(a) Whenever on the basis of any information, the director determines that any person is in violation of any requirement of this article, he or she may issue an order stating with reasonable specificity the nature of the violation and requiring compliance within a reasonable specified time period or the director may commence a civil action in the circuit court of the county in which the violation occurred or in the circuit court of Kanawha County for appropriate relief, including a temporary or permanent injunction. The director may, except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, stay any order he or she issues upon application, until the order is reviewed by the environmental quality board.
(b) Any person issued an order may file a notice of request for reconsideration with the director not more than seven days from the issuance of such order. The notice of request for reconsideration shall identify the order to be reconsidered and shall set forth in detail the reasons for which reconsideration is requested. The director shall grant or deny the request for reconsideration within twenty days of the filing of the notice of request of reconsideration.