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254.37 Enforcement.


(1) Notification of violation and order of abatement. Whenever the department finds, upon inspection and examination, that a source of radiation as constructed, operated or maintained results in a violation of this subchapter or of any rules promulgated under this subchapter, the department shall do all of the following:


(a) Notify the person in control that is causing, allowing or permitting the violation as to the nature of the violation.


(b) Order that, prior to a specified time, the person in control shall cease and abate causing, allowing or permitting the violation and take such action as may be necessary to have the source of radiation constructed, operated, or maintained in compliance with this subchapter and rules promulgated under this subchapter.


(2) Orders. The department shall issue and enforce such orders or modifications of previously issued orders as may be required in connection with proceedings under this subchapter. The orders shall be subject to review by the department upon petition of the persons affected. Whenever the department finds that a condition exists that constitutes an immediate threat to health due to violation of this subchapter or any rule or order promulgated under this subchapter, it may issue an order reciting the existence of the threat and the findings pertaining to the threat. The department may summarily cause the abatement of the violation.


(3) Rules. The department shall promulgate and enforce the rules pertaining to ionizing radiation.


(4) Jurisdiction. The circuit court of Dane county shall have jurisdiction to enforce the orders by injunctional and other appropriate relief.

254.37 – ANNOT.

History: 1993 a. 27 s. 231; Stats. 1993 s. 254.37; 1995 a. 27 ss. 6336 to 6338, 9116 (5); 1997 a. 27; 1999 a. 9.