The Administrator may bring a civil action in the appropriate United States district court (as determined under the provisions of title 28) against any person who tampers, attempts to tamper, or makes a threat to tamper with a public water system. The court may impose on such person a civil penalty of not more than $1,000,000 for such tampering or not more than $100,000 for such attempt or threat.
42 U.S. Code § 300i–1. Tampering with public water systems
(b) Attempt or threat
(c) Civil penalty
(d) “Tamper” definedFor purposes of this section, the term “tamper” means—
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 107–188, § 403(3)(C), (D), substituted “$1,000,000” for “$50,000” and “$100,000” for “$20,000”.
1996—Pub. L. 104–182 made technical amendment to section catchline and subsec. (a) designation.