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Posted on: January 4, 2023

Public Hearing 1/24 - Fire Hazard Severity Zones

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A General Public Interest Notice of Public Hearing from the Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM, CAL FIRE).  For further information and questions, including any specific inquiries regarding re-publication, please utilize the contacts listed within the body of the notice.

PUBLISHED HERE 01/04/2023 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING - California Code of Regulations, Title 19, Division 1, Chapter 17 - Fire Hazard Severity Zones, 2022

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN The Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) is providing notice of a scheduled hearing to consider the adoption of proposed regulations. The proposed regulations are required by Public Resources Code (PRC) Sections 4202-4204, and is related to the classifying of lands in the State Responsibility Area into Fire Hazard Severity Zones (FHSZs).

 

Tuesday January 24th, 2023

9:15 AM

Lake County Board of Supervisors Chambers

255 North Forbes Street

Lakeport, CA 95453

 

For information contact Marshall Turbeville (707) 529-2523

 

At the hearing, any person may present oral or written comments relevant to the proposed action. It is requested, but not required, that persons making oral comments also submit a written copy of their testimony at the hearing. Written comments for this proposed action will be accepted beginning December 16, 2022, through February 3, 2023. OSFM will consider only written comments received by the end of the written comment period (in addition to those written comments received at the public hearing).

 

Written comments may be submitted by U.S. mail to the following address:

 

Office of the State Fire Marshal

California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection

P.O. Box 944246

Sacramento, CA 94244-2460

Attn: Scott Witt, Deputy Chief

 

Written comments can also be hand delivered or sent by courier to the contact person listed in this notice at the following address:

 

California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection

Office of the State Fire Marshal

C/O: Scott Witt

California Natural Resources Building

715 P Street, 9th floor

Sacramento, CA 95818

 

Written comments may also be delivered via e-mail at the following address:

fhszcomments@fire.ca.gov

 

WRITTEN COMMENT PERIOD

Any person may submit written comments relevant to the proposed regulatory action to the Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM). Written comments will be accepted beginning December 16, 2022, through February 3, 2023. OSFM will consider only written comments received by the end of the written comment period (in addition to those written comments received at the public hearing). OSFM requests, but does not require, that persons who submit written comments to CAL FIRE reference the title of the rulemaking proposal in their comments to facilitate accuracy and efficiency of review.

 

AVAILABILITY OF DOCUMENTS

The Notice of Proposed Action, Initial Statement of Reasons, and Express Terms (TEXT) of Regulations, and any other materials concerning this rulemaking can be accessed at the following the Office of the State Fire Marshal websites:

 https://osfm.fire.ca.gov/divisions/code-development-and-analysis/title-19-development/ [under the tab titled: (FHSZ) Fire Hazard Severity Zones Classification in the State Responsibility Area]

 https://osfm.fire.ca.gov/divisions/community-wildfire-preparedness-and-mitigation/wildfire-preparedness/fire-hazard-severity-zones/

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