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§ 917.2. Treatment of Slash to Reduce Fire Hazard.

14 CA ADC § 917.2BARCLAYS OFFICIAL CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS

Barclays Official California Code of Regulations Currentness
Title 14. Natural Resources
Division 1.5. Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
Chapter 4. Forest Practices
Subchapter 4. Coast Forest District Rules
Article 7. Hazard Reduction
14 CCR § 917.2
§ 917.2. Treatment of Slash to Reduce Fire Hazard.
Except in Coastal Commission Special Treatment Areas of the Coast Forest District, the following standards shall apply to the treatment of slash created by Timber Operations within the Plan area and on road adjacent to the Plan area.
(a) Slash to be treated by piling and burning shall be treated as follows:
(1) Piles created prior to September 1 shall be treated not later than April 1 of the year following its creation, or within 30 days following climatic access after April 1 of the year following its creation.
(2) Piles created on or after September 1 shall be treated not later than April 1 of the second year following its creation, or within 30 days following climatic access after April 1 of the second year following its creation.
(3) Alternatives to (1) and/or (2) shall be justified in the Plan by the RPF and may be approved by the Director.
(b) Within one hundred (100) feet of the edge of the traveled surface of Public Roads, and within fifty (50) feet of the edge of the traveled surface of permanent private roads open for public use where permission to pass is not required, Slash created and trees knocked down by Timber Operations shall be treated by Lopping for Fire Hazard Reduction, piling and burning, chipping, burying or removal from the zone.
(c) All Slash and Woody Debris greater than one (1) inch but less than eight (8) inches in diameter within one hundred (100) feet of Approved and Legally Permitted Habitable Structures shall be removed or piled and burned; all Slash created between one hundred to two hundred (100-200) feet of Approved and Legally Permitted Habitable Structures shall be Lopped for Fire Hazard Reduction, removed, chipped or piled and burned; Lopping may be required between two hundred to five hundred (200-500) feet where unusual fire risk or hazard exist as determined by the Director or the RPF.
(d) An alternative to treating Slash and Woody Debris along roads and within two hundred (200) feet of Approved and Legally Permitted Habitable Structures may be approved by the Director when the RPF explains and justifies in the Plans how equal fire protection will be provided. The alternative shall include a description of the alternate treatment(s) and the portion(s) of the Plan area in which they will be utilized. In proposing alternate slash treatments, the RPF shall consider the estimated amount and distribution of slash to be created by the operation, type of remaining vegetation, topography, climate, and degree of public exposure fire history.
Note: Authority cited: Sections 4551 and 4562, Public Resources Code. Reference: Sections 4513, 4551.5 and 4562, Public Resources Code.
HISTORY
1. Repealer of former section 917.2 and renumbering and amendment of former section 917.6 to section 917.2 filed 6-19-84; effective upon filing pursuant to Government Code section 11346.2(d) (Register 84, No. 25).
2. Repealer and new section filed 8-5-91; operative 8-5-91 (Register 91, No. 50).
3. Amendment of first paragraph and subsection (a) and new subsections (a)(1)-(3) filed 11-24-2014; operative 1-1-2015 pursuant to Public Resources Code section 4554.5 (Register 2014, No. 48).
4. Amendment of first paragraph filed 11-23-2015; operative 1-1-2016 pursuant to Public Resources Code section 4554.5 (Register 2015, No. 48).
5. Change without regulatory effect amending section filed 10-31-2017 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 2017, No. 44).
6. Amendment filed 12-1-2021; operative 1-1-2022 pursuant to Public Resources Code section 4554.5(a) (Register 2021, No. 49). Filing deadline specified in Government Code section 11349.3(a) extended 60 calendar days pursuant to Executive Order N-40-20 and an additional 60 calendar days pursuant to Executive Order N-71-20.
This database is current through 7/29/22 Register 2022, No. 30
14 CCR § 917.2, 14 CA ADC § 917.2
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