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Local governments shall not burden intrastate commerce and shall have no jurisdiction over Commission-regulated carriers operating within or transiting the boundaries of a local government other than that expressly provided by statute.</P> <h2><a href="/GAC/515-16-3-.02" name="515-16-3-.02" title="515-16-3-.02">Rule 515-16-3-.02 Application of Rules</a></h2> <P>The rules herein promulgated state the conditions and regulations under which carriers regulated by the Commission are permitted to operate over the highways of this State and elaborate upon statutory penalties for noncompliance by authorized and unauthorized carriers.</P> <h2><a href="/GAC/515-16-3-.03" name="515-16-3-.03" title="515-16-3-.03">Rule 515-16-3-.03 Defintions</a></h2> <P>Unless specifically defined elsewhere, when used in this rulebook, the term-</P> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="515-16-3-.03(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Carrier means: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="515-16-3-.03(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> For the purposes of safety and/or hazardous materials regulation, any person who owns, controls, or manages a motor vehicle subject to the jurisdiction of the Commission, including, but not limited to, for hire motor common carriers, for hire motor contract carriers, forest products carriers, limousine carriers, private carriers, and any other person subject to the Commission's safety and hazardous materials jurisdiction (ref. O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=46-1-1&amp;title=46#" target="_newtab">46-1-1</a>, § 46-7-37, § 46-7-85.1, § 46-11-3); or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="515-16-3-.03(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> For the purposes of insurance filing, obtaining of certificates, obtaining of permits or vehicle registrations, any person who operates a motor vehicle to transport persons or property, or both, for compensation (ref. O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=46-1-1&amp;title=46#" target="_newtab">46-1-1</a>).</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="515-16-3-.03(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><I>Carrier Class</I> means the classification or type of certificate, permit, or registration issued to a for hire carrier pursuant to the provisions of O.C.G.A. Title 46. Carriers may have one or more of the following classifications: (See Note)</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="515-16-3-.03(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><I>Class B</I> carrier means common carriers of passengers or common carriers of household goods operating over the highways of the State of Georgia over no fixed route in intrastate commerce under certificates.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="515-16-3-.03(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><I>Class IE</I> carrier means a for hire passenger carrier not using limousines as defined in O.C.G.A. § 46-7-85.1(4) transporting 10 or less passengers (ref. O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=46-1-1&amp;title=46#46-1-1(9)(c)(xiii)" target="_newtab">46-1-1(9)(c)(xiii)</a> and § 46-7-15(a)).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="515-16-3-.03(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><I>Certificate</I> means a certificate issued by the Georgia Public Service Commission, whether interim or permanent (ref. O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=46-1-1&amp;title=46#" target="_newtab">46-1-1</a>).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="515-16-3-.03(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><I>CFR</I> means the United States Code of Federal Regulations, and as it may be amended from time to time in the Federal Register.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="515-16-3-.03(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><I>Chauffeur</I> means any person who meets the qualifications as prescribed in O.C.G.A. § 46-7-85.10 and who is authorized by the Georgia Department of Driver Services to drive a limousine (ref. O.C.G.A. § 46-7-85.1).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="515-16-3-.03(h)">(h)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><I>Commission</I> means the Georgia Public Service Commission (ref. O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=46-1-1&amp;title=46#" target="_newtab">46-1-1</a>).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="515-16-3-.03(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><I>Company</I> means a corporation, a firm, a partnership, an association, or an individual (ref. O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=46-1-1&amp;title=46#" target="_newtab">46-1-1</a>).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="515-16-3-.03(j)">(j)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><I>FHWA</I> means the Federal Highway Administration and any successor agencies of the United States Department of Transportation.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="515-16-3-.03(k)">(k)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><I>FMCSA</I> means the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and any successor agencies of the United States Department of Transportation.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="515-16-3-.03(l)">(l)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><I>For hire</I> means an activity wherein for compensation a motor vehicle and driver are furnished to a person by another person, acting directly or knowingly and willfully acting with another to provide the combined service of the vehicle and driver, and includes every person acting in concert with, under the control of, or under common control with a motor carrier who shall offer to furnish transportation for compensation (ref. O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=46-1-1&amp;title=46#46-1-1(6)" target="_newtab">46-1-1(6)</a>).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="515-16-3-.03(m)">(m)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><I>Highway</I> or<I> Public Highway </I> means every public street, road, highway or thoroughfare of any kind in this state and includes the entire width between the boundary lines of every way publicly maintained when any part thereof is open to the use of the public for purposes of vehicular travel (ref. O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=40-1-1&amp;title=40#" target="_newtab">40-1-1</a> and § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=46-1-1&amp;title=46#" target="_newtab">46-1-1</a>).