308.1. Wildland Vegetation Management Burning is defined in this Rule as 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 CCR, Title 14, Section 1561.1), trees, grass, or standing brush.

308.2. Requirements

A.     This Rule applies to all burning which meets the definition as stated in Rule 308.1, regardless of whether such burning also meets another definition in this Regulation.

B.     All open outdoor fires shall be ignited only with approved ignition devices as defined in Rule 300.2.C.

C.     The APCO shall regulate total acreage or tonnage that may be burned each day within the APCD.

D.     The APCO shall regulate burning or require mitigation when the meteorological conditions could otherwise cause smoke to create or contribute to a violation of a state or federal ambient air quality standard or cause a public nuisance.

E.     Vegetation burned under this Rule shall be free of tires, rubbish, tar paper or demolition debris, and reasonably free of dirt and soil.

F.     Vegetation shall be in a condition to facilitate combustion and minimize the amount of smoke emitted during combustion.

G.     Persons engaged in wildland vegetation management burning shall comply with the following Rules:

  1. Rule 302 Air Pollution Permit
  2. Rule 303 Burn or No-Burn Day
  3. Rule 306 Burn Plan