Law:Division 8. Vessel And Aircraft Garbage (California)

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Contents

Chapter 1. Definitions

Ca Codes (fac:16001-16006) Food And Agricultural Code Section 16001-16006



16001. Unless the context otherwise requires, the definitions in this chapter govern the construction of this division.


16002. "Aircraft" means every description of craft or other contrivance which is used, or capable of being used, as a means of transportation through the air from origins in other states or territories or in foreign countries.

16003. "Food stores" means fruits, vegetables, or animal products which are carried as stores of vessels and aircraft and includes fruits, vegetables, or animal products which are carried in passengers' and crews' quarters.

16004. "Garbage" means waste material, such as food scraps, table refuse, galley refuse, and refuse from stores of vessels and aircraft, including such waste material in passengers' and crews' quarters, which is derived, in whole or in part, from fruits, vegetables, or animal products.


16005. "Territorial waters of California" means all navigable waters of this state including all portions of the sea within its jurisdiction which are used by vessels or aircraft.


16006. "Vessel" means every description of craft or other contrivance which is used, or capable of being used, as a means of transportation in or on coastal, intercoastal, or foreign waters.


Chapter 2. General Provisions

Ca Codes (fac:16051) Food And Agricultural Code Section 16051



16051. Regulations which are adopted by the director pursuant to this division shall not conflict with Agricultural Research Service of the United States Department of Agriculture orders or regulations which pertain to garbage that is derived from meats or meat products which originate in any country which is listed as a country in which there are animals which are infected with the disease known as rinderpest or with foot-and-mouth disease.


Chapter 3. Containers And Receptacles

Ca Codes (fac:16101) Food And Agricultural Code Section 16101



16101. If means of incineration of, or other approved processing for, garbage are not available aboard any vessel or aircraft in the state, the master or other person that is in charge of such vessel or aircraft shall provide containers or receptacles with tight-fitting covers in which the garbage shall be retained while within the territorial waters of, or on the land in, California pending incineration or approved treatment under the supervision and pursuant to the regulations of the director.


Chapter 4. Violations

Ca Codes (fac:16151-16154) Food And Agricultural Code Section 16151-16154



16151. It is unlawful for any person to throw, discharge, deposit, remove, or carry garbage, or cause, suffer, or procure garbage to be thrown, discharged, deposited, removed, or carried, from any vessel, aircraft, or any other vehicle into any territorial waters, or onto land within the state, except for any of the following: (a) Immediate burning in incinerators. (b) Approved treatment or approved disposal under the supervision and pursuant to the regulations of the director. (c) Delivery to a garbage collector that, for the purpose of accepting garbage, is licensed by the director or by the federal government.

16152. It is unlawful for any person to retain or maintain garbage on any vessel, aircraft, or other vehicle within the state, except in tightly closed containers or receptacles and under such treatment as may be prescribed by the director.


16153. It is unlawful for any person to remove food stores from any vessel, aircraft, or other vehicle except under a permit issued by the director.

16154. It is unlawful for any person to violate, or to aid, abet, authorize, or instigate a violation of, this division.


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