IRRIGATION AND DRAINAGE — WATER RIGHTS AND RECLAMATION
APPROPRIATION OF WATER — CANCELATION OF PERMITS
42-311. Cancellation of permit — Grounds — Hearing — Permittee defined. (1) If the director of the department of water resources finds, on the basis of available information at any time after a permit is issued but prior to license, that the permittee has refused or failed to comply with any of the conditions in the permit, or has refused or failed to comply with the provisions of the law governing the permit, then the director of the department of water resources may issue (a) an order to show cause before the director of the department or the director’s designee on or before a date therein set, which shall be not less than thirty (30) days from the date of service, why the director of the department should not cancel said permit; or (b) an order directing the permittee to cease and desist the activity or activities alleged to be in violation of the conditions of the permit or in violation of provisions of the law governing the permit. A cease and desist order may direct compliance with the permit forthwith or may provide for a time schedule to bring the permittee into compliance with the conditions of the permit.
(2) Any order to show cause or order to cease and desist shall contain a statement of findings of fact and of conclusions of law that provide a factual and legal basis for the order of the director of the department of water resources.
(3) The director of the department of water resources shall serve a copy of any such order on the permittee by personal service or by certified mail. If reasonable efforts to personally serve the order fail, or if the certified mail is returned unclaimed, the department may serve the order by publication by publishing a summary of the order once a week for two (2) consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the county in which the point of diversion is located. Service by certified mail shall be complete upon receipt of the certified mail. Personal service may be completed by department personnel or a person authorized to serve process under the Idaho rules of civil procedure. Service by publication shall be complete upon the date of the last publication.
(4) The permittee shall have a right to an administrative hearing before the department if requested in writing within twenty-one (21) days from the date of service of the order, and to judicial review, all as provided in section 42-1701A, Idaho Code.
(5) The term "permittee," as used in this chapter, includes the heirs, successors, or assigns of the person to whom the department issued a water right permit.
[42-311, added 1986, ch. 313, sec. 7, p. 772; am. 1988, ch. 83, sec. 1, p. 143.]