Release 99-11      
April 8, 1999


Jerry Martin
Gennet Osborn
(916) 322-2990
Media Advisory

Agricultural Burning Regulations

-- The California Air Resources Board (ARB) will hold a public meeting to discuss proposed changes to prescribed fire regulations at the following:

April 13 - 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

City of Palm Desert
Council Chambers
73-510 Fred Waring Drive
Palm Desert

The public is invited to attend and give comments on proposed changes to the prescribed burning regulations. The ARB is currently developing revisions to the regulation governing agricultural burning in California. Agricultural burning refers to the intentional use of fire for vegetation management, for use in agricultural fields, orchards and wildlands, which include rangeland and forests.

The ARB is conducting these regional workshops due to the planned increase in prescribed burning and to minimize the public health and nuisance impacts of smoke from prescribed fire.

Please click here for more information about the Smoke Management Program.

The Air Resources Board is a department of the California Environmental Protection Agency. ARB's mission is to promote and protect public health, welfare, and ecological resources through effective reduction of air pollutants while recognizing and considering effects on the economy. The ARB oversees all air pollution control efforts in California to attain and maintain health based air quality standards.

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