PLACER COUNTY AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT

RULE 318 - LAND DEVELOPMENT OPEN BURNING
(Adopted 05-24-77; Revised 06-19-79, 04-21-81, 10-12-00)

Pursuant to Section 41802 this Rule authorizes the use of open outdoor fires for the disposal of vegetative material (woodwaste) grown on property being developed for commercial or residential purposes under the following conditions:

  1. RULE 301 through RULE 314 except RULE 307 and the following sections of this Rule shall apply.

  2. Woodwaste should be windrowed if economically and technically feasible.

  3. The Air Pollution Control Officer or staff shall review all permits prior to the burning.

  4. The Air Pollution Control Board of the District finds it more desirable to burn than dispose of by other available means.

  5. A minimum drying time of six (6) weeks shall be required for trees, stumps, and large branches greater than six (6) inches in diameter.

  6. Woodwaste greater than 12 inches in diameter, with the exception of stumps, shall not be included in the burn.

  7. Stumps greater than 12 inches in diameter at the cut shall not be included in the burn unless split at least in half and free of dirt.