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Notice of Availability of Draft Program Environmental Impact Report Regarding a Proposed Statewide Vegetation Treatment Program

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Forestry and Fire Protection (Board) as lead agency pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) has prepared a Draft Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) for the proposed California Vegetation Treatment Program (CalVTP). This PEIR is prepared to provide the public, responsible and trustee agencies, and other interested parties with information about the potential environmental effects of the proposed CalVTP. This PEIR was prepared in compliance with CEQA and the CEQA Guidelines (California Code of Regulations, title 14 [CEQA Guidelines], section 15000, et seq). The Board invites public comments on the adequacy and completeness of the environmental analysis in the document.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Board will only respond to comments exclusively pertaining to the CalVTP filed under State Clearinghouse number 2019012052.

PUBLIC REVIEW PERIOD: The CalVTP Draft PEIR is available for a 45-day public review and comment period, which begins June 24, 2019 and ends on August 9, 2019. Please send comments at the earliest possible date, but postmarked no later than August 9, 2019, in order for your comments to be considered.

Written comments are preferred via email and may be submitted to Comments may also be mailed to the following address:

Board of Forestry and Fire Protection

Attn: CalVTP

PO Box 944246

Sacramento, CA 94244-2460

All comments received, including names and addresses, will become part of the official public record. A Final PEIR will be prepared which will include responses to comments received during this public review period that raise significant environmental issues.

The Board held an informational webinar on July 11, 2019, to discuss the CalVTP and the Draft PEIR. The webinar power point may be viewed by clicking here. The informational webinar may be viewed by clicking here.

Electronic copies of the CalVTP PEIR, as well as any documents incorporated by reference therein, can be reviewed at the locations listed below. To arrange to view documents at Board offices during business hours, call (916) 862-0120. CDs or printed copies are available at cost upon request by phoning (916) 862-0120 or emailing


Board Office: 1416 9th Street, Room 1506-12, Sacramento, CA 95814

Libraries where the CalVTP PEIR may be viewed on CD: Libraries Where The CalVTP PEIR May Be Viewed On CD


Cover/Title Page

Table of Contents

Executive Summary

Chapter 1. Introduction

Chapter 2. Program Description

Chapter 3. Environmental Setting, Impacts, and Mitigation Measures

Chapter 4. Cumulative Effects Analysis

Chapter 5. Significant Effects and Growth Inducing Impacts

Chapter 6. Alternatives

Chapter 7. List of Preparers

Chapter 8. References

Appendix A – Notice of Preparation and NOP Comments

Appendix PD-1 – Description of Treatable Landscape Modeling

Appendix PD-2 – Example Burn Plan/Smoke Management Plan

Appendix PD-3 – Project-Specific Analysis

Appendix AQ-1 - Treatment Activity Emissions

Appendix AQ-2 – Example Incident Action Plan

Appendix BIO-1 – Descriptions of CWHR Types

Appendix BIO-2 - Wildlife Connectivity Rankings Map and Acreage Table

Appendix BIO-3 - Special-Status Species Tables 

Appendix BIO-4 - Critical Habitat by Ecoregion

Appendix HAZ-1 – 2019 Update of Herbicide Toxicity Information

Appendix HAZ-2 – 2017 Herbicide Toxicity Information

Appendix HYD-1 – Waste Discharge Waivers for Timber and Vegetation Management Activities

Appendix NOI-1 - Noise Measurement Data and Noise Modeling Calculations


To review documents incorporated by reference in the Draft PEIR, please contact Board staff at (916) 653-8007 or email