Water Code Section 13304

Compiled September, 2018

Our review of the annotated history reveals the following legislative history (every “c.” below represents a separate legislative bill):

Added: 1969, c. 482
•  1970, c. 918:  rewrote the first sentence of subdivision (a), which read: “Any person who discharges waste into the waters of this state in violation of any waste discharge requirement or other order issued by a regional board, or who intentionally or negligently causes or permits any waste to be deposited where it is discharged into the waters of the state and creates a condition of pollution or nuisance, shall upon order of the regional board clean up such waste or abate the effects thereof.”
•  1971, c. 1288:  in subdivision (a) inserted “or the state board” and at the end of the first sentence of subdivision (a) added “or, in the case of threatened pollution or nuisance, take other necessary remedial action.”; inserted subdivision (b); redesignated former subdivision (b) as subdivision (c) and rewrote that subdivision.
•  1980, c. 808:  in the first sentence of subdivision (a), substituted “has discharged or discharges” for “discharges”; inserted “or prohibition”; and substituted “has caused or permitted, causes or permits, or threatens to cause or permit” for “intentionally or negligently causes or permits”; in subdivision (c) inserted “discharges the waste, or threatened to cause or permit the discharge of the waste”; and added subdivisions (d) to (f).
•  1992, c. 729:  in the first sentence of subdivision (a), added “, including, but not limited to, overseeing cleanup and abatement efforts”; in subdivision (b), in the fist sentence of par. (1), inserted “, including, but not limited to, supervision of cleanup and abatement activities”, in par. (2), in the first sentence, substituted “with the cooperation of” for “by or in cooperation with”, in the second sentence, substituted “are” for “shall be”, and added par. (3); in subdivision (c), in the first sentence of par. (1), substituted “are” for “shall be”, inserted “supervising cleanup or abatement activities”, and added par. (2); in subdivision (d), substituted “is required to” for “must” and “is not” for “shall not be”; added subdivision (g); and made nonsubstantive changes throughout.
•  2001, c. 332:  rewrote subdivision (b); and made nonsubstantive changes throughout the section.
•  2003, c. 614:  in subdivision (a), inserted the second sentence relating to replacement water service; inserted subdivisions (f), (g), (h) and (i); redesignated former subdivisions (f) and (g) as subdivisions (j) and (k); and added subdivision (l).
•  2014, c. 739: inserted subdivision (b)(5); in subdivision (l), substituted “Chapter 614 of the Statutes of 2003” for “of this section by Senate Bill 1004 of the 2003-04 Regular Session”; added subdivision (m); and made nonsubstantive changes.

Eight bills affected this section.                          

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