(a)Any licensee who submits a renewal application with the Commission at least 20 days before the date the license expires may continue to operate as if the license were renewed, pending a decision by the Commission;
(b)Any licensee who does not submit a renewal application at least 20 days before the existing license expires must stop engaging in any licensed activity when the license expires. However:
(A)If the licensee submits a license renewal application less than 20 days before the date the existing license expires, the Commission will, upon receipt of the appropriate late renewal fee in OAR 845-025-1070 (Late Renewal Fees), issue a letter of authority to operate beyond the expiration of the license, pending a decision by the Commission.
(B)A licensee must not engage in any licensed activity after the license expires. If the licensee submits a license renewal application within 30 days after the date the existing license expires, the Commission will, upon receipt of the appropriate late renewal fee in OAR 845-025-1070 (Late Renewal Fees), issue a letter of authority to resume operation, pending a decision by the Commission.
(c)The Commission will not renew a license if the Commission receives the renewal application more than 30 days after the license expires. A person who wants to resume licensed activity in this circumstance:
(A)Must submit a new application, including the application fee, license fee, documents and information required by the Commission; and
(B)Must not engage in any licensed activity unless and until they receive authority to operate from the Commission after submitting the new application.
(d)A person relicensed under section (1)(c) of this rule who engaged in any activity that would require a license while not licensed in violation of section (1)(b)(B) of this rule may be subject to administrative and criminal sanctions.
(e)A person who engages in any activity that requires a license but is not licensed may be subject to criminal prosecution.
(2)For purposes of this rule, an application is considered submitted when:
(a)The application is signed by an applicant and includes the appropriate application and license fees; and
(b)The application is received by the Commission.
(3)The Commission may require a licensee with a pending renewal application to submit forms, documents and information described in OAR 845-025-1030 (Application Process) in order to complete an investigation of a renewal application. Failure to submit fees, forms, documents or information requested by the Commission under this subsection within a time period prescribed by the Commission may result in denial of the renewal application.
Rule 845-025-1190 — License Renewal,