COLUSA COUNTY AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT

REGULATION VI - AGRICULTURAL BURNING

RULE 6.17 - RANGE IMPROVEMENT BURNING

In addition to the general agricultural burning requirements of this Regulation and the annual "Sacramento Valley Air Basin Agricultural Burning Plan" as submitted to the Air Resources Board and other stated burning regulations, range improvement burning shall be performed in compliance with the following:

a. The waste to be burned shall be ignited with an approved ignition device.

b. The Air Pollution Control Officer shall limit the amount of waste which may be burned in one day.

c. The waste shall be ignited as rapidly as practicable within applicable fire control restrictions.

d. The Air Pollution Control Officer shall regulate the burning when the wind direction is toward a nearby populated area.

e. Brush shall be treated at least six months prior to the burn if economically or technically feasible.

f. Unwanted trees over six inches in diameter shall be felled and dried for a minimum of 30 days.

g. During the period between January 1st and May 31st, range improvement burning may be conducted by permit on a no-burn day provided that more than 50 percent of the land has been brush treated. If the burn is to be done primarily for the improvement of wildlife or game habitat the Department of Fish and Game may specify the amount of brush treatment required.

h. If the burn is to be done primarily for improvement of land for wildlife and game habitat require the permit applicant to file with the District a statement from the Department of Fish and Game certifying that the burn is desirable and proper.