PLACER COUNTY AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT

RULE 302 - BURNING PERMITS
(Adopted 10-13-77; Revised 06-19-79, 04-21-81)

  1. No person shall knowingly set or permit open outdoor fires for:
    1. Agricultural burning or hazard reduction burning unless that person has been issued a valid permit from a designated agency.
    2. Levee, ditch, right-of-way or reservoir maintenance burning or the burning of woodwaste on property where grown pursuant to RULE 318 unless the person has been issued a valid permit from the Air Pollution Control Officer.
  2. A permit shall not be issued to an applicant unless information is provided as required by the District including, but not limited to:
    1. Name and address of the permittee.
    2. Location of the proposed burn.
    3. Acreage or estimated tonnage of material to be burned.
    4. The type of material to be burned.
    5. Under what category burning will take place, i.e., agricultural, forest management, range improvement, woodwaste on property where grown, or hazard reduction.
    6. Distance to nearest residential area (in miles).
    7. Reason for burning.
    8. The permittee shall read the permit and sign name.
  3. Each permit issued shall bear a statement of warning containing the following words or words of like or similar import: "THIS PERMIT IS VALID ONLY FOR THOSE DAYS ON WHICH THE STATE AIR RESOURCES BOARD DOES NOT PROHIBIT AGRICULTURAL BURNING PURSUANT TO SECTION 41855 OF THE HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE."
  4. A permit shall not be issued to an applicant unless information is provided as required by the designated fire protection agency for fire protection purposes.
  5. Such person, or his representative, shall have the permit available for inspection at the burn site during the burn.