Fire Prevention Standards for Electrical Utilities, 2004


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)
Document Title
Fire Prevention Standards for Electrical Utilities, 2004
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
Amendments to Fire Protection regulations under 14 CCR 1251-1257 regarding vegetation clearing maintenance requirements for existing powerlines facilities used to provide electric power. Adopted changes address elimination of redundant language; providing more updated information to utility companies on locations where the regulation is applicable; elimination of the set calendar dates under which the regulation applies in favor of a more flexible time frame; clarifications on the standards for minimum vegetation clearing around utility lines; and clarifications on the conditions under which vegetation clearing is exempt from these regulations.

Contact Information
Christopher Zimny
Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
Lead/Public Agency
1416 9th Street, Room 1517
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 653-9418



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15301
Reasons for Exemption
Project consists of regulatory changes for enforcement clarification. Also, work conducted under these regulations meet the requirements for routine maintenance of existing facilities under CEQA Section 15301, 15304, and 15307. Nature of maintenance work conducted under these regulations consists of minor alterations to vegetation via removal for the purpose of maintaining existing electrical utility transmission lines.

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