The following areas of the state shall not be approved as a
site for a facility, unless the commission finds that such use is not
inconsistent with the primary uses of such lands and that there will
be no substantial adverse environmental effects and the approval of
any public agency having ownership or control of such lands is
(a) State, regional, county and city parks; wilderness, scenic or
natural reserves; areas for wildlife protection, recreation, historic
preservation; or natural preservation areas in existence on the
effective date of this division.
(b) Estuaries in an essentially natural and undeveloped state.
In considering applications for certification, the commission
shall give the greatest consideration to the need for protecting
areas of critical environmental concern, including, but not limited
to, unique and irreplaceable scientific, scenic, and educational
wildlife habitats; unique historical, archaelogical, and cultural
sites; lands of hazardous concern; and areas under consideration by
the state or the United States for wilderness, or wildlife and game