NSCAPCD RULE 2-2-304 BURNING PERMITS

          
          
          2-304 Burning Permits

                304.1 Permits are 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.  Air Pollution Control permits for this 
                         classification are also required in the 
                         Northern Sonoma County Air Pollution Control 
                         District.

                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 also 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 also be met. (41802 H & S Code)

          NOTE:  District permits are pre-empted from the requirements of
                 this regulation for the abatement of an imminent fire 
                 hazard as defined in 2-207.1 and pursuant to 
                 Section 13055 H & S Code.

                 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 Section 2-301 of this regulation 
                       shall supply such additional information as is 
                       required by the California Air Resources Board 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 California Air
          Resources Board or the District pursuant to Section 41855 of the
          Health and Safety Code."

                 304.4 Range improvement 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 percent of the land has been brush 
                       treated.  In the Northern Sonoma County APCD burning 
                       under this category may only be conducted by permit 
                       on a permissive burn day.  The Air Resources Board 
                       may prohibit burning during this period if in the 
                       opinion of the Board, such prohibition is required 
                       for the maintenance of suitable 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.  In authorizing such burning each 
                       district of the North Coast Air Basin shall establish 
                       limits as to the amount of acreage or tonnage which 
                       can be burned on no burn days.  Such burning shall be 
                       denied if the ambient air quality standards of 
                       metropolitan areas downwind of the burning are 
                       forecasted by the Air Resources Board to be exceeded.