Capitol Building Maryland Register

Issue Date: August 17, 2018

Volume 45 • Issue 17 • Pages 795-824

IN THIS ISSUE

Governor

Regulations

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Pursuant to State Government Article, §7-206, Annotated Code of Maryland, this issue contains all previously unpublished documents required to be published, and filed on or before July 30, 2018 5 p.m.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 July 30, 2018.
 
Gail S. Klakring
Acting Administrator, Division of State Documents
Office of the Secretary of State

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Closing Dates for the Maryland Register

Schedule of Closing Dates and Issue Dates for the
Maryland Register ......................................................................  798

 

COMAR Research Aids

Table of Pending Proposals ...........................................................  799

 

Index of COMAR Titles Affected in This Issue

COMAR Title Number and Name                                                  Page

09        Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation .......  802, 806

10        Maryland Department of Health .........................................  803

11        Department of Transportation ............................................  805

13A     State Board of Education ............................................  804, 808

26        Department of the Environment .........................................  809

31        Maryland Insurance Administration ...........................  804, 814

36        Maryland State Lottery and Gaming Control
               Agency ............................................................................  815

 

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The Governor

EXECUTIVE ORDER 01.01.2018.19 ..................................  801

 

Final Action on Regulations

09  DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING, AND
   REGULATION

MARYLAND BOARD OF MASTER ELECTRICIANS

Fees and Deadlines .  802

BOARD FOR PROFESSIONAL LAND SURVEYORS

Minimum Standards of Practice .  802

STATE BOARD OF HEATING, VENTILATION, AIR-
   CONDITIONING, AND REFRIGERATION CONTRACTORS

Fees .  802

BOARD OF STATIONARY ENGINEERS

Fees .  802

BOARD OF PLUMBING

Fees .  803

10  MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

MEDICAL CARE PROGRAMS

Physicians' Services ..................................................................  803

Dental Services .  803

Physical Therapy Services .  803

BOARD OF PHYSICAL THERAPY EXAMINERS

Dry Needling .  804

13A STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION

SUPPORTING PROGRAMS

Interscholastic Athletics in the State .  804

SCHOOL PERSONNEL

Student Suicide Prevention and Safety Training .  804

31  MARYLAND INSURANCE ADMINISTRATION

HEALTH INSURANCE — GENERAL

Certification of HMO Medical Directors .  804

Private Review Agents .  804

 

Withdrawal of Regulations

11  DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

MOTOR VEHICLE ADMINISTRATION—DRIVER
   LICENSING AND IDENTIFICATION DOCUMENTS

Proof of Age, Full Name, Identity, Maryland Residence,
   Social Security Number, and Lawful Status .  805

 

Proposed Action on Regulations

09  DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING, AND
   REGULATION

RACING COMMISSION

Thoroughbred Rules .  806

Harness Racing .  807

13A STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION

CHILD AND FAMILY DAY CARE

Child Care Subsidy Program ..  808

26 DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

AIR QUALITY

General Administrative Provisions .  809

Control of Incinerators .  809

Control of Fuel-Burning Equipment, Stationary Internal
   Combustion Engines, and Certain Fuel-Burning
   Installations .  809

31  MARYLAND INSURANCE ADMINISTRATION

UNFAIR TRADE PRACTICES

Life Insurance Disclosure .  814

36  MARYLAND STATE LOTTERY AND GAMING  CONTROL

GENERAL PROVISIONS

Voluntary Exclusion and Responsible Gaming .  815

LOTTERY PROVISIONS

Claims Procedures .  815

GAMING PROVISIONS

General  815

Video Lottery Operation License .  815

Mandatory Exclusion .  815

Video Lottery Facility Minimum Internal Control
   Standards .  815

VIDEO LOTTERY TERMINALS

Video Lottery Technical Standards .  815

TABLE GAMES

Table Game Equipment  815

Table Games Procedures .  815

INSTANT BINGO MACHINES IN ANNE ARUNDEL AND CALVERT COUNTIES

Instant Bingo Minimum Internal Control Standards .  815

 

General Notices

COMMISSIONER OF FINANCIAL REGULATION

Bank Merger  822

MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

Public Meeting .  822

Public Hearing .  822

Receipt of Application .  822

MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH/OFFICE OF
   HEALTH SERVICES

Public Notice for Maryland Medicaid Community First
   Choice Self-Directed Option .  822

Public Notice for Out-of-State Psychiatric Hospital
   Reimbursement  823

MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH/TASK FORCE
   TO STUDY ACCESS TO HOME HEALTH CARE FOR
   CHILDREN AND ADULTS WITH MEDICAL
   DISABILITIES

Public Meeting .  823

HISTORIC ST. MARY'S CITY COMMISSION

Public Meeting .  823

DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES/FISHING AND
   BOATING SERVICES

Public Notice — 2018 Commercial Shark Catch Limits —
   Effective 7/27/18 .  823

Public Notice — Commercial Striped Bass Common Pool
   Hook and Line Season Modification — Effective
   8/7/18 .  823

Public Notice — Commercial Yellow Perch Season
   Modification — Effective 12/1/18 .  823

RACING COMMISSION

Public Meeting .  823

STATE TREASURER'S OFFICE

Public Meeting .  823

Public Meeting .  824

Public Meeting .  824

MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION/
   OFFICE OF MINORITY BUSINESS ENTERPRISE

Public Meeting .  824

 

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CLOSING DATES AND ISSUE DATES through July 2019

 

Issue
Date

Emergency

and Proposed

Regulations

5 p.m.*

Final

Regulations

10:30 a.m.

Notices, etc.

10:30 a.m.

2018

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

February 1

January 14

January 23

January 18**

February 15

January 28

February 6

February 4

March 1

February 11

February 20

February 15**

March 15

February 25

March 6

March 4

March 29

March 11

March 20

March 18

April 12

March 25

April 3

April 1

April 26

April 8

April 17

April 15

May 10

April 22

May 1

April 29

May 24

May 6

May 15

May 13

June 7

May 20

May 29

May 24**

June 21

June 3

June 12

June 10

July 5

June 17

June 26

June 24

July 19

July 1

July 10

July 22

 

*   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.

 

 



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.

 


02 OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

 

02.08.01.01—.05 • 45:14 Md. R. 703 (7-6-18)

 

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)

 

05 DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

 

05.05.01.13 • 45:14 Md. R. 704 (7-6-18)

05.05.02.07 • 45:14 Md. R. 704 (7-6-18)

 

08 DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

 

08.03.04.02,.15,.23 • 45:15 Md. R. 729 (7-20-18)

08.03.04.03 • 45:16 Md. R. 777 (8-3-18)

08.03.10.14 • 45:15 Md. R. 730 (7-20-18)

 

09 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING, AND REGULATION

 

09.01.11.01—.06 • 45:14 Md. R. 705 (7-6-18)

09.10.01.17,.28,.88 • 45:17 Md. R. 806 (8-17-18)

09.10.02.43,.53,.53-1 • 45:17 Md. R. 807 (8-17-18)

09.16.01.08 • 45:15 Md. R. 730 (7-20-18)

09.16.02.04 • 45:15 Md. R. 731 (7-20-18)

09.22.01.12 • 45:15 Md. R. 732 (7-20-18)

09.22.02.01 • 45:13 Md. R. 669 (6-22-18)

09.23.04.03 • 45:13 Md. R. 670 (6-22-18)

 

10 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE

 

         Subtitles 01—08 (1st volume)

 

10.01.04.01,.02 • 45:15 Md. R. 733 (7-20-18)

 

          Subtitle 09 (2nd volume)

 

10.09.03.05 • 45:15 Md. R. 735 (7-20-18)

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

                                        45:10 Md. R. 503 (5-11-18) (err)

10.09.51.01—.07 • 45:13 Md. R. 671 (6-22-18)

10.09.63.02,.05 • 45:15 Md. R. 733 (7-20-18)

10.09.67.19,.20,.26-4,.26-5,.27 • 45:15 Md. R. 733 (7-20-18)

10.09.70.03 • 45:15 Md. R. 733 (7-20-18)

 

     Subtitles 10 — 22 (3rd Volume)

 

10.13.03.01—.04 • 45:13 Md. R. 675 (6-22-18)

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)

10.22.16.03 • 45:13 Md. R. 676 (6-22-18)

 

     Subtitles 23 — 36 (4th Volume)

 

10.24.17.01 • 45:11 Md. R. 589 (5-25-18) (ibr)

10.27.21.02,.03,.08 • 45:13 Md. R. 677 (6-22-18)

10.27.26.02,.07 • 45:13 Md. R. 677 (6-22-18)

10.32.13.02,.03 • 45:15 Md. R. 736 (7-20-18)

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

 

     Subtitles 37—66 (5th Volume)

 

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)

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

 

11 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

 

     Subtitles 01—10

 

11.04.05.01,.02,.06 • 45:10 Md. R. 510 (5-11-18)

                                  45:12 Md. R. 644 (6-8-18) (err)

11.06.02.08 • 45:15 Md. R. 737 (7-20-18)

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

11.07.03.03 • 45:15 Md. R. 738 (7-20-18)

11.07.03.05 • 45:15 Md. R. 738 (7-20-18)

 

     Subtitles 11—23 (MVA)

 

11.11.02.06 • 45:15 Md. R. 738 (7-20-18)

 

12 DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONAL SERVICES

 

12.10.10.19 • 45:14 Md. R. 706 (7-6-18)

 

13A STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION

 

13A.02.01.04 • 45:14 Md. R. 707 (7-6-18)

13A.05.04.02 • 45:15 Md. R. 739 (7-20-18)

13A.05.04.03 • 45:15 Md. R. 739 (7-20-18)

13A.05.04.05 • 45:15 Md. R. 740 (7-20-18)

13A.05.04.06 • 45:15 Md. R. 740 (7-20-18)

13A.05.04.07 • 45:15 Md. R. 741 (7-20-18)

13A.05.04.08 • 45:11 Md. R. 591 (5-25-18)

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

13A.08.01.06 • 45:13 Md. R. 678 (6-22-18)

13A.08.01.11 • 45:10 Md. R. 511 (5-11-18)

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.14.06.03 • 45:17 Md. R. 808 (8-17-18)

 

13B MARYLAND HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSION

 

13B.01.01.02,.19 • 45:12 Md. R. 635 (6-8-18)

13B.05.01.06,.07,.11,.12 • 45:12 Md. R. 638 (6-8-18)

 

14 INDEPENDENT AGENCIES

 

14.26.07.01—.09 • 45:12 Md. R. 640 (6-8-18)

14.27.02.03,.11,.12,.14 • 45:16 Md. R. 778 (8-3-18)

14.27.03.06,.07 • 45:16 Md. R. 779 (8-3-18)

14.27.04.01—.09 • 45:16 Md. R. 780 (8-3-18)

 

15 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

 

15.01.15.01—.05 • 45:16 Md. R. 781 (8-3-18)

15.05.01.02 • 45:15 Md. R. 741 (7-20-18)

15.15.05.01—.09 • 45:16 Md. R. 782 (8-3-18)

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

 

19A STATE ETHICS COMMISSION

 

19A.01.01.04 • 45:16 Md. R. 785 (8-3-18)

 

17 DEPARTMENT OF BUDGET AND MANAGEMENT

 

17.04.11.22 • 45:15 Md. R. 742 (7-20-18)

 

20 PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION

 

20.50.02.02 • 45:15 Md. R. 743 (7-20-18)

20.50.09.01—.06,.08—.14 • 45:15 Md. R. 743 (7-20-18) (ibr)

20.50.12.03 • 45:16 Md. R. 785 (8-3-18)

 

26 DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

 

     Subtitles 08—12 (Part 2)

 

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

26.11.01.01 • 45:17 Md. R. 809 (8-17-18)

26.11.08.01,.02,.04,.05,.07,.08-1,
     .08-2
• 45:17 Md. R. 809 (8-17-18)

26.11.09.08 • 45:17 Md. R. 809 (8-17-18)

 

30 MARYLAND INSTITUTE FOR EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES SYSTEMS (MIEMSS)

 

30.01.02.01 • 45:16 Md. R. 787 (8-3-18) (ibr)

 

31 MARYLAND INSURANCE ADMINISTRATION

 

31.03.06.02 • 45:10 Md. R. 514 (5-11-18)

31.03.12.04 • 45:15 Md. R. 751 (7-20-18)

31.03.13.02 • 45:14 Md. R. 708 (7-6-18)

31.05.11.02,.08,.13—.18 • 45:14 Md. R. 708 (7-6-18)

31.08.15.04,.05 • 45:10 Md. R. 518 (5-11-18)

31.09.05.06 • 45:15 Md. R. 751 (7-20-18)

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

                               45:15 Md. R. 752 (7-20-18)

31.10.16.05 • 45:15 Md. R. 752 (7-20-18)

31.14.02.03,.08,.09 • 45:11 Md. R. 595 (5-25-18)

31.15.03.05 • 45:17 Md. R. 814 (8-17-18)

31.15.09.01,.02 • 45:13 Md. R. 679 (6-22-18)

 

36 MARYLAND STATE LOTTERY AND GAMING CONTROL AGENCY

 

