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SB-412 California Environmental Quality Act: emergency definition.(2021-2022)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 21060.3 of the Public Resources Code is amended to read:

21060.3.
 (a)  “Emergency” means a sudden, unexpected occurrence, involving a clear and imminent danger, and  demanding immediate action to prevent or mitigate loss of, or damage to, life, health, property, or essential public services. “Emergency” includes such occurrences  includes, but is not limited to, man-made or natural occurrences such  as fire, flood, earthquake, earthquake  or other soil or geologic movements, as well as such occurrences as  riot, accident, or sabotage.
(b) “Emergency” also means projects jointly identified by either a state or local agency and either the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection or the State Board of Forestry and Fire Protection, with notice to the Department of Fish and Wildlife, as mitigating a high threat to life and safety by preventing, minimizing, or mitigating damage to life, health, property, natural resources, or essential public services, resulting from a catastrophic fire in areas of the state that a lead agency determines, based on substantial evidence, are at a heightened risk of the occurrence of that event.
SEC. 2.
 No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution because a local agency or school district has the authority to levy service charges, fees, or assessments sufficient to pay for the program or level of service mandated by this act, within the meaning of Section 17556 of the Government Code.