NORTHERN SIERRA AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT DISTRICT

RULE 315 - BURNING MANAGEMENT REQUIREMENTS
(Adopted: September 11, 1991)

  1. Material to be burned shall be arranged so that it will burn with a minimum of smoke.
  2. Except for large trees (diameter of six or more inches), only the amount that can reasonably be expected to completely burn within the following twenty-four hours shall be ignited in any one day.
  3. All outdoor fires shall be ignited only with approved ignition devices, as defined in Rule 300 F.
  4. Material to be burned shall be ignited as rapidly as practicable within applicable fire control restrictions.
  5. Burning shall be curtailed, mitigated, or extinguished when smoke is drifting into a nearby populated area or creating a public nuisance.
  6. No material shall be burned unless it is free of tires, rubbish, tar paper and construction debris; is reasonably free of dirt, soil, and moisture; and is loosely stacked in such a manner as to promote drying and insure combustion with a minimum of smoke.