California Code, Public Resources Code - PRC § 6307




(a) The commission may enter into an exchange, with any person or any private or public entity, of filled or reclaimed tide and submerged lands or beds of navigable waterways, or interests in these lands, that are subject to the public trust for commerce, navigation, and fisheries, for other lands or interests in lands, if the commission finds that all of the following conditions are met:

(1) The exchange is for one or more of the purposes listed in subdivision (c).

(2) The lands or interests in lands to be acquired in the exchange will provide a significant benefit to the public trust.

(3) The exchange does not substantially interfere with public rights of navigation and fishing.

(4) The monetary value of the lands or interests in lands received by the trust in exchange is equal to or greater than that of the lands or interests in lands given by the trust in exchange.

(5) The lands or interest in lands given in exchange have been cut off from water access and no longer are in fact tidelands or submerged lands or navigable waterways, by virtue of having been filled or reclaimed, and are relatively useless for public trust purposes.

(6) The exchange is in the best interests of the state.

(b) Pursuant to an exchange agreement, the commission may free the lands or interest in lands given in exchange from the public trust and shall impose the public trust on the lands or interests in lands received in exchange.

(c) An exchange made by the commission pursuant to subdivision (a) shall be for one or more of the following purposes, as determined by the commission:

(1) To improve navigation or waterways.

(2) To aid in reclamation or flood control.

(3) To enhance the physical configuration of the shoreline or trust land ownership.

(4) To enhance public access to or along the water.

(5) To enhance waterfront and nearshore development or redevelopment for public trust purposes.

(6) To preserve, enhance, or create wetlands, riparian or littoral habitat, or open space.

(7) To resolve boundary or title disputes.

(d) The commission may release the mineral rights in the lands or interests in lands given in exchange if it obtains the mineral rights in the lands or interests in lands received in exchange.

(e) The grantee of any lands or interests in lands given in exchange may bring a quiet title action under Chapter 7 (commencing with Section 6461 ) of Part 1 of Division 6 of this code or Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 760.010 ) of Title 10 of Part 2 of the Code of Civil Procedure.





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