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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 7. Inspection and Approval [6350 - 6407]

  ( Chapter 7 enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 368. )

ARTICLE 1. New or Enlarged Dams and Reservoirs [6350 - 6355]
  ( Heading of Article 1 amended by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1225. )

6350.
  

Immediately upon completion of a new dam or reservoir or enlargement of a dam or reservoir the owner shall give a notice of completion to the department and as soon thereafter as possible shall file with the department supplementary drawings or descriptive matter showing or describing the dam or reservoir as actually constructed, including the following:

(a) A record of all grout holes and grouting.

(b) A record of permanent location points and bench marks.

(c) A record of tests of concrete or other material used in the construction of the dam or reservoir.

(d) Any other items which may be of permanent value and have a bearing on the safety and permanency of the dam or reservoir.

(Amended by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1225.)

6351.
  

In connection with the enlargement of a dam or reservoir, the supplementary drawings and descriptive matter need apply only to the new work.

(Amended by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1225.)

6352.
  

As soon as possible after giving notice of completion, the owner shall file an affidavit with the department stating the actual cost of the dam or reservoir in such detail as the department requires to determine whether a further fee is due. In the event the owner of a new or enlarged dam or reservoir, because of loss of records, recent change of ownership, or other causes beyond his control, is unable to report the actual cost of construction or enlargement, he shall file an affidavit to this effect, stating the reasons therefor, within 30 days after receiving a written request therefor from the department. The department shall then make its own appraisal of the cost of construction or enlargement and determine what further fee, if any, is required. Upon making a determination that a further fee is required, the department shall notify the owner by certified mail of the amount of such fee within 15 days and shall notify the owner that he may appear within 60 days thereafter before an authorized representative of the department to protest the amount of the fee, in whole or in part, determined by the department to be required, and the sufficiency of the appraisal upon which such determination was based.

(Amended by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1225.)

6354.
  

As soon as practicable the completed dam or reservoir shall be inspected by the department.

(Amended by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1225.)

6355.
  

A certificate of approval shall be issued upon a finding that the dam or reservoir is safe to impound water within the limitations prescribed in the certificate. Upon written request by an owner for a certificate of approval, the department shall issue the certificate if it finds that the dam or reservoir is safe to impound water within the limitations prescribed in the certificate. Pending issuance of a certificate of approval by the department, the owner of the dam or reservoir shall not, through action or inaction, cause the dam or reservoir to impound water.

(Amended by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1225.)

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