Capitol Building Maryland Register

Issue Date: August 30, 2019

Volume 46 •  Issue 18  • Pages 763 — 804

IN THIS ISSUE

Governor

Judiciary

Division of State Documents

Regulations

Errata

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Pursuant to State Government Article, §7-206, Annotated Code of Maryland, this issue contains all previously unpublished documents required to be published, and filed on or before August 12, 2019 5 p.m.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 August 12, 2019.
 
Gail S. Klakring
Acting Administrator, Division of State Documents
Office of the Secretary of State

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MARYLAND REGISTER

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

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CODE OF MARYLAND REGULATIONS (COMAR)

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CITATION TO COMAR REGULATIONS

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HOW TO RESEARCH REGULATIONS

An Administrative History at the end of every COMAR chapter gives information about past changes to regulations. To determine if there have been any subsequent changes, check the ‘‘Cumulative Table of COMAR Regulations Adopted, Amended, or Repealed’’ which is found online at http://www.dsd.state.md.us/PDF/CumulativeTable.pdf. This table lists the regulations in numerical order, by their COMAR number, followed by the citation to the Maryland Register in which the change occurred. The Maryland Register serves as a temporary supplement to COMAR, and the two publications must always be used together. A Research Guide for Maryland Regulations is available. For further information, call 410-260-3876.

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Closing Dates for the Maryland Register

Schedule of Closing Dates and Issue Dates for the
Maryland Register .....................................................................  767

 

COMAR Research Aids

Table of Pending Proposals ...........................................................  768

 

Index of COMAR Titles Affected in This Issue

COMAR Title Number and Name                                                  Page

08        Department of Natural Resources .....................................  776

09        Maryland Department of Labor .........................................  780

10        Maryland Department of Health ................................  774, 781

11        Department of Transportation ............................................  782

12        Department of Public Safety and Correctional
               Services
...................................................................  774, 782

13A     State Board of Education ...................................................  784

14        Independent Agencies .......................................................  788

15        Department of Agriculture ................................................  775

20        Public Service Commission ...............................................  796

33        State Board of Elections ....................................................  799

 

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The Governor

EXECUTIVE ORDER 01.01.2019.09 ..................................  771

 

The Judiciary

COURT OF APPEALS OF MARYLAND

DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS ..................................  773

 

Final Action on Regulations

10  MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

MEDICAL CARE PROGRAMS

Special Psychiatric Hospitals .  774

COMMUNITY-BASED BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
   PROGRAMS AND SERVICES

Outpatient Civil Commitment (OCC) Pilot Program ..  774

12  DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND
   CORRECTIONAL SERVICES

POLICE TRAINING AND STANDARDS COMMISSION

General Regulations .  774

15  MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

Use of Antimicrobial Drugs .  775

 

Proposed Action on Regulations

08  DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

FISHERIES SERVICE

General  776

Fishing in Nontidal Waters .  777

Yellow Perch .  778

FOREST CONSERVATION

State Review and Approval of a Local Program ..  779

Model Forest Conservation Ordinance .  779

09  MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

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

Compliance with International Mechanical Code .  780

10  MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

MEDICAL CARE PROGRAMS

Health Homes .  781

11  DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

TRANSPORTATION SERVICE HUMAN RESOURCES
   SYSTEM

Leave Benefits .  782

12  DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND
   CORRECTIONAL SERVICES

COMMISSION ON CORRECTIONAL STANDARDS

Administrative Procedures .  782

Minimum Standards for Adult Detention Centers .  782

Minimum Standards for Adult Correctional Institutions .  782

Minimum Standards for Adult Community Correctional
   Facilities .  782

13A STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION

STATE SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION

Educational Equity .  784

SPECIFIC SUBJECTS

Education That Is Multicultural  784

SPECIFIC SUBJECTS

Program in Comprehensive Health Education .  786

14  INDEPENDENT AGENCIES

COMMISSION ON CRIMINAL SENTENCING POLICY

General Regulations .  788

Criminal Offenses and Seriousness Categories 788

20  PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION

SERVICE SUPPLIED BY ELECTRIC COMPANIES

General  796

Engineering .  796

Records and Reports .  796

Service Quality and Reliability Standards .  796

33  STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS

PROVISIONAL VOTING

Provisional Voting Documents and Supplies .  799

Issuance of Provisional Ballot  799

Pre-Canvass Procedures .  799

Canvass of Ballots — Procedures .  799

 

Errata

COMAR 10.09.89 .  801

 

General Notices

DEPARTMENT OF AGING

Public Meeting .  802

CAPITAL DEBT AFFORDABILITY COMMITTEE

Public Meeting .  802

Public Meeting .  802

Public Meeting .  802

MARYLAND COLLECTION AGENCY LICENSING BOARD

Public Meeting .  802

CRIMINAL JUSTICE INFORMATION ADVISORY BOARD

Public Meeting .  802

COMMISSION ON CRIMINAL SENTENCING POLICY

Public Meeting .  802

MARYLAND CYBERSECURITY COUNCIL

Public Meeting Announcements .  802

BOARD OF DIETETIC PRACTICE

Public Meeting .  802

STATEWIDE EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES
   ADVISORY COUNCIL (SEMSAC)

Public Meeting .  802

EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES BOARD

Public Meeting .  802

MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

Public Hearing .  802

MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH/OFFICE OF
   HEALTH SERVICES

2nd Public Notice for State Plan Amendment on Lead Paint
   Risk Assessors .  803

HISTORIC ST. MARY'S CITY COMMISSION

Public Meeting .  803

MARYLAND STATE LOTTERY AND GAMING CONTROL
   COMMISSION

Public Meeting .  803

MARYLAND HEALTH CARE COMMISSION

Receipt of Application .  803

MARYLAND LYNCHING TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION
   COMMISSION

Public Meeting Announcements .  803

BOARD OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY PRACTICE

Public Meeting .  803

STATE ADVISORY COUNCIL ON QUALITY CARE AT
   THE END OF LIFE

Public Meeting .  803

RACING COMMISSION

Public Meeting .  803

MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION/
   OFFICE OF MINORITY BUSINESS ENTERPRISE

Public Meeting .  803

MARYLAND COLLEGE COLLABORATION FOR
   STUDENT VETERANS COMMISSION

Public Meeting .  803

BOARD OF WELL DRILLERS

Public Meeting .  804

WORKERS' COMPENSATION COMMISSION

Public Meeting .  804

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

Public Meeting .  804

 

 

COMAR Online

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

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Availability of Monthly List of
Maryland Documents

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

 

CLOSING DATES AND ISSUE DATES THROUGH JULY 2020

Issue
Date

Emergency

and Proposed

Regulations

5 p.m.*

Notices, etc.

10:30 a.m.

Final

Regulations

10:30 a.m.

2019

September 13

August 26

August 30**

September 4

September 27

September 9

September 16

September 18

October 11

September 23

September 30

October 2

October 25

October 7

October 11**

October 16

November 8

October 21

October 28

October 30

November 22

November 4

November 8**

November 13

December 6

November 18

November 25

November 27

December 20

December 2

December 9

December 11

2020

January 3

December 16

December 23

December 24**

January 17

December 30

January 6

January 8

January 31

January 13

January 17**

January 22

February 14

January 27

February 3

February 5

February 28

February 10

February 14**

February 19

March 13

February 24

March 2

March 4

March 27

March 9

March 16

March 18

April 10

March 23

March 30

April 1

April 24

April 6

April 13

April 15

May 8

April 20

April 27

April 29

May 22

May 4

May 11

May 13

June 5

May 18

May 22**

May 27

June 19

June 1

June 8

June 10

July 6***

June 15

June 22

June 24

July 17

June 29

July 6

July 8

July 31

July 13

July 20

July 22

 

*   Deadlines are for submissions to DSD for publication in the Maryland Register and do not take into account the 15-day AELR review period. Due date for documents containing 8 to 18 pages is 48 hours before the date listed; due date for documents exceeding 18 pages is 1 week before the date listed.

NOTE:  ALL DOCUMENTS MUST BE SUBMITTED IN TIMES NEW ROMAN, 9-POINT, SINGLE-SPACED FORMAT. THE 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.

 

01 EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

 

01.02.11.01—.10,.14,.16—.22 • 45:23 Md. R. 1073 (11-9-18)

 

03 COMPTROLLER OF THE TREASURY

 

03.03.05.04 • 45:18 Md. R. 835 (8-31-18)

 

05 DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

 

05.02.01.01—.07 • 46:1 Md. R. 16 (1-4-19) (ibr)

05.02.02.01—.12 • 46:1 Md. R. 16 (1-4-19)

05.02.03.01—.07 • 46:1 Md. R. 16 (1-4-19)

05.02.04.01—.18 • 46:1 Md. R. 16 (1-4-19) (ibr)

05.02.06.01,.02 • 46:1 Md. R. 16 (1-4-19)

05.02.07.01—.09 • 46:1 Md. R. 16 (1-4-19) (ibr)

05.13.01.01—.19 • 46:15 Md. R. 657 (7-19-19)

05.16.01.01—.08 • 46:1 Md. R. 16 (1-4-19)

 

08 DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

 

08.02.01.01 • 46:18 Md. R. 776 (8-30-19) (ibr)

08.02.01.16 • 46:15 Md. R. 662 (7-19-19)

08.02.04.01,.08,.12 • 46:16 Md. R. 690 (8-2-19)

08.02.04.14 • 46:16 Md. R. 694 (8-2-19)

08.02.05.08 • 46:16 Md. R. 694 (8-2-19)

08.02.11.01,.03,.04 • 46:18 Md. R. 777 (8-30-19)

08.02.21.03 • 46:18 Md. R. 778 (8-30-19)

08.02.25.06 • 46:16 Md. R. 695 (8-2-19)

08.03.02.02 • 46:15 Md. R. 663 (7-19-19)

08.19.02.02,.04,.05 • 46:18 Md. R. 779 (8-30-19)

08.19.03.01 • 46:18 Md. R. 779 (8-30-19)

 

09 MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

 

09.03.06.02—.25 • 46:5 Md. R. 315 (3-1-19)

09.12.01.28 • 46:15 Md. R. 663 (7-19-19)

09.12.41.20—.24 • 46:15 Md. R. 664 (7-19-19)

09.15.05.01—.03 • 46:18 Md. R. 780 (8-30-19)

09.10.01.90 • 46:14 Md. R. 624 (7-5-19)

09.34.01.11,.13 • 45:21 Md. R. 982 (10-12-18)

09.35.02.04—.06 • 46:13 Md. R. 598 (6-21-19)

 

10 MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

 

     Subtitles 01—08 (1st volume)

 

10.01.04.03,.05,.06,.09,.10 • 46:16 Md. R. 695 (8-2-19)

 

     Subtitle 09 (2nd volume)

 

10.09.02.07 • 46:14 Md. R. 625 (7-5-19) (ibr)

10.09.33.09 • 46:18 Md. R. 781 (8-30-19)

10.09.49.02—.11 • 46:12 Md. R. 551 (6-7-19)

10.09.63.06 • 46:16 Md. R. 695 (8-2-19)

10.09.69.14 • 46:16 Md. R. 697 (8-2-19)

10.09.71.04 • 46:16 Md. R. 695 (8-2-19)

10.09.92.07 • 46:16 Md. R. 698 (8-2-19)

 

     Subtitles 10 — 22 (3rd Volume)

 

10.12.06.01—.10 • 46:2 Md. R. 62 (1-18-19)

10.15.03.02,.06,.09,.15,.25,.27,.40 • 46:12 Md. R. 559 (6-7-19)

10.17.01.05,.06,.06-1,.07—.11,.55 • 46:2 Md. R. 64 (1-18-19)

 

     Subtitles 23 — 36 (4th Volume)

 

10.27.01.01,.05,.10 • 46:14 Md. R. 626 (7-5-19)

 

     Subtitles 37—66 (5th Volume)

 

10.42.10.01—.06 • 46:13 Md. R. 600 (6-21-19)

10.42.10.04 • 46:14 Md. R. 633 (7-5-19) (err)

10.44.12.11,.21 • 46:16 Md. R. 699 (8-2-19)

10.47.08.01—.12 • 46:2 Md. R. 73 (1-18-19)

11 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

 

     Subtitles 01—10

 

11.02.03.04 • 46:18 Md. R. 782 (8-30-19)

11.07.05.01,.02,.04—.06 • 46:17 Md. R. 728 (8-16-19)

 

     Subtitles 11—23 (MVA)

 

11.11.13.02,.04 • 46:15 Md. R. 664 (7-19-19)

11.13.10.02—.04,.08,.10,.18 • 46:15 Md. R. 664 (7-19-19)

 

12 DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONAL SERVICES

 

12.04.08.01—.05 • 45:25 Md. R. 1212 (12-7-18)

12.14.01.01 • 46:18 Md. R. 782 (8-30-19)

12.14.03.05 • 46:18 Md. R. 782 (8-30-19)

12.14.04.04 • 46:18 Md. R. 782 (8-30-19)

12.14.05.04 • 46:18 Md. R. 782 (8-30-19)

 

13A STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION

 

13A.01.06.01—.05 • 46:18 Md. R. 784 (8-30-19)

13A.04.05.01—.08 • 46:18 Md. R. 784 (8-30-19)

13A.04.12.02 • 46:13 Md. R. 601 (6-21-19)

13A.04.14.02 • 46:13 Md. R. 602 (6-21-19)

13A.04.18.01,.02 • 46:18 Md. R. 786 (8-30-19)

13A.06.05.01—.06 • 46:16 Md. R. 699 (8-2-19) (ibr)

13A.15.01.02 • 46:4 Md. R. 227 (2-15-19)

13A.15.02.01—.03, .07 and .08 • 46:4 Md. R. 227 (2-15-19)

13A.15.03.02—.05 • 46:4 Md. R. 227 (2-15-19)

13A.15.04.03 and .04 • 46:4 Md. R. 227 (2-15-19)

13A.15.05.02, .05 and .06 • 46:4 Md. R. 227 (2-15-19)

13A.15.06.02—.05 • 46:4 Md. R. 227 (2-15-19)

13A.15.07.04 • 46:4 Md. R. 227 (2-15-19)

13A.15.08.01, .03—.05 • 46:4 Md. R. 227 (2-15-19)

13A.15.10.01, .04 and .06 • 46:4 Md. R. 227 (2-15-19)

13A.15.11.03, .04 and .06 • 46:4 Md. R. 227 (2-15-19)

13A.15.12.01 • 46:4 Md. R. 227 (2-15-19)

13A.15.13.02, .05—.09 • 46:4 Md. R. 227 (2-15-19)

13A.15.14.01, .03 and .04 • 46:4 Md. R. 227 (2-15-19)

13A.15.15.03 and .04 • 46:4 Md. R. 227 (2-15-19)

13A.16.01.01 and .02 • 46:4 Md. R. 237 (2-15-19)

13A.16.02.01—.04 and .06 • 46:4 Md. R. 237 (2-15-19)

13A.16.03.01—.06 and .09 • 46:4 Md. R. 237 (2-15-19)

13A.16.05.05, .12 and .13 • 46:4 Md. R. 237 (2-15-19)

13A.16.06.03—.06 and .09—.13 • 46:4 Md. R. 237 (2-15-19)

13A.16.07.02, .03 and .06 • 46:4 Md. R. 237 (2-15-19)

13A.16.08.01, .03 and .06 • 46:4 Md. R. 237 (2-15-19)

13A.16.09.04 • 46:4 Md. R. 237 (2-15-19)

13A.16.10.02 and .05 • 46:4 Md. R. 237 (2-15-19)

13A.16.11.02—.04 and .06 • 46:4 Md. R. 237 (2-15-19)

13A.16.12.01 • 46:4 Md. R. 237 (2-15-19)

13A.16.13.02 • 46:4 Md. R. 237 (2-15-19)

13A.16.14.01 • 46:4 Md. R. 237 (2-15-19)

13A.16.15.03 • 46:4 Md. R. 237 (2-15-19)

13A.16.16.02—.04 • 46:4 Md. R. 237 (2-15-19)

