N.Y. Environmental Conservation Law Section 71-2113
Violations of section 19-0304 of article 19 of this chapter


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Civil and administrative sanctions. Any person who violates any of the provisions of, or who fails to perform any duty imposed by § 19-0304 (Burning of hazardous wastes)section 19-0304 of this chapter, or any rule or regulation promulgated pursuant thereto, or any term or condition of any certificate or permit issued pursuant thereto, or any final determination or order of the commissioner made pursuant to article 19 (Air Pollution Control)article 19 of this chapter concerning a violation of § 19-0304 (Burning of hazardous wastes)section 19-0304 of this chapter shall be liable in the case of a first violation, for a civil penalty not to exceed thirty-seven thousand five hundred dollars and an additional penalty of not more than thirty-seven thousand five hundred dollars for each day during which such violation continues, to be assessed by the commissioner after an opportunity to be heard pursuant to the provisions of § 71-1709 (Formal hearings)section 71-1709 of this article, or by the court in any action or proceeding pursuant to § 71-2107 (Injunctions)section 71-2107 of this title, and, in addition thereto, such person may by similar process be enjoined from continuing such violation and any permit or certificate issued to such person may be revoked or suspended or a pending renewal application denied. In the case of a second and any further violation, the liability shall be for a civil penalty not to exceed seventy-five thousand dollars for each such violation and an additional penalty not to exceed seventy-five thousand dollars for each day during which such violation continues.

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Criminal sanctions. Any person who, having any of the culpable mental states defined in section 15.05 of the penal law, shall violate any of the provisions of or who fails to perform any duty imposed by § 19-0304 (Burning of hazardous wastes)section 19-0304 of this chapter, or any rules and regulations promulgated pursuant thereto, or any term or condition of any certificate or permit issued pursuant thereto, or any final determination or order of the commissioner made pursuant to article 19 (Air Pollution Control)article 19 of this chapter concerning a violation of § 19-0304 (Burning of hazardous wastes)section 19-0304 of this chapter shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall for a first conviction be punished by a fine not to exceed thirty-seven thousand five hundred dollars per day of violation or by imprisonment for a term of not more than one year, or both such fine and imprisonment. If the conviction is for an offense committed after a first conviction of such person under this subdivision, punishment shall be by a fine not to exceed seventy-five thousand dollars per day of violation, or by imprisonment for not more than two years or by both such fine and imprisonment.

Source: Section 71-2113 — Violations of section 19-0304 of article 19 of this chapter, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/ENV/71-2113 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 8, 2024).

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Jun. 8, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

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