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Public Resources Code - PRC

DIVISION 5. PARKS AND MONUMENTS [5001 - 5873]

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

CHAPTER 1.696. The California Clean Water, Clean Air, Safe Neighborhood Parks, and Coastal Protection Act of 2002 [5096.600 - 5096.683]

  ( Chapter 1.696 added by Stats. 2001, Ch. 875, Sec. 1. )

ARTICLE 5. Land, Air, and Water Conservation [5096.650 - 5096.651]
  ( Article 5 (1st of two) added by Stats. 2001, Ch. 875, Sec. 1. )

5096.650.
  

The one billion two hundred seventy-five million dollars ($1,275,000,000) allocated pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 5096.610 shall be available for the acquisition and development of land, air, and water resources in accordance with the following schedule:

(a) Notwithstanding Section 13340 of the Government Code, the sum of three hundred million dollars ($300,000,000) is continuously appropriated to the Wildlife Conservation Board for the acquisition, development, rehabilitation, restoration, and protection of habitat that promotes the recovery of threatened and endangered species, that provides corridors linking separate habitat areas to prevent habitat fragmentation, and that protects significant natural landscapes and ecosystems such as old growth redwoods and oak woodlands and other significant habitat areas; and for grants and related state administrative costs pursuant to the Wildlife Conservation Law of 1947 (Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 1300) of Division 2 of the Fish and Game Code). Funds scheduled in this subdivision may be used to prepare management plans for properties acquired in fee by the Wildlife Conservation Board.

(b) The sum of four hundred forty-five million dollars ($445,000,000) to the conservancies in accordance with the particular provisions of the statute creating each conservancy for the acquisition, development, rehabilitation, restoration, and protection of land and water resources; for grants and state administrative costs; and in accordance with the following schedule:

(1)

To the State Coastal Conservancy  ........................

 $200,000,000

(2)

To the California Tahoe Conservancy  ........................

$ 40,000,000

(3)

To the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy  ........................

$ 40,000,000

(4)

To the Coachella Valley Mountains Conservancy  ........................

$ 20,000,000

(5)

To the San Joaquin River Conservancy  ........................

$ 25,000,000

(6)

To the San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers

and Mountains Conservancy  ........................

$ 40,000,000

(7)

To the Baldwin Hills Conservancy  ........................

$ 40,000,000

(8)

To the San Francisco Bay Area Conservancy

Program  ........................

$ 40,000,000

(c) The sum of three hundred seventy-five million dollars ($375,000,000) shall be available for grants to public agencies and nonprofit organizations for acquisition, development, restoration, and associated planning, permitting, and administrative costs for the protection and restoration of water resources in accordance with the following schedule:

(1) The sum of seventy-five million dollars ($75,000,000) to the secretary for the acquisition and development of river parkways and for protecting urban streams. The secretary shall make funds available in accordance with Sections 7048 and 78682.2 of the Water Code, and pursuant to any other applicable statutory authorization. Not less than five million dollars ($5,000,000) shall be available for grants for the urban streams program, pursuant to Section 7048 of the Water Code.

(2) The sum of three hundred million dollars ($300,000,000) shall be available for the purposes of clean beaches, watershed protection, and water quality projects to protect beaches, coastal waters, rivers, lakes, and streams from contaminants, pollution, and other environmental threats.

(d) (1) The sum of fifty million dollars ($50,000,000) to the State Air Resources Board for grants to air districts pursuant to Chapter 9 (commencing with Section 44275) of Part 5 of Division 26 of the Health and Safety Code for projects that reduce air pollution that affects air quality in state and local park and recreation areas. Eligible projects shall meet the requirements of Section 16727 of the Government Code and shall be consistent with Section 43023.5 of the Health and Safety Code, if Assembly Bill 1390 of the 2001–02 Regular Session of the Legislature is enacted on or before January 1, 2003. Each air district shall be eligible for grants of not less than two hundred thousand dollars ($200,000). Not more than 5 percent of the funds allocated to an air district may be used to cover the costs associated with implementing the grant program.

(2) Allocations of funds pursuant to this subdivision to the Lower-Emission School Bus Program shall be prioritized to retrofit or replace the most polluting schoolbuses in small air districts first and then to medium air districts as defined by the State Air Resources Board. Each allocation for this purpose shall provide enough funding for at least one project to be implemented pursuant to the Lower-Emission School Bus Program adopted by the State Air Resources Board. If a local air district has unspent funds within six months of the expenditure deadline, the air district shall work with the State Air Resources Board to transfer funds to an alternative air district with existing demand.

(e) The sum of twenty million dollars ($20,000,000) to the California Conservation Corps for the acquisition, development, restoration, and rehabilitation of land and water resources, and for grants and state administrative costs in accordance with the following schedule:

(1) The sum of five million dollars ($5,000,000) shall be available for resource conservation activities.

(2) The sum of fifteen million dollars ($15,000,000) shall be available for grants to local conservation corps for acquisition and development of facilities to support local conservation corps programs.

(f) The sum of seventy-five million dollars ($75,000,000) shall be available for grants for the preservation of agricultural lands and grazing lands, including oak woodlands and grasslands.

(g) The sum of ten million dollars ($10,000,000) to the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection for grants for urban forestry programs pursuant to the California Urban Forestry Act of 1978 (Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 4799.06) of Part 2.5 of Division 1).

(Amended by Stats. 2013, Ch. 356, Sec. 15. (SB 96) Effective September 26, 2013. Note: This section was added by Stats. 2001, Ch. 875, and approved in Prop. 40 on March 5, 2002.)

5096.651.
  

In making grants pursuant to subdivisions (a) and (b) of Section 5096.650, priority shall be given to projects that include a commitment for a matching contribution. Contributions may be in the form of money, property, or services.

(Added by Stats. 2001, Ch. 875, Sec. 1. Approved in Proposition 40 at the March 5, 2002, election.)

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