2009 California Public Resources Code - Section 42962-42963 :: Article 4. Enforcement
42962. (a) Any person who does any of the following shall be liable for a civil penalty not to exceed twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) for each violation of a separate provision or for continuing violations for each day that violation continues: (1) Intentionally or negligently violates any permit, rule, regulation, standard, or requirement issued or adopted pursuant to this chapter. (2) Knowingly, or with reckless disregard, makes any false statement or representation in any application, manifest, record, report, permit, or other document filed, maintained, or used for purposes of compliance with this chapter. (b) Liability under subdivision (a) may be imposed in a civil action. (c) In addition to the civil penalty that may be imposed pursuant to subdivision (a), the board may impose civil penalties administratively in an amount not to exceed five thousand dollars ($5,000) for each violation of a separate provision or for continuing violations for each day that violation continues, on any person who intentionally or negligently violates any permit, rule, regulation, standard, or requirement issued or adopted pursuant to this chapter. The board shall adopt regulations that specify the procedures and amounts for the imposition of administrative civil penalties pursuant to this subdivision. 42962.5. Any traffic officer, as defined in Section 625 of the Vehicle Code, and any peace officer, as specified in Section 830.1 of the Penal Code, may enforce this chapter as authorized representatives of the board. 42963. (a) This chapter, or any regulations adopted pursuant to Section 42966, is not a limitation on the power of a city, county, or district to impose and enforce reasonable land use conditions or restrictions on facilities that handle waste or used tires in order to protect the public health and safety or the environment, including preventing or mitigating potential nuisances, if the conditions or restrictions do not conflict with, or impose less stringent requirements than, this chapter or those regulations. However, this chapter, including any regulations that are adopted pursuant to Section 42966, is intended to establish a uniform statewide program for the regulation of waste and used tire haulers that will prevent the illegal disposal of tires, but which will not subject waste and used tire haulers to multiple registration or manifest requirements. Therefore, any local laws regulating the transportation of waste or used tires are preempted by this chapter. (b) Upon request of a city, county, or city and county, the board may designate, in writing, that city, county, or city and county to exercise the enforcement authority granted to the board under this chapter. A city, county, or city and county designated by the board pursuant to this subdivision shall follow the same procedures set forth for the board under this article. This designation shall not limit the authority of the board to take action it deems necessary or proper to ensure the enforcement of this chapter.
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