3Infringements and environmental protection3
Infringements are defined by the Criminal Code. Some of them can relate to environmental protection such as :
3Minor offences in classified installations3
Minor offences are defined in article 43 of decree 77-1133 of 21 September 1977. They relate in particular to :
These are 5th category minor offences. Penalties are fines of up to €1,500 for individuals and €7,500 for corporations.
3Misdemeanours in classified installations3
Misdemeanours are defined in articles L 514-9 to 514-14 of the Environmental code. They notably relate to the following situations :
Penalties are fines (up to €150,000) and imprisonment (up to two years). For corporations, the fine can reach €750,000.
The court can also enforce other possible sanctions (recurring fine, disqualification from using the installation, site rehabilitation).