Section 3710.14 | Civil action against violator.
(A) At the request of the director of environmental protection, the attorney general may commence a civil action for civil penalties and injunctions, in a court of common pleas, against any person who has violated, is violating, or is threatening to violate this chapter, any rule adopted under this chapter, or any license or certificate issued under this chapter.
(B) The court of common pleas in which an action for injunctive relief is filed has jurisdiction to, and shall grant, preliminary and permanent injunctive relief upon a showing that the person against whom the action is brought has violated, is violating, or is threatening to violate any provision of this chapter, any rule adopted under this chapter, or any license or certificate issued under this chapter.
(C) Upon a finding of a violation, the court shall assess a civil penalty of not more than five thousand dollars against the person.
(D) Each day a violation continues is a separate violation under this section.
(E) The remedies provided in Chapter 3710. of the Revised Code are in addition to remedies otherwise available under any federal, state, or local law.
Available Versions of this Section
- March 17, 1987 – House Bill 589 - 116th General Assembly [ View March 17, 1987 Version ]
- January 1, 2018 – Amended by House Bill 49 - 132nd General Assembly [ View January 1, 2018 Version ]