10.15.06.06

.06 Permits Required.

A. Under Health-General Article, §§21-410 and 21-412, Annotated Code of Maryland, a person shall obtain a permit from the Department and pay the required fee, as specified in COMAR 10.01.17, to the Department before that person may:

(1) Be a:

(a) Bobtailer;

(b) Bulk milk hauler/sampler;

(c) Certified industry dairy farm inspector;

(d) Milk processor;

(e) Milk producer; or

(f) Seasonal milk producer; or

(2) Operate a:

(a) Grade A distribution station;

(b) Milk tank truck cleaning facility;

(c) Milk transportation company;

(d) Receiving station; or

(e) Transfer station.

B. Under Health-General Article, §§21-410 and 21-412, Annotated Code of Maryland, a person shall obtain a permit from the Department and pay the required fee, as specified in COMAR 10.01.17, for a milk tank truck.

C. Under Health-General Article, §21-410(c), Annotated Code of Maryland, a permit is not required for:

(1) A milk producer who is outside the departmental inspection area if the raw milk from that milk producer is processed by a milk processor who holds a permit issued under this chapter;

(2) A bulk milk hauler/sampler who receives raw milk from outside the departmental inspection area;

(3) A grocery store, restaurant, soda fountain, or similar establishment where milk products are served or sold at retail if:

(i) The establishment complies with all applicable provisions of Health-General Article, Title 21, Subtitle 4, Annotated Code of Maryland, and all applicable rules or regulations; and

(ii) The milk product is received from a permittee; or

(4) An individual who only transports milk in a sealed tanker to a milk plant, receiving station, or transfer station and not producersí samples.