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General Order 95


Section II


Definitions of Terms as Used in The Rules of This Order


21.2     Districts mean areas as defined in the following:


A.     Urban Districts mean thickly settled areas (whether in cities or suburbs) or where congested traffic often occurs. Highways on which traffic is often very heavy or locations such as picnic grounds, summer resorts, etc., where people congregate seasonally, are considered as urban.


B.     Rural Districts mean all areas not urban, usually in the country but in some cases within city limits.


C.     Loading Districts mean those areas in which the specified loadings of Rule 43 apply and are known as “Heavy” and “Light” loading districts.


D.     High Fire-Threat District means those areas comprised of the following:


(1)        Zone 1 is Tier 1 of the latest version of the United States Forest Service (USFS) and CAL FIRE’s joint map of Tree Mortality High Hazard Zones (HHZs). (Note: The Tree Mortality HHZs Map may be revised regularly by the USFS and CAL FIRE.)

(2)        Tier 2 is Tier 2 of the CPUC Fire-Threat Map.

(3)        Tier 3 is Tier 3 of the CPUC Fire-Threat Map.


Note: Revised December 21, 2017 by Decision 17-12-024.