2016 Code of Alabama
Section 34-21A-25 - Penalties and sanctions.

AL Code § 34-21A-25 (2016) What's This?
Section 34-21A-25Penalties and sanctions.

(a) Any person who undertakes or attempts to undertake the business of manufacturing, installing, servicing, cleaning, repairing, or maintaining any onsite sewage system or equipment without first having obtained and having possession of a current, valid license from the board or who knowingly presents or files false information with the board for the purpose of obtaining a license or otherwise fraudulently obtains a license, or who knowingly violates any provision of this chapter regulating the onsite sewage industry shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor, as defined by the state criminal code.

(b) Whenever it appears to the board that an individual has violated or is about to violate this chapter, it may in its own name petition the circuit court of the county where the violation is occurring or is about to occur to issue a temporary restraining order or other appropriate injunctive relief enjoining the violation.

(c) The board may reprimand in writing any licensee who provides substandard or dangerous service, repair, or installation or who otherwise violates this chapter.

(d) The board may levy and collect an administrative fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000) for each violation of this chapter or a rule, as amended, of the board or Alabama Department of Public Health rules pertaining to the manufacture, installation, servicing, cleaning, or maintenance of an onsite sewage system or portable toilets.

(e) In addition to or in lieu of the criminal penalties and administrative sanctions provided in this chapter, the board may issue an order to any person, firm, or corporation engaged in any activity, conduct, or practice constituting a violation of this chapter directing the person, firm, or corporation to immediately cease and desist from the activity, conduct, practice, or performance of any work then being done or about to be commenced. The order shall be issued in the name of the State of Alabama under the authority of the board. A person, firm, or corporation that does not comply with a cease and desist order shall be deemed in violation of this chapter and shall be subject to all disciplinary powers, penalties, fines, and remedies available to the board.

(Act 99-571, p. 1265, §25; Act 2010-258, p. 453, §1.)

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