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Public Resources Code - PRC


  ( Division 43 added November 7, 2006, by initiative Proposition 84, a bond act. )

CHAPTER 1. General Provisions [75001 - 75009]
  ( Chapter 1 added November 7, 2006, by initiative Proposition 84. )


As used in this division, the following terms have the following meanings:

(a) “Acquisition” means the acquisition of a fee interest or any other interest in real property including easements, leases and development rights.

(b) “Board” means the Wildlife Conservation Board.

(c) “California Water Plan” means the California Water Plan Update Bulletin 160-05 and subsequent revisions and amendments.

(d) “Delta” means the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta.

(e) “Department” means the Department of Water Resources.

(f) “Development” includes, but is not limited to the physical improvement of real property including the construction of facilities or structures.

(g) “Disadvantaged community” means a community with a median household income less than 80% of the statewide average. “Severely disadvantaged community” means a community with a median household income less than 60% of the statewide average.

(h) “Fund” means the Safe Drinking Water, Water Quality and Supply, Flood Control, River and Coastal Protection Fund of 2006.

(i) “Interpretation” includes, but is not limited to, a visitor serving amenity that educates and communicates the significance and value of natural, historical, and cultural resources in a way that increases the understanding and enjoyment of these resources and that may utilize the expertise of a naturalist or other specialist skilled at educational interpretation.

(j) “Local conservation corps” means a program operated by a public agency or nonprofit organization that meets the requirements of Section 14406.

(k) “Nonprofit organization” means any nonprofit corporation qualified to do business in California, and qualified under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

(l) “Preservation” means rehabilitation, stabilization, restoration, development, and reconstruction, or any combination of those activities.

(m) “Protection” means those actions necessary to prevent harm or damage to persons, property or natural resources or those actions necessary to allow the continued use and enjoyment of property or natural resources and includes acquisition, development, restoration, preservation and interpretation.

(n) “Restoration” means the improvement of physical structures or facilities and, in the case of natural systems and landscape features includes, but is not limited to, projects for the control of erosion, the control and elimination of exotic species, prescribed burning, fuel hazard reduction, fencing out threats to existing or restored natural resources, road elimination, and other plant and wildlife habitat improvement to increase the natural system value of the property. Restoration projects shall include the planning, monitoring and reporting necessary to ensure successful implementation of the project objectives.

(o) “Secretary” means the Secretary of the Resources Agency.

(p) “State Board” means the State Water Resources Control Board.

(Added November 7, 2006, by initiative Proposition 84.)