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August 2009 NOTICES

 

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The Commission is closed Monday, September 7, 2009 in observance of Labor Day.
Pursuant to Executive Order Executive Order 01.01.2009.11 , State Government offices are closed on Friday, September 4, 2009. All hearings/dockets scheduled for Friday, September 4, 2009 are cancelled and will be re-scheduled at the earliest opportunity.
August 27 The 25th Annual MWCEA (Maryland Workers' Compensation Educational Association, Inc.) Conference is set for September 20-23, 2009 at the Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel and Conference Center in Ocean City, Maryland.
August 25 PUBLIC HEARING – PROPOSED REGULATORY AMENMENTS

August 27, 2009  11:00 am
Workers’ Compensation Commission, 10 E. Baltimore Street, 4th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21202
Purpose: Public Hearing to receive comments on proposed amendments to COMAR 14.09.01.25 Attorney's Fees.

Rules of Procedure: This procedure follows State of Maryland legislative committee proceedings.

1. Comments must be received by Wednesday, August 26, 2009.
Written comments are directed to: Michael L. Galey, Secretary; Workers' Compensation Commission,
10 East Baltimore Street, Baltimore MD 21202 or via email to: mgaley@wcc.state.md.us.

2. Parties who have submitted written comments will have the first opportunity to speak at the hearing; others will have this opportunity time permitting.

3. Questions and comments must be limited to issues pertinent to the proposed regulations.

4. Commissioner members may question speakers.

5. Each speaker will be allotted a maximum of 10 minutes.

6. Only one speaker representing any organization, association, commercial interest or business shall be permitted to speak at the hearing.
August 12 Our web-based services, including online forms and document view, will be unavailable this Saturday, August 15th for required system upgrades. The outage will begin at 8 a.m. and service will be restored as quickly as possible.  We apologize for the inconvenience and urge all to plan accordingly.
August 10

Commission hearing rooms are now equipped with Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs), which will allow interested parties in attendance to hear exactly what is being interpreted. Each hearing room is equipped with a transmitter and four (4) receivers. This new technology also filters out background noise and other distractions helping each user to concentrate on the testimony being presented.

To schedule use of the ALD parties must notify the Interpreter Office Program within two weeks of the hearing notice date.