13A.16.17.01 and .03—.08 • 46:4 Md. R. 237 (2-15-19)

13A.16.18.01—.05 • 46:4 Md. R. 237 (2-15-19)

13A.16.19.03 and .04 • 46:4 Md. R. 237 (2-15-19)

13A.17.01.02 • 46:4 Md. R. 249 (2-15-19)

13A.17.02.01, .02, .05 and .06 • 46:4 Md. R. 249 (2-15-19)

13A.17.03.02—.06 and .09 • 46:4 Md. R. 249 (2-15-19)

13A.17.05.05, .12 and .13 • 46:4 Md. R. 249 (2-15-19)

13A.17.06.02—.05 • 46:4 Md. R. 249 (2-15-19)

13A.17.07.02, .03 and .06 • 46:4 Md. R. 249 (2-15-19)

13A.17.08.06 and .08 • 46:4 Md. R. 249 (2-15-19)

13A.17.10.01 and .02 • 46:4 Md. R. 249 (2-15-19)

13A.17.11.02—.04 and .06 • 46:4 Md. R. 249 (2-15-19)

13A.17.12.01 • 46:4 Md. R. 249 (2-15-19)

13A.17.13.01 • 46:4 Md. R. 249 (2-15-19)

13A.17.14.02 and .03 • 46:4 Md. R. 249 (2-15-19)

13A.17.15.01 and .03—.08 • 46:4 Md. R. 249 (2-15-19)

13A.17.16.01—.05 • 46:4 Md. R. 249 (2-15-19)

13A.17.17.03 and .04 • 46:4 Md. R. 249 (2-15-19)

13A.18.01.02 • 46:4 Md. R. 258 (2-15-19)

13A.18.02.01—.08 • 46:4 Md. R. 258 (2-15-19)

13A.18.03.02—.06 • 46:4 Md. R. 258 (2-15-19)

13A.18.04.04 • 46:4 Md. R. 258 (2-15-19)

13A.18.05.05, .12 and .13 • 46:4 Md. R. 258 (2-15-19)

13A.18.06.03—.08 and .10 • 46:4 Md. R. 258 (2-15-19)

13A.18.07.02 and .03 • 46:4 Md. R. 258 (2-15-19)

13A.18.08.01, .02, .06 and .08 • 46:4 Md. R. 258 (2-15-19)

13A.18.09.04 • 46:4 Md. R. 258 (2-15-19)

13A.18.10.01 • 46:4 Md. R. 258 (2-15-19)

13A.18.11.02—.04 • 46:4 Md. R. 258 (2-15-19)

13A.18.12.01 and .06 • 46:4 Md. R. 258 (2-15-19)

13A.18.14.02, and .05—.09 • 46:4 Md. R. 258 (2-15-19)

13A.18.15.01, .03 and .04 • 46:4 Md. R. 258 (2-15-19)

13A.18.16.03 and .04 • 46:4 Md. R. 258 (2-15-19)

 

13B MARYLAND HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSION

 

13B.02.03.02,.24 • 46:13 Md. R. 603 (6-21-19)

13B.06.01.04 • 46:13 Md. R. 603 (6-21-19)

13B.06.02.01 • 46:13 Md. R. 603 (6-21-19)

13B.08.11.01—.09 • 46:11 Md. R. 519 (5-24-19)

13B.08.17.04 • 46:15 Md. R. 666 (7-19-19)

13B.08.20.02 • 46:17 Md. R. 729 (8-16-19)

13B.08.21.05,.08,.09,.12,.17 • 46:15 Md. R. 666 (7-19-19)

 

14 INDEPENDENT AGENCIES

 

14.09.04.03 • 46:12 Md. R. 566 (6-7-19)

14.22.01.10 • 46:18 Md. R. 788 (8-30-19)

14.22.02.01,.02 • 46:18 Md. R. 788 (8-30-19)

14.29.01.01—.09 • 46:17 Md. R. 730 (8-16-19)

14.29.02.01—.12 • 46:17 Md. R. 730 (8-16-19)

14.29.03.01—.10 • 46:17 Md. R. 730 (8-16-19)

14.29.04.01—.13 • 46:17 Md. R. 730 (8-16-19)

14.29.05.01—.13 • 46:17 Md. R. 730 (8-16-19)

14.29.06.01—.05 • 46:17 Md. R. 730 (8-16-19)

14.35.18.01—.08 • 46:15 Md. R. 667 (7-19-19)

14.39.01.01 • 46:17 Md. R. 746 (8-16-19)

14.39.02.01—.30 • 46:17 Md. R. 746 (8-16-19)

14.39.03.01—.14 • 46:17 Md. R. 746 (8-16-19)

14.39.04.01—.09 • 46:17 Md. R. 746 (8-16-19)

14.39.05.01—.12 • 46:17 Md. R. 746 (8-16-19)

14.39.06.01—.03 • 46:17 Md. R. 746 (8-16-19)

14.39.07.01,.02 • 46:17 Md. R. 746 (8-16-19)

 

15 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

 

15.05.01.17 • 46:16 Md. R. 701 (8-2-19)

 

20 PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION

 

20.50.01.03 • 46:18 Md. R. 796 (8-30-19)

20.50.02.06 • 46:18 Md. R. 796 (8-30-19)

20.50.03.04 • 46:18 Md. R. 796 (8-30-19)

20.50.12.02,.05,.07,.11 • 46:18 Md. R. 796 (8-30-19)

 

22 STATE RETIREMENT AND PENSION SYSTEM

 

22.01.06.01—.06 • 46:16 Md. R. 702 (8-2-19)

22.01.09.01—.03 • 46:17 Md. R. 753 (8-16-19)

22.01.10.01—.06 • 46:16 Md. R. 704 (8-2-19)

22.01.12.01—.03 • 46:16 Md. R. 704 (8-2-19)

 

23 BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS

 

23.03.01.01 • 46:17 Md. R. 746 (8-16-19)

23.03.02.01,.01-1,.02—.24,.24-1,
     .25—.29
• 46:17 Md. R. 746 (8-16-19)

23.03.03.01—.14 • 46:17 Md. R. 746 (8-16-19)

23.03.04.01—.09 • 46:17 Md. R. 746 (8-16-19)

23.03.05.01—.12 • 46:17 Md. R. 746 (8-16-19)

23.03.06.01—.03 • 46:17 Md. R. 746 (8-16-19)

 

26 DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

 

     Subtitles 08—12 (Part 2)

 

26.08.01.01 • 46:3 Md. R. 155 (2-1-19)

26.08.04.01 • 46:3 Md. R. 155 (2-1-19) (ibr)

 

27 CRITICAL AREA COMMISSION FOR THE CHESAPEAKE AND ATLANTIC COASTAL BAYS

 

27.01.01.01 • 46:14 Md. R. 627 (7-5-19)

27.01.02.06-1,.06-3 • 46:14 Md. R. 627 (7-5-19)

27.01.09.03,.04 • 46:14 Md. R. 627 (7-5-19)

27.01.10.01 • 46:14 Md. R. 627 (7-5-19)

27.02.01.01 • 46:14 Md. R. 627 (7-5-19)

27.02.05.04,.11,.12 • 46:14 Md. R. 627 (7-5-19)

 

29 DEPARTMENT OF STATE POLICE

 

29.03.03.01 • 46:11 Md. R. 521 (5-24-19)

29.06.01.02,.06—.10,.14 • 46:16 Md. R. 705 (8-2-19) (ibr)

29.06.05.03 • 46:16 Md. R. 708 (8-2-19)

 

31 MARYLAND INSURANCE ADMINISTRATION

 

31.02.01.06—.08 • 46:16 Md. R. 708 (8-2-19)

31.03.02.03 • 46:12 Md. R. 567 (6-7-19)

31.09.04.03 • 46:2 Md. R. 82 (1-18-19)

                      46:13 Md. R. 604 (6-21-19)

31.10.06.02,.28,.30,.31 • 45:23 Md. R. 1119 (11-9-18)

31.15.12.03 • 46:2 Md. R. 84 (1-18-19)

 

33 STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS

 

33.13.21.01—.04 • 46:5 Md. R. 326 (3-1-19)

33.16.02.03,.06 • 46:18 Md. R. 799 (8-30-19)

33.16.03.01 • 46:18 Md. R. 799 (8-30-19)

33.16.04.02 • 46:18 Md. R. 799 (8-30-19)

33.16.05.03 • 46:18 Md. R. 799 (8-30-19)

 

35 DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

 

35.07.01.01—.04 • 46:2 Md. R. 88 (1-18-19)

 

36 MARYLAND STATE LOTTERY AND GAMING CONTROL AGENCY

 

36.03.10.20,.26—.28,.38 • 46:16 Md. R. 709 (8-2-19)

36.04.01.12,.21,.31 • 46:16 Md. R. 709 (8-2-19)

36.05.03.02 • 46:16 Md. R. 709 (8-2-19)

36.08.02.01 • 46:16 Md. R. 709 (8-2-19)

36.09.01.06,.07,.09,.11,.13 • 46:16 Md. R. 709 (8-2-19)

 

The Governor

 

EXECUTIVE ORDER 01.01.2019.09

Governor’s Task Force on Renewable Energy Development and Siting

 

WHEREAS, Maryland’s communities, economies, and ecosystems are increasingly under threat from the effects of climate change; 

 

WHEREAS, The State participates in the Multi-State Zero-Emission Vehicle Task Force, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, the Transportation and Climate Initiative, and the U.S. Climate Alliance, and strives to meet aggressive state and regional climate, energy, and greenhouse gas emissions goals; 

 

WHEREAS, The State has significantly reduced greenhouse gas emissions, and must continue to accelerate those efforts by using greater amounts of homegrown clean and renewable energy resources, including solar and wind;

 

WHEREAS, Efforts are underway to meet ambitious goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent by 2030, and to achieve 100-percent clean electricity by 2040; 

 

WHEREAS, The State must work aggressively to diversify, expand, and sustain its clean and renewable energy capabilities while balancing, enhancing, and safeguarding Maryland’s cultural heritage, economy, environment, natural resources, and view-sheds; 

 

WHEREAS, Unwise siting of renewable energy projects could jeopardize Maryland’s farms, forests, waterways, and wetlands; and

 

WHEREAS, Review and evaluation of the siting of clean and renewable energy

projects is needed to ensure an affordable, reliable, resilient, and safe supply of electricity;

 

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

     1. There is a Governor’s Task Force on Renewable Energy Development and Siting (the “Task Force”).

     2. Membership.

          A. The Task Force shall consist of the following members:

              i. The Secretary of Agriculture, or the Secretary’s designee;

              ii. The Secretary of Commerce, or the Secretary’s designee;

              iii. The Secretary of the Environment, or the Secretary’s designee;

              iv. The Secretary of Natural Resources, or the Secretary’s designee;

              v. The Secretary of Planning, or the Secretary’s designee;

              vi. The Secretary of Transportation, or the Secretary’s designee; and

              vii. The Director of the Maryland Energy Administration, or the Director’s designee.

          B. The following shall be invited to be, and shall be upon acceptance, members of the Task Force:

              i. The Director of the Maryland Environmental Service, or the Director’s designee;

              ii. The Chairman of the Public Service Commission, or the Chairman’s designee;

              iii. Two representatives of Maryland’s agriculture community, recommended by the Maryland Farm Bureau;

              iv. One representative of county government, recommended by the Maryland Association of Counties;

              v. One representative of municipal government, recommended by the Maryland Municipal League;

              vi. One representative of the solar energy industry; and

              vii. One representative of the wind energy industry.

          C. The Governor shall appoint a chair of the Task Force.

          D. Members serve at the pleasure of the Governor.

          E. Any vacancy shall be filled in the same manner as the initial appointment.

     3. The Office of the Governor shall provide the Task Force with staff as necessary and feasible.

     4. The Task Force shall:

          A. To encourage the responsible siting of clean and renewable energy projects in Maryland, study and make consensus-based recommendations for:

              i. Accelerating the siting of clean and renewable energy projects in commercial, developed, industrial, and public settings, including but not limited to brownfields, closed mines, landfills, parking lots, rights‑of‑ways, and rooftops;

              ii. Minimizing the impact of clean and renewable energy projects sited on agriculturally or ecologically important, sensitive, or valuable areas by using design, mapping, operation, size, technology, and other parameters;

              iii. Measures through which developers of clean and renewable energy projects can offset those projects’ impacts by providing investments and resources to conservation banks, land trusts, open-space programs, nonprofits, trust funds, and other efforts to safeguard Maryland’s farms, forests, waterways, wetlands, and similar agriculturally or ecologically sensitive areas;

              iv. Recognizing and respecting local government legal authority, and private property rights; and

              v. Avoiding locations that harm, inhibit, or otherwise adversely impact:

                   a. Agricultural, conservation, or preservation areas or easements;

                   b. Fertile, prime, or productive farms and fields;

                   c. Forest and park lands;

                   d. Sensitive ecological areas, shorelines, wetlands, or waterways; or

                   e. The State’s cultural heritage, economy, environment, natural resources, or view-sheds;

          B. Within its recommendations, provide detailed proposals to the State and its units for evaluating, reviewing, and approving proposed solar and wind energy projects so as to expedite, standardize, and streamline the process;

          C. Identify specific changes to State law, policies, procedures, regulations, resources, and tools that would incentivize responsible renewable energy development and siting; and

          D. Give careful consideration to:

              i. Efforts by Maryland counties and municipalities to site renewable energy projects through comprehensive plans, planning, and zoning ordinances, taxation, and other local laws, policies, procedures, or regulations; and

              ii. Related actions of the Critical Area Commission for the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays, Power Plant Research Program, and Public Service Commission.

     5. The Task Force shall, at such times and places as it deems appropriate and necessary, hold publicly announced meetings that are accessible and open to the general public in accordance with the Open Meetings Act and other applicable laws and regulations.

     6. The Task Force may seek consultation with external parties and stakeholders as it deems necessary.

     7. The Task Force shall submit to the Governor:

          A. By December 1, 2019, an interim report describing its initial work and making preliminary recommendations for legislation in the 2020 session of the General Assembly of Maryland; and

          B. Within one year of the date of this Order, a final report detailing its recommendations on responsible renewable energy development and siting.

 

GIVEN Under My Hand and the Great Seal of the State of Maryland, in the City of Annapolis, this 14th day of August, 2019.

LAWRENCE J. HOGAN, JR.
Governor

 

ATTEST:

JOHN C. WOBENSMITH
Secretary of State

[19-18-27]

 

 

The JudiciaryCOURT OF APPEALS OF MARYLAND

DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS

     This is to certify that by an Order of the Court of Appeals dated July 17, 2019, RAJ SANJEET SINGH (CPF # 9806240217), 200 A Monroe Street, Rockville, Maryland 20850, has been suspended for sixty (60) days, effective August 16, 2019, from the further practice of law in this State and his name as an attorney at law has been stricken from the register of attorneys in this Court (Maryland Rule 19-761).

[19-18-24]

 

Final Action on Regulations

 

Symbol Key

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Title 10
MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

Subtitle 09 MEDICAL CARE PROGRAMS

10.09.95 Special Psychiatric Hospitals

Authority: Health-General Article, §§2-104(b), 15-102.8, 15-103, and 15-105, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[19-118-F]

On August 6, 2019, the Secretary of Health adopted amendments to Regulation .05 under COMAR 10.09.95 Special Psychiatric Hospitals. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 46:13 Md. R. 599—600 (June 21, 2019), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: September 9, 2019.

ROBERT R. NEALL
Secretary of Health

 

Subtitle 63 COMMUNITY-BASED BEHAVIORAL HEALTH PROGRAMS AND SERVICES

10.63.07 Outpatient Civil Commitment (OCC) Pilot Program

Authority: Health-General Article, §7.5-205.1, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[19-018-F]

On August 5, 2019, the Secretary of Health adopted amendments to Regulations .02, .03, .05, and .06 under COMAR 10.63.07 Outpatient Civil Commitment (OCC) Pilot Program. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 46:2 Md. R. 78—79 (January 18, 2019), has been adopted with the nonsubstantive changes shown below.

