(a) The department, in accordance with the time intervals prescribed pursuant to subdivision (d) of Section 472.1, but at least once annually, shall review the operation and performance of each qualified third-party dispute resolution process and determine, using the information provided the department as prescribed pursuant to subdivision (d) of Section 472.1 and the monitoring and inspection information described in subdivision (c) of Section 472.4, whether the process is operating in substantial compliance with subdivision (d) of Section 1793.22 of the Civil Code and this chapter. If the department determines that the process is in substantial compliance, the certification shall remain in effect.

(b) If the department determines that the process is not in substantial compliance with subdivision (d) of Section 1793.22 of the Civil Code or this chapter, the department shall issue a notice of decertification to the entity which operates the process and shall send a copy of that notice to any manufacturer affected by the decertification. The notice of decertification shall state the reasons for the issuance of the notice and prescribe the modifications in the operation of the process that are required in order for the process to retain its certification.

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(c) A notice of decertification shall take effect 180 calendar days following the date the notice is served on the manufacturer, or other entity, which uses the process that the department has determined is not in substantial compliance with subdivision (d) of Section 1793.22 of the Civil Code or this chapter. The department shall withdraw the notice of decertification prior to its effective date if the department determines, after a public hearing, that the manufacturer, or other entity, which uses the process has made the modifications in the operation of the process required in the notice of decertification and is in substantial compliance with subdivision (d) of Section 1793.22 of the Civil Code and this chapter.

(Amended by Stats. 1992, Ch. 1232, Sec. 4. Effective January 1, 1993.)