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Emergency response expenses and costs and the costs of emergency response services incurred by the Department of Environmental Healthand Quality (hereinafter "DEHQ"), or incurred in support of DEHQ by other County departments, or incurred by other agencies acting in conjunction with DEHQ as part of the Unified San Diego County Emergency Services Organization (USDCESO), may be recovered by the Director as provided in Title 6, Division 8, Chapter 8 of this Code (commencing with Section 68.801). Recovery of these expenses and costs as provided in that Chapter is authorized by Section 104.12 of the California Fire Code (as amended in this County by section 18.104.22.168 of this Code), by Sections 13009.6 and 25515 of the California Health and Safety Code, by Title 5, Division 2, Part 1, Chapter 1, Article 8 of the Government Code (commencing with Section 53150), and by Section 364.1 of the County Administrative Code, each as and when applicable.
(Added by Ord. No. 8010 (N.S.), effective 12-26-91; amended by Ord. No. 8825 (N.S.), effective 8-12-97; amended by Ord. No. 10238 (N.S.), effective 1-4-13; amended by Ord. No. 10536 (N.S.), effective 7-1-18; amended by Ord. No. 10709 (N.S.), effective 1-15-21)
State law reference(s)--Hazardous substances, Health and Safety Code, § 25316, Labor Code, § 6382; hazardous wastes, Health and Safety Code, §§ 25515, 25117.