Capitol Building Maryland Register

Issue Date: March 12, 2021

Volume 48 •  Issue 6  • Pages 223— 248

IN THIS ISSUE

Governor

General Assembly

Judiciary

Regulations

Special Documents

General Notices

Pursuant to State Government Article, §7-206, Annotated Code of Maryland, this issue contains all previously unpublished documents required to be published, and filed on or before February 22, 2021 5 p.m.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 February 22, 2021.
 
Gail S. Klakring
Acting Administrator, Division of State Documents
Office of the Secretary of State

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Closing Dates for the Maryland Register

Schedule of Closing Dates and Issue Dates for the
Maryland Register .....................................................................  226

 

COMAR Research Aids

Table of Pending Proposals ...........................................................  227

 

Index of COMAR Titles Affected in This Issue

COMAR Title Number and Name                                                  Page

08        Department of Natural Resources .....................................  237

09        Maryland Department of Labor .........................................  237

11        Department of Transportation ............................................  238

13A     State Board of Education ...................................................  238

14        Independent Agencies .......................................................  238

16        Department of Juvenile Services .......................................  239

 

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The Governor

ORDER OF THE GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF
   MARYLAND

NUMBER 21-01-28-01 — Amending and Restating the
   Order of November 17, 2020, Regulating Certain
   Businesses and Facilities and Generally Requiring Use of
   Face Coverings .  229

NUMBER 21-01-28-02 — Facilitating Meetings of
   Stockholders of Maryland Corporations and Meetings of
   Shareholders of Maryland Real Estate Investment Trusts by
   Remote Communication .  233

PROCLAMATION

Renewal of Declaration of State of Emergency and Existence
   of Catastrophic Health Emergency — COVID-19 .  234

 

General Assembly

SYNOPSIS NO. 4 .  235

 

The Judiciary

COURT OF APPEALS OF MARYLAND

DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS ..................................  236

 

Final Action on Regulations

08  DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

FISHERIES SERVICE

Blue Crabs .  237

Nuisance and Prohibited Species .  237

BOATING—SPEED LIMITS AND OPERATION OF
   VESSELS

General  237

09  MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

BOARD OF COSMETOLOGISTS

General Regulations .  237

11  DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION

Heavy Weight Port Corridor Permit  238

 

13A STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION

SPECIFIC SUBJECTS

Secondary School Career and Technical Education .  238

Program of Instruction in Career Development for College
   and Career Readiness .  238

14  INDEPENDENT AGENCIES

COMMISSION ON CRIMINAL SENTENCING POLICY

General Regulations .  238

16  DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE SERVICES

FIELD SERVICES

Probation and Aftercare Services and Procedures .  239

 

Special Documents

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

WATER AND SCIENCE ADMINISTRATION

Water Quality Certification 19-WQC-0027 .........................  240

Water Quality Certification 19-WQC-0028 .  240

Water Quality Certification 19-WQC-0029 .  240

Water Quality Certification 20-WQC-0028 .  241

Water Quality Certification 20-WQC-0031 .  241

Water Quality Certification 20-WQC-0032 .  242

Water Quality Certification 20-WQC-0034 .  242

Water Quality Certification 20-WQC-0038 .  242

Water Quality Certification 20-WQC-0040 .  243

Water Quality Certification 20-WQC-0043 .  243

DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

FISHING AND BOATING SERVICES — PUBLIC
  NOTICE

2020 — 2021 Commercial Yellow Perch - Closure of
  Chester River — Effective 2/21/2021 .  244

2021 Atlantic Ocean Commercial Striped Bass Transfer
   Rules — Effective 2/22/2021 ............................................
 244

2021 Chesapeake Bay Commercial Striped Bass Permanent
   Permit Transfers and Transfers of Shares — Effective
   2/22/2021 ..........................................................................
 244

2021 Chesapeake Bay Commercial Striped Bass
   Temporary Permit Transfers and Transfers of Allocation
   — Effective 2/22/2021
.  245

 

General Notices

MARYLAND CORRECTIONAL ENTERPRISES

Public Meeting .  246

Public Meeting .  246

GOVERNOR’S GRANTS OFFICE/MARYLAND EFFICIENT
   GRANT APPLICATION (MEGA) COUNCIL

Public Meeting .........................................................................  246

ADVISORY COUNCIL TO THE MARYLAND EARLY
   HEARING DETECTION AND INTERVENTION
   PROGRAM

Public Meeting .........................................................................  246

HISTORIC ST. MARY’S CITY COMMISSION

Public Meeting .  246

DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Public Meeting .  246

MARYLAND INSURANCE ADMINISTRATION

Public Meeting .  246

MARYLAND STATE LOTTERY AND GAMING CONTROL
   COMMISSION

Public Meeting .  246

MARYLAND HEALTH CARE COMMISSION

Public Meeting .  246

BOARD OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY PRACTICE

Public Meeting .  247

RACING COMMISSION

Public Meeting .........................................................................  247

MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION/
   OFFICE OF MINORITY BUSINESS ENTERPRISE

Public Meeting .........................................................................  247

BOARD OF WATERWORKS AND WASTE SYSTEMS
   OPERATORS

Public Meeting .  247

BOARD OF WELL DRILLERS

Public Meeting .  247

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION COMMISSION

Public Meeting .  247

 

 

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Maryland Documents

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CLOSING DATES AND ISSUE DATES THROUGH JANUARY 2022

 

Issue
Date

Emergency

and Proposed

Regulations

5 p.m.*

Notices, etc.

10:30 a.m.

Final

Regulations

10:30 a.m.

2021

March 26

March 8

March 15

March 17

April 9

March 22

March 29

March 31

April 23

April 5

April 12

April 14

May 7

April 19

April 26

April 28

May 21

May 3

May 10

May 12

June 4

May 17

May 24

May 26

June 18

May 28**

June 7

June 9

July 2

June 14

June 21

June 23

July 16

June 28

July 2**

July 7

July 30

July 12

July 19

July 21

August 13

July 26

August 2

August 4

August 27

August 9

August 16

August 18

September 10

August 23

August 30

September 1

September 24

September 3**

September 13

September 15

October 8

September 20

September 27

September 29

October 22

October 4

October 8**

October 13

November 5

October 18

October 25

October 27

November 19

November 1

November 8

November 10

December 3

November 15

November 22

November 24

December 17

November 29

December 6

December 8

2022

January 3***

December 13

December 20

December 22

January 14

December 27

January 3

January 5

January 28

January 10

January 14**

January 19

 

*   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.

 

03 COMPTROLLER OF THE TREASURY

 

03.02.04.01 • 48:1 Md. R. 13 (1-4-21)

 

 

04 DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL SERVICES

 

04.04.02.02—.06 • 48:3 Md. R. 95 (1-29-21)

04.05.01.08 • 48:3 Md. R. 95 (1-29-21)

04.05.02.02 • 48:3 Md. R. 95 (1-29-21)

 

 

08 DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

 

08.02.15.12 • 48:2 Md. R. 53 (1-15-21)

08.18.21.07 • 48:1 Md. R. 14 (1-4-21)

 

 

09 MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

 

09.03.02.08 • 48:3 Md. R. 97 (1-29-21)

                      48:4 Md. R. 190 (2-12-21) (err)

09.10.01.07 • 48:2 Md. R. 56 (1-15-21)

                      48:4 Md. R. 190 (2-12-21) (err)

09.10.01.91 • 48:2 Md. R. 57 (1-15-21)

                      48:4 Md. R. 190 (2-12-21) (err)

09.10.02.62 • 48:2 Md. R. 58 (1-15-21)

                      48:4 Md. R. 190 (2-12-21) (err)

09.12.01.01-1 • 48:2 Md. R. 59 (1-15-21) (ibr)

                         48:5 Md. R. 219 (2-26-21) (err)

09.12.31 • 47:25 Md. R. 1076 (12-4-20)

                 47:25 Md. R. 1076 (12-4-20)

09.26.02.06 • 46:21. R. 898 (10-11-19)

09.29.01.02 • 47:19 Md. R. 851 (9-11-20)

09.37.03.01—.09 • 47:26 Md. R. 1111 (12-18-20)

 

 

 

10 MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

 

     Subtitles 01—08 (1st volume)

10 • 48:4 Md. R. 190 (2-12-21) (err)

10.06.01.01,01-1,.13 • 48:4 Md. R. 181 (2-12-21) (ibr)

 

     Subtitle 09 (2nd volume)

 

10.09.02.07 • 48:4 Md. R. 182 (2-12-21) (ibr)

10.09.03.04—.06 • 48:3 Md. R. 99 (1-29-21)

10.09.03.07 • 47:23 Md. R. 983 (11-6-20)

10.09.04.01,.03—.07 • 47:23 Md. R. 984 (11-6-20)

10.09.09.07 • 48:4 Md. R. 183 (2-12-21) (ibr)

10.09.10.01,.07,.08,.15,.19 • 48:3 Md. R. 101 (1-29-21)

10.09.12.04,.07 • 48:3 Md. R. 99 (1-29-21)

10.09.18.07 • 48:3 Md. R. 104 (1-29-21)

                      48:4 Md. R. 190 (2-12-21) (err)

10.09.21.06 • 47:23 Md. R. 986 (11-6-20)

10.09.36.01,.08,.09 • 47:24 Md. R. 1035 (11-20-20)

10.09.76.03,.06 • 48:4 Md. R. 183 (2-12-21)

10.09.77.06 • 47:23 Md. R. 986 (11-6-20)

10.09.89.02—.04,.09—.12 • 48:4 Md. R. 184 (2-12-21)

10.09.92.08 • 48:3 Md. R. 104 (1-29-21)

                      48:4 Md. R. 190 (2-12-21) (err)

 

     Subtitles 10 — 22 (3rd Volume)

 

10.10.13.12 • 48:3 Md. R. 105 (1-29-21)

10.13.04.01—.03 • 48:4 Md. R. 186 (2-12-21)

 

     Subtitles 23—36 (4th volume)

 

10.27.01.01,.05,.10 • 47:23 Md. R. 987 (11-6-20)

 

     Subtitles 37—68 (5th volume)

 

10.37.10.26 • 48:1 Md. R. 15 (1-4-21)

10.38.07.02 • 47:22 Md. R. 941 (10-23-20)

10.52.12.05 • 48:3 Md. R. 105 (1-29-21)

10.58.01.01—.10 • 47:23 Md. R. 993 (11-6-20)

10.58.07.02—.16 • 47:24 Md. R. 1036 (11-20-20)

10.58.12.01—.10 • 47:23 Md. R. 993 (11-6-20)

10.58.13.01—.08 • 47:24 Md. R. 1036 (11-20-20)

10.58.14.01—.08 • 47:24 Md. R. 1036 (11-20-20)

10.60.01.01,.03—.05 • 48:4 Md. R. 187 (2-12-21)

10.60.02.01,.04 • 48:4 Md. R. 187 (2-12-21)

10.60.03.01—.03 • 48:4 Md. R. 187 (2-12-21)

10.60.04.02 • 48:4 Md. R. 187 (2-12-21)

