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Health and Safety Code - HSC


  ( Division 20 enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 60. )

CHAPTER 6.5. Hazardous Waste Control [25100 - 25259]

  ( Chapter 6.5 added by Stats. 1972, Ch. 1236. )

ARTICLE 2. Definitions [25110 - 25124]
  ( Article 2 added by Stats. 1972, Ch. 1236. )


(a)  Except as provided in subdivision (d), “hazardous waste” means a waste that meets any of the criteria for the identification of a hazardous waste adopted by the department pursuant to Section 25141.

(b)  “Hazardous waste” includes, but is not limited to, RCRA hazardous waste.

(c)  Unless expressly provided otherwise, “hazardous waste” also includes extremely hazardous waste and acutely hazardous waste.

(d)  Notwithstanding subdivision (a), in any criminal or civil prosecution brought by a city or district attorney or the Attorney General for violation of this chapter, when it is an element of proof that the person knew or reasonably should have known of the violation, or violated the chapter willfully or with reckless disregard for the risk, or acted intentionally or negligently, the element of proof that the waste is hazardous waste may be satisfied by demonstrating that the waste exhibited the characteristics set forth in subdivision (b) of Section 25141.

(Amended by Stats. 1996, Ch. 437, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 1997.)