SISAPCD RULE 7.1 DEFINITIONS          
LAST REVISED 01/01/89          
          
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            RULE 7.1  Definitions
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          A.  Agricultural Burning
            Open outdoor fires used in agricultural operations in the growing 
            of crops or  raising  of  fowl  or  animals,  forest management, 
            range improvement, wildland vegetative management, improvement  
            of land for wildlife and game habitat, disease or pest 
            prevention, or the maintenance  of  a  system for delivery of 
            water used in agricultural operations.

           B.  Open Burning in Agricultural Operations

            1. The burning in the open of materials produced wholly from 
            operations in the  growing and harvesting of crops or raising of 
            fowl or animals  for the  primary   purpose  of  making  a  
            profit,  or  instruction  by  an educational institution; and

             2. In connection with operations qualifying under Subdivision 1:
                a.   The burning  of  grass  and  weeds  in  or  adjacent  
                     to  fields in cultivation or being prepared for 
                     cultivation; and
                b.   The  burning of materials not produced wholly from such 
                     operations, but which  are  intimately  related to the 
                     growing or harvesting of crops and which are used in the  
                     field,  except  as  prohibited  by district  
                     regulations.  Examples are fertilizer and empty 
                     pesticide sacks or  containers,  where the sacks or 
                     containers are emptied in the field.

             C. Range Improvement Burning
                Use of open fires to remove vegetation  for  wildlife,  game  
                or livestock habitat  or  for the initial establishment of 
                an agricultural practice  on previously uncultivated land.

             D. Forest Management Burning
                Use of open fires,  as  part  of  a  forest management 
                practice, to remove forest  debris.  Forest management 
                practices  include  timber  operations, silvicultural 
                practices or forest protection practices.

             E. Brush Treated
                Material to be burned has been felled, crushed or uprooted 
                with mechanical equipment, or has been desiccated with 
                herbicides, or is dead.

             F. Timber Operations
                Cutting or removal of timber or other forest vegetation.

             G. Silviculture
                Establishment, development, care and reproduction of stands 
                of timber.

             H. Board
                State Air Resources Board, or any person authorized to act on 
                its behalf.
             I. Designated Agency
                Any agency  designated  by  the  District  as  having  
                authority  to issue agricultural  burning permits.  The 
                U.S. Forest Service and the California Department of 
                Forestry  and Fire Protection are so designated within their
                respective areas of jurisdiction.

             J. No-burn Day
                Any day on which agricultural  burning  is  prohibited  by  
                the  Board  or District.

             K. Permissive-burn Day
                Any day on which agricultural burning is not prohibited by 
                the Board.

             L. District
                Siskiyou County Air Pollution Control District.

             M. Approved Ignition Device
                Those instruments or materials that will ignite agricultural 
                waste without the  production of black smoke by the ignition 
                device.  This would include such items  as  liquid  petroleum  
                gas,  butane,  propane,  or  diesel oil burners, flares, drip 
                torches, heli-torches, terra-torches, Alumigel,  and 
                petroleum  fuel boosters (blivets), but does not include the 
                use of tires, tar paper, oil, and other similar materials.

            N.Permit
                Agricultural  burning  permit  issued  pursuant to the 
                Siskiyou County Air Pollution Control District's Rules and 
                Regulations.

            O.Agricultural Burning Guidelines
                Provisions of Subchapter 2, Chapter 1, Part III, Title 17, 
                California Code of Regulations.

            P.Wildland Vegetation Management Burning
                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 Code of 
                Regulations, Section 1561.1), trees, grass or standing brush.


            Q.Prescribed Burning
                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 d d  definition of 
                agricultural  burning as set forth in Health and Safety  
                Code  Section 39011.  The planned application  of  fire  may  
                also include allowing  naturally  or  accidentally ignited 
                fires to continue to burn pursuant to a burn plan.

            R.Sensitive Receptor Area
                Includes, but is not limited to, any  city or nearby 
                populated area or any Class I area.

            S.Burning Permit
                Permit issued by a designated fire protection agency.


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