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California Code, Government Code - GOV § 66679

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(a) The city, in consultation with the county, the commission, the department, and other affected local, state, and federal agencies, has previously prepared a draft White Slough Specific Area Plan proposal as a first step toward the orderly, long-range conservation, use, and management of the natural, scenic, recreational, and manmade resources of White Slough.

(b) On or before January 1, 1996, the city and the county shall jointly adopt a final plan which shall include a specific wetlands enhancement segment for the area of White Slough. Provided that no other feasible measures are devised during the environmental review process which have fewer environmental impacts and which accomplish the goals of this chapter, this plan shall include the permanent protection and enhancement of at least 336 acres of tidal wetlands within White Slough and 132 acres of tidally influenced areas in South White Slough, provide for the minimum amount of fill, not to exceed 13 acres, necessary to widen State Highway Route 37 to a four-lane highway and to construct interchanges between State Highway Route 37 and State Highway Route 29 and Sacramento Street, provide flood protection for upland areas, provide for suitable water quality, and provide for wetlands enhancement for all tidally influenced areas of South White Slough, including a program for the acquisition, enhancement, and permanent preservation of those areas.

(c) Not later than 30 days after adoption of the final plan by the city and the county, the city and the county shall submit the plan to the commission for review. The commission shall approve or disapprove the plan within 45 days of submittal on the basis of whether the plan meets the objectives of Sections 66677 and 66680 and includes changes to the relevant city and relevant county general and specific plans and includes proposed city ordinances and county ordinances necessary to implement the plan.

(d) Upon approval of the plan by the commission and the adoption by the city and the county of necessary changes to the general and specific plans and implementing ordinances, the plan shall be the primary basis for reviewing applications for state and local permits for projects affecting White Slough. A permit shall be issued only if the permitting entity finds that the proposed project is consistent with the plan and the requirements of this chapter.

(e) After adoption, no changes shall be made in the plan or the implementing ordinances without the prior notification and approval of the commission.

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