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Section 6332. (Amended by Stats. 1981, Ch. 714, Sec. 365.)
Cite as: Cal. Pub. Res. Code §6332.

The commission shall:

(a)Adopt and enforce such rules and regulations as may be necessary or convenient to carry out the purposes of this article in accordance with Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code, in accordance with the following requirements:

(1)All data such as survey notes and factual and historical materials which have been obtained by investigation and survey and considered in connection with the establishment of each ungranted tideland parcel boundary shall be perpetuated, filed, indexed, and made available in the office of the commission for public inspection and use upon request.

(2)Surveys of ungranted tideland boundary lines made by the state, or made under contract with the state, or adopted by the state, shall sufficiently tie the surveyed boundary lines to record monuments disclosed by the public records in the office of the county recorder of the county in which the land so surveyed is located to the extent that adjoining property owners and officials of the local agency and others may determine the relation of the surveyed boundary lines to record title boundaries without additional survey.

(3)United States Coast and Geodetic Survey data shall be used in areas where available to establish boundary lines which are required under the title circumstances to be established in accordance with federal law. In areas where tideland boundary lines are required to be established under title circumstances which require the application of California law, available United States Coast and Geodetic Survey data shall be used but corrected as required. Consideration shall be given in each survey to any seiche condition which may exist in the surveyed area.

(4)Consideration shall be given to the effect of any prior accretion and erosion in each surveyed area. Consideration shall also be given to the confirmation of title boundaries of lands claimed to be in private or public ownership, which lands support improvements of long standing authorized by governmental action.

(5)Boundary lines so established and surveyed shall take into consideration any statutes of limitations applicable to the validity of patents, and the finality of boundary line agreements and boundary and exchange agreements adopted prior to, or on or after, January 1, 1976, and whether entered into pursuant to Section 6307 or 6357, or any other statutes of this state, or otherwise.

(6)When establishing and surveying the line of ordinary high water, the then existing location of that line shall be used unless there is clear and convincing evidence that that location is not the last natural position of the line according to applicable federal or state laws.

(b)Contract with all agencies, public and private, as the commission may deem necessary for the rendition and affording of services and facilities to the commission pursuant to this article and for all other purposes related thereto.

(c)Do all other acts necessary to carry out the requirements and purposes of this article within the limit of its authority conferred by law, including this article.

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