SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT

RULE 812 - EVIDENCE
(Adopted 8/2/76; Revised 5/13/98)
 

  1. Hearings shall be conducted by the Hearing Board in accordance with California Health and Safety Code Section 40820 et seq. and these regulations.
  2. The hearing need not be conducted according to technical rules relating to evidence and witnesses. Any relevant evidence shall be admitted if it is the sort of evidence on which responsible persons are accustomed to rely in the conduct of serious affairs, regardless of the existence of any common law or statutory rule which might make improper the admission of such evidence over objection in civil actions. Hearsay evidence may be used for the purpose of supplementing or explaining any direct evidence, but shall not be sufficient in itself to support a finding unless it would be admissible over objection in civil actions. The rules of privilege shall be effective to the same extent that they are now or hereafter may be recognized in civil actions, and irrelevant and unduly repetitious evidence shall be excluded.