TX NATURAL RESOURCES CODE

TITLE 3. OIL AND GAS

SUBTITLE A. ADMINISTRATION

CHAPTER 117. HAZARDOUS LIQUID OR CARBON DIOXIDE PIPELINE

SUBCHAPTER C. ENFORCEMENT



§ 117.051. CIVIL PENALTY.
     A person who violates this chapter or a rule adopted by the commission under this chapter is subject to a civil penalty of not less than $50 nor more than $25,000 for each act of violation and for each day of violation, provided that the maximum civil penalty that may be assessed for any related series of violations may not exceed $500,000.

Added by Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 4914, ch. 873, § 1, eff. Aug. 29, 1983. Amended by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 724, § 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1991; Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 92, § 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1993.

§ 117.052. ENFORCEMENT BY COMMISSION AND ATTORNEY GENERAL.
     (a) If it appears that a rule of the commission has been
      or is being violated, the commission may have a civil suit instituted in a district court for injunctive relief to restrain the person from continuing the violation or for the assessment and recovery of a civil penalty under Section 117.051 of this code, or for both the injunctive relief and the civil penalty.
     (b) On application for injunctive relief and a finding that a person has violated or is violating this chapter or a rule of the commission adopted under this chapter, the district court shall grant the injunctive relief the facts so warrant.
     (c) At the request of the commission, the attorney general shall institute and conduct a suit in the name of the state for injunctive relief to recover the civil penalty, or for both injunctive relief and the civil penalty.

Added by Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 4914, ch. 873, § 1, eff. Aug. 29, 1983.

§ 117.053. CRIMINAL PENALTY FOR VIOLATION OF CHAPTER AND RULES.
     (a) A person who intentionally violates this chapter or a
      rule adopted under this chapter commits an offense.
     (b) An offense under this section is punishable by a fine of not more than $25,000, confinement in the Texas Department of Corrections for a term of not more than five years, or both such fine and imprisonment.

Added by Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 4914, ch. 873, § 1, eff. Aug. 29, 1983.

§ 117.054. CRIMINAL PENALTY FOR INJURING OR DESTROYING PIPELINE FACILITIES.
     (a) A person who intentionally injures or
      destroys or attempts to injure or destroy any pipeline facility in this state commits an offense.
     (b) An offense under this section is punishable by a fine of not more than $25,000, confinement in the Texas Department of Corrections for a term of not more than 15 years, or both such fine and imprisonment.

Added by Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 4914, ch. 873, § 1, eff. Aug. 29, 1983.