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Public Resources Code - PRC

DIVISION 5. PARKS AND MONUMENTS [5001 - 5873]

  ( Division 5 added by Stats. 1939, Ch. 94. )

CHAPTER 1.1.5. California Heritage Fund [5079 - 5079.74]

  ( Chapter 1.1.5 added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 749, Sec. 3. )

ARTICLE 7. Preservation of Significant Archaeological Resource Areas and Associated Artifacts [5079.60 - 5079.65]
  ( Article 7 added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 749, Sec. 3. )

5079.60.
  

The Legislature hereby finds and declares that California’s archaeological resources are endangered by urban development and population growth and by natural forces. The Legislature further finds and declares that these resources need to be preserved in order to illuminate and increase public knowledge concerning the historic and prehistoric past of California.

(Added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 749, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 1994.)

5079.61.
  

The office may award grants to public agencies and nonprofit organizations for historical resource preservation projects that include the acquisition of significant archaeological resource areas and artifacts associated with those sites.

(Added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 749, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 1994.)

5079.62.
  

(a) The amount of the grant shall not exceed the cost of the project.

(b) The amount of the grant and the amount of matching funds required, if any, shall be determined by the office, based on the financial resources available to the grant applicant, the urgency of the project relative to other archaeological projects, the extent to which the project furthers program objectives, and other factors identified by the office and approved by the commission that further the purposes of this chapter.

(Added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 749, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 1994.)

5079.63.
  

The office may loan funds to a nonprofit organization for the temporary acquisition of an archaeological resource that will be subsequently acquired by a public agency.

(Added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 749, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 1994.)

5079.64.
  

Not more than 25 percent of any grant made pursuant to the article may be expended for archaeological survey and reports, special salvage excavation, and artifact preservation activities in conformance with accepted curation standards. No funds shall be expended for the survey or excavation of any site that the owner intends to resell for commercial gain.

(Added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 749, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 1994.)

5079.65.
  

The office shall consult as needed with the appropriate city or county in order to assess the historical significance of historical resources in connection with an historical resource preservation project proposed pursuant to this article by a nonprofit organization.

(Added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 749, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 1994.)

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