(a)  Within 30 days after receipt of notification of an assessment, the assessed person must tender payment, or submit in writing a request for remission or reduction of the penalty, or file a petition with the Office of Administrative Hearings in accordance with the procedures found in G.S. 150B, Article 3A.

(b)  The Secretary, or his designee, will accept and acknowledge all tenders of payment on behalf of the Certification Commission.  Requests for remission or reduction of the penalty will be presented to the Certification Commission and the respondent will be allowed the opportunity to present its request only when the respondent and Chairman stipulate that no facts are in dispute, or where the respondent waives his right to an administrative hearing.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 90A-47; 90A-47.5; 143B-300;

Temporary Adoption Eff. January 7, 1997;

Eff. August 1, 1998.