GREAT BASIN UNIFIED AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT

RULE 406. Open Outdoor Fires

ADOPTED 1/21/76 REVISED 10/01/76, 11/04/92


A person shall not burn any combustible refuse in any open outdoor fire within the boundaries of the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District, except:

  1. When such fire is set or permission for such fire is given in the performance of the official duty of any public officer, and such fire in the opinion of such officer is necessary:
    1. For the purpose of the prevention of a fire hazard which cannot be abated by other means, or
    2. The instruction of public employees, or public volunteers under the supervision of a public officer, in the methods of fighting fire.
  2. When such fire is set pursuant to permit on property used for industrial purposes for the purpose of instruction of employees in methods of fighting fires.
  3. Agricultural fires necessary to maintain and continue an agricultural operation set or permitted by a fire official having jurisdiction in the performance of official duty for the purposes of:
    1. Control and disposal of agricultural wastes.
    2. Range improvement burning.
    3. Forest management burning.
    4. Fires set in the course of any agricultural operation in the growing of crops, or raising of fowls or animals.
    5. Abatement of an immediate health hazard.
    6. Wildland management burning.
  4. On burn days as declared by the State Air Resources Board and pursuant to a valid burn permit as authorized by the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District, fires for the disposal of household rubbish of a single or two family dwelling on its premises.
  5. Fires used only for the cooking of food for human beings or for recreational purposes.
  6. Fires, on burn days as declared by the State Air Resources Board and pursuant to a valid burn permit as authorized by the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District, for the clearing of rights-of-way by a public entity or public utility where access by chipping equipment is not available by existing means or for reservoir maintenance.
  7. Except in case of emergency, permits for the setting of a fire or fires permitted by this rule shall be granted by the Air Pollution Control Officer, or by the public fire official having jurisdiction over the proposed burn location.
  8. When such fire is set for the purpose of burning non-industrial wood waste pursuant to a valid permit as authorized by the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District under District Rule 412.