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§ 2298.1. Purpose, Applicability, and Date of Implementation.

2 CA ADC § 2298.1Barclays 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 4.8. Biofouling Management to Minimize the Transfer of Nonindigenous Species from Vessels Arriving at California Ports
2 CCR § 2298.1
§ 2298.1. Purpose, Applicability, and Date of Implementation.
(a) The purpose of the regulations in Title 2, Division 3, Chapter 1, Article 4.8 of the California Code of Regulations is to move the State expeditiously toward elimination of the discharge of nonindigenous species into the waters of the State or into waters that may impact the waters of the State, based on the best available technology economically achievable.
(b) The provisions of Article 4.8 apply to all vessels carrying, or capable of carrying, ballast water that arrive at a California port, except those vessels that are exempt under Section 71202 of the Public Resources Code or those vessels that satisfy the requirements of the emergency exemption clause in section 2298.9.1.
(c) For the purposes of Article 4.8, all ports in the San Francisco Bay area east of the Golden Gate bridge, including the Ports of Stockton and Sacramento, shall be interpreted as the same “California port”; and the Ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach, and the El Segundo marine terminal shall be interpreted as the same “California port.”
(d) The provisions of these regulations shall become effective October 1, 2017.


Note: Authority cited: Sections 71201.7 and 71204.6, Public Resources Code. Reference: Sections 71200, 71201, 71202 and 71204.6, Public Resources Code.
1. New article 4.8 (sections 2298.1-2298.9.1) and section filed 8-14-2017; operative 10-1-2017 (Register 2017, No. 33).
This database is current through 2/16/24 Register 2024, No. 7.
Cal. Admin. Code tit. 2, § 2298.1, 2 CA ADC § 2298.1
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