SAN DIEGO COUNTY AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT


RULE 101. DEFINITIONS

(Rev. Effective 3/27/90)

Whenever in this regulation the following words or phrases hereinafter defined are used, they shall have the respective meaning assigned to them in the following definitions:

(a) "Agricultural Burning" means open outdoor fires used in agricultural operations in the growing of crops or raising of fowl or animals, or open outdoor fires used in forest management, range improvement, or the improvement of land for wildlife and game habitat, or disease or pest prevention.

"Agricultural Burning" also means open outdoor fires used in the operation or maintenance of a system for the delivery of water for the purposes specified above.

"Agricultural Burning" 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 fire may also include natural or accidental ignition.

(b) "Approved Ignition Devices" means those devices, instruments or materials that will ignite open fires without the production of black smoke by the ignition device, including, but not limited to, liquid petroleum gas, butane, propane, or pressurized diesel fuel oil burners, and flares. Said term does not include tires, tar paper, oil and other similar materials.

(c) "Designated Agency" means any agency designated by the State Air Resources Board pursuant to Section 41852(a) and 41853, Health & Safety Code, as having authority to issue burning permits. The U.S. Forest Service and the California Department of Forestry are so designated within their respective areas of jurisdiction.

(d) "Forest Management Burning" means the use of open fire, as part of a forest management practice, to remove forest debris or for forest management practices which include timber operations, silvicultural practices or forest protection practices.

(e) A "No-burn Day" means any day on which burning is prohibited by the California Air Resources Board or the Air Pollution Control District.

(f) "Open Outdoor Fire" means any fire ignited in the open or in any device other than a multiple-chamber incinerator as defined in Rule 2(r).

(g) A "Permissive-burn Day" means any day which burning is not prohibited by the California Air Resources Board or the Air Pollution Control District.

(h) "Prescribed Burning" means the planned application of fire to vegetation on lands selected in advance of such application, where any of the purposes of the burning are specified in the definition of agricultural burning as set forth in Health and Safety Code Section 39011.

(i) "Range Improvement Burning" means the use of open fires to remove vegetation for a wildlife, game or lifestock habitat or for the initial establishment of an agricultural practice on previously uncultivated land.

(j) "Silviculture" means the establishment, development, care and reproduction of stands of timber.

(k) "Timber Operations" means cutting or removal of timber or other forest vegetation.

(l) "Treated" means that the material to be burned has been felled, crushed or uprooted, or has been desiccated with herbicides, or is dead.

(m) "Wildland Vegetation Management Burning" means 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 (as defined in Title 14, California Administrative Code, Section 1561.1), trees, grass or standing brush.