The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is authorized under Section 309(g) of the Clean Water Act (CWA), 33 U.S.C. §1319(g), to assess a civil penalty after providing the person subject to the penalty with notice of the proposed penalty and the opportunity for a hearing, and after providing interested members of the public with notice of the proposed penalty and a reasonable opportunity to comment on its issuance. Under Section 309(g) of the CWA, any person who violates Section 301 of the CWA, may be assessed a Class I civil penalty of up to $37,500 by EPA. Class I proceedings for Section 309(g) of the CWA are conducted in accordance with the "Consolidated Rules of Practice Governing the Administrative Assessment of Civil Penalties, Issuance of Compliance or Corrective Action Orders, and the Revocation, Termination, or Suspension of Permits" (CROP), which have been codified in the Code of Federal Regulations as Title 40, Part 22. The Code of Federal Regulations and the Federal Register are available at most libraries and the EPA internet site www.epa.gov.