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(a) WSSC administers the Chesapeake Bay restoration fund program on behalf of the State of Maryland.

(b) Ratepayers approved for the CAP program will be automatically eligible for exemption from the Chesapeake Bay restoration fund fee.

(c) Ratepayers who are not eligible for the CAP program, or who do not wish to apply, may apply directly to WSSC for exemption from the Chesapeake Bay restoration fund fee.

(d) To qualify for an exemption, a ratepayer shall meet two of the following four criteria:

(1) Receipt of energy assistance or WSSC water fund assistance within the last 12 months;

(2) Receipt of public assistance or food stamps within the last 12 months;

(3) Receipt of veterans’ or Social Security disability benefits within the last 12 months; or

(4) Meet the income criteria as defined by the Maryland Department of the Environment.

(e) Ratepayers shall reapply annually for the exemption (Res. 2022-2293; Res. 2019-2235; REG-CUM-CC-2018-012 § (h). Formerly 3.45.080, 3.45.110)