NORTHERN SIERRA AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT DISTRICT

RULE 312 - BURNING PERMITS
(Adopted: September 11, 1991; Amended: March 9, 1994)

Requirements

No person shall knowingly set or permit open outdoor fires unless that person has been issued a valid permit by the APCO or a designated agency.

  1. A permit shall not be issued unless information is provided as required by the APCO or a designated agency, including:
    1. Name and address of the applicant.
    2. Location of proposed burn.
    3. Acreage or estimated tonnage, and type of material to be burned.
    4. Any other information the APCO or the designated agency may deem pertinent.
  2. Each permit issued shall bear a statement of warning containing the following words or words of like or similar import:
    "THIS PERMIT IS VALID ONLY ON THOSE DAYS DURING WHICH AGRICULTURAL BURNING IS NOT PROHIBITED BY THE STATE AIR RESOURCES BOARD OR THE AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT PURSUANT TO SECTION 41855 OF THE HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE." (Section 41854).
  3. A permit shall not be valid unless information is provided as required by the designated fire protection agency for fire protection purposes.
  4. The designated agency shall forward the permit information received from applicants to the APCO upon request.
  5. The APCO may exempt Residential Rubbish burning as defined.
  6. The permittee shall comply with all terms and conditions of a permit issued pursuant to this section.