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(a) As part of a civil action filed by the County to enforce provisions of this Division, a court may assess a maximum civil penalty of $2,500 per violation of this Division for each day during which any violation of any provision of this Division is committed, continued, permitted or maintained by such person(s).
(b) In determining the amount of any civil liability to be imposed pursuant to this division, the superior court shall take into consideration the nature, circumstances, extent, and gravity of the violation or violations, whether any discharge caused by the violation is susceptible to cleanup or abatement, and, with respect to the violator, the ability to pay, the effect on ability to continue in business, the extent of any advantage gained by an unfair business practice, any voluntary cleanup efforts undertaken, any prior history of violations, the degree of culpability, economic savings, if any, resulting from the violation, and such other matters as justice may require.
(Added by Ord. No. 9547 (N.S.), effective 5-9-03)