Wildfire Mitigation Plan
Public Utilities Code (PUC) section 8387 was amended in 2018 by Senate Bill (SB) 901 (Dodd). Section 8387 requires that SMUD maintain and operate its electrical lines and equipment “in a manner that will minimize the risk of catastrophic wildfire posed by those electrical lines and equipment.” As amended by SB901, Section 8387 more specifically requires that SMUD “shall, before January 1, 2020, and annually thereafter, prepare a wildfire mitigation plan.”
The objectives of SMUD’s Wildfire Mitigation Plan (WMP) is to:
- Reduce the risk of potential wildfire-causing ignition associated with SMUD’s electrical infrastructure;
- Implement a WMP that embraces safety, prevention, mitigation, and recovery as central priority for SMUD; and
- Create a WMP that is consistent with state law and objectives.
You can view the 2019 Public Review Draft of the WMP below. A hard copy is also available to review at SMUD’s headquarters security desk (6301 S Street, Sacramento, CA 95817).
Members of the community have an important role. The 2019 WMP Public Review Draft is available for comment from May 3 through June 3. Comments may be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition, an opportunity for public comments will be available at the Board Meeting which will be publicly noticed in accordance with California’s public meeting laws.
Do you have questions or want to provide comments? Please contact email@example.com for more information.