SARA Title III section 325 allows criminal penalties as follows:

  • Criminal penalties up to $50,000 or five years in prison apply to any person who knowingly and willfully fails to provide emergency release notification;
  • Penalties of not more than $20,000 and/or up to one year in prison apply to any person who knowingly and willfully discloses any information entitled to protection as a trade secret.
  • SARA Title III does not provide for criminal sanctions for violations of section 313. However, 18 U.S.C. §1001 makes it a criminal offense to falsify information submitted to the U.S. Government.

SARA Title III section 325 and the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996 and its implementing regulations at 40 CFR 19, allow civil and administrative penalties as follows: regulations at 40 CFR 19, allow civil and administrative penalties as follows:

  • Any person that fails to comply with emergency release notification requirements in CERCLA section 103 or SARA Title III section 304 shall be liable for civil penalties of up to $37,500 per day per violation. The penalty for subsequent or repeat violations is $107,500 per violation per day.
  • Any person that violates hazardous chemical inventory reporting requirements in section 311 of
  • SARA Title III shall be liable for civil and administrative penalties of not more than $16,000 per day per violation.
  • Any person that violates hazardous chemical inventory reporting requirements in section 312 of SARA Title III shall be liable for civil and administrative penalties of not more than $37,500 per day per violation.
  • Any person that violates toxic chemical release inventory reporting requirements in section 313 of SARA Title III shall be liable for civil penalties not to exceed $37,500 for each day that each chemical is not reported or incorrectly reported.