2016 California Code
Public Resources Code - PRC
DIVISION 4 - FORESTS, FORESTRY AND RANGE AND FORAGE LANDS
PART 2 - PROTECTION OF FOREST, RANGE AND FORAGE LANDS
CHAPTER 2 - Hazardous Fire Areas
Section 4290.

CA Pub Res Code § 4290 (2016) What's This?

4290. (a) The board shall adopt regulations implementing minimum fire safety standards related to defensible space which are applicable to state responsibility area lands under the authority of the department. These regulations apply to the perimeters and access to all residential, commercial, and industrial building construction within state responsibility areas approved after January 1, 1991. The board may not adopt building standards, as defined in Section 18909 of the Health and Safety Code, under the authority of this section. As an integral part of fire safety standards, the State Fire Marshal has the authority to adopt regulations for roof coverings and openings into the attic areas of buildings specified in Section 13108.5 of the Health and Safety Code. The regulations apply to the placement of mobile homes as defined by National Fire Protection Association standards. These regulations do not apply where an application for a building permit was filed prior to January 1, 1991, or to parcel or tentative maps or other developments approved prior to January 1, 1991, if the final map for the tentative map is approved within the time prescribed by the local ordinance. The regulations shall include all of the following:

(1) Road standards for fire equipment access.

(2) Standards for signs identifying streets, roads, and buildings.

(3) Minimum private water supply reserves for emergency fire use.

(4) Fuel breaks and greenbelts.

(b) These regulations do not supersede local regulations which equal or exceed minimum regulations adopted by the state.

(Amended by Stats. 1989, Ch. 60, Sec. 1. Effective June 28, 1989.)

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