Code of Virginia

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Code of Virginia
Title 40.1. Labor and Employment
Chapter 3.2. Asbestos Notification

§ 40.1-51.22. Enforcement of chapter.

A. Any person who commits the following violations of this chapter shall be subject to a civil penalty of up to $1,000 for an initial violation and $5,000 for each subsequent violation:

1. Failure to provide the notification required by § 40.1-51.20;

2. Improper notification as required by § 40.1-51.20. Improper notification shall include, but not be limited to, failing to provide required fees, intentionally failing to complete all required sections of the form, failing to properly amend a notification and providing information on the form; or

3. Any violations of safety or health provisions of Title 40.1 or any standard, rule or regulation adopted pursuant thereto, discovered during an inspection conducted pursuant to § 40.1-51.21 shall be enforced separately pursuant to § 40.1-49.4.

All procedural rights guaranteed to employers pursuant to § 40.1-49.4 shall apply to the penalties set under this section.

B. Investigation and enforcement for violations of this chapter shall be carried out by the Department of Labor and Industry. Prosecutions under this chapter shall be the responsibility of the Office of the Attorney General of Virginia. Civil penalties imposed for violation of this chapter shall be paid into the general fund.

1992, c. 477.

The chapters of the acts of assembly referenced in the historical citation at the end of this section may not constitute a comprehensive list of such chapters and may exclude chapters whose provisions have expired.