299J.16 CIVIL PENALTY; INJUNCTIVE RELIEF.
Subdivision 1. Civil penalty.
(a) A pipeline operator who violates section
, or the rules of the commissioner implementing those sections, shall
forfeit and pay to the state a civil penalty in an amount to be determined by the court, up to
$10,000 for each day that the operator remains in violation, subject to a maximum of $500,000 for
a related series of violations.
(b) The penalty provided under this subdivision may be recovered by an action brought by
the attorney general at the request of the commissioner, in the name of the state, in connection
with an action to recover expenses of the director under section
299J.13, subdivision 4
(1) in the District Court of Ramsey County; or
(2) in the county of the defendant's residence.
Subd. 2. Action to compel performance; injunctive relief.
A person who fails to perform
an act required by section
, or the rules of the commissioner implementing
those sections, may be compelled to do so by an action in district court brought by the attorney
general at the request of the commissioner, in the name of the state.
History: 1987 c 353 s 37; 1989 c 244 s 27