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§ 7-205. Modification of power plants

West's Annotated Code of MarylandPublic Utilities

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Public Utilities (Refs & Annos)
Division I. Public Services and Utilities [Titles 1-15] (Refs & Annos)
Title 7. Gas, Electric, and Water Companies (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 2. Electric Generation Facility Planning (Refs & Annos)
Part I. In General (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Public Utilities, § 7-205
Formerly cited as MD PUBLIC UTIL COMP § 7-205
§ 7-205. Modification of power plants
Modification defined
(a)(1) In this section, “modification” means a physical alteration of, replacement of, or other change to the facilities at a power plant, or a change in the fuel used by the plant, that could result in a change of the air emissions from the plant or from a generating unit of the plant.
(2) “Modification” does not include:
(i) routine maintenance or repairs of the facilities of a power plant; or
(ii) a change that the Commission determines will not result in an increase in air emissions from the plant or from a generating unit of the plant.
Prior approval of Commission required
(b) Subject to subsections (c) through (e) of this section, a person may not commence a modification without the prior approval of the Commission under this title.
Filing of application with Commission
(c)(1) Unless the Commission orders otherwise, an application for a modification to a power plant shall be filed with the Commission at least 180 days before the date on which the modification is to commence.
(2) The applicant for the modification shall submit to the Commission and to the Department of the Environment all information relating to the modification, including:
(i) detailed plans and specifications; and
(ii) the impact of the modification on air quality.
Commission decision
(d) The Commission shall render its decision within 150 days after the day the application is filed.
Temporary fuel variances
(e) Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, a modification to a power plant that involves the short-term inability to obtain the type of fuel normally used by the plant is subject to Title 2, Subtitle 5 of the Environment Article.


Added by Acts 1998, c. 8, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 1998. Amended by Acts 2001, c. 347, § 1, eff. July 1, 2001; Acts 2006, c. 162, § 1, eff. July 1, 2006.
Formerly Art. 78, § 54-I.
MD Code, Public Utilities, § 7-205, MD PUBLIC UTIL § 7-205
Current through legislation effective through June 1, 2024, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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