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SB-632 California Environmental Quality Act: State Board of Forestry and Fire Protection: vegetation treatment program: final program environmental impact report.(2019-2020)



As Amends the Law Today
As Amends the Law on Nov 18, 2019


SECTION 1.
 (a) The Legislature finds and declares that many of the most destructive and deadliest wildfires recorded in California’s history have occurred in the last two years, and the proposed program environmental impact report for a vegetation treatment program serves as an important public safety component to reduce the risk of loss of life and property from high-intensity wildfires.
(b) The Legislature therefore intends that the State Board of Forestry and Fire Protection complete the proposed program environmental impact report for the vegetation treatment program as soon as practicably feasible and that the report be used to complete priority fuel reduction projects to protect communities vulnerable to wildfires.

SEC. 2.

 Section 746 is added to the Public Resources Code, to read:

746.
 (a) As soon as practicably feasible, but by no later than February 1, 2020, the board shall complete its review, pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (Division 13 (commencing with Section 21000)), of the vegetation treatment program pursuant to a notice of preparation, State Clearinghouse Number 2019012052, filed by the board with the State Clearinghouse on January 30, 2019, and certify a final program environmental impact report pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act.
(b) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2021, and as of that date is repealed.