PLACER COUNTY AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT

RULE 322 - MECHANIZED BURNERS
(Adopted 05-24-77; Revised 06-19-79, 04-21-81)

Notwithstanding any other provisions of Regulation III, the Air Pollution Control Officer may authorize by permit, open outdoor fires for the purpose of disposing of agricultural wastes, or woodwaste from trees, vines, bushes or other wood debris free of non-wood materials, in a mechanized burner such that no air contaminant is discharged into the atmosphere for a period or periods aggregating more than 30 minutes in any eight (8) hour period which is:

  1. As dark or darker in shade as that designated No. 1 on the Ringelmann Chart, as published by the United States Bureau of Mines, or
  2. Of such opacity as to obscure an observer's view to a degree equal to or greater than does smoke described in Subsection (A) of this Rule.

In authorizing the operation of a mechanized burner the Air Pollution Control Officer may make the permit subject to whatever conditions he determines are reasonably necessary to assure conformance with the standards prescribed in this Rule.