Maximum Civil Penalty
When Maximum Civil Penalty Applied
Max $15,000/day that violation continues
Maximum total fine for violations vary by degree of impact and the type of rule violated, with heightened severity for health and safety rules.
Max $1,000 for each day of continuing violation
Applies to anyone who knowingly or willfully violates the Oil and Gas Act.
Max $8,000 per violation plus up to $2,000 for each day violation continues.
Applies to violation of Article 23 (Mineral Resources) or any regulation, order or permit condition.
Max $12,000 for each offense and for each day of violation
Applies to any violation of any provision of Chapter 38-08 or any rule, regulation or order of the commission.
Max $2,500-$20,000 per each continuing day of violation
Amount depends on which section of code, rules, permit certificate is violated. Largest penalty primarily applies to rules to prevent pollution from extraction, storage and injection of brine, oil, natural gas or other fluids that cause damage to public health, safety and environment (water and land).
$25,000 per violation plus $1,000 for each day violation continues (conventional wells) and $75,000 per violation plus $5,000 for each day (unconventional well)
Applies to violations of Title 58 Oil and Gas. In determining the amount, the department shall consider willfulness of the violation, damage or injury to natural resources of this Commonwealth or their uses, endangerment of safety of others, the cost of remedying the harm, savings resulting to the violator as a result of the violation and any other relevant factor.
Max $10,000 for each day violation continues($200,000/day if pipeline safety)
Amount depends on rule that is violated. Largest penalty depends on seriousness of violation of the provision, rule, order, permit, license, including hazards to health and safety of public.
Attached is an information flyer for SB 307 and a chart comparing selected states' civil penalties for oil and gas act violations.
The hearing is scheduled 3rd on the agenda for Tuesday in Senate Conservation. The committee begins at 8:30 but there is a wildlife bill scheduled first on the agenda that is expected to draw a large crowd and take a lot of time.