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REGULATION OF TIMBER OPERATIONS BY COUNTIES AND CITIES. LIMITS ON TIMBER HARVESTING. INITIATIVE STATUTE. This measure allows a county or city to approve or disapprove any timber harvesting plan where the majority of the land lies within its jurisdiction. Provides such entities may enact requirements for timber harvesting and for inspection and regulation of timber operations. Specifies various restrictions on timber operations that would require local disapproval of a harvesting plan. Requires the state to be divided into watershed areas for planning purposes and limits timber harvesting to 25 percent of each area in any 10-year period. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: State and local governments would incur an unknown reduction in revenues, potentially a few million to tens of millions of dollars annually, to the extent that timber harvesting is reduced. Over the long term, the impact on state and local revenues due to changes in economic activities is unknown. The state would incur one-time costs of between $100,000 and $150,000 to remap the state into smaller planning watershed areas.
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Regulation Of Timber Operations By Counties And Cities. Limits On Timber Harvesting. California Initiative 786 (1997).