Rule 307  Agricultural Burning

     307.1.    Definitions

               (A)  Agricultural Burning.  Any open outdoor fire
                    used in agricultural operations as specified
                    in subdivision B or in the operation or
                    maintenance of a system for the delivery of
                    water for purposes specified in subdivision
                    B.  Forest management burning, range
                    improvement burning, or wildland vegetation
                    management burning are allowed under separate
                    Rules (309, 310, and 308, respectively) of
                    this Regulation.  (Sections 39011.(a) and

               (B)  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 include forest
                    management, range improvement, improvement of
                    land for wildlife and game habitat, or
                    disease or pest prevention.  (Section

               (C)  Agricultural Wastes

                    1.   Unwanted or unsalable material produced
                         wholly from agricultural operations.

                    2.   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 or
                         pesticide sacks or containers where the
                         sacks or containers are emptied in the
                         fields, except as prohibited in this
                         Regulation.  This does not include such
                         items as shop wastes, demolition debris,
                         garbage, oil filters, tires, pallets,

     307.2.    Requirements

               (A)  Agricultural burning is allowed by complying
                    with the following Rules:

                    1.   Rule 302 Air Pollution Permit

                    2.   Rule 303 Burn or No-Burn Day

                    3.   Rule 304 Burning Management

                    4.   Rule 305 Minimum Drying Time
               (B)  Burning conducted by a public agency or
                    through a cooperative agreement or contract
                    involving a public agency, shall comply with
                    Rule 308, instead of this Rule.

     307.3.    Exceptions

               (A)  Burning empty sacks or containers which
                    contained pesticides or other toxic
                    substances is exempt form Rule 307.2,
                    provided that the sacks or containers are
                    within the definition of Agricultural Waste,
                    as defined in Rule 307.1.C.  (CCR, Title 17,
                    Section 80100.(b))

               (B)  Burning for the purpose of residential
                    maintenance on agricultural property is
                    exempt from Rule 307.2, provided that the
                    burning meets all the requirements of Rule
                    311.5, A through E.