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§ 2282. Definitions.

2 CA ADC § 2282Barclays Official California Code of Regulations

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Title 2. Administration
Division 3. State Property Operations
Chapter 1. State Lands Commission (Refs & Annos)
Article 4.6. Ballast Water Regulations for Vessels Arriving at California Ports or Places After Departing from Ports or Places Within the Pacific Coast Region
2 CCR § 2282
§ 2282. Definitions.
Unless the context otherwise requires, the following definitions shall govern the construction of this Article:
(a) “Coastal waters” means estuarine and ocean waters within 200 nautical miles of land or less than 2,000 meters (6,560 feet, 1,093 fathoms) deep, and rivers, lakes, or other water bodies navigably connected to the ocean.
(b) “Commission” means the California State Lands Commission.
(c) “Exchange” means to replace the water in a ballast tank using either of the following methods:
(1) “Flow through exchange,” which means to flush out ballast water by pumping three full volumes of near-coastal water through the tank, continuously displacing water from the tank, to minimize the number of original coastal organisms remaining in the tank.
(2) “Empty/refill exchange,” which means to pump out, until the tank is empty or as close to 100 percent empty as is safe to do so, the ballast water taken on in ports, or estuarine or territorial waters, then to refill the tank with near-coastal waters.
(f) “Near-coastal waters” means waters that are more than 50 nautical miles from land and at least 200 meters (656 feet, 109 fathoms) deep.
(g) “Pacific Coast Region” means all coastal waters on the Pacific Coast of North America east of 154 degrees W longitude and north of 25 degrees N latitude, exclusive of the Gulf of California.
(h) “Vessel” means a vessel of 300 gross registered tons or more.


Note: Authority cited: Sections 71201.7 and 71204.5, Public Resources Code. Reference: Sections 71200(e), (j) and (n), 71201, 71204 and 71204.5, Public Resources Code.
1. New section filed 9-23-2005; operative 3-22-2006 (Register 2005, No. 38).
This database is current through 3/10/23 Register 2023, No. 10.
Cal. Admin. Code tit. 2, § 2282, 2 CA ADC § 2282
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