EDAPCD RULE 300-4 ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS
LAST REVISED 06/17/97



EL DORADO COUNTY AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT

REGULATION III

OPEN BURNING



300-4 ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS

A. COMPLIANCE:

  1. Enforcement. These Rules and Regulations shall be enforced by the APCO under authority of Section 40001, 40702, 40752, and all officers empowered by Section 40120.

  2. Penalty. Penalties will be assessed as stated in Section 42400, 42400.1 and 42400.5, for any violation; 41852 and 41800 is a misdemeanor as stated in the Health and Safety Code.

    In lieu of any other civil and criminal penalties, administrative civil penalties are as follows:

  3. Administrative Civil Penalties:
  4. a. 1st Violation: $100.00 to $250.00 per violation per day.

    b. 2nd Violation: $250.00 to $500.00 per violation per day.

    c. 3rd Violation: Maximum penalty, $1000.00 per violation per day. All burning privileges suspended.


Land Development Burning:

B. BURNING PERMIT:

  1. Requirements.
  2. a. No person shall knowingly set or permit open outdoor fires unless that person has been issued a valid permit by the APCO or a designated agency (Section 41852 and PRC Section 4423).

    b. A permit shall not be issued unless information is provided as required by the APCO or a designated agency, including:

    1. Name and address of the applicant.
    2. Location of proposed burn.
    3. Acreage or estimated tonnage, and type of material to be burned.

    c. Each permit issued shall bear a statement of warning containing the following words or words of like or similar language:

    "THIS PERMIT IS VALID ONLY ON THOSE DAYS DURING WHICH AGRICULTURAL BURNING IS NOT PROHIBITED BY THE STATE AIR RESOURCES BOARD OR THE AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT PURSUANT TO SECTION 41855 OF THE HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE" (SECTION 41854).



    d. A permit shall not be valid unless information is provided as required by the designated fire protection agency for fire protection purposes.

    e. The designated agency shall forward the permit information received from applicants to the APCO upon request.

    f. Such person, or his representative, shall have the permit available for inspection at the burn site during the burn.

C. BURN PLAN:

The following information will be provided to the APCO for review and approval at least thirty (30) days in advance of the proposed burn.

  1. Location and specific objectives of proposed burns.
  2. Acreage or tonnage, type, and arrangement of vegetation to be burned.
  3. Directions and distance to nearby sensitive receptor areas.
  4. Fuel condition, combustion, and meteorological prescription elements, developed for the project.
  5. Projected schedule and duration of project ignition, combustion and burn down.
  6. Specifications for monitoring and verifying critical project parameters.
  7. Specifications for disseminating project information.
  8. Statement from U.S. Forest Service of the intent to use of prescribed fire as the primary objective for wildlife habitat improvement.

D. BURNING REPORT

A report of burning during each calendar year shall be submitted to the APCD within 15 days of the end of the calendar year. The report shall include the estimated tonnage or acreage of each type of waste burned during the calendar year.

E. 72-HOUR OUTLOOK/48-HOUR NOTICE

To receive a permissive burn or no-burn notice, a permittee must submit a request for notice to the ARB at least seven days before the date of the burn. A permissive-burn or no-burn advisory outlook will be available up to 72 hours in advance of the burn date. A notice will be issued up to 48 hours before the scheduled commencement of the burn project; however, the ARB may cancel permissive burn notices that have been issued more than 24 hours before project commencement if such cancellation is necessary to maintain suitable air quality.

F. 7-DAY NOTICE