Smoke Management Program
Advisory Committee on Alternatives to Rice Straw Burning

This page last reviewed January 12, 2010

The Advisory Committee on Alternatives to Rice Straw Burning was created by the Connelly-Areias-Chandler Rice Straw Burning Reduction Act of 1991. The Committee, which meets annually, has developed a list of priority goals for the development of alternatives to rice straw burning. These goals are contained in a series of reports that were released in 1995, 1997, and 2001.

The ten members of the committee consist of:

  • Rice Growers (2)
  • Environmental Community Representatives (2)
  • Health Officials (2)
  • County Supervisors or their Designees (2)
  • Air Pollution Control Council Representative (1)
  • Business Community Representative (1)

In addition, staff from the Air Resources Board and the California Department of Food and Agriculture serve as technical support.

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