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File #: 17-1017    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 9/8/2017 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 10/10/2017 Final action: 10/10/2017
Title: Community Development Services, Planning and Building Department, recommending the Board approve and authorize the Chair to sign a letter to the California Board of Forestry and Fire Protection appointing Roger Trout, Director of the Planning and Building Department, as El Dorado County's authorized designee to review Timberland Conversion Permits (or equivalent) and Less Than 3 Acre Conversion Exemptions. FUNDING: N/A
Attachments: 1. A - California Board of Forestry Letter 8-23-17 BOS 10-10-17, 2. B - BOS Authorized Designee Letter for Timberland Conversion Permits/Exemptions BOS 10-10-17, 3. Executed Letter
Related files: 19-0034, 20-0586
Title
Community Development Services, Planning and Building Department, recommending the Board approve and authorize the Chair to sign a letter to the California Board of Forestry and Fire Protection appointing Roger Trout, Director of the Planning and Building Department, as El Dorado County's authorized designee to review Timberland Conversion Permits (or equivalent) and Less Than 3 Acre Conversion Exemptions.

FUNDING: N/A
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DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATION
Community Development Services, Planning and Building Department, recommending the Board appoint Roger Trout, Director of the Planning and Building Department, as the County's authorized designee to review Timberland Conversion Permits (or equivalent) and Less Than 3 Acre Conversion Exemptions for the State of California's Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) and Board of Forestry and Fire Protection (the State Board).

DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
The State Board has requested that all County Boards of Supervisors appoint authorized designees to review Less Than 3 Acre Conversion Exemptions, as stated in a letter dated August 23, 2017 (Attachment A).

Traditionally, Timberland Conversion Permits and Less Than 3 Acre Conversion Exemptions have been reviewed by the Planning Department for compliance with local regulations. Registered Professional Foresters (RPFs) will prepare the applications with the local authorities providing acknowledgement that the timber operation is compliant with local regulations. Although this has not been a formalized process in the past, the State Board is now requesting each County formally appoint an authorized designee in order to improve the communication between the RPFs, local jurisdictions, and the State Board.

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