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AB-1610 State highways: Hollywood Central Park: environmental quality.(2019-2020)



SECTION 1.

 Section 21167.10 is added to the Public Resources Code, to read:

21167.10.
 (a) For purposes of this section, “project” means the Hollywood Central Park project as described in the Notice of Preparation (City Document No. NP-14-004-RP) issued by the City of Los Angeles, Department of Recreation and Parks, on August 21, 2014.
(b) Notwithstanding any other provision of this division, a person shall not bring an action or proceeding seeking to attack, review, set aside, void, or annul an action or decision of a public agency for the project on the grounds of noncompliance with this division.

SEC. 2.

 Section 104.28 is added to the Streets and Highways Code, to read:

104.28.
 (a) For purposes of this section, “project” means the Hollywood Central Park project as described in the Notice of Preparation (City Document No. NP-14-004-RP) issued by the City of Los Angeles, Department of Recreation and Parks, on August 21, 2014.
(b) (1) The department shall administer and review the project consistent with the requirements of this section and the Freeway Cap Best Practices Guide issued by the department in March 2017.
(2) Notwithstanding any other law, the department shall not require the preparation of a project study report for the project.
(c) (1) The director shall appoint a chief project manager and a project team in District 7 of the department to administer and review the project’s environmental, design, and construction documents.
(2) The department shall complete a review of the draft environmental, design, and construction documents and provide its comments to the City of Los Angeles, Department of Recreation and Parks, within 14 calendar days from the receipt of those documents. If the department fails to review and provide comments within 14 calendar days, the documents are deemed approved by the department.
(3) (A) The City of Los Angeles, Department of Recreation and Parks, shall address comments provided by the department and submit the revised environmental, design and construction documents, and all related attachments and appendices, if applicable, to the department.
(B) The department shall complete its review and determination of the revised environmental, design, and construction documents, if any, within 21 calendar days from the date the department receives those documents. If the department fails to review and provide comments on those revised documents, the revised documents are deemed to be approved by the department.
(C) The City of Los Angeles, Department of Recreation and Parks, upon request by the department, shall provide to the department all available supporting data that supports the facts or claims set forth in the revised documents within a reasonable time to enable the department to complete its review pursuant to this paragraph.
(4) The review and approval of the environmental, design, and construction documents by the department shall not exceed 60 calendar days. If the department fails to approve the environmental, design, and construction documents within 60 days, those documents and the project are deemed to be approved by the department.
(d) The department shall transfer the ownership of any structure built pursuant to the project and any associated air space rights to the City of Los Angeles.
(e) The department shall grant to the City of Los Angeles encroachment permits required for the construction and operation of the project.
SEC. 3.
 The Legislature finds and declares that a special statute is necessary and that a general statute cannot be made applicable within the meaning of Section 16 of Article IV of the California Constitution because of the unique circumstances involving the Hollywood Central Park project as described in the Notice of Preparation (City Document No. NP-14-004-RP) issued by the City of Los Angeles, Department of Recreation and Parks, on August 21, 2014.
SEC. 4.
 If the Commission on State Mandates determines that this act contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement to local agencies and school districts for those costs shall be made pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code.