PLACER COUNTY AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT

RULE 308 - DETERMINATION OF AMOUNT BURNED DAILY
(Adopted 05-24-77; Revised 06-19-79, 04-21-81, 05-20-85, 03-06-90)

  1. The daily acreage allotment on permissive burn days, of open burning in agricultural operations in the growing of crops and the raising of fowl or animals, shall be no more than that amount determined by the State Air Resources Board from the daily basin wide acreage allotment equation contained in the approved annual Sacramento Valley Air Basin Agricultural Burning Plan.
  2. Except for Forest Management and Agricultural burns, only that amount of material that can be reasonably expected to burn completely within the following 24 hours shall be ignited in any one day.
  3. No person shall commence an agricultural burn without receiving permission from the Air Pollution Control Officer or his designee. The Air Pollution Control Officer or designee shall distribute the daily allocated acreage throughout the district for the purposes of minimizing the density of emissions and protecting downwind urban areas.
  4. A Wildland Vegetative Management Burn, located in the Sacramento Valley Air Basin, shall be considered a part of the daily agricultural burning acreage allocation that was burned on a given day.