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09.15.01.00.htm 09.15.01.00. Title 09 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING, AND REGULATION Subtitle 15 STATE BOARD OF HEATING, VENTILATION, AIR-CONDITIONING, AND REFRIGERATION CONTRACTORS Chapter 01 Fees Authority: Business Regulation Article, §2-106.9, 2-106.10, 9A-205, 9A-207, and 9A-304(f) Annotated Code of Maryland
09.15.01.01.htm 09.15.01.01. 01 Purpose.. This chapter is intended to carry out the provisions of Business Regulation Article, §2-106.9 and 2-106.10 and Title 9A, Annotated Code of Maryland. In particular, it is intended to set various fees in order to cover the actual documented direct and indirect costs of fulfilling the statutory and regulatory duties of the State Board of Master Electricians, the State Board of Stationary Engineers, the State Board of Plumbing, and the State Board of
09.15.01.02.htm 09.15.01.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) “Board” means the State Board of Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Contractors.2) “License fee” means the fee paid by an applicant or licensee, as applicable, in connection with the issuance and renewal of a license and the issuance of a limited license and a reciprocal license.3) “Mechanical boards” means collectively the:.
09.15.01.03.htm 09.15.01.03. 03 Fees and Costs.. A. The Secretary and the mechanical boards have agreed to average their direct and indirect costs, based on the calculation of costs performed by the Secretary in consultation with the mechanical boards. Based on these calculations, the Board sets the following fees:1) Original and renewal license:. a) Master ― $75;. b) Master Restricted ― $25 for each area licensed;. c) Limited ― $75;. d) Journeyman ― $20;.
09.15.01.9999.htm 09.15.01.9999. Administrative History Effective date:. Regulation .01 adopted as an emergency provision effective December 8, 1993 (20:66 Md. R. 2023) emergency status expired June 8, 1994Regulation .01 adopted effective November 7, 1994 (21:22 Md. R. 1875). Regulation .01 amended as an emergency provision effective July 25, 1997 (24:17 Md. R. 1208) amended permanently effective January 12, 1998 (25:1 Md. R. 15)Regulation .01A amended as an emergency provision effective December 16, 20
09.15.02.00.htm 09.15.02.00. Title 09 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING, AND REGULATION Subtitle 15 STATE BOARD OF HEATING, VENTILATION, AIR-CONDITIONING, AND REFRIGERATION CONTRACTORS Chapter 02 General Regulations Authority: Business Regulation Article, §9A-205(a)1) 9A-310(a)1)xii) and 9A-401(c) Annotated Code of Maryland
09.15.02.01.htm 09.15.02.01. 01 Qualification of Inspectors.. A. Heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration inspectors hired by the State, a county, or other local subdivision, shall meet minimum standards that are established by the State Board.B. The minimum standards established by the State Board are as follows:. 1) The heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration inspector shall be licensed as a Maryland master, master restricted, or journeyman heating, ventilation, air c
09.15.02.02.htm 09.15.02.02. 02 Responsibility of Master, Master Restricted, or Limited Licensee.. A licensee may not use the licensee's license to obtain a permit or other authority to proceed from a governmental entity unless the licensee is:A. Familiar with the design and purpose of the specific heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration work to be performed;B. Available to direct and control all journeymen, apprentices, and others providing heating, ventilation, air conditioning,
09.15.02.03.htm 09.15.02.03. 03 Advertisements.. A. Definition. For purposes of this regulation, "license number" means the license registration certificate number that shows on the license document received by the individual licensee.B. License Number on Vehicles.. 1) Each vehicle that advertises heating, ventilation, air conditioning, or refrigeration services shall display the current category and license number of the master, master restricted, or limited licensed contractor who supe
09.15.02.04.htm 09.15.02.04. 04 Restoration of Expired License.. A. The Board may restore the license of an individual who has failed to renew the license for any reason if the individual:1) Applies for restoration within 90 days of expiration of the license;. 2) Otherwise is entitled to be licensed; and. 3) Pays to the Board the renewal fee.. B. An individual who fails to seek the restoration of a license within 90 days of expiration of the license shall:1) File a written letter with the Board providing:.
09.15.02.05.htm 09.15.02.05. 05 Time to Request Formal Hearing on Denial.. If an application for a license is denied by the Board, the applicant, within 30 days from the date on the notice of the Board's decision, may request a formal hearing, conducted in accordance with Business Regulation Article, §9A-311, Annotated Code of Maryland.
