Code of Virginia - Title 10.1 Conservation - Section 10.1-559.7 (Repealed effective October 1, 2008) Penalties; injunctions; enforcement actions

§ 10.1-559.7. (Repealed effective October 1, 2008) Penalties; injunctions; enforcement actions

A. Any person violating § 10.1-559.4 or § 10.1-559.5 shall be subject to a civil penalty not to exceed $5,000 for every violation assessed by the Commissioner or Board. Each day the violation continues shall constitute a separate offense. Payments to satisfy such penalties shall be deposited in a nonreverting, special fund to be used by the Department of Conservation and Recreation to provide financial assistance to persons implementing measures specified in the Virginia Agricultural Best Management Practices Manual. No person who has been assessed a civil penalty under this section shall be eligible for such financial assistance until the violation has been corrected and the penalty paid.

B. In determining the amount of any penalty, factors to be considered shall include but not be limited to the willfulness of the violation, any history of noncompliance, the actions of the owner or operator in notifying, containing and cleaning up any discharge, the damage or injury to state waters or the impairment of its uses, and the nature and degree of injury to or interference with general health, welfare and property.

C. The Attorney General shall, upon request, bring an action for an injunction or other appropriate legal action on behalf of the Commissioner or Board to enforce the provisions of this article.

(1996, c. 773.)

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