For tentative or parcel maps approved in state responsibility areas (SRA) or very high fire hazard severity zones (VH), the approving body is required to make and submit two findings to the State Board of Forestry and Fire Protection (Board) within 30 calendar days of map approval (14 CCR § 1266.02).
The required findings are as follows:
(1) A finding supported by substantial evidence in the record that the subdivision is consistent with:
(A) regulations adopted by the State Board of Forestry and Fire Protection pursuant to Sections 4290 and 4291 of the Public Resources Code, or
(B) consistent with local ordinances certified by the State Board of Forestry and Fire Protection as meeting or exceeding the state regulations.
(2) A finding supported by substantial evidence in the record that structural fire protection and suppression services will be available for the subdivision through any of the following entities:
(A) A county, city, special district, political subdivision of the state, or another entity organized solely to provide fire protection services that is monitored and funded by a county or other public entity.
(B) The Department of Forestry and Fire Protection by contract entered into pursuant to Section 4133, 4142, or 4144 of the Public Resources Code.
(14 CCR § 1266.01.)
To Submit Findings
Please complete this form and submit to LandUsePlanning@bof.ca.gov.