FEATHER RIVER AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT DISTRICT

RULE 2.6 - BURNING HOURS
(Adopted 1/89)

Burning hours for the Yuba County Air Pollution Control District are as follows:

  1. Agricultural Burning:
    1. From September 15th to November 30th, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    2. All other times of the year from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  2. All other open burning from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  3. The following conditions and exceptions apply to all open burning except as otherwise authorized elsewhere in these Rules and Regulations:
    1. No open fire shall be ignited before or after applicable burning hours.
    2. Unless otherwise restricted by these Rules and Regulations existing fires with existing fuel may be allowed to continue after burning hours unless:
      1. Creates a public nuisance as determined by the Air Pollution Control Officer.
      2. Threatens the public health, safety and welfare as determined by the Air Pollution Control Officer, public fire agency, or Yuba County Health Officer.
    3. When within the areas of the District that are under the jurisdiction of the California State Division of Forestry or the United States Forest Service the following applies:
      1. open burning shall be done in accordance with the regulations or orders of said agencies relative to burning hours and other fire control requirements.
      2. During the period of time that said agencies do not impose burn-hour regulations, all burning is to be in compliance with Yuba County Air Pollution Control District Rules and Regulations.
      3. Within Forest service areas that are primarily agricultural and contiguous with farming operations in the valley floor, agricultural burning shall be in compliance with Yuba County Air Pollution Control District Rules and Regulations.
    4. In the burning of orchard removals and orchard prunings, once a good base fire has been established in accordance with these rules and regulations, additional fuel may continue to be added until the burning operation is complete or until 10:00 p.m. which ever occurs first.
      1. The existing burning fuel may then be allowed to continue burning to its completion.
    5. Open fires authorized and under permit of the Air Pollution Control Officer when said Officer determines that it is necessary for the protection of the public health, safety and welfare to allow burning at other times.
      1. Must have statement from the Yuba County Health Officer or the Yuba County Fire Agency having geographic jurisdiction attesting to the need for such burning.