2009 California Public Resources Code - Section 6321-6327 :: Article 2. Control Of StructuresPUBLIC RESOURCES CODE
6321. The commission may, upon written application of the littoral owner, grant authority to any such owner to construct, alter or maintain, groins, jetties, sea walls, breakwaters, and bulkheads, or any one or more such structures, upon, across or over any of the swamp, overflowed, marsh, tide or submerged lands of this state bordering upon such littoral lands if, at the time of construction or alteration, such structures do not unreasonably interfere with the uses and purposes reserved to the people of the state. Except as provided in Section 18930 of the Health and Safety Code, the commission shall make reasonable rules with reference to such applications and the location, type, character, design, size, and manner under which such structures may be constructed, altered or maintained, and shall take suitable measures to enforce such rules and building standards published in the State Building Standards Code. It shall fix and collect reasonable fees, not exceeding the actual cost, for the filing and examination of each such application, and for the performance of such other duties as may be required under the provisions of this chapter. Notwithstanding anything in this article, no such fees for the filing and examination of applications shall be required of, nor collected from the United States or any agency thereof, or from the state, its agencies or political subdivisions. 6321.2. In addition to the fees provided in Section 6321, the commission may fix and collect reasonable charges or rentals for the use of lands upon which any of the structures authorized under Section 6321 are situated. 6322. The commission may also remove or require to be removed, repaired or altered, and may regulate the type, character, design, size, and maintenance of, such structures existing on August 14, 1931, and, except as provided in Section 18930 of the Health and Safety Code, may make reasonable rules in reference thereto. 6323. If accretions are caused or occasioned by any such structure authorized hereunder, no fence, building or other structure of any kind, other than the structure so authorized and appliances for the protection of life and public recreation, shall be permitted or suffered to be erected or maintained either by the State or by any political subdivision or municipality, or by any one claiming under or through them, upon any such accretions belonging to others than the littoral owner, to the end that all such accretions shall at all times be and remain an unobstructed and open beach, except as provided in Article 3 of this chapter. 6324. If by reason of any grant to any municipality, political subdivision, or district, or by reason of any charter of any city or county, any of the powers and duties which are granted to or imposed upon the commission in relation to lands described in this article can not be exercised by the commission within any municipality, political subdivision, or district, or any portion thereof, then such powers and duties are to that extent granted to and imposed upon such municipality, political subdivision or district, to be exercised and performed by, or under the authority of, the legislative or other governing body thereof, but where any such lands have been granted to any municipality or other governmental agency in trust or for limited purposes or upon conditions, nothing in this chapter shall affect or extend such trusts or purposes or modify or affect such conditions. 6325. The authority granted under this chapter does not obviate the necessity for the applicant to obtain permisssion from the proper federal agencies to construct, alter, or maintain the structures herein authorized. 6326. Nothing in this chapter abridges any right of the State to erect, maintain, or remove the protective structures herein mentioned, upon, across, or over any of the swamp, overflowed, marsh, tide or submerged lands of this State. 6327. The commission may, upon written application, grant a permit for the use and occupancy of state lands under the jurisdiction of the commission for the installation of facilities for procurement of fresh-water from and construction of drainage facilities into navigable rivers, streams, lakes and bays, except that if such applicant obtain the required permit for such use from the local reclamation district, the Reclamation Board, the Department of Water Resources, the California Debris Commission or the Corps of Engineers of the United States Army, then such application shall not be required by the State Lands Commission.
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