Code Section

Public Resources Code - PRC

DIVISION 30. WASTE MANAGEMENT [40000 - 49620]

  ( Division 30 added by Stats. 1989, Ch. 1096, Sec. 2. )
  

PART 5. ENFORCEMENT [45000 - 45025]

  ( Part 5 repealed and added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 952, Sec. 34. )
  

CHAPTER 1. Administrative Enforcement [45000 - 45024]

  ( Chapter 1 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 952, Sec. 34. )
  

ARTICLE 1. Corrective Action Orders [45000 - 45003]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 952, Sec. 34. )

  
45000.  

(a) Except as provided in subdivision (b), the enforcement agency or the board may issue an administrative order requiring the owner or operator of a solid waste facility or disposal site or a person in violation of Section 44000.5, to take corrective action as necessary to abate a nuisance, or to protect human health and safety or the environment. If both the board and the enforcement agency issue an administrative order regarding the same facility, disposal site, or person, the order issued by the board shall prevail if there is a conflict between the orders.

(b) An administrative order shall not be issued for a minor violation that is corrected immediately in the presence of the inspector. Immediate compliance in that manner shall be noted in the inspection report.

(c) The enforcement agency or the board may contract for corrective action after an order issued pursuant to subdivision (a) becomes final and the owner or operator fails to comply with the order by the date specified in the order.

(d) If an enforcement agency or the board expends any funds pursuant to subdivision (b), the owner or operator of the solid waste facility or disposal site or a person in violation of Section 44000.5 shall reimburse the enforcement agency or the board for the amount expended, including, but not limited to, a reasonable amount for contract administration, and an amount equal to the interest that would have been earned on the expended funds. The amount expended shall be recoverable in a civil action by the Attorney General, upon request of the local enforcement agency or the board.

(e) A contract for corrective action entered into by the board is exempt from approval by the Department of General Services pursuant to Section 10295 of the Public Contract Code.

(f) A corrective action shall incorporate by reference applicable waste discharge requirements issued by the state water board or a regional water board, and shall be consistent with all applicable water quality control plans adopted pursuant to Section 13170 of, and Article 3 (commencing with Section 13240) of Chapter 4 of Division 7 of, the Water Code, and state policies for water quality control adopted pursuant to Article 3 (commencing with Section 13140) of Chapter 3 of Division 7 of the Water Code, existing at the time of the corrective action or proposed corrective action.

(Amended by Stats. 2008, Ch. 500, Sec. 17. Effective January 1, 2009.)