Kan. Admin. Regs. § 82-6-3 - High fire areas

(a) The term "high fire area" means any 10-mile section of a carrier's right-of-way wherein there has been, during the immediate past three-calendar-year period, an average of three or more diesel locomotive originated fires per year.
(b) Every carrier shall treat high fire areas by either plowing, burning, cutting, or chemically spraying all vegetation for a distance of not less than 25 feet from the outside rails and between all rails on its right-of-way. Periodic inspections of the high fire areas shall be made by the commission to assure compliance with this standard.
(c) On or before March 1 of each year, every carrier shall report to the commission all high fire areas on its right-of-way in the state of Kansas.
(d) The report shall state the location of the high fire areas by railroad mile post numbers, county, and nearest town or city. The report shall also include, but not be limited to, the date of each fire, the number of fires and the total acres burned in each of the specific high fire areas.
(e) The report shall state the nature of the treatment of high fire areas, and the date of that treatment for each area in the preceding calendar year.


Kan. Admin. Regs. § 82-6-3
Authorized by K.S.A. 66-231b; implementing K.S.A. 66-156; effective, E-72-22, July 28, 1972; effective Jan. 1, 1973; amended May 1, 1984.

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