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Health and Safety Code - HSC

DIVISION 20. MISCELLANEOUS HEALTH AND SAFETY PROVISIONS [24000 - 26217]

  ( 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 10. Prohibited Chemicals [25210 - 25210.1]
  ( Article 10 added by Stats. 1977, Ch. 1039. )

25210.
  

It shall be unlawful, on or after January 1, 1979, to use a nonbiodegradable toxic chemical in a chemical toilet, recreational vehicle, or waste facility of a vessel as the term vessel is defined in the Harbors and Navigation Code, and it shall be unlawful on or after January 1, 1979, to sell a nonbiodegradable toxic chemical in a container which indicates that the chemical could be used in a chemical toilet, a waste facility of a recreational vehicle, or a waste facility of a vessel as the term vessel is defined in the Harbors and Navigation Code. The department shall develop and adopt regulations to define nonbiodegradable toxic chemicals and limitations on the sale thereof by June 1, 1978.

(Added by Stats. 1977, Ch. 1039.)

25210.1.
  

(a)  For purposes of this section, the following definitions shall apply:

(1)  “Halocarbon chemicals” means chemical compounds which contain carbon, and one or more halogens, and which may include hydrogen, including, but not limited to, trichloroethane, tetrachloroethylene, methylene chloride, halogenated benzenes, and carbon tetrachloride.

(2)  “Aromatic hydrocarbon chemicals” means chemical compounds containing carbon and hydrogen and at least one six-carbon ring containing double bonds, including, but not limited to, benzene, toluene, and napthalene.

(3)  “Sewage disposal system” means a septic tank, cesspool, sewage seepage pit, leachline, or other structure into which sewage is drained for purposes of disposal and which is not connected to a municipal treatment works.

(b)  On and after July 1, 1988, no person shall use any product containing halocarbon chemicals or aromatic hydrocarbon chemicals for the purposes of cleaning or unclogging a sewage disposal system.

(c)  On and after July 1, 1988, no person shall sell any product containing halocarbon chemicals or aromatic hydrocarbon chemicals in a container which indicates that the product may be used for the purposes of cleaning or unclogging a sewage disposal system. The department may adopt regulations regarding the sales of these products for the purposes of this subdivision.

(Added by Stats. 1987, Ch. 874, Sec. 1.)

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