NORTH COAST UNIFIED AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT DISTRICT

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DEFINITIONS


2-201 AGRICULTURAL BURNING - Open outdoor fires used in agricultural operations in the growing of crops or raising of fowl or animals, or open outdoor fires used in forest management, range improvement, or the improvement of land for wildlife and game habitat, or disease or pest prevention. (H & S 39011<a>)

2-202 ARB - California Air Resources Board.

2-203 APPROVED COMBUSTIBLES - Paper, cardboard, brush, trees, native vegetation, or other materials not prohibited by Health and Safety Code Section 41800 through 41864 and as approved by the District.

2-204 BRUSH TREATED - Material to be burned that has been felled, crushed, or uprooted with mechanical equipment or has been desiccated with herbicides or is dead.

2-205 DESIGNATED AGENCY - Any agency designated by the ARB as having authority to issue agricultural burning permits. The U.S. Forest Service and the California Department of Forestry are so designated within their respective areas of jurisdiction.

2-206 DISTRICT - The Air Pollution Control or Air Quality Management District having jurisdiction in the area of the proposed burning.

2-207 FIRE HAZARD - For purposes of this Regulation, there are two types of fire hazards, imminent and potential:

207.1 An imminent fire hazard is described as a hazard which presents imminent dangers to the health and/or safety of a person or persons and which becomes necessary for direct prevention of fire, and because of its imminency, not considerable for abatement by any other means. (H&S 41801<a>)

207.2 A potential fire hazard is described as one which could in time present a hazard to the health and/or safety of a person or persons but which does not impose imminent fire danger and which is not abatable by any other means.


2-208 FOREST MANAGEMENT BURNING - The use of open fires, as part of a forest management practice, to remove forest debris or for forest management practices which include timber operations, sylvicultural practices or forest protection practices.

208.1 Forest debris shall cease to be classified as agricultural waste once it has been removed from its original forest location, to its initial processing plant; or is removed to a log storage area which is not contiguous with the forested area.

208.2 Forest debris created from culling or salvaging operations within the forested area may be classified as agricultural waste if said operations result in a net reduction in total forest debris to be burned.


2-209 NO BURN DAY - Any day on which agricultural burning is prohibited by the ARB or by the District.

2-210 NORTH COAST AIR BASIN - That area comprising the North Coast Unified Air Quality Management District, the Mendocino County Air Pollution Control District, and the Northern Sonoma County Air Pollution Control District.

2-211 OPEN OUTDOOR FIRE - Any combustion of combustible materials of any type, outdoors in the open, not in any enclosure, where the products of combustion are not directed through a flue.

2-212 PERMISSIVE BURN DAY - Any day on which agricultural burning is not prohibited by the ARB or by the District.

2-213 PRESCRIBED BURNING - the planned application of fire to vegetation on lands selected in advance of such application, where any of the purposes of the burning are specified in the definition of agricultural burning.

2-214 RANGE IMPROVEMENT BURNING - The use of open fires to remove vegetation for a wildlife, game or livestock habitat or for the initial establishment of an agricultural practice on previously uncultivated land; or reestablishment of an agricultural practice on land inundated by flood deposited debris.

2-215 SYLVICULTURE - The establishment, development, care, and reproduction of stands of timber.

2-216 TIMBER OPERATIONS - Cutting or removal of timber or other forest vegetation.

2-217 WILDLAND VEGETATION MANAGEMENT BURNING - the use of prescribed burning conducted by a public agency, or through a cooperative agreement or contract involving a public agency, to burn land predominantly covered with chaparral, trees, grass or standing brush.