Effective Date: September 9, 2019.

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 .05B(5): In response to comments received, the Department clarified the proposed language in order to align with corresponding language in the chapter.

Regulation .05B(10) and (11): The Department clarified that while an individual is required to enter into a settlement agreement endorsed by an administrative law judge, the ALJ is not required to participate in the settlement conference.

.05 Admission Criteria.

A. (proposed text unchanged)

B. To be voluntarily admitted to the program, an individual shall meet the following criteria:

(1)—(4) (proposed text unchanged)

(5) Have a demonstrated history of refusing community treatment that has been a significant factor in contributing to the current [[involuntary]] inpatient admission;

(6)—(9) (proposed text unchanged)

(10) Participate in a settlement conference with [[an ALJ,]] the legal service provider[[,]] and a representative of the inpatient facility; and

(11) Enter into a settlement agreement endorsed by an ALJ whereby the individual agrees to adhere to program recommendations including a treatment plan or support services, or both, as needed by the individual.

ROBERT R. NEALL
Secretary of Health

 

Title 12
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONAL SERVICES

Subtitle 04 POLICE TRAINING AND STANDARDS COMMISSION

12.04.01 General Regulations

Authority: Correctional Services Article, §2-109; Public Safety Article, §§3-208 and 3-209; Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[19-094-F]

On July 23, 2019, the Secretary of Public Safety and Correctional Services, in cooperation with the Police Training and Standards Commission, adopted amendments to Regulations .01 and .04 under COMAR 12.04.01 General Regulations. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 46:12 Md. R. 562—563 (June 7, 2019), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: October 1, 2019.

ROBERT L. GREEN
Secretary of Public Safety and Correctional Services

 

Title 15
MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Subtitle 01 OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

15.01.15 Use of Antimicrobial Drugs

Authority: Agriculture Article, §3-1006, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[19-077-F]

On August 21, 2019, the Secretary of the Maryland Department of Agriculture adopted amendments to Regulation .02 under COMAR 15.01.15 Use of Antimicrobial Drugs. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 46:9 Md. R. 460—461 (April 26, 2019), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: September 9, 2019.

JULIANNE A. OBERG
Deputy Secretary

 

 

Proposed Action on Regulations

 


Title 08
DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

Subtitle 02 FISHERIES SERVICE

08.02.01 General

Authority: Natural Resources Article, §§4-215 and 4-215.2, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Proposed Action

[19-081-P-I]

     The Secretary of Natural Resources proposes to amend Regulation .01 under COMAR 08.02.01 General.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to incorporate by reference Amendment 1 to the 2002 Maryland Tidewater Yellow Perch Fishery Management Plan (December 2017). The amendment formally updates the yellow perch management framework in Maryland. The Department uses fishery management plans to guide actions taken to conserve and manage the species.

Yellow perch (Perca flavescens) are found throughout most of the freshwater areas in Maryland and have adapted to estuarine habitats within the Chesapeake Bay. Adult yellow perch have a “semi-anadromous” life history strategy. Adults migrate into tidal and nontidal freshwater to spawn, then move downstream to estuarine waters to complete their life history. Yellow perch are important for both the commercial and recreational fisheries in Maryland. They provide the first angling opportunity for recreational fishermen during the late winter/early spring spawning runs and are an important regional commercial fishery. A Maryland fishery management plan was adopted in 2002. Since then, there have been changes in the yellow perch management approach.

A Maryland Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Service Plan Review Team met in 2013 to assess the goals, objectives, strategies and actions in the 2002 Maryland Tidewater Yellow Perch Fishery Management Plan and to discuss their application to current practices and future needs of tidewater yellow perch management. The Fisheries Allocation Review Policy (2012) was also used during the review process. The draft yellow perch review report was presented to the Tidal Fisheries and Sport Fisheries Advisory Commissions for their input as part of the review process. The plan review team reviewed all comments submitted by stakeholders. The team concluded that the fishery management plan goal is still appropriate to the overall tidewater yellow perch management framework. However, since changes in yellow perch management occurred in 2008 and 2009, some objectives, strategies and actions need to be updated. As a result, the team recommended the development of an amendment to the fishery management plan. Amendment 1 to the 2002 Maryland Tidewater Yellow Perch Fishery Management Plan revises the management plan objectives, incorporates the status of the stock, and presents the current management approach.

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 Yellow Perch Plan, Regulatory Staff, Maryland Department of Natural Resources Fishing and Boating Services, 580 Taylor Avenue, B-2, Annapolis, MD 21401, or call 410-260-8300, or email to fisheriespubliccomment.dnr@maryland.gov, or fax to 410-260-8310. Comments will be accepted through September 30, 2019. A public hearing has not been scheduled.


Editor’s Note on Incorporation by Reference

     Pursuant to State Government Article, §7-207, Annotated Code of Maryland, Amendment 1 to the 2002 Maryland Tidewater Yellow Perch Fishery Management Plan (December 2017) has been declared a document generally available to the public and appropriate for incorporation by reference.  For this reason, it will not be printed in the Maryland Register or the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR).  Copies of this document are filed in special public depositories located throughout the State.  A list of these depositories was published in 46:1 Md. R. 9 (January 4, 2019), and is available online at www.dsd.state.md.us.  The document may also be inspected at the office of the Division of State Documents, 16 Francis Street, Annapolis, Maryland 21401. 

.01 Fishery Management Plans.

A. The following Fishery Management Plans are adopted and incorporated by reference:

(1)—(17) (text unchanged)

(18) Maryland Tidewater Yellow Perch Fishery Management Plan (November 2002) and Amendment 1 to the 2002 Maryland Tidewater Yellow Perch Fishery Management Plan (December 2017); and

(19) (text unchanged)

B. (text unchanged)

JEANNIE HADDAWAY-RICCIO
Secretary of Natural Resources

 

Subtitle 02 FISHERIES SERVICE

08.02.11 Fishing in Nontidal Waters

Authority: Natural Resources Article, §§4-602, 4-603, and 4-616, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Proposed Action

[19-161-P]

The Secretary of Natural Resources proposes to amend Regulations .01, .03, and .04 under COMAR 08.02.11 Fishing in Nontidal Waters.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to increase the possession limit to twice the daily creel limit for trout species in certain areas, clarify the description for the Fishing Creek put-and-take trout fishing area, and include all nontidal impoundments as areas where an angler may keep a striped bass.

The proposed action increases the possession limit to twice the daily creel limit for trout species in delayed harvest fishing areas, trophy trout fishing areas, and zero creel limit areas for brook trout. Currently, those areas have a possession limit that is equal to the daily creel limit. The zero creel area will only increase the possession limit for brown and rainbow trout; the brook trout limit will remain zero. Changing the possession limit to twice the daily creel limit makes the possession limit consistent with other species’ possession limits, and it will allow someone who may be on a multi-day fishing trip the ability to keep more than one daily limit without having to consume the fish they catch each day. Even though the possession is increased, the daily creel limit will remain the same. Daily creel is the number of fish that an angler can keep after a single day of fishing, and possession limit is the maximum number of fish that an angler may have in their possession after 2 or more days of fishing.

The proposed action clarifies the description for the Fishing Creek put-and-take trout fishing area. Anglers have noted that the map does not match the description in regulation. The action clarifies that the fishing area is Fishing Creek mainstem upstream of Fishing Creek Reservoir including Steep Creek.

The proposed action removes the special management areas for striped bass and moves the information to Regulation .04 so that the rules apply Statewide. This action will allow an angler to keep a striped bass from any impoundment. Currently, an individual may only keep a striped bass from certain impoundments. If an angler catches a striped bass in an area not listed, they cannot keep the fish and must return it to the water. This action will allow possession from any pond, lake, or reservoir. The rules for season, size, and creel limits will remain the same. The season is open year round and a striped bass caught in an impoundment must be at least 18 inches in length. An angler may keep two fish per person per day, but only one of those may be over 30 inches in length. Striped bass caught in nontidal portions of rivers will still need to be returned to the water immediately.

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 Regulations for Nontidal Waters, Regulatory Staff, Department of Natural Resources Fishing and Boating Services, 580 Taylor Avenue, B-2, Annapolis, MD 21401, or call 410-260-8300, or email to fisheriespubliccomment.dnr@maryland.gov, or fax to 410-260-8310. Comments will be accepted through September 30, 2019. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

.01 Trout Fishing and Management Areas.

A. (text unchanged)

B. Put-and-Take Trout Fishing Areas.

(1)—(5) (text unchanged)

(6) Except as provided in §C(1) of this regulation the following areas are subject to the provisions in §B(1)—(4) of this regulation:

Closure Periods

              (a)—(g) (text unchanged)

              (h) Frederick County:

                  (i) Fishing Creek mainstem upstream of Fishing Creek Reservoir including [the left fork (]Steep Creek[)]

1

                  (ii)—(xiii) (text unchanged)

              (i)—(n) (text unchanged)

C. (text unchanged)

D. Trophy Trout Fishing Areas.

(1) Savage River mainstem from the downstream side of the Route 135 bridge upstream for a distance of approximately 2.7 miles to the lower suspension bridge (Allegany Bridge) is a trophy trout fishing area. The following apply:

(a) (text unchanged)

(b) Creel limit all trout species in aggregate — daily: 2, possession: [2] 4.

(c)—(f) (text unchanged)

(2) Savage River mainstem from the Savage River Reservoir Dam downstream to the lower suspension bridge (Allegany Bridge) is a trophy trout fishing area. The following apply:

(a) (text unchanged)

(b) Creel limit all trout species in aggregate — daily: 2, possession: [2] 4.

(c)—(f) (text unchanged)

E.—F. (text unchanged)

G. Delayed Harvest Trout Fishing Areas and Requirements.

(1) Group I Delayed Harvest Trout Fishing Areas and Restrictions.

(a) (text unchanged)

(b) Season, Creel, and Possession Limits for Group I Fishing Areas.

(i) From June 1 through September 30, inclusive, the daily creel limit is five trout and the possession limit is [five] ten trout (all species of trout in aggregate); and

(ii) (text unchanged)

(c) (text unchanged)

(2) Group II Delayed Harvest Trout Fishing Areas and Restrictions.

(a) (text unchanged)

(b) Season, Creel, and Possession Limits for Group II Fishing Areas.

(i) From June 16 through September 30, inclusive, the daily creel limit is five trout and the possession limit is [five] ten trout (all species of trout in aggregate).

(ii) (text unchanged)

(c) (text unchanged)

H. Zero Creel Limit Areas for Brook Trout.

(1) Special provisions in effect in these areas are:

(a) (text unchanged)

(b) Creel limit. Brook trout: daily — 0, possession — 0; all other trout species in aggregate: daily — 2, possession — [2] 4;

(c)—(d) (text unchanged)

(2) (text unchanged)

.03 Special Fisheries Management Areas.

A.—C. (text unchanged)

[D. Nontidal Striped Bass Fishing Areas.

(1) For the purposes of this regulation, the term “striped bass” includes all species of striped bass, also known as rockfish, and all hybrids of striped bass.

(2) The following special requirements for fishing for striped bass are in effect in the areas indicated:

(a) Minimum size: 18 inches;

(b) Daily limit: two fish per day, only one of which may be over 30 inches;

(c) Season: no closed season;

(d) The areas subject to these provisions are:

(i) Piney Run Reservoir,

(ii) Triadelphia Reservoir,

(iii) Loch Raven Reservoir,

(iv) Prettyboy Reservoir,

(v) T. Howard Duckett (Rocky Gorge) Reservoir,

(vi) Liberty Reservoir,

(vii) Conowingo Reservoir,

(viii) Broadford Lake,

(ix) Jennings Randolph Reservoir.]

[E.] D. (text unchanged)

.04 Statewide General Regulations.

A. Open Seasons, Creel, Possession, and Size Limits on Game and Fresh Water Fish in Nontidal Waters. Except as otherwise provided in this chapter for specific areas, the following apply Statewide:

(1) Open Seasons.

Species

Open Season

               (a)—(j) (text unchanged)

               (k) Striped bass and striped bass hybrids

[Closed, except as provided for in Special Management Areas]

                    (i) Nontidal streams and rivers

Closed

                    (ii) Nontidal lakes and ponds

No closed season

               (l)—(n) (text unchanged)

 

(2) Creel and Possession Limits.

Daily Creel

Possession

             (a)—(j) (text unchanged)

             (k) Striped bass and striped bass hybrids

[Closed, except as provided for in Special Management Areas]

                  (i) Nontidal streams and rivers

Closed season — none permitted

                 (ii) Nontidal lakes and ponds

2, only one of which may be over 30 inches

4, only 1 of which may be over 30 inches

             (l)—(t) (text unchanged)

 

(3) Minimum Size from Tip of Nose to End of Caudal Fin or Tail.

            (a)—(f) (text unchanged)

            (g) Striped bass and striped bass hybrids

[As provided for in Regulation .03D of this chapter].

                (i) Nontidal streams and rivers

Closed season — none permitted

               (ii) Nontidal lakes and ponds

18 inches

            (h)—(r) (text unchanged)

B.—P. (text unchanged)

JEANNIE HADDAWAY-RICCIO
Secretary of Natural Resources

 

Subtitle 02 FISHERIES SERVICE

08.02.21 Yellow Perch

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

Notice of Proposed Action

[19-162-P]

     The Secretary of Natural Resources proposes to amend Regulation .03 under COMAR 08.02.21 Yellow Perch.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to clarify coordinates in the yellow perch chapter regarding where fyke nets cannot be set. A recent review of coordinates found three areas that need to be clarified. The proposed action updates and clarifies coordinates in the Bush and Chester Rivers.

Coordinates in the Bush River described in COMAR 08.02.21.03K(2) are updated due to erosion. A coordinate described in COMAR 08.02.21.03K(3) is corrected because the coordinate currently described is located in Virginia. The name of the county is corrected in COMAR 08.02.21.03K(4) because the point defined as “a point on the Kent County shore” falls on the Queen Anne’s County side of the river. All changes to the regulation are housekeeping changes.

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 Yellow Perch Regulations, Regulatory Staff, Department of Natural Resources Fishing and Boating Services, 580 Taylor Avenue, B-2, Annapolis, MD 21401, or call 410-260-8300, or email to fisheriespubliccomment.dnr@maryland.gov, or fax to 410-260-8310. Comments will be accepted through September 30, 2019. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

.03 Commercial.

A.—J. (text unchanged)

K. Gear Restriction Areas. From February 1 through March 31, inclusive, a person may not set a fyke net in any of the following areas:

(1) (text unchanged)

(2) Bush River upstream of a line beginning at a point at or near the mouth of Church Creek defined by [Lat. 39°28.05’N and Long. 76°13.35’W] Lat. 39°28.04’N and Long. 76°13.33’W; then running approximately [135°] 100° True to a point defined by Lat. 39°28.03’N and [Long. 76°13.39’W] Long. 76°13.22’W;

(3) Chester River upstream of a line beginning at a point at or near Indian Point defined by Lat. 39°14.28’N and Long. 75°56.17’W; then running approximately 360° True to a point on the Kent County shore defined by Lat. 39°14.54’N and Long. 75°56.16’W; and then upstream to a line, beginning at a point upstream of the mouth of Red Lion Creek defined by [Lat. 36°14.62’N] Lat. 39°14.62’N and Long. 75°54.63’W; then running 360° True to a point on the Kent County shore at Lat. 39°14.80’N and Long. 75°54.63’;

(4) Chester River upstream of a line beginning at a point at or near Ford’s Landing defined by Lat. 39°15.04’N and Long. 75°53.70’W; then running 270° True to a point on the [Kent] Queen Anne’s County shore defined by Lat. 39°15.04’N and Long. 75°53.64’W;

(5)—(15) (text unchanged)

JEANNIE HADDAWAY-RICCIO
Secretary of Natural Resources

 

Subtitle 19 FOREST CONSERVATION

Notice of Proposed Action

[19-160-P]

The Secretary of Natural Resources proposes to amend:

(1) Regulations .02, .04, and .05 under COMAR 08.19.02 State Review and Approval of a Local Program; and

(2) Regulation .01 under COMAR 08.19.03 Model Forest Conservation Ordinance.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to amend the regulations to reflect statutory changes that were adopted during the 2019 Legislative Session.

