We discuss operators of the type H=-\Delta+ V (x)-lpha\delta (x-\Sigma) with an attractive interaction, H=-\Delta+ V (x)-lpha\delta (x-\Sigma) , in H=-\Delta+ V (x)-lpha\delta (x-\Sigma) , where H=-\Delta+ V (x)-lpha\delta (x-\Sigma) is an infinite surface, asymptotically planar and smooth outside a compact, dividing the space into two regions, of which one is supposed to be convex, and H=-\Delta+ V (x)-lpha\delta (x-\Sigma) is a potential bias being a positive constant H=-\Delta+ V (x)-lpha\delta (x-\Sigma) in one of the regions and zero in the other. We find the essential spectrum and ask about the existence of the discrete one with a particular attention to the critical case, H=-\Delta+ V (x)-lpha\delta (x-\Sigma) . We show that H=-\Delta+ V (x)-lpha\delta (x-\Sigma) is then empty if the bias is supported in theexterior'region, while in the opposite case isolated eigenvalues may exist.