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:
(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.