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Public Resources Code - PRC

DIVISION 6. PUBLIC LANDS [6001 - 8558]

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

PART 2. LEASING OF PUBLIC LANDS [6501 - 7062]

  ( Part 2 added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 548. )

CHAPTER 3. Oil and Gas and Mineral Leases [6801 - 6932]

  ( Chapter 3 added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 548. )

ARTICLE 6. Extraction of Sodium Chloride From Specified Lands [6926 - 6932]
  ( Article 6 added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 548. )

6926.
  

Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, the right to extract sodium chloride, contained in any lands belonging to the State, or which may become the property of the State, situate in any of the townships described in Section 6931, which may be necessary or convenient for use in conditioning a public water supply owned, controlled, or operated by any metropolitan water district of the State, may be sold at a reasonable price or royalty, or both, to be fixed by the commission and conveyed to any such metropolitan water district.

(Added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 548.)

6927.
  

The terms so fixed shall be operative for 20 years from the date of the grant. Upon the expiration of such 20-year period and each succeeding period of 20 years the commission or other duly constituted authority, may prescribe for each ensuing period of 20 years a different royalty rate or rates to be paid as a condition of the continued exercise of the grant.

(Added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 548.)

6928.
  

The purchaser shall acquire no right to sell any such sodium chloride, but may extract it solely for public use in carrying out the public functions herein specifed.

(Added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 548.)

6929.
  

Any metropolitan water district may apply to the commission to purchase the right to extract sodium chloride from any such State lands. The application shall describe the lands and the proposed use to be made of the sodium chloride to be extracted therefrom, and shall be accompanied by a map or plat showing the location of the lands.

(Added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 548.)

6930.
  

If the sale is made, the right to extract from the lands, such sodium chloride as is found by the commission to be necessary or convenient for the purposes herein specified, together with the right to occupy and use so much of the land and to employ such methods as may be necessary or convenient for extracting and processing the sodium chloride, shall be conveyed to the applicant by patent. The patent shall provide for reversion to the State of any rights so patented in the event that any sodium chloride so extracted is sold by the patentee or used for any purpose other than the performance by the patentee of the functions herein specified.

(Added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 548.)

6931.
  

The provisions of this article shall apply only to lands belonging to the State, or which may become the property of the State, situate in one or more of the following townships, all of which are of the San Bernardino Base and Meridian: T. 5 N., in R. 11 E.; T. 1 N., 4 N. and 5 N., in R. 12 E.; T. 3 N. and 4 N., in R. 13 E.; T. 2 N. and 3 N., in R. 15 E.; and T. 2 N., in R. 17 E.

(Added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 548.)

6932.
  

Any right granted under this article to extract sodium chloride from State lands shall terminate upon the expiration of 99 years from the date of the issuance of the patent unless sooner terminated as herein otherwise provided.

(Added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 548.)

PRCPublic Resources Code - PRC6.