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WVC 16-35-13 §16-35-13. Penalties and fines.
(a) The director may impose a civil penalty of not less than two hundred fifty dollars and not more than five thousand dollars for each separate violation of this article or any rules promulgated hereunder. In any case where a person fails to halt work following the issuance of a cease and desist order by the director, the violation shall be presumed to be willful and the person shall be assessed a civil penalty by the director of not less than ten thousand dollars nor more than twenty-five thousand dollars for an initial violation and not less than twenty-five thousand dollars nor more than fifty thousand dollars for each subsequent violation. Failure to pay a civil penalty imposed by the director within thirty days of receipt of notification constitutes a separate violation.

(b) Notwithstanding any other provision of this code, any person who violates any provision of this article or any rule promulgated hereunder is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not less than two hundred fifty dollars, nor more than fifty thousand dollars, or confined in the county or regional jail not more than one year, or both fined and confined.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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