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14.29.01.00.htm 14.29.01.00. Title 14 INDEPENDENT AGENCIES Subtitle 29 MARYLAND HERITAGE AREAS AUTHORITY Chapter 01 Designation of Recognized Heritage Areas Authority: Financial Institutions Article, §13-1107(6) and 13-1110(a)2) Annotated Code of Maryland
14.29.01.01.htm 14.29.01.01. 01 General.. Financial Institutions Article, Title 13, Subtitle 11, Annotated Code of Maryland, establishes the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority and the Maryland system of recognized and certified heritage areas. The Maryland Heritage Areas Authority is an independent unit that operates within the Department of Housing and Community Development and is authorized to consider proposals submitted by local jurisdictions for recognition of heritage areas that meet established criteria.
14.29.01.02.htm 14.29.01.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Act" means Financial Institutions Article, §13-1101―13-1124, Annotated Code of Maryland.. 2) "Authority" means the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority established under Financial Institutions Article, §13-1103, Annotated Code of Maryland.3) "Fund" means the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority Financing Fund established under Financial Institutions Article, §13-11
14.29.01.03.htm 14.29.01.03. 03 Eligible Proposals.. A. Upon public solicitation by the Authority of proposals for heritage area recognition, the governing bodies of all of the local jurisdictions located within the specific boundaries of a heritage area may submit a proposal for designation of the heritage area by the Authority as a recognized heritage area.B. A proposal shall:. 1) Specify the boundaries for the heritage area;. 2) Identify the local entity to be responsible for coordinating development
14.29.01.04.htm 14.29.01.04. 04 Recognition Criteria.. The Authority may designate a heritage area as a recognized heritage area if:. A. The proposal submitted for recognition:. 1) Contains the information required under Regulation .03B of this chapter; and. 2) Meets all other requirements of Regulation .03 of this chapter;. B. The Authority finds that the heritage area proposed for recognition contains:. 1) Resources of Statewide significance that have retained integrity of setting and a cohesive charac
14.29.01.05.htm 14.29.01.05. 05 Processing Proposals.. A. A proposal for recognition shall include:. 1) The resolution, ordinance, or other appropriate authorization issued by the governing body of the local jurisdiction approving the proposal;2) The information required under Regulation .03B(3) and (7) of this chapter upon which the local jurisdictions relied in determining that the proposal met the criteria under Regulation .04 of this chapter; and3) Any additional information the Authority requests..
14.29.01.06.htm 14.29.01.06. 06 Amendment of Recognized Heritage Area Boundaries.. A. The Authority may amend or revise the boundaries of a recognized heritage area with the approval of all of the local jurisdictions in which the property to be added or removed from the recognized heritage area is located.B. The amended or revised boundaries are effective upon publication by the Authority of a revised boundary drawing or description in the Maryland Register.
14.29.01.07.htm 14.29.01.07. 07 Program Administration.. The Authority may adopt a handbook containing internal guidelines related to the administration of the heritage area recognition criteria and process, or establish other requirements relating to the recognition process. The handbook shall be available for public examination at the Department of Housing and Community Development. The Authority, upon request, shall make copies available to the public.
14.29.01.08.htm 14.29.01.08. 08 Waiver.. The Authority may waive or vary a provision of this chapter to the extent that the waiver or variance is consistent with the Act and, in the written determination of the Authority, the application of the provision in a specific case or in an emergency situation would be inequitable or contrary to the purposes of the Act.
14.29.01.09.htm 14.29.01.09. 09 False Statements.. A person who knowingly makes or causes to be made a false statement in any document submitted to the Authority in connection with a proposal for recognized heritage area designation or boundary amendment or revision is subject to any penalties authorized by law.
14.29.01.9999.htm 14.29.01.9999. Administrative History Effective date: July 13, 1997 (24:14 Md. R. 1014).
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