YOLO-SOLANO AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT DISTRICT

RULE 6.6 - RESTRICTED BURNING DAYS

  1. If the Air Pollution Control Officer determines that it is likely that more than 2500 acres of field or range materials will be burned within the District on any one day, he shall order the day designated as a Restricted Burning Day and designate the maximum number of agricultural or range acres that may be burned within the boundaries of each designated agency. The maximum acreage shall be based on a proration of the estimated maximum acreage requiring burning within the boundaries of each designated agency. On a Restricted Burning Day no designated agency shall give permission to burn in excess of the maximum acreage designated for it by the Air Pollution Control Officer.
  2. Residue from field crops harvested prior to September 10 shall not be allowed to be burned during the period of October 1 through November 15 unless permission is given by the Air Pollution Control Officer. Before giving permission the Air Pollution Control Officer shall have considered at least the following as necessary:
  1. first priority is rice stubble.
  2. Wind direction relative to urban areas.
  3. Use of land for necessary farming operations.
  4. amount of material to be burned in respect to air quality conditions.