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PDFWAC 246-292-110


(1) When a public water system or operator fails to comply with the requirements of this chapter, the department may initiate appropriate enforcement actions as authorized in chapters 70A.120 and 70A.125 RCW.
(2) The department's enforcement actions against a public water system or operator may include one or more of the following:
(a) Issuing an informal letter directing appropriate corrective measures;
(b) Issuing a notice of violation requiring appropriate corrective measures;
(c) Issuing a compliance schedule of specific actions needed to achieve compliance;
(d) Issuing an order requiring specific actions or ceasing unacceptable activities within a designated time period;
(e) Imposing civil penalties for up to:
(i) Five thousand dollars per day per violation; or
(ii) Ten thousand dollars per day per violation in the case of a violation that the department has determined to be a public health emergency;
(f) Revoking or suspending a certification in accordance with WAC 246-292-100; and
(g) Other legal action by the attorney general or local prosecutor.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040 and 2020 c 20. WSR 22-07-025, § 246-292-110, filed 3/9/22, effective 4/9/22. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.119.050 and chapter 70.119 RCW. WSR 14-01-003, § 246-292-110, filed 12/4/13, effective 1/4/14. Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.119 RCW and Safe Drinking Water Act, Public Law 104-182; 64 F.R. 5916 - 5921. WSR 01-02-070, § 246-292-110, filed 12/29/00, effective 1/29/01. Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.119 RCW. WSR 94-04-004, § 246-292-110, filed 1/20/94, effective 2/20/94. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040. WSR 91-02-049 (Order 121), recodified as § 246-292-110, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.119.050. WSR 78-10-053 (Order 1343), § 248-55-130, filed 9/22/78.]
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