36.01.03.02 • 45:17 Md. R. 815 (8-17-18)

36.02.06.04 • 45:17 Md. R. 815 (8-17-18)

36.03.01.02 • 45:17 Md. R. 815 (8-17-18)

36.03.03.07 • 45:17 Md. R. 815 (8-17-18)

36.03.07.03—.07 • 45:17 Md. R. 815 (8-17-18)

36.03.10.16,.19,.20,.26—.29,.31,.38,.41,.43,
     .45
• 45:17 Md. R. 815 (8-17-18)

36.04.01.18,.21,.30,.31 • 45:17 Md. R. 815 (8-17-18)

36.05.02.16 • 45:17 Md. R. 815 (8-17-18)

36.05.03.11,.23 • 45:17 Md. R. 815 (8-17-18)

36.07.04.06 • 45:17 Md. R. 815 (8-17-18)

 

 


The Governor

EXECUTIVE ORDER 01.01.2018.19

Statewide Human Trafficking Response Director

 

WHEREAS, Human trafficking is an insidious crime that strikes at the very heart of Maryland’s communities, families, and children;

 

WHEREAS, Maryland is committed to ending human trafficking, protecting victims and prosecuting traffickers;

 

WHEREAS, An effective approach to addressing human trafficking provides supportive services and resources to those who have been trafficked while targeting, apprehending, and prosecuting those who victimize others;

 

WHEREAS, Individuals traumatized by human trafficking need prompt and streamlined responses including crisis assistance and long term care;

 

WHEREAS, As early identification of youth at risk for trafficking and trafficking victims improves, the need for supportive services will continue to grow; and

 

WHEREAS, Maryland State and local governments, federal entities, and community and nonprofit partners must coordinate their responses to human trafficking;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, I, LAWRENCE J. HOGAN, JR., GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF MARYLAND, BY VIRTUE OF THE AUTHORITY VESTED IN ME BY THE CONSTITUTION AND LAWS OF MARYLAND, HEREBY PROCLAIM THE FOLLOWING EXECUTIVE ORDER, EFFECTIVELY IMMEDIATELY:

A. Director.

1. There is a Statewide Human Trafficking Response Director (the “Director”) at the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention (the “Office”).

2. The Director shall:

a. Serve as the Governor’s coordinator for human trafficking issues and provide information and policy guidance to the Governor, the Governor’s Cabinet, and the executive director of the Office;

b. Collaborate with State units, local governments and departments of social services, child advocacy centers and other nonprofit entities, law enforcement agencies, and other appropriate parties identified by the Director to:

1) Promote statewide coordination of:

    a) Supportive services and resources for victims of human trafficking;

    b) Law enforcement responses to human trafficking;

2) Collect, maintain, and disseminate to stakeholders information about human trafficking and related supportive services in Maryland;

3) Map current local supportive services and resources that provide care to victims of human trafficking; and

4) Establish statewide best practices for serving victims of human trafficking;

c. Monitor and pursue, on behalf of the State, federal funding for efforts to combat human trafficking;

d. Serve as the Governor’s liaison to the Maryland Human Trafficking Task Force; and

e. Serve as the Governor’s liaison to the Crime Research and Innovation Center at the University of Maryland to assist its efforts to provide research to the State about human trafficking, including best practices in collecting data to identify victims of human trafficking.

B. By December 1 of each year, the Director shall provide to the Governor a report on the status of the Director’s work including:

1. Progress made in establishing statewide best practices for serving victims of human trafficking;

2. A summary of State and federal funding available to serve and support victims of human trafficking;

3. An update on the work of the Crime Research and Innovation Center at the University of Maryland related to human trafficking; and

4. Recommendations for administrative, regulatory, or statutory changes that would further the State’s efforts to address human trafficking.

C. The Office shall dedicate a portion of its funding to serve victims of human trafficking.

 

GIVEN Under My Hand and the Great Seal of the State of Maryland, in the City of Annapolis, this 9th Day of August, 2018.

LAWRENCE J. HOGAN, JR.
Governor

 

ATTEST:

JOHN C. WOBENSMITH
Secretary of State

[18-17-17]

 


Final Action on Regulations

 

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Title 09
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING, AND REGULATION

Subtitle 09 MARYLAND BOARD OF MASTER ELECTRICIANS

09.09.01 Fees and Deadlines

Authority: Business Occupations and Professions Article, §§6-205, 6-207, 6-309, 6-310, 6-311, 6-312, 6-313, 6-401, 6-402, and 6-606; Business Regulation Article, §§2-106.9 and 2-106.10; Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[18-139-F]

On July 24, 2018, the Maryland Board of Master Electricians adopted the repeal of existing Regulation .01, the recodification of existing Regulation .02 to be Regulation .04, and new Regulations .01—.03 under COMAR 09.09.01 Fees and Deadlines. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 45:11 Md. R. 585—586 (May 25, 2018), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: August 27, 2018.

ROBIN BAILEY
Executive Director
Mechanical Licensing Boards

 

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 Final Action

[18-108-F]

On August 1, 2018, the State Board for Professional Land Surveyors adopted amendments to Regulation .12 under COMAR 09.13.06 Minimum Standards of Practice. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 45:9 Md. R. 468 (April 27, 2018), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: August 27, 2018.

JOHN METTEE, III
Chairman
State Board for Professional Land Surveyors

 

Subtitle 15 STATE BOARD OF HEATING, VENTILATION, AIR-CONDITIONING, AND REFRIGERATION CONTRACTORS

09.15.01 Fees

Authority: Business Regulation Article, §§2-106.9, 2-106.10, 9A-205, and 9A-207, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[18-130-F]

On July 11, 2018, the State Board of Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning, and Refrigeration Contractors adopted the repeal of existing Regulation .01 and new Regulations .01—.03 under COMAR 09.15.01 Fees. This action was taken at a public meeting of the Board held on July 11, 2018, pursuant to General Provisions Article, §3-302(c), Annotated Code of Maryland. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 45:11 Md. R. 586—587 (May 25, 2018), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: August 27, 2018.

ROBIN BAILEY
Executive Director
Mechanical Licensing Boards

 

Subtitle 17 BOARD OF STATIONARY ENGINEERS

09.17.03 Fees

Authority: Business Occupations and Professions Article, §§6.5-207, 6.5-304, 6.5-306, 6.5-312, and 6.5-313; Business Regulation Article, §§2-106.9 and
2-106.10; Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[18-132-F]

On July 17, 2018, the Board of Master Electricians adopted new Regulations .01—.03 under a new chapter, COMAR 09.17.03 Fees. This action was taken at a public meeting of the Board held on July 17, 2018, pursuant to General Provisions Article, §3-302(c), Annotated Code of Maryland. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 45:11 Md. R. 587—588 (May 25, 2018), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: August 27, 2018.

ROBIN BAILEY
Executive Director
Mechanical Licensing Boards

 

Subtitle 20 BOARD OF PLUMBING

09.20.05 Fees

Authority: Business Occupations and Professions Article, §§12-207, 12-209, 12-303, 12-304.1, 12-306, 12-308, and 12-503; Business Regulation Article, §§2-106.9 and 2-106.10; Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[18-131-F]

On July 19, 2018, the Board of Plumbing adopted new Regulations .01—.03 under a new chapter, COMAR 09.20.05 Fees. This action was taken at a public meeting of the Board held on July 19, 2018, pursuant to General Provisions Article, §3-302(c), Annotated Code of Maryland. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 45:11 Md. R. 588—589 (May 25, 2018), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: August 27, 2018.

ROBIN BAILEY
Executive Director
Mechanical Licensing Boards

 

Title 10
MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

Subtitle 09 MEDICAL CARE PROGRAMS

10.09.02 Physicians' Services

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

Notice of Final Action

[18-155-F-I]

On August 8, 2018, the Secretary of Health adopted amendments to Regulation .07 under COMAR 10.09.02 Physicians’ Services. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 45:13 Md. R. 670—671 (June 22, 2018), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: August 27, 2018.

ROBERT R. NEALL
Secretary of Health

 

Subtitle 09 MEDICAL CARE PROGRAMS

10.09.05 Dental Services

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

Notice of Final Action

[18-154-F-I]

On August 8, 2018, the Secretary of Health adopted amendments to Regulation .07 under COMAR 10.09.05 Dental Services. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 45:13 Md. R. 671 (June 22, 2018), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: August 27, 2018.

ROBERT R. NEALL
Secretary of Health

 

Subtitle 09 MEDICAL CARE PROGRAMS

10.09.17 Physical Therapy Services

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

Notice of Final Action

[18-046-F]

On July 31, 2018, the Secretary of Health adopted amendments to Regulations .01—.04 and .06 under COMAR 10.09.17 Physical Therapy Services. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 45:8 Md. R. 429—430 (April 13, 2018), has been adopted with the nonsubstantive changes shown below.

Effective Date: August 27, 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(14): In response to comments received, language will be added to include nurse midwives in the definition of “prescriber”.

Regulation .01B(18): In response to comments received, language will be added to include nurse midwives as a provider type who is able to sign a written treatment order for physical therapy services.

Regulation .04A: In response to comments received, language will be added to cover medically necessary physical therapy services when ordered in writing by a nurse midwife.

.01 Definitions.

A. (proposed text unchanged)

B. Terms Defined.

(1)—(13) (proposed text unchanged)

(14) “Prescriber” means a physician, doctor of dental surgery or of dental medicine, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, nurse midwife, or podiatrist licensed to prescribe physical therapy.

(15)—(17) (proposed text unchanged)

(18) “Treatment order” means a written prescription for physical therapy signed by a physician, doctor of dental surgery or of dental medicine, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, nurse midwife, or podiatrist.

.04 Covered Services.

A. The Physical Therapy Program covers medically necessary physical therapy services ordered in writing by a physician, doctor of dental surgery or of dental medicine, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, nurse midwife, or podiatrist when the services are:

(1)—(6) (proposed text unchanged)

B.—C. (proposed text unchanged)

ROBERT R. NEALL
Secretary of Health

 

Subtitle 38 BOARD OF PHYSICAL THERAPY EXAMINERS

10.38.12 Dry Needling

Authority: Health Occupations Article, §§13-101 and 13-206, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[18-144-F]

On July 31, 2018, the Secretary of Health adopted amendments to Regulation .03 under COMAR 10.38.12 Dry Needling. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 45:12 Md. R. 634—635 (June 8, 2018), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: August 27, 2018.

ROBERT R. NEALL
Secretary of Health

 

Title 13A
STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION

Subtitle 06 SUPPORTING PROGRAMS

13A.06.03 Interscholastic Athletics in the State

Authority: Education Article, §§2-205 and 2-303(k), Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[18-151-F]

On July 24, 2018, the Maryland State Board of Education adopted amendments to Regulation .06 under COMAR 13A.06.03 Interscholastic Athletics in the State. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 45:12 Md. R. 635 (June 8, 2018), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: August 27, 2018.

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

 

Subtitle 07 SCHOOL PERSONNEL

13A.07.11 Student Suicide Prevention and Safety Training

Authority: Education Article, §§2-205, 6-122, and 6-704, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[18-129-F]

On July 24, 2018, the Maryland State Board of Education adopted new Regulations .01 —.05 under a new chapter, COMAR 13A.07.11 Student Suicide Prevention and Safety Training. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 45:11 Md. R. 593 — 594 (May 25, 2018), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: August 27, 2018.

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

 

Title 31
MARYLAND INSURANCE ADMINISTRATION

Subtitle 10 HEALTH INSURANCE — GENERAL

Notice of Final Action

[18-124-F]

On July 25, 2018, the Insurance Commissioner adopted amendments to:

(1) Regulations .01 and .03 under COMAR 31.10.20 Certification of HMO Medical Directors; and

(2) Regulations .01 and .02 under COMAR 31.10.21 Private Review Agents.

This action, which was proposed for adoption in 4:10 Md. R. 520 (May 11, 2018), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: August 27, 2018.

ALFRED W. REDMER, JR.
Insurance Commissioner

 

 


Withdrawal of Regulations

Title 11
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Subtitle 17 MOTOR VEHICLE ADMINISTRATION—DRIVER LICENSING AND IDENTIFICATION DOCUMENTS

11.17.09 Proof of Age, Full Name, Identity, Maryland Residence, Social Security Number, and Lawful Status

Authority: Transportation Article, §§12-104(b), 12-301, 16-103.1, 16-104.2, 16-106, 16-115, and 16-121—16-122, Annotated Code of Maryland;
6 CFR 37

Notice of Withdrawal

[18-136-W]

The Administrator of the Motor Vehicle Administration withdraws the proposal to amend Regulations .04 and .05 under COMAR 11.17.09 Proof of Age, Full Name, Identity, Maryland Residence, Social Security Number, and Lawful Status, as published in 45:11 Md. R. 590—591 (May 25, 2018).

