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(a) The Commissioner shall empower one or more inspectors of CDOT to investigate work sites and claims of violations of this chapter. At an inspector's request, all parties shall cooperate and turn over to the inspector requested information such as, but not limited to, work sheets, photos, permits, reports, and make available relevant personnel to help in his investigation. All facts that parties wish to be considered by the Evaluation Panel shall be turned over to the inspector during his investigation.
(b) When a potential violation of this chapter is revealed by inspection or investigation, CDOT may issue an Administrative Notice of Violation to parties who may be in violation of this chapter.
(1) No action may be brought unless commenced within the 24-month period following the date of alleged violation.
(2) The Administrative Notice of Violation shall be issued in compliance with the notice provision of Section 10-21-280(c) and (e).
(3) Copies of all evidence CDOT plans on providing to the Evaluation Panel in support of the existence of violation shall be provided with the Administrative Notice of Violation.
(c) A person to whom an Administrative Notice of Violation has issued may, within 21 days of issuance, pay the indicated fine, if available. If the fine is not paid within that period, or if advance payment is not available, the Administrative Notice of Violation will go to the Evaluation Panel for review.
(d) Within 30 days after an Administrative Notice of Violation has issued, the respondent may file a defense in the form of a position statement with the inspector for transmission to the Evaluation Panel. The position statement may include as exhibits all relevant briefs, affidavits, permits, photos, reports and worksheets.
(Added Coun. J. 11-16-16, p. 37901, Art. VI, § 3; Amend Coun. J. 9-14-21, p. 35804, § 1)