What is methane testing or review?

Methane testing and review is an analytical process in which the propensity for naturally occurring methane gas release is determined.  Many parts of Yorba Linda are located above naturally occurring pockets of methane gas.  If the methane gas seeps up to the surface and disperses naturally into the atmosphere, there is generally little risk of danger.  But, if a building is constructed in an area that experiences methane gas seepage, the gas can accumulate in portions of the building and reach dangerous concentrations.  In extreme cases, methane gas can accumulate enough to create an explosion hazard.  Methane gas is often associated with oil wells, and information can be found at the Division of Oil, Gas & Geothermal Resources website.  Additionally, methane gas mitigation is regulated with the assistance of the Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA), which can be reached at 714-573-6108.

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1. Can I obtain permit application forms online?
2. Can I pull my permit myself as an owner/builder or do I need a contractor?
3. Is an owner/builder permit more expensive than if a contractor pulls it?
4. How many sets of plans do I need to apply for a building permit?
5. Can you tell me where my property lines are?
6. What is a plot plan, and can I prepare my own plot plan?
7. What codes does the City of Yorba Linda use?
8. Does Yorba Linda have any special policies or procedures?
9. Are there any referenced codes or standards that I will need to follow?
10. Can I get my plans checked over the counter?
11. How long will it take to get through plan check?
12. Can you email me my corrections, or do I need to pick them up?
13. Does the City of Yorba Linda have a basic plan check correction template that I can use to make sure I don’t forget anything important while I design my project?
14. Does the City of Yorba Linda have any standard construction details or other handouts that may assist me in preparing plans for my construction project?
15. Does the City of Yorba Linda have any special plan submittal requirements that I need to follow before my plan can be approved?
16. How do I comply with the city’s construction and demolition debris recycling regulations?
17. Are there any special requirements related to swimming pools?
18. Does Yorba Linda have an expedited permit process for solar photovoltaic systems?
19. If I construct an addition, will I need to install fire sprinklers in my entire home?
20. How can I tell if my property is located in a Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zone?
21. What is methane testing or review?
22. Who regulates construction projects that may involve asbestos?
23. How do I document an “Unreasonable Hardship to Disabled Access Requirements”?
24. What type of contractor’s license is required for each type of work?