NORTHERN SIERRA AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
RULE 315 - BURNING MANAGEMENT REQUIREMENTS
(Adopted: September 11, 1991)
- Material to be burned shall be arranged so that it will burn with a minimum of smoke.
- 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.
- All outdoor fires shall be ignited only with approved ignition devices, as defined in Rule 300 F.
- Material to be burned shall be ignited as rapidly as practicable within applicable fire control restrictions.
- Burning shall be curtailed, mitigated, or extinguished when smoke is drifting into a nearby populated area
or creating a public nuisance.
- 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.