MODOC COUNTY AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT

RULE 7.3 - EXCEPTIONS
(Amended May 1, 1989)

  1. Open burning in agricultural operations in the growing of crops, or raising of fowl or animals, or disease and pest prevention at altitudes above 3,000 feet mean sea level (msl) is exempt from the Agricultural Burning Implementation Plan.
  2. Agricultural burning in areas at altitudes above 6,000 feet (msl) is exempt from the Agricultural Burning Implementation Plan.
  3. Burning of agricultural related items, such as empty pesticide containers and fertilizer bags, may be permitted by the Control Officer on no-burn days. Burning will be done in accordance with stated burning preparations and consideration for fire danger.
  4. The Control Officer may allow, by special permit, agricultural burning on a no-burn day if denial of such permit would threaten imminent and substantial economic loss. The applicant shall submit in writing, on a form provided, his or her reasons for the exception. The Control Officer shall limit the amount of acreage to be burned by special permit on no-burn days and only authorize burning when downwind metropolitan areas are forecasted by the Board to achieve the ambient air quality standards.