2018 Idaho Statutes
Title 49 - MOTOR VEHICLES
Chapter 22 - HAZARDOUS MATERIALS/HAZARDOUS WASTE TRANSPORTATION ENFORCEMENT
Section 49-2209 - CIVIL REMEDIES.
49-2209. CIVIL REMEDIES. The remedies specified in this section are cumulative and nonexclusive.
(1) Monetary penalties.
(a) Any person who makes a materially false statement or representation in any application, label, manifest, record, report, permit, endorsement or other document filed, maintained, or used for the purpose of complying with the provisions of this chapter shall be liable for a civil penalty not less than fifty dollars ($50.00) nor to exceed ten thousand dollars ($10,000) for each separate violation.
(b) Any person who violates this chapter or any permit, standard, regulation, condition, or requirement issued or promulgated pursuant to this chapter shall be liable for a civil penalty not less than fifty dollars ($50.00) nor to exceed ten thousand dollars ($10,000) for each separate violation.
(c) The imposition or computation of monetary penalties shall take into account the seriousness of the violation and good faith efforts to comply with the law.
(2) Assessment of costs. Any person who violates any of the provisions of this chapter or any permit, standard, regulation, condition, or requirement issued or promulgated pursuant to this chapter may be assessed for:
(a) The state’s cost for any nonroutine investigations, inspections, monitoring, or surveys which lead to evidence of the violation;
(b) The state’s costs, and the costs of any political subdivision including city, county and fire protection districts, including the reasonable value of attorneys’ services, for preparing and litigating the case;
(c) The state’s cost, and the costs of any political subdivision including city, county and fire protection districts, for impounding, storing, and disposing of contaminated property and for the cleanup of a hazardous material or hazardous waste discharge;
(d) Compensation for damages to publicly held resources including, but not limited to land, water, recreational uses, wildlife, fish and aquatic life to restore the resource to its highest immediately previous uses. Any such suit for damages to publicly held resources may be brought only by the attorney general or prosecuting attorney for the county in which the violation occurred;
(e) Compensation for damages to privately held resources including, but not limited to livestock, land, water, or other personal property, and compensation for court costs allowed by law, reasonable attorney’s fees for trial preparation and trial of the case, and all other reasonable costs of trial preparation and trial of the case;
(3) Payment to hazardous materials/hazardous waste transportation enforcement account. Moneys recovered pursuant to subsections (1) and (2) (a), (c) and (d) of this section shall be paid into the hazardous material/hazardous waste transportation enforcement account created in section 49-2205, Idaho Code. Moneys recovered under subsection (2)(b) of this section shall not be paid into this account but shall be paid to those who rendered services and incurred costs in litigating the case.
(4) Restraining orders, injunctions and other relief. Any person who violates any provision of this chapter or any permit, standard, regulation, or requirement issued or promulgated pursuant to this chapter shall be subject to injunctive relief or other relief deemed appropriate. Upon a showing to the court that a violation is causing an imminent hazard to the public health, the public safety, or to the environment, the attorney general or prosecuting attorney need not allege or prove at any stage of the proceeding that long term irreparable damage will occur should the injunction or order not be issued or that the remedy at law is inadequate.
[49-2209, added 1988, ch. 265, sec. 461, p. 817; am. 1990, ch. 191, sec. 1, p. 422.]
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