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     75-2-233. Denial or modification of permit -- mitigating factors. (1) The department may deny an application for the issuance, transfer, or alteration of a permit under 75-2-211 and 75-2-215 for a commercial medical waste or commercial hazardous waste incinerator or impose additional conditions on a permit pursuant to subsection (2) if within 5 years before the date of the application:
     (a) a judgment of criminal conviction of an environmental protection law has been entered against the applicant or a principal;
     (b) a civil or administrative complaint for a violation of an environmental protection law has resulted in the assessment of a penalty against the applicant or a principal;
     (c) the applicant or a principal has a history of repeated violations of environmental protection laws; or
     (d) a judgment or criminal conviction for a violation described in 75-2-232(1)(d) has been entered against the applicant or a principal.
     (2) As provided under subsection (1), the department may impose additional conditions on a permit related to permit length, inspections, monitoring, recordkeeping, and reporting.
     (3) In making the decision to deny an application or to impose conditions on a permit pursuant to subsection (1), the department shall consider the following mitigating factors:
     (a) the nature and gravity of the violation of environmental protection laws or violations described in 75-2-232(1)(d);
     (b) the degree of culpability of the applicant or a principal;
     (c) the applicant's or principal's cooperation with the state or federal agencies involved in the complaints and convictions referred to in 75-2-232; and
     (d) the applicant's or principal's dissociation from other persons or entities convicted of acts referred to in 75-2-232.

     History: En. Sec. 6, Ch. 639, L. 1993.

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