10 V.S.A. Section 8009 authorizes the Secretary to issue an Emergency Administrative Order (EO) when a violation presents an immediate threat of substantial harm to the environment or public health.
An EO may be issued when the following takes place:
- the EO has been presented to the Environmental Court;
- all reasonable efforts have been made to notify the respondent of its presentation to the Court (date & time);
- and the Court has found that the Secretary has made a sufficient showing that grounds for issuance of the order exist.
Links to Final EOs since 1996 can be found below.