Amended).  PG Co Deleg and Mont Co Deleg.  Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission - Office of the Inspector General PG/MC 101-18.

CH0033  HB0427 (Amended).  Del K. Young, et al.  Public Schools – Student Sunscreen Use – Policy.

CH0085  HB0433  Del Otto.  Somerset County - Annual Financial Report and Annual Audit Report - Filing Date.

CH0111  HB0446  Calvert County Delegation.  Calvert County - Fire and Rescue Commission - Membership.

CH0086  HB0465 (Amended).  Del Otto, et al.  Vehicle Laws - Golf Carts - City of Crisfield.

CH0112  HB0498  Calvert County Delegation.  Calvert County - Salary of Assistant Sheriff.

CH0092  HB0501  Frederick County Delegation.  Frederick County - Alcoholic Beverages - Seating Requirement for Class B Licenses.

CH0094  HB0506  Frederick County Delegation.  Frederick County - Alcoholic Beverages - Arena License.

CH0096  HB0507  Frederick County Delegation.  Frederick County - Alcoholic Beverages - Banquet Facility License.

CH0089  HB0609  Carroll County Delegation.  Carroll County - Public Facilities Bonds.

CH0113  HB0627  Calvert County Delegation.  Calvert County - Length of Service Award Program - Death Benefits.

CH0039  HB0677 (Amended).  Del Pena-Melnyk, et al.  Public Information Act - Required Denials - Physical Addresses, E-Mail Addresses, and Telephone Numbers.

CH0035  HB0679 (Enrolled).  Del Pena-Melnyk, et al.  County Boards of Education - Length of School Year - Adjustments.

CH0082  HB0716 (Amended).  Del R. Lewis, et al.  Maryland Health Care Commission - Mortality Rates of African American Infants and Infants in Rural Areas - Study.

CH0114  HB0729 (Amended).  Calvert County Delegation.  Calvert County - County Budget - Changes to Adopted Budget.

CH0131  HB0752  Harford County Delegation.  Harford County - Alcoholic Beverages - Wine Festival License - Repeal.

CH0132  HB0753  Harford County Delegation.  Harford County - Alcoholic Beverages - Notice of Public Hearings on Regulations.

CH0073  HB0789  Baltimore City Delegation.  Baltimore City - Alcoholic Beverages License - Suspension Based on Unpaid Personal Property Tax.

CH0022  HB0811 (Amended).  Del Luedtke, et al.  Education - Collective Bargaining - Exclusive Representative's Access to New Employee Processing.

CH0023  HB0864 (Amended).  Del A. Miller, et al.  Collective Bargaining - Memorandum of Understanding - Continuation.

CH0133  HB0897 (Amended).  Harford County Delegation.  Harford County - Alcoholic Beverages - License Fees.

CH0134  HB0900 (Amended).  Harford County Delegation.  Harford County - Alcoholic Beverages - Clubs, Firehouses, and Multiple Event Licenses.

CH0135  HB0901 (Amended).  Harford County Delegation.  Harford County - Alcoholic Beverages - Applications for Licenses and Transfers.

CH0105  HB0955  Del Valentino-Smith, et al.  Department of Housing and Community Development - Crisis Shelter Home Program for the Homeless.

CH0136  HB1001 (Amended).  Harford County Delegation.  Harford County - Alcoholic Beverages - Sunday Sales at a Bar or Counter.

CH0090  HB1009 (Amended).  Del Krebs, et al.  Workgroup on the Licensing of Food Service Facilities.

CH0024  HB1017 (Enrolled).  Del Korman, et al.  State Personnel – Collective Bargaining – Exclusive Representative Access to New Employee Program.

CH0139  HB1053 (Amended).  Howard County Delegation.  Howard County – Class 7 Micro–Brewery License and Multiple Class B and Class BLX Beer, Wine, and Liquor Licenses Ho. Co. 06–18.

CH0031  HB1072 (Amended).  Del Wilson, et al.  Education - Child Sexual Abuse Prevention - Instruction and Training.

CH0115  HB1102  Calvert County Delegation.  Calvert County - Bonding Authority - Enterprise Fund.

CH0116  HB1114  Calvert County Delegation.  Calvert County - Procurement Contracts - Reciprocal Preference for Resident Bidders.

CH0140  HB1180 (Amended).  Howard County Delegation.  Howard County Student Loan Assistance Repayment Program for Teachers Ho. Co. 14–18.

CH0141  HB1186  Howard County Delegation.  Howard County - Property Tax Credit - Natural Disaster Ho. Co. 09-18.

CH0066  HB1229 (Amended).  Del Jacobs, et al.  Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation – Use of Land – Signs and Outdoor Advertising Displays.

CH0025  HB1316 (Amended).  Del Kramer, et al.  Task Force to Study State Alcohol Regulation, Enforcement, Safety, and Public Health.

CH0097  HB1320  Del Corderman.  Washington County - Alcoholic Beverages - Per Diem Licenses.

CH0099  HB1321  Del Corderman.  Washington County - Public Facilities Bonds.

CH0142  HB1325 (Amended).  Howard County Delegation.  Howard County - Alcoholic Beverages - Class C License and Class C and Class D Per Diem Entertainment Venue Licenses Ho. Co. 20-18.

CH0117  HB1354 (Amended).  Calvert County Delegation.  Calvert County - Bonding Authority.

CH0032  HB1386 (Amended).  Del Valentino-Smith, et al.  Public Schools – Reporting Child Abuse – Telephone Number.

CH0118  HB1459 (Amended).  Calvert County Delegation.  Calvert County – Youth Recreational Opportunities Fund and Distribution From Admissions and Amusement Tax Revenues.

CH0058  HB1465 (Amended).  Dels Walker and Long.  Tax Sales - Homeowner Protections.

CH0078  HB1482 (Amended).  Del Arentz, et al.  State Real Estate Commission – Brokers – Business Succession in the Event of Disability.

CH0137  HB1498 (Amended).  Del Lisanti, et al.  Harford County - Alcoholic Beverages Licenses - Social Organization.

CH0088  HB1586  Del Anderton.  Wicomico County - Motorcycles - Sunday Sales.

CH0076  HB1656 (Amended).  Del Arentz, et al.  State Real Estate Commission - Real Estate Guaranty Fund - Fund Transfer.

CH0037  HB1782 (Enrolled).  Del Pena-Melnyk, et al.  Health Insurance - Individual Market Stabilization (Maryland Health Care Access Act of 2018).

CH0006  HB1795 (Amended).  Del Pena-Melnyk, et al.  Maryland Health Benefit Exchange - Establishment of a Reinsurance Program.

CH0053  SB0003  Sen Eckardt.  Dorchester County - Hurlock - Alcoholic Beverages - Place-of-Worship or School Distance Restrictions.

CH0044  SB0009  Chr JPR (Dept).  Corporations and Associations - Fee for Processing Return of an Original Document - Repeal.

CH0041  SB0039  Chr JPR (Dept).  Motor Vehicle Administration - Disability Parking Placards.

CH0100  SB0041 (Amended).  Chr JPR (Dept).  Nonstock Corporations – Consolidations, Mergers, and Conversions.

CH0055  SB0051  Sen Eckardt.  Dorchester County – Alcoholic Beverages – Beer and Wine Festivals.

CH0042  SB0059 (Amended).  Chr FIN (Dept).  Insurance - Antifraud Plan Requirement - Application.

CH0043  SB0071  Chr FIN (Dept).  Insurance - Certificates of Qualification for Surplus Lines Brokers - Suspensions and Revocations.

CH0046  SB0077  Chr EHE (Dept).  State Board of Architects and State Board for Professional Land Surveyors - Membership.

CH0050  SB0081 (Amended).  Chr B&T (Dept).  Sales and Use Tax - Hygienic Aids - Exemption.

CH0101  SB0082  Chr JPR (Dept).  Corporations and Associations - Resident Agent - Quantity and Resignation.

CH0060  SB0089  Chr EHE (Dept).  Chesapeake Bay and Coastal Zone Advisory Commission and Captive Wildlife Advisory Committee - Repeal.

CH0051  SB0097 (Enrolled).  Chr FIN (Dept).  Public Utilities - Transportation Network Services - Disclosure of Records.

CH0063  SB0100  Chr EHE (Dept).  Reservoir, Dam, or Waterway Obstruction Plans - Designation of Approval Authority.

CH0048  SB0106  Chr EHE (Dept).  State Board for Professional Engineers - Examination Requirements - Engineer-in-Training.

CH0061  SB0112  Chr EHE (Dept).  Natural Resources - Tidal Fish Licenses.

CH0062  SB0113  Chr EHE (Dept).  Natural Resources - Recreational License Incentive Discount Program.

CH0065  SB0137 (Amended).  Sen Reilly, et al.  Health Insurance - Coverage for Male Sterilization - High-Deductible Health Plans.

CH0057  SB0140  Sen Eckardt.  Dorchester County – Alcoholic Beverages – Class C Per Diem Licenses – Catering Club Events.

CH0009  SB0186 (Enrolled).  The Pres (Admin).  Creation of a State Debt - Maryland Consolidated Capital Bond Loan of 2018, and the Maryland Consolidated Capital Bond Loans of 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.

CH0010  SB0187 (Enrolled).  The Pres (Admin).  Budget Reconciliation and Financing Act of 2018.

CH0091  SB0219  Sens Young and Hough.  Frederick County – Alcoholic Beverages – Seating Requirement for Class B Licenses.

CH0093  SB0220  Sens Young and Hough.  Frederick County - Alcoholic Beverages - Arena License.

CH0095  SB0263  Sens Young and Hough.  Frederick County - Alcoholic Beverages - Banquet Facility License.

CH0083  SB0266 (Enrolled).  Sen Nathan-Pulliam, et al.  Maryland Health Care Commission – Mortality Rates of African American Infants and Infants in Rural Areas – Study.

CH0008  SB0290  Sen Pinsky, et al.  Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative - Withdrawal - Legislative Approval Required (Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Extension Act).

CH0080  SB0306  Sen Kasemeyer.  Baltimore County - Alcoholic Beverages - License Transfers.

CH0098  SB0322  Washington County Senators.  Washington County - Alcoholic Beverages - Per Diem Licenses.

CH0084  SB0352  Sen Mathias.  Somerset County - Annual Financial Report and Annual Audit Report - Filing Date.

CH0087  SB0355  Sen Mathias.  Wicomico County - Motorcycles - Sunday Sales.

CH0038  SB0387 (Enrolled).  Sen Middleton.  Health Insurance – Individual Market Stabilization (Maryland Health Care Access Act of 2018).

CH0074  SB0401 (Amended).  Sen Conway, et al.  Baltimore City - Alcoholic Beverages License - Suspension Based on Unpaid Personal Property Tax.

CH0040  SB0477  Sen Kagan, et al.  Public Information Act - Required Denials - Physical Addresses, E-Mail Addresses, and Telephone Numbers.

CH0015  SB0646 (Amended).  Sen Madaleno, et al.  Maryland Estate Tax - Unified Credit.

CH0026  SB0654 (Amended).  Sen Mathias, et al.  Collective Bargaining - Memorandum of Understanding - Continuation.

CH0027  SB0677 (Amended).  Sen Madaleno, et al.  State Personnel – Collective Bargaining – Exclusive Representative Access to New Employee Program.

CH0072  SB0680  Sen King, et al.  General Assembly - Prefiled Bills - Deadlines.

CH0016  SB0687 (Amended).  Sen Ferguson, et al.  State Vacancy Reform Act.

CH0034  SB0729 (Enrolled).  Sen King, et al.  County Boards of Education - Length of School Year - Adjustments.

CH0028  SB0742  Sen Madaleno, et al.  Income Tax - Wynne Case - Local Government Repayments to the Local Reserve Account.

CH0011  SB0811  The Pres (DLS).  Annual Curative Bill.

CH0012  SB0812  The Pres (DLS).  Annual Corrective Bill.

CH0029  SB0819 (Amended).  Sen Madaleno, et al.  Education – Collective Bargaining – Exclusive Representative’s Access to New Employee Processing.

CH0075  SB0843  Sen Conway.  State Real Estate Commission - Real Estate Guaranty Fund - Fund Transfer.

CH0077  SB0846 (Amended).  Sen Conway, et al.  State Real Estate Commission – Brokers – Business Succession in the Event of Disability.

CH0017  SB0853 (Enrolled).  Sen Klausmeier, et al.  Labor and Employment - General Contractor Liability for Unpaid Wages.

