LAKE COUNTY AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT DISTRICT


Chapter II Prohibitions and Standards

Article I Visible Emissions

Adopted November 22, 1976

 

Section 400:

No person shall discharge into the atmosphere from any source of emissions whatsoever any air contaminant for a period or periods aggregating more than three (3) minutes in any one (1) hour which is:

  1. As dark or darker in shade as that designated as No. 2 on the Ringelmann Chart, as published by the United States Bureau of Mines, or
  2. Of such opacity as to obscure an observer's view to a degree equal to or greater than smoke described in paragraph A of this Section.
Section 401: This Article shall not apply to any aircraft being used to distribute seed, fertilizer, insecticides or other agriculture aids over lands devoted to the growing of crops or raising of animals (Health and Safety Code Section 41704(d)).
Section 402, Exclusions:

The provisions of this Article, "Visible Emissions", do not apply to emissions:

  1. From fires set by or permitted by any public officer if such fire is set or permission given in the performance of the official duty of such 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 any other means, or
    2. For the instruction of public employees in the methods of fighting fire;
  2. From fires set pursuant to permit on property used for industrial purposes for the purpose of instruction of employees in methods of fighting fire (Health and Safety Code Section 41704);
  3. Of agricultural operation necessary for the growing of crops or raising of animals (Health and Safety Code Section 41704);
  4. From fires set for improvement of watershed, range, or pasture (Health and Safety Code Section 41704);
  5. Of orchard or citrus grove heaters which do not produce unconsumed solid carbonaceous matter at a rate in excess of one (1) gram per minute (Health and Safety Code Section 41704);
  6. From the use of other equipment in agricultural operations necessary for the growing of crops or raising animals (Health and Safety Code Section 41704);
  7. From fires set pursuant to an open burning permit issued by the Air Pollution Control Officer (Health and Safety Code Section 41704).