Section: By whom taxed; clerk to sign bill of costs
a. The local board of health or county health department, as the case may be, shall conduct weekly inspections of major hazardous waste facilities in order to determine compliance with the provisions of the registration statement or engineering design for the facility and of all relevant Federal or State laws or any rule and regulation adopted pursuant thereto. These inspections shall be conducted by the appropriate health or code enforcement official, as the case may be, shall commence with the commencement of construction of such facility, and shall continue for 30 years following the closure thereof. Prior to the commencement of operation of any major hazardous waste facility, the department, in conjunction with the Department of Health, shall provide for the training of local or county health personnel to conduct the inspections required pursuant to this section.
b. In the event that any municipal or county inspection of a major hazardous waste facility discloses a violation of any law or rule and regulation adopted pursuant thereto, the local board of health or the county health department, as the case may be, may institute an action in a court of competent jurisdiction for injunctive relief to restrain the violation and for such other relief as the court shall deem proper. The court may proceed in such action in a summary manner. Neither the institution of such action nor any of the proceedings therein shall relieve any party to the proceedings from other fines or penalties prescribed by law for the violation. One-half of any penalty imposed upon the owner or operator of a major hazardous waste facility as the result of a violation disclosed in any municipal or county inspection thereof shall, the provisions of any law to the contrary notwithstanding, be awarded to the local board of health or county health department, as the case may be, which conducted the inspection.
c. The department, in consultation with the commission, shall conduct or cause to be conducted a training program for municipal or county officials performing inspections of major hazardous waste facilities pursuant to this section.
L.1981, c. 279, s. 16, eff. Sept. 10, 1981.
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