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DIVISION 31. BAY AREA WATER SUPPLY AND CONSERVATION AGENCY [81300 - 81461]

  ( Division 31 added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 844, Sec. 1. )

CHAPTER 4. Powers and Functions of Agency [81415 - 81442]

  ( Chapter 4 added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 844, Sec. 1. )

ARTICLE 1. Powers [81415 - 81423]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 844, Sec. 1. )

81415.
  

The agency may exercise the powers that are expressly granted by this division, together with other powers that are reasonably implied from those express powers, and powers necessary and proper to carry out this division.

(Added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 844, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2003.)

81416.
  

The agency may adopt a seal and alter it at pleasure.

(Added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 844, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2003.)

81417.
  

The agency may adopt regulations to carry out this division.

(Added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 844, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2003.)

81418.
  

(a) The agency may make contracts of any nature, including, but not limited to, contracts to employ labor, to indemnify and hold harmless, and to do all acts necessary or convenient for the full exercise of its powers.

(b) The agency may contract with any department or agency of the United States, the state, a public or private entity, or person.

(Added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 844, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2003.)

81419.
  

The agency may take by grant, purchase, bequest, devise, lease, or eminent domain, and may hold, enjoy, lease, sell, or otherwise dispose of real and personal property of any kind, within or outside the boundaries of the agency.

(Added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 844, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2003.)

81420.
  

The agency may plan, finance, acquire, construct, maintain, and operate facilities for the collection, transmission, treatment, reclamation, reuse, and conservation of water. The agency may carry out any project or work.

(Added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 844, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2003.)

81421.
  

The agency may disseminate information concerning its activities.

(Added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 844, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2003.)

81422.
  

The agency may apply for and receive state and federal grants, loans, and other financial assistance, including, but not limited to, assistance available pursuant to Division 24 (commencing with Section 78500), Division 26 (commencing with Section 79000), and Division 26.5 (commencing with Section 79500) of this code, Division 43 (commencing with Section 75001) of the Public Resources Code, and any other financial assistance for water management activities authorized after January 1, 2009.

(Amended by Stats. 2010, Ch. 63, Sec. 3. (AB 2488) Effective January 1, 2011.)

81423.
  

(a) The agency may assist any of the entities identified in Section 81460 that are subject to Part 2.55 (commencing with Section 10608) of Division 6 to meet urban water use targets developed pursuant to that part. In providing this assistance, the agency may act pursuant to paragraph (2) or (3) of subdivision (a) of Section 10608.28. If the agency provides this assistance pursuant to paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) of Section 10608.28, subdivision (b) of Section 10608.28 shall apply.

(b) If requested by entities listed in Section 81460 that are subject to Part 2.6 (commencing with Section 10610) of Division 6, the agency may develop and administer a regional conservation program described in clause (ii) of subparagraph (A) of paragraph (2) of subdivision (b) of Section 10631.5, regardless of whether the agency is an urban water supplier. The agency shall be eligible to receive financial assistance that may be available for the development or administration of these programs.

(c) The agency shall be considered a local agency as defined in Section 10535, and a local agency with statutory authority over water supply or water management pursuant to Section 10539, with all of the authority provided to a local agency pursuant to Part 2.2 (commencing with Section 10530) of Division 6.

(Added by Stats. 2010, Ch. 63, Sec. 4. (AB 2488) Effective January 1, 2011.)

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