10.62.01.01 • 47:22 Md. R. 942 (10-23-20)

10.62.15.06 • 47:22 Md. R. 942 (10-23-20)

10.62.17.02,.03 • 47:22 Md. R. 942 (10-23-20)

10.62.23.01 • 47:22 Md. R. 942 (10-23-20)

10.62.24.01 • 47:22 Md. R. 942 (10-23-20)

10.62.29.01 • 47:22 Md. R. 942 (10-23-20)

10.62.34.09 • 47:22 Md. R. 942 (10-23-20)

10.62.35.01 • 47:22 Md. R. 942 (10-23-20)

10.62.37.01—.21 • 47:22 Md. R. 942 (10-23-20)

10.64.02.01—.03 • 47:23 Md. R. 1002 (11-6-20)

10.67.04.03 • 47:23 Md. R. 1004 (11-6-20)

 

 

11 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

 

     Subtitles 01—10

 

11.03.01..01-1,.12 • 48:2 Md. R. 60 (1-15-21) (ibr)

11.03.02.10 • 48:2 Md. R. 60 (1-15-21)

 

 

13A STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION

 

13A.02.06.06 • 48:3 Md. R. 106 (1-29-21)

 

 

13B MARYLAND HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSION

 

13B.08.11.02—.04 • 48:2 Md. R. 62 (1-15-21)

 

 

15 MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

 

15.01.05.02,.05 • 48:1 Md. R. 19 (1-4-21)

 

 

21 STATE PROCUREMENT REGULATIONS

 

21.07.02.12 • 48:1 Md. R. 21 (1-4-21)

21.11.16.01—.03 • 48:1 Md. R. 21 (1-4-21)

 

 

26 DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

 

     Subtitles 01—07 (Part 1)

 

26.03.13.03 • 48:2 Md. R. 63 (1-15-21)

                      48:3 Md. R. 107 (1-29-21) (err)

 

     Subtitles 08—12 (Part 2)

 

26.08.03.01 • 47:25 Md. R. 1079 (12-4-20)

 

     Subtitles 13 — 18 (Part 3)

 

26.13.01.03,.05 • 48:3 Md. R. 107 (1-29-21)

26.13.02.04-4,.04-5,.05,.19,.19-2 • 48:3 Md. R. 107 (1-29-21)

26.13.03.01,.01-1,.02,.02-1,.02-2,.03,.03-1—.03-11,.05,.05-1—.05-5,.06 • 48:3 Md. R. 107 (1-29-21)

26.13.05.01,.03,.05 • 48:3 Md. R. 107 (1-29-21)

26.13.06.01 • 48:3 Md. R. 107 (1-29-21)

26.13.10.02,.10,.14,.25 • 48:3 Md. R. 107 (1-29-21)

26.17.04.05 • 47:24 Md. R. 1053 (11-20-20)

 

 

30 MARYLAND INSTITUTE FOR EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES SYSTEMS (MIEMSS)

 

30.08.11.01—.14 • 48:3 Md. R. 128 (1-29-21)

30.08.18.01—.14 • 48:3 Md. R. 131 (1-29-21)

30.09.01.02 • 48:1 Md. R. 23 (1-4-21)

30.09.12.02—.06 • 48:1 Md. R. 23 (1-4-21)

 

 

 

The Governor

ORDER OF THE GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF MARYLAND

NUMBER 21-01-28-01

Amending and Restating the Order of November 17, 2020, Regulating Certain Businesses and Facilities and Generally Requiring Use of Face Coverings

 

WHEREAS, A state of emergency and catastrophic health emergency was proclaimed on March 5, 2020, and renewed on March 17, April 10, May 6, June 3, July 1, July 31, August 10, September 8, October 6, October 29, November 25, December 23, 2020, and January 21, 2021, to control and prevent the spread of COVID-19 within the state, and the state of emergency and catastrophic health emergency still exists;

 

WHEREAS, COVID-19, a respiratory disease that spreads easily from person to person and may result in serious illness or death, is a public health catastrophe and has been confirmed throughout Maryland;

 

WHEREAS, To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Maryland Department of Health recommend canceling large gatherings and social distancing in smaller gatherings;

 

WHEREAS, The currently known and available scientific evidence and best practices support limitations on large gatherings and social distancing to prevent exposures and transmissions, and reduce the threat to especially vulnerable populations, including older individuals and those with chronic health conditions;

 

WHEREAS, To reduce the threat to human health caused by transmission of the novel coronavirus in Maryland, and to protect and save lives, it is necessary and reasonable that individuals in the state refrain from congregating;

 

WHEREAS, To protect the public health, welfare, and safety, prevent the transmission of the novel coronavirus, control the spread of COVID-19, and save lives, it is necessary to control and direct the movement of individuals in Maryland, including those on the public streets;

 

WHEREAS, It is further necessary to control and direct in Maryland the occupancy and use of buildings and premises, as well as places of amusement and assembly;

 

WHEREAS, The Coronavirus Recovery Team continues to advise on related public health and emergency management decisions;

 

WHEREAS, The State has implemented measures to reduce community transmission rates of COVID-19, while strategically activating the Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery plan;

 

WHEREAS, The State is continuously expanding COVID-19 laboratory testing capacity and locations throughout Maryland, and has increased its disease-investigation capabilities by implementing operations to trace the contacts of up to 1,000 new cases per day;

 

WHEREAS, The State has carefully monitored hospital capacity, and has worked with hospitals to ensure their surge capacity can accommodate Marylanders who may become ill;

 

WHEREAS, The State is procuring necessary protective equipment to safeguard critical facilities and staff; and

 

WHEREAS, The Coronavirus Recovery Team has advised that widespread use of Face Coverings is likely to help control the spread of COVID-19;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, I, LAWRENCE J. HOGAN, JR., GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF MARYLAND, BY VIRTUE OF THE AUTHORITY VESTED IN ME BY THE CONSTITUTION AND LAWS OF MARYLAND, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO TITLE 14 OF THE PUBLIC SAFETY ARTICLE, AND IN AN EFFORT TO CONTROL AND PREVENT THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 WITHIN THE STATE, DO HEREBY ORDER:

     I. Administrative and Implementing Provisions.

          a. The Order of the Governor of the State of Maryland, dated March 12, 2020, entitled “Prohibiting Large Gatherings and Events and Closing Senior Centers,” as amended and restated on March 16, 2020, and further amended and restated on March 19, 2020 by Order Number 20-03-19-01, and further amended and restated on March 23, 2020 by Order Number 20-03-29-01, and further amended and restated on March 30, 2020 by Order Number 20-03-30-01, and further amended and restated on May 6, 2020 by Order Number 20-05-06-01, and further amended and restated on May 13, 2020 by Order Number 20-05-13-01, and further amended and restated on May 27, 2020 by Order Number 20-05-27-01, further amended and restated on June 3, 2020 by Order Number 20-06-03-01, further amended and restated on June 10, 2020 by Order Number 20-06-10-01, further amended and restated on July 29, 2020 by Order Number 20-07-29-01, further amended and restated on August 3, 2020 by Order Number 20-08-03-01, further amended and restated on September 1, 2020 by Order Number 20-09-01-01, and further amended and restated on September 18, 2020 by Order Number 20-09-18-01, further amended and restated on September 28, 2020 by Order Number 20-09-28-01, further amended and restated on October 16, 2020 by Order Number 20-10-16-01, and further amended and restated on November 10, 2020 by Order Number 20-11-10-01, and further amended and restated on November 17, 2020 by Order Number 20-11-17-01, is further amended and restated in its entirety as set forth herein.

          b. The Secretary of Health (the “Secretary”) is hereby authorized to issue directives under this Order (“Secretary’s Directives”), as the Secretary deems necessary, to monitor, treat, prevent, reduce the spread of, and suppress COVID-19 in relation to any activity permitted under this Order or any business, organization, establishment, or facility that is permitted by this Order to be open to the general public, which directives may consist of binding requirements and/or non-binding recommendations, and may include, without limitation, requirements pertaining to physical distancing, cleaning, disinfection, COVID-19 symptom screening, restrooms and other shared facilities, concessions, and/or ingress, egress, and movement of persons.

          c. Political subdivisions are not prohibited from opening outdoor public spaces to the general public (such as parks, sports fields and courts, beaches, dog parks, and playgrounds), subject to the following:

              i. The decision to do so shall be made after consultation with the health officer for the county in which the outdoor public space is located (or, in the case of outdoor public spaces located in Baltimore City, the Commissioner of Health for Baltimore City) (the “Local Health Officer”).

              ii. The Local Health Officer may issue such directives or orders as may be necessary to monitor, prevent, reduce the spread of, and suppress COVID-19 with respect to the use of the outdoor public space (“Health Officer Directives”).

              iii. The political subdivision must require persons using the outdoor public space to comply with applicable Secretary’s Directives, applicable Health Officer Directives, and applicable social distancing guidance published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) and the Maryland Department of Health (“MDH”).

          d. If a political subdivision determines that doing so is necessary and reasonable to save lives or prevent exposure to COVID-19, the political subdivision is hereby authorized to issue orders that are more restrictive than this Order (“Local Orders”):

              i. requiring any businesses, organizations, establishments, or facilities (except schools) to close or modify their operations; and/or

              ii. requiring individuals to remain indoors or to refrain from congregating.

          e. Local Orders may remain in effect for so long as the authority granted by paragraph I.d (as it may be amended from time to time) remains in effect.  The authority granted by paragraph I.d (as it may be amended from time to time) is in addition to, not in derogation of, any authority of a political subdivision under its charter, laws, ordinances, or regulations.

     II. Social Distancing. 

          a. It is strongly recommended that all Marylanders continue following the most current guidance from CDC and MDH regarding social distancing, including, without limitation, avoidance of large gatherings and crowded places. 

          b. The Secretary is hereby authorized to issue Secretary’s Directives requiring individuals to remain indoors or to refrain from congregating, as the Secretary deems necessary to monitor, treat, prevent, reduce the spread of, and suppress COVID-19.

