260.1074. 1. The department may conduct audits and inspections to determine compliance with sections 260.1050 to 260.1101.
2. The department and the attorney general, as appropriate, shall enforce sections 260.1050 to 260.1101 and, except as provided by subsections 4 and 5 of this section, take enforcement action against any manufacturer, retailer, or person who recycles or reuses equipment for failure to comply with sections 260.1050 to 260.1101.
3. The attorney general may file suit to enjoin an activity related to the sale of equipment in violation of sections 260.1050 to 260.1101.
4. The department shall issue a written warning notice to a person upon the person's first violation of sections 260.1050 to 260.1101. The person shall comply with sections 260.1050 to 260.1101 not later than the sixtieth day after the date the warning notice is issued.
5. A retailer who receives a warning notice from the department that the retailer's inventory violates sections 260.1050 to 260.1101 because it includes equipment from a manufacturer that has not submitted the recovery plan required by section 260.1062 shall bring the inventory into compliance with sections 260.1050 to 260.1101 not later than the sixtieth day after the date the warning notice is issued.
6. (1) The department may assess a penalty against a manufacturer that does not label its equipment or adopt, implement, or submit a recovery plan as required by section 260.1062. No penalty shall be assessed for a first violation and the amount of the penalty shall not exceed ten thousand dollars for the second violation or twenty-five thousand dollars for each subsequent violation.
(2) Any penalty collected under this section shall be credited to the "Equipment Recycling Subaccount", which is hereby created, in the hazardous waste fund. Moneys in the subaccount shall be used for the purpose of administering the provisions of sections 260.1050 to 260.1101. The state treasurer shall be custodian of the subaccount and may approve disbursements from the fund in accordance with sections 30.170 and 30.180. Upon appropriation, money in the subaccount shall be used solely for the administration of sections 260.1050 to 260.1101. Any moneys remaining in the subaccount at the end of the biennium shall revert to the credit of the general revenue fund. The state treasurer shall invest moneys in the fund in the same manner as other funds are invested. Any interest and moneys earned on such investments shall be credited to the subaccount.
(L. 2008 S.B. 720)
*Contingent expiration date, see § 260.1092
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