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DIVISION 104. ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH [106500 - 119405]

  ( Division 104 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 6. )

PART 13. GARBAGE AND ONSITE SEWAGE DISPOSAL [117400 - 117590]

  ( Part 13 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 6. )

CHAPTER 4. Waste and Waste Disposal [117400 - 117590]

  ( Chapter 4 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 6. )

ARTICLE 2. Pollution of Navigable Waters with Garbage [117475 - 117500]
  ( Article 2 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 6. )

117475.
  

For the purpose of this article the term “garbage” includes any or all of the following:

(a)  Garbage.

(b)  Swill.

(c)  Refuse.

(d)  Cans.

(e)  Bottles.

(f)  Paper.

(g)  Vegetable matter.

(h)  Carcass of any dead animal.

(i)  Offal from any slaughter pen or butcher shop.

(j)  Trash.

(k)  Rubbish.

( l)  Radioactive waste materials.

(m)  Discarded, nonbiodegradable materials including plastics or damaged or broken marine equipment.

(Added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 6. Effective January 1, 1996.)

117480.
  

Every person who places, deposits, or dumps any garbage in or upon the navigable waters of this state, or who places, deposits, or loads it upon any vessel, with intent that it shall be dumped or deposited in or upon the navigable waters of this state, or at any point in the ocean within twenty miles of any point on the coast line of the state, is guilty of a misdemeanor.

(Added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 6. Effective January 1, 1996.)

117485.
  

Every person in charge of any vessel who permits it to be loaded with any garbage with intent that it shall be dumped or deposited from the vessel in or upon any of the navigable waters of this state, or at any point in the ocean, within twenty miles of any point on the coast line of the state, is guilty of a misdemeanor.

(Added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 6. Effective January 1, 1996.)

117490.
  

A vessel upon which any garbage has been loaded with the intent that it shall be dumped or deposited upon any of the waters of the ocean where permitted by this article, shall not leave any point within the state unless it shall carry for the entire trip an inspector appointed by the department, or where the point of departure is in a city, then by the city. The inspector shall enforce this article.

Every person in charge of a vessel that is required to have an inspector on board by this article, and that does not carry an inspector during the entire trip, is guilty of a misdemeanor.

(Added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 6. Effective January 1, 1996.)

117495.
  

Every person in charge of a vessel that is to dump or deposit radioactive waste materials upon any of the waters of the ocean where permitted by this article shall notify the department in writing at least five days in advance of the dumping or depositing, specifying the intended date of departure and giving other information as may be required by the department. The department may permit the vessel to leave without the inspector required by Section 117490 if it determines that the public health and welfare will not be endangered thereby. If this permission is granted, the department may require the person in charge of the vessel to submit a certified statement to it, at a time as the department determines, setting forth the time, location, and manner of the dumping or disposal and other information as the department may require.

(Added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 6. Effective January 1, 1996.)

117500.
  

This article shall not be construed to affect the discharge of any sewer system.

(Added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 6. Effective January 1, 1996.)

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