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§ 16-502. Civil penalty

West's Annotated Code of MarylandEnvironment

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Title 16. Wetlands and Riparian Rights (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 5. Penalties and Fines
MD Code, Environment, § 16-502
§ 16-502. Civil penalty
In general
(a)(1) A person who violates any provision of this title or any regulation, permit, license, or order issued under this title shall be liable for a penalty not exceeding $10,000, which may be recovered in a civil action.
(2) In imposing a penalty under this subsection, the court may consider the factors in § 9-342(b)(2)(ii) of this article and any other relevant factors.
(b) The circuit court may issue an injunction requiring the person to cease the violation and restore the area unlawfully dredged or filled.
Notice of proposed penalty and opportunity for informal meeting
(c) Before taking any civil action to recover a penalty under subsection (a) of this section, the Department shall provide the person alleged to have violated this title with written notice of the proposed penalty and an opportunity for an informal meeting concerning settlement of the proposed civil action.


Added by Acts 1984, c. 721. Amended by Acts 1989, c. 652, § 1. Renumbered from Natural Resources § 9-602 by Acts 1995, c. 488, § 3, eff. July 1, 1995. Amended by Acts 2003, c. 444, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2003; Acts 2004, c. 505, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2004.
MD Code, Environment, § 16-502, MD ENVIR § 16-502
Current through all legislation from the 2022 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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