     III. Businesses, Organizations, Establishments, and Facilities That May Be Open.

          a. Religious Facilities.  Subject to applicable Local Orders and Secretary’s Directives, churches, synagogues, mosques, temples, and other similar religious facilities of any faith in Maryland (“Religious Facilities”) may open to the general public, provided, however, that the total number of persons permitted in a Religious Facility at any one time shall not exceed 50% of that Religious Facility’s Maximum Occupancy (defined below). 

          b. Retail Establishments and Malls. 

              i. Subject to applicable Local Orders and Secretary’s Directives:

                   1. retail businesses, organizations, establishments, and facilities in the State of Maryland (“Retail Establishments”) may open to the general public, provided, however, that the total number of persons permitted in a Retail Establishment at any one time shall not exceed 50% of that Retail Establishment’s Maximum Occupancy (defined below); and

                   2. shopping centers in the State of Maryland that have one or more enclosed pedestrian concourses may open to the general public. 

              ii. All Retail Establishments shall, in good faith and to the extent possible:

                   1. where any queue is expected to form, designate with signage, tape, or by other means at least six-foot spacing for persons in line;

                   2. sanitize, or provide customers with a means to sanitize, handles of carts and baskets that are available to customers;

                   3. provide staff and customers with clean restrooms stocked with soap or sanitizer, and allow staff to wash their hands at least once every 30 minutes; and

                   4. post signage at each entrance advising customers about the requirement to wear Face Coverings described in paragraph IV.b.

          c. Manufacturing.  Subject to applicable Local Orders and Secretary’s Directives, all manufacturing businesses and facilities in Maryland may open.

          d. Personal Services. 

              i. Subject to applicable Local Orders, applicable Secretary’s Directives and paragraph III.d.ii below, the following establishments in Maryland (“Personal Services Establishments”) may open to the general public:

                   1. beauty salons;

                   2. barber shops;

                   3. tattoo parlors;

                   4. tanning salons;

                   5. massage parlors; and

                   6. establishments that provide esthetic services or provide nail technician services (as described in Title 5 of the Business Occupations Article of the Maryland Code);

              ii. All Personal Services Establishments shall:

                   1. provide services on an appointment basis only;

                   2. not allow the number of persons in the Personal Services Establishment to exceed 50% of the Personal Services Establishment’s Maximum Occupancy (defined below); and

                   3. after providing services to each customer, clean and disinfect the area in which services were performed in accordance with applicable guidance from the CDC and MDH.

          e. Other Recreational Establishments. 

              i. Subject to applicable Local Orders and Secretary’s Directives, the following establishments in Maryland may open to the general public:

                   1. golf courses and driving ranges;

                   2. outdoor archery and shooting ranges;

                   3. marinas and watercraft rental businesses;

                   4. campgrounds;

                   5. horse boarding and riding facilities;

                   6. drive-in movie theaters;

                   7. outdoor swimming pools;

                   8. outdoor day camps;

                   9. tour boats;

                   10. amusement parks;

                   11. miniature golf establishments;

                   12. go-kart tracks; and

                   13. the outdoor areas of any other establishments that are subject to the admission and amusement tax under Title 4 of the Tax-General Article of the Maryland Code.

              ii. Subject to applicable Local Orders and Secretary’s Directives, the following establishments in Maryland (“Indoor Recreation Establishments”) may open to the general public:

                   1. bingo halls;

                   2. bowling alleys;

                   3. pool halls;

                   4. roller and ice skating rinks;

                   5. social and fraternal clubs (including without limitation, American Legion posts, VFW posts, and Elks Clubs) (“Social Clubs”); and

                   6. the indoor areas of any other establishments that are subject to the admission and amusement tax under Title 4 of the Tax-General Article of the Maryland Code;

              provided, however, that the total number of persons permitted in an Indoor Recreation Establishment at any one time shall not exceed 50% of that Indoor Recreation Establishment’s Maximum Occupancy (defined below).

          f. Foodservice Establishments.

              i. Subject to applicable Local Orders, applicable Secretary’s Directives, and paragraph III.f.ii below, (a) restaurants, bars, nightclubs, banquet and catering halls, and other similar establishments that sell and/or serve food or beverages for consumption on-premises in Maryland, and (b) Social Clubs with dining facilities (collectively, “Foodservice Establishments”) may, to the extent permitted by applicable law:

                   1. serve food and beverages to customers for consumption in outdoor seating areas;

                   2. sell food and beverages that are promptly taken from the premises, i.e., on a carry-out or drive-through basis;

                   3. deliver food and beverages to customers off the premises; and

                   4. serve food and beverages to customers for consumption in indoor seating areas.

              ii. Foodservice Establishments shall:

                   1. not allow the number of persons in the Foodservice Establishment to exceed 50% of the Foodservice Establishment’s Maximum Occupancy (defined below);

                   2. not serve food in a buffet format;

                   3. not serve customers who are not seated;

                   4. clean and disinfect each table between each seating in accordance with CDC and MDH guidelines, using cleaning products that meet the criteria of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for use against COVID-19; and

                   5. not be open to the public between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.; provided, however, that during such hours Foodservice Establishments may continue to (a) sell food and beverages that are promptly taken from the premises (i.e., on a carry-out or drive-through basis), and (b) deliver food and beverages to customers off the premises; and provided further, that this paragraph III.f.ii.5 shall cease to be effective at 12:01 a.m. on February 1, 2021.

              iii. As used in this paragraph III.f:

                   1. the term “indoor seating area” means a portion of a Foodservice Establishment that is an indoor area, as defined in COMAR 10.19.04.02.B(9); and

                   2. the term “outdoor seating area” means a portion of a Foodservice Establishment that is not an indoor seating area.

          g. Fitness Centers.  Subject to applicable Local Orders and Secretary’s Directives, fitness centers, health clubs, health spas, gyms, aquatic centers, and self-defense schools in Maryland (“Fitness Centers”) may open to the general public; provided, however, that the total number of persons permitted in a Fitness Center at any one time shall not exceed 50% of that Fitness Center’s Maximum Occupancy (defined below).

          h. Casinos, Racetracks, and Simulcast Betting Facilities. 

              i. Subject to applicable Local Orders, Secretary’s Directives, and paragraph III.h.iii below, the following establishments (“Gaming Facilities”) may open to the general public:

                   1. MGM National Harbor;

                   2. Live! Casino & Hotel;

                   3. Horseshoe Casino Baltimore;

                   4. Hollywood Casino Perryville;

                   5. Ocean Downs Casino;

                   6. Rocky Gap Casino Resort; and

                   7. all simulcast betting facilities in the State, to the extent not otherwise included in the buildings and premises listed above.

              ii. Subject to applicable Local Orders, Secretary’s Directives, and paragraph III.h.iv below, the following establishments (“Racing Facilities”) may open to the general public:

                   1. Laurel Park;

                   2. Pimlico Race Course;

                   3. Timonium Race Course;

                   4. Fair Hill Races;

                   5. Rosecroft Raceway; and

                   6. Ocean Downs.

              iii. The total number of persons permitted in a Gaming Facility at any one time shall not exceed 50% of that Gaming Facility’s Maximum Occupancy (defined below).

              iv. The total number of persons permitted in a Racing Facility at any one time shall not exceed the lesser of (a) 50% of that Racing Facility’s Maximum Occupancy (defined below), or (b) 250 persons.

          i. Other Businesses.  Except as otherwise closed by this Order or any other Order of the Governor of the State of Maryland, subject to applicable Local Orders and Secretary’s Directives, businesses, organizations, establishments, and facilities that are not part of the critical infrastructure sectors identified by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (currently described at https://www.cisa.gov/identifying-critical-infrastructure-during-covid-19) may open to the general public.

          j. Theaters, Outdoor Entertainment and Sporting Venues.  Subject to applicable Local Orders and Secretary’s Directives:

              i. theatres in Maryland at which live performances occur or motion pictures are shown indoors (“Indoor Theaters”) may open to the general public; provided, however, that the total number of persons permitted in an Indoor Theater at any one time (per individual auditorium or performance stage) shall not exceed the lesser of (i) 50% of that Indoor Theater’s Maximum Occupancy (defined below), or (ii) 100 persons;

              ii. venues in Maryland at which live performances occur or motion pictures are shown outdoors, and at which entry is limited to ticketed customers (“Outdoor Entertainment Venues”), may open to the general public; provided, however, that the total number of persons permitted in an Outdoor Entertainment Venue at any one time shall not exceed the lesser of (A) 50% of that Outdoor Entertainment Venue’s Maximum Occupancy (defined below), or (B) 250 persons; and

              iii. outdoor venues at which sporting events occur (including, without limitation, major league, professional, minor league, semi-professional, amateur, recreational, motor sports, and collegiate sporting events) (“Outdoor Sporting Venues”), may open to the general public, provided, however, that the total number of persons permitted in an Outdoor Sporting Venue at any one time shall not exceed the lesser of (A) 50% of that Outdoor Sporting Venue’s Maximum Occupancy (defined below), or (B) 250 persons.

          k. Maximum Occupancy; Indoor vs. Outdoor. 

              i. With respect to a Religious Facility, Retail Establishment, Foodservice Establishment, Fitness Center, Gaming Facility, Racing Facility, Indoor Recreation Establishment, Personal Services Establishment, Indoor Theater, Outdoor Entertainment Venue, or Outdoor Sporting Venue (a “Facility”), “Maximum Occupancy” means:

                   1. The maximum occupancy load of the Facility under the applicable fire code, as set forth on a certificate issued for the Facility by a local fire code official; or

                   2. If no such certificate has been issued for the Facility by the local fire code official, the maximum occupancy of the Facility pursuant to applicable laws, regulations, and permits.

              ii. As used herein:

                   1. the term “indoor area” has the meaning provided in COMAR 10.19.04.02.B(9); and

                   2. the term “outdoor area” means an area that is not an indoor area.

          l. Operating Requirements.  All businesses, organizations, establishments, and facilities in Maryland shall comply with:

              i. applicable Local Orders;

              ii. applicable Secretary’s Directives;

              iii. applicable social distancing guidance published by CDC and MDH; and

              iv. orders issued by the applicable Local Health Officer pursuant to the Order of the Governor of the State of Maryland Number 20-04-05-02, dated April 5, 2020, entitled “Delegating Authority to Local Officials to Control and Close Unsafe Facilities”, as it may be amended from time to time.

     IV. Face Coverings.

          a. Definitions.  As used herein:

              i. “Face Covering” means a covering that fully covers a person’s nose and mouth and is secured to the person’s head, but is not a Medical-Grade Mask.  The term “Face Covering” includes, without limitation, scarves, bandanas, and plastic full-face shields.

              ii. “Medical-Grade Mask” means an N95, KN95, surgical, or other mask that would be appropriate for a health care setting.

              iii. “Public Transportation” means shared-ride surface transportation services that are open to the general public, including without limitation, taxi services, ride-sharing services, car services, transit services provided by any other unit of the State or any political subdivision, and all related stations and platforms.  Examples of Public Transportation include, but are not limited to MTA bus service, MARC train service, Light Rail train service, MTA Metro subway service, and Mobility and Paratransit services.

          b. Requirement to Wear Face Coverings. 

              i. Except as provided in paragraph IV.c, all persons in Maryland over the age of five (5) years old are required to wear a Face Covering when they are:

                   1. in or on any Public Transportation;

                   2. indoors at any location where members of the public are generally permitted, including without limitation, Religious Facilities, Retail Establishments, Foodservice Establishments, Fitness Centers, Gaming Facilities, the indoor portions of Racing Facilities, Indoor Recreation Establishments, Personal Services Establishments, and Indoor Theaters;

                   3. at any Outdoor Sporting Venue or Outdoor Entertainment Venue;

                   4. outdoors at any location other than an Outdoor Sporting Venue or Outdoor Entertainment Venue, and unable to consistently maintain at least six feet of distance from individuals who are not members of their household;

                   5. obtaining healthcare services, including without limitation, in offices of physicians and dentists, hospitals, pharmacies, and laboratories; and

                   6. engaged in work in any area where:

                        a. interaction with others is likely, including without limitation, in shared areas of commercial offices; or

                        b. food is prepared or packaged.

              ii. Single-use Face Coverings shall be properly discarded in trash receptacles. It is recommended that all reusable Face Coverings be cleaned frequently (at least once per day).

              iii. Wearing a Medical-Grade Mask satisfies any requirement in paragraph IV.b.i to wear a Face Covering, but all Marylanders are urged to reserve Medical-Grade Masks for use by health care workers and first responders.

          c. Exceptions.  Paragraph IV.b.i does not require persons to wear Face Coverings:

              i. if, due to a bona fide disability or medical condition, it would be unsafe for the person to do so;

              ii. to the extent wearing a Face Covering would impede communication by or with persons who have a hearing impairment or other disability, where the ability to see the mouth is essential for communication;

              iii. if wearing a Face Covering would subject the person to an unsafe working condition, as determined by federal, state, or local occupational safety regulators or workplace safety guidelines;

              iv. to the extent wearing a Face Covering would make it impossible to receive services requiring access to the face, mouth, or head, including without limitation, dental care, shaving, and facial treatments;

              v. while consuming food or beverages;

              vi. while swimming or engaging in other physical activities where the use of a Face Covering is likely to pose a bona fide safety risk;

               vii. while operating any Public Transportation conveyance, provided that the person is (1) the sole operator of the conveyance, and (2) located in a separate compartment that is off-limits to riders; or

              viii. to the extent it is necessary to observe the person’s entire face to verify such person’s identity for bona fide security purposes.

