§ 50.197  CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.
   (A)   A user who willfully or negligently violates any provision of this ordinance, an individual wastewater discharge permit, or a general permit or order issued hereunder, or any other pretreatment standard or requirement shall, upon conviction, be guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of not more than $10,000 per violation, per day, or imprisonment for not more than one year, or both.
   (B)   A user who willfully or negligently introduces any substance into the POTW which causes personal injury or property damage shall, upon conviction, be guilty of a [misdemeanor] and be subject to a penalty of at least $10,000, or be subject to imprisonment for not more than one year, or both. This penalty shall be in addition to any other cause of action for personal injury or property damage available under state law.
   (C)   A user who knowingly makes any false statements, representations, or certifications in any application, record, report, plan, or other documentation filed, or required to be maintained, pursuant to this chapter, individual wastewater discharge permit, or general permit or order issued hereunder, or who falsifies, tampers with, or knowingly renders inaccurate any monitoring device or method required under this chapter shall, upon conviction, be punished by a fine of not more than $10,000 per violation, per day, or imprisonment for not more than one year, or both.
   (D)   In the event of a second conviction, a user shall be punished by a fine of not more than $10,000 per violation, per day, or imprisonment for not more than three years, or both.
(Ord. 62-2012, passed 8-16-12)