AMAAPCD RULE 203 EXCEPTIONS
LAST REVISED 11/11/11

Rule 203   Exceptions.  The provisions of Rule 202 do not apply
          to:

     A.   Smoke from fires set or permitted by any public fire
          officer, if such fire is set by or permission given in
          the performance of the official duty of such officer,
          and such fire in the opinion of such officer is
          necessary:

          1.   for the purpose of the prevention of a fire hazard
               (or health hazard as determined by the Health
               Officer) which cannot be abated by any other
               means, or

          2.   the instruction of public employees and/or
               volunteer firemen in the methods of fighting
               fires.

     B.   Smoke from fires set pursuant to permit on property
          used for industrial purposes for the purpose of
          instruction of employees in methods of fighting fires.

     C.   Open outdoor fires used for recreational purposes or
          for cooking of food for human consumption.

     D.   The use of an experimental device, system, or method to
          study or research open burning authorized by Section
          41707 and 41805 (b) of the Health and Safety Code and
          these Rules and Regulations.

     E.   Agricultural operations necessary for the growing of
          crops, or raising of fowl or animals.

     F.   Use of any aircraft to distribute seed, fertilizer,
          insecticides, or other agriculture aids over lands
          devoted to the growing of crops, or the raising of fowl
          or animals.
     G.   The use of other equipment in agricultural operations
          necessary for the growing of crops, or the raising of
          fowl or animals.

     H.   Orchard or citrus heaters that are on the approved list
          published by the State Air Resources Board.

     I.   The governing board of the district may by Rule provide
          for the issuance by the Air Pollution Control Officer
          of permits for open burning.  The provisions of Rule
          202 do not apply to smoke from fires set pursuant to
          such permit.

     J.   Smoke emissions from tepee burners operating in com-
          pliance with Section 4438 of the Public Resources Code
          during the disposal of forestry and agricultural
          residues with supplemental fossil fuels, and burners
          used to produce energy and fired with such fuels, when
          such emissions result from startup or shutdown of the
          combustion process or from the malfunction of emissions
          of control equipment.  This subdivision shall not apply
          to emissions which exceed a period or periods of time
          aggregating more than 30 minutes in any 24-hour period. 
          This subdivision shall not apply to emissions which
          result from the failure to operate and maintain in good
          working order any emission control equipment.