(a) The water resources survey and subsequent registry will provide critical information for protection of the state's water resources and, thus, mandatory compliance with the survey and registry is necessary.
(b) All large-quantity users who withdraw water from a West
Virginia water resource shall complete the survey and register use
with the department. Any person who fails to complete the survey
or register, provides false or misleading information on the survey
or registration, or fails to provide other information as required
by this article may be subject to a civil administrative penalty
not to exceed $5,000 to be collected by the secretary consistent
with the secretary's authority pursuant to this chapter. Every
thirty days after the initial imposition of the civil
administrative penalty, another penalty may be assessed if the
information is not provided. The secretary shall provide written
notice of failure to comply with this section thirty days prior to
assessing the first administrative penalty.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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