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65-7010. Civil penalties. (a) The secretary of the department of health and environment or the director of the division of environment, if designated by the secretary, upon a finding that a person has violated any provision of this act may impose a penalty not to exceed $25,000 which shall constitute an actual and substantial economic deterrent to the violation for which it is assessed and, in the case of a continuing violation, every day such violation continues shall be deemed a separate violation.

(b) No penalty shall be imposed pursuant to this section except after notice of violation and opportunity for hearing upon the written order of the secretary or the director of the division of environment, if designated by the secretary, to the person who committed the violation. The order shall state the violation, the penalty to be imposed and the right to appeal to the secretary for a hearing thereon. Any person may appeal an order by making a written request to the secretary for a hearing within 15 days of service of such order. Proceedings under this subsection shall be conducted in accordance with the provisions of the Kansas administrative procedure act.

(c) Any sum assessed under this section shall be deposited in the chemical control fund.

(d) Any final action of the secretary pursuant to this section is subject to review in accordance with the Kansas judicial review act.

History: L. 1999, ch. 170, § 16; L. 2010, ch. 17, § 170; July 1.

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