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(a) Except for the City of Chicago, its departments, and its employees acting in their capacities as such, persons who violate this chapter shall be subject to the following penalties:
(1) A person who violates Section 10-21-040 shall be subject to a penalty of $100. Each day that a person is required, but fails, to maintain membership in 811 Chicago constitutes a separate violation of that section.
(A) For the first incident, the City shall order the responsible person to satisfy training requirements established by CDOT.
(B) For the second incident, the City shall fine the responsible person $1,500.
(C) For the third incident, the City shall fine the responsible person $3,000.
(D) For the fourth and each subsequent incident, the City shall fine the responsible person $3,500 for the fourth incident, and increase the fine in increments of $500 for each additional incident, up to a maximum of $10,000.
(3) A person who owns or operates an underground facility or an underground location service who violates Section 10-21-060 or who maintains an incorrect facility map in violation of Section 10-21-060 and 10-21-040 shall be subject to a penalty of $1,000 for each separate offense. No such person shall be subject to a penalty where a delay in marking or a failure to mark or properly mark the location of an underground facility is caused by conditions beyond the reasonable control of such owner or operator.
(4) A person who violates Section 10-21-070 shall be subject to a penalty of not less than $1,000 nor more than $5,000 for each separate offense.
(b) Any training requirements ordered shall be completed within 60 days of the order. Failure to satisfy the training requirements within the required time period is a violation of this subsection and will result in a fine of $50 per day for each day the violation continues. Proof of said training must be transmitted to the Commissioner within 30 days of the completion of the training. In the event that an individual fails to get the ordered training, the Commissioner may institute an administrative enforcement action against the individual.
(Added Coun. J. 11-16-16, p. 37901, Art. VI, § 3; Amend Coun. J. 9-14-21, p. 35804, § 1)