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Public Resources Code - PRC


  ( Division 30 added by Stats. 1989, Ch. 1096, Sec. 2. )


  ( Part 4 added by Stats. 1989, Ch. 1095, Sec. 22. )

CHAPTER 4. Denial, Suspension, or Revocation of Permits [44300 - 44310]

  ( Chapter 4 repealed and added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 952, Sec. 32. )

ARTICLE 2. Suspension or Revocation [44305 - 44310]
  ( Article 2 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 952, Sec. 32. )


All hearings conducted pursuant to this chapter shall be based on the following procedures:

(a) (1) The hearing shall be initiated by the filing of a written request for a hearing with a statement of the issues.

(A) If the hearing request is made by the person subject to the action, the request shall be made within 15 days from the date that person is notified, in writing, of the enforcement agency’s intent to act in the manner specified.

(B) If the hearing request is made by a person alleging that the enforcement agency failed to act as required by law or regulation pursuant to Section 44307, the person shall file a request for a hearing within 30 days from the date the person discovered or reasonably should have discovered, the facts on which the allegation is based.

(2) The enforcement agency shall, within 15 days from the date of receipt of a request for a hearing, provide written notice to the person filing the request notifying the person of the date, time, and place of the hearing.

(3) If that person fails to request a hearing or to timely file a statement of issues, the enforcement agency may take the proposed action without a hearing or may, at its discretion, proceed with a hearing before taking the proposed action.

(4) The enforcement agency shall file its written response to the statement of issues filed by the person requesting the hearing with the hearing panel or the hearing officer, and provide a copy to the person requesting the hearing, not less than 15 days prior to the date of the hearing.

(b) The hearing shall be held no later than 30 days after receiving the request for a hearing on the merits of the issues presented, in accordance with the procedures specified in Article 10 (commencing with Section 11445.10) of Chapter 4.5 of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code.

(c) Within five days from the conclusion of the hearing, the hearing panel or hearing officer shall issue its decision. The decision shall become effective as provided in Section 45017.

(Amended by Stats. 2004, Ch. 448, Sec. 8. Effective January 1, 2005.)