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SB-709 Z’Berg-Nejedly Forest Practice Act of 1973: timber harvesting plans: extensions.(2021-2022)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 4590 of the Public Resources Code is amended to read:

4590.
 (a) (1) A timber harvesting plan approved by the department  on or after July 1, 2012, is effective for a period of not more than five years, unless extended pursuant to paragraph (2).
(2) A timber harvesting plan, on  pursuant to  which timber operations have commenced commenced,  but have  not been completed, may be extended by amendment for a two-year period  two years  in order to complete the timber operations, if both of the following occur: conditions are met: 
(A) Good cause is shown.
(B) All timber operations are in conformance with the timber harvesting  plan, this chapter, and all applicable rules and regulations, upon the filing of the notice of extension as required by this section.
(b) The extension shall apply to any area covered by the timber harvesting  plan for which a report has not been submitted under Section 4585. The notice of extension shall be provided to the department not sooner than 140 days, but at least 10 days, prior to the expiration date of the timber harvesting  plan. The notice shall include the circumstances that prevented a timely completion of the timber operations under the timber harvesting  plan and, consistent with Section 4583, an agreement to comply with this chapter and the rules and regulations of the board as these exist on the date the extension notice is filed.
(c) Stocking work may continue for more than the effective period of the  a timber harvesting  plan under subdivision (a), but shall be completed within five years after the conclusion of other work.
(d) A  In addition to the extension authorized by paragraph (2) of subdivision (a), a  timber harvesting plan that is approved on or after  by the department from  January 1, 2010, 2014,  to August December  31, 2012, 2015,  inclusive, may be extended by amendment for a two-year period  an additional two years  in order to complete the timber operations, up to a maximum of two 2-year extensions, if the  if the timber harvesting  plan complies with subparagraphs (A) and (B) of paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) and the notice of extension, pursuant to subdivision (b), includes written certification by a registered professional forester that neither of the conditions in subdivision (e) has occurred.
(e) The department shall not approve an extension of a timber harvesting plan  pursuant to subdivision (a) or (d) if either of the following has occurred:
(1) Listed species, as defined in Article 1 (commencing with Section 2050) of Chapter 1.5 of Division 3 of the Fish and Game Code or the federal Endangered Species Act (16 U.S.C. Sec. 1531 et seq.), have been discovered in the logging area of the timber harvesting  plan since approval of the timber harvesting  plan.
(2) Significant physical changes to the harvest area or adjacent areas have occurred since the timber harvesting plan’s cumulative impacts were originally assessed.
(f) An extension of a timber harvesting plan on for  which either of the conditions in subdivision (e) has occurred may be obtained only pursuant to Section 1039 of Title 14 of the California Code of Regulations.