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 Marian Honeczy, Supervisor Urban and Community Forestry, Department of Natural Resources, 580 Taylor Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21401, or call 410-260-8511, or email to marian.honeczy@maryland.gov, or fax to 410-260-8111. Comments will be accepted through September 30, 2019. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

 

08.19.02 State Review and Approval of a Local Program

Authority: Natural Resources Article, §§5-1601—5-1613, Annotated Code of Maryland

.02 Criteria for Evaluating Local Programs.

A.—H. (text unchanged)

I. Local Forest Conservation Fund.

(1) A local forest conservation fund may be established for:

(a) Payments by a person made instead of afforestation or reforestation after demonstrating to the satisfaction of the local authority that the requirements of afforestation or reforestation onsite or offsite cannot be reasonably accomplished and appropriate credits generated by a forest mitigation bank in the same county or watershed are not available; and

(b) (text unchanged)

(2)—(4) (text unchanged)

(5) A local authority that has an established forest conservation fund shall provide to the Department and make available to the public:

(a) A general plan identifying appropriate and potentially available areas for mitigation projects; and

(b) Detailed accounting procedures for accurately tracking money received into and expended out of the forest conservation fund.

J.—R. (text unchanged)

.04 Biennial Review.

A. (text unchanged)

B. The review shall consist of:

(1) Documentation from the local authority which includes the:

(a)—(b) (text unchanged)

(c) Amount of reforestation and afforestation fees and noncompliance penalties collected and expended, the number of acres for which the fees were collected, and the number of acres reforested, afforested, or conserved using the fees; and

(d) (text unchanged)

(2)—(3) (text unchanged)

C.—J. (text unchanged)

.05 Annual Report.

A. On or before March 1 of each year, a local government shall submit an annual report to the Department which contains the:

(1)—(2) (text unchanged)

(3) Amount of reforestation and afforestation fees and noncompliance penalties collected and expended, the number of acres for which the fees were collected, and the number of acres reforested, afforested, or conserved using the fees;

(4)—(8) (text unchanged)

B. (text unchanged)

 

08.19.03 Model Forest Conservation Ordinance

Authority: Natural Resources Article, §§5-1601—5-1613, Annotated Code of Maryland

.01 Ordinance for Local Program.

The following Model Ordinance shall be to assist and guide in the development of a local program. This Model Ordinance will further enable each unit of local government with planning and zoning authority to determine the size, location and orientation of forest to be retained, and prioritize tracts of land for reforestation and afforestation. Although it is the intention of the Department that this chapter be liberally construed to accomplish its purpose, a local authority shall demonstrate that the substantive provisions of each article are incorporated in the local program. Some local authorities may be able to adopt this Ordinance with only minor changes appropriate to each jurisdiction. Other local authorities may choose to use elements of this Ordinance to amend existing laws, statutes, or Ordinances.

Model Forest Conservation Ordinance Ordinance Number ______

An Ordinance for the purpose of prohibiting certain development projects from cutting or clearing certain forests within the Community of _________________ unless a forest stand delineation and a forest conservation plan are in effect.

 

Article I—Article IX (text unchanged)

 

Article X Payment Instead of Afforestation and Reforestation.

10.1 Forest Conservation Fund.

A. There is established a forest conservation fund in the local program that meets the requirements of Natural Resources Article, §5-1610(h-1), Annotated Code of Maryland.

B. If a person subject to this Ordinance demonstrates to the satisfaction of the Department that requirements for reforestation or afforestation onsite or offsite cannot be reasonably accomplished and appropriate credits generated by a forest mitigation bank in the same county or watershed are not available, the person shall contribute money into the county forest conservation fund:

(1)—(2) (text unchanged)

C. (text unchanged)

D. The county shall accomplish the reforestation or afforestation for the equivalent number of acres for which the money is deposited within 2 years or 3 growing seasons, whichever is a greater time period, after receipt of the money.

E.—G. (text unchanged)

 

Article X-1—Article XV (text unchanged)

 

Article XVI Annual Report.

16.1 On or before March 1 of each year, the Department shall submit to the Department of Natural Resources a report which contains the:

A.—B. (text unchanged)

C. Amount of reforestation and afforestation fees and noncompliance penalties collected and expended, the number of acres for which the fees were collected, and the number of acres reforested, afforested, or conserved using the fees;

D.—E. (text unchanged)

F. Number of acres debited from each forest mitigation bank since the last annual report; [and]

G. Forest mitigation banks inspected since the last annual report[.];

H.—I. (text unchanged)

JEANNIE HADDAWAY-RICCIO,
Secretary of Natural Resources

 

Title 09
MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

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

09.15.05 Compliance with International Mechanical Code

Authority: Business Regulation Article, §§9A-205 and 9A-310(a)(1)(iii), Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Proposed Action

[19-164-P]

The State Board of Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning, and Refrigeration Contractors proposes to amend Regulations .01—.03 under COMAR 09.15.05 Compliance with International Code. This action was considered at a public meeting of the State Board of Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning, and Refrigeration Contractors held on July 10, 2019, notice of which was given by posting on the State Board of Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning, and Refrigeration Contractors’ website, pursuant to General Provisions Article, §3-302(c)(3)(ii), Annotated Code of Maryland.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to amend COMAR 09.15.05.01—.03 reflect the Board of Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning, and Refrigeration Contractors’ adoption of the 2018 editions of the International Mechanical Code and certain chapters of the International Residential Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings. The Board of Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning, and Refrigeration Contractors further proposes to adopt revised modifications to the 2018 International Mechanical Code.

 

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 Robin Bailey, Executive Director, Mechanical Boards, Department of Labor, 500 North Calvert Street, 4th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21202 , or call 410-230-6160, or email to robin.bailey@maryland.gov, or fax to 410-244-0977. Comments will be accepted through September 30, 2019. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

Open Meeting

Final action on the proposal will be considered by State Board of Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning, and Refrigeration Contractors during a public meeting to be held on November 13, 2019, at 500 North Calvert Street, 3rd Floor, Baltimore, MD 21202.

.01 Incorporation by Reference.

A. In this chapter, the following documents are incorporated by reference:

(1) [2012] 2018 International Mechanical Code (International Code Council, 500 New Jersey Ave., N.W., 6th Floor, Washington, D.C. 20001), which has been incorporated by reference in COMAR [05.02.01.02-1B(5)] 09.12.50.02-1B(5), except as modified by Regulation .02 of this chapter; and

(2) [2012] 2018 International Residential Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings (International Code Council, 500 New Jersey Ave., N.W., 6th Floor, Washington, D.C. 20001), which has been incorporated by reference in COMAR [05.02.01.02-1B(4)B] 09.12.51.04A(2) except Chapters 1—11 and 25—44.

B. (text unchanged)

.02 Modifications to the International Mechanical Code.

A.—B. (text unchanged)

C. Sections Omitted.

(1) (text unchanged)

(2) Chapter 9, omit sections:

(a) §902.1—.2 (entirely) Masonry Fireplaces;

(b) §903.1—[.3] .4 (entirely) Factory-Built Fireplaces;

(c)—(g) (text unchanged)

D. (text unchanged)

E. Add note to Chapter 3, §306.3: Air-handling units, furnaces, and water heaters installed in attics shall be accessible by an opening of 30 inches by 30 inches in accordance with subsections (1) and (2) of this note, below:

(1)—(2) (text unchanged)

.03 Provisions Added to the International Mechanical Code.

A. Assessment of Fees and Penalties. Fees or penalties to be assessed under the [2012] 2018 International Mechanical Code provisions shall be determined by the administrative authority for each subdivision.

B.—C. (text unchanged)

JAMES JOHNSON
Chair
Board of Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning,
 and Refrigeration Contractors

Title 10
MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

Subtitle 09 MEDICAL CARE PROGRAMS

10.09.33 Health Homes

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

Notice of Proposed Action

[19-168-P]

The Secretary of Health proposes to amend Regulation .09 under COMAR 10.09.33 Health Homes.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to update the monthly rate to comply with the Fiscal Year 2020 budget, which provides for a 3.5 percent rate increase for health home providers beginning July 1, 2019.

Comparison to Federal Standards

There is no corresponding federal standard to this proposed action.

Estimate of Economic Impact

I. Summary of Economic Impact. The Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 budget includes a 3.5 percent rate increase for health home services. The total impact for FY 2020 is $210,541.74.

 

 

Revenue (R+/R-)

 

II. Types of Economic Impact.

Expenditure

(E+/E-)

Magnitude

 


A. On issuing agency:

(E+)

$210,541.74

B. On other State agencies:

NONE

C. On local governments:

NONE

 

 

Benefit (+)
Cost (-)

Magnitude

 


D. On regulated industries or trade groups:

(+)

$210,541.74

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.)

A. and D. This amount assumes:

(1) Estimated impacts are based on FY 2018 utilization. Health home service utilization will remain consistent.

(2) In FY 2020, the total impact of the rate increase on Medicaid expenditures for health home services will be equal to the difference between projected FY 2020 expenditures ($6,226,020.19) and FY 2019 expenditures ($6,015,478.45).

(3) Total estimated reimbursement for claims in FY 2020 is calculated using estimated FY 2019 expenditures for health home services, plus a 3.5 percent rate increase.

(4) Total estimated reimbursement for claims in FY 2019 is calculated using FY 2018 expenditures for health home services ($5,812,056.47), plus a 3.5 percent rate increase.

(5) This amount is subject to 50 percent federal match ($105,270.87 federal funds, $105,270.87 general funds).

Economic Impact on Small Businesses

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

Small businesses, including opioid treatment programs (OTPs), psychiatric rehabilitative programs (PRPs), and mobile treatment programs (MTs) enrolled as Maryland Medicaid health home providers, will benefit from increased reimbursement.

Impact on Individuals with Disabilities

The proposed action has no impact on individuals with disabilities.

Opportunity for Public Comment

Comments may be sent to Jake Whitaker, Acting Director, Office of Regulation and Policy Coordination, Maryland Department of Health, 201 West Preston Street, Room 512, Baltimore, MD 21201, or call 410-767-6499 (TTY 800-735-2258), or email to mdh.regs@maryland.gov, or fax to 410-767-6483. Comments will be accepted through September 30, 2019. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

.09 Payment Procedures.

A.—B. (text unchanged)

C. Payment shall be made:

(1) (text unchanged)

(2) Effective [July 1, 2017] July 1, 2019, at a montly rate per participant of [$102.86] $110.19, on the condition that the requirements of this chapter are met.

ROBERT R. NEALL
Secretary of Health

 

Title 11
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Subtitle 02 TRANSPORTATION SERVICE HUMAN RESOURCES SYSTEM

11.02.03 Leave Benefits

Authority: Transportation Article, §§2-102 and 2-103.4, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Proposed Action

[19-159-P]

The Secretary of Transportation proposes to amend Regulation .04 under COMAR 11.02.03 Leave Benefits.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to bring the current regulation into conformity with Ch. 680 (S.B. 580), Acts of 2017, which requires that agencies provide one additional day of personal leave to employees during leap years. Additionally, the amendment clarifies that payment for unused personal leave is subject to the budgetary constraints of the Maryland Department of Transportation.

 

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 Christian Skipper, Regulations and Records Manager, Maryland Department of Transportation, 7201 Corporate Center Drive, Hanover, MD 21076, or call 410-865-1154, or email to cskipper1@mdot.maryland.gov. Comments will be accepted through September 30, 2019. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

.04 Personal Leave

A. (text unchanged)

B. Allotment.

(1) — (3) (text unchanged)

(4) For each calendar year that is a leap year, a full-time employee shall be allotted 8 days of personal leave.

[(4)] (5) —[(5)] (6) (text unchanged)

C. — F. (text unchanged)

G. Payment for Unused Personal Leave.

(1) — (3) (text unchanged)

(4) Payment under this section is subject to the budgetary constraints of the Department.

PETE K. RAHN
Secretary of Transportation

 

Title 12
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONAL SERVICES

Subtitle 14 COMMISSION ON CORRECTIONAL STANDARDS

Notice of Proposed Action

[19-166-P]

The Secretary of Public Safety and Correctional Services, in cooperation with the Maryland Commission on Correctional Standards, proposes to:

(1) Amend Regulation .01 under COMAR 12.14.01 Administrative Procedures;

(2) Repeal existing Regulation .05 and adopt new Regulation .05 under COMAR 12.14.03 Minimum Standards for Adult Detention Centers;

(3) Amend Regulation .04 under COMAR 12.14.04 Minimum Standards for Adult Correctional Institutions; and

(4) Amend Regulation .04 under COMAR 12.14.05 Minimum Standards for Adult Community Correctional Facilities.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to bring the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services into compliance with Ch. 255, Acts of 2018, by proposing new correctional standards for the issuance of personal and menstrual hygiene products to inmates, the disposal of soiled menstrual hygiene products, and record keeping related to menstrual hygiene products.

Comparison to Federal Standards

In compliance with Executive Order 01.01.1996.03, this proposed regulation is more restrictive or stringent than corresponding federal standards as follows:

     (1) Regulation citation and manner in which it is more restrictive than the applicable federal standard:

     The proposed regulation is more restrictive than 28 CFR §551.6. The proposed language is more restrictive than the federal standard in that it requires correctional facilities to provide: no-cost personal hygiene articles to all inmates upon admission; no-cost personal hygiene articles to indigent inmates on a routine basis; and no-cost menstrual hygiene products to female inmates upon admission, routinely, and upon request.

     (2) Benefit to the public health, safety, or welfare, or the environment:

     Proper personal hygiene is imperative to the health, safety, and welfare of both inmates and correctional employees. Without the provision of no-cost personal and menstrual hygiene products to inmates, the correctional facilities are likely to have higher rates of infection and illness among inmates and employees. Unsanitary conditions promote the rapid transmission of bacteria and viruses which, if allowed, could result in unsafe and inhumane conditions.

     (3) Analysis of additional burden or cost on the regulated person:

     The Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services currently provides no-cost personal hygiene products to incoming and indigent inmates. The Department also routinely provides one type of no-cost menstrual hygiene products to female inmates. Any additional costs to the Department for a variety of on-demand no-cost menstrual hygiene products will be minimal. The costs to local correctional facilities are unknown.

     (4) Justification for the need for more restrictive standards:

     Ch. 255, Acts of 2018, requires the correctional facilities to provide no-cost menstrual hygiene products to female inmates at the time of admission, routinely, and upon request.

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 Howard Ray, Executive Director, Maryland Commission on Correctional Standards, 300 East Joppa Road, Suite 1000, Towson, MD 21286-3020, or call 410-339-6373, or email to Howard.Ray@maryland.gov, or fax to 410-339-6306. Comments will be accepted through September 30, 2019. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

 

12.14.01 Administrative Procedures

Authority: Correctional Services Article, §§4-214, 8-112, and 9-616, Annotated Code of Maryland

.01 Definitions.

A. (text unchanged)

B. Terms Defined.

(1) — (57) (text unchanged)

(58) “Menstrual hygiene products” has the meaning stated in Correctional Services Article, §§4-214 and 9-616, Annotated Code of Maryland.

[(58)] (59) (text unchanged)

(60) Personal Hygiene Article.

(a) “Personal hygiene article” means an item used by an individual to clean the individual’s body or clothing, and to preserve sanitary conditions, as well as overall health.

(b) “Personal hygiene article” includes, but is not limited to deodorant, shaving items for males, shampoo, soap, tooth brush, and tooth paste.

[(59)] (61) [(77)] (79) (text unchanged)

 

12.14.03 Minimum Standards for Adult Detention Centers

Authority: Correctional Services Article, §§4-214, 8-112, and 9-616, Annotated Code of Maryland

.05 Standards—Inmate Housing and Sanitation.

