§ 2-22-10. Penalties for violations.
(a) Any person convicted of violating any provision of this chapter or the rules and regulations promulgated under this chapter is subject to a penalty of not less than one hundred dollars ($100). The penalty shall not be greater than five thousand dollars ($5,000) or in addition to the penalty, the violator's registration fee shall be increased four hundred percent (400%) for the four (4) years subsequent to the penalty. All penalties shall be enforced by a summary proceeding in a court of competent jurisdiction. Nothing in this chapter shall be construed as requiring the director of environmental management or his or her authorized agent to report for prosecution or for the institution of seizure proceedings as a result of minor violations of the chapter when he or she believes that the public interest will best be served by a suitable written warning.
(b) The director is authorized to apply for and the court to grant a temporary or permanent injunction restraining any person from violating or continuing to violate any of the provisions of this chapter or any rule or regulation promulgated under the chapter notwithstanding the existence of other remedies at law. The injunction to be issued without bond.
(P.L. 1977, ch. 165, § 1; P.L. 1994, ch. 63, § 1.)