If any person violates any provision of Minnesota Statutes, sections 93.44 to 93.51, these parts, or any permit to mine issued thereunder, the commissioner may order imposition of a civil penalty of not more than $1,000 per day for each violation of each provision or the same provision in more than one portion of the mining area.
In determining the amount of a penalty, the commissioner shall consider the severity of the violation, the need to deter future violations, and the magnitude of potential or actual gains resulting from the violation.
The commissioner shall collect any assessed civil penalty in the same manner as any other debt owed the state.
MS s 93.47
June 11, 2008