     V. Businesses, Organizations, Establishments, and Facilities Required to Close.

          a. Senior Centers.  All senior citizen activities centers (as defined in Section 10-501(i) of the Human Services Article of the Maryland Code) shall remain closed.

          b. Minimal Operations.  Staff and owners may continue to be on-site at any business, organization, establishment, or facility that is required to be closed pursuant to this Order for only the following purposes:

              i. Facilitating remote working (a/k/a/ telework) by other staff;

              ii. Maintaining essential property;

              iii. Preventing loss of, or damage to property, including without limitation, preventing spoilage of perishable inventory;

              iv. Performing essential administrative functions, including without limitation, picking up mail and processing payroll; and

              v. Caring for live animals.

          c. Closure By Other Order.  All businesses, organizations, establishments, and facilities that are required to close pursuant to any other Order of the Governor of the State of Maryland or any other Order of a political subdivision, shall be and remain closed in accordance with such other Order, as the case may be.

     VI. Government Buildings and Facilities with Large Occupancy or Attendance.

          a. State and local government buildings and facilities with an expected occupancy or attendance of more than 10 people shall:

              i. Promptly and conspicuously post in the building or facility a copy of the MDH recommendations for social distancing; and

              ii. Provide all occupants and attendees with the capability to wash their hands.

          b. A copy of this Order shall be made available to all occupants or attendees at any State or local government building and facility with an expected occupancy or attendance of more than 10 people.

     VII. General Provisions.

          a. Each law enforcement officer of the State or a political subdivision shall execute and enforce this Order and any Local Order.

          b. A person who knowingly and willfully violates this Order or any Local Order is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding one year or a fine not exceeding $5,000 or both.

          c. This Order remains effective until after termination of the state of emergency and the proclamation of the catastrophic health emergency has been rescinded, or until rescinded, superseded, amended, or revised by additional orders.

          d. The effect of any statute, rule, or regulation of an agency of the State or a political subdivision inconsistent with this order is hereby suspended to the extent of the inconsistency.

          e. The underlined paragraph headings in this Order are for convenience of reference only and shall not affect the interpretation of this Order.

          f. If any provision of this Order or its application to any person, entity, or circumstance is held invalid by any court of competent jurisdiction, all other provisions or applications of the Order shall remain in effect to the extent possible without the invalid provision or application. To achieve this purpose, the provisions of this Order are severable.

 

ISSUED under my hand this 28th day of January, 2021.

LAWRENCE J. HOGAN, JR.
Governor

 

[21-06-38]

 

ORDER OF THE GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF MARYLAND

NUMBER 21-01-28-02

Facilitating Meetings of Stockholders of Maryland Corporations and Meetings of Shareholders of Maryland Real Estate Investment Trusts by Remote Communication

 

WHEREAS, A state of emergency and catastrophic health emergency was proclaimed on March 5, 2020 and renewed on March 17, April 10, May 6, June 3, July 1, July 31, August 10, September 8, October 6, October 29, November 25, and December 23, 2020, and January 21, 2021, to control and prevent the spread of COVID-19 within the state, and the state of emergency and catastrophic health emergency still exists;

 

WHEREAS, COVID-19, A respiratory disease that spreads easily from person to person and may result in serious illness or death, is a public health catastrophe and has been confirmed throughout Maryland and in many other places around the world;

 

WHEREAS, To reduce the spread of and exposures to COVID-19, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Maryland Department of Health, consistent with the currently known and available scientific evidence and best practices, recommend social distancing;

 

WHEREAS, It is necessary and reasonable to prevent the transmission of the novel coronavirus in the state, and save lives, for individuals to refrain from congregating;

 

WHEREAS, Maryland corporations and/or Maryland real estate investment trusts may have provided notice of annual or special meetings of stockholders or shareholders to be held at a physical location prior to the time when the public health threat of COVID-19 became fully apparent;

 

WHEREAS, Maryland electric cooperatives may be required by law to hold an annual member meeting with a quorum of members present in person; and

 

WHEREAS, To avoid having individuals congregating at meetings of stockholders of Maryland corporations, meetings of shareholders of Maryland real estate investment trusts, and meetings of members of Maryland electric cooperatives, it is necessary and reasonable to allow such meetings to occur using remote communications;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, I, LAWRENCE J. HOGAN, JR., GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF MARYLAND, BY VIRTUE OF THE AUTHORITY VESTED IN ME BY THE CONSTITUTION AND LAWS OF MARYLAND, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO TITLE 14 OF THE PUBLIC SAFETY ARTICLE, AND IN AN EFFORT TO CONTROL AND PREVENT THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 WITHIN THE STATE, DO HEREBY ORDER:

     I. The Order of the Governor of the State of Maryland number 20-04-14-02, dated April 14, 2020, entitled “Facilitating Meetings of Stockholders of Maryland Corporations and Meetings of Shareholders of Maryland Real Estate Investment Trusts By Remote Communication”, is amended and restated in its entirety as set forth herein.

     II. Definitions.  As used herein:

          a. “CA” means the Corporations and Associations Article of the Maryland Code.

          b. “Maryland electric cooperative” means a corporation organized under CA § 5-601, which is subject to the meeting quorum requirements of CA § 5-618.

          c. “Publicly-traded Maryland company” means a corporation incorporated under the Maryland General Corporation Law or a real estate investment trust formed under Title 8 of CA, in each case that is subject to the reporting requirements of Section 13(a) or Section 15(d) of the federal Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.

          d. “Shareholders” means the stockholders or shareholders of a publicly-traded Maryland company.

          e. “Shareholders’ meeting” means an annual or special meeting of shareholders of a publicly-traded Maryland company.

     III. Remote Meetings – Corporations and Real Estate Investment Trusts.  

          a. Notwithstanding any provision of its charter, declaration of trust, or bylaws, a publicly-traded Maryland company may do the following, subject to the conditions in paragraph III.b below:

              i. change a shareholders’ meeting noticed for a physical location to be a meeting conducted solely or in part by remote communication; and/or

              ii. postpone or adjourn a shareholders’ meeting noticed for a physical location or by remote communication to another date or time, whether to be held in person or solely or in part by remote communication.

          b. A publicly-traded Maryland company may change, postpone, or adjourn a shareholders’ meeting pursuant to paragraph III.a above if:

              i. the board of directors or trustees of the publicly-traded Maryland company determines that, as a result of the public health threat caused by COVID-19, it is reasonable, prudent, and advisable to do so; and

              ii. the publicly-traded Maryland company notifies its shareholders of the change, postponement, or adjournment by (a) publicly filing a document with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission; and (b) a press release, which shall be promptly posted on the publicly-traded Maryland company’s website after release.

     IV. Remote Meetings – Maryland Electric Cooperatives

          a. Notwithstanding any provision of its articles of incorporation or bylaws, a Maryland electric cooperative may do the following, subject to the conditions in paragraph IV.b below:

              i. change a members’ meeting noticed for a physical location to be a meeting conducted solely or in part by remote communication; and/or

              ii. postpone or adjourn a members’ meeting noticed for a physical location or by remote communication to another date or time, whether to be held in person or solely or in part by remote communication.

          b. A Maryland electric cooperative may change, postpone, or adjourn a shareholders’ meeting pursuant to paragraph IV.a above if:

              i. the board of directors of the Maryland electric cooperative determines that, as a result of the public health threat caused by COVID-19, it is reasonable, prudent and advisable to do so; and

              ii. the Maryland electric cooperative notifies its members of the change, postponement, or adjournment by a press release, which shall be promptly posted on the Maryland electric cooperative’s website after release.

     V. Suspension of Certain Statutes.  Without limiting the generality of paragraph V.b below:

          a. Sections 2-502.1, 2-503, 2-504 and 2-511 of the Maryland General Corporation Law and CA § 8-202(b)(1)(iv) are suspended, to the extent necessary to give full effect to paragraph III above;

          b. CA §§ 5-616, 5-617, and 5-618 are suspended, to the extent necessary to give full effect to paragraph IV above; and

          c. Section 2-503(b)(2) of the Maryland General Corporation Law is suspended.

     VI. General Provisions.

          a. This Order remains effective until the state of emergency has been terminated and the proclamation of the catastrophic health emergency has been rescinded, or until rescinded, superseded, amended, or revised by additional orders.

          b. The effect of any statute, rule, or regulation of an agency of the State or a political subdivision inconsistent with this order is hereby suspended to the extent of the inconsistency.

          c. The underlined paragraph headings in this Order are for convenience of reference only and shall not affect the interpretation of this Order.

          d. If any provision of this Order or its application to any person, entity, or circumstance is held invalid by any court of competent jurisdiction, all other provisions or applications of the Order shall remain in effect to the extent possible without the invalid provision or application. To achieve this purpose, the provisions of this Order are severable.

 

ISSUED under my hand this 28th day of January, 2021, and effective immediately.

