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7850.5100 PERMIT REVOCATION OR SUSPENSION.

Subpart 1.

Initiation of action to revoke or suspend.

The commission may initiate action to consider revocation or suspension of a permit on its own motion or upon the request of any person who has made a prima facie showing by affidavit and documentation that a violation of the act, parts 7850.1000 to 7850.5600, or the permit has occurred.

Subp. 2.

Hearing.

If the commission initiates action to consider revocation or suspension of a permit, the commission shall provide the permittee with an opportunity for a contested case hearing conducted by an administrative law judge from the Office of Administrative Hearings.

Subp. 3.

Finding of violation.

If the commission finds that a violation of the act, parts 7850.1000 to 7850.5600, or the permit has occurred, it may revoke or suspend the permit, require the utility to undertake corrective or ameliorative measures as a condition to avoid revocation or suspension, or require corrective measures and suspend the permit. In determining the appropriate sanction, the commission shall consider the following:

A.

whether the violation will result in any significant additional adverse environmental effects;

B.

whether the results of the violation can be corrected or ameliorated; and

C.

whether a suspension or revocation of a permit or certificate will impair the utility's electrical power system reliability.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 116C.66; 216E.16

History:

27 SR 1295; L 2005 c 97 art 3 s 19

Published Electronically:

September 18, 2009