Whether any violation of the provisions of this article or any final order of the director or the board results in prosecution or conviction or not, any such violation is a nuisance which may be abated upon application by the chief to the circuit court of the county in which such nuisance or any part thereof exists, or to the judge thereof in vacation. Upon application by the director, the circuit courts of this state may by mandatory or prohibitive injunction compel compliance with all final orders of the director or board. Any application for an injunction to compel compliance with any final order of the director or board shall be made to the circuit court of any county in which the modification to which the order relates is proposed to be made, or in which the modification to which the order relates is situate or would be situate upon completion thereof. Upon application by the director to the circuit court of the county in which a municipal corporation is located, or in which any person resides or does business, or to the judge thereof in vacation, such court may by injunction require the performance of any duty imposed upon such municipal corporation or person by the provisions of this article. The court may issue a temporary injunction in any case pending a decision on the merits of any application filed. In cases of modifications where irreparable damage will result from any delay incident to the administrative procedures set forth in this article, the director may forthwith apply to the circuit court of any county in which the modification is taking place for a temporary injunction. Such court may issue a temporary injunction pending final disposition of the case by the director or the board, in the event an appeal is taken to the board.
The judgment of the circuit court upon any application permitted by the provisions of this section is final unless reversed, vacated or modified on appeal to the supreme court of appeals. Any such appeal shall be sought in a manner provided by law for appeals for circuit courts in other civil cases, except that the petition seeking such review must be filed with said supreme court of appeals within ninety days from the date of entry of the judgment of the circuit court.
The director shall be represented in all such proceedings by the attorney general or his or her assistant and in such proceedings in the circuit court by the prosecuting attorneys of the several counties as well, all without additional compensation.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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