(a)  The permit of any manufacturer or wholesaler distributor that violates any of the provisions of this Section may be suspended or revoked in the discretion of the Commission.

(b)  The suspension or revocation of the permit of any wholesaler for a violation of these Rules shall raise a rebuttable presumption that the unlawful activity by the wholesaler was done with the knowledge and consent of the manufacturer.

(c)  Upon a finding that the manufacturer had knowledge of the wholesaler's violation of any of these Rules and that the manufacturer failed to take appropriate disciplinary action the permit of the manufacturer to do business in North Carolina may be suspended or revoked in the discretion of the Commission or any codes listed by the Commission may be put on embargo by the Commission for a specific period of time.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 18B-100; 18B‑104; 18B‑105(a); 18B-207;

Eff. January 1, 1982;

Amended Eff. May 1, 1984;

Transferred and Recodified from 04 NCAC 02S .1015 Eff. August 1, 2015;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. August 20, 2016.