A. The managing official of a correctional facility shall have a written policy and procedure:

(1) Governing the availability, control, storage, and use of flammable, toxic, and caustic materials which includes provisions for:

(a) Secure storage outside inmate living and activity areas;

(b) Quarterly inspection and inventory to determine condition and accountability;

(c) Specification of persons authorized access and use; and

(d) A record of issue and disposal;

(2) Requiring weekly sanitation inspections of internal and external facility areas;

(3) Governing facility housekeeping, which includes provisions for:

(a) Specific description of staff and inmate duties and responsibilities;

(b) Quarterly vermin and pest control services;

(c) Weekly trash removal;

(d) A secure paper or plastic receptacle for daily disposal of soiled menstrual hygiene products; and

(e) Weekly removal of paper or plastic receptacles containing soiled menstrual hygiene products;

(4) Governing the availability of personal hygiene articles, which includes provisions for:

(a) The issue of no cost personal hygiene articles to an inmate at the time of admission to a facility;

(b) The issue of no cost personal hygiene articles to an indigent inmate;

(c) The issue of no cost menstrual hygiene products to a female inmate at the time of admission to a facility, on a routine basis, and upon request;

(d) Routine commissary access for the purchase of personal hygiene articles; and

(e) A record of inventory for menstrual hygiene products;

(5) Providing for a record of the issue and return of clothing to an inmate unless personal clothing is allowed;

(6) Providing for a record of the issue and return to an inmate of mattresses, pillows, sheets, pillow cases, towels, wash cloths, and blankets;

(7) Providing for weekly laundering and accountability of issued and personal clothing and linens; and

(8) Providing for the management of inmate personal property, which includes provisions for:

(a) Designation of property limitations;

(b) A listing of all property confiscated;

(c) The signature of inmate and personnel upon confiscation and return;

(d) A semiannual inventory of property retained by the facility;

(e) Replacement of damaged or lost items;

(f) Recorded disposition of property abandoned by an inmate; and

(g) Recorded modifications to an established listing.

B. The managing official shall ensure that the facility provides sufficient toilet, shower, and bathing accommodations to maintain basic health and personal hygiene.

 

12.14.04 Minimum Standards for Adult Correctional Institutions

Authority: Correctional Services Article, §§4-214, 8-112, and 9-616, Annotated Code of Maryland

.04 Standards — Inmate Housing and Sanitation.

A. The managing official shall have a written policy and procedure:

(1) — (2) (text unchanged)

(3) Governing facility housekeeping, which includes provisions for:

(a) (text unchanged)

(b) Quarterly vermin and pest control services; [and]

(c) (text unchanged)

(d) A secure paper or plastic receptacle for daily disposal of soiled menstrual hygiene products; and

(e) Weekly removal of paper or plastic receptacles containing soiled menstrual hygiene products;

[(4) Requiring that articles necessary to maintain proper personal hygiene are available to an inmate upon admission and routinely after that, and to an indigent inmate, and with the articles including:

(a) A toothbrush;

(b) Toothpaste or tooth powder;

(c) Toilet tissue;

(d) Soap;

(e) Shaving items; and

(f) Feminine hygiene articles;]

(4) Governing the availability and distribution of personal hygiene articles, which includes provisions for:

(a) The issue of no-cost personal hygiene articles to an inmate at the time of admission to a facility,

(b) The issue of no-cost personal hygiene articles to an indigent inmate;

(c) The issue of no-cost menstrual hygiene products to a female inmate at the time of admission to a facility, on a routine basis, and upon request;

(d) Routine commissary access for the purchase of personal hygiene articles; and

(e) A record of inventory for menstrual hygiene products;

(5) — (8) (text unchanged)

B. (text unchanged)

 

12.14.05 Minimum Standards for Adult Community Correctional Facilities

Authority: Correctional Services Article, §§4-214, 8-112, and 9-616, Annotated Code of Maryland

.04 Standards — Inmate Housing and Sanitation.

A. The managing official shall have a written policy and procedure:

(1) — (2) (text unchanged)

(3) Governing facility housekeeping, which includes provisions for:

(a) (text unchanged)

(b) Quarterly vermin and pest control services; [and]

(c) (text unchanged)

(d) A secure paper or plastic receptacle for daily disposal of soiled menstrual hygiene products; and

(e) Weekly removal of paper or plastic receptacles containing soiled menstrual hygiene products;

[(4) Requiring that articles necessary to maintain proper personal hygiene are available to an inmate upon admission and routinely after that, and to an indigent inmate, and with the articles including:

(a) A toothbrush;

(b) Toothpaste or tooth powder;

(c) Toilet tissue;

(d) Soap;

(e) Shaving items; and

(f) Feminine hygiene articles;]

(4) Governing the availability and distribution of personal hygiene articles, which includes provisions for:

(a) The issue of no-cost personal hygiene articles to an inmate at the time of admission to a facility;

(b) The issue of no-cost personal hygiene articles to an indigent inmate;

(c) The issue of no-cost menstrual hygiene products to a female inmate at the time of admission to a facility, on a routine basis, and upon request;

(d) Routine commissary access for the purchase of personal hygiene articles; and

(e) A record of inventory for menstrual hygiene products;

(5) — (8) (text unchanged)

B. (text unchanged

ROBERT L. GREEN
Secretary of Public Safety and Correctional Services

 

Title 13A
STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION

Notice of Proposed Action

[19-170-P]

The Maryland State Board of Education proposes to:

(1) Adopt new Regulations .01—.05 under a new chapter, COMAR  13A.01.06 Educational Equity; and

(2) Repeal Regulations .01—.08 under COMAR 13A.04.05 Education That Is Multicultural.

Also at this time, the Maryland State Board of Education is withdrawing the proposal to adopt new Regulations .01—.05 under new chapter COMAR 13A.01.06 Educational Equity and repeal Regulations .01—.08 under COMAR 13A.04.05 Education That Is Multicultural that was published in 46:7 Md. R. 373—374 (March 29, 2019).

This action was considered by the State Board of Education at their June 25, 2019, meeting.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to establish educational equity as a priority for the Maryland State Department of Education and all local school systems.

 

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 an impact on individuals with disabilities as follows:

The proposed action requires that school systems provide educational equity for all students and maintain environments that are equitable, diverse, and inclusive.

Opportunity for Public Comment

Comments may be sent to Susan C. Spinnato, Director of Instructional Programs, Improvement and Professional Learning, Maryland State Department of Education, 200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, or call 410-767-0349 (TTY 410-333-6442), or email to susan.spinnato@maryland.gov, or fax to . Comments will be accepted through September 30, 2019. 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 22, 2019, at 9 a.m., at 200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201.

 

Subtitle 01 STATE SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION

13A.01.06 Educational Equity

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

.01 Purpose.

The purpose of this chapter is to establish as a matter of policy and priority that:

A. Each Maryland public school will provide every student equitable access to the educational rigor, resources, and supports that are designed to maximize the student’s academic success and social/emotional well-being;

B. Each local school system’s procedures and practices provide for educational equity and ensure that there are no obstacles to accessing educational opportunities for any student; and

C. Achievement will improve for all Maryland students and achievement gaps will be eliminated.

.02 Scope.

This chapter applies to all local school systems, the Maryland State Department of Education, and entities that provide educational services to children birth—age 21, including licensed childcare facilities and programs.

.03 Definitions.

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

B. Terms Defined.

(1) “Accountability measures” means those Maryland accountability framework indicators in place to guarantee oversight of opportunities, resources, and educational rigor that will lead to achievement for all students.

(2) “Educational equity” means that every student has access to the opportunities, resources, and educational rigor they need throughout their educational career to maximize academic success and social/emotional well-being and to view each student’s individual characteristics as valuable.

(3) “Educational opportunities” means all students have access to rigorous, well-rounded academic programs and experiences that enrich their educational career and prepare them for academic and career success.

(4) “Equity lens” means that for any program, practice, decision, or action, the impact on all students is addressed, with strategic focus on marginalized student groups.

(5) “Individual characteristics” means the characteristics of each individual student, which include but are not limited to:

(a) Ability (cognitive, social/emotional, and physical);

(b) Ethnicity;

(c) Family structure;

(d) Gender identity and expression;

(e) Language;

(f) National origin;

(g) Nationality;

(h) Race;

(i) Religion;

(j) Sexual orientation; and

(k) Socio-economic status.

.04 Requirements—Educational Equity in Maryland.

A. The Maryland State Department of Education shall establish systems of structure and support for school systems, students, teachers, and other stakeholders that ensure educational equity and excellence.

B. Each local school system shall develop an educational equity policy and regulations, to be reviewed every 3 years, with the goal of providing educational equity to all students.

C. The policy and regulations shall:

(1) Be designed to create and maintain environments that are equitable, fair, safe, diverse, and inclusive;

(2) Be based on the goal of providing educational equity for all students;

(3) Direct the identification and utilization of resources to provide equitable access to educational opportunities and services, by among other steps, the use of disaggregated student data to analyze trends and identify gaps and equitable solutions;

(4) Identify partnerships with the Maryland State Department of Education, local government agencies, and stakeholders to support educational equity;

(5) Provide tailored and differentiated professional learning to build capacity for cultural responsiveness to address areas of inequity identified by the school system;

(6) Ensure equitable access to effective teachers for all students;

(7) Require that an equity lens be used in all staff recruiting, hiring, retention, and promotion processes;

(8) Require that an equity lens be used in reviews of staff, curriculum, pedagogy, professional learning, instructional materials, and assessment design;

(9) Provide the access and opportunity for all students to successfully read on level by the end of grade 2;

(10) Direct that equity be addressed in the Local Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Consolidated Strategic Plan;

(11) Identify the school system’s process for analyzing data to develop goals, objectives, strategies, and timelines for the implementation of equitable and culturally competent practices in each school;

(12) Identify the method of evaluation to measure the effect of equitable practices in the school system and schools; and

(13) Designate an individual responsible for the facilitation, monitoring, and implementation of the system equity initiatives within the Local ESSA Consolidated Strategic Plan.

.05 Monitoring and Reporting.

A. Each local school system shall:

(1) Address implementation of the equity policy through its Local ESSA Consolidated Strategic Plan;

(2) Beginning September 1, 2019, include its equity initiatives as an integrated component of its Local ESSA Consolidated Strategic Plan; and

(3) Beginning September 1, 2020, and every 3 years thereafter, in its Local ESSA Consolidated Strategic Plan, submit to the State Superintendent an analysis of the results of the accountability measures related to data collected on achieving equity goals and objectives that will be published and made accessible to the public.

B. The Maryland State Department of Education shall:

(1) Conduct needs assessments for the Department and local school systems;

(2) Convene the Network for Equity and Excellence in Education with representation from each local school system and other stakeholders to review Statewide progress and to develop implementation and peer review guidelines for this chapter;

(3) Develop a guide for implementation of equity initiatives at the local level which includes sample components of high-quality equity policies, guidance around how to apply an equity lens within priority birth—age 21 focus areas as defined by the Department, and strategies on how to measure and evaluate the application of an equity lens; and

(4) Review and assess progress of the Department and local school systems on implementing the requirements of this chapter.

C. Beginning December 1, 2020, and every 3 years thereafter, the State Superintendent shall report progress on the implementation of this chapter to the State Board, publish the data, and make it easily accessible for public viewing.

D. Beginning in 2020 and annually thereafter, the State Board of Education and the Superintendent will recognize schools, school staff, and local school systems that demonstrate the most significant advances in promoting equity and excellence.

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

 

Subtitle 04 SPECIFIC SUBJECTS

13A.04.18 Program in Comprehensive Health Education

Authority: Education Article, §§2-205(c) and (h), 4-111.2, 7-205.2, 7-401,
7-410, 7-411, 7-411.1, [and] 7-413, 7-439, and 7-445, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Proposed Action

[19-169-P]

The Maryland State Board of Education proposes to repeal existing Regulations .01 and .02 and adopt new Regulations .01 and .02 under COMAR 13A.04.18 Program in Comprehensive Health Education. This action was considered by the State Board of Education at their June 25, 2019, meeting.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to include new health education standards, incorporate mandated instruction, and update disease prevention language in Programs in Comprehensive Health Education, Grades Prekindergarten—12.

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 an impact on individuals with disabilities as follows:

The amended regulations require family life and human sexuality instruction to represent all students regardless of ability.

Opportunity for Public Comment

Comments may be sent to Susan C. Spinnato, Director of Instructional Programs, Improvement and Professional Learning, Maryland State Department of Education, 200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, or call 410-767-0349 (TTY 410-333-6442), or email to susan.spinnato@maryland.gov. Comments will be accepted through September 30, 2019. 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 22, 2019, at 9 a.m., at 200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201.

.01 Comprehensive Health Education Instructional Programs for Grades Prekindergarten—12.

A. Each local school system shall:

(1) Provide in public schools an instructional program in comprehensive health education each year with sufficient frequency and duration to meet the requirements of the State Framework for all students in grades prekindergarten—8;

(2) Offer in public schools a comprehensive health education program in grades 9—12 which enables students to meet graduation requirements and to select health education electives; and

(3) Provide access to the curriculum for non-diploma-bound students.

B. Maryland Comprehensive Health Education Program.

(1) The comprehensive instructional program shall help students adopt and maintain healthy behaviors and skills that contribute directly to a student’s ability to successfully practice behaviors that protect and promote health and avoid or reduce health risks.

(2) The instructional program shall provide for the diversity of student needs, abilities, and interests at the elementary, middle, and high school learning years, and shall include the Maryland Health Education Standards with related indicators and objectives as set forth in §C(1)—(8) of this regulation.

C. Comprehensive Health Education Standards.

(1) Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance health, including:

(a) Mental and emotional health;

(b) Substance abuse prevention;

(c) Family life and human sexuality;

(d) Safety and violence prevention;

(e) Healthy eating; and

(f) Disease prevention and control.

(2) Students will analyze the influence of family, peers, culture, media, technology, and other factors on health behaviors.

(3) Students will demonstrate the ability to access valid information, products, and services to enhance health.

(4) Students will demonstrate the ability to use interpersonal communication skills to enhance health and avoid or reduce health risks.

(5) Students will demonstrate the ability to use decision-making skills to enhance health.

(6) Students will demonstrate the ability to use goal-setting skills to enhance health.

(7) Students will demonstrate the ability to practice health-enhancing behaviors and avoid or reduce health risks.

(8) Students will demonstrate the ability to advocate for personal, family, and community health.

D. Special Requirements.

(1) Substance Abuse Prevention.

(a) Students shall complete instruction on drug addiction and prevention that includes instruction related to the heroin and opioid addiction and prevention and information relating to lethal effects of fentanyl.

(b) This instruction is to be delivered, at a minimum, once in grade bands 3—5, 6—8, and 9—12 as a stand-alone program.

(c) Instruction shall be delivered by teachers trained in the field of drug addiction and prevention education.

(2) Family Life and Human Sexuality.

(a) Maryland family life and human sexuality instruction shall represent all students regardless of ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.

(b) Beginning no later than grade 7, teaching shall emphasize that refraining from sexual activity is the best method to avoid sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, and unintended pregnancy. To address the serious health risks of sexually transmitted infections, and the consequences of unplanned pregnancy, family life and human sexuality education shall include medically accurate information about contraception and condoms.

(c) The local school system shall establish a joint committee of educators and representatives of the community for the purpose of reviewing and commenting on instructional materials. If approval of instructional materials is necessary, it shall occur pursuant to local policy.

(d) Direct teaching of the family life and human sexuality indicators and objectives will begin in or prior to the grade 5.

(e) Student Opt-Out.

(i) The local school system shall establish policies, guidelines, and/or procedures for student opt-out regarding instruction related to family life and human sexuality objectives.

(ii) For students opting out of family life and human sexuality instruction, each school shall establish a procedure for providing a student with appropriate alternative learning activities and/or assessments in health education.

(iii) Each school shall make arrangements to permit students opting out of the objectives related to family life and human sexuality to receive instruction concerning menstruation.

(iv) The local school system shall provide an opportunity for parents/guardians to view instructional materials to be used in the teaching of family life and human sexuality objectives.

(f) The local school system shall provide age-appropriate instruction on the meaning of “consent” and respect for personal boundaries as part of the family life and human sexuality curriculum in every grade in which the curriculum is taught.

