Or. Admin. R. 330-240-0160 - Audits and Inspections; Compliance

(1) The Department reserves the right to conduct a physical inspection of all installations and to audit all documentation relating to an installation for which a reservation is made under the program before or after a rebate payment is made to the contractor
(2) The Department must provide at least 15 days advance notice before performing a physical inspection of an installation. The owner of the property or the contractor must be present and must provide safe access to inspect the installation. Department inspectors will not inspect areas that they deem to present an unreasonable risk to personal safety.
(3) The Department will provide a written determination within 30 days to the contractor based upon the inspection.
(4) If the Department determines that the installation does not meet project eligibility criteria under the program or the project installed does not match the project description entered by the contractor when making a request for a rebate, the contractor will have 30 days from the date they received written notice from the Department to correct and provide proof of correction for any discrepancies found by the Department or to provide written explanation or justification.
(5) The Department must provide a final determination in writing within 15 days regarding the contractor's written response to the Department's initial determination after an inspection.
(6) The Department may deny a rebate if a contractor does not resolve issues found in an inspection or in an audit within the time limit established under program rules.
(7) Pursuant to the procedures for a contested case under ORS chapter 183, the Director may order the revocation of a rebate or portion of a rebate under the program if the Director finds that the rebate was obtained by fraud or misrepresentation, or by mistake or miscalculation. As soon as the order of revocation becomes final, the Department shall proceed to recover the rebate or portion of the rebate that is subject to the order of revocation. All moneys provided to a contractor attributable to the fraudulently or mistakenly obtained rebate or portion of the rebate shall be forfeited.

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Or. Admin. R. 330-240-0160
DOE 3-2019, adopt filed 12/19/2019, effective 1/1/2020; DOE 1-2020, amend filed 05/28/2020, effective 5/28/2020

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 469.040 & Oregon Laws 2019 chapter 655 (House Bill 2618)

Statutes/Other Implemented: Oregon Laws 2019 chapter 655 (House Bill 2618)

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