FUEL HAZARD REDUCTION PERMIT OPTIONS 2015
   
PERMIT OPTIONS RPF REQUIRED? AREA/ACREAGE LIMITATIONS SILVICULTURE/ STOCKING DIAMETER LIMIT SURFACE/LADDER FUELS TREATMENT ARCHAEOLOGY REQUIRMENTS APPROVAL TIME EFFECTIVE PERIOD 1038(b)(1-10) RESTRICTIONS* OTHER INFORMATION
EXEMPTIONS
150' Structure Protection Exemption (14 CCR 1038(c)) NO Only trees within 150 feet of an approved & Legally Permitted Structure Prohibits clearcutting, seed tree removal steep, and shelterwood No tree greater than 60 dbh redwood and 48 dbh other species (14 CCR 1038 & 1038(h)) Surface fuels created during harvest exceeding 1" in diameter SHALL be chipped, burned , or removed in 45 days and be consistent with Technical addendum #4 within 1 year No timber operations in a significant archaeological or historical site. (14 CCR 1038(b)(10)) 5 working days from receipt - Operations may occur once LTO has a copy of exemption on site (14 CCR 1038(e)) 1 - Year YES Tahoe region restriction (14 CCR 1038(f)(3)-(16))
150' - 300' Structure Protection Exemption (14 CCR 1038(c)(6)) YES Only tress within 150 - 300 feet of Habitable Structures occupied for residential use Stocking standards shall be consistent with the standards of (14 CCR 913.2, 933.2, 953.2) No tree greater than 60 dbh redwood and 48 dbh other species (14 CCR 1038 & 1038(h)) ALL logging slash creatred during timber harvesting shall be looped to less than 18", removed, chipped, piled and burned or otherwise treated within 45 days of creation. No timber operations in a significant archaeological or historical site. (14 CCR 1038(b)(10)) 5 working days from receipt - Operations may occur once LTO has a copy of exemption on site (14 CCR 1038(e)) 1 - Year YES Quadratic Mean Diameter (QMD) of trees greater than 8 inch dbh shall be increased in the Post-harvest stand.
                     
Harvesting Dead, Dying, Diseased trees. (14 CCR 1038(b)) Only for trees harvested in standard WLPZ (14 CCR 1038(b)(9) NONE NONE No tree greater than 60 dbh redwood and 48 dbh other species (14 CCR 1038 & 1038(h)) Slash treatment must be consistent with FPR's, Article 7 - "Hazard Reduction" (14 CCR 917, 937, 957) No timber operations in a significant archaeological or historical site. (14 CCR 1038(b)(10)) Submission of exemption/ Operations may occur once LTO has a copy of exemption on site. 1 - Year YES Harvest limited to less than 10% of the volume per acre. Tahoe region restriction (14 CCR 1038(f)(3)-(16))
                     
Drought Mortality Exemption (14 CCR 1038(k)) Only when the cummulative harvest area exceeds 20 acres total contiguous ownership NONE NONE No tree greater than 60 dbh redwood and 48 dbh other species (14 CCR 1038 & 1038(h)) Slash treatment must be consistent with FPR's, Article 7 - "Hazard Reduction" (14 CCR 917, 937, 957) No timber operations in a significant archaeological or historical site. (14 CCR 1038(b)(10)) 5 working days from receipt - Operations may occur once LTO has a copy of exemption on site (14 CCR 1038(e)) 1 - Year YES Harvesting limited to only Dead or Dying trees due to mortality. Tahoe region restriction (14 CCR 1038(f)(3)-(16))
                     
Substantially Damaged Timberland (14 CCR 1038(d)) YES NONE No restocking requirements when only dead, down or dying trees harvested Trees harvested must be unmerchantable as saw-log size timber Slash treatment must be consistent with FPR's, Article 7 - "Hazard Reduction" (14 CCR 917, 937, 957) No timber operations in a significant archaeological or historical site. (14 CCR 1038(b)(10)) 5 working days from receipt - Operations may occur once LTO has a copy of exemption on site (14 CCR 1038(e)) 1 - Year YES RPF to certify substantially damaged & project will not result in significant adverse effects
                     
Woody Debris & Slash for Energy Production Exemption (14 CCR 1038(g)) NO NONE NONE NO NONE No timber operations in a significant archaeological or historical site. (14 CCR 1038(b)(10)) Submission of exemption/ Operations may occur once LTO has a copy of exemption on site. 1 - Year 14 CCR 1038(b) (3), (4), (6), (7), (8), & (10). Woody debris and slash must be out of the WLPZ; within reach of loading equipment; developed during timber operations and delivered as combustion fuel for energy.
                     
