In the interest of public health and welfare, it is the
declared public policy of the State of Oregon to reduce the practice of open
field burning while developing and providing alternative methods of field
sanitation and alternative methods of utilizing and marketing grass seed and
cereal grain straw residues and to control, reduce, and prevent air pollution
from open field burning, propane flaming, and stack burning by smoke
management. In developing and carrying out a smoke management control program
it is the policy of the Department:
To allow for field burning based on the
limits specified in state law while protecting health and welfare, recognizing:
(a) The importance of flexibility and
judgment in the daily decision-making process, within established and necessary
(b) The need for
operational efficiency within and between each organizational level;
(c) The need for effective compliance with
all regulations and restrictions.
(2) To study, develop and encourage the use
of reasonable and economically feasible alternatives to the practice of open
To increase the
degree of public safety by preventing unwanted wild fires and smoke from open
field burning, propane flaming, and stack burning near highways and freeways
within the State of Oregon. The Department hereby adopts by reference, as rules
of the Department OAR 837-110-0005
, the rules of the State
Fire Marshal filed with the Secretary of State on November 13, 2009. These
rules shall apply to that area west of the Cascade Range and south to the
Douglas/Lane County lines.
Or. Admin. R.
DOA 2-1998, f. & cert.
ef. 3-3-98; DOA 22-2004, f. & cert. ef. 8-10-04; DOA 12-2010, f. &
cert. ef. 7-12-10
Stat. Auth.: ORS
Stats. Implemented: ORS