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14.27.04.00.htm 14.27.04.00. Title 14 INDEPENDENT AGENCIES Subtitle 27 MARYLAND ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICE Chapter 04 Public Information Act Requests Authority: General Provisions Article, §4-201; Natural Resources Article, §3-127; Annotated Code of Maryland
14.27.04.01.htm 14.27.04.01. 01 General.. This chapter establishes procedures for submitting requests to the Maryland Environmental Service for the inspection or copying of public records under General Provisions Article, §4-101―4-601, Annotated Code of Maryland.
14.27.04.02.htm 14.27.04.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) “Applicant” has the meaning stated in General Provisions Article, §4-101(b) Annotated Code of Maryland.2) “Custodian” has the meaning stated in General Provisions Article, §4-101(d) Annotated Code of Maryland.3) "Director" means the Director of the Maryland Environmental Service or the Director's designee.. 4) "Official custodian" means the Secretary of the
14.27.04.03.htm 14.27.04.03. 03 Requests for Records.. A. A person may request to inspect or copy a public record that is in the custody of the Service and which, under the provisions of the Public Information Act, the Service is required to make available to the public.B. A request for public records shall:. 1) Be made in writing;. 2) Be addressed to the Public Information Act Representative or Official Custodian;. 3) Contain the applicant's name, address, and phone number; and.
14.27.04.04.htm 14.27.04.04. 04 Response to Request.. A. Responses to a request under the Maryland Public Information Act shall be made in accordance with General Provisions Article, §4-201―4-302, Annotated Code of Maryland.B. The custodian shall deny inspection of a public record in accordance with General Provisions Article, §4-301―4-302, Annotated Code of Maryland.
14.27.04.05.htm 14.27.04.05. 05 Notification of Person in Interest.. The custodian, unless otherwise prohibited by law, may notify a person in interest before disclosing the public record. If the custodian denies inspection in accordance with Regulation .04B of this chapter, the custodian may consider the views of the person in interest before granting or denying the request to inspect the public record.
14.27.04.06.htm 14.27.04.06. 06 Review of Denial.. A. Review of the denial may be submitted to the Office of the Public Access Ombudsman in accordance with General Provisions Article, §4-1B-01―4-1B-04, Annotated Code of Maryland.B. Disputes concerning fees charged by the Service under Regulation .08 of this chapter may be submitted to the Public Information Act Compliance Board in accordance with General Provisions Article, §4-1A-05, Annotated Code of Maryland.C. An applicant may obtain judicial review in acco
14.27.04.07.htm 14.27.04.07. 07 Disclosure Against Public Interest.. If the official custodian believes that inspection of a public record will cause substantial injury to the public interest, the official custodian may deny the Request in accordance with General Provisions Article, §4-343, Annotated Code of Maryland.
14.27.04.08.htm 14.27.04.08. 08 Fees.. A. Fee Schedule.. 1) The Service may charge reasonable fees for services provided under this chapter, as determined from time to time by a resolution of the Service's Board of Directors. As of April 1, 1996, the fees to be charged under this chapter are listed in this section.2) Copies. The fee for each copy is 25 cents per page for every page in excess of 25 pages if reproduction can be made by a photocopying machine within the Service's headquarters. There is no charge f
14.27.04.09.htm 14.27.04.09. 09 Waiver or Reduction of Fees.. The Official Custodian may waive or reduce any fee charged under this chapter in accordance with General Provisions Article, §4-206(e) Annotated Code of Maryland.
14.27.04.10.htm 14.27.04.10. 10 Time and Location of Inspection.. An applicant may inspect a public record, which the custodian has determined the applicant is entitled to inspect, during a working day. Unless the applicant and the custodian otherwise agree, the public record shall be inspected at the Service's headquarters.
14.27.04.9999.htm 14.27.04.9999. Administrative History Effective date: November 4, 1996 (23:22 Md. R. 1497). Regulation .01 amended effective October 8, 2018 (45:20 Md. R. 919). Regulation .02B amended effective October 8, 2018 (45:20 Md. R. 919). Regulation .03B amended effective October 8, 2018 (45:20 Md. R. 919). Regulation .04 amended effective October 8, 2018 (45:20 Md. R. 919). Regulation .05 amended effective October 8, 2018 (45:20 Md. R. 919).
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