(a) Any person who violates any of the provisions of this article or any certificate
of approval, order, rule or requirement of the secretary or department is guilty of
a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not less than one hundred
dollars nor more than one thousand dollars, or incarcerated in a county or regional
jail not more than six months, or both fined and incarcerated.
(b) Any person who willfully obstructs, hinders or prevents the secretary or department
or its agents or employees from performing the duties imposed on them by the provisions
of this article or who willfully resists the exercise of the control and supervision
conferred by the provisions of this article upon the secretary or department or its
agents or employees or any owner or any person acting as a director, officer, agent
or employee of an owner, or any contractor or agent or employee of a contractor who
engages in the placement, construction, enlargement, repair, alteration, maintenance
or removal of any dam who knowingly does work or permits work to be executed on the
dam without a certificate of approval or in violation of or contrary to any approval
as provided for by the provisions of this article; and any inspector, agent or employee
of the department who has knowledge of and who fails to notify the secretary of unapproved
modifications to a dam is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall
be fined not less than one thousand dollars nor more than five thousand dollars, or
incarcerated in the county jail not more than one year, or both fined and incarcerated.
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