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COUNTY REGULATION OF TIMBER HARVESTING PLANS AND OPERATIONS. INITIATIVE STATUTE. Current law provides for approval of timber harvesting plans by the state Department of Forestry. This measure amends current law to provide for county approval of such plans. Current law permits counties to appeal approval of such plans by the Department of Forestry to the State Board of Forestry. This measure would reverse this procedure and permit the state to appeal the rejection of timber harvesting plans to the county. Modifies state procedures for adopting timber rules and regulations for individual counties, reviewing timber harvesting plans, and other matters. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: State government would incur onetime costs, potentially in the hundreds of thousands of dollars, to review and approve timber harvesting rules and regulations developed by counties. The state would also experience ongoing costs, of an unknown amount, to implement and enforce new county rules and regulations. Counties would incur ongoing costs, of an unknown amount, to develop and approve timber harvesting rules and regulations and review timber harvest plans.


Elise Moss, Lisa Christopher, Neighbors for Responsible Logging 21884 Bear Creek Road, Los Gatos, CA 95030



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