California Harbors And Navigation Code Section 775
(a) The Legislature hereby finds and declares all of the
(1) Marine sanitation devices should be regulated pursuant to
uniform standards and procedures, and California vessel owners should
not be subject to any local or state regulation as to the type of
marine sanitation devices installed on their vessels.
(2) The proper use of marine sanitation devices is critical to the
protection of water quality throughout California, and use of marine
sanitation devices is required to be in conformance with the Federal
Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. Sec. 1321 et seq.).
(3) For proper utilization of retention-type marine sanitation
devices installed in conformance with the federal Water Pollution
Control Act and for the protection of the quality of the waters of
this state, adequate vessel pumpout facilities are essential.
(b) It is the intent of the Legislature that every vessel with a
toilet shall comply with federal standards for marine sanitation