State Minimum Fire Safe Regulations 2021


SCH Number
Public Agency
Forestry and Fire Protection, Board of
Document Title
State Minimum Fire Safe Regulations 2021
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Regulations to provide clear standards to the regulated public, ensure consistency of terms between the regulations and relevant codes, identify ridgelines to be preserved, and set standards for fuel breaks and greenbelts near communities

Contact Information

Edith Hannigan
Agency Name
Board of Forestry and Fire Protection
Job Title
Executive Officer
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Parties Undertaking Project


Other Location Info
The State Responsibility Area as defined in PRC 4126-4127 and the Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zone as defined in GOV 51177(i).

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 7, 14 CCR Section 15307, Class 8, 14 CCR Section 15308, Common Sense, 14 CCR Section 15061(b)(3)
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed regulatory amendments are intended to minimize structure fires and wildfire that lead to environmental and natural resources impacts, including loss of vegetation and biodiversity; erosion, landslides, and debris flows; adverse air quality, climate change, and water quality impacts; and contaminated and hazardous material disposal challenges. These environmental and natural resources effects can also lead to public health impacts. The Common Sense Exemption applies because standards for designating strategic ridgelines and greenbelts would not displace or determine the location of development because the location would be determined by local jurisdictions as part of their land use planning and project review and approval processes.


Notice of Exemption

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