RS 56:1851     

§1851.  Penalties and enforcement

A.(1)  The administrator may impose a civil penalty of up to one thousand dollars for each violation of this Part or the rules and regulations adopted under this Part and the administrator may suspend, annul, withdraw, or revoke any permit issued pursuant to this Part for any such violation.  Each day on which a violation occurs shall be a separate offense.

(2)  Civil penalties may be assessed and the suspension, annulment, withdrawal, or revocation of a permit may be imposed only by a ruling of the administrator based on an adjudicatory hearing held in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act, R.S. 49:950 et seq.

(3)  The administrator may institute civil proceedings to enforce his rulings in the district court for the parish in which the violation occurs.

B.  The administrator may issue cease and desist orders, compliance orders, and obtain injunctions or other appropriate relief upon determining that a violation of this Part or rules and regulations adopted under this Part or agreements made pursuant to the provisions of this Part has occurred, is occurring, or is about to occur.

C.  Unless otherwise provided by this Part, intentional violation of the provisions of this Part constitutes a class three violation, subject to the penalties provided in R.S. 56:33; however, there shall be no forfeiture of anything seized in connection with the violation.

Acts 1987, No. 646, §1; Acts 1988, No. 947, §1, eff. July 27, 1988; Acts 2003, No. 98, §1.