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Georgia State Code
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Title 16, Chapter 7, Section 53 (16-7-53)

(a) Any person who dumps waste in violation of Code Section 16-7-52 in an amount not exceeding 500 pounds in weight or 100 cubic feet in volume which is not biomedical waste, hazardous waste, or a hazardous substance and not for commercial purposes shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of a high and aggravated nature. For purposes of this subsection, each day a continuing violation occurs shall constitute a separate violation.

(b) Any person who dumps waste in violation of Code Section 16-7-52 in an amount exceeding 500 pounds in weight or 100 cubic feet in volume shall upon the first offense be guilty of a misdemeanor of a high and aggravated nature and shall upon the second and each subsequent offense be guilty of a felony and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not more than $25,000.00 for each violation or imprisoned for not more than two years, or both. For purposes of this subsection, each day a continuing violation occurs shall constitute a separate violation.

(c) Any person who dumps waste in violation of Code Section 16-7-52 in any quantity if the waste is biomedical waste, hazardous waste, or a hazardous substance or if the dumping is for commercial purposes shall be guilty of a felony and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not more than $25,000.00 for each violation or imprisoned for not more than two years, or both. For purposes of this subsection, each day a continuing violation occurs shall constitute a separate violation.

(d) In addition to the penalties provided in subsections (a) and (b) of this Code section, the court may order the violator to remove or render harmless any waste dumped in violation of Code Section 16-7-52, repair or restore property damaged by or pay damages resulting from such dumping, or perform public service related to the removal of illegally dumped waste or to the restoration of an area polluted by such waste.

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