CH0018  SB0855 (Amended).  Sen Guzzone, et al.  2020 Census Grant Program - Establishment and Funding.

CH0059  SB0952 (Amended).  Sens Eckardt and Ferguson.  Tax Sales – Homeowner Protections.

CH0019  SB1048 (Amended).  Sen Smith, et al.  Secure and Accessible Registration Act.

CH0067  SB1057 (Amended).  Cecil County Senators.  Cecil County - Alcoholic Beverages - Alcohol Awareness Program.

CH0069  SB1251  Caroline County Senators.  Property Tax - Municipal Corporations - Electricity Generation Facilities - Negotiated Payments in Lieu of Taxes.

CH0030  SB1265 (Enrolled).  Sen Klausmeier, et al.  Maryland Safe to Learn Act of 2018.

CH0007  SB1267 (Amended).  Sen Middleton, et al.  Maryland Health Benefit Exchange - Establishment of a Reinsurance Program.

[18-09-32]

 


The Judiciary

COURT OF APPEALS OF MARYLAND

DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS

This is to certify that by a Per Curiam Order of the Court of Appeals dated April 10, 2018, BENJAMIN N. NDI, 4205 Sugar Pine Court, Burtonsville, Maryland 20866, non-admitted attorney is excluded under Maryland Rule 19-742(g) from exercising the privilege of practicing law in this State.

[18-09-29]

 

 


Final Action on Regulations

 

Symbol Key

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

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

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

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

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

 

 


Title 08
DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

Subtitle 03 WILDLIFE

08.03.10 General Wildlife Hunting Regulations

Authority: Natural Resources Article, §§10-205 and 10-418, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[17-186-F]

On April 17, 2018, the Secretary of Natural Resources adopted amendments to Regulations .02, .14, and .15 under COMAR 08.03.10 General Wildlife Hunting Regulations. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 44:26 Md. R. 1221 (December 22, 2017), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: May 7, 2018.

MARK J. BELTON
Secretary of Natural Resources

 

Title 10
MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

Subtitle 09 MEDICAL CARE PROGRAMS

10.09.24 Medical Assistance Eligibility

Authority: Estates and Trusts Article, §14.5-1002; Health-General Article, §§2-104(b), 2-105(b), 15-103, 15-105, 15-121, and 15-401—15-407; Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[18-006-F]

On April 5, 2018, the Secretary of Health adopted amendments to Regulation .04-1 under COMAR 10.09.24 Medical Assistance Eligibility. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 45:1 Md. R. 20—21 (January 5, 2018), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: May 7, 2018.

ROBERT R. NEALL
Secretary of Health

 

Subtitle 09 MEDICAL CARE PROGRAMS

10.09.36 General Medical Assistance Provider Participation Criteria

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

Notice of Final Action

[18-007-F]

On April 10, 2018, the Secretary of Health adopted amendments to Regulations .01, .03, .08, and .09 under COMAR 10.09.36 General Medical Assistance Provider Participation Criteria. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 45:1 Md. R. 21—22 (January 5, 2018), has been adopted with the nonsubstantive changes shown below.

Effective Date: May 7, 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:

Regulation .01B(4): The Department changed the word “and” to the word “or” within the definition of “affiliation” in order to correct an inconsistency and to clarify that only one of the factors listed must apply in order to be considered an affiliation.

Regulation .01B(20): The Department added the definition of “terminate” in order to clarify that the proposed action only applies to providers terminated for cause.

.01 Definitions.

A. (text unchanged)

B. Terms Defined.

(1)(3) (proposed text unchanged)

(4) “Affiliation” means:

(a)(b) (proposed text unchanged)

(c) An interest in which an individual or entity exercises operational or managerial control over or directly or indirectly conducts the day-to-day operations of another organization, either under contract or through some other arrangement, regardless of whether the managing individual or entity is a W–2 employee of the organization; [[and]] or

(d) (proposed text unchanged)

(5)(19) (proposed text unchanged)

(20) “Terminate” means a decision by the Program, the federal government, or a state Medicaid agency to end an individual’s or entity’s enrollment with the Program, Medicare, or a state Medicaid program due to a sanction for failure to comply with applicable federal or State laws or regulations or because of a credible allegation of fraud.

[[(20)]] (21) (proposed text unchanged)

ROBERT R. NEALL
Secretary of Health

Subtitle 18 HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS (HIV) INFECTION AND ACQUIRED IMMUNODEFICIENCY SYNDROME (AIDS)

Notice of Final Action

[18-013-F]

On April 16, 2018, the Secretary of Health adopted:

(1) Amendments to Regulations .01, .02, .05, and .06, new Regulations .07 and .09—.11, amendments to and the recodification of existing Regulations .07 and .11 to be Regulations .08 and .13, respectively, the repeal of existing Regulations .08 and .09, and the recodification of existing Regulation .10 to be Regulation .12 under COMAR 10.18.08 HIV Testing Procedures; and

(2) The repeal of Regulations .01—.06 in their entirety under COMAR 10.18.09 HIV Testing for Pregnant Women Receiving Prenatal Care.

This action, which was proposed for adoption in 45:2 Md. R. 90—94 (January 19, 2018), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: May 7, 2018.

ROBERT R. NEALL
Secretary of Health

 

Subtitle 52 PREVENTIVE MEDICINE

10.52.10 HIV and Hepatitis C Testing of Persons Accused or Convicted, or Both, of Certain Crimes

Authority: Criminal Procedure Article, §§11-107—11-117, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[18-015-F]

On April 16, 2018, the Secretary of Health adopted amendments to Regulations .01—.03 and .05—.07 under COMAR 10.52.10 HIV and Hepatitis C Testing of Persons Accused or Convicted, or Both, of Certain Crimes. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 45:2 Md. R. 115—117 (January 19, 2018), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: May 7, 2018.

ROBERT R. NEALL
Secretary of Health

 

Title 12
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONAL SERVICES

Subtitle 13 DIVISION OF PAROLE AND PROBATION

12.13.03 Earned Compliance Credits

Authority: Correctional Services Article, §§2-109, 6-101, and 6-117, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[18-019-F]

On March 5, 2018, the Secretary of Public Safety and Correctional Services, in cooperation with the Director of Parole and Probation, adopted new Regulations .01 — .07 under a new chapter, COMAR 12.13.03 Earned Compliance Credits. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 45:2 Md. R. 121 — 123 (January 19, 2018), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: May 7, 2018.

STEPHEN T. MOYER
Secretary of Public Safety and Correctional Services

 

Title 13B
MARYLAND HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSION

Subtitle 02 ACADEMIC REGULATIONS

Notice of Final Action

[17-309-F]

On March 28, 2018, the Maryland Higher Education Commission adopted:

(1) Amendments to Regulations .03 and .21 under COMAR 13B.02.01 Requirements for Authorization of Out-of-State Degree-Granting Institutions to Operate in Maryland;

(2) Amendments to Regulations .03 and .16 under COMAR 13B.02.02 Minimum Requirements for In-State Degree-Granting Institutions; and

(3) Amendments to Regulations .02, .02-1, .03, .06, .07, .10, .11, .13, .15, and .22 and new Regulation .29 under COMAR 13B.02.03 Academic Programs — Degree-Granting Institutions.

This action, which was proposed for adoption in 44:26 Md. R. 1236 — 1241 (Dec. 22, 2017), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: May 7, 2018.

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

 

Title 21
STATE PROCUREMENT REGULATIONS

Subtitle 10 ADMINISTRATIVE AND CIVIL REMEDIES

Notice of Final Action

[18-045-F]

On April 3, 2018, the Chairman of the Maryland State Board of Contract Appeals adopted:

(1) Amendments to Regulations .03, .04, and .06 under COMAR 21.10.05 Maryland State Board of Contract Appeals—General;

(2) Amendments to Regulations .02—.04, .08—.10, .12 .14—.17, .20, and .22 under COMAR 21.10.06 Maryland State Board of Contract Appeals—Procedures for Appealing Contract Disputes; and

(3) Amendments to Regulations .02, .05, .06, and .08 under COMAR 21.10.07 Maryland State Board of Contract Appeals—Procedures for Appealing Protest.

Also, at this time, the Chairman of the Maryland State Board of Contract Appeals withdraws:

(1) Amendments to Regulations .03 and .09 under COMAR 21.10.02 Protests;

(2) Amendments to Regulation .04 under COMAR 21.10.04 Contract Claims and Disputes;

(3) Amendments to Regulation .05 under COMAR 21.10.05 Maryland State Board of Contract Appeals—General;

(4) Amendments to Regulation .27 and the repeal of Regulation .28 under COMAR 21.10.06 Maryland State Board of Contract Appeals—Procedures for Appealing Contract Disputes.

This action, which was proposed for adoption in 45:4 Md. R. 221—224 (February 16, 2018), has been adopted as otherwise proposed.

Effective Date: May 7, 2018.

BETHAMY BEAM
Chairman
Maryland State Board of Contract Appeals

 

Title 29
DEPARTMENT OF STATE POLICE

Subtitle 06 FIRE PREVENTION COMMISSION

29.06.05 Fire Sprinkler Contractor Licensing Regulations

Authority: Public Safety Article, §§6-206 and 9-901—9-905, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[17-287-F]

On April 1, 2018, the Secretary of State Police adopted amendments to Regulations .02 and .04 under COMAR 29.06.05 Fire Sprinkler Contractor Licensing Regulations. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 44:26 Md. R. 1254 (December 22, 2017), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: May 7, 2018.

WILLIAM M. PALLOZZI
Secretary of State Police

 

Title 30
MARYLAND INSTITUTE FOR EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES SYSTEMS (MIEMSS)

Subtitle 08 DESIGNATION OF TRAUMA AND SPECIALTY REFERRAL CENTERS

[18-044-F]

On April 10, 2018, the State Emergency Medical Services Board adopted:

(1) Amendments to Regulation .02 under COMAR 30.08.01 General Provisions; and

(2) The repeal of existing Regulations .03—.19, new Regulations .03—.22, and the recodification of existing Regulations .20 and .21 to be Regulations .23 and .24 under COMAR 30.08.05 Trauma Center Designation and Verification Standards.

This action, which was proposed for adoption in 45:4 Md. R. 228—242 (February 16, 2018), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: July 1, 2018.

PATRICIA GAINER
Acting Co-executive Director

 

 


Proposed Action on Regulations

 


 



Title 08
DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

Subtitle 02 FISHERIES SERVICE

Notice of Proposed Action

[18-113-P]

The Secretary of Natural Resources proposes to amend:

(1) Regulation .02 under COMAR 08.02.05 Fish;

(2) Regulations .03, .09, and .10 under COMAR 08.02.15 Striped Bass; and

(3) Regulations .01 and .03 under COMAR 08.02.25 Gear.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to reduce the minimum size of striped bass for the recreational and charter boat summer and fall fishery in the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal tributaries from 20 inches to 19 inches. The proposed action makes changes in several chapters to accomplish the purpose including changes to the season, gear, and use of bait. All changes apply to recreational anglers and charter boats.  Changes for the restrictions that are made for the period May through December for hook requirements and striped bass sizes and seasons are specific to 2018 and 2019 and do not apply to other years.

The Department, in cooperation with stakeholder groups, has completed a process with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission that will allow us to reduce the minimum size of striped bass for the recreational and charter boat summer and fall fishery in the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal tributaries from 20 inches to 19 inches. The Department’s intention is to reduce dead discards of striped bass that occur throughout the summer/fall when anglers are using bait.

In 2015, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission required that all states implement management measures to reduce commercial and recreational striped bass harvest coastwide. This action was taken due to concerns about the size of the adult/migratory female portion of the population. In Maryland, we increased our minimum size for recreational anglers from 18 to 20 inches. At the same time, the 2011 year class of striped bass in the Chesapeake Bay was about to reach an 18—20 inch size. Because of this, we expected to see a large number of sublegal fish caught and released that first year. As expected, our estimated number of released fish increased in 2015 and this trend continued in 2016 and 2017. Concerned recreational anglers reported to the Department that large numbers of sublegal fish caught and released were dying as a result of a combination of factors including high water temperatures and ‘deep hooking’ while chumming and live-lining. In the summer of 2017, the Department held a meeting with stakeholders to talk about their concerns. Stakeholder groups represented included the Coastal Conservation Association, Maryland Charter Boat Association, Maryland Watermen’s Association, Maryland Sportsmen’s Foundation, and Delmarva Fisheries Association. When concerns over the number of dead discards were raised, the Department committed to working with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission to develop a plan to address the issue. The Department considered a number of management alternatives to address the issue and presented options to the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s Technical Committee for approval. Based on feedback received from the groups mentioned above, the Department presented the 19-inch/circle hook option to the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission for approval.

