MENDOCINO COUNTY AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT DISTRICT

RULE 2-304 - BURNING PERMITS

304.1
Permits may be required as follows:

304.1.01 Agricultural Burning
Permits are required and issued by the appropriate designated agency listed in 2-305.

304.1.02 Single And Two-family Dwellings
Permit requirements of the fire control agency having jurisdiction in the area of the burn must be met for the burning of approved combustibles on the property.

304.1.03 Property Development
Permits are required from the District for the disposal of brush clearance when done on the property where grown. Fire control agency permit requirements must be met.

304.1.04 Fire Hazard Reduction
Permits are required from the District for the disposal of brush cuttings resulting from brush clearance done in compliance with local ordinances to reduce fire hazard on the property where grown. Fire control agency permit requirements must be met. (Health & Safety Code Section 41802)

 

NOTE: District permits are preempted from the requirements of this regulation for the abatement of an imminent fire hazard as defined in 207.1 and pursuant to State Law Health & Safety Code Section 13055.
 

304.1.05 Right-of-way Clearing, Ditch, Levee And Reservoir Maintenance
A permit may be required from the District (check with the appropriate District). Permit requirements of the fire control agency having jurisdiction in the area of the burn must also be met.

304.2
Each applicant for an agricultural burning permit in accordance with 2-301 of this regulation shall supply such additional information as is required by the ARB or the District.

 

304.3
Permits issued for agricultural burning shall bear a statement of warning containing the following words or words of similar import:
 

"This permit is valid only on those days during which agricultural burning is not prohibited by the ARB or the District pursuant to Health & Safety Code Section 41855."
304.4
Range improvement or forest management burning may be conducted by permit from a designated agency on no-burn days during the period between January 1 and May 31, providing that more than 50% of the land has been brush treated. The ARB may prohibit burning during this period if in the opinion of the Board, such prohibition is required for the maintenance of air quality.

304.4.01
If the burn is to be done primarily for the improvement of land for wildlife or game habitat, the Department of Fish and Game may specify the amount of brush treatment required.

304.5
Special permits for agricultural burning on no-burn days may be issued by the District if denial of such permit would threaten imminent and substantial economic loss.