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§ 18996.8. Department Investigation of Complaints of Alleged Violations.

14 CA ADC § 18996.8Barclays Official California Code of Regulations

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Title 14. Natural Resources
Division 7. Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery
Chapter 12. Short-Lived Climate Pollutants
Article 15. Enforcement Oversight by the Department
14 CCR § 18996.8
§ 18996.8. Department Investigation of Complaints of Alleged Violations.
(a) The Department shall receive and investigate written complaints of alleged violations of this chapter according to the requirements of this section.
(b) Complaints may be submitted anonymously, shall be submitted in writing, and shall include the following information.
(1) If the complaint is not anonymous, the name and contact information of the complainant.
(2) The identity of the alleged violator, if known.
(3) A description of the alleged violation including location(s) and all other relevant facts known to the complainant.
(4) Any relevant photographic or documentary evidence to support the allegations in the complaint.
(5) The identity of any witnesses, if known.
(c) The Department shall commence an investigation within 90 days of receiving a complaint that meets the requirements of Subdivision (b) if the Department determines the allegations, if true, would constitute a violation of this chapter subject to the enforcement authority of the Department. The Department may decline to investigate a complaint if, in its judgment, investigation is unwarranted because the allegations are contrary to facts known to the Department. The Department shall notify the complainant of the results of the investigation if the identity and contact information of the complainant are known.
(d) If the Department receives a complaint about a violation within the enforcement authority of a jurisdiction, it shall refer the complaint to the jurisdiction for investigation under Section 18995.3.


Note: Authority cited: Sections 40502, 43020, 43021 and 42652.5, Public Resources Code. Reference: Section 42652.5, Public Resources Code; and Section 39730.6, Health and Safety Code.
1. New section filed 11-3-2020; operative 1-1-2022 pursuant to Public Resources Code section 42652.2(a)(6) (Register 2020, No. 45).
This database is current through 7/5/24 Register 2024, No. 27.
Cal. Admin. Code tit. 14, § 18996.8, 14 CA ADC § 18996.8
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