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DIVISION 6. PUBLIC LANDS [6001 - 8558]

  ( Division 6 added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 548. )

PART 1. ADMINISTRATION AND CONTROL OF STATE LANDS [6001 - 6477]

  ( Part 1 added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 548. )

CHAPTER 3.2. Sea Grant Program [6230 - 6238]
  ( Chapter 3.2 added by Stats. 1997, Ch. 293, Sec. 5. )

6230.
  

An amount specified in the annual Budget Act shall be available for distribution for public and private higher education for use as up to two-thirds of the local matching share for projects under the National Sea Grant College and Program Act of 1966 (P.L. 89-688) approved, upon the recommendation of the advisory panel appointed pursuant to Section 6232, by the Secretary of the Resources Agency or the secretary’s designee.

(Amended by Stats. 2001, Ch. 745, Sec. 177. Effective October 12, 2001.)

6231.
  

There shall be a Sea Grant Advisory Panel consisting of 17 members as provided in Sections 6232, 6233, and 6234. The advisory panel shall do all of the following:

(a) Review all applications for funding under this section and make recommendations based upon the priorities it establishes.

(b) Periodically review progress on sea grant research projects subsequent to their approval and funding under this chapter.

(c) Make recommendations to the Secretary of the Resources Agency with respect to the implementation of this section.

(Amended by Stats. 2001, Ch. 745, Sec. 178. Effective October 12, 2001.)

6232.
  

The Secretary of the Natural Resources Agency shall appoint the following members of the advisory panel, who shall serve at the pleasure of the secretary:

(a) A representative of the Division of Boating and Waterways within the Department of Parks and Recreation.

(b) A representative of the Department of Conservation.

(c) A representative of the Department of Fish and Wildlife.

(d) The Executive Director of the California Coastal Commission or the executive director’s designee.

(e) A representative of the fish industry.

(f) A representative of the aquaculture industry.

(g) A representative of the ocean engineering industry.

(h) A representative of the University of California.

(i) A representative of the California State University.

(j) A representative of a private California institution of higher education that is participating in the National Sea Grant Program.

(k) A representative of the State Lands Commission.

(l) A representative of the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment.

(m) A representative of the State Water Resources Control Board.

(n) A representative of the Office of Oil Spill Prevention and Response in the Department of Fish and Wildlife, designated by the administrator for oil spill response.

(Amended by Stats. 2015, Ch. 113, Sec. 8. Effective January 1, 2016.)

6233.
  

(a) The Senate Committee on Rules shall appoint one Member of the Senate to the advisory panel, who shall serve at the pleasure of the Senate Committee on Rules.

(b) The Speaker of the Assembly shall appoint one Member of the Assembly to the advisory panel, who shall serve at the pleasure of the Speaker. This member shall not be of the same political party as the member appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules.

(Added by Stats. 1997, Ch. 293, Sec. 5. Effective August 18, 1997.)

6234.
  

The Secretary of the Resources Agency, or the secretary’s designee shall be a member of the advisory panel and shall serve as chairperson of the advisory panel.

(Added by Stats. 1997, Ch. 293, Sec. 5. Effective August 18, 1997.)

6235.
  

All advisory panel members shall serve without compensation.

(Added by Stats. 1997, Ch. 293, Sec. 5. Effective August 18, 1997.)

6236.
  

The Sea Grant research projects selected for the state support under this chapter shall have a clearly defined benefit to the people of the State of California. Those projects, to be conducted by universities, colleges, or other institutions participating in the California Sea Grant College Program, shall be applicable to marine and coastal resources management, policy, science, and engineering issues that face this state now or in the reasonably foreseeable future.

(Added by Stats. 1997, Ch. 293, Sec. 5. Effective August 18, 1997.)

6237.
  

(a) The Legislature hereby finds and declares that the funding provided by this chapter is needed to stimulate the development and utilization of ocean and coastal resources by working constructively with private sector firms and individuals.

(b) The Legislature further recognizes the high productivity of the California Sea Grant College Program, the only statewide program systematically devoted to supporting fundamental research, education, and extension activities on the diversity of problems related to marine resources protection and development.

(Added by Stats. 1997, Ch. 293, Sec. 5. Effective August 18, 1997.)

6238.
  

Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to preclude the application for funding of any project that would be eligible for funding under the terms of the National Sea Grant College and Program Act of 1966.

(Added by Stats. 1997, Ch. 293, Sec. 5. Effective August 18, 1997.)

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