The law allows, subject to approval by the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE), the billing authority to establish a program to exempt certain “residential” dwellings that demonstrate substantial financial hardship.
The billing authorities may consider the factors below (or other similar financial hardship factors) in developing a program for exempting residential users from paying the Bay Restoration Fee, where the applicant meets at least two of the following conditions:
The individual exemptions should be for a specified time period not to exceed 1-year without re-verification of eligibility. The proposed financial hardship exemption plan must be submitted to MDE for approval and should include the following information (see form below):
The proposed financial hardship exemption plan should be submitted to:
Maryland Department of the Environment 1800 Washington Boulevard, STE 515Baltimore, MD 21230-1718Attn: Director, Maryland Water Quality Financing Administration
> Click here to download form for preparing the proposed financial hardship exemption plan.
1800 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21230