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="515-16-3-.03(n)">(n)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><I>Household goods</I> means any personal effects and property used or to be used in a dwelling when a part of the equipment or supplies of such dwelling and such other similar property as the Commission may provide for by regulation; provided, however, that such term shall not include property being moved from a factory or store except when such property has been purchased by a householder with the intent to use such property in a dwelling and such property is transported at the request of, and with transportation charges paid by, the householder (ref. O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=46-1-1&amp;title=46#46-1-1(7)" target="_newtab">46-1-1(7)</a>).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="515-16-3-.03(o)">(o)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><I>Intercorporate carrier</I> means a carrier who engages in compensated intercorporate hauling whereby transportation of property is provided by a person who is a member of a corporate family for other members of such corporate family. Intercorporate carriers engaged in intrastate commerce must obtain property permits (ref. O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=46-1-1&amp;title=46#" target="_newtab">46-1-1</a>).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="515-16-3-.03(p)">(p)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><I>Interim Certificate</I> means a certificate issued by the Commission for a twelve (12) month period prior to the issuance of a permanent certificate.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="515-16-3-.03(q)">(q)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><I>Lightweight commercial motor vehicle </I> means any self propelled or towed vehicle less than 10,000 pounds gross vehicle weight rating or gross combination weight rating operated by: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="515-16-3-.03(q)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A for hire motor carrier;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="515-16-3-.03(q)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A carrier exempt from the economic jurisdiction of the Commission, but otherwise subject to the safety rules of the Commission; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="515-16-3-.03(q)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A private carrier transporting hazardous materials in a quantity not required to be placarded. </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="515-16-3-.03(r)">(r)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><I>Limousine</I> means any motor vehicle that meets the manufacturer's specifications for a limousine. No vehicle shall be permitted to be operated both as a taxicab and a limousine carrier.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="515-16-3-.03(s)">(s)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><I>Limousine carrier</I> means any person operating a prearranged service regularly rendered to the public by furnishing transportation as a motor common carrier for hire, not over fixed routes, by means of one or more unmetered: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="515-16-3-.03(s)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Limousines;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="515-16-3-.03(s)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Extended limousines;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="515-16-3-.03(s)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Sedans;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="515-16-3-.03(s)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Extended sedans;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="515-16-3-.03(s)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Sport utility vehicles;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="515-16-3-.03(s)6.">6.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Extended sport utility vehicles;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="515-16-3-.03(s)7.">7.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Other vehicles with a capacity for transporting no more than 10 persons for hire; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="515-16-3-.03(s)8.">8.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any combination of subparagraphs (a) through (g) of this paragraph on the basis of telephone contract or written contract. A limousine carrier shall not use per capita rates or charges (ref. O.C.G.A. § 46-7-85.1).</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="515-16-3-.03(t)">(t)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><I>Motor carrier of property</I> means a motor common or contract carrier engaged in transporting property, except household goods, in intrastate commerce in this state (ref. O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=46-1-1&amp;title=46#46-1-1(8)" target="_newtab">46-1-1(8)</a>).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="515-16-3-.03(u)">(u)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Subject to the exceptions contained in O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=46-1-1&amp;title=46#46-1-1(9)(C)" target="_newtab">46-1-1(9)(C)</a>, <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="515-16-3-.03(u)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><I>Motor contract carrier</I> means every person, except common carriers, owning, controlling, operating, or managing any motor propelled vehicle including the lessees or trustees of such persons or receivers appointed by any court used in the business of transporting persons or property for hire over any public highway in this state (ref. O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=46-1-1&amp;title=46#46-1-1(9)(A)" target="_newtab">46-1-1(9)(A)</a>).