FEATHER RIVER AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT DISTRICT

RULE 7.8 - OPEN BURNING FEES
(Adopted 7/6/92; Amended 7/1/02)

A. Agricultural Burning: No person may use or authorize open outdoor fires for the disposal of agricultural wastes or conduct any range-improvement burning without first obtaining a burn permit from the District and paying the following annual fees:
     
  A.1. For all burn permits other than those covered by Rule 7.8.A.4, a base fee of $32.50.
     
  A.2. For all rice acreage, an additional fee of $0.65 per acre.
     
  A.3. For other agricultural burning, an additional fee of $0.32 for each acre over 20 acres.
     
  A.4. For orchard removal not meeting drying requirements, i.e., when drying times do not comply with the provisions of Rule 2.7.d.2, a fee of $65.00 for each orchard.
     
  A.5. Roadways, fence lines, and field borders shall be considered as part of the acreage permitted.
     
B. Residential Burning: No person may use or authorize open outdoor fires for the disposal of waste from a single or two-family dwelling without first obtaining a burn permit from the District and paying an annual fee of $19.50. Residential Burn permits may be waived at the discretion of the APCO.
     
C. Special Burns: No person may use or authorize open outdoor fires for the disposal of waste from special burning without first obtaining a burn permit from the District and paying a base fee of $26.00. If the District requires on-site inspection, the fee shall be $65.00. Special Burning means any of the following:
     
  1. Hazard Abatement
     
  2. Brush and other vegetation matter from Land Clearing
     
  3. Right of way, ditch, and levee maintenance
     
  4. Burning under other special permits issued by the District.