CHRISTINE NIZER
Administrator
Motor Vehicle Administration

 

 


Proposed Action on Regulations

 


 



Title 09
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING, AND REGULATION

Subtitle 10 RACING COMMISSION

09.10.01 Thoroughbred Rules

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

Notice of Proposed Action

[18-206-P]

The Maryland Racing Commission proposes to amend Regulations .17, .28, and .88 under COMAR 09.10.01 Thoroughbred Rules. This action was considered at a public meeting held on June 28, 2018.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to repeal the requirement that a horse may be declared out of a race before the time established by the association as scratch time only under certain circumstances. The regulation clarifies that a steward may in all circumstances allow a horse to be declared out of a race for cause. If a horse is declared out of a race for cause, the regulation requires the steward to prohibit the horse from running out-of-State for a period not to exceed 10 days.

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 J. Michael Hopkins, Executive Director, Maryland Racing Commission, 300 East Towsontown Boulevard, Towson, MD 21286, or call 410-296-9682, or email to mike.hopkins@maryland.gov, or fax to 410-296-9687. Comments will be accepted through September 26, 2018. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

.17 Entries, Declarations, and Scratches.

A. — H. (text unchanged)

[H-1. A horse participating in a turf race at Laurel Park or Pimlico Race Course may only use the following types of shoes:

(1) Flat;

(2) Queen’s Plate;

(3) Queen’s Plate XT;

(4) Silver Queen; or

(5) Factory Wedge.]

I. — Y. (text unchanged)

Z. Declaration in Purse Races and Overnight Handicaps.

(1) [A horse may be declared out of a race before the time established by the association as scratch time, if:

(a) The declaration does not bring the number of betting interests below eight; and

(b) The right to declare out is determined by lot when necessary.

(2) Notwithstanding the provisions of §AA(1) of this regulation, the] The stewards may, for cause, allow a horse to be declared out of a race [when the betting interests are eight or below].

[(3)] (2) If a horse is declared out of a race under the provisions of [§AA(2)] §Z(1) of this regulation, the stewards shall prohibit the horse from running out-of-State for a period [not] up to [exceed 5] 10 days starting with the day of the race from which the horse was declared out.

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

AA. — XX. (text unchanged)

.28 Owners.

A. — E. (text unchanged)

 

F. Multiple Ownership.

(1) — (10) (text unchanged)

(11) Coupled Horses.

(a) (text unchanged)

(b) Except as provided in this subsection, horses [shall] may be [coupled] uncoupled at the time of entry for betting purposes if the horses have commonality of ownership.

(c) (text unchanged)

(d) If a race is split into two or more divisions, horses [required to be coupled under] subject to the provisions of  §F(11)(b) of this regulation shall be seeded in separate divisions, if possible, but the divisions in which they compete and the post positions shall be determined by lot.

(12) (text unchanged)

G. — H. (text unchanged)

.88 Pick (n) Jackpot.

A. — E. (text unchanged)

F. A Pick (n) Jackpot bet shall be refunded if:

(1) For any reason, 50 percent or more of the races scheduled as a part of this bet are cancelled or declared a "no contest"; or

[(2) Two or more races comprising the Pick (n) Jackpot betting for that day are moved from the turf to the main track after the close wagering for the Pick (n) Jackpot; or]

[(3)] (2) (text unchanged)

G. (text unchanged)

H. Races Moved from Turf to Main Track.

[(1)] If one or more of the races comprising the Pick (n) Jackpot is moved from the turf to the main track after the close of wagering for the Pick (n) Jackpot, each selection on a Pick (n) Jackpot ticket for that race shall be considered a winning selection.

[(2) If two or more of the races comprising the Pick (n) Jackpot are moved from the turf to the main track after the close of wagering for the Pick (n) Jackpot, a Pick (n) Jackpot bet shall be refunded under §F(2) of this regulation.]

I. — O. (text unchanged)

J. MICHAEL HOPKINS
Executive Director
Racing Commission

 

Subtitle 10 RACING COMMISSION

09.10.02 Harness Racing

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

Notice of Proposed Action

[18-207-P]

The Maryland Racing Commission proposes to amend Regulations .43, .53, and .53-1 under COMAR 09.10.02 Harness Racing. This action was considered at a public meeting held by the Maryland Racing Commission on June 28, 2018.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to change the amount of time between races that a horse would otherwise need to requalify if it had not raced within 45 days of its last start.

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 J. Michael Hopkins, Executive Director, Maryland Racing Commission, 300 East Towsontown Boulevard, Towson, MD 21286, or call 410-296-9687, or email to mike.hopkins@maryland.gov, or fax to 410-296-9687. Comments will be accepted through September 26, 2018. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

.43 Foaled Stakes Program.

A. — J. (text unchanged)

K. Eligibility to Start.

(1) (text unchanged)

(2) A satisfactory charted performance line is a performance line:

(a) Credited to a horse after the horse starts from behind a starting gate in a qualifying or purse race within [30] 45 days of the Foaled Stakes Program race in which the horse is to participate; and

(b) (text unchanged)

(3) (text unchanged)

L.— V. (text unchanged)

.53 Sires Stakes Program.

A. — N. (text unchanged)

O. Eligibility to Start.

(1) (text unchanged)

(2) A satisfactory charted performance line is a performance line:

(a) Credited to a horse after the horse starts from behind a starting gate in a qualifying or purse race within [30] 45 days of the Sires Stakes Program race in which the horse is to participate; and

(b) (text unchanged)

(3) (text unchanged)

P.— BB. (text unchanged)

.53-1 Sire Stakes Program for 4 and 5 Year Olds.

A. — F. (text unchanged)

G. Eligibility to Start.

(1) (text unchanged)

(2) A satisfactory charted performance line is a performance line:

(a) Credited to a horse after the horse starts from behind a starting gate in a qualifying or purse race within [30] 45 days of the Sires Stakes Program for 4 and 5 Year-Olds race in which the horse is to participate; and

(b) (text unchanged)

H. — S. (text unchanged)

J. MICHAEL HOPKINS
Executive Director
Racing Commission

 

Title 13A
STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION

Subtitle 14 CHILD AND FAMILY DAY CARE

13A.14.06 Child Care Subsidy Program

Authority: Education Article, §2-303 and Title 9.5 [Family Law Article, §§5-550, 5-561, and 5-570], Annotated Code of Maryland
Agency Note: Federal Regulatory Reference — Child Care and Development Fund 45 CFR 98.50

Notice of Proposed Action

[18-194-P]

The Maryland State Board of Education proposes to amend Regulation .03 under COMAR 13A.14.06 Child Care Subsidy Program. This action was considered at the May 22, 2018 meeting of the State Board of Education.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to update the income eligibility categories to allow more families to access child care subsidies for their children.

Comparison to Federal Standards

There is no corresponding federal standard to this proposed action.

Estimate of Economic Impact

I. Summary of Economic Impact. The purpose of the proposed emergency status for COMAR 13A.14.06.03H, Child Care Subsidy Income Eligibility Scale, is to enable more families to access child care subsidies for their children, thereby reducing or eliminating the large surplus of funds each year resulting from the outdated and low-eligibility tables.

 

 

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:

(R+)

Unknown

 

Benefit (+)
Cost (-)

Magnitude

 


D. On regulated industries or trade groups:

(+)

Unknown

E. On other industries or trade groups:

(+)

Unknown

F. Direct and indirect effects on public:

(+)

Unknown

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

A. The increased number of families receiving subsidies will not cost the agency any additional money; the current contract for distributing payments is not dependent upon the number of recipients. Any additional child care providers entering the market due to the increase in supply of families receiving child care subsidies as a result of this action can be absorbed by the current MSDE staff.

B. MSDE is the only agency that is affected by child care subsidies.

C. Local governments will experience increased productivity and tax revenues from an expanded workforce as a result of more parents given access to child care.

D. The increase in the number of families eligible to participate in the child care subsidy program leads to increased revenue for child care providers who, in turn, add to a larger tax base and may contribute revenue to Service Employees International Union (SEIU).

E. The increase in the number of families eligible to participate in the child care subsidy program leads to increased revenue for child care providers who, in turn, purchase materials, resources, and services from multiple vendors, adding to the tax base.

F. More parents will have access to child care and therefore be able to work or participate in training or education. With more access to child care subsidies, fewer parents will need to use unlicensed and unsafe child care, and may have expanded choice of providers as the market expands.

Economic Impact on Small Businesses

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

With more families eligible to receive child care subsidies, current providers will be able to serve additional children in their centers and homes. The increased supply of eligible families with access to subsidies may result in additional child care providers entering the market.

Impact on Individuals with Disabilities

The proposed action has no impact on individuals with disabilities.

Opportunity for Public Comment

Comments may be sent to Steven R. Hicks, Assistant State Superintendent, Early Childhood Development, Maryland State Department of Education, 200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, or call 410-767-0342 (TTY 410-333-6442), or email to steven.hicks@maryland.gov, or fax to 410-333-9908. Comments will be accepted through September 17, 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 October 23, 2018, 9 a.m., at 200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201.

 

     Editor’s Note: The text of this document will not be printed here because it appeared as a Notice of Emergency Action in 45:16 Md. R. 771 —773 (August 3, 2018), referenced as [18-194-E].

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

 

Title 26
DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

Subtitle 11 AIR QUALITY

Notice of Proposed Action

[18-205-P]

The Secretary of the Environment proposes to:

(1) Amend Regulation .01 under COMAR 26.11.01 General Administrative Provisions;

(2) Amend Regulations .01, .02, .04, .05, .07, and .08-2, repeal Regulation .08-1, and adopt new Regulation .10 under COMAR 26.11.08 Control of Incinerators; and

(3) Amend Regulation .08 under COMAR 26.11.09 Control of Fuel Burning Equipment, Stationary Internal Combustion Engines, and Certain Fuel-Burning Installations.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to repeal nitrogen oxide (NOx) reasonable available control technology (RACT) requirements under COMAR 26.11.09.08H and establish new NOx RACT and analysis of possible additional NOx emission control requirements under COMAR 26.11.08.10 for Large municipal waste combustors (MWCs). Additionally, this action amends opacity requirements under 26.11.01, adds definitions, repeals 26.11.08.08-1 and updates references to 26.11.08.08-2, which is the current emission standards and requirements for hospital, medical and infectious waste incinerators (HMIWIs).

The amendments pertaining to Large MWCs will be submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for approval as part of Maryland's State Implementation Plan (SIP). The amendments pertaining to Small MWCs and HMIWIs will be submitted to the EPA for approval as part of Maryland's 111(d) and 129 plans.

 

Background

Ozone Standards

On March 12, 2008, the EPA revised the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ozone to a level of 75 parts per billion (ppb) to provide increased protection of public health and the environment. In 2012, EPA designated portions of Maryland as nonattainment for the 75 ppb ozone NAAQS.

In 2015, the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE or the Department) demonstrated that the Baltimore area ozone monitor data had achieved the 2008 ozone NAAQS and on June 1, 2015 EPA issued a final Clean Data Determination for the Baltimore ozone nonattainment area. In 2017, EPA proposed that the Washington, D.C. and the Philadelphia ozone nonattainment areas, which include portions of Maryland, had clean monitoring data as well. EPA has not yet finalized re-designation requests for determinations of attainment.

Even with the Clean Data Determination, the designation status of the Baltimore Area will remain nonattainment for the 2008 75ppb ozone NAAQS until such time as EPA determines that the Area meets the CAA requirements for re-designation to attainment, including an approved re-designation request and maintenance plan. Additionally, the determination of attainment is separate from, and does not influence or otherwise affect, any future designation determination or requirements for the Baltimore Area based on any new or revised ozone NAAQS.

On October 1, 2015, EPA strengthened the NAAQS for ozone to 70 ppb, based on scientific evidence about ozone’s effects on public health and welfare. Reductions in NOx emissions from major sources of NOx are necessary to attain and maintain compliance with the 75 ppb standard and will also be necessary to achieve compliance with the more stringent 70 ppb ozone standard.

 

NOx RACT Determination

Under Section 182 of the CAA, 42 U.S.C. §7511a, sources in ozone nonattainment areas classified as moderate and above are subject to a NOx RACT requirement. Therefore, the CAA requires MDE to review and revise NOx RACT requirements in the Maryland SIP as necessary to achieve compliance with the NAAQS. EPA defines RACT as the lowest emissions limitation that a particular source is capable of meeting by the application of control technology that is reasonably available considering technological and economic feasibility. In reviewing existing NOx RACT requirements for adequacy, the Department considers technological advances, the stringency of the revised ozone standard and whether new sources subject to RACT requirements are present in the nonattainment area. The Department must examine existing controls on major sources of NOx to determine whether additional controls are economical and technically feasible, and include any such controls in Maryland's RACT SIP, where appropriate.

Region-wide, several states have proposed or revised NOx RACT standards for large MWCs. On April 20, 2009, New Jersey adopted Regulation 7:27-19.12 that established a NOx RACT emission rate of 150 parts per million by volume, dry basis (ppmvd) as determined on a calendar day average. In May of 2013, Massachusetts proposed a NOx RACT of 150 ppmvd for MWCs equivalent to the type of large MWC plants operating in Maryland. In 2016, Connecticut adopted a 150 ppm limit for mass burn waterwall combustors on a 24-hour daily average as specified under Regulation §22a-174-38(c)(8) Table 32-a. On April 23, 2016, Pennsylvania updated RACT requirements and established a NOx emission rate of 180 ppmvd for MWCs.

