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Title 29 : Public Property and Supplies

Chapter 014 : NATURAL GAS AND OIL CONSERVATION

Subchapter 006 : VIOLATIONS, ENFORCEMENT AND PENALTIES

(Cite as: 29 V.S.A. § 551)
  • § 551. Illegal oil, gas, and product

    (a) The production, sale, acquisition, transportation, refining, processing, or handling of illegal oil, gas, or product is prohibited. However, no penalty shall be imposed upon a person who sells, purchases, acquires, transports, refines, processes, or handles illegal oil, gas, or product, unless that person:

    (1) knows, or is put on notice of facts indicating that illegal oil, gas, or product is involved; or

    (2) fails to obtain a certificate of clearance with respect to such oil, gas, or product if prescribed by order of the Board; or

    (3) fails to follow any other method prescribed by an order of the Board for the identification of such oil, gas, or product.

    (b) The payment of any penalty or fine shall not operate to legalize any illegal oil, gas, or product involved in the violation for which the penalty or fine is imposed, or relieve a person on whom a penalty or fine is imposed from liability to any other person for damages arising out of the violations. (Added 1981, No. 240 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. April 28, 1982.)