Title 46, Chapter 4A, Section 14
(a) Any covered utility which intentionally or negligently violates
any provision of this chapter or the rules and regulations
promulgated hereunder or which fails or refuses to comply with any
final order of the director issued as provided in this chapter shall
be liable for a civil penalty not to exceed $1,000.00 for such
violation and an additional civil penalty not to exceed $500.00 for
each day such violation continues.
(b) The director, after notice and hearing, shall determine whether
or not any covered utility has intentionally or negligently violated
any provision of this chapter or has failed or refused to comply
with any final order of the director and may, upon a proper finding,
issue his order imposing such civil penalties as provided in this
Code section. Any covered utility so penalized under this section is
entitled to judicial review. All hearings and proceedings for
judicial review under this Code section shall be in accordance with
Chapter 13 of Title 50, the "Georgia Administrative Procedure Act,"
as provided in this chapter. All penalties and interest recovered by
the director, as provided in this Code section, together with the
cost thereof, shall be paid into the state treasury to the credit of
the general fund.
(c) Any contractor, supplier, or lender who is listed on the master
record established by the Division of Energy Resources of the
Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority and who violates any
provision of this chapter or the rules or regulations promulgated
hereunder is subject to removal from the applicable master record in
accordance with the rules and regulations established pursuant to
the Residential Conservation Service program.