PLACER COUNTY AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT

(Adopted 09-07-93)
(Amended 08-13-98, 12-10-98, 08-12-99)

RULE 607

BURN PERMIT FEES

CONTENTS

100 GENERAL
  101 PURPOSE
  102 APPLICABILITY
  103 EXEMPTIONS
  104 PUBLIC AGENCIES NOT EXEMPT
     
200 DEFINITIONS
  201 AGRICULTURAL FIELD CROP WASTE
  202 AGRICULTURAL WASTE OTHER THAN FIELD CROP WASTE
  203 BURN PERMIT
  204 BURN PLAN
  205 FIRE TRAINING BURNING
  206 FOREST MANAGEMENT BURNING
  207 HAZARD REDUCTION BURNING
  208 LAND DEVELOPMENT BURNING
  209 MECHANIZED BURNING
  210 OPEN BURNING OF NONINDUSTRIAL WOODWASTE AT DESIGNATED DISPOSAL SITES
  211 PERMIT TO BURN ON A NO BURN DAY
  212 PROJECT
  213 PUBLIC OFFICER
  214 RANGE IMPROVEMENT BURNING
  215 RICE GROWER / TRANSFER FEE
  216 RIGHT OF WAY, LEVEE, DITCH AND RESERVOIR BURNING
  217 WILDLAND VEGETATION MANAGEMENT BURNING
300 STANDARDS
  301 BURN PERMIT FEE
  302 BURN PERMIT FEE SCHEDULES
  303 CANCELLATION OF BURN PERMIT
  304 PAYMENT OF BURN PERMIT FEES
  305 VALIDITY OF BURN PERMIT
  306 TERM OF BURN PERMIT
  307 RICE GROWER TRANSFER FEE
  308 HOURLY INSPECTION FEE
400 ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS
  401 COMPLIANCE UPON ADOPTION OF RULE
  402 COMPLETION OF BURN PERMIT IN FULL
  403 FAILURE TO PAY BURN PERMIT FEES
     
     
     
     
     