(g) When teaching concepts and skills related to family life and human sexuality, in addition to general teacher preparation, teachers are required to have additional preparation in content and teaching methods of such depth and duration as to be appropriate for the material taught. The additional preparation may be provided by college courses, local in-service programs, and/or State workshops.

(3) Safety and Violence Prevention.

(a) High school students shall complete instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation that includes hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of an automated external defibrillator.

(b) Students shall participate in age-appropriate instruction on the awareness and prevention of sexual abuse and assault. Teachers who are trained to provide instruction on the awareness and prevention of sexual abuse and assault shall deliver this instruction. This will include age-appropriate instruction on the meaning of “consent” and respect for personal boundaries.

(4) Disease Prevention and Control.

(a) Students will demonstrate the ability to apply prevention and treatment knowledge, skills, and strategies to reduce susceptibility and manage diseases, such as infections that are sexually transmitted, including HIV.

(b) Students shall complete instruction in oral health that includes oral disease prevention and dental health promotion.

(c) The local school system shall include age-appropriate lessons on diabetes and its treatment and prevention.

E. Curriculum Documents. Consistent with Education Article, §§2-205(h), 4-111.2, 7-205.2, 7-401, 7-410, 7-411, 7-411.1, 7-413, 7-439, and 7-445, Annotated Code of Maryland, each local school system shall provide comprehensive health education curriculum documents for the elementary and secondary schools under its jurisdiction that:

(1) Include the standards set forth in §C of this regulation; and

(2) Are aligned with the State Framework, as developed by the Maryland State Department of Education in collaboration with the local school systems.

F. The local school system shall develop guidelines and procedures for the selection of qualified health education teachers. Qualifications shall include:

(1) Health Education certification; and

(2) Appropriate specialized training including skills-based health education, drug addiction and prevention education, family life and human sexuality, and awareness and prevention of sexual abuse and assault.

G. The local school system shall develop guidelines and procedures for the support of qualified teachers. Each local school system shall establish planned and continuous programs as required to adequately train its personnel (teachers, administrators, and supervisors) in order to update knowledge, instructional materials, and methodology in health education.

H. Student Participation. Each student shall have the opportunity to participate in the comprehensive health education program required by this chapter.

.02 Certification Procedures.

By September 2020 and each 5 years after that, each local superintendent of schools shall certify to the State Superintendent of Schools that the instructional programming within grades prekindergarten —12 meets, at a minimum, the requirements set forth in Regulation .01 of this chapter.

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

 

Title 14
INDEPENDENT AGENCIES

Subtitle 22 COMMISSION ON CRIMINAL SENTENCING POLICY

Notice of Proposed Action

[19-167-P]

The Maryland State Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy proposes to amend:

(1) Regulation .10 under COMAR 14.22.01 General Regulations; and

(2) Regulations .01 and .02 under COMAR 14.22.02 Criminal Offenses and Seriousness Categories.

This action was considered by the Maryland State Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy at open public meetings held on May 7, 2019, and July 9, 2019, notice of which was provided in the Maryland Register pursuant to General Provisions Article, §3-302(c), Annotated Code of Maryland.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to indicate modifications to the computation of the offender score in Regulation .10 under COMAR 14.22.01 General Regulations. These modifications clarify the instructions for scoring the juvenile delinquency component of the offender score when there are multiple offense dates, to indicate that the offender’s age by the date of the offense is based on the date of the most recent instant offense. Additionally, the purpose of this action is to indicate modifications to the offense headings and the table of seriousness categories (guidelines offense table) in Regulations .01 and .02 under COMAR 14.22.02 Criminal Offenses and Seriousness Categories. The proposed revisions reflect new and amended offenses from the 2019 Legislative Session, the classification of a previously unclassified offense, and minor edits to the table.

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 David Soule, Executive Director, Maryland State Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy, 4511 Knox Rd, Suite 309, College Park, MD 20742, or call 301-403-4165, or email to dsoule@umd.edu, or fax to 301-403-4164. Comments will be accepted through September 30, 2019. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

 

14.22.01 General Regulations

Authority: Criminal Procedure Article, §6-211, Annotated Code of Maryland

.10 Computation of the Offender Score.

A. (text unchanged)

B. Four Components of the Offender Score.

(1) (text unchanged)

(2) Juvenile Delinquency.

(a) — (c) (text unchanged)

(d) The individual completing the worksheet shall assign a score of 0 if an offender is 23 years or older by the date of the most recent instant offense. The individual completing the worksheet shall assign a score of 0 if an offender has zero findings of a delinquent act within 5 years of the date of the most recent instant offense.

(e) The individual completing the worksheet shall assign a score of 1 if an offender:

(i) Is younger than 23 years old on the date of the most recent instant offense; and

(ii) (text unchanged)

(f) The individual completing the worksheet shall assign a score of 2 if an offender:

(i) Is younger than 23 years old on the date of the most recent instant offense; and

(ii) (text unchanged)

(3) — (4) (text unchanged)

C. (text unchanged)

 

14.22.02 Criminal Offenses and Seriousness Categories

Authority: Criminal Procedure Article, §6-211, Annotated Code of Maryland

.01 List of Offense Headings.

A—G  (text unchanged)

H

Handguns—In General

Harboring, Escape, and Contraband

Hate Crimes

Human Trafficking

I—K  (text unchanged)

L

Labor Trafficking

Lotteries

M—R  (text unchanged)

S

Sabotage and Related Crimes

School Security

Securities Fraud and Related Crimes

Sexual Crimes

Stalking and Harassment

Statewide DNA Data Base System, Crimes Involving

Surveillance & Other Crimes Against Privacy

T—W  (text unchanged)

.02 Seriousness Categories.

 

Offense Literal

CJIS
Code

Source

Felony or
Misd.

Max
Term

Min
Term

Offense Type

Ser.

Category

Fine

1—4-2  (text unchanged)

4-3

Abuse and Other Offensive Conduct

Knowingly fail to provide the required notice or make the required written report of suspected abuse or neglect of a child

1-1725

CR, §3-602.2

Misd.

3Y

 

Person

VI

$10,000

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

5

Abuse and Other Offensive Conduct
Sell, barter, trade, etc., a child for money, property, etc.

[1-0481]

1-1719

CR, §3-603

[Misd.]

Felony

5Y

 

Person

V

$10,000

5-1—127-1  (text unchanged)

127-2

Disturbing the Peace, Disorderly Conduct, and Related Crimes
Keeping a disorderly house

5-5311

CR, §10-202

Misd.

6M

10D

Person

Drug

Property

VII

$50—$300

[127-2] 127-3 (text unchanged)

128—167  (text unchanged)

168

GamblingGeneral Provisions
[Gambling—betting, wagering, etc.; pools on horses, etc.] Make or sell a book or pool on the result of a race, etc.; establish, keep, etc., a building, vessel, or place for the purpose of betting, etc.; receive, become the depository of, etc., money to be bet, etc.

[1-3901]
[3-3921]

1-1710

1-1711

[CR, §12-102(a)]

CR, §12-102(b)

Misd.

[1Y]

6M

[6M]

Property

VII

[$200—
$1,000]

$5,000

169—171  (text unchanged)

172 Vacant

[GamblingGeneral Provisions
Play “thimbles”, “little joker”, “craps”, etc. for money]

[1-3903]

[CR, §12-103]

[Misd.]

[2Y]

[6M]

[Property]

[VII]

[$100]

173—203  (text unchanged)

204

Hate Crimes
Crimes against, or threatening to commit crimes against, persons, groups, or property because of race, color, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, gender, disability, national origin, or homelessness—resulting in death

 

CR, §10-304(2)(ii)
CR, §10-306(b)(2)
(penalty)

Felony

20Y

 

Person

III

$20,000

205

Hate Crimes
Crimes against, or threatening to commit crimes against, persons, groups, or property because of race, color, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, gender, disability, national origin, or homelessness—involving separate felony

 

CR, §10-304(2)(i)
CR, §10-306(b)(1)
(penalty)

Felony

10Y

 

Person

IV

$10,000

[206]

205-1

Hate Crimes
Crimes against, or threatening to commit crimes against, persons, groups, or property because of race, color, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, gender, disability, national origin, or homelessness

1-0435
1-0436
1-0437
2-0251
2-0252

CR, §10-306(a)
(penalty)

Misd.

3Y

 

Person

V

$5,000

205-2

 

Human Trafficking
Sex trafficking, misdemeanor

1-0752
1-0757
1-0759
1-0762
1-1080
1-1082
1-1083

CR, §3-1102(c)(1)

Misd.

10Y

 

Person

III

$5,000

205-3

Human Trafficking
Sex trafficking, felony

1-0754
1-0756
1-0758
1-0761
1-0786
1-0788
1-0789

CR, §3-1102(c)(2)

Felony

25Y ♦

 

Person

II

$15,000

206

Human Trafficking
Forced marriage

1-0787

CR, §3-1103

Felony

25Y ♦

 

Person

II

$15,000

206-1—227-1  (text unchanged)

227-2

Labor Trafficking
Take, place, etc., another by force, fraud, or coercion to provide services or labor; benefit from services or labor induced by force, fraud, or coercion; aid or conspire with another to commit these offenses

1-1721

1-1722

CR, §3-1202

Felony

25Y

 

Person

II

$15,000

228—243-3  (text unchanged)

243-4

Manslaughter and Related Crimes
Negligent homicide by motor vehicle or vessel while impaired by drugs, 1st offense

[1-0755]

1-1720

CR, §2-505(c)(1)

Felony

[3Y]

5Y

 

Person

[VI]

V

$5,000

243-5

Manslaughter and Related Crimes
Negligent homicide by motor vehicle or vessel while impaired by drugs, subsequent

 

CR, §2-505(c)(2)

Felony

[5Y]

10Y

 

Person

[V]

IV

$10,000

243-6—244-4  (text unchanged)

244-5

Motor Vehicle Offense
Driving while impaired by alcohol, 3rd [or subsequent] offense

 

[TR, §21-902(b)(1)(ii)(3)]

TR, §21-902(b)(1), (h)

Misd.

[3Y]

5Y

 

Person

V

[$3,000]

$5,000

244-6

Motor Vehicle Offense
Driving while impaired by alcohol, 4th or subsequent offense, or previous conviction for negligent homicide or injury by motor vehicle or vessel while under the influence or impaired

 

TR, §21-902(b)(1), (i)

Misd.

10Y

 

Person

IV

$10,000

245

Motor Vehicle Offense
Driving while impaired by alcohol, while transporting a minor, 1st offense

 

TR, §21-902(b)(2)(ii)(1)

Misd.

[6M]

1Y

 

Person

VII

$1,000

245-1

Motor Vehicle Offense
Driving while impaired by alcohol, while transporting a minor, 2nd offense

 

TR, §21-902(b)(2)(ii)(2)

Misd.

[1Y]

2Y

 

Person

[VII]

VI

$2,000

245-2

Motor Vehicle Offense
Driving while impaired by alcohol, while transporting a minor, 3rd [or subsequent] offense

 

[TR, §21-902(b)(2)(ii)(3)]

TR, §21-902(b)(2), (h)

Misd.

[4Y]

5Y

 

Person

V

[$4,000]

$5,000

245-3

Motor Vehicle Offense
Driving while impaired by alcohol, while transporting a minor, 4th or subsequent offense, or previous conviction for negligent homicide or injury by motor vehicle or vessel while under the influence or impaired

 

TR, §21-902(b)(2), (i)

Misd.

10Y

 

Person

IV

$10,000

[245-3] 245-4 — [245-4] 245-5 (text unchanged)

[245-5]

245-6

Motor Vehicle Offense
Driving while impaired by drugs or drugs and alcohol, 3rd [or subsequent] offense

 

[TR, §21-902(c)(1)(ii)(3)]

TR, §21-902(c)(1), (h)

Misd.

[3Y]

5Y

 

Person

V

[$3,000]

$5,000

245-7

Motor Vehicle Offense
Driving while impaired by drugs or drugs and alcohol, 4th or subsequent offense, or previous conviction for negligent homicide or injury by motor vehicle or vessel while under the influence or impaired

 

TR, §21-902(c)(1), (i)

Misd.

10Y

 

Person

IV

$10,000

[245-6]

245-8

Motor Vehicle Offense
Driving while impaired by drugs or drugs and alcohol, while transporting a minor, 1st offense

 

TR, §21-902(c)(2)(ii)(1)

Misd.

[6M]

1Y

 

Person

VII

$1,000

[245-7]

245-9

Motor Vehicle Offense
Driving while impaired by drugs or drugs and alcohol, while transporting a minor, 2nd offense

 

TR, §21-902(c)(2)(ii)(2)

Misd.

[1Y]

2Y

 

Person

[VII]

VI

$2,000

[245-8]

245-10

Motor Vehicle Offense
Driving while impaired by drugs or drugs and alcohol, while transporting a minor, 3rd [or subsequent] offense

 

[TR, §21-902(c)(2)(ii)(3)]

TR, §21-902(c)(2), (h)

Misd.

[4Y]

5Y

 

Person

V

[$4,000]

$5,000

245-11

Motor Vehicle Offense
Driving while impaired by drugs or drugs and alcohol, while transporting a minor, 4th or subsequent offense, or previous conviction for negligent homicide or injury by motor vehicle or vessel while under the influence or impaired

 

TR, §21-902(c)(2), (i)

Misd.

10Y

 

Person

IV

$10,000

[245-9] 245-12 (text unchanged)

[245-10]

245-13

Motor Vehicle Offense
Driving while impaired by controlled dangerous substance, 2nd offense

 

TR, §21-902(d)(1)(ii)(2), (f)(3)(i)

[TR, §21-902(f)(3)(i)]

Misd.

2Y

Within 5 years of prior conviction—MM 5 days

Person

VI

$2,000

[245-11]

245-14

Motor Vehicle Offense
Driving while impaired by controlled dangerous substance, 3rd [or subsequent] offense

 

[TR, §21-902(d)(1)(ii)(3)]

[TR, §27-902(f)(3)(ii)]

TR, §21-902(d)(1), (f)(3)(ii), (h)

Misd.

[3Y]

5Y

Within 5 years of prior conviction—MM 10 days

Person

V

[$3,000]

$5,000

245-15

Motor Vehicle Offense
Driving while impaired by controlled dangerous substance, 4th or subsequent offense, or previous conviction for negligent homicide or injury by motor vehicle or vessel while under the influence or impaired

 

TR, §21-902(d)(1), (f)(3)(ii), (i)

Misd.

10Y

Within 5 years of prior conviction—MM 10 days

Person

IV

$10,000

[245-12] 245-16 (text unchanged)

[245-13]

245-17

Motor Vehicle Offense
Driving while impaired by controlled dangerous substance, while transporting a minor, 2nd offense

 

TR, §21-902(d)(2)(ii)(2), (f)(3)(i)
[TR, §21-902(f)(3)(i)]

Misd.

3Y

Within 5 years of prior conviction—MM 5 days

Person

V

$3,000

[245-14]

245-18

Motor Vehicle Offense
Driving while impaired by controlled dangerous substance, while transporting a minor,
3rd [or subsequent] offense

 

[TR, §21-902(d)(2)(ii)(3)]
[TR, §21-902(f)(3)(ii)]

TR, §21-902(d)(2), (f)(3)(ii), (h)

Misd.

[4Y]

5Y

Within 5 years of prior conviction—MM 10 days

Person

V

[$4,000]

$5,000

245-19

Motor Vehicle Offense
Driving while impaired by controlled dangerous substance, while transporting a minor, 4th or subsequent offense, or previous conviction for negligent homicide or injury by motor vehicle or vessel while under the influence or impaired

 

TR, §21-902(d)(2), (f)(3)(ii), (i)

Misd.

10Y

Within 5 years of prior conviction—MM 10 days

Person

IV

$10,000

[245-15] 245-20 (text unchanged)

[245-16]

245-21

Motor Vehicle Offense
Driving while under the influence of alcohol, 2ndoffense

 

TR, §21-902(a)(1)(iii)(2), (f)(2)(i)
[TR, §21-902(f)(2)(i)]

Misd.

