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TITLE 30ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
PART 1TEXAS COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
CHAPTER 70ENFORCEMENT
SUBCHAPTER AENFORCEMENT GENERALLY
RULE §70.8Financial Inability To Pay; Amount Necessary To Obtain Compliance

(a) If any respondent, in response to a contested enforcement case, asserts an inability to pay the penalty recommended in that pleading, or challenges the executive director's recommendation regarding the amount of penalty that is necessary to deter future violations, that party shall have the burden of establishing that a lesser penalty is justified under that party's financial circumstances.

(b) A party asserting a claim under this section must produce all financial records that would be potentially relevant to that issue within 30 days of raising that claim, but no later than 30 days before the specified date for hearing without leave from the judge. The executive director is not required to make a discovery request for such financial records. The failure of the party raising such a claim to provide all potentially relevant financial records within the time discussed in this subsection shall constitute a waiver of the claim.


Source Note: The provisions of this §70.8 adopted to be effective June 6, 1996, 21 TexReg 4753; amended to be effective July 7, 1999, 24 TexReg 5017

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