§46-12-13  Civil Penalties. –


Published: 2015

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TITLE 46

Waters and Navigation

CHAPTER 46-12

Water Pollution

SECTION 46-12-13



   § 46-12-13  Civil penalties. –

Except as specified in §§ 46-12-26 and 46-12-27, any person who shall

violate the provisions of this chapter, or of any permit, rule, regulation, or

order issued pursuant thereto, shall be subject to a civil penalty of not more

than twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) for each day during which the

violation occurs. In an action for enforcement brought in the superior court

pursuant to this chapter or chapters 12.3, 12.4, or 12.5 of this title, the

court also may order any person to pay to the director any and all costs

incurred in the investigation, cleanup, and restoration of areas affected by

pollutants in connection with any violation. Nothing herein contained shall be

construed to limit the amount of monetary relief which the court can award in

any action brought pursuant to any other provision of the general laws or

pursuant to common law.



History of Section.

(P.L. 1920, ch. 1914, § 6; P.L. 1921, ch. 2090, § 4; G.L. 1923, ch.

125, § 6; G.L. 1938, ch. 634, § 6; G.L. 1956, § 46-12-13; P.L.

1966, ch. 261, § 16; P.L. 1983, ch. 149, § 1; P.L. 1990, ch. 324,

§ 1.)

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