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(a) Any and all Violations may be subject to an administrative civil penalty of up to ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00), or as allowed by applicable state law, whichever is higher, per calendar day up to and including the ninetieth (90th) calendar day. Administrative civil penalties may be imposed by the Code Enforcement Unit as set forth in this Chapter or the court if the Violation requires court enforcement without an administrative process. (Ord. 2138a, §1, 12/3/1996; Ord. 2272, 4/23/2002; Ord. 2576, § 5, 6/27/2017)

(b) In the case of a continuing Violation, the Code Enforcement Unit or the court shall provide the Responsible Party with a reasonable period of time, not to exceed ten (10) calendar days, to correct or otherwise remedy the Violation prior to the imposition of the administrative civil penalty, except in situations in which the Violation creates an immediate danger to the health, safety and/or general welfare of the public. (Ord. 2138a, §1, 12/3/1996; Ord. 2272, 4/23/2002; Ord. 2576, § 5, 6/27/2017)

(c) Each calendar day that a Violation occurs, continues or exists between the Imposition Date and the Completion Date shall constitute a separate Violation up to the ninetieth (90th) calendar day. (Ord. 2138a, §1, 12/3/1996; Ord. 2272, 4/23/2002; Ord. 2576, § 5, 6/27/2017)

(d) If a Violation occurs, continues or exists after ninety (90) days from the Imposition Date of the initial administrative civil penalty, an additional Notice of Violation can be served upon the Responsible Party as set forth in this Chapter. (Ord. 2138a, §1, 12/3/1996; Ord. 2272, 4/23/2002; Ord. 2576, § 5, 6/27/2017)

(e) The imposition of administrative civil penalties pursuant to the provisions of this Chapter shall be in addition to any and all available criminal, civil, or other legal and/or equitable remedies established by local or state law. In addition, the County of Humboldt may withhold issuance of any licenses, permits and other entitlements to a Responsible Party on any project that is subject to unpaid administrative civil penalties. (Ord. 2138a, §1, 12/3/1996; Ord. 2576, § 5, 6/27/2017)