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State Costs for Spills

Publication number Date Published Date Revised
08-08-006June 2008February 2016
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Author(s) Jeff Fishel
Description If you are responsible for a spill of oil or hazardous substances to state waters, you or your company may be required to pay money in addition to paying for cleanup costs. A party found responsible for a spill may be required to pay:
1.A natural resource damage assessment;
2.A penalty for violation of state law or rule; and
3.The state’s expenses to respond, assess, and investigate the incident.
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Keywords penalty, NRDA, investigation