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Title 29: Public Property and Supplies

Chapter 14: NATURAL GAS AND OIL CONSERVATION

Sub-Chapter 06: Violations, Enforcement And Penalties

29 V.S.A. § 551. Illegal oil, gas and product



§ 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.)