2007 California Vehicle Code Article 5. Renderers And Transporters Of Inedible Kitchen Grease
CA Codes (veh:2460-2478)
2460. (a) The definitions set forth in Article 1 (commencing with
Section 19200) of Chapter 5 of Part 3 of Division 9 of the Food and
Agricultural Code apply for purposes of this article.
(b) A "licensed renderer" is a renderer licensed under Article 6
(commencing with Section 19300) of Chapter 5 of Part 3 of Division 9
of the Food and Agricultural Code.
(c) A "registered transporter" is a transporter of inedible
kitchen grease registered under Article 6.5 (commencing with Section
19310) of Chapter 5 of Part 3 of Division 9 of the Food and
(d) A "peace officer" is any peace officer defined in Chapter 4.5
(commencing with Section 830) of Title 3 of Part 2 of the Penal Code.
2462. (a) In addition to any other records required to be kept
pursuant to Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 19200) of Part 3 of
Division 9 of the Food and Agricultural Code, every licensed renderer
shall record and keep for one year, in connection with the receipt
of kitchen grease that is not intended for human food, all of the
(1) The name, address, and registration number of every
transporter of inedible kitchen grease who has delivered that
material to the renderer.
(2) The total amount of inedible kitchen grease purchased in each
(3) The date of each transaction.
(b) Every registered transporter of inedible kitchen grease shall
record and maintain for one year all of the following:
(1) The name and address of each location from which the
transporter obtained the inedible kitchen grease.
(2) The quantity of material received from each location.
(3) The date on which the inedible kitchen grease was obtained
from each location.
2464. All records required to be retained pursuant to this article
shall be maintained at the regular place of business of every
licensed renderer and every registered transporter. Those records
shall be exhibited on demand to any peace officer.
2466. Any peace officer may, during normal business hours, inspect
any premises maintained by a licensed renderer or registered
transporter, and any inedible kitchen grease located on the premises,
for the purpose of determining whether that renderer or transporter
is complying with the record maintenance requirements of this
2468. (a) Any licensed renderer who fails in any respect to keep
the written records required by this article, or to set out in that
written record any matter required by this article to be set out in
the record, is guilty of a misdemeanor.
(b) Every licensed renderer or registered transporter who refuses,
upon demand of any peace officer, to exhibit any written record
required by this article, or who destroys that record within one year
after making the final entry of any information required by this
article, is guilty of a misdemeanor.
(c) Any violation of subdivision (b) is punishable as follows:
(1) For a first offense, by a fine of not less than five hundred
dollars (0), or by imprisonment in the county jail for not more
than 30 days, or by both that fine and imprisonment.
(2) For a second offense within a period of one year, by a fine of
not less than one thousand dollars (,000), or by imprisonment in
the county jail for not more than 30 days, or by both that fine and
imprisonment. In addition to any other punishment imposed pursuant
to this paragraph, the court may order the defendant to stop engaging
in the business as a transporter or renderer for a period not to
exceed 30 days.
(3) For a third or any subsequent offense within a period of two
years, by a fine of not less than two thousand dollars (,000), or
by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than six months, or
by both that fine and imprisonment. In addition to any other
sentence imposed pursuant to this paragraph, the court shall order
the defendant to stop engaging in the business as a transporter or
renderer for a period of 30 days.
2470. It is unlawful for any person to engage in the transportation
of inedible kitchen grease without being registered with the
Department of Food and Agriculture and without being in possession of
a valid registration certificate issued by that department.
2472. It is unlawful for any person who is not a registered
transporter or licensed renderer of inedible kitchen grease to
transport that product from any place within this state to any place
outside the borders of this state.
2474. It is unlawful for any person to steal, misappropriate,
contaminate, or damage inedible kitchen grease, or containers
2476. No licensed renderer, registered transporter, or any other
person may take possession of inedible kitchen grease from an
unregistered transporter or knowingly take possession of stolen
inedible kitchen grease.
2478. (a) Any person who is found guilty of violating Section 2470,
2472, 2474, or 2476, or the rules and regulations promulgated under
those provisions, is subject to imprisonment in the county jail for
not more than one year, or a fine of not more than one thousand
dollars (,000), or both that imprisonment and fine.
(b) If the conviction is a second or subsequent conviction of a
violation described in subdivision (a), or the violation is committed
with intent to defraud or mislead, the person is subject to
imprisonment in the state prison, or a fine of not more than ten
thousand dollars (,000), or both that imprisonment and fine.
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