LAWRENCE J. HOGAN, JR.
Governor

 

[21-06-39]

 

PROCLAMATION

Renewal of Declaration of State of Emergency and Existence of Catastrophic Health Emergency — COVID-19

 

WHEREAS, On March 5, 2020, a state of emergency and catastrophic health emergency was, pursuant to the Maryland Constitution and Laws of Maryland, including but not limited to Title 14 of the Public Safety Article, and in an effort to control and prevent the spread of COVID‑19, proclaimed within the entire State of Maryland;

 

WHEREAS, COVID-19 is a highly infectious respiratory disease that spreads easily from person to person, physically contaminates property by attaching to surfaces for prolonged periods of time, and may result in serious illness or death;

 

WHEREAS, COVID-19 is a public health catastrophe and has been confirmed in all Maryland counties;

 

WHEREAS, Rates of COVID-19 infection continue to rise in all 50 states and the risk of further spread back to Maryland remains high;

 

WHEREAS, COVID-19 infection outbreaks continue to occur in Maryland through community transmission and because of travelers returning from out-of-state;

 

WHEREAS, Since the declaration of a state of emergency and existence of a catastrophic health emergency on March 5, 2020, there have been more than 372,000 laboratory‑confirmed positive COVID-19 cases and more than 7,000 related deaths in Maryland, with increases in new confirmed cases daily;

 

WHEREAS, The proclamation declaring the emergencies was renewed on March 17, 2020, April 10, 2020, May 6, 2020, June 3, 2020, July 1, 2020, July 30, 2020, August 10, 2020, September 8, 2020, October 6, 2020, October 29, 2020, November 25, 2020, December 23, 2020, and January 21, 2021;

 

WHEREAS, The spread of COVID-19 in the state continues to pose an immediate threat to all Marylanders of extensive loss of life or serious disability;

 

WHEREAS, The emergency conditions, state of emergency, and catastrophic health emergency continue to exist;

 

WHEREAS, All levels of government in Maryland must deploy resources to protect public health and safety;

 

WHEREAS, Continued emergency response by the State is needed to maintain and further progress through the Maryland Strong: Roadmap for Recovery, including expanding COVID‑19 testing capacity, maintaining adequate patient surge capacity, supplying sufficient personal protective equipment, and executing a robust contact-tracing operation, and preparing for the deployment and administration of potential COVID-19 vaccines; and

 

WHEREAS, To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Maryland Department of Health recommend the use of face coverings in public settings to the extent possible, continued social distancing, and avoiding large gatherings;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, I, LAWRENCE J. HOGAN, JR., GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF MARYLAND, BY VIRTUE OF THE AUTHORITY VESTED IN ME BY THE MARYLAND CONSTITUTION AND THE LAWS OF MARYLAND, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO TITLE 14 OF THE PUBLIC SAFETY ARTICLE, AND IN AN EFFORT TO CONTROL AND PREVENT THE SPREAD OF COVID‑19 WITHIN THE STATE, HEREBY DECLARE THAT A STATE OF EMERGENCY AND CATASTROPHIC HEALTH EMERGENCY CONTINUES TO EXIST WITHIN THE ENTIRE STATE OF MARYLAND, RENEW THE MARCH 5, 2020, PROCLAMATION, AND FURTHER PROVIDE AND ORDER, EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY:

     Health care providers who act in good faith under this catastrophic health emergency proclamation, including orders issued under the proclamation by the Governor and by other State officials acting at the direction of or under delegated authority from the Governor, have the immunity provided by § 14-3A-06 of the Public Safety Article of the Maryland Code.

 

GIVEN Under My Hand and the Great Seal of the State of Maryland in the City of Annapolis, this 19th day of February, 2021.

LAWRENCE J. HOGAN, JR.
Governor

ATTEST:

JOHN C. WOBENSMITH
Secretary of State

 

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The General Assembly

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

 

SYNOPSIS NO. 4

House Bills

HB1353  Del Cox.  Frederick County - Small Business Property Tax Credit - Municipal Corporations.

HB1354  Del Dumais.  Courts – COVID–19 – Statutory Deadlines.

HB1355  Del Griffith.  Primary and Secondary Education – Repeating Previous Grade Level – Authorization (Education Recovery Act of 2021).

HB1356  Del Barve.  Blue Ribbon Solar Land Use Commission.

HB1357  Del Clark.  Calvert County Board of Education - Public Meetings - Public Comment.

HB1358  Del Rogers.  Veterans Affairs – Office of Communications and Public Affairs – Veterans Advocacy and Education Act.

HB1359  Wicomico County Delegation.  Wicomico County – Alcoholic Beverages – Class A Beer, Wine, and Liquor Licenses.

HB1360  Del Holmes.  State Government - Notarial Acts - Fees.

HB1361  Del P. Young.  Procurement - Information Technology - Cloud-Based Virtual Desktop Infrastructure.

HB1362  Chr ECM (Dept).  Clean and Renewable Energy Standard (CARES).

 

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Senate Bills

SB0937  Sen Ellis.  Housing and Community Development – Mortgage, Down Payment, and Settlement Expense Assistance.

SB0938  Sen Peters.  Health Occupations - Service Members, Veterans, and Military Spouses - Temporary Licensure, Certification, and Registration.

SB0939  Charles County Senators.  Charles County - Citizens Complaint Oversight Board.

SB0940  Sen Feldman.  Public Safety - Fire Prevention Codes and Maryland Building Performance Standards - Solar Energy Generating Systems.

SB0941  Sen Reilly.  Primary and Secondary Education – Virtual Schools – Alterations.

SB0942  Sen Peters.  Corporations and Associations - Fees for Processing Articles of Dissolution, Certificates of Cancellation, and Other Documents - Repeal.

SB0943  Sen Guzzone.  University of Maryland Strategic Partnership Act of 2016 - Appropriations and Degree and Credential Programs - Alterations.

SB0944  Sen Simonaire.  Anne Arundel County - Alcoholic Beverages Licenses - Annual Fees.

SB0945  Sen Bailey.  Calvert County Board of Education - Public Meetings - Public Comment.

SB0946  Sen Bailey.  Historic St. Mary's City Fort to 400 Commission.

SB0947  Sen Hershey.  Labor and Employment – General Contractor Liability – Applicability.

SB0948  Sen Klausmeier (Dept).  Veterans Affairs – Office of Communications and Public Affairs – Veterans Advocacy and Education Act.

 

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Chapters

CH0039  SB0496 (Enrolled)  The Pres (Admin), et al.  Recovery for the Economy, Livelihoods, Industries, Entrepreneurs, and Families (RELIEF) Act..

 

[21-06-23]

 

 

The Judiciary

COURT OF APPEALS OF MARYLAND

DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS

This is to certify that by an Order of the Court of Appeals dated January 4, 2021, JONATHAN FREDERICK SEAMON LOVE (CPF # 0102280001), 300 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Suite 900, Washington, DC 20001, has been indefinitely suspended by consent, effective February 19, 2021, from the further practice of law in the State, and his name as an attorney at law has been stricken from the register of attorneys in this Court (Maryland Rule 19-761).

*   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *

This is to certify that by an Order of the Court of Appeals dated February 4, 2021, MICHAEL SCOTT BIRCH (CPF # 7512010033), 24 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Bel Air, Maryland 21014, has been disbarred by consent, effective February 25, 2021, from the further practice of law in the State, and his name as an attorney at law has been stricken from the register of attorneys in this Court (Maryland Rule 19-761).

 

[21-06-22]

 

 

Final Action on Regulations

 

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Title 08
DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

Subtitle 02 FISHERIES SERVICE

08.02.03 Blue Crabs

Authority: Natural Resources Article, §§4-215 and 4-803, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[21-010-F]

On March 2, 2021, the Secretary of Natural Resources adopted amendments to Regulations .03, .07, .10, .13, and .14 under COMAR 08.02.03 Blue Crabs. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 48:2 Md. R. 51—53 (January 15, 2021), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: March 22, 2021.

JEANNIE HADDAWAY-RICCIO
Secretary of Natural Resources

 

Subtitle 02 FISHERIES SERVICE

08.02.19 Nuisance and Prohibited Species

Authority: Natural Resources Article, §4-205.1, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[21-019-F]

On March 2, 2021, the Secretary of Natural Resources adopted amendments to Regulation .04 and the repeal of Regulation .08 under COMAR 08.02.19 Nuisance Species. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 48:2 Md. R. 55 (January 15, 2021), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: March 22, 2021.

JEANNIE HADDAWAY-RICCIO
Secretary of Natural Resources

 

Subtitle 18 BOATING—SPEED LIMITS AND OPERATION OF VESSELS

08.18.01 General

Authority: Natural Resources Article, §§8-703 and 8-704, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[21-017-F]

On March 2, 2021, the Secretary of Natural Resources adopted amendments to Regulation .04 under COMAR 08.18.01 General. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 48:2 Md. R. 56 (January 15, 2021), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: March 22, 2021.

JEANNIE HADDAWAY-RICCIO
Secretary of Natural Resources

 

Title 09
MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Subtitle 22 BOARD OF COSMETOLOGISTS

09.22.01 General Regulations

Authority: Business Occupations and Professions Article, Title 5, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[20-204-F]

On March 1, 2021, the Board of Cosmetologists adopted amendments to Regulation .11 under COMAR 09.22.01 General Regulations. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 47:26 Md. R. 1110 (December 18, 2020), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: March 22, 2021.

RACHEL ALLEN
Chair
Board of Cosmetologists

 

Title 11
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Subtitle 04 STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION

11.04.17 Heavy Weight Port Corridor Permit

Authority: Transportation Article, §§ 2-103(b), 4-204, 4-205(f), 8-204(b)—(d) and (i), 24-109, 24-112, 24-113, and 24.113.3, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[20-199-F]

On February 4, 2021, the Administrator of the State Highway Administration adopted amendments to Regulation .04 under COMAR 11.04.17 Heavy Weight Port Corridor Permit. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 47:25 Md. R. 1077—1078 (December 4, 2020), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: March 22, 2021.

TIM SMITH
Administrator
State Highway Administration

 

Title 13A
STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION

Subtitle 04 SPECIFIC SUBJECTS

13A.04.02 Secondary School Career and Technical Education

Authority: Education Article, §§2-205(h) and 21-201—21-203, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[21-007-F]

On February 23, 2021, the Maryland State Board of Education adopted amendments to Regulations .01—.06 under COMAR 13A.04.02 Secondary School Career and Technical Education. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 48:1 Md. R. 17—18 (January 4, 2021), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: March 22, 2021.

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

 

Subtitle 04 SPECIFIC SUBJECTS

13A.04.10 Program of Instruction in Career Development for College and Career Readiness

Authority: Education Article, §2-205, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[21-008-F-I]

On February 23, 2021, the Maryland State Board of Education adopted amendments to Regulations .01 and .02 under COMAR 13A.04.10 Program of Instruction in Career Development for College and Career Readiness. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 48:1 Md. R. 18—19 (January 4, 2021), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: March 22, 2021.

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

 

Title 14
INDEPENDENT AGENCIES

Subtitle 22 COMMISSION ON CRIMINAL SENTENCING POLICY

14.22.01 General Regulations

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

Notice of Final Action

[21-016-F]

On March 2, 2021, the Maryland State Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy adopted amendments to Regulations .02, .07, and .17 under COMAR 14.22.01 General Regulations. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 48:2 Md. R. 62—63 (January 15, 2021), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: April 1, 2021.

DAVID SOULE
Executive Director

 

Title 16
DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE SERVICES

Subtitle 16 FIELD SERVICES

16.16.01 Probation and Aftercare Services and Procedures

Authority: Human Services Article, §9-204, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[20-202-F]

On February 11, 2021, the Secretary of Juvenile Services adopted amendments to Regulation .03 under COMAR 16.16.01 Probation and Aftercare Services and Procedures. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 47:26 Md. R. 1114 (December 18, 2020), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: March 22, 2021.

