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Business Taxes Law Guide—Revision 2024

Marine Invasive Species Fee Collection Law

Public Resources Code

Division 36. Marine Invasive Species Act

Chapter 2. Ballast Water Management Requirements

Section 71204.6

71204.6. Regulations governing management of hull fouling on vessels.On or before January 1, 2012, the commission, in consultation with the board, the United States Coast Guard, and a technical advisory group consisting of interested persons, including, but not limited to, shipping, port, and environmental conservation representatives, shall develop and adopt regulations governing the management of biofouling on vessels arriving at a California port or place. The commission shall consider vessel design and voyage duration in developing the regulations. The regulations shall be based on the best available technology economically achievable, regularly reviewed and revised as appropriate, and shall be designed to protect the waters of the state.

History—Added by Stats. 2007, Ch. 370 (AB 740), in effect January 1, 2008. Stats. 2012, Ch. 550 (SB 935), in effect September 25, 2012, substituted "biofouling" for "hull fouling" after "regulations governing the management". Stats. 2019, Ch. 443 (AB 912), in effect January 1, 2020, added comma after persons in first sentence. Deleted "and" after "achievable"; added "regularly reviewed and revised as appropriate, and" in third sentence.