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DIVISION 9. RESOURCE CONSERVATION [9001 - 9972]

  ( Division 9 repealed and added by Stats. 1975, Ch. 513. )

CHAPTER 9. Federal Aid Projects [9751 - 9757]
  ( Chapter 9 added by Stats. 1975, Ch. 513. )

9751.
  

In order to carry out the purposes of the Soil Conservation and Domestic Allotment Act enacted by the Congress of the United States, the State Resource Conservation Commission (hereinafter referred to as “commission”) is hereby designated as the agency of the State of California to administer any state plan authorized by this chapter which shall be approved by the Secretary of Agriculture of the United States (hereinafter referred to as the “Secretary of Agriculture”) for the State of California pursuant to the provisions of the Soil Conservation and Domestic Allotment Act.

(Added by Stats. 1975, Ch. 513.)

9752.
  

The commission is hereby authorized, empowered and directed to formulate and submit to the Secretary of Agriculture, in conformity with the provisions of the Soil Conservation and Domestic Allotment Act, a state plan for each calendar year beginning with the year 1949. It shall be the purpose of each such plan to promote such utilization of land and such farming practices as the commission finds will tend, in conjunction with the operation of such other plans as may be approved for other states by the Secretary of Agriculture, to preserve and improve soil fertility, promote the economic use of land, diminish the exploitation and wasteful and unscientific use of natural soil resources, and reestablish and maintain the ratio between the purchasing power of the net income per person on farms and that of the income per person not on farms as defined in subsection (a) of Section 7 of the Soil Conservation and Domestic Allotment Act. Each such plan shall provide for adjustments in the utilization of land and in farming practices, through agreements with producers or through other voluntary methods, and for benefit payments in connection therewith, and also for such methods of administration not in conflict with any law of this state and such reports as the Secretary of Agriculture finds necessary for the effective administration of the plan and for ascertaining whether the plan is being carried out according to its terms.

(Added by Stats. 1975, Ch. 513.)

9753.
  

Upon the acceptance of each such plan by the Secretary of Agriculture, the commission is authorized and empowered to accept and receive all grants of money made pursuant to the Soil Conservation and Domestic Allotment Act for the purpose of enabling the state to carry out the provisions of such plan, and all such funds, together with any moneys which may be appropriated by the state for such purpose, shall be available to the commission for expenditures necessary in carrying out the plan, including administrative expenses, expenditures in connection with educational programs in aid of the plan, and benefit payments.

(Added by Stats. 1975, Ch. 513.)

9754.
  

In carrying out the provisions of each such plan, the commission shall have power: to employ such agents or agencies, and to establish such agencies, as it may find to be necessary; to cooperate with local and state agencies and with agencies of other states and of the federal government; to conduct research and educational activities in connection with the formulation and operation of such plan; to enter into agreements with producers, and to provide by other voluntary methods, for adjustments in the utilization of land and in farming practices, and for payments in connection therewith in amounts which the commission determines to be fair and reasonable.

(Added by Stats. 1975, Ch. 513.)

9755.
  

For the purpose of carrying out each such plan according to its terms, the commission is hereby authorized to delegate any of the powers herein conferred to such agents or agencies as may be designated by the commission and approved by the Secretary of Agriculture.

(Added by Stats. 1975, Ch. 513.)

9757.
  

Nothing herein shall be construed or operate to impose any obligation or liability upon the commission or other than as herein specified.

(Added by Stats. 1975, Ch. 513.)

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