10.07.20.04

.04 Licensing Procedure.

A. A person shall be licensed by the Secretary before the person may operate a facility in the State.

B. An applicant for a license shall:

(1) Submit to the Secretary an application:

(a) In the form and manner prescribed by the Secretary on the written or electronic form provided by the Secretary; and

(b) Signed and verified by the applicant; and

(2) Pay to the Secretary an application fee in the amount provided in COMAR 10.07.15.

C. The Secretary shall issue a license to an applicant who meets the requirements of these regulations.

D. A license authorizes the licensee to operate a facility while it is effective and is not transferable.

E. Term and Renewal of License.

(1) A license expires on the first anniversary of its effective date unless it is renewed for a 1-year term as provided in this section.

(2) Before the license expires, the licensee may renew it for another 1-year term, if the licensee submits to the Secretary:

(a) A renewal application in the form and manner prescribed by the Secretary on the written or electronic form provided by the Secretary;

(b) Satisfactory evidence of compliance with any requirement of the regulations for license renewal; and

(c) The license renewal fee provided in COMAR 10.07.15.

F. The Secretary may:

(1) Deny a license to any applicant;

(2) Deny the renewal of a license to a licensee; or

(3) Revoke a license of a licensee if the applicant or licensee does not meet the requirements of this chapter.