SANTA BARBARA COUNTY AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT
 
 

RULE 401. AGRICULTURAL BURNING.

(Adopted 10/18/1971, readopted 10/23/1978, revised 10/2/1990)

A. Applicability

This rule applies to all agricultural, forest management, range improvement, and wildland vegetation management burning conducted in Santa Barbara County.

The provisions of this Rule implement the Agricultural Burning Guidelines, promulgated under Article I, Subchapter 2, Title 17, California Administrative Code and as amended in November, 1986.

B. Definitions

In addition to the definition set forth in Rule 102, "Agricultural burning", for the purposes of this rule only, also means open outdoor fires used in wildland vegetation management burning. Wildland vegetation management burning is the use of prescribed burning conducted by a public agency, or through a cooperative agreement or contract involving a public agency, to burn land predominantly covered with chaparral, trees, grass, or standing brush. Prescribed burning is the planned application of fire to vegetation to achieve any specific objective on lands selected in advance of that application. The planned application of fires may also include natural or accidental ignition.

C. Requirements - Agricultural, Forest Management and Range Improvement Burning

D. Requirements - Wildland Vegetation Management Burning E. Enforcement Procedures F. Compliance Date

The provisions of this Rule shall be effective on December 2, 1990.