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14.21.02.00.htm 14.21.02.00. Title 14 INDEPENDENT AGENCIES Subtitle 21 MARYLAND FOOD CENTER AUTHORITY Chapter 02 Public Information Requests Authority: Article 41, §13-101―13-121; State Government Article, §10-613; Annotated Code of Maryland
14.21.02.01.htm 14.21.02.01. 01 General.. These regulations set out the procedures for filing requests with the Maryland Food Center Authority for the inspection or copying of records under State Government Article, § 10-611-10-630, Annotated Code of Maryland.
14.21.02.02.htm 14.21.02.02. 02 Definitions.. A. Terms appearing in the Public Information Act shall have the meanings defined there and, in addition, the meaning used in these regulations.B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Applicant" means a person or agency requesting disclosure of public records.. 2) "Custodian" or "official custodian" means the Executive Director of the Authority, who is responsible for the maintenance, care, and keeping of public records of the Authority.3) "Public Information Ac
14.21.02.03.htm 14.21.02.03. 03 Requests for Records.. A. A person may request to inspect or copy any public record that is in the custody and control of the Authority and which, under the provisions of the Public Information Act, the Authority is required to make available to the public.B. Requests for public records shall:. 1) Be made in writing;. 2) Be addressed to the official custodian;. 3) Contain the applicant's name and address; and.
14.21.02.04.htm 14.21.02.04. 04 Response to Request.. A. If the custodian decides to grant a written request for inspection, the custodian shall produce the record, or a copy, for inspection within a reasonable time not to exceed 30 days from the date of receipt of the request.B. If the custodian decides to deny the request, the custodian shall do so within 30 days of receipt of the written request and, immediately upon deciding to deny the request, shall notify the applicant of the denial. Any rea
14.21.02.05.htm 14.21.02.05. 05 Notification of Persons Who May be Affected by Disclosure.. A. The custodian, unless prohibited by law, may notify an individual who could be adversely affected by:1) A disclosure of a record to the applicant who has made a request for inspection; or. 2) The copying of a record.. B. In cases of permissive disclosure, the custodian may consider the views of the person before deciding whether to disclose the record to the public.
14.21.02.06.htm 14.21.02.06. 06 Review of Denial.. A. If the written request is denied by the custodian, the applicant may, within 30 days after receipt of denial, request an administrative hearing on the denial.B. If a hearing is requested by the applicant the hearing shall be conducted by a hearing officer designated by the Executive Director. After the hearing the hearing officer shall prepare a recommended decision which shall be submitted to the Executive Director.C. If the administrative
14.21.02.07.htm 14.21.02.07. 07 Disclosure Against Public Interest.. A. If, in the opinion of the Executive Director, disclosure of any public record which is otherwise required to be disclosed under the Public Information Act will do substantial injury to the public interest, the Executive Director may:1) Temporarily deny the request in writing; and. 2) Apply within 10 working days of the denial to the appropriate circuit court for an order permitting the Executive Director to continue to deny or r
14.21.02.08.htm 14.21.02.08. 08 Fees.. A. The Authority may charge reasonable fees as determined from time to time. As of July 1, 1991 fees to be charged under this chapter are in accordance with the following fee schedule:1) Copies. The fee for each copy is 15 cents per page when reproduction can be made by a photocopying machine within the Authority. When records are not amenable to photocopying (for example, punch cards, magnetic tapes, large documents, and microfilm) the fee for reproducin
14.21.02.09.htm 14.21.02.09. 09 Time of Inspection.. An applicant may inspect any public record which it has been determined that the applicant is entitled to inspect during any suitable working day.
14.21.02.10.htm 14.21.02.10. 10 Place of Inspection.. The place of inspection shall be the place where the document is located unless the custodian determines that another place of inspection is more suitable.
14.21.02.9999.htm 14.21.02.9999. Administrative History Effective date: March 16, 1992 (19:5 Md. R. 578).
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