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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Title XVII
Chapter 252
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F.S. 252.941
252.941 Prohibitions, violations, penalties, intent.
(1) It is a violation of this part, and it is prohibited for any person to:
(a) Fail to make any submittal required by this part or by rule or regulation implementing this part, or to violate or fail to comply with any rule, regulation, order, plan, or certification adopted or issued by the division pursuant to its lawful authority under this part, other than fees under s. 252.939.
(b) Knowingly make any false statement, representation, or certification in any application, record, report, plan, or other document filed or required to be maintained under this part, or to falsify, tamper with, or knowingly render inaccurate any monitoring device or method required to be maintained under this part or by any program, rule, regulation, or order issued under this part.
(c) Fail to report to the appropriate representative of the division, as established by division rule, within 1 working day of discovery of an accidental release of a regulated substance from the stationary source, if the owner or operator is required to report the release to the United States Environmental Protection Agency under s. 112(r)(6).
(2) Any person who willfully commits a violation specified in subsection (1) is guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree punishable as provided in s. 775.083(1)(g) by a fine of not more than $10,000 for each offense. Each day during any portion of which such violation occurs constitutes a separate offense.
(3) It is the legislative intent that the civil penalties and criminal fines imposed by the court be of such amount as to ensure immediate and continued compliance with this section.
(4) The prohibitions and violations provided under this section shall take effect after such time as the division has received final delegation approval from the United States Environmental Protection Agency to administer the s. 112(r)(7) Accidental Release Prevention Program for specified stationary sources.
History.s. 1, ch. 98-193; s. 31, ch. 2013-15.