(a) A person who discharges a pollutant into the waters of the State in violation
of § 9-322 or § 9-323 of this subtitle shall reimburse the Department for the reasonable costs incurred
by the Department in conducting environmental health monitoring or testing, including
the cost of collecting and analyzing soil samples, surface water samples, or groundwater
samples for the purpose of assessing the effect on public health and the environment
of the person's discharge.
(b) The Department may recover costs that are reimbursable under subsection (a) of
this section in a civil action.
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