Large MWCs in Maryland have demonstrated the ability to reduce NOx emissions by analyzing and optimizing their existing controls. In consideration of regional NOx RACT amendments, optimization studies, and upgrades performed by Maryland sources, the Department has concluded that Maryland's Large MWCs are capable of meeting more stringent NOx RACT requirements.

 

Hospital, Medical and Infectious Waste Incinerators

On April 2, 2012, Maryland adopted COMAR 26.11.08.08-2 - new emission standards and requirements for hospital, medical and infectious waste incinerators. These new requirements went into effect on October 6, 2014, and replaced the existing HMIWI requirements codified under 26.11.08.08-1. Under this action, Maryland repeals 26.11.08.08-1 and updates references throughout the Chapter to 26.11.08.08-2.

 

Continuous Opacity Monitoring Requirements

On May 10, 2016, Maryland submitted State Implementation Plan (SIP) Revision #16-04 to EPA containing definitions and requirements for the monitoring of opacity for cement kilns, clinker coolers and municipal waste combustors. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has informed the Department that the existing definitions of “Continuous burning” and “Operating time” in COMAR 26.11.01.01 create an exemption for MWCs which is not permissible under EPA’s startup, shutdown and malfunction (SSM) policy; 40 CFR Part 52. Maryland proposes to repeal these definitions as requested by EPA.

 

Sources Affected and Location

There are two large MWCs in Maryland, Wheelabrator Baltimore, L.P. (Wheelabrator), and Montgomery County Resource Recovery Facility (MCRRF).

There is one small MWC facility in Maryland, the Fort Detrick Solid Waste Management Plant located in Frederick County. There are two HMIWI facilities in Maryland, Curtis Bay Energy, L.P. and Fort Detrick Solid Waste Management Plant.

 

Requirements

Large MWC NOx RACT

This action establishes new NOx RACT standards and requirements for large MWCs with a capacity greater than 250 tons per day. New COMAR 26.11.08.10 requires that Maryland’s two Large MWCs shall meet new, individual NOx 24-hour block average emission rates by May 1, 2019. The Montgomery County Resource Recovery Facility shall meet a NOx 24-hour block average emission rate of 140 ppmv. The Wheelabrator Baltimore, Inc. facility shall meet a NOx 24-hour block average emission rate of 150 ppmv.

To further ensure consistent long-term operation of NOx control technologies, the Large MWCs must also meet new, individual NOx 30-day rolling average emission rates by May 1, 2020. The Montgomery County Resource Recovery Facility shall meet a NOx 30-day rolling average emission rate of 105 ppmv. The Wheelabrator Baltimore, Inc. facility shall meet a NOx 30-day rolling average emission rate of 145 ppmv.

Large MWCs are required to meet the NOx 24-hour block average and NOx 30-day rolling average emission rates, except during periods of startup and shutdown. Concentration-based emission limits are not practical during startup and shutdown because it is technically infeasible for MWCs to comply with the emission rates due to the “7 percent oxygen correction factor” that is required to be applied to the NOx 24-hour block rates. During periods of startup and shutdown, additional ambient air is introduced into the furnace. Applying the correction factor of 7 percent oxygen during these periods grossly misrepresents the actual NOx emissions produced from startup and shutdown operations. Therefore, an equivalent mass‐based emission limit is substituted. During periods of startup and shutdown the Montgomery County Resource Recovery Facility shall meet a facility wide NOx emission limit of 202 lbs/hr timed average mass loading over a 24-hour period and the Wheelabrator Baltimore, Inc. facility shall meet a facility wide NOx emission limit of 252 lbs/hr timed average mass loading over a 24-hour period. The duration of startup and shutdown procedures for a Large MWC are not to exceed three hours per occurrence, and the NOx 24-hour mass emission limits apply during these times.

The mass emission limits during periods of startup and shutdown incorporate the 24-hour block average NOx RACT rates (these rates are part of the calculation used to derive the mass NOx emission limits) applicable to each Large MWC providing equivalent stringency to those concentration limits, which apply at all other times. Mass based emission calculations are derived utilizing 40 CFR §60.58b(h)(2) of subpart Eb (Concentration correction to 7 percent oxygen) or 40 CFR 60.45 (Conversion procedures to convert CEM data into applicable standards). EPA Method 19 may also be utilized to determine NOx emission rates based upon oxygen concentrations. Facility average flue gas flow rates are also utilized in the calculations. The calculation methodology for the mass emission limits is based upon the Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) Approval for each affected facility, and can be found in the Technical Support Document for this action.

In addition to the mass-based emission limit, the NOx 24-hour block average emission rate will apply for the 24-hour period after startup and before shutdown, as applicable.

The new NOx RACT further specifies that a Large MWC shall minimize NOx emissions at all times the unit is in operation, including periods of startup and shutdown, by operating and optimizing the unit and all installed pollution control technology and combustion controls consistent with the technological limitations, manufacturers’ specifications, good engineering and maintenance practices, and good air pollution control practices for minimizing emissions (as defined in 40 CFR §60.11(d)). Large MWCs shall continuously monitor NOx emissions with a continuous emission monitoring system (CEM) in accordance with COMAR 26.11.01.11. Large MWCs are also required to submit quarterly reports to the Department containing data, information, and calculations which demonstrate compliance with the NOx RACT emission rates and NOx mass loading emission limits. The reports shall include flagging of periods of startup and shutdown and exceedance of emission rates, as well as documented actions taken during periods of startup and shutdown in signed, contemporaneous operating logs.

 

Additional NOx Emission Control Requirements

The proposed NOx RACT requirements, when effective, will result in immediate reductions in NOx emissions from the Wheelabrator Baltimore Inc. Large MWC. This action also contains additional NOx emission control requirements that may be needed by Maryland to attain and maintain compliance with the 2015 ozone NAAQS.

Not later than January 1, 2020, the owner or operator of Wheelabrator Baltimore Inc. shall submit to the Department a feasibility analysis regarding additional control of NOx emissions from the Wheelabrator Baltimore Inc. facility. This analysis must be prepared by an independent third party and must include: a written narrative and schematics detailing the existing facility operations, boiler design, NOx control technologies and relevant emission performance; a written narrative and schematics detailing various state of the art NOx control technologies for achieving additional NOx emission reductions from existing MWCs, including technologies capable of achieving NOx emission levels comparable to those for a new source in consideration of the overall facility design at Wheelabrator Baltimore Inc.; an analysis of whether each identified state of the art control technology could technically be implemented at the Wheelabrator Baltimore Inc. facility; a cost-benefit analysis of capital and operating costs, NOx emission benefits, and air quality impacts resulting from each identified state of the art control technology; and a schedule for installation and implementation of each identified NOx emission control technology. Based on the results of the feasibility analysis, Wheelabrator Baltimore Inc. must propose a NOx 24-hour block average emission rate, NOx 30-day rolling average emission rate, and NOx mass loading emission limitation for periods of startup, shutdown, and malfunction by January 1, 2020. Wheelabrator Baltimore, Inc. shall provide the Department with no less than two weeks notice and the opportunity to observe any optimization procedure, including installation or operation of NOx emission control technology, for the express purpose of developing the feasibility analysis.

 

Projected Emission Reductions

MDE projects the implementation of the new NOx RACT requirements for Large MWCs will result in approximately 200 tons of NOx emissions reduced on an annual basis. There are no expected NOx emission reductions for Small MWCs.

As of October 6, 2014, Maryland sources have already applied control technologies to the incineration process and to post incineration emissions to meet the HMIWI NOx emission standards, and other requirements, as specified in the 111(d) plan of COMAR 26.11.08.08-2.

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. Large MWCs are expected to incur a small increase in operating costs as a result of optimization of existing control technology. The operating cost increase is projected to be in the range $1,123 to $1,269 per ton of NOx reduced based on the increase in urea consumption. Additional capital costs have been incurred at the Wheelabrator Baltimore, Inc. facility in an effort to meet the proposed NOx RACT emission rates. Wheelabrator Baltimore, Inc. has conducted several analyses of existing operating combustion and control systems, and has modified urea injection systems to be optimized for multiple parameters. The facility has also modified interface combustion controls with SNCR operation and control through automation of the urea feed system. Specific cost information has not been made available to the Department.

There are no expected economic impacts for Small MWCs and HMIWIs. There will be no impact on the Department or other state agencies or local government as a result of this action.

 

 

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:

 Compliance costs

(-)

$150,000—$200,000 per year

E. On other industries or trade groups:

NONE

F. Direct and indirect effects on public:

Health impacts

(+)

Indeterminable

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

D. The affected facilities must optimize existing control technology and increase the urea consumption. Stakeholder's estimate the cost to be approximately $150,000 to $200,000 per year.

F. This action will help improve Maryland's air quality and will result in fewer negative health effects on the general public from air pollution.

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

The Department of the Environment will hold a public hearing on the proposed action on September 21, 2018 at 10 a.m. at the Department of the Environment, 1800 Washington Boulevard, 1st Floor Conference Rooms, Baltimore, Maryland 21230-1720. Interested persons are invited to attend and express their views. Comments may be sent to Mr. Randy Mosier, Chief of the Regulation Division, Air and Radiation Administration, Department of the Environment, 1800 Washington Boulevard, Suite 730, Baltimore, Maryland 21230-1720, or email to randy.mosier@maryland.gov. Comments must be received no later than 5 p.m. on September 21, 2018 or be submitted at the hearing. For more information, call Randy Mosier at (410) 537-4488.

 

26.11.01 General Administrative Provisions

Authority: Environment Article, §§1-101, 1-404, 2-101—2-103, 2-301—
2-303, 10-102, and 10-103, Annotated Code of Maryland

.01 Definitions.

A. (text unchanged)

B. Terms Defined.

(1) — (8) (text unchanged)

[(8-1) Continuous Burning.

(a) “Continuous burning” means the continuous, semi-continuous, or batch feeding of municipal solid waste for purposes of waste disposal, energy production, or providing heat to the combustion system in preparation for waste disposal or energy production.

(b) “Continuous burning” does not include the period when municipal solid waste is solely used to provide thermal protection of the grate or hearth.]

(9) — (27) (text unchanged)

[(27-1) Operating Time.

(a) “Operating time” means, for the purpose of determining compliance or non-compliance with COM requirements of this chapter for cement kilns, the actual time in hours that an affected unit operates, beginning when the raw feed is being continuously introduced into the kiln for at least 120 minutes or when the raw feed rate exceeds 60 percent of the kiln design limitation rate, whichever occurs first, and ending when the introduction of raw feed to the kiln is halted.

(b) “Operating time” means, for the purpose of determining compliance or non-compliance with COM requirements of this chapter for municipal waste combustors, the actual time in hours that an affected unit operates, beginning when continuous burning of solid waste starts and ending when continuous burning of solid waste ceases.]

(28) — (53) (text unchanged)

 

26.11.08 Control of Incinerators

Authority: Environment Article, §§1-404, 2-103, 2-301—2-303, and 2-406, Annotated Code of Maryland

.01 Definitions.

A. (text unchanged)

B. Terms Defined.

(1) — (7-1) (text unchanged)

(7-2) Continuous Burning.

(a) “Continuous burning” means the continuous, semi-continuous, or batch feeding of municipal solid waste for purposes of waste disposal, energy production, or providing heat to the combustion system in preparation for waste disposal or energy production.

(b) “Continuous burning” begins once municipal solid waste is fed to the combustor.

(8) — (45) (text unchanged)

(46) "Operating day" means a 24-hour period [between 12] beginning midnight of one day and ending the following midnight, or an alternate 24-hour period approved by the Department, during which [any amount of hospital waste or medical/infectious waste is combusted at any time in the HMIWI] time an installation consumes fuel or causes emissions.

(47) — (53) (text unchanged)

(54) Shutdown.

(a) — (d) (text unchanged)

(e) “Shutdown” for the Montgomery County Resource Recovery Facility commences 30 minutes after the chute to the loading hopper of the combustion train is closed and ends no later than 3 hours thereafter.

(f) “Shutdown” for the Wheelabrator Baltimore Inc. facility commences 30 minutes after municipal solid waste feed to the loading hopper has ceased and ends no later than 3 hours thereafter.

(55) (text unchanged)

(55-1) “Small MWC” means a municipal waste combustor which has a capacity of at least 35 tons and less than or equal to 250 tons per day.

(56) — (59) (text unchanged)

(60) Startup.

(a) — (b) (text unchanged)

(c) “Startup” for a Large MWC commences when the unit begins the continuous burning of municipal solid waste and continues for a period of time not to exceed 3 hours, but does not include any warm-up period when the particular unit is combusting fossil fuel or other non-municipal solid waste fuel, and no municipal solid waste is being fed to the combustor.

(61) “30-day rolling average emission rate” means a value of NOx emissions in ppmv, corrected to 7 percent oxygen, calculated by:

(a) Summing the total hourly ppmv of NOx emitted from the unit during the current operating day and the previous 29 operating days, excluding periods of startup and shutdown; and

(b) Dividing the total hourly ppmv of NOx emitted from the unit during the 30 operating days summed in §B(61)(a) of this regulation by 30.