On February 7, 2018, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s Atlantic Striped Bass Board approved a request from the State of Maryland to reduce the recreational striped bass minimum size limit from 20 inches to 19 inches from May 16 through December 15 this year. Making this change also requires the Department to shorten the season and require the use of circle hooks when chumming and/or live-lining. The proposal to the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission was presented as a “conservation equivalency” plan, meaning that the same overall fishing mortality (both kept/harvested fish and fish that die after being released — dead discards) is expected to occur with the smaller size limit. The Department anticipates less dead discards and more harvest in 2018. It has been proven that circle hooks reduce discard mortality. The configuration of the hook makes it less likely to fatally hook or ‘deep hook’ a fish when using bait compared with the standard ‘J’ hook. The Board approved the proposal and gave the Department permission to proceed with implementing these measures. The Department is required to submit a follow up report to the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission next year focused on compliance and enforcement of the new regulations.

 

Proposed Changes to Chapter 5 Fish

Currently, there are special rules for using bait in the Susquehanna Flats and Northeast River. The regulatory text is somewhat confusing since the section referenced has two time periods, but only one applies to the bait rules. The proposed action clarifies the regulatory text by specifying that the period for special bait regulations for the Susquehanna Flats and Northeast River is March 1 through May 3. The term “circle hook” is defined in regulation (COMAR 08.02.25.01) as a non-offset hook with the point turned perpendicularly back to the shank. Therefore, the proposed action clarifies the regulatory text by removing the term “non-offset” from this chapter.

The proposed action specifies the hook requirements for a person who is using bait while recreationally fishing in the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal tributaries during the period from May 16 through December 15. Circle hooks are required from May 16 through December 15 when chumming or live-lining, regardless of which species is being targeted. If a person is not chumming or live-lining, but is fishing with bait (fish, crabs, worms, or processed bait), they must use a “J” hook or a circle hook. Allowing the use of “J” hooks will allow anglers who pursue other fish (catfish, cobia, spot, croaker, white perch, etc.) to continue to do so. No other hooks are allowed to be used during that time period. By specifying the type of hooks that may be used, the regulation eliminates the use of treble hooks when bait fishing. Treble hooks are known to increase the chances of deep hooking when used while bait fishing.

 

Proposed Changes to Chapter 15 Striped Bass

The proposed action changes the end of the recreational and charter boat summer and fall season for taking striped bass from December 20 to December 15 in the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal tributaries, except for the tributaries of the Potomac River. The season is not changing in the tidal tributaries of the Potomac River to maintain consistency with Potomac River Fisheries Commission’s management of striped bass in the mainstem of the Potomac River. The proposed action changes the minimum size of striped bass for the summer and fall fishery in the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal tributaries from 20 inches to 19 inches.

 

Proposed Changes to Chapter 25 Gear

The proposed action adds definitions for chumming and live-lining. The term “fish” is defined in Natural Resources Article, §4-101, Annotated Code of Maryland, and means finfish, crustaceans, mollusks, and amphibians and reptiles which spend the majority of their life cycle in water and any part, egg, offspring, or dead body of any of these species. Chumming includes all fish and other attractants upon which fish might feed. Chumming is specific to putting those items into the water without a hook for the purpose of attracting finfish. Live-lining is specific to using live finfish with active line fishing gear (hook and line, rod and reel, or handlines). Finfish include species like minnows, spot, eels, perch, menhaden, fallfish, and chubs. It does not include species like crabs, shrimp, worms, or processed bait. The proposed action also clarifies the areas in COMAR where additional rules for active line fishing gear are located.

Comparison to Federal Standards

There is no corresponding federal standard to this proposed action.

 

Estimate of Economic Impact

I. Summary of Economic Impact. The proposed action may have an economic impact on recreational anglers, charter boat operations, and tackle stores from May through December 2018 and May through December 2019.

 

 

Revenue (R+/R-)

 

II. Types of Economic Impact.

Expenditure (E+/E-)

Magnitude

 


A. On issuing agency:

NONE

B. On other State agencies:

NONE

C. On local governments:

NONE

 

 

Benefit (+)

Cost (-)

Magnitude

 


D. On regulated industries or trade groups:

(1) Type of hook — anglers/charters

(-)

Indeterminable

(2) Shortened season — charters

(-)

Indeterminable

(3) Minimum size — anglers/charters

(+)

Indeterminable

E. On other industries or trade groups:

(1) Type of hook — tackle shops

(-)

Indeterminable

(2) Shortened season — tackle shops

NONE

NONE

F. Direct and indirect effects on public:

NONE

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

D(1). NOAA Fisheries Marine Recreational Information Program (MRIP) data from 2012—2016 shows that approximately 760,000 anglers make 2.5 million fishing trips annually in Maryland waters. Some anglers and charter captains will have to purchase new hooks, but some already have the hooks available to them so we cannot determine the actual impact.

D(2). Decreasing the season by 5 days means that the charter industry could be negatively impacted if customers stop scheduling trips. However, if the customer has a better experience because they are witness to less overall mortality when using circle hooks, they may schedule more trips earlier in the season. The charter industry may change their business model at the end of the season. Instead of harvesting striped bass they could plan trips for catch and release or switch to other species in December. We are not able to predict the actions of anglers or businesses so the actual impact cannot be determined.

D(3). Changing the minimum size will give anglers an increased probability of success because a greater proportion of the striped bass in the Chesapeake bay and its tidal tributaries will be harvestable. Increasing harvest can be considered by some as a more successful trip and this could enhance their fishing experience. This could increase charter businesses by having satisfied and return customers. This impact is indeterminable because we are not able to predict angler activity.

E(1). Some tackle stores may be negatively impacted because they may not sell as many J hooks that they normally do and will have excess inventory. However, they may be positively impacted because they will sell circle hooks. It is unknown how many hooks of each type tackle shops sell in a year so the actual impact is indeterminable.

E(2). People can still go fishing, so they can still purchase gear and bait, they just can’t keep striped bass.

Economic Impact on Small Businesses

The proposed action has a meaningful economic impact on small business. An analysis of this economic impact follows.

The proposed action may have an economic impact on charter boat operations and tackle stores. Both of those types of businesses are generally considered small businesses. Please see the Assumptions in the Estimate of Economic Impact for how it could impact the 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 Bait and Striped Bass Regulations, Regulatory Staff, Department of Natural Resources Fishing and Boating Services, 580 Taylor Avenue, B-2, Annapolis, MD 21401, or call 410-260-8300, or email to fisheriespubliccomment.dnr@maryland.gov, or fax to 410-260-8310. Comments will be accepted through May 29, 2018. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

 

08.02.05 Fish

Authority: Natural Resources Article, §§4-215 and 4-221, Annotated Code of Maryland

.02 General Fishing Prohibitions.

A.—E. (text unchanged)

F. Bait.

(1) When using fish, crabs, or worms as bait, or processed bait, a person recreationally angling in the Susquehanna Flats and Northeast River during the period [set forth in §E of this regulation] March 1 through May 3 shall only use a:

(a) [Non-offset circle hooks] Circle hook; or

(b) “J” [hooks] hook with a gap of less than or equal to 1/2 inch between the point and the shank.

(2) Except for chumming or live-lining, when using fish, crabs, or worms as bait, or processed bait, a person recreationally angling in the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal tributaries during the periods May 16, 2018 through December 15, 2018 and May 16, 2019 through December 15, 2019 shall only use a:

(a) Circle hook; or

(b) “J” hook.

(3) When chumming or live-lining, a person recreationally angling in the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal tributaries during the periods May 16, 2018 through December 15, 2018 and May 16, 2019 through December 15, 2019 shall only use a circle hook.

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

G.—P. (text unchanged)

 

08.02.15 Striped Bass

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

.03 Spawning Rivers, Areas, and Reaches.

A.—D. (text unchanged)

E. Fishing Restrictions for the Period March 1 Through the Third Friday in April. The restrictions in this section apply to the waters of the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal tributaries that are not closed in accordance with §D(1) of this regulation. During the period from March 1 through the third Friday in April:

(1) A person recreationally angling:

(a) When using fish, crabs, or worms as bait, or processed bait, shall only use a:

(i) Circle [hooks] hook; or

(ii) “J” [hooks] hook with a gap of less than or equal to 1/2 inch between the point and the shank;

(b) (text unchanged)

(c) Shall only use barbless hooks while trolling; and

(2) (text unchanged)

.09 Recreational and Charter Boat Summer and Fall Fishery in the Chesapeake Bay and Its Tidal Tributaries.

A. Early Season.

(1) (text unchanged)

(2) Chesapeake Bay and Its Tidal Tributaries.

(a) (text unchanged)

(b) Catch Restrictions.

(i) (text unchanged)

(ii) [A] Except as provided in §A(2)(b)(iii), a person may catch and possess two striped bass at least 20 inches total length, only one of which may be greater than 28 inches total length.

(iii) During the periods May 16, 2018 through May 31, 2018 and May 16, 2019 through May 31, 2019, a person may catch and possess two striped bass at least 19 inches total length, only one of which may be greater than 28 inches total length.

(3) Susquehanna Flats and Northeast River.

(a) (text unchanged)

(b) Catch Restrictions.

(i) (text unchanged)

(ii) [A] Except as provided in §A(3)(b)(iv), a person may catch and possess one striped bass between 20 and 26 inches, inclusive, total length.

(iii) (text unchanged)

(iv) During the periods May 16, 2018 through May 31, 2018 and May 16, 2019 through May 31, 2019, a person may catch and possess one striped bass between 19 and 26 inches, inclusive, total length.

B. Summer and Fall Season.

(1) The recreational and charter boat summer and fall season for taking striped bass is [June 1 through December 20.]:

(a) June 1 through December 15 for the years 2018 and 2019; and

(b) June 1 through December 20 for all other years.

(2) (text unchanged)

(3) Catch Restrictions.

(a) (text unchanged)

(b) [A] Except as provided in §B(3)(c), a person may catch and possess two striped bass at least 20 inches total length, only one of which may be greater than 28 inches total length.

(c) During the periods June 1, 2018 through December 15, 2018 and June 1, 2019 through December 15, 2019, a person may catch and possess two striped bass at least 19 inches total length, only one of which may be greater than 28 inches total length.

C. (text unchanged)

.10 Recreational and Charter Boat Summer and Fall Fishery for Maryland Tributaries of the Potomac River.

A.—B. (text unchanged)

C. Size Limit.

(1) [A] Except as provided in §C(2), a person may catch and possess two striped bass at least 20 inches total length, only one of which may be greater than 28 inches total length.

(2) During the periods May 16, 2018 through December 31, 2018 and May 16, 2019 through December 31, 2019, a person may catch and possess two striped bass at least 19 inches total length, only one of which may be greater than 28 inches total length.

 

08.02.25 Gear

Authority: Natural Resources Article, §§4-215 and 4-221, Annotated Code of Maryland

.01 Gear Definitions.

A. (text unchanged)

B. Terms Defined.

(1)—(4) (text unchanged)

(5) “Chumming” means placing fish, parts of fish, or other natural or manmade attractants upon which fish might feed, in the water, not attached to a hook, for the purpose of attracting fish to a particular area so that they might be caught.

[(5)] (6)[(25)] (26) (text unchanged)

(27) “Live-lining” means using a live finfish on a hook for the purpose of catching other fish with:

(a) Hook and line;

(b) Rod and reel; or

(c) Handlines.

[(26)] (28)[(43)] (45) (text unchanged)

.03 Recreational Gear — Tidal Waters.

A.—B. (text unchanged)

C. Active Line Fishing Gear.

(1)—(4) (text unchanged)

(5) Additional restrictions on active line fishing gear [used to catch striped bass] may be found at COMAR 08.02.05.02 and COMAR 08.02.15.03.

D.—G. (text unchanged)

MARK J. BELTON
Secretary of Natural Resources

 

Title 09
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING, AND REGULATION

Subtitle 12 DIVISION OF LABOR AND INDUSTRY

09.12.31 Maryland Occupational Safety and Health Act — Incorporation by Reference of Federal Standards

Authority: Labor and Employment Article, §§2-106(b)(4) and 5-312(b), Annotated Code

Notice of Proposed Action

[18-091-P]

The Commissioner of Labor and Industry proposes to adopt, through incorporation by reference under COMAR 09.12.31 Maryland Occupational Safety and Health Act — Incorporation by Reference of Federal Standards, amendments to 29 CFR Part 1910, published in 81 FR 82981—83006 (November 18, 2016).

