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Title Civil Enforcement Manual - Introduction
Document ID CEM-01
Summary This Manual provides guidance to staff in enforcing the environmental requirements administered by DEQ. The policies and procedures of this Manual promote enforcement actions that are timely and appropriate, consistent and certain, and reasonable, fair and effective. This Manual consists of eight chapters: Chapter One: Enforcement Policy (CEM-02) Chapter Two: General Enforcement Procedures (CEM-03 and CEM-04) Chapter Three: Priority, Timeliness and Certainty of Enforcement Actions (CEM-05) Chapter Four: Civil Charges and Penalties (CEM-06) Chapter Five: Incentives for Identifying and Resolving Violations (CEM-07) Chapter Six: Adversarial Administrative Actions (CEM-08) Chapter Seven: Court Actions (under development) Chapter Eight: Inspection Warrants, Information Requests and Bankruptcy (under development)
Effective Date 4/28/2009
pdf View document text     Posted On 3/23/2012                 Document on Town Hall
Explanation or Citations NOTE: Due to an update of the DEQ website, any links in this guidance document do not currently work. It is expected that this will take some time to fix and suggest that you contact John Ely at or 804-698-4249 for the document.

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