Idaho Statutes
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TITLE 39
HEALTH AND SAFETY
CHAPTER 1
ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY — HEALTH
39-117.  Criminal violation — Penalty. (1) Any person who willfully or negligently violates any of the provisions of the non-air quality public health or environmental protection laws or the terms of any lawful notice, order, permit, standard, rule or regulation issued pursuant thereto shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine of not more than ten thousand dollars ($10,000) for each separate violation or one thousand dollars ($1,000) per day for continuing violations, whichever is greater.
(2)  Any person who knowingly violates any of the provisions of the air quality public health or environmental protection laws or the terms of any lawful notice, order, permit, standard or rule issued pursuant thereto shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine of not more than ten thousand dollars ($10,000) per day per violation. In addition, any person who knowingly releases into the ambient air any hazardous air pollutant listed pursuant to section 112 of the federal clean air act, 42 U.S.C. 7412, or any extremely hazardous substance listed pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 11002(a)(2) that is not listed under section 112, and who knows at the time that he thereby places another person in imminent danger of death or serious bodily injury shall, upon conviction, be punished by a fine of not more than two hundred fifty thousand dollars ($250,000) per day, or by imprisonment of not more than fifteen (15) years or both such fine and imprisonment. Any person committing such violation that is an organization shall, upon conviction under this subsection, be subject to a fine of not more than one million dollars ($1,000,000) for each violation. For any air pollutant for which the environmental protection agency or the board of environmental quality has set an emissions standard or for any source for which a permit has been issued under title V of the clean air act amendments of 1990, a release of such pollutant in accordance with that standard or permit shall not constitute a violation of the provisions of this subsection.
(3)  Any person who willfully or negligently violates any Idaho national pollutant discharge elimination system (NPDES) standard or limitation, permit condition or filing requirement shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine of not more than ten thousand dollars ($10,000) per violation or for each day of a continuing violation. Any person who knowingly makes any false statement, representation or certification in any Idaho NPDES form, in any notice or report required by an NPDES permit, or who knowingly renders inaccurate any monitoring device or method required to be maintained shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine of not more than five thousand dollars ($5,000) per violation or for each day of a continuing violation.

History:
[39-117, added 1973, ch. 137, sec. 1, p. 268; am. 1986, ch. 60, sec. 8, p. 176; am. 1993, ch. 275, sec. 7, p. 937; am. 1998, ch. 125, sec. 3, p. 464; am. 2014, ch. 40, sec. 2, p. 95.]


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