Blog Posts February 11, 2019

California Raises Maximum Enforcement Daily Penalty from $25,000 to $70,000 per Day

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On February 8, 2019, DTSC released a new proposed penalty matrix.   Talk about inflation!  The new proposed penalty matrix will raise the maximum $25,000 per day penalty to $70,000 per day penalty. The proposal amends section 66272.62 which provides the minimum and maximum penalties that are multipliers and go into the equations DTSC uses to calculate the penalties.  The Legislature raised the maximum penalty in a bill signed into law by Governor Brown on October 5, 2017 (AB 245), so this proposed regulation is implementing this new authority in regulation. The processing of this [...]Read more

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