(a) The office may suspend or revoke the certification or license of any person issued under this article who is found guilty of any fraud or deceit in obtaining a certification or license, or gross negligence, incompetence, or gross misconduct in the conduct of blasting activities. The office may file charges of fraud, deceit, negligence, incompetence, or misconduct against any licensed person or firm. The charges shall be made in writing and the charged party shall have at least 10 days notice of the date of a formal hearing. A time and place for the hearing shall be fixed by the office, and a copy of the charges, along with the notice of time and place of hearing, shall be legally served on the person at least 10 days prior to the date of the hearing. At the hearing, the accused shall have the right to produce evidence or witnesses in his or her defense. If, after the hearing, the State Fire Marshal finds the person in violation, the office shall suspend or revoke the certification or license. The accused shall have a right to appeal the hearing to the circuit court of the county of residence of the person pursuant to the laws of civil procedure.
(b) The office may reissue a license to any person whose license has been suspended or revoked, provided the person complies with this article, and the rules and regulations promulgated by the office.
(c) The issuing authority, upon a final and binding decision of the State Fire Marshal, may reissue certification to any person whose certification has been suspended or revoked, provided the person complies with this article and the rules and regulations promulgated by the office.
Last modified: May 3, 2021