Or. Admin. R. 340-012-0041 - Formal Enforcement Actions

(1) FEAs may require that the respondent take action within a specified timeframe or may assess civil penalties. DEQ may issue an NPV or FEA whether or not it has previously issued a WL or PEN related to the issue or violation. Unless specifically prohibited by statute or rule, DEQ may issue an FEA without first issuing an NPV.
(2) A Notice of Civil Penalty Assessment and Order may be issued for the occurrence of any class of violation that is not limited by the NPV requirement of OAR 340-012-0038(3).
(3) An Order may be in the form of a commission or department order, including any written order that has been consented to in writing by the parties thereto, including but not limited to, a Mutual Agreement and Order (MAO).
(4) A Final Order and Stipulated Penalty Demand Notice may be issued according to the terms of any written final order that has been consented to in writing by the parties thereto, including, but not limited to, a MAO.
(5) A pre-enforcement offer to settle may be made pursuant to DEQ's expedited enforcement procedures in OAR 340-012-0170(2) or Field Penalty procedures prescribed by OAR chapter 340, division 150.
(6) The enforcement actions described in sections (2) through (5) of this rule in no way limit DEQ or commission from seeking any other legal or equitable remedies, including revocation of any DEQ-issued license or permit, provided by ORS Chapters 183, 454, 459, 465, 466, 467, 468, 468A, and 468B.


Or. Admin. R. 340-012-0041
DEQ 4-1989, f. & cert. ef. 3-14-89; DEQ 15-1990, f. & cert. ef. 3-30-90; DEQ 21-1992, f. & cert. ef. 8-11-92; DEQ 4-1994, f. & cert. ef. 3-14-94; DEQ 19-1998, f. & cert. ef. 10-12-98; DEQ 4-2005, f. 5-13-05, cert. ef. 6-1-05; DEQ 1-2014, f. & cert. ef. 1-6-14

Stat. Auth.: ORS 454.625, 459.376, 465.400-410, 466.625, 467.030, 468.020, 468A.025, 468A.045 & 468B.035

Stats. Implemented: ORS 454.635, 454.645, 459.376, 459.995, 465.900, 466.210, 466.880-895, 468.090-140, 468A.990, 468.992, 468B.025, 468B.220 & 468B.450

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