34A-2-97Petroleum substances discharged into state waters--Notice to secretary required--Restriction on use of information in criminal proceeding--Violation.

The owner or operator of a facility or vehicle that discharges a petroleum substance into state waters shall notify the secretary of agriculture and natural resources upon knowledge of the release. Notification received pursuant to this section and information obtained in the investigation of the notification may not be used in a criminal proceeding filed against the owner or operator, except in a prosecution for perjury or for giving a false statement. A violation of this section is subject to § 34A-2-75.

Source: SL 1984, ch 244, § 3; SL 1992, ch 158, § 31B; SL 2005, ch 10, § 26; SL 2021, ch 1 (Ex. Ord. 21-3), § 53, eff. Apr. 19, 2021.