Fire Hazard Severity Zone Map Comment Session
Date(s) - 12/16/2022
San Andreas Town Hall
Calaveras County- December 16, 2022, at 9 a.m., San Andreas Town Hall
24 Church Hill Rd. San Andreas, CA
The Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) is in the process of revising the Fire Hazard Severity Zone (FHSZ) maps that identify wildfire hazard in areas for which the State has financial responsibility (SRA) for wildland fire protection. The existing FHSZ SRA map was last approved in 2007.
The Administrative Procedures Act (APA) requires a minimum 45-day period for the public to comment to the Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) in writing on the proposed regulation. Public Resource Code (PRC) requires that public hearings occur in affected counties during that 45-day period, where both written and oral comments must be accepted. Hearings are being conducted from December 16, 2022 through January 31, 2023. A comment link will be made available on December 5, 2022 on the CAL FIRE Website, www.osfm.fire.ca.gov/fire-hazard-severity-zones
Public hearings are not a public forum for discussion; these hearings are only to receive comments as required in PRC 4203.
Questions will not be answered during these meetings. Verbal comments will be restricted to a maximum of three minutes.
Written comments will be accepted at the hearing and for the entire 45-day period.
Comments will be collected, summarized, and addressed in the final regulatory submission to the Office of Administrative Law. The only public comments considered by the State Fire Marshal are those submitted during the comment period or during hearings.
Tuolumne County- December 20, 2022, at 10 a.m., Tuolumne County Fire Building
18440 Striker Ct. Sonora, CA