100 GENERAL
  101 PURPOSE: The purpose of this rule is to recover costs incurred with the implementation
of burn permit issuance and other activities associated with Regulation III, and the
provisions of Sections 41800 et seq. and Sections 41850 et seq. of the California Health
and Safety Code.
  102 APPLICABILITY
    102.1 The provisions of this rule shall apply to any person who applies for a burn
permit under the provisions of Regulation III and the provisions of Sections
41800 et seq. and Sections 41850 et seq. of the California Health and
Safety Code.
      102.1.1 Agricultural Field Crop Waste Burning
      102.1.2 Agricultural Waste Burning Other Than Field Crop Waste
      102.1.3 Fire Training Burning
      102.1.4 Forest Management Burning
      102.1.5 Hazard Reduction Burning
      102.1.6 Land Development Burning
      102.1.7 Mechanized Burners
      102.1.8 Open Burning by Public Officers
      102.1.9 Open Burning of Nonindustrial Woodwaste at Designated
Disposal Sites
      102.1.10 Permit to Burn on a No Burn Day
      102.1.11 Range Improvement Burning
      102.1.12 Right of Way, Levee, Ditch and Reservoir Burning
      102.1.13 Wildland Vegetation Management Burning
    102.2 The provisions of this rule shall apply to any person involved in a Rice
Grower Transfer.
  103 EXEMPTIONS
    103.1 Exemption, Burning for Defensible Space: This rule does not apply to the
burning, as defined in Subsection 207.2, of vegetation to establish a
defensible space for fire protection purposes, to comply with local
ordinances, such as Placer County Code Chapter 7, Article 3.
      Prescribed fires for the purpose of fuel management are not considered
Residential Defensible Space Burning for the purposes of this rule.
    103.2 Exemption, Fire Agencies: This rule does not apply to permits issued to
public Fire Agencies for burning as defined in Rule 317 - Wildland
Vegetation Management Burning
. This exemption is in recognition of in-
kind services provided to the District pursuant to an approved
memorandum of understanding.
    103.3 Exemption, Fire Training Burn: This rule shall not apply to a burn permit
issued for the instruction of public employees and/or volunteer personnel
in the methods of fighting fires.
    103.4 Exemption, Open Burning as Authorized by a Public Officer: This rule shall
not apply to burning conducted by or permitted by a public officer:
      103.4.1 For the prevention of a fire hazard which cannot be
abated by any other means.
      103.4.2 To persons engaged in the instruction of employees in
methods of fighting fires on property used for industrial
purposes.
      103.4.3 Who sets, or causes to be set, backfires necessary to
save life or valuable property pursuant to Section 4426 of
the Public Resources Code.
      103.4.4 Where disease or pest prevention exist and there is an
immediate need for removal and no reasonable alternative
exists.
    103.5 Exemption, Recreational Open Fires: This rule shall not apply to the use
of open outdoor fires for recreational purposes or for the cooking of food
for human consumption.
    103.6 Exemption, Residential Rubbish Burning: The provisions of this rule shall
not apply to persons burning residential rubbish as defined in Rule 102,
Definitions.
  104 PUBLIC AGENCIES NOT EXEMPT: This rule shall apply to federal, state and local
governmental agencies or public districts to the extent allowed under Chapter 2, Division
7, Title 1 of the Government Code (commencing with Section 6100) and Sections
42311 et seq. of Division 26 of the California Health and Safety Code.
200 DEFINITIONS
  For the purpose of this rule the following definitions shall apply. All other terms are as defined in
Rule 102, Definitions or Regulation III - Open Burning.
  201 AGRICULTURAL FIELD CROP WASTE: a) Unwanted or unsellable materials produced
wholly from the growing and harvesting of field crops for the primary purpose of making
a profit, or providing a livelihood, or the conduct of agricultural research or instruction
by an educational institution; b) Materials not produced from the growing and harvesting
of field crops, but which are intimately related to the growing or harvesting of field
crops, such as vegetation along roadways, fence lines, irrigation ditches, field borders
and levees.
  202 AGRICULTURAL WASTE OTHER THAN FIELD CROP WASTE: a) Any unwanted or
unsellable materials produced wholly from agricultural operations except field crops and
materials not produced from agricultural operations, but which are intimately related to
the growing or harvesting of crops; b) Materials not produced from the growing and
harvesting of agricultural waste other than field crops, but which are intimately related
to the growing or harvesting of crops, such as vegetation along roadways, fence lines,
irrigation ditches, field borders and levees.
  203 BURN PERMIT: A permit issued by the APCD pursuant to Rule 302 and Section 41852
of the California Health and Safety Code.
  204 BURN PLAN: A site plan for managing a specific fire project.
  205 FIRE TRAINING BURNING: Burning of fires ignited for the instruction of employees and/or
volunteer fire personnel in the methods of fighting fires.
  206 FOREST MANAGEMENT BURNING: As defined in Rule 102 and as regulated by Rules
316 and 317.
  207 HAZARD REDUCTION BURNING:
    207.1 Burning to reduce a fire hazard or health hazard which will have an
imminent effect on life and property as determined by a Public Officer
with jurisdiction.
    207.2 Burning to dispose of brush cuttings on the property where the brush was
grown when the cuttings resulted from brush clearance done in
compliance with local ordinances to reduce fire hazard.
  208 LAND DEVELOPMENT BURNING: The use of open outdoor fires for the disposal of
material grown on property being developed for commercial or residential purposes.
  209 MECHANIZED BURNERS: Burning in an enclosure for the purpose of enhancing fire
temperatures and the speed and completeness of combustion.
  210 OPEN BURNING OF NONINDUSTRIAL WOODWASTE AT DESIGNATED DISPOSAL
SITES:
The use of open outdoor fires for the disposal of nonindustrial woodwaste at
disposal sites.
  211 PERMIT TO BURN ON A NO BURN DAY: A permit issued by the APCO, or her/his
designee, to burn on a day designated a no burn day as authorized by Section 41862 of
the California Health and Safety Code, and Rule 306.
  212 PROJECT: A project consists of a parcel of land to be burned that is located in an
assigned compartment number or name, unit number or name, timber harvest number
or name or plan, or a result of site conversion or rehabilitation, or as determined by the
Air Pollution Control Officer or her/his designee.
  213 PUBLIC OFFICER: A public officer is any fire, agricultural, health or a peace officer.
  214 RANGE IMPROVEMENT BURNING: As defined in Rule 102.
  215 RICE GROWER/TRANSFER FEE: A fee which applies to any rice grower who transfers,
sells, or trades their annual allowable burn acres to another grower, in an inter- or intra-
county transaction.
  216 RIGHT OF WAY, LEVEE, DITCH AND RESERVOIR BURNING: The use of fires for
right-of-way clearing by a public entity or for levee, ditch or reservoir maintenance.
  217 WILDLAND VEGETATION MANAGEMENT BURNING: As defined in Rule 317.
300 STANDARDS
  301 BURN PERMIT FEE: Every applicant for a burn permit shall pay a burn permit fee and
any additional fees applicable under Section 302, Burn Permit Fee Schedules.
  302 BURN PERMIT FEE SCHEDULES:
    The following fees shall be assessed by the Placer County Air Pollution Control District.
    302.1 Permits to burn agricultural field crop waste as defined in Section 201.
      APCD Burn Permit $ 50.00
      Additional Surcharge per permit:  
      Acreage Fees (based on acreage to be burned):  
        0-25 Acres $ 18.75
        26-50 Acres $ 37.50
        51-100 Acres $ 75.00
        101-150 Acres $112.50
        151-200 Acres $150.00
        201-300 Acres $225.00
        301-400 Acres $300.00
        401-500 Acres $375.00
        500+ Acres $ .75/acre
           
    302.2   Permits to burn agricultural waste other than field crop waste as defined in Section 202.
      APCD Burn Permit $ 50.00
      Additional Surcharge per permit:  
        Pruned Acre Burned $ .75/acre
           
