SISKIYOU COUNTY AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT

RULE 7.1 - DEFINITIONS

A. Agricultural Burning

Open outdoor fires used in agricultural operations in the growing of crops or raising of fowl or animals, forest management, range improvement, wildland vegetative management, improvement of land for wildlife and game habitat, disease or pest prevention, or the maintenance of a system for delivery of water used in agricultural operations.


B. Open Burning in Agricultural Operations

  1. The burning in the open of materials produced wholly from operations in the growing and harvesting of crops or raising of fowl or animals for the primary purpose of making a profit, or instruction by an educational institution; and
  2. In connection with operations qualifying under Subdivision 1:
    1. The burning of grass and weeds in or adjacent to fields in cultivation or being prepared for cultivation; and
    2. The burning of materials not produced wholly from such operations, but which are intimately related to the growing or harvesting of crops and which are used in the field, except as prohibited by district regulations. Examples are fertilizer and empty pesticide sacks or containers, where the sacks or containers are emptied in the field.


C. Range Improvement Burning

Use of open fires to remove vegetation for wildlife, game or livestock habitat or for the initial establishment of an agricultural practice on previously uncultivated land.


D. Forest Management Burning

Use of open fires, as part of a forest management practice, to remove forest debris. Forest management practices include timber operations, silvicultural practices or forest protection practices.


E. Brush Treated

Material to be burned has been felled, crushed or uprooted with mechanical equipment, or has been desiccated with herbicides, or is dead.


F. Timber Operations

Cutting or removal of timber or other forest vegetation.


G. Silviculture

Establishment, development, care and reproduction of stands of timber.


H. Board

State Air Resources Board, or any person authorized to act on its behalf.


I. Designated Agency

Any agency designated by the District as having authority to issue agricultural burning permits. The U.S. Forest Service and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection are so designated within their respective areas of jurisdiction.


J. No-burn Day

Any day on which agricultural burning is prohibited by the Board or District.


K. Permissive-burn Day

Any day on which agricultural burning is not prohibited by the Board.


L. District

Siskiyou County Air Pollution Control District.


M. Approved Ignition Device

Those instruments or materials that will ignite agricultural waste without the production of black smoke by the ignition device. This would include such items as liquid petroleum gas, butane, propane, or diesel oil burners, flares, drip torches, heli-torches, terra-torches, Alumigel, and petroleum fuel boosters (blivets), but does not include the use of tires, tar paper, oil, and other similar materials.


N. Permit

Agricultural burning permit issued pursuant to the Siskiyou County Air Pollution Control District's Rules and Regulations.


O. Agricultural Burning Guidelines

Provisions of Subchapter 2, Chapter 1, Part III, Title 17, California Code of Regulations.


P. Wildland Vegetation Management Burning

Use of prescribed burning conducted by a public agency, or through a cooperative agreement or contract involving a public agency, to burn land predominantly covered with chaparral (as defined in Title 14, California Code of Regulations, Section 1561.1), trees, grass or standing brush.


Q. Prescribed Burning

Planned application of fire to vegetation on lands selected in advance of such application, where any of the purposes of the burning are specified in the definition of agricultural burning as set forth in Health and Safety Code Section 39011. The planned application of fire may also include allowing naturally or accidentally ignited fires to continue to burn pursuant to a burn plan.


R. Sensitive Receptor Area

Includes, but is not limited to, any city or nearby populated area or any Class I area.


S. Burning Permit

Permit issued by a designated fire protection agency.

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