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PRC Sec 6230-6238 SEAGRANT PROGRAM (PUBLIC LANDS)
PUBLIC RESOURCES CODE
6230. An amount specified in the annual Budget Act shall be
available for distribution for public and private higher education
for use as up to two-thirds of the local matching share for projects
under the National Sea Grant College and Program Act of 1966 (P.L.
89-688) approved, upon the recommendation of the advisory panel
appointed pursuant to Section 6232, by the Secretary of the Resources
Agency or the secretary's designee.
6231. There shall be a Sea Grant Advisory Panel consisting of 17
members as provided in Sections 6232, 6233, and 6234. The advisory
panel shall do all of the following:
(a) Review all applications for funding under this section and
make recommendations based upon the priorities it establishes.
(b) Periodically review progress on sea grant research projects
subsequent to their approval and funding under this chapter.
(c) Make recommendations to the Secretary of the Resources Agency
with respect to the implementation of this section.
6232. The Secretary of the Resources Agency shall appoint the
following members of the advisory panel, who shall serve at the
pleasure of the secretary:
(a) A representative of the Department of Boating and Waterways.
(b) A representative of the Department of Conservation.
(c) A representative of the Department of Fish and Game.
(d) The Executive Director of the California Coastal Commission or
the executive director's designee.
(e) A representative of the fish industry.
(f) A representative of the aquaculture industry.
(g) A representative of the ocean engineering industry.
(h) A representative of the University of California.
(i) A representative of the California State University.
(j) A representative of a private California institution of higher
education that is participating in the National Sea Grant Program.
(k) A representative of the State Lands Commission.
(l) A representative of the Office of Environmental Health Hazard
(m) A representative of the State Water Resources Control Board.
(n) A representative of the Office of Oil Spill Prevention and
Response in the Department of Fish and Game, designated by the
administrator for oil spill response.
6233. (a) The Senate Committee on Rules shall appoint one Member of
the Senate to the advisory panel, who shall serve at the pleasure of
the Senate Committee on Rules.
(b) The Speaker of the Assembly shall appoint one Member of the
Assembly to the advisory panel, who shall serve at the pleasure of
the Speaker. This member shall not be of the same political party as
the member appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules.
6234. The Secretary of the Resources Agency, or the secretary's
designee shall be a member of the advisory panel and shall serve as
chairperson of the advisory panel.
6235. All advisory panel members shall serve without compensation.
6236. The Sea Grant research projects selected for the state
support under this chapter shall have a clearly defined benefit to
the people of the State of California. Those projects, to be
conducted by universities, colleges, or other institutions
participating in the California Sea Grant College Program, shall be
applicable to marine and coastal resources management, policy,
science, and engineering issues that face this state now or in the
reasonably foreseeable future.
6237. (a) The Legislature hereby finds and declares that the
funding provided by this chapter is needed to stimulate the
development and utilization of ocean and coastal resources by working
constructively with private sector firms and individuals.
(b) The Legislature further recognizes the high productivity of
the California Sea Grant College Program, the only statewide program
systematically devoted to supporting fundamental research, education,
and extension activities on the diversity of problems related to
marine resources protection and development.
6238. Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to preclude the
application for funding of any project that would be eligible for
funding under the terms of the National Sea Grant College and Program
Act of 1966.