2-102 Exemptions

                102.1 Fires used only for the cooking of food for human
                      consumption or fires used for recreational purposes.

                102.2 Fires set by or permitted by any public officer when
                      such fire is necessary for any of the following 
                      purposes:  (H & S Code 41801)

                102.2.01 The prevention of an imminent fire hazard, as
                         defined in 2-207.

                102.2.02 The instruction of public employees in the methods
                         of fighting fires.

                102.2.03 The instruction of employees in methods of fighting
                         fire, when such fire is set pursuant to permit, 
                         on property used for industrial purposes.

                102.2.04 The setting of backfires necessary to save life, or
                         valuable property pursuant to Section 4426 of the 
                         Public Resources Code.

                102.2.05 The abatement of fire hazards pursuant to
                         Section 13055 H & S Code.  (Any public agency 
                         authorized to engage in fire protection activities, 
                         including but not limited to a fire protection 
                         district, city, city and county, or county fire 
                         department, the California Department of Forestry 
                         and Fire Protection, and the United States Forest 
                         Service, may use fire to abate a fire hazard.)

                102.2.06 Disease or pest prevention, where there is an
                         immediate need for, and no reasonable alternative 
                         to, burning.

                102.3 Fires used for the disposal of non-industrial wood
                      waste from trees, vines, and brush at any approved 
                      disposal site in the North Coast Air Basin subject to 
                      the requirements and limitations of 2-101.1 and 2-400 
                      (41804.5 H & S Code).

                102.4 Fires set in accordance with Section 2-300 of this
                      regulation, and subject to the restrictions and 
                      limitations of 2-101.1 and 2-400 (H&S Code 41804.5).
                102.5 Fires conducted in a mechanized burner subject to
                      permit conditions specified by the District such that 
                      no air contaminant is discharged into the atmosphere 
                      for a period or periods aggregating more than 
                      30 minutes in any eight-hour period which is:

                102.5.01 As dark or darker in shade as that designated as
                         No. 1 on the Ringelmann Chart, as published by the 
                         United States Bureau of Mines, or

                102.5.02 Of such opacity as to obscure an observer's view 
                         to a degree equal to 102.5.01.