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§ 1254. Minimum Clearance Provisions - PRC 4292.


Barclays Official California Code of Regulations Currentness
Title 14. Natural Resources
Division 1.5. Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
Chapter 7. Fire Protection [FNA2]
Article 4. Fire Prevention Standards for Electric Utilities
14 CCR § 1254
§ 1254. Minimum Clearance Provisions - PRC 4292.
The firebreak clearances required by PRC 4292 are applicable within an imaginary cylindroidal space surrounding each pole or tower on which a switch, fuse, transformer or lightning arrester is attached and surrounding each dead end or corner pole unless such pole or tower is exempt from minimum clearance requirements by provisions of 14 CCR 1255 or PRC 4296. The radius of the cylindroid is 3.1 m (10 feet) measured horizontally from the outer circumference of the specified pole or tower with height equal to the distance from the intersection of the imaginary vertical exterior surface of the cylindroid with the ground to an intersection with a horizontal plane passing through the highest point at which a conductor is attached to such pole or tower. (See Figure 2 this Article.) Flammable vegetation and materials located wholly or partially within the firebreak space shall be treated as follows:
(a) At ground level -remove flammable materials, including but not limited to, ground litter, duff and dead or desiccated vegetation that will allow fire to spread, and;
(b) From 0-2.4 m (0-8 feet) above ground level -remove flammable trash, debris or other materials, grass, herbacious and brush vegetation. All limbs and foliage of living trees shall be removed up to a height of 2.4 m (8 feet).
(c) From 2.4 m (8 feet) to horizontal plane of highest point of conductor attachment -remove dead, diseased or dying limbs and foliage from living sound trees and any dead, diseased or dying trees in their entirety.
Note: Authority cited: Section 4292, Public Resources Code. Reference: Section 4292, Public Resources Code.
1. Repealer of subsection (d) filed 5-11-83; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 83, No. 20).
2. Amendment of first paragraph and subsection (a) filed 10-24-2005; operative 11-23-2005 (Register 2005, No. 43).
This database is current through 7/29/22 Register 2022, No. 30
14 CCR § 1254, 14 CA ADC § 1254
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