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AB-1102 Beach fire rings: coastal development permit.(2013-2014)

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Amended  IN  Senate  August 04, 2014
Amended  IN  Senate  July 01, 2014
Amended  IN  Senate  June 10, 2014
Amended  IN  Assembly  January 17, 2014
Amended  IN  Assembly  January 06, 2014
Amended  IN  Assembly  August 14, 2013
Amended  IN  Assembly  March 21, 2013

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2013–2014 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 1102


Introduced by Assembly Members Allen and Quirk-Silva
(Principal coauthors: Assembly Members Donnelly and Mansoor)
(Coauthors: Assembly Members Beth Gaines, Gonzalez, and Hagman)
(Coauthors: Senators Correa, Nielsen, Walters, and Wyland)

February 22, 2013


An act to add Section 30607.8 to the Public Resources Code, relating to coastal resources.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1102, as amended, Allen. Beach fire rings: coastal development permit.
(1) Existing law, the California Coastal Act of 1976, provides for the planning and regulation of a development and requires any person undertaking development in the coastal zone to obtain a coastal development permit issued by the California Coastal Commission in accordance with prescribed procedures.
This bill would require a city or county, including a charter city or charter county, to apply for a coastal development permit to remove or restrict the use of a beach fire ring, as defined, and would require that application to include specified information. The bill would declare that these provisions do not override affect the applicability of a specified provision relating to ambient air quality standards, emission standards, or air pollution control programs or facilities established by the State Air Resources Board or an air pollution control or air quality management district. The bill would declare that these provisions do not prohibit the City of Newport Beach from distributing charcoal free of charge for use in a beach fire ring within 700 feet of a residence. By increasing the duties of local officials with respect to the California Coastal Act, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.
(2) The bill would declare these provisions to be declaratory of existing law.

(3)This bill would find and declare that these provisions relate to an issue of statewide concern and not a municipal affair, as specified.

(4)

(3) The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.
This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to these statutory provisions.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: YES  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 30607.8 is added to the Public Resources Code, to read:

30607.8.
 (a) For purposes of this section, “beach fire ring” means a device in which recreational or ceremonial burning occurs that is located on a beach in the coastal zone.
(b) Notwithstanding subdivision (b) of Section 30005, the removal or restriction of the use of a beach fire ring by a city or county, including a charter city or charter county, shall be subject to the requirements of this division and any other applicable regulatory requirements.
(c) (1) An application for a coastal development permit to remove or restrict the use of a beach fire ring shall include an analysis of alternatives and mitigation measures that would avoid or minimize the need to remove or restrict the use of a beach fire ring.
(2) An application for a coastal development permit submitted pursuant to this section and that may be approved through a waiver procedure shall not be unreasonably denied by the commission at a public hearing. A decision on the application shall be expedited to the maximum extent feasible.
(d) Nothing in this section affects the applicability of Section 30414.
(e) Nothing in this section prohibits the City of Newport Beach from distributing charcoal free of charge for use in a beach fire ring within 700 feet of a residence.

SEC. 2.

 The addition of Section 30607.8 to the Public Resources Code made by this act does not constitute a change in, but is declaratory of, existing law and clarifies potential conflicting interpretations.
SEC. 3.

The Legislature finds and declares that the removal and restriction of the use of fire rings at coastal areas is a matter of statewide concern and not a municipal affair, as that term is used in Section 5 of Article XI of the California Constitution. Therefore, Section 1 of this act shall apply to a charter city or county.

SEC. 4.SEC. 3.

 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.