Part 91 lists a number of penalties for failing to comply with the Act. In addition, the Eaton County Soil Erosion Ordinance imposes further penalties for willful violations. Following is a partial list:
1. A person who violates Part 91 (the soil erosion control act) is subject to a civil fine of up to $25,000 for each day of violation.
2. Permit fees are doubled for projects started without first obtaining a permit.
3. A cease and desist order may be issued until compliance is obtained.
4. The County Enforcing Agent may install or maintain control measures to bring site into compliance with Part 91 and bill the landowner for costs incurred.
5. A person may be ordered to restore all areas affected by the violation. This includes areas offsite that may have been affected. 6. Construction permits may be denied or revoked.