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Health and Safety Code - HSC

DIVISION 26. AIR RESOURCES [39000 - 44474]

  ( Division 26 repealed and added by Stats. 1975, Ch. 957. )


  ( Part 4 added by Stats. 1975, Ch. 957. )

CHAPTER 4. Enforcement [42300 - 42454]

  ( Chapter 4 added by Stats. 1975, Ch. 957. )

ARTICLE 3.5. Compliance Programs [42420 - 42421]
  ( Article 3.5 added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 1028, Sec. 9. )


The Legislature hereby finds and declares as follows:

(a)  District enforcement programs should be prioritized to ensure that the imposition of civil and criminal penalties is commensurate with the severity of the violation.

(b)  Districts shall endeavor to establish, where appropriate, alternatives to civil or criminal penalties for those circumstances in which the violation neither contributes to, nor potentially conceals, an emission that significantly contributes to unhealthful air quality.

(Added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 1028, Sec. 9. Effective January 1, 1994.)


Each district which has a population of one million or more shall establish a compliance program that shall consist of all of the following elements:

(a)  Procedures to ensure the consistent issuance of notices of compliance and notices of violations.

(b)  A compliance assistance program to provide information to small businesses with regard to statutes and district rules and regulations to which they are subject and to assist them in identifying the most efficient and least costly means of complying with those statutes and rules and regulations.

(c)  Settlement agreement procedures whereby persons who are in violation of those statutes or district rules or regulations may agree to take actions to improve air quality in lieu of paying monetary fines or penalties.

(Added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 1028, Sec. 9. Effective January 1, 1994.)

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