3723.15 Civil actions.

(A) At the request of the director of health, the attorney general may bring a civil action for appropriate relief, including a temporary restraining order, preliminary or permanent injunction, and civil penalties, in the court of common pleas of the county in which a violation has occurred, is occurring, or is threatening to occur against any individual, business entity, or government entity that has violated, is violating, or threatens to violate a requirement of this chapter or a rule adopted under it. In accordance with the Rules of Civil Procedure, the court of common pleas in which an action for injunction is filed has jurisdiction to grant, and shall grant, a temporary restraining order and preliminary and permanent injunctive relief upon a showing that the individual, business entity, or government entity against whom the action is brought has violated, is violating, or threatens to violate a requirement of this chapter or a rule adopted under it. In an action for a civil penalty, the court may impose upon an individual, or business entity found to have violated a requirement of this chapter or a rule adopted under it a civil penalty of not more than one thousand dollars for each day of violation. Moneys resulting from civil penalties imposed under this section shall be credited to the radon program fund created pursuant to section 3723.14 of the Revised Code.

(B) The remedies provided in this section are in addition to remedies otherwise available under any federal or state law or ordinance of a municipal corporation.

Effective Date: 07-24-1990