10.16.06.08

.08 Application Procedures and Fees.

A. For a camp that was not issued a certificate or a letter of compliance by the Department in the previous calendar year, an operator shall:

(1) Apply for a certificate or, in the case of an operator of a youth camp directed or operated by a bona fide religious organization, a certificate or letter of compliance, on a form prescribed by the Department;

(2) Except as provided in §§D and E of this regulation, pay to the Department the fee as set forth in COMAR 10.01.17.02 at the time of application; and

(3) Submit documentation that verifies compliance with or capability of compliance with:

(a) Construction or alteration of a camp facility as specified in Regulation .20 of this chapter;

(b) Personnel administratorís criminal background investigation as specified in Regulation .21A of this chapter;

(c) Health and medication requirements as specified in Regulation .22 of this chapter;

(d) Emergency procedures as specified in Regulation .34A of this chapter;

(e) Child abuse prevention and reporting procedures as specified in Regulation .35B of this chapter;

(f) Water supply as specified in Regulation .36B(1)—(2), C, or D of this chapter;

(g) Sewage disposal as specified in Regulation .37A(1)—(2), B, C, or D of this chapter;

(h) Bathing and hand washing as specified in Regulation .39B of this chapter;

(i) Food service as specified in Regulation.42A(1) or B of this chapter;

(j) Fire and electrical code safety as specified in Regulation .46A or B of this chapter;

(k) Aquatic programs as specified in Regulation .47A, C, and F(7)—(9) of this chapter;

(l) Marksmanship as specified in Regulation .48E of this chapter;

(m) Archery as specified in Regulation .49D of this chapter;

(n) Horseback riding as specified in Regulation .50C of this chapter; and

(o) Specialized activities, trips, transportation, and supervision as specified in Regulations .51—.54 of this chapter.

B. For a camp that was issued a certificate or a letter of compliance by the Department in the previous calendar year and wishes to renew its certificate or letter of compliance for another year, an operator shall:

(1) Apply for a certificate or, in the case of an operator of a youth camp directed or operated by a bona fide religious organization, a certificate or letter of compliance, on a form prescribed by the Department;

(2) Except as provided in §§D and E of this regulation, pay to the Department the required fee as set forth in COMAR 10.01.17.02 at the time of application;

(3) When a new specialized activity or a new location for a specialized activity is added to the campís program, submit documentation that verifies compliance with Regulations .47—.52 of this chapter; and

(4) When a camp changes location, submit documentation that verifies compliance with:

(a) Construction or alteration of a camp facility as specified in Regulation .20 of this chapter;

(b) Water supply as specified in Regulation .36B(1)—(2), C, or D of this chapter;

(c) Sewage disposal as specified in Regulation .37A(1)—(2), B, C, or D of this chapter;

(d) Food service as specified in Regulation .42 of this chapter; and

(e) Fire and electrical code safety as specified in Regulation .46A or B of this chapter.

C. Except for a unit of local government, the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, an agency of the State, and as provided in §E of this regulation:

(1) An operator of multiple camps at separate sites shall apply for a separate certificate and pay a separate fee for each camp site; and

(2) When multiple operators of camps are using the same site, each operator shall:

(a) Apply for a separate certificate; and

(b) Pay a separate fee.

D. A unit of local government, the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, or an agency of the State may annually opt to apply for only one certificate on a form prescribed by the Department and pay only one fee for all programs or activities directed or operated.

E. When a camp is accredited in accordance with Regulation .19 of this chapter:

(1) The operator shall apply for a certificate on a form prescribed by the Department; and

(2) The Department may not charge the operator a fee.

F. An operator of a camp that was not issued a certificate or a letter of compliance by the Department in the previous calendar year shall, at least 60 days before the proposed opening date:

(1) Submit the completed application on the prescribed form;

(2) Except as provided in §E of this regulation, pay the required fee; and

(3) Submit the required compliance documentation.

G. An operator of a camp that was issued a certificate or a letter of compliance by the Department in the previous calendar year shall, at least 30 calendar days before the proposed opening date:

(1) Submit the completed renewal application on the prescribed form;

(2) Except as provided in §E of this regulation, pay the required fee;

(3) Pay any fee owed in accordance with §H of this regulation; and

(4) Submit the required compliance documentation.

H. Payment of Fee Difference Owed.

(1) The Department shall:

(a) Calculate a fee difference, that is, the difference between the fee paid at the time of application and the fee owed, based on information reported by a camp operator in the annual report for the past calendar year as required by Regulation .06 of this chapter; and

(b) Notify a camp operator of any fee owed to the Department.

(2) Within 2 weeks following receipt of the notice from the Department, the camp operator shall pay the fee owed to the Department.