SAM J. ABED
Secretary of Juvenile Services

 

Special Documents

 

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

WATER AND SCIENCE ADMINISTRATION

Water Quality Certification 19-WQC-0027

 

A&S Smith Development, Inc.

48 South River Rd South

Edgewater, MD 21037

 

Add’l. Info: Pursuant to COMAR 26.08.02.10F(3)(c), The Maryland Department of the Environment is providing notice of its issuance of a Water Quality Certification 19-WQC-0027.

 

Location: Breezy Point Marina, 5230 Breezy Point Road, Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732, on the Chesapeake Bay. The purpose of the project is to improve navigable access.  To mechanically or hydraulically maintenance dredge the 1100-foot long by 30-foot wide entrance channel to a depth of 5 feet at mean low water; to transport 6960 cubic yards of dredged material to an approved upland disposal site located onsite; and to provide for periodic maintenance dredging for six years.

 

     The WQC and its attachments may be viewed at the following link:

     https://mde.maryland.gov/programs/Water/WetlandsandWaterways/Pages/WQC.aspx

 

     Appeal of Final Decision. This Water Quality Certification is a final agency decision. Any person aggrieved by the Department’s decision to issue this WQC may appeal such decision in accordance with COMAR 26.08.02.10F(4). A request for appeal shall be filed with the Department within 30 days of publication of the final decision and specify in writing the reason why the final decision should be reconsidered. A request for appeal shall be submitted to: Secretary of the Environment, Maryland Department of the Environment, 1800 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21230. Any request for an appeal does not stay the effectiveness of this WQC.

 

Contact: Melissa McCanna at Melissa.mccanna@maryland.gov or 410-537-4053.

 

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WATER AND SCIENCE ADMINISTRATION

Water Quality Certification 19-WQC-0028

 

Baltimore City Department of Transportation

417 E Fayette St

Baltimore, MD 21202

 

Add’l. Info: Pursuant to COMAR 26.08.02.10F(3)(c), The Maryland Department of the Environment is providing notice of its issuance of a Water Quality Certification 19-WQC-0028

 

Location: Patapsco River, between Lancaster Street and Federal Hill to the North and between Harbor Point and Pierside Dr to the South. In Baltimore, MD

 

     The purpose of the project is to improve navigable access to Inner Harbor. This dredging will accommodate the tall ships that are expected to enter the Inner Harbor during Fleet Week and contribute to improvements in water quality. Mechanically maintenance dredge an approximately 900-foot long by 250-foot wide channel to a depth of 26 feet below mean low water and to transport and deposit approximately 27,730 cubic yards of dredged material to Masonville or Cox Creek DMCF. 

 

     The WQC and its attachments may be viewed at the following link:      https://mde.maryland.gov/programs/Water/WetlandsandWaterways/Pages/WQC.aspx 

 

     Appeal of Final Decision. This Water Quality Certification is a final agency decision. Any person aggrieved by the Department’s decision to issue this WQC may appeal such decision in accordance with COMAR 26.08.02.10F(4). A request for appeal shall be filed with the Department within 30 days of publication of the final decision, and specify in writing the reason why the final decision should be reconsidered. A request for appeal shall be submitted to: Secretary of the Environment, Maryland Department of the Environment, 1800 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21230. Any request for an appeal does not stay the effectiveness of this WQC.

 

Contact: Matt Wallach at matthew.wallach@maryland.gov or at 410-537-3527

 

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WATER AND SCIENCE ADMINISTRATION

Water Quality Certification 19-WQC-0029

 

Tradepoint Atlantic (TPA)

1600 Sparrows Point BLVD

Sparrows Piont, MD 21219

 

Add’l. Info: Pursuant to COMAR 26.08.02.10F(3)(c), The Maryland Department of the Environment is providing notice of its issuance of a Water Quality Certification 19-WQC-0029

 

Location: The project is located on the Patapsco River, Sparrows Point Terminal, 1600 Sparrows Point Boulevard, Baltimore County MD.

 

     The purpose of the project is to improve navigable access to the Sparrows Point Terminal and contribute to improvements in water quality.  Reauthorize an existing Wetland License for mechanical dredging to restore operational depths of existing ship berthing and access channel areas connecting to the Patapsco River.  Obtain up to 100 offshore sediment borings within the approach channels, turning basin, berthing area and adjacent areas for geotechnical investigation and material analysis. Mechanically Maintenance dredge a 4,210-foot long by 800-foot wide (53.6 acres) access channel and berthing area to a depth of 47 feet below mean low water. Maintenance dredge 4,465-foot long by 250 to 300-foot wide (29.6 acres) approach channel to a depth of 42 feet below mean low water. Maintenance dredge a 1,975-foot long by 2,550-foot wide (48.1 acres) turning basin and berthing area to a depth of 42 feet below mean low water. Transport via barge approximately 800,000 total cubic yards of dredged material to the Masonville or Cox Creek Dredged Material Containment Facility.  Provide periodic maintenance dredging over a six year period.

 

     The WQC and its attachments may be viewed at the following link:

     https://mde.maryland.gov/programs/Water/WetlandsandWaterways/Pages/WQC.aspx 

 

     Appeal of Final Decision. This Water Quality Certification is a final agency decision. Any person aggrieved by the Department’s decision to issue this WQC may appeal such decision in accordance with COMAR 26.08.02.10F(4). A request for appeal shall be filed with the Department within 30 days of publication of the final decision, and specify in writing the reason why the final decision should be reconsidered. A request for appeal shall be submitted to: Secretary of the Environment, Maryland Department of the Environment, 1800 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21230. Any request for an appeal does not stay the effectiveness of this WQC.

 

Contact: Matt Wallach at matthew.wallach@maryland.gov or at 410-537-3527

 

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WATER AND SCIENCE ADMINISTRATION

Water Quality Certification 20-WQC-0028

 

Virginia McHugh, c/o Stephen Peterson

1635-2 Woodside Dr.

Woodbridge, VA 22191

 

Add’l. Info: Pursuant to COMAR 26.08.02.10F(3)(c), The Maryland Department of the Environment is providing notice of its issuance of a Water Quality Certification 20-WQC-0028.

 

Location: 10950 Dreamland Pl, Newburg, MD, 20664 in Charles County.

 

     The purpose of the project is to provide shoreline stabilization and enhance a tidal marsh to create and enhance aquatic habitat and contribute to improvements in water quality. Construct fourteen low profile stone, sand containment structures extending a maximum of 25 feet channelward of the mean high water line; and fill and grade with 450 cubic yards of sand along 450 feet of eroding shoreline and plant with marsh vegetation.

 

     The WQC and its attachments may be viewed at the following link:

     https://mde.maryland.gov/programs/Water/WetlandsandWaterways/Pages/WQC.aspx

 

     Appeal of Final Decision. This Water Quality Certification is a final agency decision. Any person aggrieved by the Department’s decision to issue this WQC may appeal such decision in accordance with COMAR 26.08.02.10F(4). A request for appeal shall be filed with the Department within 30 days of publication of the final decision, and specify in writing the reason why the final decision should be reconsidered. A request for appeal shall be submitted to: Secretary of the Environment, Maryland Department of the Environment, 1800 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21230. Any request for an appeal does not stay the effectiveness of this WQC.

 

Contact: Justin Bereznak at justin.bereznak@maryland.gov or 410-537-3782.

 

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WATER AND SCIENCE ADMINISTRATION

Water Quality Certification 20-WQC-0031

 

Shipwright LLC,

c/o Jed Dickman 

P.O. Box 40 

Tracey’s Landing, MD 20779

 

Add’l. Info: Pursuant to COMAR 26.08.02.10F(3)(c), The Maryland Department of the Environment is providing notice of its issuance of a Water Quality Certification 20-WQC-0031.

 

Location: Shipwright Marina, 6047 Herring Bay Road, Deale, MD 20751, on Rockhold Creek. The purpose of the project is to improve navigable access and to provide shoreline erosion control.  To mechanically or hydraulically maintenance dredge the 1800-foot long by 200-foot wide marina to a depth of 7 feet at mean low water; to transport 49,000 cubic yards of dredged material to an approved upland disposal site located at Herrington Harbor North at 389 Deale Road, Tracey’s Landing, Maryland 20779; and to provide for periodic maintenance dredging for six years.  The marina also proposes to emplace 376 feet of revetment a maximum of 6 feet channelward.

 

     The WQC and its attachments may be viewed at the following link:

  https://mde.maryland.gov/programs/Water/WetlandsandWaterways/Pages/WQC.aspx

 

     Appeal of Final Decision. This Water Quality Certification is a final agency decision. Any person aggrieved by the Department’s decision to issue this WQC may appeal such decision in accordance with COMAR 26.08.02.10F(4). A request for appeal shall be filed with the Department within 30 days of publication of the final decision and specify in writing the reason why the final decision should be reconsidered. A request for appeal shall be submitted to: Secretary of the Environment, Maryland Department of the Environment, 1800 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21230. Any request for an appeal does not stay the effectiveness of this WQC.

 

Contact: Melissa McCanna at Melissa.mccanna@maryland.gov or 410-537-4053.

 

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WATER AND SCIENCE ADMINISTRATION

Water Quality Certification 20-WQC-0032

 

Franklin Manor Citizens Association

c/o Robert Moynihan 

P.O. Box 70 

Churchton, MD 20733

 

Add’l. Info: Pursuant to COMAR 26.08.02.10F(3)(c), The Maryland Department of the Environment is providing notice of its issuance of a Water Quality Certification 20-WQC-0032.

 

Location: Franklin Manor Citizens Association community shoreline within tidal waters in the Chesapeake Bay. The purpose of the project is to provide shoreline erosion control.  To increase length, width and height of existing shoreline erosion controls at two breakwaters.  The two sand containment breakwaters will be combined to form a single 369-foot long by 28-foot wide sand containment breakwater that is 3.5-feet above Mean High Water; and to fill, grade, and plant 1.28 acres of high and low marsh vegetation along 460 feet of eroding shoreline with 4281 cubic yards of sand within a maximum of 213 feet channelward of the mean high water line.

 

The WQC and its attachments may be viewed at the following link:

     https://mde.maryland.gov/programs/Water/WetlandsandWaterways/Pages/WQC.aspx

 

     Appeal of Final Decision. This Water Quality Certification is a final agency decision. Any person aggrieved by the Department’s decision to issue this WQC may appeal such decision in accordance with COMAR 26.08.02.10F(4). A request for appeal shall be filed with the Department within 30 days of publication of the final decision and specify in writing the reason why the final decision should be reconsidered. A request for appeal shall be submitted to: Secretary of the Environment, Maryland Department of the Environment, 1800 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21230. Any request for an appeal does not stay the effectiveness of this WQC. 

 

Contact: Melissa McCanna at Melissa.mccanna@maryland.gov or 410-537-4053.

