49 U.S. Code § 16101. General civil penalties
Except as otherwise provided in this section, a pipeline carrier providing transportation subject to this part, an officer or agent of that carrier, or a receiver, trustee, lessee, or agent of one of them, knowingly violating this part or an order of the Board under this part is liable to the United States for a civil penalty of not more than $5,000 for each violation. Liability under this subsection is incurred for each distinct violation. A separate violation occurs for each day the violation continues.
(b) Recordkeeping and Reporting.—
A person required under chapter 157 to make, prepare, preserve, or submit to the Board a record concerning transportation subject to this part that does not make, prepare, preserve, or submit that record as required under that chapter, is liable to the United States for a civil penalty of $500 for each violation.
A carrier providing transportation subject to the jurisdiction of the Board under this part, a lessor, receiver, or trustee of that carrier, and an officer, agent, or employee of one of them, required to make a report to the Board or answer a question that does not make the report or does not specifically, completely, and truthfully answer the question, is liable to the United States for a civil penalty of $100 for each violation.
Trial in a civil action under this section is in the judicial district in which the carrier has its principal operating office.
Historical and Revision Notes
Pub. L. 105–102
This amends 49:16101 to redesignate subsection (d) as (c) because no subsection (c) was enacted.
1997—Subsecs. (c), (d). Pub. L. 105–102 redesignated subsec. (d) as (c).