(1) Conducts timbering operations or purchases timber or buys logs for resale in this state without holding a valid license from the Director of the Division of Forestry, as required by section four of this article;
(2) Conducts timbering operations or severs trees for sale at a location in this state, without providing the Director of the Division of Forestry with notice of the location where the timbering or harvesting operations are to be conducted, as required by section six of this article;
(3) Conducts a timbering operation in this state that is not supervised by a certified logger who holds a valid certificate from the Director of the Division of Forestry, as required by section seven of this article; or
(4) Continues to conduct timbering operations in violation of an existing suspension or revocation order that has been issued by the Director of the Division of Forestry or a conference panel under sections five, ten or eleven of this article.
(b) For the purposes of this section, each day that a person conducts timbering operations in this state without a license as required by this article, without the supervision of a certified logger as required by this article, without providing notice of the location to the director as required by this article, or in violation of an outstanding suspension or revocation order shall constitute a separate offense.
(c) In addition to any other law-enforcement agencies that
have jurisdiction over criminal violations, any forester or forest
technician employed by the Division of Forestry, who, as a part of
his or her official duties is authorized by the Director of the
Division of Forestry to inspect timbering operations, is authorized
to issue citations for any of the listed violations in this article
that he or she has witnessed. The limited authority granted to
employees of the Division of Forestry to issue citations to enforce
the provisions of this section does not include the power to place
any individual or person under arrest.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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