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New Jersey Statutes Title 32. Interstate and Port Authorities and Commissions 32 § 31-9

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Article VIII. Penalties

a. Each party state, consistent with federal and host state regulations and laws, shall enforce penalties against any person not acting as an official of a party state for violation of this compact in the party state.  Each party state acknowledges that the shipment to a host state of waste packaged or transported in violation of applicable laws and regulations can result in the imposition of sanctions by the host state.  These sanctions may include, but are not limited to, suspension or revocation of the violator's right of access to the facility in the host state.

b. Without the express approval of the commission, it shall be unlawful for any person to dispose of any low-level waste within the region except at a regional facility;  provided, however, that this restriction shall not apply to waste which is permitted by applicable federal or state regulations to be discarded without regard to its radioactivity.

c. Unless specifically approved by the commission and affected host state(s) pursuant to Article IV,  1 it shall be a violation of this compact for: (1) any person to deposit at a regional facility waste not generated within the region;  (2) any regional facility to accept waste not generated within the region;  and (3) any person to export from the region waste generated within the region.

d. Primary responsibility for enforcing the provisions of the law will rest with the affected state or states.  The commission, upon a two-thirds vote of its members, may bring action to seek enforcement or appropriate remedies against violators of the provisions and regulations for this compact as provided for in Article IV.

1  N.J.S.A. § 32:31-5.

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