Whenever the department has cause to believe that any person is violating any code, rule or regulation promulgated by the department, the department shall cause a prompt investigation to be made in connection therewith.
If upon inspection the department discovers a condition which is in violation of the provisions of this act or any code, rule or regulation promulgated pursuant thereto, it shall be authorized to order such violation to cease and to take such steps necessary to enforce such an order. The order to cease the violation issued by the commissioner and sent to the violator by certified mail or personal service shall include a reference to the section of the statute, regulation, order, or permit condition violated; the amount of the fine which shall be imposed; a concise statement of the facts alleged to constitute the violation; and a statement of the right of the violator to a hearing.
The person responsible shall make the corrections necessary to comply with the requirements of this act or code, rule or regulation promulgated pursuant thereto within the time specified in the order.
Nothing herein shall be deemed to prevent the department from prosecuting any violation of this act or any code, rule or regulation promulgated pursuant thereto, notwithstanding that such violation is corrected in accordance with its order.
L. 1954, c. 212, p. 785, s. 14. Amended by L. 1962, c. 215, s. 6; L. 1967, c. 106, s. 8, eff. June 15, 1967; L. .1985, c. 12, s. 2, eff. Jan. 22, 1985.