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AB-1454 Forestry: burning of lands: wildland resources management program: model plans.(2021-2022)

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Date Published: 02/20/2021 04:00 AM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2021–2022 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 1454


Introduced by Assembly Member Bloom

February 19, 2021


An act to amend Section 4466 of the Public Resources Code, relating to forestry.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1454, as introduced, Bloom. Forestry: burning of lands: wildland resources management program: model plans.
Existing law requires the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection to prepare 2 model plans for the initial development and implementation of a program for wildland resources management through prescribed burning and other methods, as provided.
This bill would make nonsubstantive changes to this law.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 4466 of the Public Resources Code is amended to read:

4466.
 (a) The department shall prepare two model plans for the initial development and implementation of a program for wildland resources management through prescribed burning and other methods, one of which is appropriate for an area of wildlands in northern California, and one, in southern California. All state agencies, including the Departments Department of Fish and Game and Conservation Wildlife, the Department of Conservation, and the State Water Resources Control Board, shall cooperate with the department in the creation of the model plans, to the end that administrative and environmental considerations are carefully and effectively considered and included in the program.
(b) Upon completion of each model plan, the director shall submit the plan to the board for its review and approval as to its conformity with the requirements set forth in of Section 4467.
(c) The department shall apply for funding from nonstate sources for the purpose of carrying out its planning responsibilities pursuant to this article. The department may shall not commence such the planning until such funding is available in an amount sufficient to meet the costs of one model plan.
(d) Neither model plan may be implemented or used after January 1, 1983.