2015 US Code
Title 15 - Commerce and Trade (Sections 1 - 8405)
Chapter 15B - Natural Gas (Sections 717 - 717z)
Sec. 717t-1 - Civil penalty authority

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Publication TitleUnited States Code, 2012 Edition, Supplement 3, Title 15 - COMMERCE AND TRADE
CategoryBills and Statutes
CollectionUnited States Code
SuDoc Class NumberY 1.2/5:
Contained WithinTitle 15 - COMMERCE AND TRADE
Sec. 717t-1 - Civil penalty authority
Containssection 717t-1
Laws In Effect As Of DateJanuary 3, 2016
Positive LawNo
Source CreditJune 21, 1938, ch. 556, §22, as added Pub. L. 109-58, title III, §314(b)(1)(B), Aug. 8, 2005, 119 Stat. 691.
Statutes at Large Reference119 Stat. 691
Public and Private LawPublic Law 109-58

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15 U.S.C. § 717t-1 (2015)

§717t–1. Civil penalty authority

(a) In general

Any person that violates this chapter, or any rule, regulation, restriction, condition, or order made or imposed by the Commission under authority of this chapter, shall be subject to a civil penalty of not more than $1,000,000 per day per violation for as long as the violation continues.

(b) Notice

The penalty shall be assessed by the Commission after notice and opportunity for public hearing.

(c) Amount

In determining the amount of a proposed penalty, the Commission shall take into consideration the nature and seriousness of the violation and the efforts to remedy the violation.

(June 21, 1938, ch. 556, §22, as added Pub. L. 109–58, title III, §314(b)(1)(B), Aug. 8, 2005, 119 Stat. 691.)


A prior section 22 of act June 21, 1938, was renumbered section 24 and is classified to section 717u of this title.

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