EDAPCD RULE 306 AGRICULTURAL BURNING
LAST REVISED 08/28/91


Rule 306  Agricultural Burning.

               A.   Agricultural Burning as defined in this rule
                    is any open outdoor fire used in agricultural
                    operations necessary for the growing of crops
                    or raising of fowl or animals, or in Forest
                    Management Burning, Range Improvement Burning,
                    or the improvement of land for wildlife and
                    game habitat, or disease or pest prevention. 
                    (Section 39011)

               B.   Agricultural Burning as defined in this rule
                    is any open outdoor fire used in the operation
                    or maintenance of a system for the delivery of
                    water for purposes specified in subdivision A. 
                    
               C.   Permissive-Burn or No Burn Days.
               
                    1.   A permissive burn or no-burn advisory
                         outlook will be determined as specified
                         in subdivision (c) of Section 80110 and
                         Title 17 of the California Code of
                         Regulations, which are adopted by
                         reference.

                    2.   To obtain this information please call
                         the Air Pollution Control District.

          306.1 Agricultural Burning Requirement.

               A.   Burning conducted by a Public Agency or
                    through a cooperative agreement or contract
                    involving a public agency, shall comply with
                    Rule 307, instead of this Rule.

               B.   Agricultural burning is allowed by complying
                    with the following Rules:

                    1.   302 Permit Required
                    2.   303 Burn Days
                    3.   304 Smoke Management
                    4.   305 Minimum Drying Time     

               C.   No burning shall be conducted for the
                    improvement of land for wildlife or game
                    wildlife or game habitat until the person who
                    desires to conduct the burning, files with the
                    APCO a written statement from the Department
                    of Fish and Game that certifies that the
                    burning is desirable and proper. If the
                    Department of Fish and Game wishes to conduct
                    the burn itself, it shall, on its own behalf,
                    issue and file the statement (Section 41861).


          306.2 Exemptions:

               A.   The burning of empty sacks or containers which
                    contain pesticides or other toxic substances
                    is exempt from 306.1, provided that the sacks
                    or containers are within the definition of
                    Agricultural Waste - Rule 300(B).

               B.   Agricultural burning above 6,000 feet shall be
                    exempt, providing emissions have no effect
                    upon Lake Tahoe Air Basin air quality.

               C.   Residential Maintenance on agriculture
                    property is exempt from 306.1, providing
                    material is free of tires, tar paper, and
                    construction debris, reasonably free of dirt,
                    soil, and moisture.