TITLE 23
Health and Safety

CHAPTER 23-23
Air Pollution

SECTION 23-23-14


§ 23-23-14 Penalties.

(a) Any person who shall violate an order of the director or any rule, regulation, or other program requirement, or permit, or approval, or any of the prohibitions of this chapter shall be punished by an administrative or civil penalty of not more than ten thousand dollars ($10,000) and every person shall be deemed guilty of a separate and distinct offense for each day during which the violation shall be repeated or continued.

(b) The director or any agent or employee of the director or any person or his or her agent who shall, except in the enforcement of this chapter or in the performance of official duties under this chapter, disclose any information relating to secret processes or methods of manufacture or production obtained in the course of inspecting or investigating any source or alleged source of air pollution, or who shall violate § 23-23-13 shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished by a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars ($500).

(c) Any person obstructing, hindering, or in any way causing to be obstructed or hindered, the director or any agent or employee of the director in the performance of their duties or who shall refuse to permit the director or any of his or her agents entrance into any premises, buildings, or other places belonging to or controlled by that person in the performance of his or her duties, or who shall refuse to furnish the information requested or to make a test provided for in this chapter shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars ($500).

(d) Any person convicted under the provisions of § 23-23-11 shall be punished by a fine of not more than ten thousand dollars ($10,000) or by imprisonment of one year, or both fine and imprisonment, and every person shall be deemed guilty of a separate and distinct offense for each day during which the violation shall be repeated or continued.

(e) Any person who knowingly makes a false statement, representation, or certification in any application, record, report, plan, permit, or document filed, maintained and used for purposes under this chapter shall be guilty of a felony, and shall be punished by a fine of not more than ten thousand dollars ($10,000) or by imprisonment of one year or both fine and imprisonment, and every person shall be guilty of a separate and distinct offense for each day during which the violation shall be repeated or continued.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1966, ch. 256, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 23-25-14; P.L. 1979, ch. 39, § 1; P.L. 1992, ch. 361, § 1.)