2013 Maryland Code
§ 9-325 - Rules and regulations relating to discharge permits
(a) The Department may adopt rules and regulations that relate to application for, issuance of, revocation of, or modification of discharge permits. The rules and regulations may require submission of plans, specifications, and other information.
(b) The rules and regulations adopted under this section shall set a reasonable application fee in an amount designed to cover the cost of the permit procedure.
(c) (1) The rules and regulations adopted under this section shall set a reasonable permit fee schedule for industrial users based on:
(i) The anticipated cost of monitoring and regulating the permitted facility;
(ii) The flow of effluent discharge from the permitted facility; and
(iii) The anticipated needs for program development activities that relate to management of the discharge of pollutants into the waters of this State.
(2) In adopting the rules and regulations under this subsection, the Department shall consult with industry and provide that the permit fee not exceed a certain dollar amount.
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