        Orchard / Tree Removal $ 3.00/acre
           
    302.3   Permits to conduct forest management burning as defined by Section 206.
      Burn Permit (issued by project) $ 50.00
      Additional Surcharge per permit:  
        Application/Plan Review
(If applicable, up to a maximum of three hours)
$ 60.00/hour
        Acreage Fee (based on acreage permitted to be burned)  
        0 - 500 acres $ 1.50/acre
        501+ No additional fee
    302.4   Permits to conduct hazard reduction burning as defined in Subsection 207.1.
      Burn Permit $50.00
      Additional Surcharge per permit:  
        Application/Plan Review
(If applicable, up to a maximum of three hours)
$ 60.00/hour
        Acreage Fee (based on acreage permitted to be burned)  
        0 - 500 acres $ 1.50/acre
        501+ No additional fee
    302.5   Permits to conduct land development burning defined under Section 208.  
      Burn Permit $50.00
      Additional Surcharge per permit:  
        Acreage Fee (based on acreage permitted
to be burned)
$ 1.50/acre
        Supplemental Fee $ 10.00
    302.6   Permits to conduct mechanized burning as defined under Section 209.
      Burn Permit $ 50.00
      Additional Surcharge per permit:  
        Acreage Fee (based on acreage permitted
to be burned)
$ 1.50/acre
    302.7   Permits to conduct open burning of nonindustrial woodwaste at designated disposal sites as defined by Section 210.
      Burn Permit $ 50.00
      Additional Surcharge per permit:  
        Supplemental Fee $100.00
        No charge for acreage to be burned.  
    302.8   Permits to conduct burning on a no burn day as defined under Section
211. (This fee is in addition to the fee paid for a regular APCD Burn
Permit.) This permit fee is to be paid in advance, and will not be
refunded, regardless of whether or not the special permit to burn is
approved or denied.
      Burn Permit $ 50.00
      Additional Surcharge per permit:  
        Supplemental Fee $ 70.00
    302.9   Permits to conduct range improvement burning as defined by Section 214.
      Burn Permit $ 50.00
      Additional Surcharge per permit:  
        Acreage Fee (based on acreage permitted
to be burned)
$ 1.50/acre
    302.10   Permits to conduct right of way, levee, ditch and reservoir burning as defined by Section 216.
      Burn Permit $ 50.00
      Additional Surcharge per permit:  
        Acreage Fee (based on acreage permitted
to be burned)
$ 1.50/acre
    302.11   Permits to conduct wildland vegetation management burning as defined by
Section 217.
      Burn Permit (issued by project) $ 50.00
      Additional Surcharge per permit:  
        Application/Plan Review (If applicable up to a maximum of three hours) $ 60.00/hour
        Acreage Fee (based on acreage permitted to be burned)  
          0 - 500 acres $ 1.50/acre
          501+ No additional fee
  303 CANCELLATION OF BURN PERMIT: If a burn permit is canceled, the fees paid shall not
be refunded nor applied to any other APCD permit except acreage fees paid may be
reimbursed if the acreage has not been burned at the time the Burn Permit is canceled.
  304 PAYMENT OF BURN PERMIT FEES: All burn permit fees shall be paid prior to the
issuance of a burn permit. Application/plan review and inspection fees will be invoiced
in ½ hour increments.
   305 VALIDITY OF BURN PERMITS: A burn permit is valid for only the amount of acreage for
which fees have been paid pursuant to Section 300, Standards, of this rule.
  306 TERM OF BURN PERMIT: A burn permit, for which the applicable fees have been paid,
shall be valid for 12 continuous months from the date of issuance, unless otherwise
specified on the burn permit. Upon request, a permit for Forest Management Burning
and Wildland Vegetation Burning may be granted a one time extension for up to 12
months duration. A Forest Management and Wildland Vegetation Management burn
permit extension fee will be assessed at the end of the first 12 month permit cycle.
    Burn Permit Extension Fee: $ 30.00/permit
  307 RICE GROWER TRANSFER FEE: Any Rice Grower who transfers, sells, or trades her/his
annual allowable burn acres to another grower, in an intercounty, or an intra county
transaction shall pay a transfer fee of $30.00. In the case of an intercounty trade,
where both parcels involved in the transfer are in Placer County, the fee shall be
applicable to the donor parcel as well as the receptor parcel.
   308  HOURLY INSPECTION FEE: A fee may be charge for any APCD Burn permit which
requires an inspection.
     Hourly Inspection Fee:
(If applicable up to a maximum of three hours/day)
 $ 60.00/hour
       
400 ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS
  401 COMPLIANCE UPON ADOPTION OF RULE
    Any person, subject to this rule shall comply with all the requirements upon September
7, 1993, and thereafter.
 
  402 COMPLETION OF BURN PERMIT IN FULL
    All information on the burn permit application shall be completed in full.
  403 FAILURE TO PAY BURN PERMIT FEES  
    Failure to pay the burn permit fees in the time frame specified, shall be subject to a late
fee charge. This late charge will be 50% of the original amount billed.