Yup. You definitely would prefer to see a shall there.You are correct, they don't legally have to do anything. Shocking really, taking all that taxpayer money then kicking back and doing nothing. A Government job at it's best.
74-6-10. Penalties enforcement; compliance orders; penalties; assurance of discontinuance.
A. Whenever, on the basis of any information, a constituent agency determines that a person violated or is violating a requirement, regulation or water quality standard adopted pursuant to the Water Quality Act or a condition of a permit issued pursuant to that act, the constituent agency may:
(1) issue a compliance order requiring compliance immediately or within a specified time period or issue a compliance order assessing a civil penalty, or both; or
(2) commence a civil action in district court for appropriate relief, including injunctive relief.