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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 1.5. Certificates of Approval [6357 - 6357.4]
  ( Article 1.5 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1225. )

6357.
  

Each certificate of approval issued by the department under this part may contain such terms and conditions as the department may prescribe.

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

6357.1.
  

The department may revoke any certificate of approval whenever it determines that the dam or reservoir constitutes a danger to life and property. Whenever it deems such action necessary to safeguard life and property, the department may also amend the terms and conditions of any such certificate by issuing a new certificate containing the revised terms and conditions.

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

6357.2.
  

The owner of a dam or reservoir for which a certificate of approval has been issued shall not, through action or inaction, cause the dam or reservoir to impound water after the certificate terminates unless a new certificate is issued for the dam or reservoir. A new certificate shall be issued upon a finding by the department that the dam or reservoir is safe to impound water within the limits prescribed in the certificate.

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

6357.3.
  

With respect to each certificate of approval or written consent for use of a dam which has been issued by the department or a predecessor of the department and which is in effect prior to the effective date of this article, the department shall, within one year from such effective date, issue a new certificate of approval, which shall supersede the previous certificate or written consent for use, or shall revoke the existing certificate or written consent for use if it finds that the dam or reservoir is not safe to impound water.

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

6357.4.
  

Before any certificate of approval is revoked by the department, the department shall hold a hearing. Written notice of the time and place of the hearing shall be mailed, at least 20 days prior to the date set for the hearing, to the holder of the certificate. Any interested persons may appear at the hearing and present their views and objections to the proposed action. Any petition for a writ of mandate to inquire into the validity of action of the department revoking a certificate of approval shall be commenced within 30 days after service of notice of the revocation on the holder of the certificate.

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

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