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§22-14-14. Enforcement orders; hearings.

(a) If the secretary, upon inspection, investigation or through other means observes, discovers or learns of a violation of the provisions of this article, any certificate of approval, notice, order or rules issued or promulgated hereunder, he or she may:

(1) Issue an order stating with reasonable specificity the nature of the violation and requiring compliance immediately or within a specified time. An order under this section includes, but is not limited to, any or all of the following: Orders suspending, revoking or amending certificates of approval, orders requiring a person to take remedial action or cease and desist orders;

(2) Seek an injunction in accordance with subsection (c), section fifteen of this article;

(3) Institute a civil action in accordance with subsection (c), section fifteen of this article; or

(4) Request the Attorney General, or the prosecuting attorney of the county in which the alleged violation occurred, to bring a criminal action in accordance with section twelve of this article.

(b) Any person issued a cease and desist order may file a notice of request for reconsideration with the secretary not more than seven days from the issuance of the order and shall have a hearing before the secretary contesting the terms and conditions of the order within ten days of the filing of the notice of a request for reconsideration. The filing of a notice of request for reconsideration does not stay or suspend the execution or enforcement of the cease and desist order.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2017 Regular Session
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