Or. Admin. R. 340-264-0030 - Definitions

The definitions in OAR 340-200-0020, 340-204-0010 and this rule apply to this division. If the same term is defined in this rule and 340-200-0020 or 340-204-0010, the definition in this rule applies to this division.

(1) "Agricultural burning for disease or pest control" means open burning of waste infected or infested with a disease or pest for which the County Extension Service or Oregon Department of Agriculture identify as having no other practicable control.
(2) "Agricultural operation" means an activity on land currently used or intended to be used primarily for the purpose of obtaining a profit in money by raising, harvesting and selling crops or by raising and selling livestock or poultry, or the produce thereof, which activity is necessary to serve that purpose. Agricultural operation also means activities conducted by not-for-profit agricultural research organizations, which activities are necessary to serve that purpose. It does not include the construction and use of dwellings customarily provided in conjunction with the agricultural operation.
(3) "Agricultural open burning" means the open burning of any agricultural waste, except as provided in OAR 340-264-0040(5).
(4) "Agricultural waste" means any waste material generated or used by an agricultural operation, excluding those materials described in OAR 340-264-0060(3).
(5) "Animal disease emergency" means the occurrence of a disease that the Oregon Department of Agriculture determines has potentially serious economic implications for the livestock industries of this state.
(6) "Auxiliary combustion equipment" includes, but is not limited to fans.
(7) "Combustion promoting materials" include, but are not limited to, propane, diesel oil, or jellied diesel.
(8) "Commercial open burning" means the open burning of any commercial waste.
(9) "Commercial waste" means:
(a) Any material except:
(A) Agricultural waste;
(B) Construction waste;
(C) Demolition waste;
(D) Domestic waste;
(E) Industrial waste; and
(F) Slash.
(b) Examples of commercial waste are waste material from offices, wholesale or retail yards and outlets, warehouses, restaurants, mobile home parks, domestic waste removed from the property of origin, and dwellings containing more than four family living units, such as apartments, condominiums, hotels, motels or dormitories.
(10) "Construction open burning" means the open burning of any construction waste.
(11) "Construction waste" means any waste material generally used for, resulting from or produced by a building or construction project. Examples of construction waste are wood, lumber, paper, crating and packing materials processed for or used during construction, materials left after completion of construction, and materials collected during cleanup of a construction site.
(12) "Daylight hours" means the time between 7:30 a.m. and two hours before sunset.
(13)"Demolition open burning" means the open burning of demolition waste.
(14) "Demolition waste" means any material resulting from or produced by the complete or partial destruction or tearing down of any man-made structure, or the clearing of any site for land improvement or cleanup, excluding yard debris (domestic waste) and agricultural waste.
(15) "Domestic open burning" means the open burning of any domestic waste.
(16) "Domestic waste" means household waste material, which includes paper, cardboard, clothing, yard debris, or other material generated in or around a dwelling of four-or-fewer-family-living units, or on the real property appurtenant to the dwelling. Such waste materials generated in or around a dwelling of more than four-family-living units are commercial wastes. Once domestic waste is removed from the property of origin, it becomes commercial waste.
(17) "Fire hazard" means the presence or accumulation of combustible material of such nature and in sufficient quantity that its continued existence constitutes an imminent and substantial danger to life, property, public welfare, or adjacent lands.
(18) "Hazard to public safety" means fires that burn prohibited materials or result in smoke that substantially impairs visibility on a roadway.
(19)"Industrial open burning" means the open burning of any industrial waste.
(20) "Industrial waste" means any waste material, including process waste, produced as the direct result of any manufacturing or industrial process.
(21) "Land clearing" means the removal of trees, brush, logs, stumps, debris or man- made structures for the purpose of site clean-up or site preparation. All waste material generated by land clearing is demolition waste except those materials included in the definitions of agricultural wastes, yard debris (domestic waste), and slash.
(22) "Letter permit" means an authorization issued pursuant to OAR 340-264-0180 to burn select materials at a defined site and under certain conditions.
(23) "Local jurisdiction" means:
(a) The local fire permit issuing authority; or
(b) The local governmental entity having authority to regulate by law or ordinance.
(24) "Nuisance" means a substantial and unreasonable interference with another's use and enjoyment of real property, or the substantial and unreasonable invasion of a right common to members of the general public.
(25) "Open burning" means:
(a) Burning in open, outdoor fires;
(b) Burning in burn barrels; and
(c) Any other outdoor burning when combustion air is not effectively controlled and combustion products are not effectively vented through a stack or chimney.
(26) "Open burning control area" means an area established to control specific open burning practices or to maintain specific open burning standards that may be more stringent than those established for other areas of the state. Open burning control areas in the state are described in OAR 340-264-0078.
(27) "Population" means the annual population estimate of incorporated cities within the State of Oregon issued by the Center for Population Research and Census, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon.
(28) "Slash" means forest debris or woody vegetation to be burned that is related to the management of forest land used for growing and harvesting timber.
(29) "Special open burning control area" means an area in the Willamette Valley where DEQ restricts the practice of open burning. These areas are described in OAR 340-264-0078(6).
(30) "Ventilation index" means a number calculated by DEQ relating to the ability of the atmosphere to disperse regulated pollutants. The ventilation index is the product of the measured or estimated meteorological mixing depth in hundreds of feet and the measured or estimated average wind speed in knots through the mixed layer.
(31) "Waste" includes any useless or discarded materials. Each waste is categorized in this division as one of the following types:
(a) Agricultural;
(b) Commercial;
(c) Construction;
(d) Demolition;
(e) Domestic;
(f) Industrial; or
(g) Slash.
(32) "Yard debris" means wood, needle or leaf materials from trees, shrubs or plants from the real property appurtenant to a dwelling of not more than four family living units so long as such debris remains on the property of origin. Once yard debris is removed from the property of origin, it becomes commercial waste. Yard debris is included in the definition of domestic waste.

NOTE: This rule is included in the State of Oregon Clean Air Act Implementation Plan that EQC adopted under OAR 340-200-0040.


Or. Admin. R. 340-264-0030
DEQ 123, f. & ef. 10-20-76; DEQ 23-1979, f. & ef. 7-5-79; DEQ 27-1981, f. & ef. 9-8-81; DEQ 10-1984, f. 5-29-84, ef. 6-16-84; DEQ 21-1991, f. & cert. ef. 11-13-91; DEQ 4-1993, f. & cert. ef. 3-10-93; DEQ 14-1999, f. & cert. ef. 10-14-99, Renumbered from 340-023-0030; DEQ 21-2000, f. & cert. ef. 12-15-00; DEQ 7-2015, f. & cert. ef. 4/16/2015

Figures referenced are available from the agency.]

Stat. Auth.: ORS 468.020, 468A.025, 468A.575 & 468A.595

Stats. Implemented: ORS 468A.025, 468A.555 - 468A.620, 477.515 & 477.520

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