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DIVISION 6. CONSERVATION, DEVELOPMENT, AND UTILIZATION OF STATE WATER RESOURCES [10000 - 12999]

  ( Heading of Division 6 amended by Stats. 1957, Ch. 1932. )

PART 6. WATER DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS [12570 - 12949.6]

  ( Part 6 added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 196. )

CHAPTER 4.5. Maintenance Areas [12878 - 12878.45]

  ( Heading of Chapter 4.5 renumbered from Chapter 5 by Stats. 1963, Ch. 464. )

ARTICLE 3. Modification of Maintenance Areas [12878.23 - 12878.24]
  ( Article 3 added by Stats. 1957, Ch. 1800. )

12878.23.
  

(a) The board or the department may modify the boundaries of any established maintenance area or zones within the maintenance area, the description of works to be maintained within the maintenance area, and the determination of relative benefits within any zone, upon its own initiative or upon petition by the governing body of the local agency formerly responsible for the operation and maintenance of the unit or by the board of supervisors of the county in which all or a portion of the unit is located.

(b) The board or the department may consolidate maintenance areas that share a common boundary.

(Amended by Stats. 2007, Ch. 368, Sec. 13. Effective January 1, 2008.)

12878.24.
  

Upon receipt of any such petition for modification or upon initiation of any such proceeding by its own action the board or department shall conduct such modification proceedings as near as may be in the manner provided in this chapter for the formation of maintenance areas, and may make such modification if in its discretion and judgment the best interests of the State and the area affected will be served thereby.

(Added by Stats. 1957, Ch. 1800.)

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