[USC04] 16 USC 825o-1: Enforcement of certain provisions
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16 USC 825o-1: Enforcement of certain provisions Text contains those laws in effect on November 18, 2018
From Title 16-CONSERVATIONCHAPTER 12-FEDERAL REGULATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF POWERSUBCHAPTER III-LICENSEES AND PUBLIC UTILITIES; PROCEDURAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS

§825o–1. Enforcement of certain provisions

(a) Violations

It shall be unlawful for any person to violate any provision of subchapter II or any rule or order issued under any such provision.

(b) Civil penalties

Any person who violates any provision of subchapter II or any provision of any rule or order thereunder shall be subject to a civil penalty of not more than $1,000,000 for each day that such violation continues. Such penalty shall be assessed by the Commission, after notice and opportunity for public hearing, in accordance with the same provisions as are applicable under section 823b(d) of this title in the case of civil penalties assessed under section 823b of this title. In determining the amount of a proposed penalty, the Commission shall take into consideration the seriousness of the violation and the efforts of such person to remedy the violation in a timely manner.

(June 10, 1920, ch. 285, pt. III, §316A, as added Pub. L. 102–486, title VII, §725(b), Oct. 24, 1992, 106 Stat. 2920 ; amended Pub. L. 109–58, title XII, §1284(e), Aug. 8, 2005, 119 Stat. 980 .)

Amendments

2005-Pub. L. 109–58 substituted "subchapter II" for "section 824j, 824k, 824l, or 824m of this title" in subsecs. (a) and (b) and "$1,000,000" for "$10,000" in subsec. (b).

State Authorities; Construction

Nothing in this section to be construed as affecting or intending to affect, or in any way to interfere with, authority of any State or local government relating to environmental protection or siting of facilities, see section 731 of Pub. L. 102–486, set out as a note under section 796 of this title.