§19-1B-12. Civil penalties.

The director may seek and recover a civil penalty for a violation of any provision of this article, any rule, regulation or order of the director in the circuit court of the county in which the violation occurred, in an amount not exceeding two thousand five hundred dollars for the first offense and not exceeding five thousand dollars for any subsequent offense.

Any penalty recovered pursuant to this section shall be deposited in the state treasury to the credit of the timbering operations enforcement fund.

Any person aggrieved by a decision of the circuit court pursuant to this section may appeal the circuit court order to the supreme court of appeals.