(62) “24-hour block average emission rate” means a value of NOx emissions in ppmv, corrected to 7 percent oxygen, calculated by:

(a) Summing the hourly average ppmv of NOx emitted from the unit during 24 hours between midnight of one day and ending the following midnight, excluding periods of startup and shutdown; and

(b) Dividing the total sum of hourly NOx ppmv values emitted during 24 hours between midnight of one day and ending the following midnight by 24.

[(61)] (63) (text unchanged)

.02 Applicability.

A. (text unchanged)

B. Regulation .07 of this chapter applies to [an] a Small MWC that was constructed on or before August 30, 1999 [and has a capacity of at least 35 tons and less than or equal to 250 tons per day].

C. — F. (text unchanged)

[G. If there is any discrepancy between the terms defined in this chapter and any federal definition in the Clean Air Act, 42 U.S.C. §§7401—7671 (CAA), and 40 CFR Part 60 Subparts A, B, Eb, and Ec, the federal definition applies.

H. The requirements in Regulation .08-1 of this chapter apply to a person who owns or operates an HMIWI for which construction was commenced on or before June 20, 1996, except as provided in 40 CFR §60.50c(b)—(i).]

I. All provisions of Regulation [.08-1] .08-2 of this chapter and the related [HMIWI] 111(d)/129 plan approval, 40 CFR Part 62, Subpart V, apply to HMIWIs [are applicable, except as amended or revised under Regulation .08-2 of this chapter and approved by EPA as part of the Maryland HMIWI 111(d)/129 plan].

J. Regulation .10 of this chapter applies to Large MWCs.

 

.04 Visible Emissions.

A. In Areas I, II, V, and VI, the following apply:

(1) Except as provided in Regulations .08 and [.08-1] .08-2 of this chapter, a person may not cause or permit the discharge of emissions from any incinerator, other than water in an uncombined form, which is greater than 20 percent opacity;

(2) (text unchanged)

B. — D. (text unchanged)

.05 Particulate Matter.

A. Requirements for Areas I, II, V, and VI.

(1) Calculations. Except as provided in Regulations .08 and [.08-1] .08-2 of this chapter, incinerator or hazardous waste incinerator emissions shall be adjusted to 12 percent carbon dioxide.

(2) Incinerators Constructed Before January 17, 1972. Except as provided in Regulations .08 and [.08-1] .08-2 of this chapter, a person may not cause or permit the discharge into the outdoor atmosphere from any incinerator constructed before January 17, 1972, particulate matter to exceed the following limitations:

(a) — (b) (text unchanged)

(3) Incinerators Constructed on or After January 17, 1972. Except as provided in Regulations .07, .08, and [.08-1] .08-2 of this chapter, a person may not cause or permit the discharge of particulate matter into the outdoor atmosphere from any incinerator or crematory constructed on or after January 17, 1972, to exceed 0.10 grains per standard cubic foot dry 0.10 gr/SCFD (229 mg/dscm).

(4) (text unchanged)

B. Requirements for Areas III and IV.

(1) Calculations. Except as provided in Regulations .08 and [.08-1] .08-2 of this chapter, incinerator or hazardous waste incinerator emissions shall be adjusted to 12 percent carbon dioxide.

(2) Except as provided in Regulations .07, .08, and [.08-1] .08-2 of this chapter, a person may not cause or permit the discharge of particulate matter into the outdoor atmosphere from any incinerator, hazardous waste incinerator, or crematory to exceed the following limitations:

(a) — (b) (text unchanged)

.07 Requirements for Small Municipal Waste Combustors [with a Capacity of 35 tons or greater per day and less than or equal to 250 Tons per Day].

A person may not operate a [municipal waste combustor that has a burning capacity of 35 tons or more per day and less than or equal to 250 tons per day] Small MWC that was constructed on or before August 30, 1999 which results in violation of the provisions of 40 CFR 62 Subpart JJJ.

.08-2 Emission Standards and Requirements for HMIWIs Under 40 CFR 60 Subpart Ce as Revised October 6, 2009.

A. Applicability and Emission Standards. [Notwithstanding the requirements of Regulation .08-1 of this chapter, the] The emission standards and requirements of §B(1)—(7) and §C(1)—(6) of this regulation apply to a person who owns or operates an HMIWI subject to 40 CFR Part 60, Subpart Ce, as revised, October 6, 2009.

B. — H. (text unchanged).

.10 NOx Requirements for Large Municipal Waste Combustors.

A. The owner and operator of a Large MWC shall minimize NOx emissions by operating and optimizing the use of all installed pollution control technology and combustion controls consistent with the technological limitations, manufacturers’ specifications, good engineering and maintenance practices, and good air pollution control practices for minimizing emissions (as defined in 40 CFR §60.11(d)) for such equipment and the unit at all times the unit is in operation, including periods of startup and shutdown.

B. As of May 1, 2019, the owner or operator of a Large MWC shall meet the following applicable NOx emission rates, except for periods of startup and shutdown:

 

Affected Sources

NOx 24-hour block average emission rate

Montgomery County Resource Recovery Facility

140 ppmv

Wheelabrator Baltimore Inc.

150 ppmv

 

C. As of May 1, 2020, the owner or operator of a Large MWC shall meet the requirements of §B of this regulation and the following applicable NOx emission rates, except for periods of startup and shutdown:

 

Affected Sources

NOx 30-day rolling average emission rate

Montgomery County Resource Recovery Facility

105 ppmv

Wheelabrator Baltimore Inc.

145 ppmv

 

D. Startup and Shutdown NOx Emission Limitations. As of May 1, 2019, during periods of startup and shutdown the following emission limitations shall apply:

(1) For Montgomery County Resource Recovery Facility, a facility-wide NOx emission limit of 202 lbs/hr timed average mass loading over a 24-hour period.

(2) For Wheelabrator Baltimore Inc., a facility-wide NOx emission limit of 252 lbs/hr timed average mass loading over a 24-hour period.

(3) On days when the unit is in startup, the NOx 24-hour block average emission rate under §B of this regulation will apply for the 24-hour period after startup is completed.

(4) On days when the unit is in shutdown, the NOx 24-hour block average emission rate under §B of this regulation will apply for the 24-hour period prior to the commencement of shutdown.

E. Additional NOx Emission Control Requirements.

(1) Not later than January 1, 2020, the owner or operator of Wheelabrator Baltimore Inc. shall submit a feasibility analysis for additional control of NOx emissions from the Wheelabrator Baltimore Inc. facility to the Department. This analysis shall be prepared by an independent third party and include the following:

(a) A written narrative and schematics detailing existing facility operations, boiler design, NOx control technologies, and relevant emission performance;

(b) A written narrative and schematics detailing various state-of-the-art NOx control technologies for achieving additional NOx emission reductions from existing MWCs, including technologies capable of achieving NOx emission levels comparable to those for a new source in consideration of the overall facility design at Wheelabrator Baltimore Inc.;

(c) An analysis of whether each state-of-the-art control technology identified under §E(1)(b) of this regulation could technically be implemented at the Wheelabrator Baltimore Inc. facility;

(d) Capital and operating costs, NOx emission benefits, and air quality impacts resulting from installation of each state-of-the-art control technology as identified under §E(1)(b) of this regulation; and

(e) An estimated timeline for installation of each state-of-the-art control technology as identified under §E(1)(b) of this regulation which shall include design time, construction, operational testing, and start up.

(2) Upon written request, Wheelabrator Baltimore Inc. shall submit any other information that the Department determines is necessary to evaluate the feasibility analysis.

(3) Not later than January 1, 2020, based upon the results of the feasibility analysis as required under §E(1) of this regulation, the owner or operator of Wheelabrator Baltimore Inc. shall propose and submit a NOx 24-hour block average emission rate, NOx 30-day rolling average emission rate, and NOx mass loading emission limitation for periods of startup, shutdown and malfunction.

F. The owner or operator of a Large MWC shall continuously monitor NOx emissions with a continuous emission monitoring system in accordance with COMAR 26.11.01.11.

G. Not later than 45 days after the effective date of this regulation, the owner or operator of a Large MWC shall submit a plan to the Department and EPA for approval that demonstrates how the Large MWC will operate installed pollution control technology and combustion controls to meet the requirements of §A of this regulation. The plan shall summarize the data that will be collected to demonstrate compliance with §A of this regulation. The plan shall cover all modes of operation, including but not limited to normal operations, startup, and shutdown.

H. Beginning July 1, 2019, the owner or operator of a Large MWC shall submit a quarterly report to the Department containing:

(1) Data, information, and calculations which demonstrate compliance with the NOx 24-hour block average emission rate as required in §B of this regulation;

(2) Data, information, and calculations, including NOx continuous emission monitoring data and stack flow data, which demonstrate compliance with the startup and shutdown mass NOx emission limits as required in §D of this regulation;

(3) Flagging of periods of startup and shutdown and exceedances of emission rates;

(4) NOx continuous emission monitoring data and total urea flow rate to the boiler averaged over a 1-hour period, in a Microsoft Excel format; and

(5) Documented actions taken during periods of startup and shutdown in signed, contemporaneous operating logs.

I. Beginning July 1, 2020, the quarterly report to be submitted pursuant to §H of this regulation shall also include data, information, and calculations which demonstrate compliance with the NOx 30-day rolling average emission rate as required in §C of this regulation.

J. No less than 2 weeks advance notice and the opportunity to observe activities shall be provided to the Department prior to any optimization procedure, including installation or operation of NOx emission control technology, for the express purpose of complying with the requirements of §E(1) of this regulation.

K. Compliance with the NOx emission standards in §§B, C, and D of this regulation shall be demonstrated with a continuous emission monitoring system.

L. Compliance with the NOx Mass Loading Emission Limitation for the Montgomery County Resource Recovery Facility.

(1) Compliance with the NOx mass loading emission limitation for periods of startup and shutdown in §D(1) of this regulation shall be demonstrated by calculating the 24-hour average of all hourly average NOx emission concentrations from continuous emission monitoring systems.

(2)The calculations in §L(1) of this regulation shall utilize stack flow rates derived from flow monitors, for all the hours during the 3-hour startup or shutdown period and the remaining 21 hours of the 24-hour period.

M. Compliance with the NOx Mass Loading Emission Limitation for the Wheelabrator Baltimore Inc.

(1) Compliance with the NOx mass loading emission limitation for periods of startup and shutdown in §D(2) of this regulation shall be demonstrated by calculating the 24-hour average of all hourly average NOx emission concentrations from continuous emission monitoring systems.

(2) The calculations in §M(1) of this regulation shall utilize the applicable Prevention of Significant Deterioration calculation methodology, for all the hours during the 3-hour startup or shutdown period and the remaining 21 hours of the 24-hour period.

 

26.11.09 Control of Fuel-Burning Equipment, Stationary Internal Combustion Engines, and Certain Fuel-Burning Installations

Authority: Environment Article, §§1-101, 1-404, 2-101—2-103, 2-301—2-303, 10-102, and 10-103, Annotated Code of Maryland

.08 Control of NOx Emissions for Major Stationary Sources.

A. — G. (text unchanged)

[H. Requirements for Municipal Waste Combustors, and Hospital, Medical, and Infectious Waste Incinerators.

(1) A person who owns or operates a municipal waste combustor shall install, operate, and maintain a CEM for NOx emissions.

(2) NOx emissions from municipal waste combustors may not exceed the NOx emissions standards in COMAR 26.11.08.07 and COMAR 26.11.08.08 or applicable Prevention of Significant Deterioration limits, whichever is more restrictive.

(3) NOx emissions from hospital, medical, and infectious waste incinerators as defined in COMAR 26.11.08.01B(18) may not exceed the NOx emission standards in COMAR 26.11.08.08-1A(2) (250 ppm 24-hour average) as applicable.]

I.— K. (text unchanged)

BENJAMIN H. GRUMBLES
Secretary of the Environment

 

Title 31
MARYLAND INSURANCE ADMINISTRATION

Subtitle 15 UNFAIR TRADE PRACTICES

31.15.03 Life Insurance Disclosure

Authority: Insurance Article, §§2-109(a)(1) and 27-202, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Proposed Action

[18-210-P]

The Insurance Commissioner proposes to amend Regulation .05 under COMAR 31.15.03 Life Insurance Disclosure.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to amend COMAR 31.15.03.05C(2)(f) to allow carriers to display zero amounts on forms either numerically or as a blank space. Previously zero amounts displayed as anything other than a blank space were considered incorrect by the Life and Health Examination unit.

Comparison to Federal Standards

There is no corresponding federal standard to this proposed action.

Estimate of Economic Impact

I. Summary of Economic Impact. Insurance carriers will save administrative costs because they will no longer have to make corrections to their forms when displaying zero amounts numerically rather than using a blank space.

 

 

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:

NONE

Administrative costs

(+)

Minimal

E. On other industries or trade groups:

NONE

F. Direct and indirect effects on public:

NONE

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

D. Assuming insurance carriers will save administrative costs because they will no longer have to make corrections to their forms when displaying zero amounts numerically rather than using a blank space.

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 Tyler Hoblitzell, Legislative and Regulatory Analyst, Maryland Insurance Administration, 200 St. Paul Place, Suite 2700, Baltimore, MD 21202, or call 410-468-2488, or email to insuranceregreview.mia@maryland.gov, or fax to 410-468-2020. Comments will be accepted through September 4, 2018. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

.05 Duties of Carriers.

