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09.41 - Oil and Gas Land Professionals - Pending Regulations

 

PROPOSED ACTION ON REGULATIONS
MARYLAND REGISTER, VOLUME 40, ISSUE 19,
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2013

Subtitle 41 OIL AND GAS LAND PROFESSIONALS

09.41 Oil and Gas Land Professionals

Notice of Proposed Action
[13-373-P]

The Secretary of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation proposes to adopt:

     (1) New Regulations .01—.06 under a new chapter, COMAR 09.41.01 General Regulations under a new subtitle, Subtitle 41 Oil and Gas Land Professionals; and
     (2) New Regulation .01 under a new chapter, COMAR 09.41.02 Fees, under a new subtitle, Subtitle 41 Oil and Gas Land Professionals.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to implement the provisions of Chapter 642 of the 2013 Laws of Maryland, which requires the registration of certain individuals as oil and gas land professionals. Regulations .01—.06 under COMAR 09.41.01 provide certain registration and renewal requirements. Regulation .01 under COMAR 09.41.02 establishes a schedule of fees for initial registration and renewal.

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 Michael Vorgetts, Acting Commissioner, Occupational and Professional Licensing, Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation, 500 N. Calvert St., Room 301 Baltimore, MD 21202, or call 410-230-6225, or email to mvorgetts@dllr.state.md.us, or fax to 410-333-6314. Comments will be accepted through October 25, 2013. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

09.41.01 General Regulations

Authority: Business Occupations and Professions Article, §10.5-105, Annotated Code of Maryland

.01 Registration Form.
In accordance with the provisions of Business Occupations and Professions Article, §10.5-105, Annotated Code of Maryland, each applicant shall use the initial or renewal registration form, as appropriate, provided by the Department.

.02 Name and Address Requirements.
  A. An applicant for registration as an Oil and Gas Land Professional may not provide a post office box number as a primary address.
  B. When a registered Oil and Gas Land Professional changes the registrant’s name or address, the registrant shall notify the Secretary in writing within 10 days of the change.

.03 Disclosure of Professional Designation or Recognized Professional Credential.
  A. An applicant for registration as an Oil and Gas Land Professional shall disclose to the Department any professional designation or recognized professional credential held by the applicant if the applicant intends to advertise the credential in the exercise of the applicant’s activities as a registered Oil and Gas Land Professional.
  B. The Department may disclose the credential, along with any relevant information regarding the nature of the credential, to the public.

.04 Registration Number and Certificate.
The Department shall issue to each applicant who submits a completed application form and the required fee:
  (1) A registration number; and
  (2) A registration certificate valid for 2 years.

.05 Notice of Renewal.
The Department shall notify a registered Oil and Land Gas Professional at least 60 days prior to the expiration of the individual’s registration.

.06 Renewal Certificate.
The Department shall issue a 2-year registration renewal certificate to a registrant who submits a completed renewal application form and the required fee prior to the expiration of the registrant’s current registration.

09.41.02 Fees

Authority: Business Occupations and Professions Article, §10.5-105, Annotated Code of Maryland

.01 Application and Renewal Fees.
Fees charged by the Secretary are as follows:
  A. Application Fee—$50
  B. Registration Renewal Fee—$50

LEONARD J. HOWIE III
Secretary of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation