Regulatory Changes

Update – EPA extends comment period for new Clean Water Act rules

July 1, 2014

The Farm Bureau reports that the Environmental Protection Agency has extended its deadline for submitting comments about its proposed changes to the Clean Water Act regulations from July 21 to October 20.  Comment on a companion rule that interprets agricultural exemptions will extend from June 5 to July 7. Farmers, ranchers and forestry concerns have […]

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Russell Henly assumes newly created post of Assistant Secretary of Forest Resources Management

October 2, 2013

  Governor Brown has appointed Russell Henly, 55, of Sacramento, as Assistant Secretary of Forest Resources Management at the California Natural Resources Agency. This newly created position at the Natural Resources Agency will be tasked with leading/coordinating efforts to improve the inter-agency effectiveness and efficiency of forest regulation and permitting activities that are conducted by the […]

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Archived newsletters

March 20, 2013

This is a transitionsal action to reenter our archived newsletters. CCFA Volume 14, Issue 2-August 2014 CCFA Volume 14, Issue 1-June 2014ver2-5 CCFA Volume 13, Issue 1-July 2013  CCFA Volume 13, Issue 2-October 2013ver2  CCFA Volume 13, Issue3-February 2014-1  CCFA Volume 13, Issue 4-April 2014 CCFA Volume 12, Issue 1 Spring  CCFA Volume 12, Issue 2C Fall  CCFA Volume […]

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2010: The National Marine Fisheries Service presented a public workshop on Central California Coast coho recovery plan.

March 10, 2013

Coho Recovery Workshop The National Marine Fisheries Service presented a public workshop to brief interested parties on the latest draft of the Central California Coast coho recovery plan. The text of the draft can be found at this link:http://swr.nmfs.noaa.gov/recovery/Coho_Recovery_Plan_031810.htm. A CCFA board member attended the meeting to represent landowner concerns. In addition, we submitted the […]

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2010: The Forest Practice Rules change to incorporate salmon restoration

March 10, 2013

Yes this DOES apply to you: As of January, 2010, the Anadromous Salmonid Protection (ASP) Rules became part of the Forest Practice Rules, replacing the previous Threatened or Impaired Watershed Rules. If you have an NTMP, or a previously approved existing THP, be aware that your plan must now be adjusted to meet the new […]

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Associated California Loggers Announces a Win in Negotiations with CARB

February 21, 2013

On February 11, 2013, the ACL-CFA working group announced it had persuaded the California Air Resources Board to drop logging equipment regulation. The Associated California Loggers formed a working group in tandem with California Forestry Association to educate the Air Board on how and where logging is performed and how the equipment is used.  For […]

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SRA Fire Prevention Fee Update: January 2013

February 1, 2013

By now, everyone in the Central Coast has received their SRA Fire Prevention Fee billing.  Those of us who paid it under protest and filed a petition for reimbursement (as of November 30, 2012, 47,292 property owners appealed the fee) are now getting their responses from the Fire Prevention Fee Service Center. Don’t be alarmed […]

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