Court Review of Administrative Penalty Is Limited

The First Department upheld a $250,000 penalty imposed by the DEC. In Matter of Longwood Assoc., LLC v New York State Dept. of Envtl. Conservation, the court held that the penalty imposed for placing an unregistered 2000 gallon petroleum bulk storage tank in violation of the Environmental Conservation Law and Navigation Law was a penalty that did "not shock the conscience."

-Steven Silverberg