2017 Wyoming Statutes
TITLE 35 - PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY
CHAPTER 12 - INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AND SITING
SECTION 35-12-118 - Penalties for violations; civil action by attorney general.
35-12-118. Penalties for violations; civil action by attorney general.
(a) No person shall:
(i) Commence to construct a facility after the effective date of this chapter without first obtaining a permit required under this chapter;
(ii) Construct, operate or maintain a facility, after having first obtained a permit, other than in specific compliance with the permit;
(iii) Cause any of the acts specified in this subsection to occur;
(iv) Operate or maintain an industrial facility without having first obtained the permit required under this chapter.
(b) Any person violating subsection (a) of this section is liable to a civil penalty of not more than ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) for each violation. Each day of a continuing violation constitutes a separate offense. The penalty shall be recoverable in a civil suit brought by the attorney general on behalf of the state in the district court in and for the county of Laramie.
(c) Whoever knowingly and willfully violates subsection (a) of this section shall be fined not more than ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) for each violation or imprisoned for not more than one (1) year, or both. Each day of a continuing violation constitutes a separate offense.
(d) In addition to any penalty provided in subsection (b) or (c) of this section, if the director determines that a person is violating this section, he shall refer the matter to the attorney general who may bring a civil action on behalf of the state in the district court in and for the county of Laramie for injunctive or other appropriate relief against the violation and to enforce this chapter or a permit issued under this chapter, and upon a proper showing a permanent or preliminary injunction or temporary restraining order shall be granted without bond.
(e) All fines collected pursuant to subsection (b) of this section shall be paid to the state treasurer and credited as provided in W.S. 8-1-109.