Fire Prevention Standards For Electrical Utilities

The Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) is proposing clarifying changes to fire prevention standards for electric utilities. Clarity in the definitions, locations and expected hazard reduction requirements will improve utility company compliance with fire hazard reduction regulations. This will ultimately results in less forest fires due to improved maintenance around electrical utilities.

The proposed changes are designed to address grammatical and regulatory enforcement clarity, they do not change clearing standards required by existing regulations. The changes are related to improving or deleting definitions, clarifying where the CAL FIRE Director (Director) will apply fire prevention codes, specifying where the most current SRA maps can be reviewed, providing consistency of designation of fire hazard dates, and clarifying minimum clearing specifications.

All pertinent information concerning this issue is provided in the documents on this page.

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