Forest Fire Prevention Exemption (14 CCR 1038(i)) YES 300 Acres YES Stocking standards outlined in (14 CCR 1038(i)(5)(A) &(B)) Post harvest canopy requirements of (14 CCR 1038(i)(9)(A)-(E)) Quadratic mean diameter must increase. Less than 18" stump diameter w/exceptions to increase to 24" stump diameter within 500' of structure All logging slash shall be no more than 9" post harvest. (14 CCR 1038(i)(10)-(12)) SPECIFIC TREATMENT REQUIREMENTS around structures (14 CCR 1038(9)(A)-(E)) RPF SHALL submit Confidential Arch. Letter per (14 CCR 895.1) & (14 CCR 1038(i)(7) 5 working days from receipt - Operations may occur once LTO has a copy of exemption on site (14 CCR 1038(e)) 1 - Year Slash treatment, except by burning, is to be completed within 120 days from the start of operations Burning may be done by April 1 the following year (14 CCR 1038.1) YES Cal Fire provides a checklist for this exemption Tahoe region restriction (14 CCR 1038(f)(3)-(16))
               
Forest Fire Prevention Pilot Project (14 CCR 1038(j)) YES 300 Acres YES Stocking standards outlined in (14 CCR 1038(j)(5)(A) &(B)) Post harvest canopy requirements of (14 CCR 1038(j)(9)(A)-(E)) Quadratic mean diameter must increase. Less than 24" diameter. All logging slash shall be no more than 18" post harvest. (14 CCR 1038(j)(10)-(12)) RPF SHALL submit Confidential Arch. Letter per (14 CCR 895.1) & (14 CCR 1038(j)(7) 5 working days from receipt - Operations may occur once LTO has a copy of exemption on site (14 CCR 1038(e)) 1 - Year Slash treatment, except by burning, is to be completed within 120 days from the start of operations. Burning may be done by April 1 the following year. (14 CCR 1038.1) YES Cal Fire provides a checklist for this exemption. Exemption may expire January 2018
EMERGENCY
Fuel Hazard Reduction (14 CCR 1052.4) YES Operations only permitted in certain geographical areas. (14 CCR 1052.(c)(1)-(7)) Treatments should target understory trees & shall increase the quadratic mean diameter. Stocking standards are consistent with Commercial Thinning. 24" diameter with the exception to increase to 30" if it is determine fuel reduction measures can not be meet. All logging slash shall be no more than 9" post harvest. (14 CCR 1052(d)(5)(A)(3)) SPECIFIC TREATMENT EQUIREMENTS around structures (14 CCR 1052.4(c)(1)-(7)) RPF shall submit a confidential archaeological letter (14 CCR 1052(a)(10)) 16 working days operations may occur once LTO has a copy on site (14 CCR 1052(d)) 1 - Year Slash treatment, except by burning, is to be completed within 120 days from the start of operations. Burning may be done by April 1 the following year (14 CCR 1052.4(d)(6)) YES Tahoe region restriction (14 CCR 1038(f)(1)-(14)) PER (14 CCR 1052.4(b))
TIMBER HARVEST PLANS
Modified Timber Harvest Plan for Fuel Hazard Reduction (14 CCR 1051.3 - 1051.7) YES Not to exceed 2,500 Acres No Clear Cutting Methods that may be used - Commercial Thinning, Rehabilitation, and Fuel Break defensible space. (14 CCR 1051.4(a)(2)) NONE RPF shall develop a fuels treatment plan (14 CCR 1051.5). Post treatment total surface fuel loading will not exceed 25 bone dry tons per acre YES ARTICLE 14 of FPRs (14 CCR 929.1, 949.1, & 960.1(a)-(e)) 16 - 45 working days, could be longer if environmental concerns are identified. 5 years from the approval of the THP. (PRC 4590) NO Rehabilitation may be used up to 250 acres total not to exceed 10% of the harvest acreage. Refer to section (14 CCR 1051.4(a)(5)-(9)) for operations within WLPZs
                     
Fuelbreak / Defensible Space (14 CCR 913.4, 933.4, 953.4(c)) YES NONE Selection, intermediate treatments Stocking:(14 CCR 912.7, 932.7, 952.7) NONE Plan specific vegetation and fuels treatments, including timing. (14 CCR 913.4, 933.4, 953.4(c)) YES ARTICLE 14 of FPRs (14 CCR 929.1, 949.1, & 960.1(a)-(e)) 16 - 45 working days, could be longer if environmental concerns are identified. 5 years from the approval of the THP. (PRC 4590) NO Shall Meet the objectives of the Community Fuelbreak area (14 CCR 913.4(c))
                     
Anadromous Salmonids planning watersheds (ASP) (14 CCR 916.9, 936.9, 956.9(v)(6)) YES NONE Create fire resilient forests, reduced fire intensities, retain functional habitat after wildfire NONE Eliminate vertical continuity & horizontal continuity among fuel layers. Reduce surface & ladder fuels (14 CCR 916.9, 936.9, 956.9(v)(6)) YES ARTICLE 14 of FPRs (14 CCR 929.1, 949.1, & 960.1(a)-(e)) 16 - 45 working days, could be longer if environmental concerns are identified. 5 years from the approval of the THP. (PRC 4590) NO