Title 5: Aeronautics and Surface Transportation Generally
Chapter 28: TRANSPORTATION OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS
5 V.S.A. § 2003. Transportation of radioactive materials; preferred routes
§ 2003. Transportation of radioactive materials; preferred routes
(a) The secretary of transportation, following consultation with the commissioner of health and the commissioner of public safety shall designate any highway as a part of a preferred route for the transportation of fissile radioactive materials and large quantity packages of radioactive materials as defined by the United States department of transportation in order to cause the least risk to persons and property. The secretary shall confer with the governing body of a municipality regarding the establishment of a preferred route within the boundaries of their jurisdiction and give their timely opinion due consideration.
(b) A person who violates the order of the secretary and transports radioactive materials in violation of this section shall be subject to the following penalties:
(1) civil penalty-a maximum penalty of up to $10,000.00 per day for each violation;
(2) criminal penalty-a fine of not more than $25,000.00 or imprisonment for not more than five years, or both. (Added 1985, No. 224 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; amended 1993, No. 172 (Adj. Sess.), § 9.)