Laws, Regulations and Annotations


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 71207

71207. Effect of code provisions; violations.

(a) Nothing in this division restricts a state or local agency, board, commission, or department, or a subdivision of one of those entities, from enforcing this division, if the total fines imposed by those entities do not exceed the amount of the fines set forth in Section 71216.

(b) A person who violates this division is subject to civil and criminal liability in accordance with Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 71216).

(c) The commission may require a vessel operating in violation of this division to depart the waters of the state and exchange, treat, or otherwise manage the ballast water or biofouling, or both, at a location determined by the commission, unless the master determines that the departure or exchange would threaten the safety or stability of the vessel, its crew, or its passengers.