(a)Notwithstanding Section 14670, the Director of General Services, with the consent of the Department of the Youth Authority, may lease real property appurtenant to or part of the Ione Youth Facility as designated by the Department of the Youth Authority, which real property located in the County of Amador comprises the easements known as the Preston Ditch, Henderson Reservoir, Preston Reservoir, Preston Forebay, certain water rights with a diversion point on Sutter Creek, unused land at the Ione Youth Facility, and other pipelines and facilities leased to the County of Amador as lessee in the document entitled “Agreement for Wastewater Management Plan” dated March 22, 1978, which interests have been assigned to the Amador Regional Sanitation Authority, a joint powers agency comprised of the County of Amador and the Cities of Amador City and Sutter Creek. The new lease shall be for a term not to exceed 30 years and at the rate of one dollar ($1) per year, to the Amador Regional Sanitation Authority for its continued use as a wastewater delivery and disposal system. The lease shall contain the terms and conditions for wastewater disposal and other matters to which the parties agree.
(b)The lease shall provide that the property shall be leased “as is” and that the state shall have no liability for repairs, rehabilitation, or other improvements. It shall provide that the lessee, Amador Regional Sanitation Authority, shall operate the leased property pursuant to the terms of the lease under those terms and conditions, as deemed to be in the best interest of the state.
(c)The lease described in this section shall be exempt from the requirements of Division 13 (commencing with Section 2100) of the Public Resources Code.
(d)The Department of General Services shall be reimbursed for its cost related to the lease, including, but not limited to, any survey costs, title transfer fees, administrative costs, and department staff time.
(e)The Legislature finds and declares that the lease of the described portion of the Ione Youth Facility and appurtenant real property to the Amador Regional Sanitation Authority for use as a wastewater delivery and disposal system pursuant to this section is for a statewide public purpose.