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to incorporate by reference amendments to 29 CFR §§1910 Construction, 1915 Maritime, and 1926 General Industry standards for employee safety and health related to silica exposure.

Comparison to Federal Standards

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

Estimate of Economic Impact

I. Summary of Economic Impact. This action is being taken to incorporate by reference updates to the existing federal standards regarding employee exposure to silica. It is not expected to have a large impact on the Department as the changes update existing standards currently enforced. A comprehensive economic impact was performed by the Department of Labor and is contained in Section VII of the preamble to this Federal Register proposed for adoption. In summary on a nationwide scale, the rule is estimated to prevent 642 fatalities and 918 moderate-to-severe silicosis cases annually once it is fully effective, and the estimated cost of the rule is $1,030 million annually. The discounted monetized benefits of the rule are estimated to be $8.7 billion annually, and the rule is estimated to generate net benefits of approximately $7.7 billion annually. To extrapolate, Maryland currently accounts for 2.1% of the nation’s gross domestic product (GDP). Under the federal assumptions of economic impact and assuming a proportionate affect based on Maryland’s share of the GDP, Maryland could potentially have a net benefit of $160 million annually.

 

 

Revenue (R+/R-)

 

II. Types of Economic Impact.

Expenditure

(E+/E-)

Magnitude

 


A. On issuing agency:

Outreach and enforcement

(E+)

Minimal

B. On other State agencies:

NONE

C. On local governments:

NONE

 

 

Benefit (+)
Cost (-)

Magnitude

 


D. On regulated industries or trade groups:

(+)

Minimal

E. On other industries or trade groups:

NONE

F. Direct and indirect effects on public:

(+)

Minimal

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

A. There will be a small increase in operational expenses associated with assisting employers with, and ensuring compliance with, the updated federal silica standards.

D. according to the Department of Labor’s economic impact this rule will have positive net economic impact.

F. The positive net economic impact on industry is estimated to have a corollary positive economic impact on the public.

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 Mischelle F. Vanreusel, Regulatory and Grants Coordinator, 1100 North Eutaw Street, Room 600, Baltimore, MD 21201, or call 410-767-2225, or email to Mischelle.vanreusel@maryland.gov, or fax to 410-767-2986. Comments will be accepted through April 16, 2018. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

A. In General.

(1)—(18) (text unchanged).

(19) All amendments and revisions to 29 CFR Parts 1910, 1915, and 1926 that appear in the Federal Register on March 25, 2016 (81 FR 16286—16890) are incorporated by reference, as amended. Effective date:

B.—ZZ-2. (text unchanged)

MATTHEW S. HELMINIAK
Commissioner Labor and Industry

 

Subtitle 13 BOARD FOR PROFESSIONAL LAND SURVEYORS

09.13.06 Minimum Standards of Practice

Authority: Business Occupations and Professions Article, §15-208(b)(4), Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Proposed Action

[18-108-P]

The State Board for Professional Land Surveyors proposes to amend Regulation .12 under COMAR 09.13.06 Minimum Standards of Practice. This action was considered by the Board at a public meeting held March 7, 2018, notice of which was published on the Board’s website pursuant to General Provisions Article, §3-302(c), Annotated Code of Maryland.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to update and simplify the requirements for digital signatures.

Comparison to Federal Standards

There is no corresponding federal standard to this proposed action.

Estimate of Economic Impact

The proposed action has no economic impact.

Economic Impact on Small Businesses

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

Impact on Individuals with Disabilities

The proposed action has no impact on individuals with disabilities.

Opportunity for Public Comment

Comments may be sent to Steve Long Executive Director, State Board for Professional Engineers, 500 N. Calvert Street, Baltimore, MD 21202, or call 410-230-6262, or email to steve.long@maryland.gov. Comments will be accepted through June 1, 2018. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

Open Meeting

Final action on the proposal will be considered by the Board for Professional Land Surveyors during a public meeting to be held on August 1, 2018, at 500 N. Calvert Street, 3rd Floor, Baltimore, MD 21202.

.12 Business Practices.

A. — I. (text unchanged)

J. Types of Signatures.

(1) (text unchanged)

(2) A digital signature described in [this section] §J(1)(b) of this regulation shall satisfy the following criteria:

(a) It must contain an identification unique to a licensee using it, such as the licensee’s name and license number;

(b) (text unchanged)

(c) It must be [independently] verifiable; and

(d) [It must be attached to an electronic document to which it is applied in such a manner that invalidates any modification of data to the document] It must be linked to the document in such a manner that any subsequent modifications to the document after the digital signature is appended to it will result in the document no longer being prepared or approved by the licensee.

(3) Nothing in this regulation is intended to modify any of the requirements set forth in §I of this regulation.

JOHN METTEE, III
Chairman
State Board for Professional Land Surveyors

 

Subtitle 23 BOARD FOR PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS

09.23.03 Code of Ethics

Authority: Business Occupations and Professions Article, §§14-205, 14-208, and 14-4A-02, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Proposed Action

[18-092-P]

The State Board for Professional Engineers proposes to amend Regulation .09 under COMAR 09.23.03 Code of Ethics. This action was considered by the Board at a public meeting held March 8, 2018, notice of which was published on the Board’s website pursuant to General Provisions Article, §3-302(c), Annotated Code of Maryland.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to update and simplify the requirements for digital signatures.

Comparison to Federal Standards

There is no corresponding federal standard to this proposed action.

Estimate of Economic Impact

The proposed action has no economic impact.

Economic Impact on Small Businesses

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

Impact on Individuals with Disabilities

The proposed action has no impact on individuals with disabilities.

Opportunity for Public Comment

Comments may be sent to Steve Long Executive Director, State Board for Professional Engineers, 500 N. Calvert Street, Baltimore, MD 21202, or call 410-230-6262, or email to steve.long@maryland.gov. Comments will be accepted through June 1, 2018. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

Open Meeting

Final action on the proposal will be considered by the Board for Professional Engineers during a public meeting to be held on May 10, 2018, at 500 N. Calvert Street, 3rd Floor, Baltimore, MD 21202.

.09 Signing and Sealing Requirements.

A. — D. (text unchanged)

E. Original Signature

(1) (text unchanged)

(2) For the purposes of this regulation, the term “original signature” means:

(a) (text unchanged)

(b) A digital signature, which satisfies the following requirements:

(i) — (iii) (text unchanged)

(iv) It is linked to the document in such a manner that [the digital signature is invalidated if any data in the document is modified] any subsequent modifications to the document after the digital signature was appended to it will result in the document no longer being prepared or approved by the licensee.

STEVEN A. ARNDT, Ph.D.
Chair

 

Title 11
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Subtitle 06 MARYLAND TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION

11.06.03 Prohibition on Smoking on Board Maryland Transit Administration Passenger Cars

Authority: Transportation Article, §§7-7204(c) and 7-903, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Proposed Action

[18-107-P]

     The Maryland Transit Administration proposes to repeal Regulations .01 and .02 under COMAR 11.06.03 Prohibition of Smoking on Board Maryland Transit Administration Passenger Cars.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to repeal an unnecessary chapter of regulations. The legal prohibition of smoking on board passenger railroad cars covered under the Maryland Clean Indoor Air Act of 2007 (Ch. 502, Acts of 2007) and the provisions of Transportation Article, §7-705(b)(2), Annotated Code of Maryland. In addition, both West Virginia and the District of Columbia, the other jurisdictions in which MARC trains operate, have legal provisions that allow for the prohibition of smoking aboard passenger trains without regulations.

Comparison to Federal Standards

There is no corresponding federal standard to this proposed action.

Estimate of Economic Impact

The proposed action has no economic impact.

Economic Impact on Small Businesses

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

Impact on Individuals with Disabilities

The proposed action has no impact on individuals with disabilities.

 

 

Opportunity for Public Comment

Comments may be sent to Craig B. Chesek, Regulations Coordinator, Maryland Department of Transportation, 7201 Corporate Center Drive Hanover, Maryland 21076, or call 410-865-1353, or email to cchesek@mdot.state.md.us, or fax to 1-888-713-1414. Comments will be accepted through May 29, 2018. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

KEVIN B. QUINN, JR.
Administrator
Maryland Transit
Administration

 

Subtitle 15 MOTOR VEHICLE ADMINISTRATION—VEHICLE REGISTRATION

11.15.01 Gratis Registration Plates

Authority: Transportation Article, §§12-104(b), 13-903, 13-615, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Proposed Action

[18-093-P]

The Administrator of the Motor Vehicle Administration proposes to repeal Regulation .01 under COMAR 11.15.01 Gratis Registration Plates.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to repeal outdated and onerous regulations for the types of proof the Motor Vehicle Administration may require specified applicants to provide when applying for gratis plates.

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 Tracey C. Sheffield, Regulations Coordinator, MVA, 6601 Ritchie Highway N.E., Room 200, Glen Burnie, MD 21062, or call 410-768-7545, or email to tsheffield@mdot.state.md.us, or fax to 410-768-7506. Comments will be accepted through May 29, 2018. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

CHRISTINE NIZER
Administrator
Motor Vehicle Administration

 

Subtitle 15 MOTOR VEHICLE ADMINISTRATION—VEHICLE REGISTRATION

11.15.07 Special Registration Number — Personalized Plates

Authority: Transportation Article, §§12-104(b) and 13-613, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Proposed Action

[18-094-P]

The Administrator of the Motor Vehicle Administration proposes to repeal Regulations .01—.03 under COMAR 11.15.07 Special Registration Number — Personalized Plates.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to repeal duplicative, outdated, and onerous regulations for the issuance of special registration-personalized plates because the requirements are specifically set out in statute.

Comparison to Federal Standards

There is no corresponding federal standard to this proposed action.

Estimate of Economic Impact

The proposed action has no economic impact.

Economic Impact on Small Businesses

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

Impact on Individuals with Disabilities

The proposed action has no impact on individuals with disabilities.

Opportunity for Public Comment

Comments may be sent to Tracey C. Sheffield, Regulations Coordinator, MVA, 6601 Ritchie Highway N.E., Room 200, Glen Burnie, MD 21062, or call 410-768-7545, or email to tsheffield@mdot.state.md.us, or fax to 410-768-7506. Comments will be accepted through May 29, 2018. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

CHRISTINE NIZER
Administrator
Motor Vehicle Administration

 

Subtitle 15 MOTOR VEHICLE ADMINISTRATION—VEHICLE REGISTRATION

11.15.15 Issuance of Chesapeake Bay Commemorative Plates

Authority: Transportation Article, §§12-104(b) and 13-618, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Proposed Action

[18-095-P]

The Administrator of the Motor Vehicle Administration proposes to repeal Regulations .01 and .03 and amend Regulation .02 under COMAR 11.15.15 Issuance of Chesapeake Bay Commemorative Plates.

 

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to repeal duplicative, outdated, and onerous regulations for the issuance of Chesapeake Bay Commemorative Plates. This action also clarifies to whom the fees are to be distributed, the Motor Vehicle Administration and the Chesapeake Bay Trust, a nonprofit organization created by the Maryland General Assembly in 1995.

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 Tracey C. Sheffield, Regulations Coordinator, MVA, 6601 Ritchie Highway N.E., Room 200, Glen Burnie, MD 21062, or call 410-768-7545, or email to tsheffield@mdot.state.md.us, or fax to 410-768-7506. Comments will be accepted through May 29, 2018. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

.02 Distribution of Funds.

A. [The] Pursuant to Transportation Article, §13-618, Annotated Code of Maryland, the fee [provided for in Regulation .01E of this chapter] shall be distributed as follows:

(1) (text unchanged)

(2) $10 to the Chesapeake Bay Trust, a nonprofit organization created by the Maryland General Assembly in 1985.

B. (text unchanged)

CHRISTINE NIZER
Administrator
Motor Vehicle Administration

 

Subtitle 15 MOTOR VEHICLE ADMINISTRATION—VEHICLE REGISTRATION

11.15.19 Special Registration Numbers and Plates for Members of Certain Nonprofit Organizations

Authority: Transportation Article, §§12-104(b) and 13-619, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Proposed Action

[18-096-P]

     The Administrator of the Motor Vehicle Administration proposes to repeal Regulations .01 and .02 and amend Regulations .03, .06, and .08 under COMAR 11.15.19 Special Registration Numbers and Plates for Members of Certain Nonprofit Organizations.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to eliminate the list of eligible classes of vehicles that may be issued a special registration since they are already set in statute. This action also corrects fee references.

