Under various statutes, the Board is authorized to adopt regulations to implement specified programs. To become effective, the Office of Administrative Law must approve these regulations. They must meet tests of necessity, authority, clarity, consistency, reference, and non-duplication as spelled out in Section 11349.1 of the Government Code.
Once adopted, Board regulations are placed in Title 14 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR). The Department then implements these regulations.
Currently, the Board has regulations in the following areas: forest practices (14 CCR 895.1-1111.8), hazardous fire areas and conditions (14 CCR 1200 et seq.), fire protection (14 CCR 1220 et seq.), state forest use and sales (14 CCR 1400 et seq.), forest improvement (14 CCR 1525 et seq.), urban forestry (14 CCR 1550 et seq.), chaparral management (14 CCR 1560 et seq.), Professional Forester Registration (14 CCR 1601 et seq.), and policy for administration of the Department (14 CCR 1655).