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Public Resources Code - PRC


  ( Division 20 added by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1330. )

CHAPTER 3. Coastal Resources Planning and Management Policies [30200 - 30265.5]

  ( Chapter 3 added by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1330. )

ARTICLE 3. Recreation [30220 - 30224]
  ( Article 3 added by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1330. )


Coastal areas suited for water-oriented recreational activities that cannot readily be provided at inland water areas shall be protected for such uses.

(Added by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1330.)


Oceanfront land suitable for recreational use shall be protected for recreational use and development unless present and foreseeable future demand for public or commercial recreational activities that could be accommodated on the property is already adequately provided for in the area.

(Amended by Stats. 1978, Ch. 380.)


The use of private lands suitable for visitor-serving commercial recreational facilities designed to enhance public opportunities for coastal recreation shall have priority over private residential, general industrial, or general commercial development, but not over agriculture or coastal-dependent industry.

(Added by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1330.)


Oceanfront land that is suitable for coastal dependent aquaculture shall be protected for that use, and proposals for aquaculture facilities located on those sites shall be given priority, except over other coastal dependent developments or uses.

(Amended by Stats. 2006, Ch. 538, Sec. 589. Effective January 1, 2007.)


Upland areas necessary to support coastal recreational uses shall be reserved for such uses, where feasible.

(Added by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1330.)


Increased recreational boating use of coastal waters shall be encouraged, in accordance with this division, by developing dry storage areas, increasing public launching facilities, providing additional berthing space in existing harbors, limiting non-water-dependent land uses that congest access corridors and preclude boating support facilities, providing harbors of refuge, and by providing for new boating facilities in natural harbors, new protected water areas, and in areas dredged from dry land.

(Added by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1330.)

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