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="515-16-3-.03(u)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><I>Motor common carrier</I> means every person owning, controlling, operating, or managing any motor propelled vehicle, and the lessees, receivers, or trustees of such person, used in the business of transporting for hire of persons or property, or both, otherwise than over permanent rail tracks, on the public highways of Georgia as a common carrier. The term includes, but is not limited to, limousine carriers as defined in paragraph (5) of Code Section 46-7-85.1 (ref. O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=46-1-1&amp;title=46#46-1-1(9)(B)" target="_newtab">46-1-1(9)(B)</a>).</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="515-16-3-.03(v)">(v)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><I>Motor vehicle</I> means any vehicle, machine, tractor, trailer, or semitrailer propelled or drawn by mechanical power and used upon the highways in the transportation of passengers or property, or any combination thereof, determined by the Georgia Public Service Commission (ref. O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=46-1-1&amp;title=46#" target="_newtab">46-1-1</a>).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="515-16-3-.03(w)">(w)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><I>O.C.G.A.</I> means the Official Code of Georgia, Annotated.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="515-16-3-.03(x)">(x)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><I>Nonconsensual towing</I> means the removal or relocation of an illegally parked or trespassing motor vehicle from private real property at the request of the owner of such real property on which such vehicle is parked, or at the request of such real property owner's agent designated in writing, without the knowledge or consent of the owner of the vehicle being removed or relocated.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="515-16-3-.03(y)">(y)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><I>Nonconsensual tow truck operator</I> means any person or carrier operating the vehicle conducting the nonconsensual towing as defined in the previous definition in this Rule.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="515-16-3-.03(z)">(z)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><I>Out of service order</I> means a prohibition against driving or operating a motor vehicle(s), moving or causing cargo to be moved, or conducting a motor carrier operation (ref. <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/us/books/Code_of_Federal_Regulations/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=383.5&amp;title=49#" target="_newtab">49 CFR §§ 383.5</a> and <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/us/books/Code_of_Federal_Regulations/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=390.5&amp;title=49#" target="_newtab">390.5</a> and O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=40-5-152&amp;title=40#" target="_newtab">40-5-152</a>).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="515-16-3-.03(aa)">(aa)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><I>Passenger</I> means a person who travels in a public conveyance by virtue of a contract, either express or implied, with the carrier as to the payment of the fare or that, which is accepted as an equivalent therefore. The prepayment of fare is not necessary to establish the relationship of passenger and carrier. The term "passenger" shall mean and include express, mail, newspapers and/or baggage of passengers in the same vehicle or combination of vehicles with passengers, except as otherwise restricted in a certificate or by rule or regulation (ref. O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=46-1-1&amp;title=46#46-1-1(10)" target="_newtab">46-1-1(10)</a>).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="515-16-3-.03(bb)">(bb)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><I>Passenger permit</I> means a motor carrier of passenger permit issued to motor carriers engaged in transporting more than 10 passengers (excluding the driver) for compensation in charter service.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="515-16-3-.03(cc)">(cc)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><I>Permit</I> means a registration permit issued by the state revenue commissioner authorizing interstate transportation for hire exempt from the jurisdiction of the United States Department of Transportation or intrastate passenger transportation for hire exempt from the jurisdiction of the state revenue commissioner or intrastate transportation by a motor carrier of property (ref. O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=46-1-1&amp;title=46#46-1-1(11)" target="_newtab">46-1-1(11)</a>).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="515-16-3-.03(dd)">(dd)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><I>Person</I> means any individual, partnership, trust, private or public corporation, municipality, county, political subdivision, public authority, cooperative, association, or public or private organization of any character (ref. O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=46-1-1&amp;title=46#46-1-1(12)" target="_newtab">46-1-1(12)</a>).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="515-16-3-.03(ee)">(ee)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><I>Principle Place of Domicile</I> means the principal place in which a carrier conducts its business.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="515-16-3-.03(ff)">(ff)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><I>Property Permit</I> carrier means common or contract carriers engaged in the transportation of general commodities (except household goods) operating over the highways of the State of Georgia over no fixed route (ref. O.C.G.A. § 46-7-15(1)).