TUOLUMNE COUNTY AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT
RULE 300 - GENERAL DEFINITIONS
- Agricultural Operation. As defined for open burning; the growing and harvesting of crops, or the raising of
fowl or animals for the primary purpose of making a profit, or providing a livelihood, or the conduct of agricultural
research or instruction by an educational institution, and includes the burning of grass and weeds in or adjacent
to fields in cultivation or being prepared for cultivation. Agricultural operations include forest management,
range improvement, wildland vegetation management, or disease or pest prevention. (Section 39011)
- Agricultural Wastes. As defined in open burning:
- Unwanted or unsellable material produced wholly from agricultural operations.
- Materials not produced wholly from agricultural operations, but which are intimately related to the growing
or harvesting of crops and which are used in the field, such as fertilizer and pesticide sacks or containers are
emptied in the fields, except as prohibited in this Regulation. This does not include such items as shop wastes,
demolition materials, garbage, oil filters, tires, pallets, waste oil, etc.(Title 17,80100)
- APCD. The Air Pollution Control District of Tuolumne County.
- APCO. The Air Pollution Control Officer of the Air Pollution Control District of Tuolumne County, or designated
- Approved Ignition Devices. Those instruments or materials that will ignite open fires without the production
of black smoke, including such items as liquid petroleum gas (L.P.G.), butane, propane, or diesel oil burners,
flares, or other similar material as approved by the APCO. Tires, tar, tar paper, oil and other similar materials
are not approved.
- ARB. The California Air Resources Board, or any person authorized to act on its behalf.
- Brush Treated The material to be burned has been felled, crushed or uprooted with mechanical equipment, has
been desiccated with herbicides, or is dead.
- Designated Agency. Any agency designated by the ARB as having authority to issue agricultural burning permits.
The U.S. Forest Service and the California Department of Forestry are so designated within their respective areas
of jurisdiction. (Title 17,80100)
- No-Burn Day. Any day on which Agricultural burning is prohibited by the State board or by a District.
- Open Out-Door Fire. As used in this Regulation means: Combustion of any combustible material of any type, outdoors
in the open air, where the product of combustion is not directed through a flue.
- Permissive Burn Day. Any day on which Agricultural burning is not prohibited by the State board.
- Person. Any person, firm, association, organization, partnership, business trust, corporation, company, contractor,
supplier, installer, operator, user or owner, any government agency or public district or any officer or employee
- Prescribed Burning. Prescribed Burning is defined in this rule as the 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 Section 39011.
- Section. As used in these Rules and Regulations, unless some other code is specifically mentioned, all section
references are to the California Health and Safety Code.
- Silviculture Practices. The establishment, development, care and reproductive of stands of timber.
- Timber operations. The cutting or removal of timber or other forest vegetation.