37.1.1. An application for reinstatement of a bulk material transport permit not renewed in accordance with section 37.1 may be made to the Commission in the 12 months following the expiry of the permit. The same applies to a bus transport permit issued before 18 December 1986 or issued on or after that date to replace such a permit.
The Commission may reinstate the permit where the applicant shows that it could not be renewed within the prescribed time for a reason provided in the regulation or for any other reason the Commission considers reasonable. The Commission shall, however, hold a public hearing where the reason invoked is not provided in the regulation.
If reinstatement is granted, it is equivalent to renewal of the permit. However, it has effect from the decision of the Commission, and the reinstated permit expires on the date on which it would have expired if it had been renewed.