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§ 20-25. Violation points system--Denial, suspension or revocation of license

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 2. Agriculture

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 2. Agriculture
Chapter 1. Agricultural Code (Refs & Annos)
Article 20. Oklahoma Swine Feeding Operations Act (Refs & Annos)
2 Okl.St.Ann. § 20-25
§ 20-25. Violation points system--Denial, suspension or revocation of license
A. 1. The State Board of Agriculture is authorized and directed to promulgate a violation points system for violating the Oklahoma Swine Feeding Operations Act which provides greater punishment for violations which are intentional and for violations which pose a greater threat to the environment.
2. The State Board of Agriculture shall have the power to suspend, revoke or not renew the license of any swine feeding operation based on the point system after a hearing, and after an administrative determination that the swine feeding operation has violated or has failed to comply with any of the provisions of the Oklahoma Swine Feeding Operations Act, or any rule promulgated pursuant thereto.
3. The Board shall have the power and duty to reinstate any such suspended or revoked licenses, or renew the licenses, upon a satisfactory and acceptable showing and assurance that the swine feeding operation conducted swine feeding operations in conformity with, and in compliance with, the provisions of the Oklahoma Swine Feeding Operations Act and rules promulgated pursuant thereto, and that conformity and compliance will be continuous.
B. In order to protect the public health and safety and the environment of this state, the Board, pursuant to the Oklahoma Swine Feeding Operations Act, may deny issuance of a license or transfer of a license to establish and operate a swine feeding operation on and after September 1, 1997, to any person or other legal entity which:
1. Is not in substantial compliance with a final agency order or any final order or judgment of a court of record secured by any state or federal agency relating to swine feeding operations; or
2. Has evidenced a reckless disregard for the protection of the public and the environment as demonstrated by a history of noncompliance with environmental laws and rules resulting in endangerment of human health or the environment.
C. Any action taken in regard to the denial, suspension or revocation of a license shall be in conformity with the rules of the Board governing Administrative Procedures and the Administrative Procedures Act.1

Credits

Laws 1969, c. 116, § 11; Laws 1997, c. 331, § 19, eff. Sept. 1, 1997; Laws 1998, c. 404, § 17, eff. August 1, 1998. Renumbered from Title 2, § 9-211 by Laws 2005, c. 292, § 25, eff. July 1, 2005. Laws 2007, c. 31, § 24, eff. Nov. 1, 2007.

Footnotes

Title 75, § 250 et seq.
2 Okl. St. Ann. § 20-25, OK ST T. 2 § 20-25
Current with legislation of the Second Regular Session of the 59th Legislature (2024) effective as of July 1, 2024. Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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