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WAC 332-18-05003

Civil penalties—Procedures.

(1) If a miner or permit holder fails to comply with the act, these rules, the permit, the reclamation plan, or any order or emergency order of the department, the miner or permit holder may be subject to a civil penalty for each violation based upon the schedule of fines set forth in WAC 332-18-05004 and calculated according to WAC 332-18-05005.
(2) The penalty shall be imposed by a notice of penalties delivered by certified mail with return receipt requested or by personal service.
(3) The notice of penalties shall explain the base penalty and penalty calculation as outlined in WAC 332-18-05004 and 332-18-05005.
(4) If the penalty and interest are not paid to the department after these are due and payable, the attorney general, at the request of the department, may bring an action in accordance with RCW 78.44.250.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 78.44.040, 34.05.220, 43.21C.135 and 78.44.250. WSR 94-14-051, § 332-18-05003, filed 6/30/94, effective 8/2/94.]
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