Compliance and Enforcement

To protect the health and environment of North Dakota and its citizens the North Dakota Department of Health has been authorized to inspect, investigate, and take action against those who violate state air quality rules. The Division takes a proactive approach with its minor and major source permitting program and uses its compliance and enforcement authority to ensure that rules and regulations are followed and that those who violate the rules are held accountable.


Compliance

The compliance program includes routine inspections, records checks, reporting, and testing; and uses these to verify and insure compliance with rules.


Enforcement

Should a violation be found the Department has several tools it can use to work towards correcting a non-compliance by assessing fines or pursuing criminal persecution. The Department works in conjunction with the State's Attorney's Office.


Last Updated: 04/30/2015

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