CALAVERAS COUNTY AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT
RULE 300 - GENERAL DEFINITIONS
- Agricultural Operation. 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. Agricultural operations do not include forest management, range improvement,
improvement of land for wildlife and game habitat, or disease or pest prevention.
- Agricultural Wastes.
- Unwanted or unsalable 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 fields, such as fertilizer and pesticide sacks or containers where
the sacks or containers are emptied in the fields, except as prohibited in the Regulation. this does not include
such items as shop wastes, demolition materials, garbage, oil filters, tires, pallets, and the like.
- APCD. The Air Pollution Control District of Calaveras County.
- APCO. The Air Pollution Control Officer of the Air Pollution Control District of Calaveras County,
or designated representative.
- 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 APCD. Tires, tar, tar paper, oil and other similar
materials are not approved.
- ARB. The California State Air Resources Board, or any person authorized to act on its behalf.
- Designated Agency. Any agency designated by the ARB as having authority to issued agricultural
burning permits. The U.S. Forest Service and the California Department of Forestry are so designated within their
respective areas of jurisdiction.
- Forest Management Burning. The use of open fires to remove forest debris or for practices which
include timer operations, silvicultural practices, or forest protection practices.
- 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 thereof.
- Range Improvement Burning. The use of open fires to remove vegetation for wildlife, game, or
livestock habitat or for the initial establishment of an agricultural practice on previously uncultivated land.
- Residential Rubbish. Rubbish originating from a single or two family dwelling on its premises,
limited to the following material: wood, paper, cloth, cardboard, tree trimmings, leaves, lawn clippings and dry
- 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.
- Silvicultural Practices. Means the establishment, development, care, and reproduction of stands
- Timber Operations. The cutting or removal of timber or other forest vegetation.
- Recreational Activities. Means use of open outdoor fires for recreational purposes, such as the
cooking of food for human consumption.