According to the Dominican environmental legislation, the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources may enforce several penalties through administrative action in the event of non-compliance of the provisions of an environmental authorization, without detriment of the civil and/or criminal liabilities that non-compliance may imply.

In addition, the Environmental Control, Surveillance and Inspection and Administrative Sanction Enforcement Regulations establish that inspectors from the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources are empowered to take necessary measures such as stoppage of activities, seizure or confiscation of objects, etc., as prevention or when an administrative infringement is verified which is producing an imminent damage, hazard or risk to the environment and natural resources.

In another vein, the environmental authorization can be suspended or cancelled whenever there is evidence of non-compliance with the environmental legislation or the provisions contained in the authorization.

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