37. Before making a decision assigning an “unsatisfactory” or “conditional” safety rating to a person or prohibiting the person from putting a heavy vehicle into operation or from operating a heavy vehicle, the Commission shall inform the owner or operator in writing as provided in section 5 of the Act respecting administrative justice (chapter J‐3) and allow the owner or operator at least 10 days to present observations. The same applies where the Commission proposes to strike off a transport service intermediary from the list or impose conditions for the maintenance of the intermediary’s registration.
The Commission shall transmit a copy of the prior notice referred to in the first paragraph to the Société if the file was proposed or referred to the Commission by the Société, and inform the Société of the date of the meeting, if any, with the owner or operator. The Société may, of its own initiative, be represented at such a meeting.
An exception shall be made to such prior obligations if the decision is made in urgent circumstances or to prevent irreparable harm to users of the roads open to public vehicular traffic or to the integrity of the road network.
1998, c. 40, s. 37; 2005, c. 39, s. 20.