Administrative Order

Meaning, Term, and Glossary Definition - What is Administrative Order?

A legal document signed by EPA directing an individual, business, or other entity to take corrective action or refrain from an activity. It describes the violations and actions to be taken, and can be enforced in court. Such orders may be issued, for example, as a result of an administrative complaint whereby the respondent is ordered to pay a penalty for violations of a statute.

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Administrative Order On Consent   Administrative Procedures Act   Administrative Record   Red Border   
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