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Public Comment extended for Fire Hazard Severity Zone State Responsibility Area Map for Plumas County

The Office of the State Fire Marshal has added an additional 60-day public comment period for the regulatory adoption of State Responsibility Area Fire Hazard Severity Zones. The public comment period is now a total of 110 days and closes on April 4, 2023.

Attend January 17 Public Hearing at County Fairgrounds – Public Comment Deadline February 3, 2023

Office of the State Fire Marshal is undergoing a regulatory adoption process to update the existing map that captures Fire Hazard Severity Zones (FHSZ), which is a comprehensive map that ranks California’s State Responsibility Area (SRA) — or rural, unincorporated areas — based on the likelihood different areas will experience wildfire. The last time SRA maps were updated statewide was 2007.

CAL FIRE and Plumas County invites you to a Public Hearing to learn more and comment:

Date: 1/17/23

Time: 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Location: Plumas Sierra County Fairgrounds

Mineral Building

204 Fairgrounds Road

Quincy, CA 95971

For more information on the process and to determine the FHSZ of a property, the public can search an address using the FHSZ Viewer at osfm.fire.ca.gov/FHSZ

For ease in review of the CAL FIRE news release, FAQ, notice, proposed text changes to the regulations, initial statement of reasons, and the proposed Plumas County SRA FHSZ Map, view on the Plumas County Planning Department homepage at https://www.plumascounty.us/89/Planning-Department

The public may submit comments (by February 3, 2023) to [email protected] or written comments may be submitted by U.S. mail to the following address: Office of the State Fire Marshal C/O: FHSZ Comments California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection 
P.O. Box 944246 Sacramento, CA 94244-2460.

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