A. — B. (text unchanged)

C. Policy Forms Not Marketed with an Illustration.

(1) (text unchanged)

(2) Requirements for Forms Not Marketed with an Illustration.

(a) — (e) (text unchanged)

(f) Zero amounts shall be displayed numerically or as a blank space.

(g) (text unchanged)

D. (text unchanged)

ALFRED W. REDMER, JR.
Insurance Commissioner

 

 

 

Title 36
MARYLAND STATE LOTTERY AND GAMING CONTROL

Notice of Proposed Action

[18-209-P]

The Maryland State Lottery and Gaming Control Agency proposes to amend:

(1) Regulation .02 under COMAR 36.01.03 Voluntary Exclusion and Responsible Gaming;

(2) Regulation .04 under COMAR 36.02.06 Claims Procedures;

(3) Regulation .02 under COMAR 36.03.01 General;

(4) Regulation .07 under COMAR 36.03.03 Video Lottery Operation License;

(5) Regulations .03 — .07 under COMAR 36.03.07 Mandatory Exclusion;

(6) Regulations .16, .19, .20, .26—.29, .31, .38, .41, .43, and .45 under COMAR 36.03.10 Video Lottery Facility Minimum Internal Control Standards;

(7) Regulations .18, .21, .30, and .31 under COMAR 36.04.01 Video Lottery Technical Standards;

(8) Regulation .16 under COMAR 36.05.02 Table Game Equipment;

(9) Regulations .11 and .23 under COMAR 36.05.03 Table Games Procedures; and

(10) Regulation .06 under COMAR 36.07.04 Instant Bingo Minimum Internal Control Standards.

This action was considered at the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Commission open meeting held on June 28, 2018, notice of which was given pursuant to General Provisions Article, §3-302(c), Annotated Code of Maryland.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to:

(1) Clarify where a Lottery prize winner may claim a prize, based on the dollar amount of the prize under COMAR 36.02.06;

(2) Clarify the definition of table game equipment under COMAR 36.03.01;

(3) Reduce the distance between an automated teller machine and a video lottery terminal or table game to 7 feet under COMAR 36.03.03;

(4) Clarify the process by which the Director may place an individual on the mandatory exclusion list, the information the Director would consider, and how the list is maintained under COMAR 36.03.07;

(5) Change the audit cycle for the surveillance department at a video lottery facility from semi-annual to annual;

(6) Provide additional time for facility operator’s staff to investigate cage variances and submit reports to the Agency;

(7) Increase the dollar amount of checks that a video lottery facility may accept from a player on one gaming day;

(8) Establish that a video lottery facility that the Director has designated an Agency claim center may cash a Lottery prize check for winnings up to $25,000.00;

(9) Change the requirement to use a four-part counter check to a three-part counter check;

(10) Increase the check cashing limit to $15,000 and provide the facility operators with the flexibility to apply payments mailed by players to markers with earlier redemption dates;

(11) Provide the video lottery facility operator with the ability to deposit counter checks above $10,000 within 60 days of the counter check issue date and allow players to substitute a personal check for any outstanding markers and have funds deposited early to pay markers;

(12) Increase the requirement to issue a casino check for jackpots to $50,000 and provide players with the flexibility to choose alternative payment options for jackpots less than $50,000;

(13) Increase the amount that can be paid from an automated jackpot payout machine to $50,000;

(14) Allow the video lottery facility operator to not collect a table game drop box if there is no gaming on that gaming day and suspend the requirement for counting the contents of the table game drop boxes when no gaming is conducted at the video lottery facility;

(15) Allow the video lottery facility operator to decide the color used to identify video lottery terminal (VLT) denominations and its responsibility for labeling the VLT accordingly;

(16) Reduce the number of days required to provide notice of intent to transfer a progressive jackpot amount to 10 days;

(17) Change the table game position authorized to transport preinspected and preshuffled decks of cards, and extend the time allowed for card destruction to 7 days;

(18) Increase the requirement to issue a casino check for jackpots to $50,000 and provide players with the flexibility to choose alternative payment options for jackpots less than $50,000 under COMAR 36.05.03;

(19) Remove the requirement for a review for operators with ten or fewer instant bingo machines under COMAR 36.07.04; and

(20) Revise numbering and references, remove redundant words, and make stylistic changes to comply with the Style Manual for Maryland Regulations.

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 amendments to COMAR 36.03.10 should have a positive impact on video lottery facility operators due to a reduction in costs.

 

 

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:

Counter checks

(+)

Indeterminable

E. On other industries or trade groups:

NONE

F. Direct and indirect effects on public:

NONE

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

D. Under the proposed amendments to COMAR 36.03.10, video lottery facility operators should notice a small reduction in costs associated with ordering three-part counter checks as opposed to four-part counter checks. In addition, the operators should notice a reduction in costs associated with issuing casino checks that are immediately cashed in by patrons for cash.

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 James B. Butler, Managing Director, Organizational Compliance, Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency, 1800 Washington Blvd., Suite 330, Baltimore, MD 21230, or call 410-230-8781, or email to jbutler@maryland.gov, or fax to 410-230-8727. Comments will be accepted through September 17, 2018. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

 

Subtitle 01 GENERAL PROVISIONS

36.01.03 Voluntary Exclusion and Responsible Gaming

Authority: State Government Article, §§9-110 and 9-1A-24(e), Annotated Code of Maryland

.02 Application for Voluntary Exclusion.

A.—B. (text unchanged)

C. An application for voluntary exclusion shall include:

(1) The individual’s:

(a)—(b) (text unchanged)

[(c) Telephone numbers;]

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

[(e) Social Security number;

(f) Driver’s license number and licensing state;]

(d) Valid, unexpired, government-issued identification that includes a photograph of the applicant;

[(g)] (e) [(i)] (g) (text unchanged)

[(j) For non-United States citizens, country of citizenship, and passport and alien registration number;

(k)] (h) Signature; and

[(l)] (i) (text unchanged)

(2) The length of requested period of placement on the voluntary exclusion list, which shall be for:

(a) At least 2 years; or

(b) Life;

(3)—(4) (text unchanged)

D. (text unchanged)

 

Subtitle 02 LOTTERY PROVISIONS

36.02.06 Claims Procedures

Authority: State Government Article, §§9-101, 9-110, 9-111, and 9-122, Annotated Code of Maryland

.04 Prize Claiming Locations.

A. A holder of a winning ticket may claim a prize for a winning ticket:

(1) (text unchanged)

(2) For a prize up to and including $5,000, at:

(a) (text unchanged)

(b) An Agency claim center; [and]

(3) For a prize over $5,000 up to and including $25,000, at an Agency claim center[.]; and

(4) For a prize over $25,000, at Agency headquarters.

B. (text unchanged)

 

Subtitle 03 GAMING PROVISIONS

36.03.01 General

Authority: State Government Article, §§9-1A-02(b) and 9-1A-04(d), Annotated Code of Maryland

.02 Definitions.

A. (text unchanged)

B. Terms Defined.

(1)—(28) (text unchanged)

(29) Table Game Equipment.

(a) (text unchanged)

(b) “Table game equipment” does not mean:

(i) A table or base that does not have a [layout, device, or design] device that is attributable to a specific table game or is not identified with the facility operator’s logo on the layout; or

(ii) (text unchanged)

(30)—(31) (text unchanged)

 

36.03.03 Video Lottery Operation License

Authority: State Government Article, §§9-1A-02, 9-1A-04, and 9-1A-24, Annotated Code of Maryland

.07 Automated Teller Machines.

A. Placement; Limitations.

(1) (text unchanged)

(2) Gaming Floor. The proximity of an automated teller machine to a video lottery terminal or table game that is on a gaming floor is subject to the following limitations:

(a) An automated teller machine may be placed no closer than [10] 7 feet to a video lottery terminal or table game; and

(b) (text unchanged)

B.—C. (text unchanged)

 

36.03.07 Mandatory Exclusion

Authority: State Government Article, §9-1A-24(d), Annotated Code of Maryland

.03 Mandatory Exclusion List.

A. (text unchanged)

B. The Director may place on the mandatory exclusion list an individual who:

(1)—(2) (text unchanged)

(3) Would adversely affect the interests of the State, the licensee, or the individual if the individual [is present in the establishment of a licensee] were to be present at a video lottery facility;

(4)—(8) (text unchanged)

C. In evaluating whether to place an individual on the mandatory exclusion list, the Director may specify monetary amounts and circumstances, including:

(1) The nature of the incident;

(2) Whether the individual was a video lottery employee licensee at the time of the incident;

(3) If the individual was a licensee, whether the individual was working at a video lottery facility while the individual engaged in conduct described in §B of this regulation;

(4) Whether the incident directly impacts:

(a) A video lottery facility;

(b) A player; or

(c) A licensee;

(5) The amount or type of loss to:

(a) A video lottery facility;

(b) A player; or

(c) A licensee;

(6) Whether the individual made restitution;

(7) Whether the individual was involved in a prior incident that meets the criteria of §B of this regulation;

(8) Whether a video lottery facility has other information the Director finds relevant; and

(9) Any other information the Director finds relevant.

[C.] D. — [E.] F. (text unchanged)

.04 Inclusion on Mandatory Exclusion List.

A. Upon receipt of information that reasonably indicates an individual meets any criteria under Regulation .03B of this chapter, and after making any considerations described in Regulation .03 of this chapter, the Director shall:

(1) (text unchanged)

(2) Ensure that the information required under Regulation [.03D] .03E of this chapter sufficiently identifies the individual; and

(3) (text unchanged)

B. Prior to placing an individual on the mandatory exclusion list, the Director or the Director’s designee may provide a video lottery facility with:

(1) Information used to identify an individual who may be excluded;

(2) The factual basis for placing an individual on the mandatory exclusion list; and

(3) An opportunity to provide the Director with information identified in Regulation .03 of this chapter.

[B.] C. If the Director decides to place an individual on the mandatory exclusion list, staff shall deliver to the individual by [regular] U.S. mail a written notice explaining:

(1)—(3) (text unchanged)

(4) [That if] If a timely request for a reconsideration [request] meeting is not submitted, the individual’s name shall be placed on a mandatory exclusion list [that] and the name will be distributed to all facility operators in the State and be publicly available; and

(5) That the excluded individual shall be:

(a) Prohibited from entering any video lottery facility, and from playing any video lottery terminal or table game, in the State;

(b)—(c) (text unchanged)

[C.] D. Reconsideration Meeting.

(1) An individual may submit to the Director a written request for a reconsideration meeting within 15 days of the date of the individual’s receipt of the notice described in [§B] §C of this regulation.

(2) If an individual fails to timely submit a request under [§C(1)] §D(1) of this regulation, the individual shall be placed on the mandatory exclusion list.

(3)—(4) (text unchanged)

(5) The Director or the Director’s designee shall deliver to the individual by [regular] U.S. mail a written notice of the decision following the reconsideration meeting.

(6) An individual dissatisfied with the result of a reconsideration meeting may submit a written request to the Commission for an appeal hearing.

(7) The request for an appeal hearing shall:

(a)—(b) (text unchanged)

(8) If an individual fails to timely submit a written request for an appeal hearing under [§C(7)] §D(7) of this regulation, the individual shall be placed on the mandatory exclusion list.

(9) Upon receipt of a timely written request for an appeal hearing, the Director or the Director’s designee shall provide the individual with a [hearing] notice for [a] the appeal hearing.

[D.] E. Appeal Hearing.

(1)—(2) (text unchanged)

.05 Removal from Mandatory Exclusion List.

A. (text unchanged)

B. An excluded individual’s request under §A of this regulation shall be submitted to the Director in writing and shall include a detailed statement about why there is:

(1) Good cause for removal of the [individual’s name] individual from the list; and

(2) (text unchanged)

C. (text unchanged)

D. If the Director or the Director’s designee recommends removing the individual from the list, the Commission may approve the recommendation without a hearing, and Agency staff shall:

(1) (text unchanged)

(2) Deliver to the individual by [regular] U.S. mail a notice of removal from the mandatory exclusion list; and

(3) (text unchanged)

E. If the Director or the Director’s designee recommends continued [placement] inclusion on the mandatory exclusion list, the excluded individual may submit a written request for an appeal hearing to the Commission.

F. Appeal Hearing.

(1) The request for an appeal hearing shall:

(a)—(b) (text unchanged)

(2)—(3) (text unchanged)

G. If after a hearing the Commission denies the individual’s request for removal, it shall deliver to the individual by [regular] U.S. mail a notice that the:

(1)—(2) (text unchanged)

H. Separate from the individual’s ability to request removal under §A of this regulation, the Director shall periodically review the mandatory exclusion list and may consider the following in order to determine if an individual should be removed:

(1) Whether the individual is living;

(2) Whether there are changed circumstances; or

(3) Any other relevant information.

.06 Judicial Review.

The Commission’s decision under Regulations [.04D(2)] .04E(2) and .05G of this chapter may be subject to judicial review.

.07 Enforcement.