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 Tracey C. Sheffield, Regulations Coordinator, MVA, 6601 Ritchie Highway N.E., Room 200, Glen Burnie, MD 21062, or call 410-768-7545, or email to tsheffield@mdot.state.md.us, or fax to 410-768-7506. Comments will be accepted through May 29, 2018. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

.03 Special Registration Numbers and Plates.

A. — B. (text unchanged)

C. An organization that has had special registration plates without a logo issued under Transportation Article, §13-619, Annotated Code of Maryland, may request the issuance of new special registration plates with its logo. However, once this request has been approved, all existing nonlogo special registration plates related to the organization in the Administration’s stock shall be destroyed. A member of an organization who previously was issued special nonlogo plates which were subsequently lost, stolen, or mutilated, shall be issued only new special plates with the logo selected by the organization, upon payment of the additional fee [required by Regulation .02B(2) of this chapter] as set forth in COMAR 11.11.05.

D. — E. (text unchanged)

F. A nonprofit organization requesting special registration plates with the nonprofit organization’s official logo shall submit camera-ready artwork of the logo which meets the Administration’s specifications. In addition, the:

(1) — (2) (text unchanged)

(3) Logo artwork submitted shall be in a [positive] form acceptable to the Administration.

.06 Approval of Nonprofit Organization for Special Registration.

A. The organization representative shall apply to the Motor Vehicle Administration, 6601 Ritchie Highway, N. E., Glen Burnie, Maryland 21062 and include the following information:

(1) (text unchanged)

(2) Special registration plate scheme requested by the organization [(for example, 3 alphabetical and 4 numeric characters or 2 alphabetical and 5 numeric characters)] and an alternate selection;

(3) — (4) (text unchanged)

B. (text unchanged)

.08 Renewal of Special Registration Numbers and Plates.

A. This regulation governs issuance of validation stickers only to members of nonprofit organizations [identified in Regulation .01] who have already been issued special registration plates. During a registration year in which new registration plates are being issued for all motor vehicles, the procedures outlined in Regulation .07 shall be followed.

B. — F. (text unchanged)

CHRISTINE NIZER
Administrator
Motor Vehicle Administration

 

Subtitle 15 MOTOR VEHICLE ADMINISTRATION—VEHICLE REGISTRATION

11.15.20 Dump Service Registration

Authority: Transportation Article, §§12-104(b) and [13-010] 13-919, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Proposed Action

[18-097-P]

The Administrator of the Motor Vehicle Administration proposes to repeal Regulations .02 and .03 and amend Regulations .04 and .05 under COMAR 11.15.20 Dump Service Registration.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to eliminate eligible classes of vehicles, as they are already set out in statute, and to eliminate outdated regulations regarding noncompliant vehicles. This action also corrects the statutory authority, removes the requirement for transporting concrete blocks, and corrects references to where fees are set out in statue.

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 Tracey C. Sheffield, Regulations Coordinator, MVA, 6601 Ritchie Highway N.E., Room 200, Glen Burnie, MD 21062, or call 410-768-7545, or email to tsheffield@mdot.state.md.us, or fax to 410-768-7506. Comments will be accepted through May 29, 2018. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

.04 Requirements.

A. — B. (text unchanged)

[C. Dump service registered vehicles, when transporting concrete blocks, may haul not more than two pallets of cement or mortar in bags stacked not more than eight bags high and not larger than 42 x 48 inches, or any combination of cement or mortar that does not exceed the maximum amounts permitted by this section.]

.05 Procedures for Applying for Dump Service Registration.

A. Two or Three Axle Dump Service Vehicles. The original application for registration shall be accompanied by:

(1) — (2) (text unchanged)

(3) The fee as set forth in [COMAR 11.11.05] Transportation Article, §13-919, Annotated Code of Maryland.

B. Four or More Axle Dump Service Vehicles. The original application for registration shall be accompanied by:

(1) — (3) (text unchanged)

(4) The fee as set forth in [COMAR 11.11.05] Transportation Article, §13-919, Annotated Code of Maryland.

CHRISTINE NIZER
Administrator
Motor Vehicle Administration

 

Subtitle 15 MOTOR VEHICLE ADMINISTRATION—VEHICLE REGISTRATION

11.15.23 Special Registration Plates for Recipients of Combat-Related Armed Forces Medals and Honorably Discharged Veterans

Authority: Transportation Article, §§12-104(b) and 13-619, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Proposed Action

[18-098-P]

     The Administrator of the Motor Vehicle Administration proposes to amend Regulations .01 and .04 and repeal Regulation .02 under COMAR 11.15.23 Special Registration Plates for Recipients of Combat-Related Armed Forces Medals and Honorably Discharged Veterans.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to repeal the list of military medal plates available to customers from the MVA, allowing MVA to be more responsive to our veteran community in working with Veterans Affairs as new medals are issued.

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 Tracey C. Sheffield, Regulations Coordinator, MVA, 6601 Ritchie Highway N.E., Room 200, Glen Burnie, MD 21062, or call 410-768-7545, or email to tsheffield@mdot.state.md.us, or fax to 410-768-7506. Comments will be accepted through May 29, 2018. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

.01 Scope.

A. The Administration, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Defense, the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs, and appropriate representatives of the various branches of the armed forces, [has identified the medals listed in §B of this regulation to be] shall maintain a list of combat-related [and] medals which, when awarded to an individual who registers a vehicle in this State, qualify that individual for special registration under this chapter.

[B. The following medals are eligible:

(1) Medal of Honor;

(2) Purple Heart;

(3) Silver Star;

(4) Bronze Star;

(5) Distinguished Service Cross;

(6) Navy Cross;

(7) Air Force Cross;

(8) American Campaign Medal;

(9) Distinguished Flying Cross;

(10) Armed Forces Expeditionary;

(11) Vietnam Service Medal;

(12) Korean Service Medal;

(13) Southwest Asia Service Medal;

(14) European African Middle Eastern Medal;

(15) Asiatic Pacific Medal;

(16) Combat Infantry Insignia;

(17) World War II Victory Medal; and

(18) Gold Star.]

[C.] B. [D.] C. (text unchanged)

.04 Special Registration Number and Plates.

A. —G. (text unchanged)

[H. Once a design of each combat-related medal or honorably discharged veteran registration plate scheme has been made, it is permanent and may not be changed.]

[I.] H. (text unchanged)

CHRISTINE NIZER
Administrator
Motor Vehicle Administration

 

Subtitle 15 MOTOR VEHICLE ADMINISTRATION—VEHICLE REGISTRATION

11.15.27 Four or More Axle Dump Service Vehicles

Authority: Transportation Article, §§12-104(b) and 13-919, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Proposed Action

[18-099-P]

     The Administrator of the Motor Vehicle Administration proposes to amend Regulations .01, .02, .07, and .08 and repeal Regulation .04 under COMAR 11.15.27 Four or More Axle Dump Service Vehicles.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to eliminate the exception for a three-axle vehicle to be operated at the gross vehicle weight limit specified under this chapter. This proposed action also eliminates outdated references and defines “gross vehicle weight”.

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 Tracey C. Sheffield, Regulations Coordinator, MVA, 6601 Ritchie Highway N.E., Room 200, Glen Burnie, MD 21062, or call 410-768-7545, or email to tsheffield@mdot.state.md.us, or fax to 410-768-7506. Comments will be accepted through May 29, 2018. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

.01 Scope and Application.

A. (text unchanged)

[B. This chapter is promulgated in accordance with the provisions of Transportation Article, §13-919, Annotated Code of Maryland, Chapter 480 of the Acts of the General Assembly of 1993, and Chapter 677 of the Acts of the General Assembly of 1994.]

[C.] B. (text unchanged)

[D. This chapter applies to all dump service registration vehicles subject to the provisions of Chapter 480 of the Acts of the General Assembly of 1993 and Chapter 677 of the Acts of the General Assembly of 1994, including those vehicles in a dealer’s existing inventory as of December 31, 1994].

.02 Definitions.

A. (text unchanged)

B. Terms Defined.

(1) — (2) (text unchanged)

(3) “Gross vehicle weight (GVW)” means the total vehicle weight, including load, as designated by the vehicle manufacturer.

[(3)] (4) [(4)] (5) (text unchanged)

.07 Vehicle Operation.

A. The lift axle shall be fully engaged by a dump service vehicle, which is registered for 70,000 pounds, when operating with a [gross vehicle weight] GVW above 55,000 pounds.

B. Lift Axle Loading Requirements.

(1) When fully engaged in accordance with §A of this regulation, the lift axle shall have certified air pressure to assure the minimum load of 13,500 pounds with a maximum tolerance of minus 1,500 pounds for an evenly loaded vehicle with a [gross weight] GVW of 70,000 pounds.

(2) (text unchanged)

C. — D. (text unchanged)

.08 Enforcement.

A. A dump service registration vehicle registered for 70,000 pounds GVW, traveling with a [gross vehicle weight] GVW over 55,000 pounds without the lift axle being fully engaged shall be in violation of Maryland law and subject to a recommended fine of $500.

B. — F. (text unchanged)

CHRISTINE NIZER
Administrator
Motor Vehicle Administration

 

Subtitle 15 MOTOR VEHICLE ADMINISTRATION—VEHICLE REGISTRATION

11.15.28 Vehicle Registration Suspension and Nonrenewal for Failure to Pay Toll

Authority: Transportation Article, §§12-104(b), 21-1414, and 27-110, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Proposed Action

[18-100-P]

     The Administrator of the Motor Vehicle Administration proposes to amend Regulations .03 and .04 under COMAR 11.15.28 Vehicle Registration Suspension and Nonrenewal for Failure to Pay Toll.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to clarify that the Administration may renew or transfer a vehicle registration and may lift a vehicle registration suspension only after the Authority notifies the Administration to do so in accordance with COMAR 11.07.07.08, which no longer requires full satisfaction of all outstanding toll violations.

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 Tracey C. Sheffield, Regulations Coordinator, MVA, 6601 Ritchie Highway N.E., Room 200, Glen Burnie, MD 21062, or call 410-768-7545, or email to tsheffield@mdot.state.md.us, or fax to 410-768-7506. Comments will be accepted through May 29, 2018. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

.03 Request for Nonrenewal.

A. —B. (text unchanged)

C. The Administration may renew or transfer the vehicle registration only after the Authority notifies the Administration [that all toll violations have been fully satisfied] in accordance with [COMAR 11.07.07.08A] COMAR 11.07.07.08A(1)(b).

.04 Vehicle Registration Suspension.

A. —B. (text unchanged)

C. The Administration may lift the suspension only after the Authority notifies the Administration [that all toll violations have been fully satisfied] in accordance with [COMAR 11.07.07.08B] COMAR 11.07.07.08B(1)(c).

CHRISTINE NIZER
Administrator
Motor Vehicle Administration

 

Subtitle 15 MOTOR VEHICLE ADMINISTRATION—VEHICLE REGISTRATION

11.15.30 Issuance of Special Agriculture Registration Plates

Authority: Transportation Article, §§12-104(b) and 13-619.2, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Proposed Action

[18-101-P]

     The Administrator of the Motor Vehicle Administration proposes to amend Regulation .01 under COMAR 11.15.30 Issuance of Special Agriculture Registration Plates.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to remove duplicative and obsolete language. This action also eliminates the specific description of what the Agricultural plates should depict, allowing more flexibility should a future redesign be required.

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 Tracey C. Sheffield, Regulations Coordinator, MVA, 6601 Ritchie Highway N.E., Room 200, Glen Burnie, MD 21062, or call 410-768-7545, or email to tsheffield@mdot.state.md.us, or fax to 410-768-7506. Comments will be accepted through May 29, 2018. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

.01 Issuance of Special Agriculture Registration Plates.

A. In accordance with Transportation Article, §13-619.2, Annotated Code of Maryland, the Motor Vehicle Administration may issue a specially designed registration plate to honor Maryland agriculture. [The plates shall depict a farm scene to identify the agricultural theme that the plate honors. The numbering scheme shall be subject to approval by the Motor Vehicle Administrator.]

