TITLE 23
Health and Safety

CHAPTER 23-19.12
Generation – Transportation – Storage – Treatment – Management and Disposal of Regulated Medical Waste

SECTION 23-19.12-15


§ 23-19.12-15 Civil or administrative penalties.

(a) Failure to comply with the provisions of this chapter or the rules, regulations, standards and procedures promulgated under the authority of this chapter shall be punishable by a civil or administrative penalty for an amount not to exceed five thousand dollars ($5,000). In the event of a continuing violation of the provisions of this chapter or the rules, regulations, procedures, or standards promulgated under the provisions of this chapter, each and every day of violation shall constitute a separate and distinct violation. Administrative penalties shall be assessed in conformance with and under the provisions of the administrative penalties for environmental violations § 42-17.6 et seq. Civil penalties may be sought in any court of competent jurisdiction.

(b) Willful failure to comply with the provisions of this chapter or the rules, regulations, standards, and procedures promulgated under the authority of this chapter shall be punishable by a civil or administrative penalty for an amount not to exceed twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000). In the event of a continuing violation of the provisions of this chapter or the rules, regulations, procedures, or standards promulgated under the provisions of this chapter, each and every day of violation shall constitute a separate and distinct violation. Administrative penalties shall be assessed in conformance with and under the provisions of the administrative penalties for environmental violations § 42-17.6 et seq. Civil penalties may be sought in any court of competent jurisdiction.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1992, ch. 497, § 1.)