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="515-16-3-.03(gg)">(gg)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><I>Private carrier</I> means every person except motor common carriers or motor contract carriers owning, controlling, operating, or managing any motor propelled vehicle, and the lessees or trustees thereof or receivers appointed by any court whatsoever, used in the business of transporting persons or property in private transportation not for hire over any public highway in this state. The term "private carrier" shall not include: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="515-16-3-.03(gg)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Motor vehicles not for hire engaged solely in the harvesting or transportation of forest products; provided, however, that motor vehicles not for hire with a manufacturer's gross weight rated capacity of 44,000 pounds or more engaged solely in the transportation of unmanufactured forest products shall be subject only to the Georgia Forest Products Trucking Rules provided for in division (9)(c)(x) of this Code section;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="515-16-3-.03(gg)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Motor vehicles not for hire engaged solely in the transportation of road-building materials;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="515-16-3-.03(gg)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Motor vehicles not for hire engaged solely in the transportation of unmanufactured agricultural or dairy products between farm, market, gin, warehouse, or mill whether such vehicle is owned by the owner or producer of such agricultural or dairy products or not, so long as the title remains in the producer; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="515-16-3-.03(gg)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Except for the motor vehicles excluded under subparagraph (c) of this paragraph, motor vehicles having a manufacturer's gross vehicle weight rating of 10,000 pounds or less; provided, however, that motor vehicles which have a manufacturer's gross vehicle weight rating of 10,000 pounds or less and which are transporting hazardous materials, as the term "hazardous materials" is defined in Title 49 C.F.R., Parts 107, 171-173, and 177-178, shall be included within the meaning of the term "private carrier" (ref. O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=46-1-1&amp;title=46#46-1-1(13)" target="_newtab">46-1-1(13)</a>).</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="515-16-3-.03(hh)">(hh)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><I>Public highway</I> means every public street, road, highway, or thoroughfare of any kind in this state (ref. O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=46-1-1&amp;title=46#46-1-1(14)" target="_newtab">46-1-1(14)</a>).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="515-16-3-.03(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><I>RSPA</I> means the Research and Special Programs Administration of the United States Department of Transportation or any successor agency.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="515-16-3-.03(jj)">(jj)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><I>Road-building material</I> means fill dirt, rock or other sub-base, concrete, asphalt or any other material to be used in the actual construction of a public highway, provided, however,"road-building material" does not include materials designated as hazardous materials pursuant to Title <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/us/books/United_States_Code/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=5101&amp;title=49&amp;getbrowsepage=yes#" target="_newtab">49 U.S.C. § 5101</a>, et. seq.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="515-16-3-.03(kk)">(kk)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><I>Railroad Corporation</I> or<I> Railroad Co.</I> means all corporations, companies, individuals, or associations of persons, whether incorporated or otherwise, that engage in business as common carriers upon any of the lines of railroads operating in this state.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="515-16-3-.03(ll)">(ll)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><I>Single Source Leasing</I> means whereby a leasing company whose primary business is leasing vehicles and who operates a fleet of ten or more vehicles provides vehicle equipment and drivers in a single transaction to a private carrier and is presumed to result in private carriage by the shipper if the requirements enumerated in O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=46-1-1&amp;title=46#46-1-1(9)(c)(ix)" target="_newtab">46-1-1(9)(c)(ix)</a> are met and are subject only to the Commission's safety rules.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="515-16-3-.03(mm)">(mm)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><I>Single State Registration Receipt</I> means a registration receipt issued to interstate motor carriers by their base state, identifying the carrier and specifying the states in which the carrier is authorized to operate pursuant to <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/us/books/Code_of_Federal_Regulations/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=367.5&amp;title=49#" target="_newtab">49 CFR § 367.5</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="515-16-3-.03(nn)">(nn)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><I>Single State Registration System (SSRS) </I> means the requirements for registration of interstate carriers with their base state for issuance of registration receipts as described in 49 CFR Part 367; and SSRS is being superseded by Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) when and if the FMCSA completes refining of the computer database and programming for UCR.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="515-16-3-.03(oo)">(oo)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><I>Temporary Emergency Authority</I> means a temporary grant of operating authority by the Commission under the provisions of Commission Transportation Rule <a title="515-16-5-.15" href="515-16-5-.15">515-16-5-.15</a>. A Temporary Emergency is an immediate and unmet need for which there is no certificated carrier authorized and capable of meeting such need, or the refusal by all such authorized carriers to provide service to the involved shipper or to the involved origin or destination points. To qualify for a grant of Temporary Emergence Authority, the applicant must show that it is qualified and ready, willing and able to meet such need. Such Temporary Emergency Authority shall expire within sixty days after the Commission Order granting such authority unless otherwise provided by Commission Order.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="515-16-3-.03(pp)">(pp)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><I>Unified Carrier Registration System</I> or <I>URS</I> means the national registration system established by the FMCSA pursuant to <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/us/books/United_States_Code/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=13908&amp;title=49#" target="_newtab">49 USC § 13908</a>, which is superseding SSRS.