23.02.04.15

.15 License Extension.

A. The Department may extend a general license if the licensed activity remains an activity listed in Regulation .05A of this chapter.

B. The Administrator may extend an individual or an emergency license upon receipt of the licensee’s request under §E of this regulation and a favorable written recommendation by the Department, except for the following licenses:

(1) A license for maintenance dredging under Regulation .14A(3) of this chapter; or

(2) Individual licenses for which the Board granted a longer initial period under Regulation .14A(2)(a) of this chapter.

C. The Board may extend an individual license for which the Board granted a longer initial period under Regulation .14A(2)(a) of this chapter upon receipt of the licensee’s request under §E of this regulation and a favorable written recommendation from the Administrator and the Department.

D. Extension Period.

(1) The Department may grant a one-time extension of a general license for a period up to 3 years.

(2) The Administrator may grant a one-time extension of an individual or emergency license for a period up to 3 years.

(3) Additional extensions, beyond the one-time, 3-year extension and extensions under §B of this regulation may be approved by the Board after a recommendation by the Administrator.

E. A licensee shall request an extension in writing to the Department stating the following:

(1) Reason the structure or activity could not be constructed or performed within the license period;

(2) Revised schedule for completion of the structure or activity; and

(3) Assurances that all other State, federal, and local approvals either have not expired or have been authorized or extended.

F. An expired license may not be extended but requires reapplication under Regulation .06 of this chapter.

G. If a written request for extension is received at least 2 weeks before a license expires, the license will continue to be valid until a final decision is issued by either the Administrator or the Board, whichever is applicable.