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20.79.01.00.htm 20.79.01.00. Title 20 PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION Subtitle 79 APPLICATIONS CONCERNING THE CONSTRUCTION OR MODIFICATION OF GENERATING STATIONS AND OVERHEAD TRANSMISSION LINES Chapter 01 General Authority: Public Utilities Article, §2-113, 2-121 and 7-205―7-208, Annotated Code of Maryland
20.79.01.01.htm 20.79.01.01. 01 Scope.. The regulations in this subtitle apply to:. A. A person applying for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for the construction of a generating station or modification to an existing electric generating station;B. An electric company applying for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for the construction of an overhead transmission line or modification to an existing overhead transmission line;C. A person requesting an exemption from the requi
20.79.01.02.htm 20.79.01.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this subtitle, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Aesthetic site" means a site whose aesthetic nature is:. a) Of general public interest; or. b) Officially recognized by a local, state, or federal agency charged with responsibility to oversee the protection of the environment.2) Applicant.. a) "Applicant" means a person applying for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to construct or modify an electr
20.79.01.03.htm 20.79.01.03. 03 Exemption.. A. A person may file an application for an exemption from the requirement to obtain a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for the construction of a generating station if the person intends to construct a generating station which meets the requirements under Public Utilities Article, §7-207.1(a) Annotated Code of Maryland.B. An application for an exemption from the requirement to obtain a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for the c
20.79.01.04.htm 20.79.01.04. 04 Application Filing Requirements.. Except for an application for exemption under Regulation .03, of this chapter, an application for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for the construction of a generating station or an overhead transmission line, or an application for modification to an existing electric generating station or transmission line, shall include the following information:A. The name of the applicant;.
20.79.01.05.htm 20.79.01.05. 05 Deadlines.. A. Unless otherwise directed by the Commission, a decision on an application for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for the construction of an electric generating station shall be rendered not later than 365 days from the date a complete application is filed.B. Unless otherwise directed by the Commission, a decision on an application for modification of an electric generating station shall be rendered not later than 150 days from
20.79.01.06.htm 20.79.01.06. 06 Modifications to the Facilities at a Power Plant.. A. Except as provided in §C of this regulation, a person may not commence a modification to the facilities at a power plant without receiving prior approval from the Commission.B. A physical alteration, replacement, change in the method of operation, or any other change to an electric generating unit or other facilities at a power plant that will result in an increase in air emissions is subject to the requirement to obtain
20.79.01.07.htm 20.79.01.07. 07 Waivers and Modifications.. The Commission may, in its discretion, waive or modify any provision of this subtitle and may also impose additional requirements as circumstances warrant.
20.79.01.08.htm 20.79.01.08. 08 Completeness Determination and Availability of CPCN Applications and Related Materials for Proposed New and Modified Power PlantsA. A person shall submit a CPCN application to construct a new or modified generating station to the Commission, which shall, within 45 days of issuing an order either delegating the CPCN application to the Utility Law Judge Division, or keeping it at the Commission, acknowledge receipt of the request and indicate whether the request is either:
20.79.01.9999.htm 20.79.01.9999. Administrative History Effective date: February 10, 1997 (24:3 Md. R. 189). Chapter revised effective November 8, 2004 (31:22 Md. R. 1597). Regulation .02B amended effective November 7, 2005 (32:22 Md. R. 1758). Regulation .03A amended effective May 8, 2006 (33:9 Md. R. 797) ―. Chapter revised effective December 28, 2009 (36:26 Md. R. 1998). Regulation .02B amended effective March 18, 2013 (40:5 Md. R. 412) February 16, 2015 (42:3 Md. R. 318)
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