09.15.02.06.htm 09.15.02.06. 06 Renewal of a Lower License Category.. A. A master, master restricted, or limited licensee:. 1) May elect to renew a current license under a lower category, if the original license held by the licensee is forfeited;2) Who has renewed and received a license pursuant to §A(1) of this regulation, is required to requalify for the higher category of license previously held by taking and passing the appropriate examination administered by the Board in accordance with
09.15.02.07.htm 09.15.02.07. 07 Training for HVACR Journeyman.. A. Before an HVACR apprentice may be examined for a license as an HVACR journeyman, the apprentice shall complete at least 1,875 hours of training in providing heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration services under the direction and control of a licensed HVACR contractor. The training shall be over a period of at least 3 years, while licensed as a Maryland HVACR apprentice.B. It is recommended that the study, instruction,
09.15.02.08.htm 09.15.02.08. 08 Time for Submitting License Application.. A. An applicant who has successfully completed the licensing examination shall apply for licensure, including payment of all applicable fees, within 1 year of successfully completing the licensing examination in order for the applicant's test results to remain valid. All applicants who have successfully completed the licensing examination more than 1 year before the effective date of this section shall apply for licensure
09.15.02.09.htm 09.15.02.09. 09 Responsibilities of Licensee.. A. A licensee shall undertake to provide heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, or refrigeration services only if the licensee is qualified by training, education, and experience to provide the required services.B. A licensee shall maintain appropriate insurance covering any heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, and refrigeration service the licensee provides. Insurance provided by an employer does not satisfy the insurance require
09.15.02.10.htm 09.15.02.10. 10 Failure to Respond.. A. If an applicant or licensee receives from the Board a written communication requesting a response, the applicant or licensee shall respond in writing within 30 days of the date of the mailing.B. The Board shall send a written communication by first-class mail to the last address furnished to the Board by the applicant or licensee.C. It is the responsibility of an applicant or licensee to notify the Board in writing if there has been a change in an appli
09.15.02.9999.htm 09.15.02.9999. Administrative History Effective date: June 19, 1995 (22:12 Md. R. 900). Regulation .01B amended as an emergency provision effective September 19, 1997 (24:21 Md. R. 1443) emergency status expired March 19, 1998; amended permanently effective May 18, 1998 (25:10 Md. R. 746)Regulation .03 amended effective November 4, 1996 (23:22 Md. R. 1495). Regulation .04B amended and C adopted effective July 1, 1996 (23:13 Md. R. 942). Regulation .04B, C amended as an emergency provisi
09.15.05.00.htm 09.15.05.00. Title 09 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING, AND REGULATION Subtitle 15 STATE BOARD OF HEATING, VENTILATION, AIR-CONDITIONING, AND REFRIGERATION CONTRACTORS Chapter 05 Compliance with International Mechanical Code Authority: Business Regulation Article, §9A-205, Annotated Code of Maryland
09.15.05.01.htm 09.15.05.01. 01 Incorporation by Reference.. A. In this chapter, the following documents are incorporated by reference:. 1) 2012 International Mechanical Code (International Code Council, 500 New Jersey Ave. N.W. 6th Floor, Washington, D.C. 20001) which has been incorporated by reference in COMAR 05.02.01.02-1B(5) except as modified by Regulation .02 of this chapter; and2) 2012 International Residential Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings (International Code Council, 500 New Jersey Ave. N.W
09.15.05.02.htm 09.15.05.02. 02 Modifications to the International Mechanical Code.. A. Chapter 1, §101.1 of the International Mechanical Code shall be read to include "the State of Maryland" as the name of jurisdiction indicated there.B. Add note to Chapter 1, §101.3: If a conflict arises as to methods of installation, maintenance, and repair under this Code, the manufacturer’s operation and installation manual or instructions shall govern.C. Sections Omitted.. 1) Chapter 1, omit sections:.
09.15.05.03.htm 09.15.05.03. 03 Provisions Added to the International Mechanical Code.. A. Assessment of Fees and Penalties. Fees or penalties to be assessed under the 2012 International Mechanical Code provisions shall be determined by the administrative authority for each subdivision.B. Requirements for Plans and Specifications.. 1) Plans and specifications for the installation of all heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, or refrigeration systems shall:a) Be approved by a licensed Maryland HVACR master
09.15.05.9999.htm 09.15.05.9999. Administrative History Effective date:. Regulations .01―03 adopted as an emergency provision effective February 1, 1996 (23:4 Md. R. 267) adopted permanently effective July 1, 1996 (23:13 Md. R. 943)Regulations .01―03 amended affective May 18, 1998 (25:10 Md. R. 746) June 25, 2001 (28:12 Md. R. 1106)Regulation .01 amended effective June 24, 2013 (40:12 Md. R. 1042). Regulation .01B amended effective April 12, 2004 (31:7 Md. R. 584). Regulation .01C adopted a
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