2Y

Within 5 years of prior conviction—MM 5 days

Person

VI

$2,000

[245-17]

245-22

Motor Vehicle Offense
Driving while under the influence of alcohol, 3rd [or subsequent] offense

 

[TR, §21-902(a)(1)(iii)(3)]
[TR, §21-902(f)(2)(ii)]

TR, §21-902(a)(1), (f)(2)(ii), (h)

Misd.

[3Y]

5Y

Within 5 years of prior conviction—MM 10 days

Person

V

[$3,000]

$5,000

245-23

Motor Vehicle Offense
Driving while under the influence of alcohol, 4th or subsequent offense, or previous conviction for negligent homicide or injury by motor vehicle or vessel while under the influence or impaired

 

TR, §21-902(a)(1), (f)(2)(ii), (i)

Misd.

10Y

Within 5 years of prior conviction—MM 10 days

Person

IV

$10,000

[245-18] 245-24 (text unchanged)

[245-19]

245-25

Motor Vehicle Offense
Driving while under the influence of alcohol, while transporting a minor, 2nd offense

 

TR, §21-902(a)(2)(ii)(2), (f)(2)(i)
[TR, §21-902(f)(2)(i)]

Misd.

3Y

Within 5 years of prior conviction—MM 5 days

Person

V

$3,000

[245-20]

245-26

Motor Vehicle Offense
Driving while under the influence of alcohol, while transporting a minor, 3rd [or subsequent] offense

 

[TR, §21-902(a)(2)(ii)(3)]
[TR, §21-902(f)(2)(ii)]

TR, §21-902(a)(2), (f)(2)(ii), (h)

Misd.

[4Y]

5Y

Within 5 years of prior conviction—MM 10 days

Person

V

[$4,000]

$5,000

245-27

Motor Vehicle Offense
Driving while under the influence of alcohol, while transporting a minor, 4th or subsequent offense, or previous conviction for negligent homicide or injury by motor vehicle or vessel while under the influence or impaired

 

TR, §21-902(a)(2), (f)(2)(ii), (i)

Misd.

10Y

Within 5 years of prior conviction—MM 10 days

Person

IV

$10,000

246—250-1  (text unchanged)

250-2

Motor Vehicle Offense
Failure of driver involved in accident with unattended vehicle or property to notify the driver, owner, or person in charge of the damaged vehicle or property

 

TR, §20-105

Misd.

2M

 

Property

VII

$500

251—309  (text unchanged)

[309-1]

[Prostitution and Related Crimes
Prostitution, etc.—Human trafficking]

[1-0752]
[1-0757]
[1-0759]
[1-0762]
[1-1080]
[1-1082]
[1-1083]

[CR, §11-303(c)(1)]

[Misd.]

[10Y]

 

[Person]

[III]

[$5,000]

310 Vacant

[Prostitution and Related Crimes
Prostitution, etc.—Human trafficking involving a minor or with the intent to use force, threat, coercion, or fraud]

[1-0754]
[1-0756]
[1-0758]
[1-0761]
[1-0786]
[1-0787]
[1-0788]
[1-0789]

[CR, §11-303(c)(2)]

[Felony]

[25Y]

 

[Person]

[II]

[$15,000]

311—313  (text unchanged)

313-1

Prostitution and Related Crimes
[Prostitution, etc.—] Receive money [for] from the earnings of a person engaged in prostitution

1-1090

CR, §11-304[(a)]

Misd.

10Y

 

Person

IV

$10,000

314 [Vacant]

Prostitution and Related Crimes

Engage in prostitution or assignation; occupy a building for prostitution or assignation

1-1093

CR, §11-303

Misd.

1Y

 

Person

VII

$500

315 [Vacant]

Prostitution and Related Crimes

Procure or solicit or offer to procure or solicit prostitution or assignation

1-1730

CR, §11-306

Misd.

1Y

 

Person

VII

$500

316 [Vacant]

Prostitution and Related Crimes

Allow a building to be used for prostitution or assignation; allow a person into a building for prostitution or assignation; or keep, set up, etc., a building for prostitution or assignation

1-1731

CR, §11-307

Misd.

1Y

 

Person

VII

$500

317  (text unchanged)

[317-1]

[Prostitution and Related Crimes
Prostitution, etc.—General assignation and solicitation]

[1-1093]

[CR, §11-306(a)]

[Misd.]

[1Y]

 

[Person]

[VII]

[$500]

318—333  (text unchanged)

333-1

Public Health and Safety,
Crimes Against

Disposing of scrap tires for monetary or financial gain by any means other than through a licensed scrap tire hauler or by delivering the tires to an approved facility

1-1773

EN, §9-228(f)(2)

EN, §9-268.1(a)(2)

(penalty)

Misd.

5Y

 

Property

VI

$25,000

334—345-2  (text unchanged)

345-3

School Security
Disturb school operations; molest or threaten to harm an individual on school property, etc.; threaten to harm a school employee at home

1-0070

1-0913

1-1307

ED, §26-101

Misd.

6M

 

Person

VII

$2,500

345-4

School Security
Trespass on school grounds; refuse to leave school grounds; damage or deface school grounds

7-5707

8-5707

9-5707

ED, §26-102

Misd.

6M

 

Property

VII

$1,000

346—376-1  (text unchanged)

377

Telecommunications and Electronics, Crimes Involving
Use of electronic communication to alarm or seriously annoy another; or to inflict serious emotional distress on a minor or place a minor in fear of death or serious bodily injury; or that has the effect of intimidating or harassing a minor and causing physical injury or serious emotional distress

[2-1135]

1-1712

1-1713

1-1714

1-1715

1-1716

CR, §3-805(b)(1)-(5)
CR, §3-805(e)(1) (penalty)

Misd.

[1Y]

3Y

 

Person

[VII]

VI

[$500]

$10,000

377-1

Telecommunications and Electronics, Crimes Involving
[Use an interactive computer service to inflict emotional distress on a minor or place a minor in fear of death or serious bodily injury]

Use of electronic communication to alarm or seriously annoy another, etc., with the intent to induce a minor to commit suicide

[1-0653]

1-1717

[CR, §3-805(b)(2)]

CR, §3-805(b)(6)
CR, §3-805(e)(2)
(penalty)

Misd.

[1Y]

10Y

 

Person

[VII]

IV

[$500]

$10,000

378—420  (text unchanged)

 

Footnotes  (text unchanged)

General Rules:  (text unchanged)

DAVID SOULE
Executive Director


Title 20
PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION

Subtitle 50 SERVICE SUPPLIED BY ELECTRIC COMPANIES

Notice of Proposed Action

[19-165-P]

The Public Service Commission proposes to amend:

(1) Regulation .03 under COMAR 20.50.01 General;

(2) Regulation .06 under COMAR 20.50.02 Engineering;

(3) Regulation .04 under COMAR 20.50.03 Records and Reports; and

(4) Regulations .02, .05, .07, and .11 under COMAR 20.50.12 Service Quality and Reliability Standards.

This action was considered by the Public Service Commission at a scheduled rule-making (RM 67) meeting held on June 19, 2019, notice of which was given under General Provisions Article §3-302, Annotated Code of Maryland.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to:

(1) Revise the method of identifying Major Outage Events (MOE), thereby streamlining reporting requirements for certain provisions of the MOE under COMAR 20.50.01.03;

(2) Revise the reporting and record-keeping requirements for distribution transformers under COMAR 20.50.02.06 and COMAR 20.50.03.04;

(3) Establish reliability standards for years 2020—2023 under COMAR 20.50.12.02;

(4) Revise reporting requirements for reliability indices reporting under COMAR 20.50.12.05;

(5) Revise the emergency responder guarded downed wire response standards under COMAR 20.50.12.07; and

(6) Revise reporting requirements for the annual reliability performance reports under COMAR 20.50.12.11.

Comparison to Federal Standards

There is no corresponding federal standard to this proposed action.

Estimate of Economic Impact

I. Summary of Economic Impact. The following magnitude estimates are related to recommended changes in COMAR 20.50.12.02 and .07.

 

 

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:

Internal costs for utilities

(-)

$249,414,000 (2020—2023)

E. On other industries or trade groups:

NONE

F. Direct and indirect effects on public:

Societal benefits for electric ratepayers

(+)

$556,829,000

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

D. Two types of costs have been quantified under this section. First, under COMAR 20.50.12.02, for the next 4 years 2020—2023, the Maryland utilities must meet service reliability standards that are above the existing minimum requirements to comply with the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) and there is a cost associated with compliance with these regulations. Therefore, the impact of changing the regulations is an incremental cost over and above existing minimum regulatory requirements. In the Public Service Commission Engineering Division Review of System-Wide Reliability Standards for 2020—2023, the utilities’ incremental spending above the minimum cost scenario associated with existing regulatory requirements was estimated to be a total of roughly $247,678,000 over the 4-year period.

Second, in data discovery requests issued to utilities on June 21, 2019, Staff sought cost impact data on compliance with recommended changes to COMAR 20.50.12.07. The utilities’ responses quantified increased staffing and training needs, in order to meet a shortened response time, from 4 hours to 3 hours, to downed wires guarded by emergency responders, will result in added costs of about $433,832 per year for utilities. These costs are also included under Section II.D to reflect the 4-year period from 2020—2023.

F. Under COMAR 20.50.12.02, increased costs will result in improved reliability, which would ultimately be a benefit for the ratepayers. In the Engineering Division Review mentioned above, Staff calculated the potential benefits in terms of avoided service interruptions by utilizing the ICE Calculator (Interruption Cost Estimate Calculator developed by the US Department of Energy). The estimated benefits to ratepayers will be $556,827,000 over the next 2 decades.

For modifications to COMAR 20.50.12.07, the Electric Ratepayers will benefit from reduced response time to downed wires guarded by emergency responders. It is not feasible to provide a quantitative measure of the related benefits, but this regulation change will enhance public safety.

Besides costs and benefits identified above, Staff estimates the documentation and reporting costs borne by utilities related to COMAR 20.50.01.03, 20.50.02.06, 20.50.03.04, and 20.50.12.11 would largely be offset among themselves as a result of the recommended changes.

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 Terry J. Romine, Executive Secretary, Public Service Commission, 6 St. Paul Street, 16th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21202, or call 410-767-8067, or fax to 410-333-6495. Comments will be accepted through September 30, 2019. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

 

20.50.01 General

Authority: Public Utilities Article, §§2-113, 2-121, 5-101, 5-303, and
[7-203] 7-213, Annotated Code of Maryland

.03 Definitions.

A. (text unchanged)

B. Terms Defined.

(1)—(26) (text unchanged)  

(27) “Major outage event” means an event [during which] when the following occurs:

(a) [Both] Before January 1, 2020:

(i) More than 10 percent or 100,000, whichever is less, of the electric utility’s Maryland customers experience a sustained interruption of electric service[;] and

[(ii) Restoration] restoration of electric service to any of these customers takes more than 24 hours; or

[(b)] (ii) The federal, State, or local government declares an official state of emergency in the utility’s service territory and the emergency involves interruption of electric service[.]; or

(b) Beginning January 1, 2020:

(i) More than 10 percent or 100,000, whichever is less, of the electric utility’s Maryland customers experience a sustained interruption of electric service; and

(ii) Restoration of electric service to any of these customers takes more than 24 hours.

(28)—(52) (text unchanged)

 

20.50.02 Engineering

Authority: Public Utilities Article, §§2-113, 2-121, 5-101, and 5-303, Annotated Code of Maryland

.06 Life-Cycle Cost Analysis to Guide the Purchase of Liquid-Immersed Distribution Transformers.

A.—C. (text unchanged)

D. Each utility shall keep sufficient records to give evidence of compliance with this regulation.

 

20.50.03 Records and Reports

Authority: State Government Article, §7-207(a); Public Utilities Article, §§2-121, 4-202, 5-101, 5-302, and 6-203—6-210; Annotated Code of Maryland

.04 Information to Be Filed with the Commission.

A.—J. (text unchanged)

[K. Distribution Transformer Report.

(1) Definition. In this section “minimally efficient distribution transformer” means:

(a) For transformers purchased before January 1, 2010, a transformer meeting the minimum efficiency specification established in Table 4-1 of NEMA Standards Publication TP 1-2002, which is incorporated by reference under COMAR 20.50.02.02; and

(b) For transformers purchased on or after January 1, 2010, a transformer meeting the minimum efficiency standard established in 10 CFR Part 431.

(2) On or before May 1 of each year, beginning May 1, 2010, a utility subject to COMAR 20.50.02.06 shall file a report titled “Distribution Transformer Report” which demonstrates that the utility complied with COMAR 20.50.02.06 for the prior calendar year.

(3) The report shall include:

(a) The number of transformer models in each capacity class or type evaluated during the reporting period;

(b) The avoided cost of energy and capacity for both generation and transmission used in the life-cycle cost analysis; and

(c) The estimated savings in energy and capacity resulting from the purchase of transformers in the year, compared with minimally efficient distribution transformers of the same capacity class or type.]

[L.] K. (text unchanged)

 

20.50.12 Service Quality and Reliability Standards

Authority: Public Utilities Article, §§7-213, 13-201, and 13-202, Annotated Code of Maryland

.02 System-Wide Reliability Standards.

A.—B. (text unchanged)

C. Reliability Standards — System-Wide Indices.

(1) (text unchanged)

(2) For an investor-owned utility, each index shall be calculated and reported in the annual performance report using the following sets of input data:

(a) All interruption data; [and]

(b) All interruption data minus major outage event interruption data[.]; and

(c) For the calendar year 2020 and each calendar year thereafter, all interruption data minus the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ (IEEE) major event days.

(3) For cooperatively owned utilities, each index shall be calculated and reported in the annual performance report using the following sets of input data:

(a) (text unchanged)

(b) All interruption data minus major outage event interruption data; [and]

(c) For the calendar year 2020 and each calendar year thereafter, all interruption data minus the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ (IEEE) major event days;

[(c)] (d) All interruption data minus major outage event interruption data and minus outage data resulting from an outage event occurring on another utility’s electric system[.]; and

(e) For the calendar year 2020 and each calendar year thereafter, all interruption data minus the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ (IEEE) major event days minus outage data resulting from an outage event occurring on another utility’s electric system.

D. SAIDI and SAIFI Standards.

(1) The SAIDI in minutes and SAIFI reliability standards for the calendar years noted and thereafter, unless changed by the Commission, are as follows:

(existing table proposed for repeal)

(a) Baltimore Gas and Electric Company.

 

2019

2020

2021

2022

2023

SAIDI

142.2

118.0

112.0

106.0

103.0

SAIFI

1.08

0.95

0.90

0.86

0.83

(b) Choptank Electric Cooperative, Inc.

2019

2020

2021

2022

2023

SAIDI

148.2

134.0

133.0

132.0

131.0

SAIFI

1.36

1.30

1.29

1.29

1.28

(c) Delmarva Power & Light Company.

2019

2020

2021

2022

2023

SAIDI

125.0

88.0

88.0

88.0

88.0

SAIFI

1.22

1.10

1.10

1.09

1.07

(d) Potomac Edison Company.

2019

2020

2021

2022

2023

SAIDI

153.0

142.0

142.0

142.0

142.0

SAIFI

1.08

1.06

1.06

1.06

1.06

(e) Potomac Electric Power Company.

2019

2020

2021

2022

2023

SAIDI

101.0

86.0

86.0

86.0

86.0

SAIFI

0.95

0.90

0.90

0.90

0.89

(f) Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative, Inc.

2019

2020

2021

2022

2023

SAIDI

135.6

135.0

134.4

133.8

133.2

SAIFI

1.32

1.31

1.30

1.29

1.28

(2) (text unchanged)

(3) For the calendar year 2020 and each calendar year thereafter, each investor-owned utility’s annual SAIDI and SAIFI reliability standard shall be measured against its system-wide annual SAIDI and SAIFI result, including all interruption data minus the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ (IEEE) major event days and consisting of all feeders assigned to Maryland under Regulation .03D of this chapter.