[B. These plates may be issued to the following vehicle classes:

(1) Class A (passenger vehicles);

(2) Class E (truck vehicles with a 1-ton or less manufacturer’s rated capacity);

(3) Class G (trailer vehicles); and

(4) Class M (multipurpose vehicles).]

[C.] B.[D.] C. (text unchanged)

[E. Except as provided in §D of this regulation, the fees assessed for original and substitute special agriculture registration plates and upon registration renewal are as set forth in COMAR 11.11.05.

F. Issuance of original or substitute special agriculture registration plates shall be discontinued on June 30, 2013.]

[G.] D.  (text unchanged)

[H. If special agriculture registration plates are surrendered to the Motor Vehicle Administration for any reason during the period of issuance, the plates shall be destroyed and may not be reactivated.]

CHRISTINE NIZER
Administrator
Motor Vehicle Administration

 

Subtitle 16 MOTOR VEHICLE ADMINISTRATION—VEHICLE OPERATIONS

11.16.04 Revocation of Disabled Registration Plates and Parking Placards

Authority: Transportation Article, §§12-104(b), 13-616, 13616.1, and
13-616.2, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Proposed Action

[18-102-P]

     The Administrator of the Motor Vehicle Administration proposes to amend Regulations .04 and .07 under COMAR 11.16.04 Revocation of Disabled Registration Plates and Parking Placards.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to eliminate obsolete language indicating that the Medical Advisory Board (MAB) evaluates an applicant’s qualifications for issuance of a disabled registration plate or parking placard.

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 Tracey C. Sheffield, Regulations Coordinator, MVA, 6601 Ritchie Highway N.E., Room 200, Glen Burnie, MD 21062, or call 410-768-7545, or email to tsheffield@mdot.state.md.us, or fax to 410-768-7506. Comments will be accepted through May 29, 2018. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

.04 Revocation of Disabled Registration Plates or Parking Placards.

The Administration may revoke an owner’s disabled registration plates or parking placard, if after an investigation, the Administration determines that the owner of the disabled registration plates or parking placard:

A. (text unchanged)

B. Made any misrepresentation in applying for or using the disabled registration plates or parking placard; or

C. Does not currently meet the eligibility requirements for the issuance of disabled registration plates or parking placard[; or ]

[D. Does not meet the requirements for the issuance of disabled registration plates or parking placard after an evaluation by the Medical Advisory Board].

.07 Reissue of Disabled Registration Plates or Parking Placard.

If an individual’s disabled registration plates or parking placard has been revoked, before the issuance of new disabled registration plates or parking placard, the individual shall[:

A. Submit] submit an application for the disabled registration plates or parking placard for investigation to determine the validity of the individual’s information on the application[; and

B. Be evaluated by the Medical Advisory Board to determine if the applicant meets the requirements for the issuance of disabled registration plates or a parking placard].

CHRISTINE NIZER
Administrator
Motor Vehicle Administration

 

Subtitle 17 MOTOR VEHICLE ADMINISTRATION—DRIVER LICENSING AND IDENTIFICATION DOCUMENTS

11.17.06 Identification Cards

Authority: Transportation Article, §§12-104(b), 12-301, and 12-302, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Proposed Action

[18-103-P]

The Administrator of the Motor Vehicle Administration proposes to repeal Regulations .02 and .03 and amend Regulations .07 and .08 under COMAR 11.17.06 Identification Cards.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to eliminate regulations by removing an unnecessary statement that a State-issued identification card (ID) does not extend driving privileges and to eliminate a regulation that is duplicate to Maryland statute as to when to surrender an ID.  This action also updates information regarding a duplicate ID and a corrected ID attachment card.

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 Tracey C. Sheffield, Regulations Coordinator, MVA, 6601 Ritchie Highway N.E., Room 200, Glen Burnie, MD 21062, or call 410-768-7545, or email to tsheffield@mdot.state.md.us, or fax to 410-768-7506. Comments will be accepted through May 29, 2018. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

.07 Duplicate.

[A.] A duplicate identification card may be issued to replace one which has been lost, stolen, [or] mutilated, or destroyed if the person applying for a duplicate card furnishes information satisfactory [proof] to the Administration of the above circumstances, pays the required fee, and [proof of age, name, identity, and residence acceptable to the Administration] is entitled to a duplicate license.

[B. Upon request, the holder of a profile photograph identification card, upon becoming 21 years old, shall be issued a duplicate identification card with a frontal photograph. Application shall be made in person on a form prescribed by the Administration.

C. The fee for a duplicate identification card is as set forth in COMAR 11.11.05, unless the holder is exempt under Transportation Article, §12-301(b)(2), Annotated Code of Maryland.]

.08 Correction.

A. Upon receipt from the identification cardholder, on a change request form prescribed by the Administration, the Administration shall issue an attachment card to correct the [following information:

(1) Resident] resident address.

[(2) Description of cardholder, when height has changed more than 2 inches or weight has changed more than 20 pounds, or both.

(3) Name when changed by marriage, divorce, or court order. A copy of the divorce decree or court order allowing the change of name shall be submitted to the Administration.

(4) Administrative error corrections.]

B. — D. (text unchanged)

CHRISTINE NIZER
Administrator
Motor Vehicle Administration

 

Subtitle 17 MOTOR VEHICLE ADMINISTRATION—DRIVER LICENSING AND IDENTIFICATION DOCUMENTS

11.17.14 Driver Knowledge and Skills Tests

Authority: Transportation Article, §§11-109, 12-104(b), 16-105, 16-110, and [Title 16, Subtitle 8] 16-807, Annotated Code of Maryland; 49 CFR §§383.123 and 383.77

Notice of Proposed Action

[18-104-P]

The Administrator of the Motor Vehicle Administration proposes to amend Regulations .02, .04, .06, .08, .11, and .12 and repeal Regulation .03 under COMAR 11.17.14 Driver Knowledge and Skills Tests.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to remove certain time limitations on the administration of certain tests and eliminate the fee for certain tests. This action also repeals an unnecessary statement that these regulations are applicable to all applicants for Maryland driver’s licenses. Also, this action updates the outdated language of “computer-assisted” with “electronic”.

Comparison to Federal Standards

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

Estimate of Economic Impact

The proposed action has no economic impact.

Economic Impact on Small Businesses

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

Impact on Individuals with Disabilities

The proposed action has no impact on individuals with disabilities.

Opportunity for Public Comment

Comments may be sent to Tracey C. Sheffield, Regulations Coordinator, MVA, 6601 Ritchie Highway N.E., Room 200, Glen Burnie, MD 21062, or call 410-768-7545, or email to tsheffield@mdot.state.md.us, or fax to 410-768-7506. Comments will be accepted through May 29, 2018. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

.02 Definitions.

A. (text unchanged)

B. Terms Defined.

(1) — (2) (text unchanged)

(3) “Alternative test” means a knowledge test that is given orally either by an individual or in which [a computer-assisted] an electronic oral test is presented to the applicant.

(4) — (13) (text unchanged)

(14) “Knowledge test” means a written, [computer-assisted] electronic, or oral test which is administered to any driver’s license applicant.

(15) — (23) (text unchanged)

(24) “State” has the meaning stated in Transportation Article, §11-161, Annotated Code of Maryland.

[(24)] (25) [(26)] (27) (text unchanged)

.04 Maryland Knowledge Test.

A driver’s license applicant is required to pass the Maryland knowledge test, except a holder of a valid Maryland driver’s license, a holder of Maryland driver’s license that has not been expired for more than 1 year, or a valid out-of-State driver’s license.

.06 Administration of Commercial Driver’s License Knowledge Tests.

A. The Administration may offer Maryland commercial driver’s license knowledge tests in written, [computer-assisted] electronic, or alternative formats.

B. (text unchanged)

[C. A time limit may not be applied to:

(1) Alternative testing methods;

(2) Commercial driver’s license general knowledge tests, except:

(a) A commercial driver’s license test may not be started within 1 1/2 hours of the examination station’s regularly scheduled closing time Monday through Friday, or within 2 hours of the examination station’s regularly scheduled closing time on Saturday, and

(b) The testing shall be stopped 1/2 hour after the examination station’s regularly scheduled closing.]

[D.] C. (text unchanged)

[E.] D. The Administration shall offer the commercial driver’s license hazardous material knowledge test in a written or [computer-assisted] electronic format only and only in the English language.

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

.08 Waiver of Commercial Driver’s License Skills Test.

A. The Administration may waive the commercial driver’s license skills test for an applicant who is:

(1) Renewing a [valid] Maryland commercial driver’s license not expired over [6 months] 1 year;

(2) — (3) (text unchanged)

B. — C. (text unchanged)

.11 Administration of Noncommercial Driver’s License Knowledge Tests.

A. The Maryland noncommercial driver’s license knowledge tests may be offered in written, [computer-assisted] electronic, or alternative formats.

B. The Administration shall set a time limit for an applicant to complete the Maryland noncommercial driver’s license knowledge test [when it is taken in written or computer-assisted format].

C. (text unchanged)

.12 Noncommercial Driver’s License Skills Tests.

A. — B. (text unchanged)

[C. A skills test applicant may be required to pay a skills test fee as set forth in COMAR 11.11.05.]

[D.] C. Before a skills test, a Type I (Initial License Issuance) learner’s permit holder shall submit, to the Administration, in a format determined by the Administration, a completed and signed skills log containing a certification page as described in Regulation .13 of this chapter.

[E.] D. (text unchanged)

[F. An applicant who fails to arrive ready for testing within 15 minutes of the scheduled appointment time may be denied testing and may be required to again pay the skills test fee.]

CHRISTINE NIZER
Administrator
Motor Vehicle Administration

 

Subtitle 17 MOTOR VEHICLE ADMINISTRATION—DRIVER LICENSING AND IDENTIFICATION DOCUMENTS

11.17.16 Corrected Driver’s License

Authority: Transportation Article, §§12-104(b), 12-302, 16-111.1, 16-114.1, and 16-818, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Proposed Action

[18-105-P]

The Administrator of the Motor Vehicle Administration proposes to amend Regulations .01 and .03 and repeal Regulations .02, .02-1, and .04 under COMAR 11.17.16 Corrected Driver’s License.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to eliminate unnecessary definitions, conditions to a corrected driver’s license, references to fees, and the exception of a downgrade in the class of license as not being considered a license correction.

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 Tracey C. Sheffield, Regulations Coordinator, MVA, 6601 Ritchie Highway N.E., Room 200, Glen Burnie, MD 21062, or call 410-768-7545, or email to tsheffield@mdot.state.md.us, or fax to 410-768-7506. Comments will be accepted through May 29, 2018. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

.01 Purpose.

The purpose of [these regulations] this chapter is to define [a corrected license, as provided in Transportation Article, §16-114.1, Annotated Code of Maryland, and to establish the fee for a corrected license] certain changes that do not constitute license corrections pursuant to Transportation Article, §16-114.1, Annotated Code of Maryland.

.03 Exceptions.

The following circumstances do not constitute a license correction:

A. (text unchanged)

B. The addition or deletion of:

(1) — (3) (text unchanged)

[(4) A downgrade in the class of license;] or

[(5)] (4) A special hearing or speech impairment designation.

CHRISTINE NIZER
Administrator
Motor Vehicle Administration

 

Subtitle 17 MOTOR VEHICLE ADMINISTRATION—DRIVER LICENSING AND IDENTIFICATION DOCUMENTS

11.17.17 Provisional Driver’s License

Authority: Transportation Article, §§12-104(b) and 16-113.1, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Proposed Action

[18-106-P]

The Administrator of the Motor Vehicle Administration proposes to repeal Regulations .01—.04 under COMAR 11.17.17 Provisional Driver’s License.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to eliminate unnecessary regulations regarding provisional driver’s licenses.

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 Tracey C. Sheffield, Regulations Coordinator, MVA, 6601 Ritchie Highway N.E., Room 200, Glen Burnie, MD 21062, or call 410-768-7545, or email to tsheffield@mdot.state.md.us, or fax to 410-768-7506. Comments will be accepted through May 29, 2018. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

CHRISTINE NIZER
Administrator
Motor Vehicle Administration

 

Title 13A
STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION

Subtitle 12 CERTIFICATION

13A.12.01 General Provisions

Authority: Education Article, §§2-205, 2-303(g), and 6-701—6-705; Family Law Article, §10-119.3; Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Proposed Action

[18-112-P]

The Maryland State Board of Education proposes to amend Regulation .04 under COMAR 13A.12.01 General Provisions. This action was considered at the January 30, 2018, meeting of the State Board of Education and the February 1, 2018, meeting of the Professional Standards and Teacher Education Board.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to provide both a direct pathway for initial certification for those individuals who have achieved National Board Certification as well as those content experts seeking an adjunct teacher certificate.

