Health and Safety

Air Pollution

SECTION 23-23-16

§ 23-23-16. Emergencies.

Notwithstanding the provisions of this chapter or any other provisions of this law, if the director of environmental management finds or has cause to believe or is notified by the director of health that any person is violating any provision of this chapter or any rule or regulation or any order made under this chapter and that violation or alleged violation is an immediate danger to public health or safety, he or she may order that person to cease the violation or alleged violation. Within twenty-four (24) hours after issuing the order or any longer time as the alleged violator may designate, the director shall grant the person a hearing. Not more than twenty-four (24) hours after the conclusion of the hearing, the director shall affirm, modify, or set aside the order.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1966, ch. 256, § 1; P.L. 1977, ch. 182, § 9; G.L. 1956, § 23-25-16; P.L. 1979, ch. 39, § 1; P.L. 1980, ch. 24, § 1.)