(a)  For violation of specific permit conditions (as specified on the permit), permits may be suspended or revoked according to the following schedule:

(1)           violation of one specific condition in a three year period, permit shall be suspended for 10 days;

(2)           violation of two specific conditions in a three year period, permits shall be suspended for 30 days;

(3)                violation of three specific conditions in a three year period, permits shall be revoked for a period not less than six months.

If the permit condition violated is the refusal to provide information upon request by Division staff, either by telephone, in writing or in person, the Fisheries Director may suspend the permit.  Such permit may be reinstated 10 days after the requested information is provided.

(b)  All permits will be suspended or revoked when the permittee's license privilege has been suspended or revoked as set out in G.S. 113-171.  The duration of the suspension or revocation shall be the same as the license suspension or revocation.  In the event the person makes application for a new permit during any period of license suspension, no new permit will be issued during the suspension period.  In case of revocation of license privileges, the minimum waiting period before application for a new permit to be considered will be six months.

(c)  Permit designees shall not be permitted to participate in a permit operation during any period they are under license suspension or revocation.

(d)  Upon service of a notice of suspension or revocation of a permit, it is unlawful to fail to surrender any permit so suspended or revoked.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 113-134; 143B-289.52; S.L. 2010-145;

Temporary Adoption Eff. May 1, 2000;

Eff. April 1, 2001.