 

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WATER AND SCIENCE ADMINISTRATION

Water Quality Certification 20-WQC-0034

 

Herrington Partnership, LLP,

 c/o Jed Dickman 

P.O. Box 40 

Tracey’s Landing, MD 20779

 

Add’l. Info: Pursuant to COMAR 26.08.02.10F(3)(c), The Maryland Department of the Environment is providing notice of its issuance of a Water Quality Certification 20-WQC-0034.

 

Location: 389 Deale Road, Tracys Landing, Maryland 20779 within the tidal waters of the Tracys Creek.

 

     The purpose of the project is to expand marina services within the existing Marina Basin, and to protect shorelines from erosion.  To hydraulically maintenance dredge 26.8 acres of marina to a depth of 7 feet below mean low water; to deposit approximately 10,000 cubic yards of dredged material at an approved upland disposal site on the applicant’s property; and to provide for periodic maintenance dredging for six years.  To construct a new 150-foot long by 8-foot wide timber pier called Dock S, extending a maximum of 150 feet channelward of the mean high water line; to reconfigure Docks P, O, N, H, G and F; to make minor changes to Docks B and C; to create a 50-foot long by 17-foot wide travel well;  to expand three existing travel lift wells a) From 50 feet long by 18 feet wide  to 71 feet long by 21 feet wide b) From 62 feet long by 20 feet wide to 85 feet long by 26 feet wide and c) From 40 feet long by 16 feet wide to 65 feet long by 21 feet wide;  to construct and backfill 900 linear feet of replacement timber bulkhead within a maximum of 18 inches channelward of a deteriorated bulkhead;  to emplace 500 feet of riprap revetment within a maximum of 4 feet channelward of the mean high water line; to emplace 250 feet of riprap revetment within a maximum of 4 feet channelward of the mean high water line; to emplace 288 feet of riprap revetment within a maximum of 4 feet channelward of the mean high water line; to emplace 288 feet of low profile sill within a maximum of 25 feet channelward of the mean high water line and to fill, grade, and plant marsh vegetation along 288 feet of eroding shoreline with 275 cubic yards of sand.

 

     The WQC and its attachments may be viewed at the following link:

  https://mde.maryland.gov/programs/Water/WetlandsandWaterways/Pages/WQC.aspx  

 

     Appeal of Final Decision. This Water Quality Certification is a final agency decision. Any person aggrieved by the Department’s decision to issue this WQC may appeal such decision in accordance with COMAR 26.08.02.10F(4). A request for appeal shall be filed with the Department within 30 days of publication of the final decision and specify in writing the reason why the final decision should be reconsidered. A request for appeal shall be submitted to: Secretary of the Environment, Maryland Department of the Environment, 1800 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21230. Any request for an appeal does not stay the effectiveness of this WQC. 

 

Contact: Melissa McCanna at Melissa.mccanna@maryland.gov or 410-537-4053.

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WATER AND SCIENCE ADMINISTRATION

Water Quality Certification 20-WQC-0038

 

Sophia Zdravkovich

500 Palisades Blvd,

Crownsville, MD 21032

 

Add’l. Info: Pursuant to COMAR 26.08.02.10F(3)(c), The Maryland Department of the Environment is providing notice of its issuance of a Water Quality Certification 20-WQC-0038.

 

Location:  500 Palisades Blvd, Crownsville, Anne Arundel County, MD 21032

 

     The purpose of the project is to control shoreline erosion, improve navigable access, and contribute to improvements in water quality. 

1. Remove two existing mooring piles, and install three mooring piles extending a maximum of 115 feet channelward of the mean high water line;

2. Remove an unauthorized low profile stone sill;

3. Excavate approximately 1,000 square feet of Phragmites and dispose of excavated material at an approved upland disposal site located at the Westport Reclamation Services at 4944 Sands Road, Lothian, MD; and

4. Construct a 90-linear foot low profile stone, sand containment sill; and fill and grade with 95 cubic yards of sand along 90 feet of eroding shoreline and plant with approximately 1,450 square feet of marsh vegetation.

 

The WQC and its attachments may be viewed at the following link:

     https://mde.maryland.gov/programs/Water/WetlandsandWaterways/Pages/WQC.aspx

 

     Appeal of Final Decision. This Water Quality Certification is a final agency decision. Any person aggrieved by the Department’s decision to issue this WQC may appeal such decision in accordance with COMAR 26.08.02.10F(4). A request for appeal shall be filed with the Department within 30 days of publication of the final decision, and specify in writing the reason why the final decision should be reconsidered. A request for appeal shall be submitted to: Secretary of the Environment, Maryland Department of the Environment, 1800 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21230. Any request for an appeal does not stay the effectiveness of this WQC.

 

Contact: Heather Hepburn at heather.hepburn1@maryland.gov or 410-537-3789

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WATER AND SCIENCE ADMINISTRATION

Water Quality Certification 20-WQC-0040

 

Cape St Claire Improvement Association

1223 River Bay Rd

Annapolis, MD 21401

 

Add’l. Info: Pursuant to COMAR 26.08.02.10F(3)(c), The Maryland Department of the Environment is providing notice of its issuance of a Water Quality Certification 20-WQC-0040

 

Location: Cape St. Claire Improvement Association property on River Bay Road directly Northwest of where the Little Magothy River meets the Magothy River.

 

     The purpose of the project tis to protect the shoreline from erosion, provide resiliency for storm surges and climate change, and contribute to improvements in water quality. Construct a 140-foot long by 40-foot wide headland breakwater within a maximum of 210 feet channelward of the mean high water line; Construct a 50-foot long by 24-foot wide groin within a maximum of 50 feet channelward of the mean high water line.

 

     The WQC and its attachments may be viewed at the following link:

     https://mde.maryland.gov/programs/Water/WetlandsandWaterways/Pages/WQC.aspx 

 

     Appeal of Final Decision. This Water Quality Certification is a final agency decision. Any person aggrieved by the Department’s decision to issue this WQC may appeal such decision in accordance with COMAR 26.08.02.10F(4). A request for appeal shall be filed with the Department within 30 days of publication of the final decision, and specify in writing the reason why the final decision should be reconsidered. A request for appeal shall be submitted to: Secretary of the Environment, Maryland Department of the Environment, 1800 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21230. Any request for an appeal does not stay the effectiveness of this WQC.

 

Contact: Matt Wallach at matthew.wallach@maryland.gov or at 410-537-3527

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WATER AND SCIENCE ADMINISTRATION

Water Quality Certification 20-WQC-0043

 

Town of Queenstown

C/o Amy Moore

P.O. Box 4 

Queenstown, Maryland 21658

 

Add’l. Info: Pursuant to COMAR 26.08.02.10F(3)(c), The Maryland Department of the Environment is providing notice of its issuance of a Water Quality Certification 20-WQC-0043.

 

Location: The project is in the Queenstown Creek near First and Second Streets in Queenstown, Queen Anne’s County, Maryland.

 

     The purpose of this project is to improve navigable access.

          1. Perform maintenance dredging of two areas of the Queenstown Wharf by mechanical method as shown on plans dated May 20, 2020 and described below:

              a. Dredge a 1,650 square foot area at the end of First Street to 5.5 feet at mean low water and remove 95 cubic yards of material;

              b. Dredge a 13,896 square foot area at the end of Second Street to 5.5 feet at mean low water and a 1,325 square foot area to 3.5 feet at mean low water and remove 567 cubic yards of material;

              c. Transport the dredged material to the R.B. Baker & Sons Dredge Disposal Site located at 501 4H Park Road, Queenstown, Maryland; and

              d. Provide for periodic maintenance dredging for six years.

 

     The WQC and its attachments may be viewed at the following link:

     https://mde.maryland.gov/programs/Water/WetlandsandWaterways/Pages/WQC.aspx

 

     Appeal of Final Decision. This Water Quality Certification is a final agency decision. Any person aggrieved by the Department’s decision to issue this WQC may appeal such decision in accordance with COMAR 26.08.02.10F(4). A request for appeal shall be filed with the Department within 30 days of publication of the final decision, and specify in writing the reason why the final decision should be reconsidered. A request for appeal shall be submitted to: Secretary of the Environment, Maryland Department of the Environment, 1800 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21230. Any request for an appeal does not stay the effectiveness of this WQC.

 

Contact: Mary Phipps-Dickerson at Mary.Phipps-Dickerson@maryland.gov or (410) 901-4033

 

[21-06-37]

 

DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

FISHING AND BOATING SERVICES — PUBLIC NOTICE

2020 — 2021 Commercial Yellow Perch - Closure of Chester River — Effective 2/21/2021

 

WHAT THIS NOTICE DOES

The Secretary of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources announces the closure of the 2020-2021 commercial yellow perch fishery on the Chester River, effective 12:01 a.m. Sunday, February 21, 2021.

 

The Upper Bay and Patuxent River yellow perch fisheries will remain open through March 31, 2021. If the harvest target for either area is projected to be met prior to March 31, 2021, that area will be closed by public notice.

 

WHY THIS IS NECESSARY

This action is necessary because the Department is projecting that the annual commercial harvest target on the Chester River will be met.

 

WHOM THIS NOTICE AFFECTS

This applies to all commercially licensed and permitted individuals who harvest yellow perch on the Chester River.

 

AUTHORITY

Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) 08.02.21.04

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Fishing and Boating Services at 410-260-8293

JEANNIE HADDAWAY-RICCIO
Secretary of Natural Resources

 

[21-06-18]

 

FISHING AND BOATING SERVICES — PUBLIC NOTICE

2021 Atlantic Ocean Commercial Striped Bass Transfer Rules — Effective 2/22/2021

 

WHAT THIS NOTICE DOES

The Secretary of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources announces the following rules for the Atlantic Ocean commercial striped bass temporary and permanent transfer processes for the 2021 quota year:

·       A Striped Bass Atlantic Ocean Fishery permit or allocation may be temporarily transferred during the quota year from January 1, 2021 through December 20, 2021.

o    The minimum allocation increment for an allocation transfer is 540 pounds, or the entire remaining allocation if the transferor has less than 540 pounds.

o    For each increment of 540 pounds transferred, the transferor must return 50 tags to the Department.  If the transfer is less than 540 pounds, all remaining tags assigned to the transferor must be transferred to the transferee.

o    For each increment of 540 pounds received, the transferee will be issued 50 new tags by the Department.

·     A Striped Bass Atlantic Ocean Fishery permit or share may be permanently transferred during the quota year from January 1, 2021 through October 16, 2021.

o    The minimum share increment for a share transfer is 540 pounds, or the entire remaining share if the transferor has less than 540 pounds.

o    For each increment of 540 pounds transferred, the transferor must return 50 tags to the Department.  If the transfer is less than 540 pounds, all remaining tags assigned to the transferor must be transferred to the transferee.

o    For each increment of 540 pounds received, the transferee will be issued 50 new tags by the Department.

 

WHY THIS IS NECESSARY

This action is necessary to ensure Maryland’s compliance with the Atlantic State Marine Fisheries Commission Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic Striped Bass.

 

WHOM THIS NOTICE AFFECTS

This applies to all individuals who are permitted to participate in the commercial striped bass fishery in the Atlantic Ocean.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE AND TIME

This notice is effective at 12:01 a.m. February 22, 2021.

