2020 Arkansas Code
Title 23 - Public Utilities and Regulated Industries
Subtitle 1 - Public Utilities And Carriers
Chapter 15 - Pipeline Companies
Subchapter 2 - Arkansas Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Act of 1971
§ 23-15-212. Injunction and jurisdiction

Universal Citation: AR Code § 23-15-212 (2020)
  1. (a)

    1. (1) The Arkansas Public Service Commission pursuant to the provisions of Acts 1935, No. 324, shall have the right to file suit to restrain violations of this subchapter, including the restraint of transportation of gas or the operation of a pipeline facility, or to enforce standards established hereunder upon petition by the commission or by the appropriate prosecuting attorney or the Attorney General on behalf of the State of Arkansas.

    2. (2) Whenever practicable, the commission shall give notice to any person against whom an action for injunctive relief is contemplated and afford him or her an opportunity to present his or her views and, except in the case of a knowing and willful violation, shall afford him or her reasonable opportunity to achieve compliance. However, the failure to give such notice and afford such opportunity shall not preclude the granting of appropriate relief.

  2. (b) Actions under subsection (a) of this section and § 23-15-211 may be brought in any court of competent jurisdiction in any county wherein any act or transaction constituting the alleged violation occurred or in the county wherein is located the principal place of business of any defendant. Process in such cases may be served in any manner provided by law.

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