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AB-1775 State lands: leasing: oil and gas.(2017-2018)


 Section 6245 is added to the Public Resources Code, to read:

 (a) Except as provided in subdivision (b), the commission or a local trustee shall not enter into any new lease or other conveyance authorizing new construction of oil- and gas-related infrastructure upon tidelands and submerged lands within state waters associated with Outer Continental Shelf leases issued after January 1, 2018.
(b) Nothing in this section shall prohibit any of the following:
(1) The commission from issuing leases pursuant to Section 6243 or 6244.
(2) Any activity undertaken to repair or maintain any pipeline or other infrastructure used to convey oil or natural gas or any other activity necessary to ensure the safe operation of infrastructure used in the exploration, development, or production of oil or natural gas.
(3) Any activity undertaken to convey oil or natural gas produced from state waters.
(c) The commission may establish regulations for the implementation of this section.
(d) For the purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:
(1) “Commission” means the State Lands Commission.
(2) “Local trustee” means a local trustee of granted public trust lands that is a county, city, or district, including water, sanitary, regional park, port, or harbor districts, or any other local political or corporate subdivision that has been granted public trust lands through a legislative grant.
(3) “Outer Continental Shelf” means all submerged lands lying seaward and outside of the area of lands beneath navigable waters, as set forth by the federal Submerged Lands Act (43 U.S.C. Sec. 1331), and all of which appertain to the United States and are subject to its jurisdiction and control.
(4) “State waters” has the same meaning as defined in Section 36108.