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Public Resources Code - PRC

DIVISION 4. FORESTS, FORESTRY AND RANGE AND FORAGE LANDS [4001 - 4958]

  ( Division 4 repealed and added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1144. )

PART 2. PROTECTION OF FOREST, RANGE AND FORAGE LANDS [4101 - 4789.7]

  ( Part 2 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1144. )

CHAPTER 7. Burning of Lands [4461 - 4497.2]

  ( Chapter 7 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1144. )

ARTICLE 4.3. Burning with Cooperators [4497 - 4497.2]
  ( Article 4.3 added by Stats. 2018, Ch. 638, Sec. 2. )

4497.
  

The director may enter into an agreement with the owner or any other person who has legal control of any property, any public agency with regulatory or natural resource management authority over any property that is included within any wildland, or any nonprofit organization to conduct joint prescribed burning operations that serve the public interest and are beneficial to the state. The agreement shall establish guidelines for the cooperative management of joint prescribed burning operations and shall require the completion of a project agreement for each prescribed burn, which shall include all of the following:

(a) A list of all participants.

(b) A joint prescribed burn plan.

(c) A display of the project costs to be assumed by each participant.

(d) A summary of the benefits to be received by each participant.

(Added by Stats. 2018, Ch. 638, Sec. 2. (AB 2551) Effective January 1, 2019.)

4497.2.
  

To be considered for the public interest and beneficial to the state, each prescribed burn, pursuant to Section 4497, shall be for any of the following purposes or any combination of the following purposes:

(a) Prevention of high-intensity wildland fires through reduction of the volume and continuity of wildland fuels.

(b) Watershed management.

(c) Range improvement.

(d) Vegetation management.

(e) Forest improvement.

(f) Wildlife habitat improvement.

(g) Air quality maintenance.

(Added by Stats. 2018, Ch. 638, Sec. 2. (AB 2551) Effective January 1, 2019.)

PRCPublic Resources Code - PRC4.3.