A facility operator may not:

A.—B. (text unchanged)

C. Permit an intoxicated individual or individual under the age of 21 to:

(1) (text unchanged)

(2) Be in areas of the video lottery facility where video lottery terminals or table games are located; [or]

D. Knowingly allow the following individuals to collect a jackpot:

(1) (text unchanged)

(2) An individual under the age of 21; or

E. Fail to obtain any unredeemed items and prizes in the possession of an excluded individual and transfer them to the Problem Gambling Fund established under State Government Article, §9-1A-33, Annotated Code of Maryland.

 

36.03.10 Video Lottery Facility Minimum Internal Control Standards

Authority: State Government Article, §§9-1A-02 and 9-1A-04, Annotated Code of Maryland

.16 Internal Audit Department Standards.

A.—B. (text unchanged)

C. The audit department shall audit at least semiannually the functions and operations of the facility’s:

(1)—(6) (text unchanged)

[(7) Surveillance department;]

[(8)] (7)[(10)] (9) (text unchanged)

D. The audit department shall audit at least annually:

(1) — (5) (text unchanged)

(6) Accounts payable; [and]

(7) Purchasing[.]; and

(8) Surveillance department.

E. (text unchanged)

.19 Accounting Controls for a Cashiers’ Cage.

A.—D. (text unchanged)

E. A facility operator’s internal controls shall require:

(1)—(3) (text unchanged)

(4) No more than 48 hours after the discovery of an employee’s unresolved cage or count room overage or shortage of $500 or more, a facility operator shall submit a written report to the Commission describing:

(a) The reason for the overage or shortage[;] and

[(b) Corrective] corrective action taken or adjustment made[.]; or

(b) That a notice of investigation is ongoing and the written report will be submitted within the following 48 hours.

.20 Checks Accepted from a Player.

A.—C. (text unchanged)

D. Subject to the requirements of [§E] §§E and J of this regulation, a facility operator may accept a check issued by a:

(1)—(2) (text unchanged)

E. (text unchanged)

F. A facility operator may not:

(1) (text unchanged)

(2) Except for a check issued under [§E] §§E and J of this regulation, accept from a player under this regulation a check or multiple checks which in the aggregate exceed [$10,000] $15,000 during a gaming day.

G.—I. (text unchanged)

J. A facility operator that is a designated Agency customer resource center may accept an Agency check for Lottery prize winnings for up to $25,000 under COMAR 36.02.06.01.

.26 Counter Check Issuance at the Cashiers’ Cage.

A.—B. (text unchanged)

C. A facility operator’s internal controls shall include:

(1) The use of a [four-part] three-part computer-generated counter check that:

(a) Consists of an original, [redemption,] issuance, and accounting copy;

(b)—(c) (text unchanged)

(2)—(5) (text unchanged)

(6) Procedures and controls over the counter check issuance process which require:

(a)—(c) (text unchanged)

(d) A general cashier to distribute the copies of the counter check as follows:

(i) The original [and redemption copies] copy of the counter check shall be expeditiously transferred to the check bank directly or to a security department employee for transportation to the cashiers’ cage if the counter check is issued in a satellite cage;

(ii)—(iii) (text unchanged)

(7)—(8) (text unchanged)

(9) Details which establish the ability of the facility operator’s video lottery system to ensure that a [four-part] three-part computer-generated counter check is not susceptible to change or deletion from the system after preparation; and

(10) Procedures utilized to issue a manual counter check which:

(a)—(b) (text unchanged)

(c) Require use of a serially pre-numbered [four-part] three-part counter check consisting of an original, [redemption,] issuance, and accounting copy, residing in a book, wiz machine, or functional equivalent;

(d)—(e) (text unchanged)

.27 Counter Check Issuance at a Video Lottery Terminal or Table Game.

A.—B. (text unchanged)

C. A facility operator’s internal controls for a counter check exchanged for value chips or plaques at a gaming table shall include:

(1)—(6) (text unchanged)

(7) Procedures and controls over the counter check issuance process which require:

(a)—(c) (text unchanged)

(d) The original [and redemption copies] copy of the counter check to be expeditiously transported to the cage where the original [and redemption copies] copy shall be maintained and controlled by the cage cashier designated to act as the check bank; and

(e) (text unchanged)

D. A facility operator’s internal controls for a counter check exchanged for cash or gaming ticket directly at a video lottery terminal shall include:

(1)—(2) (text unchanged)

(3) Procedures and controls over the counter check issuance process which require:

(a)—(e) (text unchanged)

(f) A verifying employee to immediately return the original[, redemption,] and issuance copies of the counter check to a general cashier; and

(g) A general cashier to:

(i) Expeditiously transfer the original [and redemption copies] copy of the counter check to the check bank directly or to a security department employee for transportation to the cashiers’ cage if the counter check is issued in a satellite cage; and

(ii) (text unchanged)

.28 Counter Check Substitution, Consolidation, and Redemption.

A.—B. (text unchanged)

C. If a personal check is accepted in an amount less than or equal to the amount of a counter check being partially or fully redeemed, the [$10,000] $15,000 limitation on acceptance of personal checks in Regulation .20F(2) of this chapter does not apply.

D.—F. (text unchanged)

G. If a player has more than one counter check or replacement check which has not been deposited, the most recently dated check shall be redeemed first, except that:

(1) If more than one check bears the same date, the player may choose the order in which to redeem the checks; [and]

(2) If, pursuant to Commission-approved internal controls, a facility operator does not require a replacement check used in a substitution, consolidation, or partial redemption transaction to be dated with the date of the initial counter check being substituted, consolidated, or partially redeemed, then the date of the initial counter check and not the date of the replacement check shall be used to determine the order in which outstanding checks are redeemed[.]; and

(3) If a facility operator receives a check through the mail or by other means approved by the Commission and the player requests that it be applied to a transaction having an earlier redemption date, the facility operator may apply the check according to the player’s request.

H.—I. (text unchanged)

.29 Deposit of Counter Checks.

A. A facility operator shall deposit a counter check in its bank account or present the counter check directly to the player’s bank:

(1) No later than:

(a) (text unchanged)

(b) 21 days after the date of the check for a check greater than $1,000 but not more than $2,500; [and]

(c) 45 days after the date of the check for a check greater than $2,500; or

(d) 60 days after the date of the check for a check greater than $10,000; or

(2) In accordance with a deposit schedule agreed to between the facility operator and the player if the deposit schedule:

(a) Does not authorize deposit more than [45] 60 days after the date of the check;

(b)—(c) (text unchanged)

B.—C. (text unchanged)

D. A facility operator [shall]:

(1) If there are a series of consolidation or redemption transactions with a player, [consider the initial] may substitute a current counter check [to be] for the earliest dated counter check returned to the player in the first of the series of consolidation or redemption transactions; and

(2) In computing the time periods in §§A, B, and C of this regulation, shall consider the last day of the period to be included unless it is a Saturday, Sunday, or a State or federal holiday, in which event the time period [shall run] runs until the next banking day.

E.—F. (text unchanged)

.31 Accounting Controls in a Check Bank.

A. (text unchanged)

B. A facility operator shall maintain original [and redemption] copies of counter checks and replacement checks accepted in substitution, consolidation, and redemption transactions in its check bank.

C.—D. (text unchanged)

.38 Jackpot Payout.

A.—C. (text unchanged)

D. A facility operator shall pay a jackpot or credit meter payout of:

(1) [$25,000] $50,000 or more by check; and

(2) Less than [$25,000] $50,000 by:

(a) (text unchanged)

(b) [Check on] On the request of a player, any combination of cash, gaming ticket, check, or other method of payment approved by the Commission.

E.—F. (text unchanged)

G. A facility operator’s internal controls shall include:

(1) (text unchanged)

(2) Unless a request for an alternate verification procedure is submitted in writing and approved by the Commission, a requirement that, if a jackpot or credit meter payout is $1,200 or more but less than [$10,000] $15,000, a security department employee or a gaming operations department attendant or gaming operations department supervisor or above other than the preparer of the document sign the jackpot or credit meter payout document after verifying the payment of the jackpot or credit meter payout to the player and:

(a)—(b) (text unchanged)

(3) A requirement that, if a jackpot or credit meter payout is [$10,000] $15,000 or more but less than [$25,000] $35,000, a security department employee or a gaming operations department supervisor or above other than the preparer of the document sign the jackpot or credit meter payout document after verifying the payment of the jackpot or credit meter payout to the player and:

(a)—(b) (text unchanged)

(4) (text unchanged)

(5) A requirement that, if a jackpot or credit meter payout is [$25,000] $35,000 or more, an operations department shift manager or higher level operations department employee other than the preparer of the document sign the jackpot or credit meter payout document after verifying the payment of the jackpot or credit meter payout to the player and:

(a)—(b) (text unchanged)

(6)—(14) (text unchanged)

.41 Automated Jackpot Payout Machine.

A.—B. (text unchanged)

C. A facility operator shall, in accordance with Regulation .38D of this chapter, configure an automated jackpot payout machine to only process a jackpot or credit meter payout of less than [$25,000] $50,000.

D.—E. (text unchanged)

.43 Collection of Cash Storage and Table Game Drop Boxes.

A. At least 30 days before video lottery terminal or table game operations are to commence, a facility operator shall submit to the Commission in writing a drop schedule setting forth:

(1) Specific pick-up days and times for collection of cash storage and table game drop boxes and requirements that:

(a) Cash storage boxes may not be commingled with table game drop boxes; [and]

(b) [Table] Unless a drop box is from a table game pit that was never opened for gaming on that gaming day, table game drop boxes shall be collected once each gaming day [regardless of whether the gaming table was open during the gaming day]; and

(c) The facility operator notify the Commission by telephone and in writing 1 hour in advance of changes to the table game drop box collection schedule required under §A(1)(b) of this regulation. 

(2)—(3) (text unchanged)

B.—J. (text unchanged)

.45 Accounting Controls for a Count Room.

A.—B. (text unchanged)

C. Count Frequency.

(1)—(2) (text unchanged)

(3) Unless no gaming is conducted or otherwise offered at the video lottery facility, a facility operator shall count the contents of each table game drop box at least once each gaming day.

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

D.—I. (text unchanged)

 

Subtitle 04 VIDEO LOTTERY TERMINALS

36.04.01 Video Lottery Technical Standards

Authority: State Government Article, §§9-1A-02 and 9-1A-04, Annotated Code of Maryland

.18 Video Lottery Terminal Tower Lights and Error Conditions.

A.—C. (text unchanged)

D. [The top or left light of a tower light when viewed from the front of the machine shall be white.

E. The bottom or right light of a tower light when viewed from the front of a machine] When illuminated, the tower light shall indicate the default denomination of the video lottery terminal [as follows:

(1) Red means a video lottery terminal with a denomination of 10 cents or less;

(2) Yellow means a video lottery terminal with a denomination of 25 cents;

(3) Orange means a video lottery terminal with a denomination of 50 cents.

(4) Blue means a video lottery terminal with a denomination of $1.

(5) Pink means a video lottery terminal with a denomination of $2; and

(6) Purple means a video lottery terminal with a denomination of $5 or more].

E. Each denomination shall be indicated by a unique color and be consistent across the facility operator’s gaming floor.

F.—N. (text unchanged)

.21 Video Lottery Terminal Security.

A.—D. (text unchanged)

E. A video lottery terminal shall have:

(1) Printed or affixed to the top and front of the video lottery terminal, in a size suitable for effective surveillance coverage[, the facility operator’s gaming floor location number; and]:

(a) The facility operator’s gaming floor location number; and

(b) Commission asset number; and

(2) An identification plate on its exterior displaying the:

(a) Manufacturer; and

(b) Manufacturer’s:

(i) (text unchanged)

(ii) Model number[; and

(c) Commission asset number].

.30 Progressive Proposal.

A.—C. (text unchanged)

D. A transfer of an available progressive jackpot amount under §C(2) of this regulation shall involve:

(1)—(2) (text unchanged)

(3) Disclosure of the intent to transfer an available progressive jackpot amount on the front of a video lottery terminal in a manner specified by the Commission for at least [14] 10 days prior to the intended date of transfer.

E.—F. (text unchanged)

.31 Remote Access.

A.—B. (text unchanged)

C. A facility operator intending to authorize remote access to a video lottery system under this regulation shall include in its internal controls submitted for Commission approval under COMAR 36.03.10.05 a written system of access protocols which require:

(1)—(2) (text unchanged)

(3) The facility operator to provide the Commission with [prior notice of an intent to remotely access] notice of access within 2 hours after a person remotely accesses a system;

(4)—(6) (text unchanged)

D.—F. (text unchanged)

 

Subtitle 05 TABLE GAMES

36.05.02 Table Game Equipment

Authority: State Government Article, §§9-1A-02 and 9-1A-04, Annotated Code of Maryland

.16 Cards — Receipt, Storage, Inspection, and Removal.

A.—C. (text unchanged)

D. Inspection.

(1)—(2) (text unchanged)

(3) If the decks have already been preinspected, preshuffled, sealed in containers and placed in the card storage area as permitted under §R(8)(b) or (e) of this regulation, the [assistant table games shift manager] pit manager or above and a security department employee shall transport the number of sealed containers of cards needed for that gaming day to the gaming pits where the cards will be utilized and shall ensure that the containers are locked in the pit stand.

