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14.29.03.00.htm 14.29.03.00. Title 14 INDEPENDENT AGENCIES Subtitle 29 MARYLAND HERITAGE AREAS AUTHORITY Chapter 03 Designation of Certified Heritage Areas Authority: Financial Institutions Article, §13-1107(6) and 13-1111(b) Annotated Code of Maryland
14.29.03.01.htm 14.29.03.01. 01 General.. A. 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.B. The Maryland Heritage Areas Authority is:. 1) An independent unit that operates in the Department of Housing and Community Development; and. 2) Authorized to consider proposals submitted by local jurisdictions for certification of recognized heritage areas that meet
14.29.03.02.htm 14.29.03.02. 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) "Certified heritage area" means a recognized heritage area designated as a certified heritage area by the Authority in acc
14.29.03.03.htm 14.29.03.03. 03 Eligible Proposals.. A. The governing bodies of all of the local jurisdictions located within the specific boundaries of a recognized heritage area may submit a proposal for designation of all or part of the heritage area by the Authority as a certified heritage area.B. A proposal shall include a management plan for the proposed certified heritage area, developed in cooperation and consultation with the Authority and relevant private interests. The management plan shall include:
14.29.03.04.htm 14.29.03.04. 04 Certification Criteria.. The Authority may designate a certified heritage area if:. A. The proposal submitted for certification:. 1) Contains the information required under Regulation .03B of this chapter, or, in the determination of the Authority, incorporates that information by specific reference from a previously submitted management plan, and2) Meets all other requirements of Regulation .03 of this chapter; and. B. The management plan demonstrates that the capab
14.29.03.05.htm 14.29.03.05. 05 Processing Proposals.. A. A proposal shall include the:. 1) Resolution, ordinance, or other appropriate authorization issued by the governing body of each local jurisdiction within which the proposed certified heritage area is located, preliminarily approving amendment of its local plan to include the management plan and approving submittal of the proposal to the Authority;2) Information required under Regulation .03B of this chapter upon which the local jurisdictions rel
14.29.03.06.htm 14.29.03.06. 06 Revision of Management Plans.. A. The Authority shall approve, approve with conditions, or disapprove any amendments or revisions proposed to an approved management plan, including any certified heritage area boundary changes, submitted by all of the local jurisdictions within which the certified heritage area is located, in the same manner as provided for review and approval of management plans under Regulation .05B―D of this chapter.B. The authority shall ap
14.29.03.07.htm 14.29.03.07. 07 Withdrawal of Certified Heritage Area Designation.. A. Subject to §B of this regulation, the Authority may withdraw its approval of a management plan for a certified heritage area if the Authority finds that a local jurisdiction within which the certified heritage area is located has:1) Taken actions which have had a significant adverse impact upon significant natural or cultural resources in the heritage area;2) Failed to take appropriate local action to prot
14.29.03.08.htm 14.29.03.08. 08 Program Administration.. The Authority may adopt a handbook containing internal guidelines related to the administration of the heritage area certification criteria and process or establish other requirements relating to the certification 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.
14.29.03.09.htm 14.29.03.09. 09 Waiver.. The Authority may waive or vary a provision of this chapter to the extent that the waiver or variance is consistent with Financial Institutions Article, Title 13, Subtitle 11, Annotated Code of Maryland, 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 Financial Institutions Article, §13-1101―13-1124, Annotated Code of Maryland.
14.29.03.10.htm 14.29.03.10. 10 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 certified heritage area designation or boundary amendment or revision is subject to any penalties authorized by law.
14.29.03.9999.htm 14.29.03.9999. Administrative History Effective date: December 25, 2000 (27:25 Md. R. 2283). Regulation .03B amended effective April 24, 2017 (44:8 Md. R. 406). Regulation .05G amended effective October 24, 2005 (32:21 Md. R. 1709). Regulation .06 amended effective October 25, 2004 (31:21 Md. R. 1545).
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