Idaho Statutes
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TITLE 39
HEALTH AND SAFETY
CHAPTER 44
HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT
39-4414.  Remedies. The remedies specified in this section are cumulative and nonexclusive.
(1)  MONETARY PENALTIES.
(a)  Any person who makes a false statement or representation in any application, label, manifest, record, report, permit or other document filed, maintained, or used for the purpose of complying with the provisions of this chapter shall be liable for a civil penalty not to exceed ten thousand dollars ($10,000) for each separate violation or for each day of a continuing violation.
(b)  Any person who violates this chapter or any permit, standard, regulation, condition, requirement, compliance agreement, or order issued or promulgated pursuant to this chapter shall be liable for a civil penalty not to exceed ten thousand dollars ($10,000) for each separate violation or for each day of a continuing violation.
(c)  The imposition or computation of monetary penalties may take into account the seriousness of the violation, good faith efforts to comply with the law, and an enforceable commitment by the person against whom the penalty is directed to implement a supplemental environmental project. For purposes of this section, "supplemental environmental project" means a project which the person is not otherwise required to perform and which prevents pollution, reduces the amount of pollutants reaching the environment, contributes to public awareness of environmental matters, or enhances the quality of the environment. In evaluating a particular supplemental environmental project proposal, preference may be given to those projects with an environmental benefit, which relates to the violation or the objectives of the underlying statute which was violated, or which enhances the quality of the environment in the general geographic location where the violation occurred.
(2)  ASSESSMENT OF COSTS.  Any person who violates this chapter or any permit, standard, regulation, condition, requirement, compliance agreement, or order issued or promulgated pursuant to this chapter may be assessed for:
(a)  The state’s costs for any nonroutine investigations, inspections, monitoring, or surveys which lead to evidence of the violation;
(b)  The state’s costs, including the reasonable value of attorneys’ services, for preparing and litigating the case;
(c)  The state’s costs for mitigating, removing, correcting or terminating adverse effects upon soil, air, or water quality resulting from the violation;
(d)  The state’s costs for impounding, storing, and disposing of contaminated property;
(e)  Compensation for damages to publicly held resources including but not limited to, land, water, recreational uses, wildlife, fish and aquatic life to restore the resource to its highest previous use;
(f)  Compensation for damages to privately held resources including, but not limited to, livestock, land, water, or other personal property, and compensation for court costs allowed by statute, reasonable attorney’s fees for trial preparation and trial of the case, and all other reasonable costs of trial preparation and trial of the case;
(g)  Compensation for damages to personal health and compensation for court costs allowed by statute, reasonable attorney’s fees for trial preparation and trial of the case, and all other reasonable costs of trial preparation and trial of the case;
(h)  The imposition or computation of costs may take into account the seriousness of the violation and good faith efforts to comply with the law.
(3)  RESTRAINING ORDERS, INJUNCTIONS AND OTHER RELIEF.
(a)  Any person who violates any provision of this chapter or any permit, standard, regulation, condition, requirement, compliance agreement, or order issued or promulgated pursuant to this chapter shall be subject to a permanent or temporary injunction, restraining order, or other relief deemed appropriate. Upon a showing to the court that a violation is causing an imminent hazard to the public health, the public safety, or to the environment, the department need not allege or prove at any stage of the proceeding that long-term irreparable damage will occur should the injunction or order not be issued or that the remedy at law is inadequate.
(b)  A receiver may be appointed to oversee or operate any hazardous waste facility or site which is established or operated in violation of this chapter or any standard, regulation, condition, requirement, compliance agreement, or order issued or promulgated pursuant to this chapter.
(4)  PAYMENT TO HAZARDOUS WASTE EMERGENCY ACCOUNT.  All moneys collected by the department pursuant to subsections (1), (2) and (3) of this section to resolve any enforcement proceeding instituted under section 39-4413, Idaho Code, shall be paid into the hazardous waste emergency account created by section 39-4417, Idaho Code.

History:
[39-4414, added 1983, ch. 154, sec. 1, p. 427; am. 1984, ch. 157, sec. 1, p. 383; am. 1997, ch. 94, sec. 1, p. 219.]


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