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§ 927.11. Logging Practices.


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 13. County Rules
14 CCR § 927.11
§ 927.11. Logging Practices.
The following logging practices shall be adhered to:
(a) Roads. Rules contained in 14 CCR §§ 923 through 923.2 shall be adhered to with the following special requirements.
(1) Roads shall be single lane, and generally the traveled surface shall be no more than 12 feet in width, except where alignment, safety, and equipment necessary to conduct the operation requires additional width. Deviations shall be explained and justified in the Plan.
(2) Roads, Landings, cuts, and Fills shall be screened from direct view to the extent Feasible by leaving screen trees and other vegetation between the disturbed areas and public areas utilized by substantial numbers of viewers.
(b) Soil disturbance, other than that incident to necessary Road Maintenance, whether with tractor or by cable means, shall not occur under excessively wet ground conditions that could result in substantial soil compaction and erosion.
(c) Notwithstanding the requirements of 14 CCR § 1040, if in construction rock outcroppings, springs, and other physical factors require a change in roads, Landings, and tractor road locations, the location can be changed with the concurrence of the RPF, the operator, and the Director's representative, provided that such changes in location constitute Minor Deviations. The RPF shall provide written confirmation of such Minor Deviations which shall become a part of the Plan. All changes in location constituting Substantial Deviations shall be submitted to the Director as amendments to the Plan.
(d) Felling Practices. Up to 10% of the trees that are proposed for cutting may be substituted 1 for 1 with those proposed to be left uncut provided that the leave tree proportion, size class, distribution, and general forest appearance of the residual stand as approved in the preliminary field work is preserved.
Justification for the substitution standard shall be based on unavoidable tree damage, safety factors, lean of trees, location of obstructions or roads or openings insufficient to accommodate felled trees.
(e) The process of constructing or reconstructing truck roads, Tractor Roads, and Landings shall not cause soil to be deposited on property owned by others, except with the consent of the property owner.
(f) The Plan submitter shall maintain all drainage structures and Drainage Facilities required by these Rules in effective working condition throughout one Winter Period after completion of Timber Operations. A work completion report may not be filed until this requirement has been met.
Note: Authority cited: Section 4516.5, Public Resources Code. Reference: Section 4516.5, Public Resources Code.
1. Renumbering and amendment of former Section 927.12 to Section 927.11 and new Section 927.12 filed 5-24-84 as an emergency; effective upon filing (Register 84, No. 24). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL within 120 days or emergency language will be repealed on 9-21-8. For prior history, see Register 84, No. 9.
2. Reinstatement of section as it existed prior to emergency renumbering and amendment filed 5-24-84 by operation of Government Code Section 11346.1(f) (Register 84, No. 42).
3. Renumbering and amendment of former Section 927.11 to Section 927.10, and renumbering and amendment of former Section 927.12 to Section 927.11 filed 5-31-85; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 85, No. 22).
4. Change without regulatory effect amending section filed 10-31-2017 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 2017, No. 44).
This database is current through 7/29/22 Register 2022, No. 30
14 CCR § 927.11, 14 CA ADC § 927.11
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