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="515-16-3-.03(qq)">(qq)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><I>USDOT</I> means the United States Department of Transportation.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="515-16-3-.03(rr)">(rr)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><I>Utility</I> means any person who is subject in any way to the lawful jurisdiction of the Commission (ref. O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=46-1-1&amp;title=46#" target="_newtab">46-1-1</a>).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="515-16-3-.03(ss)">(ss)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><I>Vehicle</I> means any vehicle, machine, tractor, trailer, or semitrailer propelled or drawn by mechanical power and used upon the highways in the transportation of passengers or property, or any combination thereof, determined by the Georgia Public Service Commission (ref. O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=46-1-1&amp;title=46#" target="_newtab">46-1-1</a>).</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/515-16-3-.04" name="515-16-3-.04" title="515-16-3-.04">Rule 515-16-3-.04 Operations Conducted in Certificate or Permit Name</a></h2> <P>All operations must be conducted and business transacted under the name of the owner, or owner with an operating name, or name of incorporation shown on the certificate, permit, or registration receipt. Individuals, partnerships or corporate owners of certificates or permits may request a change in the doing business as (D.B.A.) name by filing a request with the Commission. Certificated carriers may make application for transfer of a permanent certificate to a different individual, partnership or corporate owner by complying with all the rules relating to transfer of permanent certificates (<I>See</I> Commission Transportation Rules Chapter 515-16-5). Permitted carriers must apply for a new permit if there is a change in name or ownership.</P> <h2><a href="/GAC/515-16-3-.05" name="515-16-3-.05" title="515-16-3-.05">Rule 515-16-3-.05 Cancellation Due to Fraud</a></h2> <P>Any certificate, permit or registration receipt obtained by any fraudulent means shall be subject to cancellation upon discovery of such.</P> <h2><a href="/GAC/515-16-3-.06" name="515-16-3-.06" title="515-16-3-.06">Rule 515-16-3-.06 Designation of Process Agent</a></h2> <P>No for hire motor carrier shall engage in intrastate or interstate operations within the borders of the State of Georgia unless and until there shall have been filed with and accepted by this Commission a currently effective designation of a local agent for service and process. Said carrier shall file such designation by showing the name and address of such agent on forms prescribed by the Commission or by furnishing this Commission with a true copy of the designation of such agent filed with the Federal Highway Administration.</P> <h2><a href="/GAC/515-16-3-.07" name="515-16-3-.07" title="515-16-3-.07">Rule 515-16-3-.07 Civil Penalties - General. (See also Chapter 515-16-14 for Civil Penalty Procedures)</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="515-16-3-.07(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any person, firm or corporation (hereinafter referred to as "utility"), subject to the jurisdiction of the Georgia Public Service Commission, who shall willfully violate any law administered by the Commission, or any duly promulgated rule or regulation issued thereunder or who fails, neglects or refuses to comply with any order, after notice thereof, shall be liable to a penalty not to exceed $15,000.00 for said violation and an additional penalty not to exceed $10,000.00 for each day during which such violation continues.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="515-16-3-.07(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Commission, after hearing as provided for in Chapter 515-16-14 of the Commission's Transportation Rules, upon not less than 30 days notice, shall determine whether any carrier has willfully violated any law administered by the Commission, or any duly promulgated regulation issued thereunder, or has failed, neglected or refused to comply with any order of the Commission, and upon appropriate finding thereof may impose such civil penalties as herein provided by order for such violations. In each such proceeding, the Commission shall maintain a record including all pleadings, a transcript of proceedings, a statement of each matter of which the Commission takes official notice, and all staff memoranda or data submitted to the Commission in connection with their consideration of the case. All penalties and interest thereon (at the rate of 10 percent per annum) recovered by the Commission shall be paid into the general fund of the State treasury.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="515-16-3-.07(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any party aggrieved by a decision of the Commission may seek judicial review as provided in (4) below.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="515-16-3-.07(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any party who has exhausted all administrative remedies available before the Georgia Public Service Commission and who is aggrieved by a final decision of the Commission in a proceeding described in subsection (2) of this section may seek judicial review of the final order of the Commission in the Superior Court of Fulton County. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="515-16-3-.07(4)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Proceedings for review shall be instituted by filing a petition within 30 days after the service of the final decision of the Commission or, if a rehearing is requested, within 30 days after the decision thereon. A motion for rehearing or reconsideration after a final decision by the Commission shall not be a prerequisite to the filing of a petition for review. Copies of the petition shall be served upon the Commission and all parties of record before the Commission.