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

(5) For the calendar year 2020 and each calendar year thereafter, each cooperatively owned utility’s annual SAIDI and SAIFI reliability standard shall be measured against its system-wide annual SAIDI and SAIFI result, including all interruption data minus the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ (IEEE) major event days minus outage data resulting from an outage event occurring on another utility’s electric system.

[(4)] (6) [(5)] (7) (text unchanged)

[(6) Effective Date and Proration.

(a) For the year in which the regulations become effective, each utility’s SAIDI and SAIFI reliability standard shall be effective on July 1, or the effective date of this regulation, whichever is later, and prorated to account for the number of days from the effective date of this regulation until the end of that calendar year.

(b) The prorating shall be calculated by dividing the SAIDI and SAIFI reliability standard for the applicable year by the number of days in the calendar year to determine a daily SAIDI and SAIFI value.

(c) The daily SAIDI and SAIFI value shall be multiplied by the number of days remaining in the calendar year starting from the effective date of these regulations to establish the SAIDI and SAIFI standard for the year in which this regulation is promulgated.

(d) The utility’s actual SAIDI and SAIFI performance shall be measured over the same time period specified in §D(6)(c) of this regulation.]

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

E. (text unchanged)

.05 Additional Reliability Indices Reporting.

A. CAIDI, SAIDI, and SAIFI Excluding Major [Event Days] Outage Events. A utility shall calculate and report in its supplemental annual performance report the following annual reliability information for its Maryland service territory:

(1) CAIDI, SAIDI, and SAIFI, excluding major [event days] outage events;

(2)—(3) (text unchanged)

B.—C. (text unchanged)

.07 Downed Wire Response Standard.

A. Considering data for normal and major outage event conditions for a calendar year, each utility shall respond to a government emergency responder guarded downed electric utility wire within [4] 3 hours after notification by a fire department, police department, or 911 emergency dispatcher at least 90 percent of the time.

B.—D. (text unchanged)

.11 Annual Performance Reports.

A. On or before April 1 of each year, each utility shall file an annual performance report which shall include, at a minimum, the following:

(1)—(6) (text unchanged)

(7) An explanation for any material differences between current year expenditures and cost estimates filed pursuant to §A(6) of this regulation;

[(7)] (8)[(13)] (14) (text unchanged)

B.—D. (text unchanged)

TERRY J. ROMINE
Executive Director

 

Title 33
STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS

Subtitle 16 PROVISIONAL VOTING

Notice of Proposed Action

[19-163-P]

The State Board of Elections proposes to amend:

(1) Regulations .03 and .06 under COMAR 33.16.02 Provisional Voting Documents and Supplies;

(2) Regulation .01 under COMAR 33.16.03 Issuance of Provisional Ballot;

(3) Regulation .02 under COMAR 33.16.04 Pre-Canvass Procedures; and

(4) Regulation .03 under COMAR 33.16.05 Canvass of Ballots—Procedures.

This action was considered by the State Board of Elections at its June 27, 2019, meeting, notice of which was given in accordance with the General Provisions Article, §3-302(c), Annotated Code of Maryland.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to amend the current regulations to:

(1) Conform to Election Law Article, §3-306, Annotated Code of Maryland, which allows for same day registration on election day;

(2) Include a place to affix the voter’s registration and oath document on the special provisional ballot application for same day registration on election day;

(3) Specify that during early voting a local board may combine the provisional voting station with the same day registration and address change station, and may combine the provisional voting station with the same day registration on election day;

(4) Include language to specify the requirements under which a provisional ballot is issued at an early voting center during early voting or at a polling place on election day;

(5) Include language to specify the requirements under which a provisional ballot application is considered complete, dependent on if the individual attempted to register to vote at an early voting center during early voting or at a polling place on election day; and

(6) Include language to specify the requirements of the acceptance of a provisional ballot from an individual who was not a pre-qualified voter during early voting or on election day but was determined to be eligible to vote and satisfied the proof of residency requirement under COMAR 33.16.04.02E.

Comparison to Federal Standards

There is no corresponding federal standard to this proposed action.

Estimate of Economic Impact

The proposed action has no economic impact.

Economic Impact on Small Businesses

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

Impact on Individuals with Disabilities

The proposed action has no impact on individuals with disabilities.

Opportunity for Public Comment

Comments may be sent to Tracey Hartman, Director of  Special Projects, State Board of Elections, P.O. Box 6486,  Annapolis, MD 21401, or call 410-269-2931, or email to traceye.hartman@maryland.gov, or fax to 410-974-2019. Comments will be accepted through September 30, 2019. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

 

33.16.02 Provisional Voting Documents and Supplies

Authority: Election Law Article, §§2-102(b)(4), 2-202(b), 3-305(e), 3-306, 9-402, 9-403, 9-404, 9-406, and 11-303(c) and (e), Annotated Code of Maryland

.03 Same Day Registration and Address Change Documents.

A. Special Provisional Ballot Application. The special provisional ballot application for same day registration and address changes during early voting and same day registration on election day shall include a place to affix the voter’s registration and oath document.

B. (text unchanged)

C. Instructions. The State Administrator shall provide a local board with instructions for election judges on the procedures for same day registration and address changes during early voting and same day registration on election day.

D. (text unchanged)

.06 Other Supplies.

A.—B. (text unchanged)

C. [During early voting, a] A local board may combine the provisional voting station with the same day registration and address change station during early voting, and with the same day registration station on election day.

 

33.16.03 Issuance of Provisional Ballot

Authority: Election Law Article, §§2-102(b)(4), 2-202(b), 3-305(e), 9-402, 9-403, 9-404, 9-406, and 11-303(c) and (e), Annotated Code of Maryland

.01 In General.

A. A voter shall be issued a provisional ballot packet if:

(1)—(2) (text unchanged)

(3) The voter’s registration status is pending because the voter’s driver’s license or full or partial social security number could not be verified or was not provided before the precinct register was created and, if the voter appeared to vote at an early voting center during early voting or at a polling place on election day, the voter did not provide the necessary information to complete the verification inquiry required by COMAR [33.05.04.04B] 33.05.04.05;

(4)—(6) (text unchanged)

B.—D. (text unchanged)

 

33.16.04 Pre-Canvass Procedures

Authority: Election Law Article, §§2-102(b)(4), 2-202(b), 3-305, 3-306, 9-402, 9-403, 9-404, 9-406, and 11-303(c) and (e), Annotated Code of Maryland

.02 Pre-Canvass Review.

A. Before the Canvass.

(1) Complete Application.

(a)—(c) (text unchanged)

(d) A special provisional ballot application for same day registration or address change during early voting or same day registration on election day is complete if:

(i)—(ii) (text unchanged)

(2) The election director shall determine whether:

(a)—(f) (text unchanged)

(g) If the individual attempted to register and vote during early voting or on election day but was not a pre-qualified voter, the individual is eligible to register to vote and provided proof of residency as provided in §E of this regulation;

(h) If the individual attempted to register and vote during early voting or on election day but did not provide proof of residency, the individual provided proof of residency as provided in §E of this regulation; and

(i) (text unchanged)

(3)—(4) (text unchanged)

B.—E. (text unchanged)

 

33.16.05 Canvass of Ballots — Procedures

Authority: Election Law Article, §§2-102(b)(4), 2-202(b), 3-305(e), 3-306, 9-402, 9-403, 9-404, 9-406, and 11-303(c) and (e), Annotated Code of Maryland

.03 Disposition of Provisional Ballot Application.

A.—B. (text unchanged)

C. Acceptance of Provisional Ballot Application. The local board shall accept a provisional ballot application only if:

(1)—(7) (text unchanged)

(8) An individual who was not a pre-qualified voter during early voting or on election day was determined to be eligible to vote and satisfied the proof of residency requirement under COMAR 33.16.04.02E.

D.—E. (text unchanged)

LINDA H. LAMONE
State Administrator of Elections

 

Errata

COMAR 10.09.89

     At 45:12 Md. R. 556 (June 7, 2019), column 1, line 7 from the bottom:

     For:        recodify existing Regulations .12 and .16.20 to be
                   Regulations .11

     Read:      recodify existing Regulations .10, .12, and .16.20 to be
                   Regulations .09, .11,

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General Notices

 

Notice of ADA Compliance

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

 

DEPARTMENT OF AGING

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: September 25, 2019, 10 a.m. — 12 p.m.

Place: North Laurel Community Center, 9411 Whiskey Bottom Rd., Laurel, MD

Add'l. Info: Regular Meeting of the Full Maryland Commission on Aging

Contact: Rosanne Hanratty (410) 767-0708

[19-18-16]

 

CAPITAL DEBT AFFORDABILITY COMMITTEE

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: October 2, 2019, 1 — 3 p.m.

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

Add'l. Info: Legislative Review, Revenue Estimates and the Review of Capital Programs

Contact: Christian Lund (410) 260-7920

[19-18-08]

 

CAPITAL DEBT AFFORDABILITY COMMITTEE

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: October 10, 2019, 1 — 3 p.m.

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

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

Contact: Christian Lund (410) 260-7920

[19-18-09]

 

CAPITAL DEBT AFFORDABILITY COMMITTEE

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: October 17, 2019, 9:30—11:30 a.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

[19-18-10]

 

MARYLAND COLLECTION AGENCY LICENSING BOARD

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: September 12, 2019, 10:30 a.m. — 12 p.m.

Place: 500 N. Calvert St., 2nd Fl. Conf. Rm., Baltimore, MD

Contact: Devki Dave (410) 230-6019

[19-18-17]

 

CRIMINAL JUSTICE INFORMATION ADVISORY BOARD

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: September 16, 2019, 2 — 3 p.m.

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

Contact: Robyn Lyles (410) 585-3185

[19-18-26]

 

COMMISSION ON CRIMINAL SENTENCING POLICY

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: September 17, 2019, 5:30 — 7:30 p.m.

Place: Judicial College Education and Conference Center, 2011D Commerce Park Dr., Annapolis, MD

Contact: David Soule (301) 403-4165

[19-18-07]

 

MARYLAND CYBERSECURITY COUNCIL

Subject: Public Meeting Announcements

Add'l. Info: All future meetings of the Council and its subcommittees will be announced exclusively on its website at www.umuc.edu/mdcybersecuritycouncil.

Contact: Greg von Lehmen (301) 985-7077, marylandcybersecuritycouncil@umuc.edu

[19-18-30]

 

BOARD OF DIETETIC PRACTICE

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: September 19, 2019, 10 a.m. — 12 p.m.

Place: 4201 Patterson Ave., Rm. 106, Baltimore, MD

Contact: Lenelle Cooper (410) 764-4733

[19-18-12]

 

STATEWIDE EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES ADVISORY COUNCIL (SEMSAC)

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: September 5, 2019, 1 — 3 p.m.

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

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

Contact: Leandrea Gilliam (410) 706-4449

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EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES BOARD

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: September 10, 2019, 9 — 11 a.m.; part of the meeting may be held in closed session.

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

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

Contact: Leandrea Gilliam (410) 706-4449

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MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

Subject: Public Hearing

Date and Time: November 7, 2019, 9 a.m. — 1 p.m.

Place: Best Western Plus Hotel and Conference Center, 5625 O’Donnell St., Baltimore, MD 21224

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

Submit questions to: mdh.marylandpdlquestions@maryland.gov

Contact: Shawn Singh (410) 767-6896

[19-18-13]

 

MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH/OFFICE OF HEALTH SERVICES

Subject: 2nd Public Notice for State Plan Amendment on Lead Paint Risk Assessors

Add'l. Info: The Maryland Department of Health proposes to amend its State Plan to remove a restriction on individuals who may conduct assessments of a child’s home for lead hazards. Effective September 1, 2019, this SPA enables any MDE-accredited Lead Paint Risk Assessor, who registers as a Medicaid provider, to be reimbursed for environmental lead investigations performed for Medicaid-enrolled children with an elevated blood lead level of greater or equal to 5 micrograms per deciliter (≥ 5µg/dL). Medicaid reimbursement is currently limited to Lead Paint Risk Assessors with enforcement authority. The Medicaid fee for procedure code T1029, ‘comprehensive environmental lead investigation, not including laboratory analysis, per dwelling’, is $418.49. The estimated annual cost in FY2020 is $106,000 (43 percent State General Funds; 57 percent Federal Funds).

Copies of the proposed changes are available for public review at the local health department in each county and Baltimore City. No comments regarding this change have been received. Written comments were solicited from July 19, 2019 to August 19, 2019. Questions about this change may be sent to Katia Fortune, Health Policy Analyst, Maryland Department of Health (MDH), 201 W. Preston St, Baltimore, MD 21201, or emailed to katia.fortune@maryland.gov.

Contact: Katia Fortune (410) 767-4267

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HISTORIC ST. MARY'S CITY COMMISSION

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: September 21, 2019, 10:30 a.m. — 12 p.m.

Place: St. Mary's College of Maryland, 47600 Mill Field Dr., Campus Center Rm. 205, St. Mary's City, MD

Contact: Porzia Purves (240) 895-4960

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MARYLAND STATE LOTTERY AND GAMING CONTROL COMMISSION

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: September 26, 2019, 10 a.m. — 12 p.m.

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

Contact: Kathy Lingo (410) 230-8790

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MARYLAND HEALTH CARE COMMISSION

Subject: Receipt of Application

Add'l. Info: On August 9, 2019 the Maryland Health Care Commission (MHCC) received a Certificate of Need application submitted by:

Greater Baltimore Medical Center — Matter No. 19-03-2439. Construction of a 3-story addition to be located in front of the existing main lobby and between two existing wings. The new construction will house 2 30-bed medical nursing units, but will not increase overall capacity and the relocation of existing medical services. Proposed Cost: $108,228,049.

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

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

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

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

Contact: Ruby Potter (410) 764-3276

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MARYLAND LYNCHING TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION COMMISSION

Subject: Public Meeting Announcements

Add'l. Info: Future meetings of the Maryland Lynching Truth and Reconciliation Commission can be found at www.mdlynchingmemorial.org/md-ltrc.

Contact: Will Schwarz (410) 821-6210

[19-18-19]

 

BOARD OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY PRACTICE

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: September 20, 2019, 9 a.m. — 12 p.m.

Place: 55 Wade Ave., Tuerk Bldg., Catonsville, MD

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

Contact: Jo-Ann Lane (410) 402-8552

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STATE ADVISORY COUNCIL ON QUALITY CARE AT THE END OF LIFE

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: September 13, 2019, 10 a.m. — 12 p.m.

Place: Office of Health Care Quality, 7120 Samuel Morse Dr., 2nd Fl., Columbia, MD

Add'l. Info: The public is welcome.

Contact: Paul Ballard (410) 767-6918

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RACING COMMISSION

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: September 19, 2019, 1 — 2 p.m.

Place: Great Frederick Fair, Frederick, MD

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

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MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION/OFFICE OF MINORITY BUSINESS ENTERPRISE

Subject: Public Meeting

Dates and Times: September 18, 2019, 8:30 a.m. — 5:00 p.m.

October 2, 2019 8:30 a.m. — 5:00 p.m.

October 16, 2019 8:30 a.m. — 5:00 p.m.

October 30, 2019 8:30 a.m. — 5:00 p.m.

November 13, 2019 8:30 a.m. — 5:00 p.m.

November 27, 2019 8:30 a.m. — 5:00 p.m.

December 4, 2019 8:30 a.m. — 5:00 p.m.

December 18, 2019 8:30 a.m. — 5:00 p.m.

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

Contact: Sabrina Bass (410) 865-1240

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MARYLAND COLLEGE COLLABORATION FOR STUDENT VETERANS COMMISSION

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: September 17, 2019, 11 a.m. — 1 p.m.

Place: Frostburg State University, 101 Braddock Rd., Frostburg, MD

Contact: Denise Nooe (410) 260-3840

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BOARD OF WELL DRILLERS

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: September 25, 2019, 9 a.m. — 1 p.m.

Place: 1800 Washington Blvd., Baltimore, MD

Add'l. Info: A portion of this meeting may be held in closed session.

Contact: Elaine Nolen (410) 537-4466

[19-18-01]

 

WORKERS' COMPENSATION COMMISSION

Subject: