Section: Acts done, rights acquired, etc., under repealed acts not affected by repeal
1. Any person who violates any provision of the Natural Gas Safety Act, P.L.1952, c.166 (C.48:10-2 et seq.) as amended and supplemented or any order, rule or regulation issued thereunder, shall be subject to a civil penalty of not more than $100,000 for each violation for each day that the violation persists; however, the maximum civil penalty shall not exceed $1,000,000 for any related series of violations.
Any civil penalty may be compromised by the Board of Public Utilities. In determining the amount of the penalty, or the amount agreed upon in compromise, the appropriateness of the penalty to the size of the business of the person charged, the gravity of the violation, and the good faith of the person charged in attempting to achieve compliance, after notification of a violation, shall be considered. The amount of the penalty, when finally determined, or the amount agreed upon in compromise, may be deducted from any sums owing by the State to the person charged or may be recovered in a summary proceeding in accordance with the "Penalty Enforcement Law of 1999," P.L.1999, c.274 (C.2A:58-10 et seq.). The Superior Court and the municipal court shall have jurisdiction to enforce the provisions of P.L.1952, c.166 (C.48:10-2 et seq.).
L.1971,c.62,s.1; amended 1991, c.91, s.473; 2007, c.118, s.3.
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