The provisions of Rule 2.3 do not apply to:

a. Open burning authorized under permit of the Air Pollution Control Officer when the burning is necessary to:

  1. Prevent imminent and substantial economic loss in farming operations as provided by Section 41862 of the California Health and Safety Code.

b. Open burning for the purpose of cooking meals for human beings and recreational purposed as provided by Section 41704 (e) of the California Health and Safety Code, and open fires necessary to provide physical comfort.

c. For the training and developing of fire fighting skills.

  1. The Air Pollution Control Officer shall be notified of the time and location of any such fire prior to igniting the fire.

d. Back-fires that are set as necessary to save lives or valuable property pursuant to Section 4426 of the Public Resources Code.

e. Fires necessary to abate hazards pursuant to Section 41801 (e) of the California Health and Safety Code.

f. Accidental fires which occur in areas and/or material declared to be a fire hazard in accordance with Section 41801 (a) of the Health and Safety Code and that the local fire agency allows to continue to burn under control in order to abate said hazard.

g. The use of orchard or citrus grove heaters for frost protection providing the heaters are of the type approved by the Air Resources Board.

h. Open Burning for disposal of burnable waste developed from a single or two family dwelling when authorized by the Air Pollution Control Officer.

  1. Under permit accordance to conditions determined by the Air Pollution Control Officer.
  2. When generally authorized, district wide, by the Air Pollution Control Officer.

i. Agricultural Burning as authorized by Rule 2.1 subsection c.

j. Fires used in heating branding irons and as necessary in animal husbandry practices.