Vehicle Ownership Provision
(1)If a rebate recipient sells the eligible vehicle for which a rebate was received, or terminates the eligible vehicle’s lease, before the end of 24 months after the purchase or lease date, the rebate recipient must notify DEQ and must reimburse DEQ in a prorated amount based on the number of months that the rebate recipient owned or leased the vehicle.
(2)DEQ may waive the reimbursement requirement if DEQ determines a waiver is appropriate given unforeseeable or unavoidable or other appropriate circumstances that gave rise to a need for the rebate recipient to sell the vehicle or terminate the lease before the end of the 24-month period.
(4)DEQ will consider the following factors in determining whether waiver is appropriate;
(a)the extent to which repayment would be harsh under the circumstances;
(b)the extent to which the rebate recipient appears to be inappropriately taking advantage of the rebate program; or
(c)any other factors that DEQ considers appropriate.
(5)DEQ will provide a written explanation for all rejected waiver applications. If DEQ rejects a waiver application, an applicant may appeal that rejection by:
(a)Providing a written explanation of why the applicant believes that DEQ misapplied the statute or its rules or otherwise improperly rejected the applicant;
(b)Submitting that written explanation by depositing the explanation in the mail, with proper postage, postmarked within 60 days of the date of DEQ’s written rejection; and
(c)Submitting the explanation to the Agency itself.
(6)DEQ will respond to an appeal of a rejection in writing as soon as is practicable. DEQ’s response to an appeal is an order in other than a contested case.
Rule 340-270-0300 — Vehicle Ownership Provision,