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Article - Environment


    (a)    (1)    A person who violates any provision of this title or any regulation, permit, license, or order issued under this title shall be liable for a penalty not exceeding $10,000, which may be recovered in a civil action.

        (2)    In imposing a penalty under this subsection, the court may consider the factors in § 9-342(b)(2)(ii) of this article and any other relevant factors.

    (b)    The circuit court may issue an injunction requiring the person to cease the violation and restore the area unlawfully dredged or filled.

    (c)    Before taking any civil action to recover a penalty under subsection (a) of this section, the Department shall provide the person alleged to have violated this title with written notice of the proposed penalty and an opportunity for an informal meeting concerning settlement of the proposed civil action.

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