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§ 645.11. Penalties

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 32 P.S. Forests, Waters and State Parks

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 32 P.S. Forests, Waters and State Parks
Part II. Waters (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 23. Well Drillers (Refs & Annos)
32 P.S. § 645.11
§ 645.11. Penalties
(a) Summary offense. Any person who shall drill a well in violation of section four of this act shall, upon conviction thereof in a summary proceeding, be sentenced to pay a fine not to exceed one hundred dollars ($100.00) and, in default thereof, to suffer imprisonment not to exceed ten (10) days.
(b) Misdemeanor. Any person previously convicted of a summary offense under the provisions of subsection (a) of this section, who shall drill any well or cause any well to be drilled in violation of section four of this act, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be sentenced to pay a fine not to exceed five hundred dollars ($500.00) or, in default of such fine, to suffer imprisonment not to exceed three (3) months.
(c) Failure to keep records or file reports. Any licensee who shall fail to keep the records or file the reports required by this act shall, upon conviction in a summary proceeding, be sentenced to pay a fine not to exceed two hundred dollars ($200.00) or, in default of payment thereof, suffer imprisonment not to exceed ten (10) days.
(d) Failure to have drilling rig permit in possession. Every person in charge of a drilling rig, who shall fail to have in his possession a current permit issued with respect to such drilling rig in violation of section nine of this act, shall, upon summary conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine not to exceed ten dollars ($10.00) or, in default thereof, to suffer five (5) days' imprisonment. Every licensee who shall, knowingly, permit an employe to be in charge of the operation of a drilling rig without having in his possession a current permit issued with respect to such rig shall, upon summary conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine not to exceed one hundred dollars ($100.00) or, in default of such fine, to suffer imprisonment not to exceed ten (10) days.
(e) Every person to whom a license has previously been issued under the provisions of this act, who shall drill a water well or permit an employe to drill a water well while such person's license is under suspension or after such person's license has been revoked and not restored, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction, shall be sentenced to pay a fine not to exceed five hundred dollars ($500.00) or to suffer imprisonment for three (3) months, or both.
(f) Any water well owner who shall abandon any existing well without effectively sealing or filling such well when requested to do so by the department shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction, shall be sentenced to pay a fine not to exceed five hundred dollars ($500.00) and, in default of such fine, to suffer imprisonment not to exceed thirty (30) days.

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1956, May 29, P.L. (1955) 1840, § 11, effective June 1, 1956.
32 P.S. § 645.11, PA ST 32 P.S. § 645.11
Current through Act 13 of the 2024 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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