.06 Compliance with Minority Business Enterprise Program.

A. To the extent practicable and permitted by the United States Constitution, the qualified offshore wind project shall comply with the State’s Minority Business Enterprise Program.

B. The Commission may not approve an application until the Governor's Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs, in consultation with the Office of the Attorney General, and the OSW applicant have established a clear plan for setting reasonable and appropriate minority business enterprise participation goals and procedures for each phase of the qualified offshore wind project, as required by Public Utilities Article, §7-704.1(e)(3)(iii), Annotated Code of Maryland.

C. This regulation is effective through June 30, 2016.