§4801. Procedure of Designation of Area of Responsibility

A.  Beginning August 16, 2004, the commission shall notify by certified mail each marine product manufacturer/distributor, who has prior to that date failed to designate an area of responsibility for each of its existing dealers, that they must designate an area of responsibility for each dealer within 30 days following receipt of the notifications. Failure to respond to the commission within 30 days shall constitute an absence of designation thereby mandating the areas of responsibility provided for in R.S. 32:781(2)(b).

B.  Following August 16, 2004, without such notification from the commission, each marine product manufacturer/distributor shall be responsible for designating an area of responsibility for any new dealer which has not had its area previously designated.

C.  Thereafter, any marine product manufacturer/ distributor which was not licensed with the commission prior to August 16, 2004, shall be notified by the commission by certified mail of their responsibility to designate an area of responsibility for their dealers. Failure to designate an area of responsibility for each dealer within 30 days following receipt of the notification shall constitute an absence of designation thereby mandating the area of responsibility provided for in R.S. 32:817(C).

D.  Any changes in the area of responsibility once designated must meet criteria as set forth in R.S. 32:817(C).

AUTHORITY NOTE:  Promulgated in accordance with R.S. 32:781 and 817.

HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Office of the Governor, Recreational and Used Motor Vehicle Commission, LR 32:2481 (November 2004), amended LR 33:1638 (August 2007).