(1) The State Department of Agriculture shall adopt by rule a schedule establishing the amount of civil penalty that may be imposed for a particular violation.
(2) In imposing the penalty pursuant to the schedule authorized by this section, the Director of Agriculture shall consider the following factors:
(a) The past history of the person incurring a penalty in taking all feasible steps or procedures necessary or appropriate to correct any violation.
(b) Any prior violations of statutes, rules or orders pertaining to pesticide application, sale or labeling.
(c) The gravity and magnitude of the violation.
(d) Whether the violation was repeated or continuous.
(e) Whether the cause of the violation was an unavoidable accident, negligence or an intentional act.
(f) The violatorís cooperativeness and efforts to correct the violation.
(g) The immediacy and extent to which the violation threatens the public health or safety. [1989 c.943 §5]Section: Previous 634.550 634.600 634.650 634.655 634.660 634.665 634.670 634.900 634.905 634.910 634.915 634.920 634.925 634.990 634.992 Next
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