This regulation prohibits the use of open outdoor fires within the North Coast Air Basin with certain exceptions as outlined in 2-102.

101.1 Restrictions
No person shall ignite or cause to be ignited or suffer, allow or maintain any open outdoor fire for the disposal of rubber, petroleum or plastic wastes, demolition debris, tires, tar paper, wood waste, asphalt shingles, linoleum cloth, household garbage or other combustible refuse; or for metal salvage or burning of motor vehicle bodies.


102.1 Fires used only for the cooking of food for human consumption or fires used for recreational purposes.

102.2 Fires set or permitted by any public officer when such fire is necessary for any of the following purposes: (H&S 41801)

102.2.01 The prevention of an imminent fire hazard, as defined in 2-207.
102.2.02 The instruction of public employees in the methods of fighting fires.
102.2.03 The instruction of employees in methods of fighting fire, when such fire is set pursuant to permit, on property used for industrial purposes.
102.2.04 The setting of backfires necessary to save life, or valuable property pursuant to Section 4426 of the Public Resources Code.
102.2.05 The abatement of fire hazards pursuant to 13055 H&S Code. (Any public agency authorized to engage in fire protection activities, including but not limited to a fire protection district, city, city and county, or county fire department, the Department of Forestry, and the United States Forest Service, may use fire to abate a fire hazard.)
102.2.06 Disease or pest prevention, where there is an immediate need for, and no reasonable alternative to burning.

102.3 Fires used for the disposal of non-industrial wood waste from trees, vines, and brush at any approved disposal site in the North Coast Air Basin subject to the restrictions and limitations of 2.101.1 and 2-400 (H & S 41804.5)

102.4 Fires set in accordance with Sections 2-300 of this regulation, and subject to the restrictions and limitations of 2-101.1 and 2-400 (H&S41804.5)

102.5 Fires conducted in a mechanized burner subject to permit conditions specified by the District such that no air contaminant is discharged into the atmosphere for a period or periods aggregating more than 30 minutes in any eight hour period which is:

102.5.01 As dark or darker in shade as that designated as No.1 on the Ringelmann Chart, as published by the United States Bureau of Mines; or

102.5.02 Of such opacity as to obscure an observer's view to a degree equal to 102.5.01.