NORTHERN SIERRA AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT DISTRICT

RULE 313 - BURN DAY
(Adopted: September 11, 1991; Amended: June 10, 1992)

313.1 Requirement
No person shall knowingly set or permit open outdoor fires on days when such burning is prohibited by the ARB, the APCO, or the fire agency with appropriate jurisdiction.
313.2 Burn Management Assistance

To assist in the management of manpower, equipment and other resources, for large project burns, a person may wish to use the following established procedure:

To receive a permissive-burn or no-burn notice for range improvement, forest management or wildlands vegetation management burning, a permittee must submit a request for notice to the ARB at least seven days before the date of the burn. Such notice will be issued up to 48 hours before the scheduled commencement of the burn project; however, the ARB may cancel permissive-burn notices that have been issued more than 24 hours before project commencement, if such cancellation is necessary to maintain suitable air quality.
313.3

Exception

  1. For project burns below 6000 feet in elevation, the APCO may issue a permit to authorize the use of open outdoor fires on No-Burn Days, when denial of such a permit would threaten imminent and substantial economic loss. The granting of such a permit does not exempt the applicant from any other District, or fire control regulation. (06/10/92)
  2. For project burns above 6000 feet in elevation, the APCO may issue a permit to authorize the use of open outdoor fires on No Burn Days, if there are conditions at the unit that would allow smoke to adequately disperse and not affect a smoke sensitive area. (06/10/92)