58-2-47. Incident affecting operations of the Department; stay of deadlines and deemer provisions.

Regardless of whether a state of emergency or disaster has been proclaimed under G.S. 166A-19.20 or G.S. 166A-19.21 or declared under the Stafford Act, whenever an incident beyond the Department's reasonable control, including an act of God, insurrection, strike, fire, power outage, or systematic technological failure, substantially affects the daily business operations of the Department, the Commissioner may issue an order, effective immediately, to stay the application of any deadlines and deemer provisions imposed by law or rule upon the Commissioner or Department or upon persons subject to the Commissioner's jurisdiction, which deadlines and deemer provisions would otherwise operate during the time period for which the operations of the Department have been substantially affected. The order shall remain in effect for a period not exceeding 30 days. The order may be renewed by the Commissioner for successive periods not exceeding 30 days each for as long as the operations of the Department remain substantially affected, up to a period of one year from the effective date of the initial order. (2006-145, s. 3; 2012-12, s. 2(j); 2013-199, s. 22(b).)