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Laguna Beach

May 11, 2000|Sharon Nagy, (949) 248-2168

The California Regional Water Quality Control Board staff is expected to determine by the end of the month whether the city is financially liable for two recent sewage spills.

The San Diego board, which governs southern Orange County, met in Laguna Beach City Hall on Wednesday to address sewage overflows in the area.

The fine amount is determined by factors such as the severity of the spill, whether negligence was involved and the degree of pollution that harmed the area, said David Barker, control board senior engineer.

The board can charge up to $10,000 for each day a spill occurred. If the spill is more than 1,000 gallons, the board can charge an additional $10 for each gallon released.

In March, the board gave violation notices to the city for two spills that sent sewage into nearby ocean waters.

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