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Title 6 : Agriculture

Chapter 215 : AGRICULTURAL WATER QUALITY

Subchapter 010 : Enforcement

(Cite as: 6 V.S.A. § 4996)
  • § 4996. Appeals; enforcement

    (a) Any person subject, under this subchapter, to an administrative enforcement order, an administrative penalty, or revocation of a permit or certification who is aggrieved by a final decision of the Secretary may appeal to the Civil Division of Superior Court within 30 days of the decision. The Chief Superior judge may specially assign an Environmental judge to the Civil Division of Superior Court for the purpose of hearing an appeal.

    (b) If the Secretary issues an emergency order under this chapter, the person subject to the order may request a hearing before the Civil Division of Superior Court. Notice of the request for hearing under this subdivision shall be filed with the Civil Division of Superior Court and the Secretary within five business days of receipt of the order. A hearing on the emergency order shall be held at the earliest possible time and shall take precedence over all other hearings. The hearing shall be held within five business days of receipt of the notice of the request for hearing. A request for hearing on an emergency order shall not stay the order. The Civil Division of the Superior Court shall issue a decision within five business days from the conclusion of the hearing, and no later than 30 days from the date the notice of request for hearing was received by the person subject to the order.

    (c) The Civil Division of the Superior Court shall review appeals under this section on the record pursuant to Rule 74 of the Vermont Rules of Civil Procedure. (Added 2015, No. 64, § 17; amended 2017, No. 11, § 2.)