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§ 4-418. Violations of § 4-410

West's Annotated Code of MarylandEnvironment

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Environment
Title 4. Water Management (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 4. Water Pollution Control and Abatement
MD Code, Environment, § 4-418
§ 4-418. Violations of § 4-410
Penalties
(a) Any person responsible for a discharge of oil in violation of § 4-410(a) or (b) of this subtitle is:
(1) Guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to a fine or imprisonment or both for each offense as provided in § 4-417(b) of this subtitle;
(2) Subject to the civil penalties set forth in § 4-417(a) of this subtitle; and
(3) Liable for the pecuniary penalty specified in § 4-417(d) of this subtitle.
Discharge or spill of oil exceeding 25,000 gallons
(b) In addition to any other civil, criminal, or administrative penalty available, a person responsible for a discharge who violates § 4-410(a) or (b) of this subtitle in connection with a discharge or spill of oil exceeding 25,000 gallons is liable for a penalty, which may be recovered in a civil action, of up to $100 for each gallon discharged or spilled.
(c) Clearance of a vessel or barge from a port of the State may be withheld until all penalties assessed under this subtitle and all compensatory fees charged under § 4-408 of this subtitle are paid. The penalties and compensatory fees constitute a lien on the vessel.
Disposition of penalties
(d) All penalties collected under this section shall be paid into the Maryland Oil Disaster Containment, Clean-Up and Contingency Fund.

Credits

Added by Acts 1973, 1st Sp. Sess., c. 4, § 1. Amended by Acts 1976, c. 183, § 1; Acts 1987, c. 306, § 3; Acts 1988, c. 6, § 1; Acts 1990, c. 66.
Formerly Art. 96A, § 29.
MD Code, Environment, § 4-418, MD ENVIR § 4-418
Current through legislation effective through May 9, 2024, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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