Release 97-28      
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 7, 1997
 

CONTACT: 

Jerry Martin / Allan Hirsch
(916) 322-2990
www.arb.ca.gov
       
Media Advisory

Agriculture Burn Information Line


SACRAMENTO
-- The California Air Resources Board (ARB) and local air districts in the Sacramento Valley today announced their toll-free agricultural burning information line. The telephone line is designed to inform callers of preliminary acreage allocated for burning each day on a county-by-county basis.

The information line can be accessed by dialing the following toll-free telephone number:

1-888-BURN-788

(1-888-2876-788)

By dialing the toll-free number, callers can obtain preliminary burn allocations for their county each day and receive telephone numbers for Sacramento Valley air districts. Callers will be given initial allocations as designated by ARB meteorologists. Those allocations may be modified by county agriculture and air quality officials according to local conditions, such as air quality, meteorology and fire danger. For more specific information on agricultural burning, callers can contact local air quality officials at the following telephone numbers:

Butte County

(530) 891-2882

Colusa County

(530) 891-2882

Glenn County

(530) 934-6500

Placer County

(530) 889-7130

Shasta County

(530) 225-5674

Sutter and Yuba Counties

(530) 634-7659

Tehama County

(530) 527-3717

Yolo and Solano Counties

(530) 757-3650

Sacramento County

(916) 875-6603

For details about the information line, contact the ARB's Public Information Office at (916) 322-2990.

The information line will be updated daily through the end of the fall burn season, which ends with the first significant rain.

The Air Resources Board is a department of the California Environmental Protection Agency. ARB's mission is to promote and protect public health, welfare, and ecological resources through effective reduction of air pollutants while recognizing and considering effects on the economy. The ARB oversees all air pollution control efforts in California to attain and maintain health based air quality standards.

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