PLACER COUNTY AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT

RULE 320 - OPEN BURNING CONDUCTED BY PUBLIC OFFICERS
(Adopted 05-24-77; Revised 06-19-79, 04-21-81, 05-20-85)

Except as otherwise provided in RULE 321, nothing in this Regulation shall be construed as limiting the authority granted under other provisions of law to any public fire, agricultural or health officer to set or permit a fire when such a fire is, in the opinion of said officer, necessary for any of the following purposes:
 

  1. The prevention of a fire hazard which cannot be abated by any other means.
  2. The instruction of public employees and/or volunteer firemen in the methods of fighting fires.
  3. To set or cause to be set backfires necessary to save life or valuable property pursuant to Section 4426 of the Public Resources Code.
  4. The instruction of employees in methods of fighting fires on property used for industrial purposes.
  5. Disease or pest prevention, where there is an immediate need for and no reasonable alternative exists.