2016 Code of Alabama
Title 22 - HEALTH, MENTAL HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL.
Title 1 - HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL GENERALLY.
Chapter 40A - ALABAMA SCRAP TIRE ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT.
Section 22-40A-19 - Penalties.

AL Code § 22-40A-19 (2016) What's This?
Section 22-40A-19Penalties.

(a) Any person who intentionally, knowingly, recklessly, or with criminal negligence:

(1) Accumulates scrap tires in violation of this chapter, upon conviction, shall be subject to a term of imprisonment not exceeding three months.

(2) Processes scrap tires in violation of this chapter, upon conviction, shall be subject to a term of imprisonment not exceeding six months.

(3) Transports scrap tires in violation of this chapter, upon conviction, shall be subject to a term of imprisonment not exceeding one year.

(4) Engages in unauthorized disposal of scrap tires in violation of this chapter, upon conviction, shall be subject to a term of imprisonment of not more than 10 years nor less than one year and one day and, in addition, may be fined not more than ten thousand dollars ($10,000) for each violation.

(5) Makes any false statement or representation in any document used to comply with this chapter, upon conviction, shall be subject to a term of imprisonment of not more than 10 years nor less than one year and one day and, in addition, may be fined not more than fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) for each violation.

(b) Any person convicted of violating this chapter shall also be personally and financially responsible for the proper removal of the scrap tires according to this chapter and any rules or regulations promulgated by the department.

(c) Any person who does not comply with the requirements of this chapter is liable for a civil penalty for each violation or, for continuing violations, for each day that the violation continues, in accordance with subdivisions (17) to (20), inclusive, of Section 22-22A-5.

(d) The enforcement officers may issue citations for any nonclassified or misdemeanor violation of this chapter, and upon conviction, the violator or violators shall be fined a minimum of three hundred dollars ($300) for each separate violation.

(e) In addition to the financial responsibility required by subsection (b), a fine of five dollars ($5) per tire shall be assessed against any party who accumulates, transfers, transports, processes, or engages in unauthorized disposal of scrap tires in violation of this chapter, which fee shall be in addition to all other fines or penalties assessed under this chapter.

(f) In the enforcement of this chapter, department employees and enforcement officers shall have all authority granted to the license inspector pursuant to Section 40-12-10, and in addition, may investigate any and all reported violations of this chapter within the county, and may independently monitor all scrap tire receivers, transporters, and processors within the county for compliance with this chapter. The enforcement officer may issue citations using the Uniform Non-Traffic Citation and Complaint as provided under Rule 20 of the Alabama Rules of Judicial Administration. All local enforcement officers and department employees shall share with each other information regarding violations and possible violations of this chapter irrespective of county or municipal jurisdiction.

(Act 2003-332, p. 823, §19; Act 2009-779, p. 2433, §1.)

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