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 Sarah Spross, M.Ed., Assistant State Superintendent, Division of Educator Effectiveness, Maryland State Department of Education, 200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, or call 410-767-0385 (TTY 410-333-6442), or email to sarah.spross@maryland.gov, or fax to 410-333-8963. Comments will be accepted through May 29, 2018. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

Open Meeting

Final action on the proposal will be considered by the Maryland State Board of Education during a public meeting to be held on June 19, 2018, 9 a.m., at 200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201.

.04 Options for Obtaining Initial Maryland Certification.

A.—D. (text unchanged)

E. National Board Certification. The applicant shall earn National Board Certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, for which a comparable Maryland certificate is issued.

[E.] F. (text unchanged)

[F.] G.  Regulation .05 of this chapter is not applicable to applicants under [§E(2)] §F(2) of this regulation.

[G.] H.[H.] I. (text unchanged)

J. Adjunct Teacher. A local school system may request an adjunct certificate for an applicant who does not meet the requirements for a professional certificate, if the requirements under Regulation .08-1 of this chapter are satisfied.

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

 

Subtitle 12 CERTIFICATION

13A.12.01 General Provisions

Authority: Education Article, §§2-205, 2-303(g), and 6-701—[6-705] 6-706, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Proposed Action

[18-109-P]

The Maryland State Board of Education proposes to amend Regulation .05 under COMAR 13A.12.01 General Provisions. This action was considered at the January 30, 2018, meeting of the State Board of Education and the February 1, 2018, meeting of the Professional Standards and Teacher Education Board.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to allow those individuals seeking certification in professional and technical education who do not hold a bachelor’s degree to have the ability to present credit-bearing course work to fulfill the basic skills requirement in lieu of an assessment.

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 Sarah Spross, M.Ed., Assistant State Superintendent, Division of Educator Effectiveness, Maryland State Department of Education, 200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, or call 410-767-0385 (TTY 410-333-6442), or email to sarah.spross@maryland.gov, or fax to 410-333-8963. Comments will be accepted through May 29, 2018. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

Open Meeting

Final action on the proposal will be considered by the State Board of Education during a public meeting to be held on June 19, 2018, 9 a.m., at 200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201.

.05 General Requirements for Professional Certificates.

A.—C. (text unchanged)

D. Exceptions. An applicant who does not possess a bachelor’s or higher degree for certification in a [career] professional and [technology] technical education area or a specialized professional area which does not require a bachelor’s degree is required to submit:

(1) [evidence] Evidence of qualifying scores as established by the State Superintendent of Schools on [the] a basic skills teacher certification [tests] test approved by the State Board of Education[.]; or

(2) 3 semester hours of credit-bearing course work, with a grade of C or better, in math content and 3 semester hours of credit-bearing course work, with a grade of C or better, in English language arts.

E. (text unchanged)

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

 

Subtitle 12 CERTIFICATION

13A.12.01 General Provisions

Authority: Education Article, §§2-205, 2-303(g), and 6-701—[6-705] 6-706, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Proposed Action

[18-110-P]

The Maryland State Board of Education proposes to adopt new Regulation .08-1 under COMAR 13A.12.01 General Provisions. This action was considered at the February 27, 2018, meeting of the State Board of Education and at the February 1, 2018, meeting of the Professional Standards and Teacher Education Board.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to provide local education agencies the ability to request an adjunct certificate for individuals with highly specialized content expertise who are interested in teaching on a part-time basis.

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 Sarah Spross, M.Ed., Assistant State Superintendent, Division of Educator Effectiveness, Maryland State Department of Education, 200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, or call 410-767-0385 (TTY 410-333-6442), or email to sarah.spross@maryland.gov, or fax to 410-333-8963. Comments will be accepted through May 29, 2018. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

Open Meeting

Final action on the proposal will be considered by the State Board of Education during a public meeting to be held on June 19, 2018, 9:30 a.m., at 200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201.

.08-1 Adjunct Certificate.

A. The Maryland State Department of Education may issue an adjunct certificate upon the request of a local school system superintendent or an education director of a nonpublic school approved under COMAR 13A.09.10.

B. The request for adjunct certification must include:

(1) The name and credentials of the individual;

(2) The course name and content to be taught; and

(3) An explanation as to why the position cannot be filled by a qualified certificate holder.

C. The Adjunct Certificate is nontransferrable between local school systems.

D. A local school system shall not employ an individual who holds an Adjunct Certificate as a full-time employee of the local school system.

E. An applicant for an Adjunct Certificate shall:

(1) Hold a bachelor’s or higher degree from an IHE;

(2) Hold an industry license, when applicable for the profession; and

(3) Have 5 years of satisfactory occupational experience in the field to be taught. 

F. An individual who is issued an Adjunct Certificate shall be provided with the following, by the employing local school system:

(1) A professionally certificated mentor;

(2) Side-by-side coaching or co-teaching with a professionally certificated teacher;

(3) A minimum of 45 hours of professional development, with 30 hours delivered  prior to entry to the classroom and the remainder to be delivered throughout the school year; and

(4) Evaluations of teacher effectiveness.

G. The Adjunct Certificate issued in accordance with this regulation is valid for a 1-year period and may be renewed upon the request of the local school system.

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

 

Subtitle 12 CERTIFICATION

13A.12.03 Specialists

Authority: Education Article, §§2-205, 2-303(g), 6-103, and 6-701—6-706, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Proposed Action

[18-111-P]

The Maryland State Board of Education proposes to amend Regulation .04 under COMAR 13A.12.03 Specialists. This action was considered at the January 30, 2018, meeting of the State Board of Education and the December 7, 2017, meeting of the Professional Standards and Teacher Education Board.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to clarify language and permit any number of years of specialist experience to be substituted for teaching experience for pupil personnel workers.

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 Sarah Spross, M.Ed., Assistant State Superintendent, Division of Educator Effectiveness, Maryland State Department of Education, 200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, or call 410-767-0385 (TTY 410-333-6442), or email to sarah.spross@maryland.gov, or fax to 410-333-8963. Comments will be accepted through May 29, 2018. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

 

Open Meeting

Final action on the proposal will be considered by the State Board of Education during a public meeting to be held on June 19, 2018, 9 a.m., at 200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201.

.04 Pupil Personnel Worker.

The requirements for certification as a pupil personnel worker are that the applicant shall have:

A.—B. (text unchanged)

C. 3 years of satisfactory teaching experience, or, at the recommendation of a local superintendent of schools, [2 years of] related experience may be substituted for [2 years of] teaching experience; and

D. (text unchanged)

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

 

Title 15
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Subtitle 14 BOARD OF VETERINARY MEDICAL EXAMINERS

15.14.01 Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics for the Practice of Veterinary Medicine in the State

Authority: Agriculture Article, §§2-103, 2-304, and 2-310, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Proposed Action

[18-114-P]

     The Secretary of Agriculture proposes to amend Regulation .12-1 under COMAR 15.14.01 Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics for the Practice of Veterinary Medicine in the State.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to require a veterinarian to examine a patient at least once a year before renewing prescription medications for chronic conditions.

Comparison to Federal Standards

There is no corresponding federal standard to this proposed action.

Estimate of Economic Impact

I. Summary of Economic Impact. Requiring veterinarians to monitor the medications they prescribe to chronically ill animals to ensure it is appropriate will lead to improved prescribing protocol that will better safeguard both animal and human health. The economic impact to veterinarians is unknown, but may result in more frequent visits by clients. The economic impact to the pet owner is unknown as the cost of an extra visit varies among veterinarians and regions of the state. There is no economic impact to citizens and residents who do not own pets with chronic conditions.

 

 

Revenue (R+/R-)

 

II. Types of Economic Impact.

Expenditure (E+/E-)

Magnitude

 


A. On issuing agency:

(R-)

Unknown

B. On other State agencies:

NONE

C. On local governments:

NONE

 

 

Benefit (+)
Cost (-)

Magnitude

 


D. On regulated industries or trade groups:

(+)

Unknown

E. On other industries or trade groups:

NONE

F. Direct and indirect effects on public:

(+)

Unknown

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

A. There may be additional unknown staff cost incurred by the agency enforcing this regulation.

D. There will be an unknown economic impact on veterinarians who renew prescriptions due to the requirement of an annual visit by pet owners to renew prescriptions.

F. Requiring veterinarians to monitor the medications they prescribe to chronically ill animals will lead to improve prescription protocols that will better safeguard both animal and human health. The economic impact to the pet owner is unknown as the cost of an extra visit varies among veterinarians and the regions of the State.

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 Vanessa Orlando, Executive Director, Maryland Department of Agriculture, 50 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis, MD 21401, or call (410) 841-5804, or email to vanessa.orlando@maryland.gov, or fax to (410) 841-5780. Comments will be accepted through May 29, 2018. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

.12-1 Prescriptions.

A. — F. (text unchanged)

G. A veterinarian shall have examined a patient at least once during the preceding 12 months period before renewing any prescription medication for a chronic condition.  If an examination has not occurred, a prescription may not be renewed.

JOSEPH BARTENFELDER
SECRETARY

 

Subtitle 14 BOARD OF VETERINARY MEDICAL EXAMINERS

15.14.10 Continuing Education Requirements

Authority: Agriculture Article, §§ 2-304(a)(1) and 2-306, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Proposed Action

[18-115-P]

The Secretary of Agriculture proposes to amend Regulation .05 under COMAR 15.14.10 Continuing Education Requirements.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to give a veterinarian the option of taking more online continuing education classes to fulfill the 18 hour continuing education licensing requirement.

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 Vanessa Orlando, Executive Director, Maryland Department of Agriculture, 50 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis, MD 21401, or call (410) 841-5804, or email to vanessa.orlando@maryland.gov, or fax to (410) 841-5862. Comments will be accepted through May 29, 2018. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

.05 Accreditation.

A. — D. (text unchanged)

E. Credits obtained through on-line continuing education programs may not exceed [6 hours] 9 hours of the total required number of credit hours submitted in a given licensing year.

F. — G. (text unchanged)

JOSEPH BARTENFELDER
Secretary of Agriculture

 

 


Special Documents

 


DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

WATER AND SCIENCE ADMINISTRATION

Notice of Final Determination to Issue a General Permit for Discharges from Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems General Discharge Permit No. 13-IM-5500, General NPDES No. MDR055500

 

The Maryland Department of the Environment, Water and Science Administration (the Department) has reached a final determination to issue a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Permit for Discharges from Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (General Discharge Permit No. 13-IM-5500, General NPDES No. MDR055500). The legal framework for permit requirements was provided in the federal Clean Water Act (CWA), Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) § 122 pertaining to NPDES MS4 programs, and numerous guidelines of the United States (U.S.) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In addition, this general permit relies on long established Statewide programs under the Environment Article, Annotated Code of Maryland, Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) Chapters 26.17.01 and 26.17.02, and policies and guidelines of the Department to improve stormwater controls and reduce the discharge of pollutants to protect local water quality.

 

MS4 owners and operators designated under this general permit must submit a Notice of Intent (NOI) to the Department by October 31, 2018. An NOI serves as notification that the MS4 owner or operator intends to comply with the terms and conditions of this general permit. The permit expires on October 30, 2023 unless administratively continued by the Department.

 

This final determination permit requires municipalities designated for coverage to implement stormwater management programs to improve water quality and control the discharge of pollutants into and through their MS4s. These programs include the following six minimum control measures: public education and outreach; public participation and involvement; illicit discharge detection and elimination; construction site stormwater runoff control; post-construction stormwater management; and pollution prevention/good housekeeping. The permit also establishes new requirements for impervious area restoration for twenty percent of existing developed lands that have little or no stormwater management. Restoration planning strategies and implementation schedules required by this permit shall improve local water quality and contribute to the restoration of the Chesapeake Bay.

 

In accordance with Maryland’s Administrative Procedures Act , the Department met with numerous stakeholders, held a public hearing to accept testimony on February 6, 2017, and accepted public comments from December 22, 2016, through March 30, 2017. The comment period incorporated the additional 60 day extension period provided in Environment Article § 1-606(d)(2)(ii).

 

This final determination and general permit may be found on MDE’s website at www.mde.maryland.gov/programs/Water/StormwaterManagementProgram or by contacting Mr. Raymond Bahr, Maryland Department of the Environment, 1800 Washington Blvd., Suite 440, Baltimore, Maryland 21230-1708, or call 1-800-633-6101 to make an appointment during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Copies of the document may be procured at a cost of 36¢ per page.

