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Section 152. If any buildings or premises are so occupied or used, the department of environmental protection shall, upon application, appoint a time and place for hearing the parties, and, after due notice thereof to the party against whom the application is made and a hearing, may, if in its judgment the public health, comfort or convenience so require, order any person to desist from further carrying on said trade or occupation in such buildings or premises; and no person shall thereafter continue so to occupy or use such buildings or premises. Whoever occupies or uses any building or premises in violation of this or the preceding section shall forfeit not more than two hundred dollars for every month of such occupancy or use and in like proportion for a shorter time.

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