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42-1720.  Violations of chapter — Penalties. (1) Every person who violates any of the provisions of this chapter, or of any order of the director or of any rule of the water resource board where a copy of the order or rule has been served upon said person by certified mail as herein provided, and said person fails to comply therewith within the time herein provided, or within ten (10) days of such service if not otherwise provided, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. In the event of a continuing violation, each day that the violation continues constitutes a separate and distinct offense.
(2)  Any person who willfully obstructs, hinders, or prevents the director, the department or its agents or employees from performing the duties imposed by this chapter or who willfully resists the exercise of the control and supervision conferred by this chapter upon the director, the department or its agents or employees is guilty of a misdemeanor.
(3)  Any owner or any person acting as a director, officer, agent or employee of an owner, or any contractor or agent or employee of a contractor who engages in the construction, enlargement, repair, alteration, maintenance or removal of any dam, reservoir or mine tailings impoundment structure, who knowingly does work or permits work to be executed on the dam, reservoir or mine tailings impoundment structure without an approval or in violation of or contrary to any approval as provided for in this chapter, or any inspector, agent or employee of the department who has knowledge of such work being done and who fails to immediately notify the director thereof, is guilty of a misdemeanor.
(4)  Whenever any party or parties feel themselves aggrieved by the determination of the director in refusing to approve any plan or specification as mentioned in this chapter, or by any order of the director, such party or parties may seek a hearing before the director in accordance with section 42-1701A(3), Idaho Code, if a hearing has not already been held, and may seek judicial review in accordance with section 42-1701A(4), Idaho Code, of any final order of the director issued following a hearing.
(5)  When the director of the department of water resources determines that any person is in substantial violation of any provision of this chapter or any rule, certificate, condition of approval or order issued or promulgated pursuant to this chapter, the director may commence an administrative enforcement action by issuing a written notice of violation in accordance with the provisions of section 42-1701B, Idaho Code.

[42-1720, added 1969, ch. 280, sec. 11, p. 833; am. 1974, ch. 20, sec. 21, p. 533; am. 1978, ch. 309, sec. 11, p. 795; am. 1980, ch. 238, sec. 16, p. 547; am. 1998, ch. 173, sec. 9, p. 610.]

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