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="515-16-3-.07(4)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The petition shall state the nature of the petitioner's interest, the facts showing that petitioner is aggrieved by the decision and the ground, as specified in subsection (4)(f) of this section, upon which the petitioner contends that the decision should be reversed. The petition may be amended by leave of court.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="515-16-3-.07(4)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Within 30 days after service of the petition, or within such further time as is stipulated by the parties or as is allowed by the court, the agency shall transmit to the reviewing court the original or a certified copy of the entire record of the proceedings under review. By stipulation of all parties to the review proceedings, the record may be shortened. A party unreasonably refusing to stipulate that the record be limited may be taxed for the additional costs. The court may require or permit subsequent corrections or additions to the record.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="515-16-3-.07(4)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If, before the date set for hearing, application is made to the court for leave to present additional evidence, and it is shown to the satisfaction of the court that the additional evidence is material and there were good reasons for failure to present it in the proceedings before the agency, the court may order that the additional evidence be taken before the Commission upon such procedure as is determined by the court. The Commission may modify its findings and decision by reason of the additional evidence and shall file that evidence and any modifications, new findings, or decisions with the reviewing court.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="515-16-3-.07(4)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The review shall be conducted by the court without a jury and shall be confined to the record. The court shall not substitute its judgment for that of the Commission as to the weight of the evidence on questions of fact. The court may affirm the decision of the Commission or remand the case for further proceedings. The court may reverse the decision of the Commission if substantial rights of the petitioner have been prejudiced because the Commission's findings, inferences, conclusions, or decisions are: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="515-16-3-.07(4)(e)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In violation of constitutional or statutory provisions;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="515-16-3-.07(4)(e)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In excess of the statutory authority of the Commission;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="515-16-3-.07(4)(e)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Made upon unlawful procedure;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="515-16-3-.07(4)(e)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Clearly not supported by any reliable, probative, and substantial evidence on the record as a whole; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="515-16-3-.07(4)(e)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Arbitrary or capricious.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="515-16-3-.07(4)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A party aggrieved by an order of the court in a proceeding authorized under subsection (4) of this rule may appeal to the Supreme Court of Georgia or to the Court of Appeals of Georgia in accordance with Article 2 of Chapter 6 of Title 5 of O.C.G.A., the "Appellate Practice Act."</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/515-16-3-.08" name="515-16-3-.08" title="515-16-3-.08">Rule 515-16-3-.08 Criminal Penalties - General</a></h2> <P>Every officer, agent, or employee of any company under the jurisdiction of the Commission who violates or procures, aids, or abets any violation by any such company of any provision of Title 46 O.C.G.A.; or who fails to obey, observe, or comply with any order of the Commission; or who aids or abets any such company in its failure to obey, observe, and comply with any such order, direction, or provision, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. Such officer, agent, or employee shall be subject to prosecution in any county in which the company or the officer, agent, or employee violates any provision of this title or any provision of any order of the Commission, or in any county through which the company operates. Such officer, agent, or employee shall also be subject to prosecution under this title in any county in which a subordinate agent or employee of the company violates any provision of this title, by the approval or direction, or in consequence of the approval or direction, of such officer, agent, or employee; and the agent or employee who locally in any county violates the rules or directions of said Commission pursuant to the direction or authority of a superior officer may be called as a witness and be compelled to testify as to the authority by which he acted. Such testimony shall not be used against such subordinate employee or agent, nor shall he thereafter be subject to prosecution for said offense.</P> </div> </div> </HTML> </div> <div id="toc" class="sidebar noprint"> <ul id="toc-children" class="children"><li><a href="/GAC/515-16-3-.01" name="515-16-3-.01" title="515-16-3-.01">Rule 515-16-3-.01 Transportation Jurisdiction of the Commission</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/515-16-3-.02" name="515-16-3-.02" title="515-16-3-.02">Rule 515-16-3-.02 Application of Rules</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/515-16-3-.03" name="515-16-3-.03" title="515-16-3-.03">Rule 515-16-3-.03 Defintions</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/515-16-3-.04" name="515-16-3-.04" title="515-16-3-.04">Rule 515-16-3-.04 Operations Conducted in Certificate or Permit Name</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/515-16-3-.05" name="515-16-3-.05" title="515-16-3-.05">Rule 515-16-3-.05 Cancellation Due to Fraud</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/515-16-3-.06" name="515-16-3-.06" title="515-16-3-.06">Rule 515-16-3-.06 Designation of Process Agent</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/515-16-3-.07" name="515-16-3-.07" title="515-16-3-.07">Rule 515-16-3-.07 Civil Penalties - General. 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