Under state law, the Commission is required to enact regulations to implement its statutory authority. The Commission’s regulations (with the exception of a portion of the Marine Oil Terminal regulations) are located in Title 2. Administration, Division 3. State...
Recently Enacted Legislation
The Legislative Affairs Office provides the Commission with strategies to advance the Commission’s management of public trust lands and resources. The Legislative Affairs Office provides expert policy advice to the Administration and the Legislature on policy and...
Amendments to Article 4.7 of Title 2, Division 3, Chapter 1 of the California Code of Regulations
On October 14, 2021, the Office of Administrative Law approved the Commission’s Article 4.7 Rulemaking package and filed the regulations with the Secretary of State. These regulations will take effect on January 1, 2022.
Section 2298.5 in Article 4.8 of Title 2, Division 3, Chapter 1 of the California Code of Regulations
The staff of the Commission proposes to amend section 2298.5 in Article 4.8 of Title 2, Division 3, Chapter 1 of the California Code of Regulations pursuant to Public Resources Code section 71201.7.
Amendments to the Marine Invasive Species Act: AB 912
This letter details the changes made to the Marine Invasive Species Act with the passage of AB 912. The changes will go into effect on January 1, 2020.
Permits for Geophysical Surveys – Title 2, Division 3, Chapter 1, Article 2.9.1
The Commission is proposing to adopt Article 2.9.1, Permits for Geophysical Surveys.
Applicable Civil & Government Code
The Legislature has placed certain laws relating to the Commission’s authority and jurisdiction in the Civil Code and in the Government Code, including but not limited to retrocessions, cessions, and certain boundary and navigation determinations. [670.] The State is...
Applicable Provisions from the California Constitution
The three key principles of the common law Public Trust Doctrine; the right to fish, the right to navigate, and the right to access public tidelands and submerged lands, have been enshrined in the California Constitution since 1879. The constitutional prohibition on...
New & Proposed Regulations
The Commission adopts and amends regulations to implement, interpret, or make specific the laws it administers. These rulemakings are consistent with the procedures in the Administrative Procedures Act (Government Code § 11340 et seq.). The Administrative Procedures...
Public Resources Code
The primary location of the Commission's statutory authority is in Divisions 6, 7, 7.5, 7.7, 7.8, and 36 of the Public Resources Code and Government Code. The links to laws governing the Commission below will take you to the California Legislative website. Those...