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Absentee-Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma


Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma Tribal Code
Environmental Protection
Chapter 2. Compliance and Enforcement Procedures

Section 1. Non-Compliance

Any person who fails to comply with any provision of this Code shall be subject to the penalties and other protective actions set forth herein. In the event of non-compliance, the Director of the program with specific relevant assigned duties (OEP and/or OEH & E) being responsible for enforcement for a specified issue or environmental area shall serve the violator, in person or by mail, with a notice of non-compliance which shall specify non-compliance with the provisions of this Code or the terms of the plan of development submitted pursuant to this Code and shall specify the action which must be taken to correct such non-compliance, as well as the time limits within which such action shall be taken.

Absentee Shawnee Environmental Code Section 1, AST ENVIR Code Section 1

Section 2. Orders to Cease Activity

In the event of non-compliance with this Code, with any notice of non-compliance, or with any applicable federal law or regulation, the director responsible for enforcement may order the cessation of such activity without additional notice to the violator if the non-compliance is not cured in five (5) calendar days. If deemed necessary, after the five (5) day period of non-compliance, vehicles and equipment may be impounded, or access restricted to an area or site until the non-compliance is cured. The violator shall be served, in the case of violation of this Code, with a statement of the reasons for the cessation order, and the actions needed to be taken before the order will be lifted. A copy of this cessation order and the statement of reasons for the order shall be delivered to the Governor of the Tribe and Executive Committee.

Absentee Shawnee Environmental Code Section 2, AST ENVIR Code Section 2

Section 3. Enforcement By Other Programs

The Executive Committee of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe authorizes enforcement of this code by the Absentee Shawnee Tribal Police along with directors of OEP and OEH & E, or agents or employees of these programs, are hereby requested and authorized to enforce the provisions of this Code and take any enforcement action authorized by this Code or federal laws.

Absentee Shawnee Environmental Code Section 3, AST ENVIR Code Section 3