Section: Public works contract not awarded without agreement and guarantee of equal opportunity.
14. a. The Department of Environmental Protection may issue an administrative order against a local school board, the board of trustees of a charter school, or a principal or chief administrator of a private school that fails to adopt and implement a pesticide use and school integrated pest management policy in compliance with the provisions of this act. Upon identification of a violation of this act, the department shall issue a notice of violation by certified mail or personal service to the person responsible for the violation that identifies the violation and states that an administrative order may be issued requiring compliance with the act. Any notice of violation or administrative order shall (1) specify the provision or provisions of this act, or the rule or regulation adopted pursuant thereto, of which the person is in violation; (2) cite the action that caused the violation; and (3) require compliance with the provision of this act or the rule or regulation adopted pursuant thereto of which the person is in violation. In addition, any administrative order issued pursuant to this section shall give notice to the person of his right to a hearing on the matters contained in the order. The person shall have 20 days from receipt of the order within which to deliver to the commissioner a written request for a hearing. Subsequent to the hearing and upon finding that a violation has occurred, the commissioner may issue a final order. If no hearing is requested, the order shall become a final order upon the expiration of the 20-day period.
b. The provisions of section 10 of P.L.1971, c.176 (C.13:1F-10) shall not apply to this act.
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