Any person who willfully violates this act or any rule, or regulation promulgated pursuant hereto, including the State Radiation Emergency Response Plan, shall be liable to a penalty of not more than $2,500.00 for each offense, to be collected by the department and the division in a summary proceeding under "the penalty enforcement law" (N.J.S. 2A:58-1 et seq.) or in any case before a court of competent jurisdiction wherein injunctive relief is requested. If the violation is of a continuing nature, each day during which it continues shall constitute an additional, separate and distinct offense. The department and the division are authorized to compromise and settle any claim for penalty under this section in an amount in their discretion as may appear appropriate in all these circumstances.
L.1981, c. 302, s. 21, eff. Oct. 27, 1981.