Code of Maryland Regulations
Chapter 09.12.58 - Maryland Building Rehabilitation Code Regulations - Review Process for Proposed Amendments by Local Governments

Universal Citation: MD Code Reg Review Process for Proposed Amendments by Local Governments

A. A local government or an organization that represents a local government may propose an amendment to this chapter that will be applicable statewide.

B. Proposed Amendment. A proposed amendment shall:

(1) Be submitted in writing to the Director of the Advisory Council;

(2) Identify the section or sections of this chapter involved; and

(3) Include proposed deletions or additions to this chapter, the reasons for the request, and any supporting documentation.

C. Within 10 business days of receipt, the Director shall forward a proposed amendment to the Advisory Council and provide a copy to the Secretary.

D. The Advisory Council shall consider a proposed amendment not later than at its next regular meeting that is at least 30 days after the Director forwards a proposed amendment.

E. The Advisory Council may request additional information from:

(1) The local government or organization proposing an amendment;

(2) Staff of the Department;

(3) Other State agencies; or

(4) Others with experience in the subject matter of a proposed amendment.

F. Within 120 days of receipt by the Advisory Council of a proposed amendment or any requested additional information, whichever is later, the Advisory Council shall make a recommendation to the Secretary on whether to adopt, modify, or reject a proposed amendment.

G. The Secretary shall decide whether to adopt, modify, or reject a proposed amendment and whether to adopt any change to this chapter necessary to implement that decision in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act.

H. Subject to Public Safety Article, ยง 12-1007(d), Annotated Code of Maryland, a local jurisdiction may adopt amendments to the IEBC that apply only to the local jurisdiction without submitting the amendments to the Advisory Council for approval.

I. A local jurisdiction that amends the IEBC shall provide a copy of the amendment to the Department:

(1) At least 15 days before the effective date of the amendment; or

(2) Within 5 days after the adoption of an emergency local amendment.

(Regulation .08 recodified from effective 46:6 Md. R. 345, eff. 3/25/2019)
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