2017 Tennessee Code
Title 69 - Waters, Waterways, Drains and Levees
Chapter 7 - Water Management
Part 2 - Inter-Basin Water Transfers
§ 69-7-208. Assessment of civil penalties.

Universal Citation: TN Code § 69-7-208 (2017)
  • (a) The commissioner may assess civil penalties for any violation of this part of up to ten thousand dollars ($10,000) per day per violation. In making such assessments, the commissioner shall consider all appropriate factors including, without limitation, whether the violation was knowing or intentional, any actual harm to people or the environment resulting from the violation or activity, the potential for harm to people or the environment posed by the violation or activity.
  • (b) Any civil penalty shall be assessed in the following manner:
    • (1) The commissioner may issue an assessment against any person or entity responsible for the violation; and
    • (2) Any person or entity against whom an assessment has been issued may secure a review of such assessment by filing with the commissioner a written petition setting forth the grounds and reasons for the objections, and asking for a hearing on the matter involved before the board. If a petition for review of the assessment is not filed within thirty (30) days after the date the assessment is served, the violator shall be deemed to have consented to the assessment and it shall become final.
  • (c) All fees and penalties assessed and collected under this part shall be administered in the same manner as provided in the Environmental Protection Fund, compiled at title 68, chapter 203.
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