13.12.755 – Criminal prosecution

  1. A User who willfully or negligently violates any provision of this chapter, a wastewater discharge permit, or order issued hereunder, or any other pretreatment standard or requirement shall, upon conviction, be guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of not more than $1000.00 per violation, or imprisonment for not more than six (6) months, or both.  Each day on which a violation occurs or continues shall be deemed a separate violation.
  2. A User who willfully or negligently introduces any substance into the POTW which causes personal injury or property damage shall, upon conviction, be guilty of a misdemeanor and be subject to a penalty of not more than $1000.00, or be subject to imprisonment for not more than six (6) months, or both.  Each day on which a violation occurs or continues shall be deemed a separate violation.  This penalty shall be in addition to any other cause of action for personal injury or property damage available under State law.
  3. A User who knowingly makes any false statements, representations, or certifications in any application, record, report, plan, or other documentation filed, or required to be maintained, pursuant to this chapter, wastewater discharge permit, or order issued hereunder, or who falsifies, tampers with, or knowingly renders inaccurate any monitoring device or method required under this chapter shall, upon conviction, be punished by a fine of not more than $1000.00 per violation, or imprisonment for not more than six (6) months, or both.
  4. In the event of a second conviction, a User shall be punished by a fine of not more than $1000.00 per violation, or imprisonment for not more than six (6) months, or both.  Each day on which a violation occurs or continues shall be deemed a separate violation.