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  ( Division 30 added by Stats. 1989, Ch. 1096, Sec. 2. )

PART 5. ENFORCEMENT [45000 - 45025]

  ( Part 5 repealed and added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 952, Sec. 34. )

CHAPTER 2. Criminal Enforcement [45025- 45025.]
  ( Chapter 2 added by Stats. 2008, Ch. 500, Sec. 33. )


(a) (1) A violation of Part 4 (commencing with Section 43000) is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not less than five hundred dollars ($500) and not more than ten thousand dollars ($10,000) for each violation. Each instance of disposal that violates Section 44000.5 is a separate violation.

(2) In addition to a fine under paragraph (1), a violation punishable under paragraph (1) is punishable by imprisonment in a county jail for not more than six months if any of the following circumstances apply to the person convicted of a violation of this section and cause or threaten to cause serious harm to public health or safety or the environment:

(A) The person knowingly makes a false statement in a permit application or other document used for the purpose of compliance with this chapter.

(B) The person knowingly destroys, alters, or conceals any records required to be maintained pursuant to this chapter.

(C) The person withholds information requested by the enforcement agency.

(D) The person is convicted of more than one violation of this division, or is in violation of more than one regulation adopted pursuant to this division or term and condition of a permit.

(E) Upon receipt of an order from the board or a local enforcement agency, the person fails to correct or make reasonable progress toward correcting a violation.

(b) In addition to any fine imposed upon a conviction, the court may require, as a condition of probation and in addition to any other condition of probation, that the person convicted under this section remove, or pay the cost of removing, any solid waste the person unlawfully disposed, caused, or arranged to be disposed, transported, or accepted for disposal.

(Added by Stats. 2008, Ch. 500, Sec. 33. Effective January 1, 2009.)

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