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administrative order

An administrative order is a legal document issued by an administrative agency such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) directing an individual, business, or other entity to take corrective action or refrain from an activity.

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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 law is the body of law that governs the administration and regulation of federal or...