 

The Department’s final determination is subject to judicial review at the request of any person that meets the threshold standing requirements under federal law and participated in the public participation process through the submission of written or oral comments. Requests for judicial review must be made within 30 days of publication of this notice, i.e., on or before May 28, 2018, in accordance with § 1-601 and § 1-605 of the Environment Article.

 

[18-09-28]

 

WATER AND SCIENCE ADMINISTRATION

Notice of Final Determination to Issue a General Permit for Discharges from State and Federal Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems General Discharge Permit No. 13-SF-5501, General NPDES No. MDR055501

 

The Maryland Department of the Environment, Water and Science Administration (the Department) has reached a final determination to issue a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Permit for Discharges from State and Federal Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (General Discharge Permit No. 13-SF-5501, General NPDES No. MDR055501). The legal framework for permit requirements was provided in the federal Clean Water Act (CWA), Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) § 122 pertaining to NPDES MS4 programs, and numerous guidelines of the United States (U.S.) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In addition, this general permit relies on long established Statewide programs under the Environment Article, Annotated Code of Maryland, Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) Chapters 26.17.01 and 26.17.02, and policies and guidelines of the Department to improve stormwater controls and reduce the discharge of pollutants to protect local water quality.

 

MS4 owners and operators eligible under this general permit must submit a Notice of Intent (NOI) to the Department by October 31, 2018. An NOI serves as notification that the MS4 owner or operator intends to comply with the terms and conditions of this general permit. The permit expires on October 30, 2023, unless administratively continued by the Department.

 

This final determination permit requires State and federal agencies eligible for coverage to implement stormwater management programs to improve water quality and control the discharge of pollutants into and through their MS4s. These programs include the following six minimum control measures: public or personnel education and outreach; public or personnel participation and involvement; illicit discharge detection and elimination; construction site stormwater runoff control; post construction stormwater management; and pollution prevention and good housekeeping. The permit also establishes new requirements for impervious area restoration for twenty percent of existing developed lands that have little or no stormwater management. Restoration planning strategies and implementation schedules required by this permit shall improve local water quality and contribute to the restoration of the Chesapeake Bay.

 

In accordance with Maryland’s Administrative Procedures Act regarding this final determination, the Department  met with numerous stakeholders, held a public hearing to accept testimony on February 6, 2017, and accepted public comments from December 22, 2016, through March 30, 2017. The comment period incorporated the additional 60 day extension period provided in Environment Article § 1-606(d)(2)(ii).

 

This final determination and general permit may  be found at on MDE’s website at www.mde.maryland.gov/programs/Water/StormwaterManagementProgram or by contacting Mr. Raymond Bahr, Maryland Department of the Environment, 1800 Washington Blvd., Suite 440, Baltimore, Maryland 21230-1708, or call 1-800-633-6101 to make an appointment during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Copies of the document may be procured at a cost of 36¢ per page.

 

The Department’s final determination is subject to judicial review at the request of any person that meets the threshold standing requirements under federal law and participated in the public participation process through the submission of written or oral comments. Requests for judicial review must be made in accordance with § 1-601 and § 1-605 of the Environment Article on or before May 28, 2018.

 

[18-09-27]

 


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.

 


CHESAPEAKE BAY TRUST

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: May 16, 2018, 3 — 6 p.m.

Place: Chesapeake Bay Trust Office, 60 West St., Ste. 405, Annapolis, MD

Contact: Heather Adams (410) 974-2941

[18-09-15]

 

MARYLAND COLLECTION AGENCY LICENSING BOARD

Subject: Public Hearing

Date and Time: May 10, 2018, 10:30 a.m. — 12:30 p.m.

Place: 500 N. Calvert St., 3rd Fl. Conf. Rm., Baltimore, MD

Add'l. Info: Please call Carole for reserve parking.

Contact: Carole Smith-Rea (410) 767-0378

[18-09-18]

 

GOVERNOR'S OFFICE OF CRIME CONTROL AND PREVENTION

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: May 7, 2018, 1 — 3 p.m.

Place: 100 Community Pl., Conf. Rm., Side B, Crownsville, MD

Contact: Jessica Wheeler (410) 697-9342

[18-09-08]

 

GOVERNOR'S OFFICE OF CRIME CONTROL AND PREVENTION

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: May 17, 2018, 1 — 3 p.m.

Place: 100 Community Pl., Conf. Rm., Side A, Crownsville, MD

Add'l. Info: Children's Justice Act Committee Meeting

Contact: Jessica Wheeler (410) 697-9342

[18-09-09]

 

EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES BOARD

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: May 8, 2018, 9 a.m. — 11 p.m.; part of the meeting may include a closed session.

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

Add'l. Info: The State Emergency Medical Services Board (EMS Board) meets regularly on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.

Contact: Leandrea Gilliam (410) 706-4449

[18-09-04]

STATEWIDE EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES ADVISORY COUNCIL (SEMSAC)

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: May 3, 2018, 1 — 3 p.m.

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

Add'l. Info: The State Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council (SEMSAC) meets regularly on the 1st Thursday of each month.

Contact: Leandrea Gilliam (410) 706-4449

[18-09-05]

 

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT/AIR AND RADIATION ADMINISTRATION

Subject: Public Notice of Air Quality Rules and Regulations Process

Add'l. Info: The Maryland Department of the Environment gives notice that, in accordance with Environment Article, §2-303, Annotated Code of Maryland, all public hearing notices regarding air quality regulation changes will be posted in the Maryland Register and on the Department’s website throughout the year. Periodically, when the Department has a regulatory change to the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR), announcements will be published in the Maryland Register and at the Department’s website 30 days prior to a public hearing. Please visit the Department of the Environment's website, under the Air and Radiation Management Administration tab for Air Quality Planning at:

     http://mde.maryland.gov/programs/Regulations/air/Pages/reqcomments.aspx

     Steps from the Maryland Department of the Environment's home page, click on the AIR link, Air Quality Planning tab, Regulation Development tab, then Public Hearings, Meetings and Request for Comment.

     The public can also view the Public Meeting Calendar for MDE at http://mde.maryland.gov/Pages/AboutMDE.aspx

     For more information or to arrange for receipt of future public notices via mail or email, concerning air and radiation regulations, call or email Mr. Randy E. Mosier, Division Chief, Air Quality Regulations Division, Air Quality Planning Program, Air and Radiation Administration, Department of the Environment, 1800 Washington Boulevard, Suite 730, Baltimore, Maryland 21230-1720, Telephone: (410) 537-4488, Email: randy.mosier@maryland.gov.

Contact: Randy Mosier (410) 537-4488

[18-09-23]

 

HALL OF RECORDS COMMISSION

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: May 11, 2018, 12 — 2 p.m.

Place: Maryland State Archives, Annapolis, MD

Contact: Liz Coelho (410) 260-6401

[18-09-14]

 

MARYLAND INSURANCE ADMINISTRATION

Subject: Public Hearing

Date and Time: May 7, 2018, 9 a.m. — 12 p.m.

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

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

     If you plan on attending, please RSVP to Nancy Muehlberger. If you will be dialing into the public hearing, and wish to provide oral testimony, please RSVP to Nancy Muehlberger. Testimony will only be heard via the telephone to those who have RSVP’d in advance of the public hearing. Written comments and RSVPs should be sent to Nancy Muehlberger by April 30, 2018, either by email to longtermcare.mia@maryland.gov or by mail to 200 St. Paul Place, Suite 2700, Baltimore, Md. 21202 or by fax to 410-468-2038.

     Any questions regarding this matter should be directed to Nancy Muehlberger, Actuarial Analyst, by April 30, 2018, by email to Nancy.Muehlberger@maryland.gov. For more information on the hearing
please see the following link: http://insurance.maryland.gov/Consumer/Pages/Long-Term-Care-Hearing-May-7-2018.aspx.

Contact: Adam Zimmerman (410) 468-2048

[18-09-20]

 

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

[18-09-13]

 

MARYLAND HEALTH CARE COMMISSION

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: May 17, 2018, 1 — 4 p.m.

Place: 4160 Patterson Ave., Baltimore, MD

Contact: Valerie Wooding (410) 764-3570

[18-09-10]

 

MARYLAND HEALTH CARE COMMISSION

Subject: Receipt of Application

Add'l. Info: On April 6, 2018 the Maryland Health Care Commission (MHCC) received a Certificate of Need application submitted by:

     Brinton Woods Health & Rehabilitation at Winfield — Matter No.  18-06-2422 — Relocation of the 60-bed facility located at 1442 Buckhorn Road, Sykesville to a state-of-the-art facility on the campus of Carroll Hospital Center; Estimated Project Cost:  $14,837,500.

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

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

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

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

Contact: Ruby Potter (410) 764-3276

[18-09-24]

 

DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES/FISHING AND BOATING SERVICES

Subject: Public Notice — 2018 Recreational Cobia Fishery — Effective 4/6/18

Add'l. Info: The Secretary of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, pursuant to Code of Maryland Regulation (COMAR) 08.02.05.17A and C, announces the season, catch limit, and minimum size for the recreational cobia fishery for 2018. Effective 12:01 a.m. April 6, 2018:

·    The season is open June 1 through September 30, 2018. It is closed all other dates.

·    Recreational anglers may keep 1 cobia per person per day; or Up to 3 cobia per vessel per day if there are 3 or more individuals on the vessel.

·    The recreational minimum size for cobia is 40 inches total length.

Mark J. Belton

Secretary of Natural Resources

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

[18-09-17]

 

DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES/FISHING AND BOATING SERVICES

Subject: Public Notice — 2018 Female Blue Crab Importation Dates

Add'l. Info: The Secretary of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, in consultation with blue crab advisory groups, pursuant to the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) 08.02.03.08C, announces that female crabs from which the egg pouch or bunion has been removed, or egg-bearing female crabs known as sponge crabs, may be imported into Maryland from another state by a dealer or crab processing plant only during the period May 11, 2018 through July 20, 2018. Dealers and crab processing plants must have a bill of sale or lading from the jurisdiction of origin and may not import the crabs at any other time of the year.

Mark J. Belton

Secretary of Natural Resources

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

[18-09-26]

 

BOARD OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY PRACTICE

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: May 18, 2018, 9 a.m. — 12 p.m.

Place: Spring Grove Hospital Campus, Bland Bryant Bldg., 55 Wade Ave., 4th Fl., Catonsville, MD

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

Contact: Lauren Murray (410) 402-8556

[18-09-19]

 

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

[18-09-11]

 

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

[18-09-12]

 

MARYLAND CORRECTIONAL ENTERPRISES CUSTOMER COUNCIL

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: July 31, 2018, 9:30 — 10:30 a.m.; Additional Date: October 30, 2018, 9:30 a.m.

Place: 7275 Waterloo Rd., Jessup, MD

Contact: Ashley Lohr (410) 540-5405

[18-09-21]

 

STATE ADVISORY COUNCIL ON QUALITY CARE AT THE END OF LIFE

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: June 8, 2018, 10 a.m. — 12 p.m.

Place:  Spring Grove Hospital Center Campus, Bland Bryant Bldg., Catonsville, MD

Add'l. Info:  A map and directions can be found at this link:

     https://health.maryland.gov/ohcq/docs/Map%20of%20Campus.pdf

Contact: Paul Ballard (410) 767-6918

[18-09-16]

 

STATE USE INDUSTRIES (SUI) MANAGEMENT COUNCIL

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: June 13, 2018, 9 — 11 a.m.; Additional Dates: September 12 and December 12, 2018, 9 a.m.

Place: 7275 Waterloo Rd., Jessup, MD

Contact: Ashley Lohr (410) 540-5405

[18-09-22]

 

MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION/OFFICE OF MINORITY BUSINESS ENTERPRISE

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: May 2, 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

[18-09-01]

 

MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION/OFFICE OF MINORITY BUSINESS ENTERPRISE

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: May 16, 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

[18-09-02]

 

BOARD OF WELL DRILLERS

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: May 23, 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

[18-09-03]

 

WORKERS' COMPENSATION COMMISSION

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: May 10, 2018, 9 — 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) 864-5302

[18-09-07]

 

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

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: May 8, 2018, 9 a.m. — 12 p.m.

Place: Delaware Elevator, 2207 Allen Dr., Salisbury, MD

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

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

[18-09-25]