SACAQMD RULE 501 AGRICULTURAL BURNING
LAST REVISED 04/03/97


RULE 501 AGRICULTURAL BURNING

Adopted 9-13-71

(Amended 1-14-74, 2-5-75, 9-15-75, 6-1-76, 8-3-77, 12-6-78, 10-22-85, 4-3-97)

INDEX

100 GENERAL

200 DEFINITIONS

300 STANDARDS

400 ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS

500 MONITORING AND RECORDS (NOT INCLUDED)


100 GENERAL

200 DEFINITIONS

300 STANDARDS

Type of Material to Be Burned Minimum Drying Period Prior to Burning
Trees, tree stumps, and large branches greater than 6 inches in diameter 6 weeks
Prunings and small branches less than or equal to 6 inches in diameter, vines, or bushes 3 weeks
Dry grass and dry cereal stubble or straw--other than rice straw 0 days
Post-harvest rice straw that has been spread 3 days
Post-harvest rice straw that has been rowed 10 days
Post-harvest rice straw that passes the crackle test in Section 306.3 0 days
Post-harvest spread or rowed rice straw at the end of a rain greater than 0.15 inches As much time as is necessary for the straw to pass the crackle test in Section 306.3.
Residue from field crops cut in a green condition 3 days
Other materials or burning for disease and pest prevention As much time as the designated agency determines is necessary to assure rapid and complete combustion with a minimum of



400 ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS