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WAC 480-30-171

Certificates, suspending and canceling.

(1) Cause for suspension. The commission may suspend a certificate for cause. Cause includes, but is not limited to:
(a) Failure to maintain evidence of required liability insurance coverage for all areas of a passenger transportation company's operations;
(b) Failure to file an annual report or pay required regulatory fees;
(c) Failure to comply with the rates and rules contained in an auto transportation company's filed tariff;
(d) Failure to comply with an auto transportation company's filed time schedule;
(e) Failure or refusal to comply with operating standards that protect the public health, safety, or welfare;
(f) Allowing others to operate under a provider's certificated authority without having first obtained commission approval, unless approval is not required under WAC 480-30-141 or 480-30-166;
(g) Operating in a manner that violates the rights of customers and/or constitutes an unfair or deceptive business practice; or
(h) Repeated failure or refusal to comply with laws and rules pertaining to operations of passenger transportation companies.
(2) Cause for cancellation. The commission may cancel a certificate for cause. Cause includes, but is not limited to:
(a) Operating without proper insurance;
(b) Failure to file an annual report or pay required fees;
(c) Failure to correct within the time specified in a suspension order all conditions listed in the suspension order that led to the certificate's suspension;
(d) Continued violations of laws and rules affecting the public health, safety, or welfare when the commission has reason to believe the passenger transportation company will not comply with those laws and rules following a specified period of suspension;
(e) Failure to supply requested information needed by the commission in the performance of its regulatory functions; or
(f) Submission of false, misleading or inaccurate information.
(3) Notice of pending suspension and cancellation. When the commission believes cause exists to suspend or cancel a certificate, it will issue a notice to the passenger transportation company of the commission's intention to suspend or cancel the authority.
(4) Contest of suspension and cancellation. A passenger transportation company may contest the pending suspension and/or cancellation of its certificate by requesting a hearing or brief adjudicative proceeding within ten days following the date of the notice.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 80.01.040, 80.04.160, 81.68,030 [81.68.030], and 81.70.270. WSR 17-16-114 (Docket TC-161262, General Order R-590), § 480-30-171, filed 7/31/17, effective 8/31/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 80.01.040, 81.04.160, 81.12.050, 81.68.030, and 81.70.270. WSR 06-13-006 (General Order No. R-533, Docket No. TC-020497), § 480-30-171, filed 6/8/06, effective 7/9/06.]
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