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§ 12-1205. Implementation and enforcement of Standards

West's Annotated Code of MarylandPublic SafetyEffective: October 1, 2022

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Public Safety (Refs & Annos)
Title 12. Building and Material Codes; Other Safety Provisions (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 12. Maryland Swimming Pool and Spa Standards (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2022
MD Code, Public Safety, § 12-1205
§ 12-1205. Implementation and enforcement of Standards
In general
(a)(1)(i) Each local jurisdiction shall implement and enforce the most current version of the Standards and any local amendments to the Standards.
(ii) Any modification of the Standards adopted by the State on or after December 31, 2022, shall be implemented and enforced by a local jurisdiction not later than 12 months after the modifications are adopted by the State.
(2) At a minimum, the local jurisdiction shall ensure that implementation and enforcement of the Standards includes:
(i) review and acceptance of appropriate plans;
(ii) issuance of permits;
(iii) inspection of the work authorized by the permits; and
(iv) issuance of appropriate use and occupancy certificates.
(3) Each local jurisdiction shall determine the manner in which the minimum implementation and enforcement activities of this subsection are carried out.
County or municipal corporation to implement and enforce Standards
(b)(1) Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, the county in which a swimming pool or spa is located shall implement and enforce the Standards for that swimming pool or spa in accordance with this subtitle.
(2)(i) A municipal corporation that did not adopt a swimming pool and spa code before December 31, 2022, may elect to implement and enforce the Standards in accordance with this subtitle for swimming pools or spas located in the municipal corporation.
(ii) If a municipal corporation elects to implement and enforce the Standards under this paragraph, the county in which the municipal corporation is located is not responsible for implementation and enforcement of the Standards in the municipal corporation.
(3) A county that did not adopt a swimming pool and spa code before December 31, 2022, shall implement and enforce the Standards in the county unless it elects to negotiate with a municipal corporation in the county to have the municipal corporation implement and enforce the Standards in the county.
(4) A municipal corporation that adopted a swimming pool and spa code before December 31, 2022, shall implement and enforce the Standards in the municipal corporation unless it elects to negotiate with the county in which the municipal corporation is located to have the county implement and enforce the Standards in the municipal corporation.
Fees
(c) A local jurisdiction may charge fees necessary to cover the cost of implementation and enforcement of the Standards and any local amendments to the Standards.

Credits

Added by Acts 2022, c. 730, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2022.
MD Code, Public Safety, § 12-1205, MD PUBLIC SAFETY § 12-1205
Current through legislation effective through May 9, 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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