.23 Foreign Imports and Waterborne Transfers.
A. Motor fuel, as defined in Tax-General Article, §9-101, Annotated Code of Maryland, imported into the State or transported within the State via a vessel, shall be considered to be under a "Stop Sale" order until after it has been inspected, sampled, analyzed, and approved for sale or use by the Bureau.
B. Exceptions. Section A of this regulation does not apply under the following conditions:
(1) Motor fuel imported from sources outside the State (foreign or domestic) may be placed directly into working tanks for immediate sale and distribution, providing the:
(a) Cargo manifest and specifications are available at time of inspection and those specifications meet or exceed State minimum requirements; and
(b) Bureau is notified by the receiving terminal operator at least 24 hours before the vessel's arrival.
(2) Motor fuel transported intrastate may be placed directly into working tanks for immediate sale, use, and distribution providing the:
(a) Shipper holds a valid dealer, special fuel seller, or special fuel user license issued pursuant to Tax-General Article, §9-318, Annotated Code of Maryland;
(b) Shipper of product for resale or distribution has on file with the Bureau specifications for that grade of motor fuel; and
(c) Bureau is notified by the receiving terminal operator at least 24 hours before the vessel's arrival.
C. Terminal operators shipping motor fuel for export to another state shall notify the Bureau at least 24 hours before the vessel's scheduled departure.