EDAPCD RULE 307 WILDLAND VEGETATION MANAGEMENT BURNING
LAST REVISED 08/28/91


Rule 307  Wildland Vegetation Management Burning
     
               A.   Is defined as the burning conducted by a
                    Public Agency or through a cooperative
                    agreement or contract involving a public
                    agency.
                                     
               B.   Is defined as the use of prescribed burning of
                    lands predominately covered with chaparral (as
                    defined in the California Code of Regulations,
                    Title 14, Section 1561.1), Trees, grass or
                    standing brush.

               C.   Prescribed Burning is defined in this rule as
                    the planned application of fire to vegetation
                    on lands selected in advance of such
                    application, where any of the purposes of the
                    burning are specified in the definition of
                    agricultural burning as set forth in Section
                    39011.
                                     
          307.1 Wildland Vegetation Management Burning Requirements.

               A.   This rule applies to all burning which meets
                    the definition as stated in Rule 307,
                    regardless of whether such burning also meets
                    another definition within this regulation.

               B.   All open outdoor fires shall be ignited only
                    with approved ignition devices as defined in
                    Rule 300.E.

               C.   The APCO shall regulate total acreage or
                    tonnage that may be burned each day within the
                    district.

               D.   The APCO will regulate burning or require
                    mitigation  when the meteorological conditions
                    could otherwise cause smoke to create or
                    contribute to an exceedance of a state or
                    federal ambient air quality standard or cause
                    a public nuisance.

               E.   Vegetation burned under this rule shall be
                    free of tires, household rubbish, tar paper or
                    construction debris, and reasonably free of
                    dirt and soil.

               F.   Vegetation will be in a condition to
                    facilitate combustion and minimize the amount
                    of smoke emitted during combustion.

          307.2  Burn Plan.

               The following information will be provided to the
               APCO for review and approval at least Twenty (20)
               days in advance of the proposed burn.

               A.   Location and specific objectives of proposed
                    burns.

               B.   Acreage or tonnage, type, and arrangement of
                    vegetation to be burned.

               C.   Directions and distance to nearby sensitive
                    receptor areas.

               D.   Fuel condition, combustion, and meteorological
                    prescription elements, developed for the
                    project.

               E.   Projected schedule and duration of project
                    ignition, combustion and burn down.
     
               F.   Specifications for monitoring and verifying
                    critical project parameters.

               G.   Specifications for disseminating project
                    information.

               H.   To receive a permissive burn or no-burn notice, 
                    a permittee must submit a request for notice to 
                    the APCD at least seven days before the date of 
                    the burn.  Such 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.


                 307.3  Exemptions.     

                      A.   The APCO may exempt project burns smaller in   
                           area or tonnage than threshold levels          
                           established by the District.

                      B.   The APCO may exempt projects located in zones  
                           as established by the District.