Maine Revised Statutes

§1884. Enforcement, inspection and penalties for violations

Permits issued by the bureau under this subchapter have the force and effect of law. No timber harvesting operation may be undertaken except in conformance with this subchapter. [2001, c. 604, §16 (AMD); 2011, c. 657, Pt. W, §7 (REV); 2013, c. 405, Pt. A, §24 (REV).]

For the purposes of inspection and to ensure compliance with permits issued or adopted by the bureau, authorized bureau staff or consultant personnel may conduct investigations, examinations, tests and site evaluations that are determined to be necessary to verify information presented to the bureau and may obtain access to any lands and structures regulated under this subchapter. [1997, c. 678, §13 (NEW); 2011, c. 657, Pt. W, §7 (REV); 2013, c. 405, Pt. A, §24 (REV).]

In addition, the bureau may in the name of the State institute any appropriate action, injunction or other proceeding to prevent, restrain, correct or abate any violation of this subchapter or of the permits issued under it or rules adopted under section 1803. This action may include, but is not limited to, proceedings to revoke or suspend any bureau permit or approval taken before the District Court in accordance with Title 4, section 152, subsection 9 and Title 4, chapter 5 or, notwithstanding the provisions of Title 5, section 10051, before the Superior Court, as part of an enforcement action brought by the bureau. [2001, c. 604, §16 (AMD); 2011, c. 657, Pt. W, §7 (REV); 2013, c. 405, Pt. A, §24 (REV).]

SECTION HISTORY
1997, c. 678, §13 (NEW). 1999, c. 547, §B28 (AMD). 1999, c. 547, §B80 (AFF). 2001, c. 604, §16 (AMD). 2003, c. 452, §F6 (AMD). 2003, c. 452, §X2 (AFF). 2011, c. 657, Pt. W, §7 (REV). 2013, c. 405, Pt. A, §24 (REV).