Laws, Regulations & Annotations
Business Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2013
Marine Invasive Species Fee Collection Law
Public Resources Code
Chapter 1. General Provisions
71201. Application of division. (a) This division applies to all vessels, United States and foreign, carrying, or capable of carrying, ballast water into the coastal waters of the state after operating outside of the coastal waters of the state, except those vessels described in Section 71202.
(b) This division applies to all ballast water and associated sediments taken on a vessel, and to all biofouling.
(c) This division may be known, and may be cited, as the "Marine Invasive Species Act."
(d) The Legislature finds and declares that the purpose of this division is to move the state expeditiously toward elimination of the discharge of nonindigenous species into the waters of the state or into waters that may impact the waters of the state, based on the best available technology economically achievable. This division shall be implemented in accordance with this intent, except as expressly provided by this division.