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HSC Sec 117475-117500 Pollution of Navigable Waters with Garbage
HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE
117475. For the purpose of this article the term "garbage" includes
any or all of the following:
(g) Vegetable matter.
(h) Carcass of any dead animal.
(i) Offal from any slaughter pen or butcher shop.
(l) Radioactive waste materials.
(m) Discarded, nonbiodegradable materials including plastics or
damaged or broken marine equipment.
117480. Every person who places, deposits, or dumps any garbage in
or upon the navigable waters of this state, or who places, deposits,
or loads it upon any vessel, with intent that it shall be dumped or
deposited in or upon the navigable waters of this state, or at any
point in the ocean within twenty miles of any point on the coast line
of the state, is guilty of a misdemeanor.
117485. Every person in charge of any vessel who permits it to be
loaded with any garbage with intent that it shall be dumped or
deposited from the vessel in or upon any of the navigable waters of
this state, or at any point in the ocean, within twenty miles of any
point on the coast line of the state, is guilty of a misdemeanor.
117490. A vessel upon which any garbage has been loaded with the
intent that it shall be dumped or deposited upon any of the waters of
the ocean where permitted by this article, shall not leave any point
within the state unless it shall carry for the entire trip an
inspector appointed by the department, or where the point of
departure is in a city, then by the city. The inspector shall
enforce this article.
Every person in charge of a vessel that is required to have an
inspector on board by this article, and that does not carry an
inspector during the entire trip, is guilty of a misdemeanor.
117495. Every person in charge of a vessel that is to dump or
deposit radioactive waste materials upon any of the waters of the
ocean where permitted by this article shall notify the department in
writing at least five days in advance of the dumping or depositing,
specifying the intended date of departure and giving other
information as may be required by the department. The department may
permit the vessel to leave without the inspector required by Section
117490 if it determines that the public health and welfare will not
be endangered thereby. If this permission is granted, the department
may require the person in charge of the vessel to submit a certified
statement to it, at a time as the department determines, setting
forth the time, location, and manner of the dumping or disposal and
other information as the department may require.
117500. This article shall not be construed to affect the discharge
of any sewer system.