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WVC 22 - 14 - 22 §22-14-22. Authority of Department of Environmental Protection for deficient dams that are privately owned by a noncompliant dam owner.
(a) The secretary may assume full charge and responsibility over a dam and may expend money from the Dam Safety Rehabilitation Revolving Fund for the purpose of repair or removal of the dam or other remedial action, if:

(1) The dam is a deficient dam;

(2) The dam is privately owned; and

(3) The owner is a noncompliant dam owner.

(b) All costs incurred by the secretary to repair or remove the dam or take other remedial action shall be promptly repaid by the owner upon request or, if not repaid, the secretary may recover costs and damages from the owner by appropriate civil action. Moneys obtained from the civil action shall be promptly deposited in the fund.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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