TUOLUMNE COUNTY AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT

RULE 306 - AGRICULTURAL BURNING

306.1 Definition Agricultural Burning is defined in this rule as any open outdoor fire used in agricultural operations or in operation or maintenance of a water delivery system for agricultural operations. Burning of material other than material produced from an agricultural operation is not allowed by this rule.

306.2 Agricultural Burning Requirement

  1. Agricultural burning is allowed by complying with the following Rules:
    1. Rule 302 Burning Permit
    2. Rule 303 Burn or No-Burn Day
    3. Rule 304 Burning Management
    4. Rule 305 Minimum Drying Times
  2. Burning conducted by a Public Agency or through a cooperative agreement or contract involving a public agency, shall comply with Rule 307, instead of this Rule.
  3. No burning shall be conducted for the improvement of land for wildlife or game wildlife or game habitat until the person who desires to conduct the burning files with the APCO a written statement from the Department of Fish and Game that certifies that the burning is desirable and proper. If the Department of Fish and Game wishes to conduct the burn itself, it shall, on its own behalf, issue and file the statement. (Section 41861)

306.3 Exception

The burning of empty sacks or containers which contained pesticides or fertilizers is exempt from 306.2, provided that the sacks or containers are within the definition of Agricultural Waste, Rule 300 (B).(Title 17, 80100)