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45-881.01. Cease and desist order; temporary cease and desist order; hearing; injunctive relief
A. Except as provided by subsection B of this section, if the director has reason to believe that a person is violating or has violated a provision of this chapter or a permit, rule or order issued or adopted pursuant to this chapter, the director may give the person written notice that the person may appear and show cause at an administrative hearing at least thirty days from the date of service of the notice why the person should not be ordered to cease and desist from the violation. The notice shall inform the person of the date, time and place of the hearing and the consequences of failure to appear.
B. If the director finds that a person is constructing a storage facility or storing water in violation of this chapter, the director may issue a temporary order for the person to cease and desist the construction or storage pending final action by the director pursuant to subsection C of this section. The order shall include written notice to the person of the date, time and place where the person may appear at an administrative hearing before the department to show cause why the temporary order should be vacated. The hearing shall be held within fifteen days of the date of the order unless the person consents to a longer period.
C. The decision and order of the director under subsections A and B of this section may be in a form that the director determines to be reasonable and appropriate and may include a determination of violation, a cease and desist order, the recommendation of a civil penalty and an order directing that positive steps be taken to abate or ameliorate any harm or damage arising from the violation. The person affected may seek judicial review of the final decision of the director as provided in section 45-114, subsection B in the superior court in the county in which the violation is alleged to have occurred.
D. If the person continues the violation after the director has issued a final decision and order pursuant to subsection C of this section or a temporary order pursuant to subsection B of this section, the director may apply for a temporary restraining order or preliminary or permanent injunction from the superior court pursuant to the rules of civil procedure. Filing for injunctive relief does not preclude other forms of relief or enforcement against the violator.
E. Section 45-114, subsections A and B govern administrative proceedings, rehearing or review and judicial review of final decisions of the director under this section.