§ 23-19.14-11. Filing and public comment on settlement agreements.
(a) The state shall provide, for settlement agreements that may be put into effect prior to July 1, 2007, an opportunity to persons who are not named as parties to the action to comment on the proposed agreement before its entry as a final judgment. Persons not named as parties to the action will have fourteen (14) days after the date of the notice of the proposed agreement to submit written comments. The state shall consider any written comments, views or allegations relating to the proposed agreement. The state may withdraw or withhold its consent to the proposed settlement if the comments, views, or allegations concerning the judgment disclose facts or considerations that indicate that the proposed judgment is inappropriate, improper or inadequate.
(b) The proposed agreement shall be considered final when all substantive public comments have been addressed.
(c) No later than thirty (30) days after a settlement agreement is deemed final, the agreement shall be filed with the administrative adjudication division of the department of environmental management and shall be deemed a final order of the director.
(P.L. 1995, ch. 187, § 1; P.L. 2006, ch. 250, § 1; P.L. 2006, ch. 275, § 1.)