E.—O. (text unchanged)

P. Destruction or Cancellation. Except for plastic cards used at poker which are of sufficient quality for reuse, decks of cards in an envelope or container that are inspected as required under §N of this regulation and found to be without any indication of tampering, marks, alterations, missing or additional cards or any indication of unfair play shall be destroyed or cancelled within [5] 7 days of collection.

(1)—(4) (text unchanged)

Q.—T. (text unchanged)

 

36.05.03 Table Games Procedures

Authority: State Government Article, §§9-1A-02 and 9-1A-04, Annotated Code of Maryland

.11 Match Play Coupons and Direct Bet Coupons.

A.—K. (text unchanged)

L. Undistributed Coupons.

(1) (text unchanged)

(2) The marketing department may keep for use during the next gaming day all coupons that were not distributed to players if the coupons are:

(a) (text unchanged)

(b) [Recoded] Recorded on the daily Coupon Reconciliation Form for the next gaming day.

(3) — (4) (text unchanged)

M.—R. (text unchanged)

.23 Table Game Payouts.

A.—B. (text unchanged)

C. A facility operator shall pay a table game payout of:

(1) [$25,000] $50,000 or more by check; and

(2) Less than [$25,000] $50,000 by:

(a) (text unchanged)

(b) [Check on] On the request of a player, any combination of cash, gaming ticket, check, or other methods of payment approved by the Commission.

D. (text unchanged)

E. A facility operator's internal controls shall include:

(1) The use of a two-part computer generated table game payout document initiated on the request of a dealer or above after verifying the winning combination of characters at the table game and the amount of the payout.

(2) A requirement that, if a single payout event that requires the filing of an IRS Form W-2G, Certain Gambling Winnings, is less than [$25,000] $50,000, a security department employee or floorperson or above sign the payout document after verifying the winning combination of characters at the table game and the amount of the payout.

(3) A requirement that, if a single payout event that requires the filing of an IRS Form W-2G, Certain Gambling Winnings, is [$25,000] $50,000 or more, a [table game shift manager] pit manager or higher level gaming operations department employee other than the preparer of the document sign the table game payout document after verifying the winning combination of characters at the table game and amount of the payout.

(4)—(9) (text unchanged)

 

Subtitle 07 INSTANT BINGO MACHINES IN ANNE ARUNDEL AND CALVERT COUNTIES

36.07.04 Instant Bingo Minimum Internal Control Standards

Authority: Criminal Law Article, §§12-301.1 and 12-308; State Government Article, §9-110; Annotated Code of Maryland

.06 Annual Audit.

A. [Annual Financial Statements.

(1)] A facility operator who operates more than ten instant bingo machines shall cause its annual financial statements to be audited in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards by an independent certified public accountant.

[(2) A facility operator who operates ten or fewer instant bingo machines shall cause its annual financial statements to be reviewed in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards by an independent certified public accountant.]

B.—J. (text unchanged)

GORDON MEDENICA
Director

 

 


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.

 


COMMISSIONER OF FINANCIAL REGULATION

Subject: Bank Merger

Add'l. Info: Bank Acquisition and Merger

On June 25, 2018, FVCBankcorp, Inc. (FVCB), a Virginia corporation and bank holding company, filed an application pursuant to of the Financial Institutions Article, §5-903, Annotated Code of Maryland, for approval to acquire Colombo Bank, a Maryland-chartered commercial bank located in Rockville, Maryland.

FVCB and its subsidiary bank, FVCbank, a Virginia-chartered commercial bank located in Fairfax, Virginia, also filed an application to merge Colombo Bank with and into FVCbank, with FVCbank being the surviving entity.

This application is on file at the Office of the Commissioner of Financial Regulation, 500 N. Calvert St., Ste. 402, Baltimore, MD 21202.  Comments regarding this application must be submitted in writing and must be received by the Commissioner within 15 calendar days of the date of publication of this notice in the Maryland Register. For further information, contact Marcia A. Ryan, Assistant Commissioner, at (410) 230-6104.

Contact: Marcia Ryan (410) 230-6104

[18-17-15]

 

MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: September 13, 2018, 4 — 5:30 p.m.

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

Contact: Mary Bahr (410) 767-5678

[18-17-06]

 

MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

Subject: Public Hearing

Date and Time: November 1, 2018, 9 a.m. — 12 p.m.

Place: West Village Commons — Towson University, 424 Emerson Dr., Towson, MD 21204

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

     As soon as available, classes of drugs to be reviewed, speaker registration guidelines and directions to meeting location will be posted on the Maryland Medicaid Pharmacy Program website at:

https://mmcp.health.maryland.gov/pap/Pages/Public-Meeting-Announcement-and-Procedures-for-Public-Testimony.aspx Submit questions via email to: mdh.marylandpdlquestions@maryland.gov

Contact: Shawn Brice  (410) 767-6896

[18-17-14]

 

MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

Subject: Receipt of Application

Add'l. Info: The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) is currently accepting applications and nominations for physicians and pharmacists to serve on the Maryland Medicaid Drug Utilization Review (DUR) Board beginning January 2019.

The implementation of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990 (OBRA 90), §1927g(3), requires that the MDH establish a Medicaid DUR Board.  The DUR Board is comprised of  licensed and actively practicing physicians and pharmacists in Maryland and has been in operation since November 1992.  The activities of the DUR Board include but are not limited to:

·    Assisting the Department with overseeing retrospective and prospective drug use review within the Maryland Medicaid Pharmacy Program (MMPP).

·    Making recommendations concerning education and other types of interventions based on prospective and retrospective DUR findings.

·    Approving DUR criteria and standards.

·    Advising the MMPP in the area of enrollment of participants into the Corrective Managed Care Program through the DUR Board’s Corrective Managed Care (CMC) Advisory Committee.  This subcommittee of the DUR Board reviews individual participants profiles to identify patterns of fraud, abuse, or  misuse of Medicaid prescription drugs and develops CMC enrollment recommendations by considering the Lock-In Criteria for participants (as defined by the CMC Advisory Committee Policy and Procedures).

The DUR Board has quarterly 3 — 4 hour meetings in the Baltimore area.  Meetings are normally scheduled on the first Thursday morning during the months of March, June, September, and December.  Members are appointed by the Secretary of MDH and serve terms of 3 years from the date of their appointment with the option to serve an additional 3 year term.

The membership of the Maryland DUR Board includes health care professionals who have recognized knowledge and expertise in at least one of the following areas:

(1) The clinically appropriate prescribing of outpatient drugs.

(2) The clinically appropriate dispensing and monitoring of outpatient drugs.

(3) Drug use review, evaluation and intervention.

(4) Medical quality assurance.

All interested applicants are required to submit a formal application through the Maryland Department of Health’s (MDH) Office of Appointments and Executive Nominations application link at http://forms.dhmh.maryland.gov. Applications must be submitted no later than Friday, September 14, 2018.

Any additional questions regarding applications may be addressed to Gina Homer at the Medicaid Pharmacy Program (gina.homer@maryland.gov) or 410-767-1749.

Contact: Gina Homer (410) 767-1749

[18-17-16]

 

MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH/OFFICE OF HEALTH SERVICES

Subject: Public Notice for Maryland Medicaid Community First Choice Self-Directed Option

Add'l. Info: The Maryland Department of Health proposes to amend the 1915(b)(4) and State plan authorities for the Community First Choice program to add a self-direction option for participants, effective January 1, 2019.  Changes to the authorities add flexibility and employer authority for participants who choose to self-direct their services.

These changes do not have a fiscal impact and the expected cost is zero dollars.

Copies of the amendments may be obtained by calling 410-767-1739 and are available for public review at the local health department in each county and Baltimore City. Written comments may be sent to Lorraine Nawara, Office of Health Services, Maryland Department of Health, 201 W. Preston St., Rm. 135, Baltimore, MD 21201, or fax to 410-333-5333.

Contact: Lorraine Nowara (410) 767-1739

[18-17-10]

 

MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH/OFFICE OF HEALTH SERVICES

Subject: Public Notice for Out-of-State Psychiatric Hospital Reimbursement

Add'l. Info: For dates of service beginning October 1, 2018, the Maryland Medical Assistance program will reimburse out-of-State psychiatric hospitals under the current reimbursement methodology for other out-of-State hospitals, reimbursing them the lesser of its charges or the amount reimbursable by the host state’s Title XIX agency. Maryland predicts a fiscal impact of $0 as host state rates are not known and services are infrequently utilized.

Copies of the proposed changes are available for public review at the local health department in each county and Baltimore City. Written comments may be sent to Alison Donley, Office of Health Services, DHMH, 201 W. Preston St., RM. 127C, Baltimore, MD 21201.

Contact: Alison Donley  (410) 767-6541

[18-17-13]

 

MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH/TASK FORCE TO STUDY ACCESS TO HOME HEALTH CARE FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS WITH MEDICAL DISABILITIES

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: September 6, 2018, 1:30 — 3:30 p.m.; September 26, 2018

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

Add'l. Info: Meeting regarding the Report on Home-and Community Based Services as required by HB 1696 (Ch. 798, Acts of 2018).

Contact: Yasmine Haughton (410) 767-5186

[18-17-11]

 

 

HISTORIC ST. MARY'S CITY COMMISSION

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: September 22, 2018, 10 — 11:30 a.m.

Place: 18281 Rosecroft Rd., St. Mary's City, MD

Contact: Porzia Purves (240) 895-4960

[18-17-07]

 

DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES/FISHING AND BOATING SERVICES

Subject: Public Notice — 2018 Commercial Shark Catch Limits — Effective 7/27/18

Add'l. Info: The Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources, pursuant to the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) 08.02.22.04B, in order to comply with species management through the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic Coastal Sharks, announces a new commercial catch limit for large coastal sharks. Effective 12:01 a.m. July 27, 2018, the catch limit is 36 large coastal sharks per vessel per trip. Large coastal sharks includes all of the sharks in the aggregated large coastal and hammerhead management groups defined in COMAR 08.02.22.03A(6) and (7). The species in the two management groups include: Silky; Tiger; Blacktip; Spinner; Bull; Lemon; Nurse; Scalloped hammerhead; Great hammerhead; and Smooth hammerhead.

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

     Mark J. Belton

     Secretary of Natural Resources

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

[18-17-08]

 

DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES/FISHING AND BOATING SERVICES

Subject: Public Notice — Commercial Striped Bass Common Pool Hook and Line Season Modification — Effective 8/7/18

Add'l. Info: The Secretary of Maryland Department of Natural Resources, pursuant to Code of Maryland Regulations 08.02.15.12H, announces the opening of the 2018 commercial striped bass common pool hook and line fishery on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, one hour before sunrise, with a catch limit of 300 lbs/permittee/week and 600 lbs/vessel/day. The common pool fishery will close on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, one hour before sunset.

     Mark J. Belton

     Secretary of Natural Resources

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

[18-17-09]

 

DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES/FISHING AND BOATING SERVICES

Subject: Public Notice — Commercial Yellow Perch Season Modification — Effective 12/1/18

Add'l. Info: The Secretary of Maryland Department of Natural Resources pursuant to Code of Maryland Regulations 08.02.21.04B announces modifications to the commercial yellow perch season. Effective at 12:01 a.m. on December 1, 2018, the commercial season for harvesting yellow perch is December 1, 2018 through March 31, 2019, dates inclusive. The season will be closed for a fishing area when the annual commercial target harvest has been met for that area.

All other rules remain the same.

Mark J. Belton

Secretary of Natural Resources

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

[18-17-12]

 

RACING COMMISSION

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: September 20, 2018, 12:30 — 1:30 p.m.

Place: Great Frederick Fair, 797 E. Patrick St., Bldg. 3, Frederick, MD

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

[18-17-04]

 

STATE TREASURER'S OFFICE

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: September 5, 2018, 1 p.m.

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

Add'l. Info: Legislative Review and the Size and Condition of Tax-Supported Debt

Contact: Christian Lund (410) 260-7920

[18-17-01]

 

 

 

 

STATE TREASURER'S OFFICE

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: September 12, 2018, 1 p.m.

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

Add'l. Info: Review of Capital Programs and the Size and Condition of Debt of Higher Education Institutions

Contact: Christian Lund (410) 260-7920

[18-17-03]

 

STATE TREASURER'S OFFICE

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: September 26, 2018, 1 p.m.

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

Add'l. Info: Recommendation of General Obligation Bond Authorizations

Contact: Christian Lund (410) 260-7920

[18-16-04]

 

MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION/OFFICE OF MINORITY BUSINESS ENTERPRISE

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: August 22, 2018, 8:30 a.m. — 5 p.m.

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

Add'l. Info: Additional MBEAC Meetings:

Sep 5, 2018, 8:30 a.m. — 5 p.m.

Sep 19, 2018, 8:30 a.m. — 5 p.m.

Oct 3, 2018, 8:30 a.m. — 5 p.m.

Oct 17, 2018, 8:30 a.m. — 5 p.m.

Oct 31, 2018, 8:30 a.m. — 5 p.m.

Nov 14, 2018, 8:30 a.m. — 5 p.m.

Nov 28, 2018, 8:30 a.m. — 5 p.m.

Dec 5, 2018, 8:30 a.m. — 5 p.m.

Contact: Sabrina Bass (410) 865-1240

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