19A NCAC 03D .0522      DENIAL, SUSPENSION OR REVOCATION OF LICENSES

(a)  Denial of License:  The Commissioner shall deny the application of any applicant for a safety inspection license or an emissions inspection license who fails to meet the qualifications set out in G.S. 20, Article 3A, Part 2 or the rules in this Section.  Applicants disapproved for licensing shall be notified by mail.  An applicant who submits fraudulent or fictitious information with the application shall be denied a license.  Persons who are denied a license shall be allowed a hearing in accordance with G.S. 20-183.8G.

(b)  Suspension or Revocation of License:

(1)           The license of any inspection station violating the rules in this Section or G.S. 20, Article 3A, Part 2 shall be subject to suspension or revocation.  The license of any inspection station shall be subject to suspension or revocation at any time when any of its personnel conducting inspections do not meet the rules in this Section.  Any person, firm, or corporation whose license is suspended or revoked shall not inspect vehicles while its license is suspended or revoked. Every licensee whose license is suspended or revoked or who is assessed a civil penalty or who receives a warning letter from the Division shall be allowed a hearing in accordance with G.S. 20-183.8G.

(2)           Prior to the reinstatement of an inspection station license that has been revoked or suspended, the reinstatement applicant shall demonstrate to the Commissioner or his or her duly authorized agent that its employees have knowledge of the safety equipment or safety equipment exhaust emission inspection procedures and requirements described in the rules in this Section and that the location is mechanically equipped to carry out inspections.

(3)           Prior to the reinstatement of any inspection mechanic license that has been revoked or suspended, the reinstatement applicant shall complete a training course(s) that complies with G.S. 20-183.4(c)(1) and G.S. 20-183.4A(c)(2a).  The applicant shall present proof of both course attendance and of passing a written test to the License & Theft Bureau Inspections Unit.

(4)           Motorists assessed civil penalties or fines shall be allowed a hearing in accordance with G.S. 20-183.8G. Motorists requesting a hearing shall mail a written hearing request to the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles, 3101 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-3101.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 20-2; 20-39; 20-183.8D; 20-183.8A; 20-183.8G;

Eff. October 1, 1994;

Amended Eff. November 1, 2016.