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DIVISION 3. DAMS AND RESERVOIRS [6000 - 6612]

  ( Heading of Division 3 amended by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1225. )

PART 1. SUPERVISION OF DAMS AND RESERVOIRS [6000 - 6470]

  ( Heading of Part 1 amended by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1225. )

CHAPTER 4. Powers of the Department [6075 - 6162]

  ( Chapter 4 enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 368. )

ARTICLE 5. Action and Procedure to Restrain Violations [6150 - 6157]
  ( Article 5 enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 368. )

6150.
  

The department may commence an action or proceeding under this article, either by mandamus or injunction, for the purpose of stopping or preventing violations or threatened violations.

(Enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 368.)

6151.
  

An action or proceeding under this article may be commenced whenever any owner or any person acting as a director, officer, agent, or employee of any owner, or any contractor or agent or employee of such contractor is:

(a) Failing or omitting or about to fail or omit to do anything required of him by this part or by any approval, order, rule, regulation, or requirement of the department under the authority of this part; or

(b) Doing or permitting anything or about to do or permit anything to be done in violation of or contrary to this part or any approval, order, rule, regulation, or requirement of the department under this part.

(Enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 368.)

6152.
  

Any action or proceeding under this article shall be commenced in the superior court in and for the county in which (a) the cause or some part thereof arose, (b) the owner or person complained of has its principal place of business, or (c) the person complained of resides.

(Enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 368.)

6153.
  

Any action or proceeding under this article shall be brought by petition in the superior court, alleging the violation or threatened violation complained of, and praying for appropriate relief by way of mandamus or injunction.

(Enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 368.)

6154.
  

The court shall specify a time, not exceeding 20 days after the service of the copy of the petition, within which the owner or person complained of shall answer the petition, and in the meantime the owner or person may be restrained.

(Enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 368.)

6155.
  

In case of default in answer or after answer the court shall immediately inquire into the facts and circumstances of the case.

(Enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 368.)

6156.
  

The court may join such parties as it deems necessary or proper in order to make its judgment, order, or writ effective.

(Enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 368.)

6157.
  

The final judgment in such action or proceeding shall either dismiss the action or proceeding or direct that the writ of mandamus or injunction issue or be made permanent as prayed for in the petition, or in such modified or other form as will afford appropriate relief.

(Enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 368.)

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