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09.35.01 - Elevator Safety Review Board - Pending Regulations

 

PROPOSED ACTION ON REGULATIONS
MARYLAND REGISTER, VOLUME 40, ISSUE 23,
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2013

Subtitle 35 ELEVATOR SAFETY REVIEW BOARD

09.35.01 General Regulations

Authority: Public Safety Article, §§12-822.1, 12-823, 12-824, 12-833.1, 12-834, and 12-837, Annotated Code of Maryland; Chs. 306 and 307, Acts of 2012

Notice of Proposed Action
[13-354-P]

The Elevator Safety Review Board proposes to amend Regulation .01 under COMAR 09.35.01 General Regulations. This action was considered by the Elevator Safety Review Board at a public meeting held on April 19, 2013, notice of which was given pursuant to State Government Article, §10-506(c)(1), Annotated Code of Maryland.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to add fee requirements for accessibility lift mechanics to the existing fee requirements for all other categories of licensees regulated by the Elevator Safety Review Board; including fees for an application, an initial license, and a license renewal.

Comparison to Federal Standards

There is no corresponding federal standard to this proposed action.

Estimate of Economic Impact

I. Summary of Economic Impact. The amendments add fee requirements for accessibility lift mechanics to the existing fee requirements for all other categories of licensees regulated by the Elevator Safety Review Board; including fees for an application, an initial license, and a license renewal. Individuals would be required to pay a one-time application fee and, if approved, a licensing fee every 2 years. The fees collected would be deposited in the Elevator Safety Review Board Fund and accounted for in order to offset the actual documented direct and indirect costs of fulfilling the statutory and regulatory duties of the Board.

 
Revenue (R+/R-)
 
II. Types of Economic
Impact.
Expenditure
(E+/E-)
Magnitude

A. On issuing agency:
    Revenue from new fees

(R+)

Up to $8,750
 
B. On other State agencies: NONE
 
C. On local governments: NONE
Benefit (+)
Cost (-)
Magnitude

D. On regulated industries or trade groups:
    Payment of new fees


(-)


Up to $8,750
E. On other industries or trade groups: NONE
 
F. Direct and indirect effects on public: NONE
 

III. Assumptions. (Identified by Impact Letter and Number from Section II.)

A. No more than 50 Accessibility Lift Mechanic applications and license fees to be processed biennially.
D. Applicants and licensees will be required to pay the proposed fees for the application, initial license, and renewal license issued by the Board.

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 John Papavasiliou, Executive Director, Elevator Safety Review Board, 500 N. Calvert Street, Room 308, Baltimore, MD 21202, or call 410-230-6160, or email to jpapavasiliou@dllr.state.md.us, or fax to 410-333-6314. Comments will be accepted through December 16, 2013. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

Open Meeting

Final action on the proposal will be considered by the Elevator Safety Review Board during a public meeting to be held on February 21, 2014, at 10 a.m., at 500 N. Calvert Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202.

.01 Fees.
This chapter is intended to set various fees to cover the actual documented direct and indirect costs of fulfilling the statutory and regulatory duties of the Elevator Safety Review Board (the Board). Therefore, the Board hereby sets the following fees:
  A. Nonrefundable application fee for an Elevator Mechanic license, Elevator Contractor license, Elevator Renovator Mechanic license, [and] Elevator Renovator Contractor license, and Accessibility Lift Mechanic license: $25
  B. Initial license fee:
    (1) — (2) (text unchanged)
    (3) Accessibility Lift Mechanic license: $125
  C. Renewal license fee:
    (1) — (2) (text unchanged)
    (3) Accessibility Lift Mechanic license: $150
  D. — F. (text unchanged)

EDWARD M. HOARD
Chairman
Elevator Safety Review Board