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§ 18945.1. Amount of Civil Penalties and Administrative Penalty Schedule.

14 CA ADC § 18945.1Barclays Official California Code of Regulations

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Title 14. Natural Resources
Division 7. Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery
Chapter 11. Product Stewardship
Article 1. Product Stewardship for Carpets
14 CCR § 18945.1
§ 18945.1. Amount of Civil Penalties and Administrative Penalty Schedule.
(a) Civil penalties may be imposed administratively in accordance with the following penalty tables:
(1) Base Penalty Table I is to be used for stewardship organizations and manufacturers.
(A) Identify what violations have occurred.
(B) Identify the severity of the violations.
(C) Establish the possible range of the base penalty per violation based on the severity levels described in paragraph (b).
Base Penalty Table I: For Stewardship Organizations and Manufacturers
Violation
Description of Violation
Severity
PRC 42972(a)
Failure to submit, individually or through a stewardship organization, a stewardship plan to the Department
Level 3
PRC 42973(b)
Failure to resubmit a stewardship plan within 60 days after receiving a notice of disapproval from the Department
Level 1
14 CCR 18942(b)(2)
Failure to resubmit a stewardship plan within 60 days after receiving a conditional approval from the Department
Level 1
PRC 42972(e)
Failure to notify the Department within 30 days after instituting a significant or material change to a Department-approved stewardship plan
Level 2
PRC 42975
Failure to meet the goals included in an organization's stewardship plan
Level 2
PRC 42976
Failure to submit, individually or through a stewardship organization, an annual report to the Department
Level 3
PRC 42976
Annual report does not contain required elements
Level 2
PRC 42977(a)
Failure to pay an annual administration fee to the Department
Level 3
PRC 42974(b)
Offering a carpet for sale or for promotional purposes that is not subject to a Department-approved stewardship plan
Level 3
PRC 42972(c)(3)(B)
Stewardship assessment is not clearly visible on invoice or functionally equivalent billing document as a separate line item
Level 1
PRC 42972(c)(3)(B)
Invoice or functionally equivalent billing document is not accompanied by a brief description of the stewardship assessment or a Department-approved label
Level 1
14 CCR 18946
Failure to meet record keeping requirements
Level 2
(2) Base Penalty Table II is to be used for wholesalers and retailers.
(A) Identify what violations have occurred.
(B) Identify the severity of the violations.
(C) Establish the possible range of the base penalty per violation based on the severity levels described in paragraph (b).
Base Penalty Table II: For Wholesalers and Retailers
Violation
Description of Violation
Severity
PRC 42974(b)
Offering a carpet for sale or for promotional purposes that is not subject to a Department-approved stewardship plan
Level 3
PRC 42972(c)(3)(B)
Stewardship assessment is not clearly visible on invoice or functionally equivalent billing document as a separate line item
Level 1
PRC 42972(c)(3)(B)
Invoice or functionally equivalent billing document is not accompanied by a brief description of the stewardship assessment or a Department-approved label
Level 1
14 CCR 18946
Failure to meet record keeping requirements
Level 2
(b) For the purpose of implementing this [Section/Article], penalty severity levels are described as follows:
(1) For a violation classified as Level 1, the amount of the base penalty may be up to $1,000 per day.
(2) For a violation classified as Level 2, the amount of the base penalty may be up to $5,000 per day.
(3) For a violation classified as Level 3, the amount of the base penalty may be up to $10,000 per day.
(c) The department will set the final penalty amount after considering the criteria set forth in Section 18945.2. The department may increase the final penalty beyond the penalty range established pursuant to paragraphs (a) and (b), if it determines, after considering the criteria set forth in Section 18945.2, that such an increase is warranted and appropriate.

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Note: Authority cited: Sections 40502 and 42974, Public Resources Code. Reference: Sections 42972, 42973, 42974, 42975, 42976 and 42977, Public Resources Code; and Section 11506, Government Code.
History
1. New section filed 1-26-2012; operative 1-26-2012 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2012, No. 4).
2. Change without regulatory effect amending Table 1 within subsection (a)(1)(C) filed 1-3-2018 pursuant to section 100, title I, California Code of Regulations (Register 2018, No. 1).
This database is current through 11/11/22 Register 2022, No. 45.
Cal. Admin. Code tit. 14, § 18945.1, 14 CA ADC § 18945.1
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