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RECORD NUMBER: 27 OF 94
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Economic Law Enforcement. Volume IV. Strengthening Environmental Law Enforcement: Illegal Filling.|
|CORP Author||Connecticut Dept. of Environmental Protection, Hartford.;Environmental Protection Agency, Boston, Mass. Region 1.|
|Stock Number||PB-258 532|
|Additional Subjects||Solid waste disposal ; Earth fills ; Law enforcement ; Breakwaters ; Docks ; Earth fills ; Structures ; Connecticut ; Environmental impacts ; Regulations ; Surveys ; Boundaries ; Licenses ; Cost analysis ; Coastal regions ; Standards compliance ; Violations ; Environmental protection ; Jurisdictional boundaries|
The report is part of a set which has been prepared by the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection, describing a promising approach to the enforcement of environmental laws now being implemented and tested in Connecticut. The new approach, through the use of administratively imposed civil penalties, uses economic incentives that can be adjusted to meet different levels of resistance or cooperation. At most, the penalty to a violator would not exceed the cost of meeting his environmental requirements. It thus removes the economic advantage of deferring clean up activities without being unduly harsh.