1.In addition to any other penalty provided by law, the State Engineer may, after notice and opportunity for a hearing, require a person who violates any provision of this chapter or any permit, certificate, order or decision issued or regulation adopted by the State Engineer pursuant to this chapter or NRS 532.120 to:
(a)Pay an administrative fine not to exceed $10,000 per day for each violation as determined by the State Engineer.
(b)In the case of an unauthorized use or willful waste of water in violation of NRS 533.460 or an unlawful diversion of water in violation of NRS 533.463, or any other violation of this chapter that, as determined by the State Engineer, results in an unlawful use, waste or diversion of water, replace not more than 200 percent of the water used, wasted or diverted.
2.If an administrative fine is imposed against a person pursuant to subsection 1 or the person is ordered to replace any water pursuant to that subsection, the State Engineer may require the person to pay the costs of the proceeding, including investigative costs and attorney’s fees.
3.An order imposing an administrative fine or requiring the replacement of water or the payment of costs or fees pursuant to this section may be reviewed by a district court pursuant to NRS 533.450.
Section 533.481 — Additional penalties.,