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09.20.02 - Board of Plumbing - Proposed Regulations

PROPOSED ACTION ON REGULATIONS
MARYLAND REGISTER, VOLUME 44, ISSUE 2,
FRIDAY, JANUARY 20, 2017

Title 09 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING, AND REGULATION

Subtitle 20 BOARD OF PLUMBING

09.20.02 Enforcement of the Plumbing Law by the Board

Authority: Business Occupations and Professions Article, §§12-205, 12-207, and 12-308, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Proposed Action
[17-063-P]

The State Board of Plumbing proposes to amend Regulations .02 and .07 and repeal Regulation .11 under COMAR 09.20.02 Enforcement of the Plumbing Law by the Board. This action was considered at a public meeting of the State Board of Plumbing held on October 20, 2016, notice of which was provided by posting on the Board of Plumbing’s website pursuant to General Provisions Article, §3-302(c), Annotated Code of Maryland.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to remove obsolete provisions pertaining to required training for apprentice plumbers and to clarify the license renewal cycle. The proposed action will also eliminate the provision setting forth an examination fee for certain license examinations.

Comparison to Federal Standards

There is no corresponding federal standard to this proposed action.

Estimate of Economic Impact

The proposed action has no economic impact.

Economic Impact on Small Businesses

The proposed action has minimal or no economic impact on small businesses.

Impact on Individuals with Disabilities

The proposed action has no impact on individuals with disabilities.

Opportunity for Public Comment

Comments may be sent to Robin Bailey, Executive Director, Mechanical Licensing Boards, Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation, 500 North Calvert Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202, or call 410-230-2160, or email to robin.bailey@maryland.gov, or fax to 410-244-0977. Comments will be accepted through February 21, 2017. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

Open Meeting

Final action on the proposal will be considered by the State Board of Plumbing during a public meeting to be held on March 16, 2017, at 10:30 a.m., at 500 North Calvert Street, Third Floor, Baltimore, Maryland 21202.

.02 Required Training for Apprentice Plumbers.
  A. (text unchanged)
  [B. Hours worked by an individual not registered with the Board as an apprentice plumber may not be included towards the requisite 7,500 working hours of instruction and experience, unless the hours were worked before October 26, 1981.]
  [C.] B.—[D.] C. (text unchanged)

.07 Applicants for Renewal of License.
   A. All apprentice, journey, and master plumbers eligible for renewal shall renew their licenses [by May 1 of each odd-numbered year] every 2 years.
  B.—C. (text unchanged)

MICHAEL J. KASTNER, JR.
Chair
State Board of Plumbing