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2006 Minnesota Statutes

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473.5155 VIOLATION OF WASTEWATER LAW; REMEDIES, PENALTIES.
    Subdivision 1. Remedies available. (a) For purposes of this section, "violation" means any
discharge or action by a person that violates sections 473.501 to 473.549 or rules, standards,
variances, limitations, orders, stipulations, agreements, schedules of compliance, or permits that
are issued or adopted by the council under sections 473.501 to 473.549.
(b) Each violation may be enforced by any one or a combination of the following: criminal
prosecution, civil action, or other appropriate action in accordance with sections 473.501 to
473.549.
    Subd. 2. Criminal penalties; duties. (a) Any person who commits a violation under
subdivision 1 may be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than 90 days or to payment of a
fine of not more than $1,000, or both.
(b) County attorneys, sheriffs and other peace officers, and other officers authorized to
enforce criminal laws shall take all action necessary to prosecute and punish violations.
    Subd. 3. Civil penalties. A violation is subject to a penalty payable to the state, in an amount
to be determined by the court, of not more than $1,000 per day of violation. The civil penalty may
be recovered by a civil action brought by the council in the name of the state.
History: 1990 c 469 s 2; 1994 c 628 art 3 s 159,160

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