The California Department of Boating and Waterways, is a department within the government of California, belonging to the state cabinet-level California Resources Agency. Originally formed in 1957 as the Division of Small Craft Harbors, the department was officially reorganized to take under new responsibilities under the governorship of Jerry Brown on January 1, 1979. Among the department's responsibilities include ensuring boat safety along the state's coastline and various rivers, state law enforcement, monitor beach erosion, maintain boater facilities and marinas, and environmental regulation of aquatic motor engines and non-native species from state waters. The California Department of Motor Vehicles retains boater registration responsibilities.
The current Director of California Department of Boating and Waterways is Lucia C. Becerra.
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