 

AUTHORITY

Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) 08.02.15.04H

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Fishing and Boating Services at 410-260-8293

JEANNIE HADDAWAY-RICCIO
Secretary of Natural Resources

 

[21-06-19]

 

FISHING AND BOATING SERVICES — PUBLIC NOTICE

2021 Chesapeake Bay Commercial Striped Bass Permanent Permit Transfers and Transfers of Shares — Effective 2/22/2021

 

WHAT THIS NOTICE DOES

The Secretary of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources announces the rules for the permanent transfer of permits or shares associated with permits registered in a Chesapeake Bay commercial striped bass fishery for the 2021 quota year.

 

Permits Registered in the Chesapeake Bay Common Pool Fishery

·       A permit registered in the striped bass common pool fishery may be permanently transferred during the quota year from January 1, 2021 through November 20, 2021.

o  All remaining tags assigned to the permit must be transferred by the transferor to the transferee.

 

Permits Registered in the Chesapeake Bay Individual Transferrable Quota Fishery

·       A permit registered in the striped bass individual transferrable quota fishery may be permanently transferred during the quota year from January 1, 2021 through October 16, 2021.

·       A share of the Chesapeake Bay commercial striped bass fishery associated with a permit registered in the striped bass individual transferrable quota fishery may be permanently transferred during the quota year from January 1, 2021 through October 16, 2021.

o   The minimum share transfer for a permanent transfer is the equivalent of 350 pounds, or the entirety of the transferor’s share if the transferor has less than the equivalent of 350 pounds.

 

WHY THIS IS NECESSARY

This action is necessary to ensure Maryland’s compliance with the Atlantic State Marine Fisheries Commission Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic Striped Bass.

 

WHOM THIS NOTICE AFFECTS

This applies to all individuals who are permitted to participate in the commercial striped bass fishery in the Chesapeake Bay.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE AND TIME

This notice is effective at 12:01 a.m. February 22, 2021.

 

AUTHORITY

Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) 08.02.15.04H

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Fishing and Boating Services at 410-260-8293

JEANNIE HADDAWAY-RICCIO
Secretary of Natural Resources

 

[21-06-20]

 

FISHING AND BOATING SERVICES — PUBLIC NOTICE

2021 Chesapeake Bay Commercial Striped Bass Temporary Permit Transfers and Transfers of Allocation — Effective 2/22/2021

 

WHAT THIS NOTICE DOES

The Secretary of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources announces the rules for the temporary transfer of permits or transfers of allocation associated with permits registered in a Chesapeake Bay commercial striped bass fishery for the 2021 quota year.

 

Permits Registered in the Chesapeake Bay Common Pool Fishery

·       A permit registered in the striped bass common pool fishery may be temporarily transferred during the quota year from January 1, 2021 through November 20, 2021.

o  All remaining tags assigned to the permit must be transferred by the transferor to the transferee.

 

Permits Registered in the Chesapeake Bay Individual Transferrable Quota Fishery

·       A permit registered in the striped bass individual transferrable quota fishery may be temporarily transferred during the quota year from January 1, 2021 through December 18, 2021.

·       Allocation associated with a permit registered in the striped bass individual transferrable quota fishery that is not being transferred as part of a permanent share transfer may be transferred during the quota year from January 1, 2021 through December 18, 2021.

o  The minimum allocation increment is 1,000 pounds, or the entire remaining allocation if the transferor has less than 1,000 pounds.

o  For each 1,000 pound increment transferred, three bags of 100 unopened, unbroken tags must be transferred. If the transfer is less than 1,000 pounds, all remaining tags assigned to the transferor must be transferred to the transferee.

·       Allocation associated with a permit registered in the striped bass individual transferrable quota fishery that is being transferred as part of a permanent share transfer may be transferred during the quota year from January 1, 2021 through December 18, 2021.

o  The minimum allocation transfer is 350 pounds, or the entire remaining allocation if the transferor has less than 350 pounds.

 

WHY THIS IS NECESSARY

This action is necessary to ensure Maryland’s compliance with the Atlantic State Marine Fisheries Commission Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic Striped Bass.

 

WHOM THIS NOTICE AFFECTS

This applies to all individuals who are permitted to participate in the commercial striped bass fishery in the Chesapeake Bay.

EFFECTIVE DATE AND TIME

This notice is effective at 12:01 a.m. February 22, 2021.

 

AUTHORITY

Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) 08.02.15.04H

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Fishing and Boating Services at 410-260-8293

 

JEANNIE HADDAWAY-RICCIO
Secretary of Natural Resources

 

[21-06-21]

 

 

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.

 

MARYLAND CORRECTIONAL ENTERPRISES

Subject: Public Meeting

Dates and Times: April 20, 2021, 11 a.m. — 12 p.m.; Additional Dates: July 20, and October 19, 2021

Place: Via conference call

Add’l. Info: These meeting dates are for the MCE Customer Council. All meeting notices are posted on mce.md.gov.

Contact: Ashley Lohr (410) 540-5405

[21-06-17]

 

MARYLAND CORRECTIONAL ENTERPRISES

Subject: Public Meeting

Dates and Times: June 8, 2021, 11 a.m. — 1 p.m.; Additional Dates: September 14, and December 14, 2021

Place: Via conference call

Add’l. Info: These meeting dates are for the MCE Management Council. All meeting notices are posted on mce.md.gov.

Contact: Ashley Lohr (410) 540-5405

[21-06-16]

 

GOVERNOR’S GRANTS OFFICE/MARYLAND EFFICIENT GRANT APPLICATION (MEGA) COUNCIL

Subject: Public Meeting

Dates and Times: April 8, 2021, 9:30 — 11 a.m.; Tentative Additional Dates: July 8 and October 7, 2021.

Place: Via Google Meets — please see details below.

Add’l. Info: Meeting Information:

Meeting ID: meet.google.com/hvp-znfp-hhq

Phone Number: ‪+1 781-514-9474

PIN: 154 940 488#

Contact: Jennifer Colton (410) 697-9648

[21-06-24]

 

ADVISORY COUNCIL TO THE MARYLAND EARLY HEARING DETECTION AND INTERVENTION PROGRAM

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: April 15, 2021, 12:30 — 2:30 p.m.

Place: Via Google Meet — please see details below.

Add’l. Info: This will be a virtual meeting. ASL interpreters will be available for this meeting.

Join with Google Meet: meet.google.com/uqq-efmh-hfn

Join by Phone:  +1 847-957-1867 (PIN: 333 926 970)

Contact: Tanya D. Green (410) 767-6432

[21-06-08]

 

HISTORIC ST. MARY’S CITY COMMISSION

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: March 20, 2021, 10 — 11:30 a.m.

Place: Via Google Meet — please see details below.

Add’l. Info: Virtual meeting information:

     Link: http://meet.google.com/rav-jjud-mbq

     Phone: 1-617-675-4444

     PIN: 742 276 725 0636#

Contact: Porzia Purves (240) 895-4960

[21-06-09]

 

DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: March 17, 2021, 1 — 3 p.m.

Place: Virtual Meeting at https://youtu.be/d9vaUfK5P84&#8203

Contact: Cindy Cole (410) 697-9639

[21-06-14]

 

MARYLAND INSURANCE ADMINISTRATION

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: May 4, 2021, 1:30 — 3:30 p.m.

Place: ZoomGov Meeting — please see details below.

Add’l. Info: In preparation for the 2021 hurricane season, Maryland Insurance Commissioner Kathleen A. Birrane will hold a virtual meeting on Tuesday, May 4, 2021, at 1:30 p.m.

Join the ZoomGov Meeting at:

https://www.zoomgov.com/j/1603922168

Meeting ID: 160 392 2168

Dial by your location:

+1 669 254 5252 US (San Jose)

+1 646 828 7666 US (New York)

+1 551 285 1373 US (New Jersey)

+1 669 216 1590 US (San Jose)

     833 568 8864 US (Toll-free)

Meeting ID: 160 392 2168

Find your local number: https://www.zoomgov.com/u/adlEUPG0qJ

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

Contact: Joy Hatchette (410) 468-2029

[21-06-06]

 

MARYLAND STATE LOTTERY AND GAMING CONTROL COMMISSION

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: March 25, 2021, 10 a.m. — 12 p.m.

Place: Via livestream — please see details below.

Add’l. Info: Due to COVID restrictions the meeting will be conducted via audio conference on the agency’s website at https://www.mdgaming.com/commission-meeting-2-25-2021/ and will be available at 10 a.m. on February 25, 2021.

Contact: Kathy Lingo (410) 230-8790

[21-06-10]

 

MARYLAND HEALTH CARE COMMISSION

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: March 18, 2021, 1 — 4 p.m.

Place: Via teleconference — please see details below.

Add’l. Info: All public meetings will be held via teleconference until further notice. Visit www.mhcc.maryland.gov for meeting registration information.

Contact: Valerie Wooding (410) 764-3570

[21-06-15]

 

BOARD OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY PRACTICE

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: March 19, 2021, 9 a.m. — 12 p.m.

Place: Via Google Meet — please see details below.

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.

Contact: Lauren Murray (410) 402-8556

[21-06-02]

 

RACING COMMISSION

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: March 25, 2021, 12:30 — 1 p.m.

Place: Laurel Park, Laurel, MD

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

[21-06-03]

 

MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION/OFFICE OF MINORITY BUSINESS ENTERPRISE

Subject: Public Meeting

Dates and Times: March 31, 2021, 8:30 a.m. — 5 p.m.; Additional Dates: March 31, April 14, and April 28, 2021

Place: Virtual meeting — please see details below.

Add’l. Info: Meetings are being held virtually until further notice. Please check the website for additional information. https://mdot.maryland.gov.

Contact: Sabrina Bass (410) 865-1240

[21-06-27]

 

BOARD OF WATERWORKS AND WASTE SYSTEMS OPERATORS

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: March 18, 2021, 10 a.m. — 1 p.m.

Place: Via Google Hangouts — please see details below.

Place: Via Google Hangouts — Please see details below.

Add’l. Info: A portion of this meeting may be held in closed session. Access link on agenda posted to the Board’s website, mde.maryland.gov/programs/permits/environmentalboards/pages/bww_meetings.aspx.

Contact: Dee Settar (443) 677-9070

[21-06-04]

BOARD OF WELL DRILLERS

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: March 24, 2021, 9 a.m. — 1 p.m.

Place: Via Google Hangouts — Please see details below.

Add’l. Info: A portion of this meeting may be held in closed session. Access link on agenda posted to Board’s website, mde.maryland.gov/programs/permits/environmentalboards/pages/meetings_of_theboard_ofwelldrillers.aspx.

Contact: Duane Johnson (410) 537-4466

[21-06-05]

 

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION COMMISSION

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: March 25, 2021, 9:30 — 11 a.m.

Place: 10 E. Baltimore St., Baltimore, MD

Add’l. Info: Portions of this meeting may be held in closed session.

Contact: Amy S. Lackington (410) 864-5300

[21-06-01]