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Public Resources Code - PRC


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

CHAPTER 5. State Agencies [30400 - 30420]

  ( Chapter 5 added by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1330. )

ARTICLE 1. General [30400 - 30404]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1330. )


It is the intent of the Legislature to minimize duplication and conflicts among existing state agencies carrying out their regulatory duties and responsibilities.

In the absence of a specific authorization set forth in this division or any other provision of law or in an agreement entered into with the commission, no state agency, including the Office of Planning and Research, shall exercise any powers or carry out any duties or responsibilities established by this division or by the Federal Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 (16 U.S.C. 1451 et seq.) or any amendment thereto. The Director of the Office of Planning and Research shall, in carrying out his or her duties as set forth in Section 30415, ensure that the provisions of this section are carried out.

(Amended by Stats. 1983, Ch. 323, Sec. 68.5. Effective July 1, 1983.)


Except as otherwise specifically provided in this division, enactment of this division does not increase, decrease, duplicate or supersede the authority of any existing state agency.

This chapter shall not be construed to limit in any way the regulatory controls over development pursuant to Chapters 7 (commencing with Section 30600) and 8 (commencing with Section 30700), except that the commission shall not set standards or adopt regulations that duplicate regulatory controls established by any existing state agency pursuant to specific statutory requirements or authorization.

(Amended by Stats. 1991, Ch. 285, Sec. 23.)


All state agencies shall carry out their duties and responsibilities in conformity with this division.

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


It is the intent of the Legislature that the policies of this division and all local coastal programs prepared pursuant to Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 30500) should provide the common assumptions upon which state functional plans for the coastal zone are based in accordance with the provisions of Section 65036 of the Government Code.

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


(a) The Natural Resources Agency shall periodically, in the case of the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission, the State Board of Forestry and Fire Protection, the State Water Resources Control Board and the California regional water quality control boards, the State Air Resources Board and air pollution control districts and air quality management districts, the Department of Fish and Game, the Department of Parks and Recreation, the California Geological Survey and the Geologic Energy Management Division in the Department of Conservation, and the State Lands Commission, and may, with respect to any other state agency, submit recommendations designed to encourage the state agency to carry out its functions in a manner consistent with this division. The recommendations may include proposed changes in administrative regulations, rules, and statutes.

(b) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2013.

(Amended by Stats. 2019, Ch. 771, Sec. 20. (AB 1057) Effective January 1, 2020.)

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