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§19-1B-5. Compliance orders, suspension of timbering operating license.

(a) Upon a finding by the chief that failure to use a particular best management practice is causing or contributing, or has the potential to cause or contribute, to soil erosion or water pollution, the chief shall notify the director of the location of the site, the problem associated with the site, and any suggested corrective action. Upon the failure of the director to take appropriate action within three days of providing notice to the director, the chief may seek relief through the conference panel in accordance with section eleven of this article.

(b) Upon notification of the chief or upon a finding by the director that failure to use a particular best management practice is causing or contributing, or has the potential to cause or contribute, to soil erosion or water pollution, the director shall issue a written compliance order requiring the person conducting the timber operation to take corrective action. The order shall mandate compliance within a reasonable and practical time, not to exceed ten days. The person subject to the order may appeal the order within forty-eight hours of its issuance to the conference panel in accordance with section eleven of this article.

(c) In any circumstance where observed damage or circumstances on a logging operation, in the opinion of the director, are sufficient to endanger life or result in uncorrectable soil erosion or water pollution, or if the operator is not licensed pursuant to this article, or if a certified logger is not supervising the operation, the director shall order the immediate suspension of the timber operation and the operation shall remain suspended until the corrective action mandated in the compliance order suspending the operation is instituted. The director shall not issue an order cancelling the suspension order until compliance is satisfactory or until overruled on appeal. Failure to comply with any compliance order is a violation of this article. The person subject to the order may appeal to the conference panel in accordance with the provisions of section eleven of this article.

(d) The director may suspend the license of any person conducting a timbering operation or the certification of any certified logger supervising a timbering operation, for no less than thirty nor more than ninety days, if the person is found in violation of this article or article eleven, chapter twenty-two of this code, for a second time within any two-year period: Provided, That one or more violations for the same occurrence is only one violation for purposes of this subsection.

(e) The director may revoke the license of any person conducting timbering operations or the certification of any certified logger if the person is found in violation of this article or article eleven, chapter twenty-two of this code, for a third time within any two-year period: Provided, That one or more violations for the same occurrence is only one violation for purposes of this subsection. A revoked license is not subject to reissue during the licensing period for which it was issued.

(f) The director shall notify the chief of any order issued or any suspension or revocation of a license pursuant to this section within three days of the date of the director's action.

State Codes and Statutes

Statutes > West-virginia > 19 > 19-1b-5

§19-1B-5. Compliance orders, suspension of timbering operating license.

(a) Upon a finding by the chief that failure to use a particular best management practice is causing or contributing, or has the potential to cause or contribute, to soil erosion or water pollution, the chief shall notify the director of the location of the site, the problem associated with the site, and any suggested corrective action. Upon the failure of the director to take appropriate action within three days of providing notice to the director, the chief may seek relief through the conference panel in accordance with section eleven of this article.

(b) Upon notification of the chief or upon a finding by the director that failure to use a particular best management practice is causing or contributing, or has the potential to cause or contribute, to soil erosion or water pollution, the director shall issue a written compliance order requiring the person conducting the timber operation to take corrective action. The order shall mandate compliance within a reasonable and practical time, not to exceed ten days. The person subject to the order may appeal the order within forty-eight hours of its issuance to the conference panel in accordance with section eleven of this article.

(c) In any circumstance where observed damage or circumstances on a logging operation, in the opinion of the director, are sufficient to endanger life or result in uncorrectable soil erosion or water pollution, or if the operator is not licensed pursuant to this article, or if a certified logger is not supervising the operation, the director shall order the immediate suspension of the timber operation and the operation shall remain suspended until the corrective action mandated in the compliance order suspending the operation is instituted. The director shall not issue an order cancelling the suspension order until compliance is satisfactory or until overruled on appeal. Failure to comply with any compliance order is a violation of this article. The person subject to the order may appeal to the conference panel in accordance with the provisions of section eleven of this article.

(d) The director may suspend the license of any person conducting a timbering operation or the certification of any certified logger supervising a timbering operation, for no less than thirty nor more than ninety days, if the person is found in violation of this article or article eleven, chapter twenty-two of this code, for a second time within any two-year period: Provided, That one or more violations for the same occurrence is only one violation for purposes of this subsection.

(e) The director may revoke the license of any person conducting timbering operations or the certification of any certified logger if the person is found in violation of this article or article eleven, chapter twenty-two of this code, for a third time within any two-year period: Provided, That one or more violations for the same occurrence is only one violation for purposes of this subsection. A revoked license is not subject to reissue during the licensing period for which it was issued.

(f) The director shall notify the chief of any order issued or any suspension or revocation of a license pursuant to this section within three days of the date of the director's action.


State Codes and Statutes

State Codes and Statutes

Statutes > West-virginia > 19 > 19-1b-5

§19-1B-5. Compliance orders, suspension of timbering operating license.

(a) Upon a finding by the chief that failure to use a particular best management practice is causing or contributing, or has the potential to cause or contribute, to soil erosion or water pollution, the chief shall notify the director of the location of the site, the problem associated with the site, and any suggested corrective action. Upon the failure of the director to take appropriate action within three days of providing notice to the director, the chief may seek relief through the conference panel in accordance with section eleven of this article.

(b) Upon notification of the chief or upon a finding by the director that failure to use a particular best management practice is causing or contributing, or has the potential to cause or contribute, to soil erosion or water pollution, the director shall issue a written compliance order requiring the person conducting the timber operation to take corrective action. The order shall mandate compliance within a reasonable and practical time, not to exceed ten days. The person subject to the order may appeal the order within forty-eight hours of its issuance to the conference panel in accordance with section eleven of this article.

(c) In any circumstance where observed damage or circumstances on a logging operation, in the opinion of the director, are sufficient to endanger life or result in uncorrectable soil erosion or water pollution, or if the operator is not licensed pursuant to this article, or if a certified logger is not supervising the operation, the director shall order the immediate suspension of the timber operation and the operation shall remain suspended until the corrective action mandated in the compliance order suspending the operation is instituted. The director shall not issue an order cancelling the suspension order until compliance is satisfactory or until overruled on appeal. Failure to comply with any compliance order is a violation of this article. The person subject to the order may appeal to the conference panel in accordance with the provisions of section eleven of this article.

(d) The director may suspend the license of any person conducting a timbering operation or the certification of any certified logger supervising a timbering operation, for no less than thirty nor more than ninety days, if the person is found in violation of this article or article eleven, chapter twenty-two of this code, for a second time within any two-year period: Provided, That one or more violations for the same occurrence is only one violation for purposes of this subsection.

(e) The director may revoke the license of any person conducting timbering operations or the certification of any certified logger if the person is found in violation of this article or article eleven, chapter twenty-two of this code, for a third time within any two-year period: Provided, That one or more violations for the same occurrence is only one violation for purposes of this subsection. A revoked license is not subject to reissue during the licensing period for which it was issued.

(f) The director shall notify the chief of any order issued or any suspension or revocation of a license pursuant to this section within three days of the date of the director's action.

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