Code Section

Water Code - WAT

DIVISION 7. WATER QUALITY [13000 - 16104]

  ( Division 7 repealed and added by Stats. 1969, Ch. 482. )

CHAPTER 5. Enforcement and Implementation [13300 - 13365]

  ( Chapter 5 added by Stats. 1969, Ch. 482. )

ARTICLE 1. Administrative Enforcement and Remedies [13300 - 13308]
  ( Heading of Article 1 amended by Stats. 2010, Ch. 288, Sec. 27. )


When a regional board finds that a discharge of waste is taking place, or threatening to take place, in violation of requirements or discharge prohibitions prescribed by the regional board or the state board, the board may issue an order to cease and desist and direct that those persons not complying with the requirements or discharge prohibitions (a) comply forthwith, (b) comply in accordance with a time schedule set by the board, or (c) in the event of a threatened violation, take appropriate remedial or preventive action. In the event of an existing or threatened violation of waste discharge requirements in the operation of a community sewer system, cease and desist orders may restrict or prohibit the volume, type, or concentration of waste that might be added to that system by dischargers who did not discharge into the system prior to the issuance of the cease and desist order. Cease and desist orders may be issued directly by a board, after notice and hearing.

(Amended by Stats. 2002, Ch. 420, Sec. 5. Effective January 1, 2003.)