24.0154 Emergency order, hearing, and decision.

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(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, if the Chairman or Executive Secretary of the Commission finds that a generalized condition of pollution exists or that emissions or discharges of one or more pollution sources is causing imminent danger to human health, welfare, or the environment and that it creates an emergency requiring immediate action to protect human health, welfare, or the environment, the Chairman, or the Executive Secretary with the concurrence of the Governor, shall order persons causing or contributing to the pollution to reduce or discontinue immediately the emission or discharge of pollutants, and such order shall fix a place and time not later than 24 hours thereafter for a hearing to be held before the Commission.

(b) Not more than 24 hours after the commencement of such hearing, and without adjournment thereof, the commission shall affirm, modify, or set aside the order of the Chairman or Executive Secretary.

History: 1972, PL 12-45 § 1, 2000, PL 26-22.