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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 20. Public Utilities and Telecommunications
Agency 5. State Corporation Commission
Chapter 309. Rules for Enforcement of the Underground Utility Damage Prevention Act
8/3/2020

20VAC5-309-60. Civil Penalties.

A. In determining the amount of any civil penalty included in a settlement, the nature, circumstances and gravity of the violation; the degree of the respondent's culpability; the respondent's history of prior offenses; and such other factors as may be appropriate shall be considered.

B. The respondent shall pay a civil penalty that has been assessed or compromised by submitting to the division a certified check made payable to the Treasurer of Virginia in the correct amount. All such penalties shall be deposited in the Underground Utility Damage Prevention Special Fund and shall be used for administering the regulatory program authorized by the Act. Any excess funds shall be used for public awareness programs established pursuant to subsection B of § 56-265.16:1 of the Code of Virginia.

Statutory Authority

§§ 12.1-13 and 56-265.30 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Case No. PUE940071 § 6, eff. December 30, 1994.

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