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AB-909 Wildfire risk assessment map.(2021-2022)

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Date Published: 02/17/2021 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2021–2022 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 909


Introduced by Assembly Member Frazier

February 17, 2021


An act to add Section 4290.6 to the Public Resources Code, relating to wildfire.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 909, as introduced, Frazier. Wildfire risk assessment map.
Existing law requires the Director of Forestry and Fire Protection to identify areas in the state as very high fire hazard severity zones based on consistent statewide criteria and based on the severity of fire hazard that is expected to prevail in those areas.
This bill would require the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, in consultation with the California Fire Science Consortium and the Department of Insurance to develop a fire risk assessment map for the state that quantifies the risks of wildfire for a parcel of land for a time span of 50 years. The bill would require the department to annually update the wildfire risk assessment map. The bill would require the department to make the wildfire risk assessment map available to the public.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 4290.6 is added to the Public Resources Code, to read:

4290.6.
 (a) (1) On or before January 1, 2023, the department, in consultation with the California Fire Science Consortium and the Department of Insurance, shall develop a wildfire risk assessment map for the state that quantifies the risks of wildfire for a parcel of land for a time span of 50 years.
(2) The department shall update the wildfire risk assessment map on an annual basis.
(b) The department shall make the wildfire risk assessment map available to the public in an easily accessible format.