Or. Admin. R. 603-077-0113 - Acreage Limitations, Allocations

(1) Limitation of Acreage:
(a) Except for acreage and residue open field burned pursuant to OAR 603-077-0135, 603-077-0139, 603-077-0140, 603-077-0145, and 603-077-0155, the maximum acreage to be open field burned annually in the Willamette Valley under this Division shall not exceed 15,000 acres of steep terrain and "identified species" as defined in OAR 603-077-0105.
(b) Steep terrain and identified species burning is prohibited in Benton and Lane Counties, and in Linn County, except for portions of northeast Linn County that are east of the North Santiam River and North of Jefferson-Scio Drive and Robinson Drive to the west boundary of the city of Scio and north of Highway 226, and portions of northeast Linn County that are east of Richardson Gap Road and north of Fish Hatchery Drive.
(c) The Commission may by order permit emergency open field burning, propane flaming, or stack burning of up to 2,000 acres annually, in addition to the limitations on acreage specified in this section. Requirements for emergency burning are specified in OAR 603-077-0139.
(d) The maximum acreage to be propane flamed annually in the Willamette Valley under this Division shall not exceed 500 acres for the years 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012. For the year 2013 and thereafter all propane flaming is prohibited.
(e) The maximum acreage to be stack burned annually in the Willamette Valley under this Division shall not exceed 1000 acres for the years 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012. For the year 2013 and thereafter all stack burning is prohibited.
(f) Other limitations on acreage allowed to be open field burned are specified in OAR 603-077-0115(7), 603-077-0119, 603-077-0133(1), and 603-077-0135(1) ,603-007-0139.
(2) Allocation of Acreage:
(a) In the event that total open field burning and propane flaming registration as of April 1 is less than or equal to the maximum acreage allowed to be open field burned or propane flamed annually, pursuant to subsection (1)(a), and (c) of this rule, the Department shall sub-allocate to each grower registrant and each district (subject to daily burn authorization) 100 percent of their respective registered acreage;
(b) In the event that total open field burning and propane flaming registration as of April 1 exceeds the maximum acreage allowed to be open field burned or propane flamed annually, pursuant to subsection (1)(a), and (c), of this rule, the Department may sub-allocate to growers on a pro rata share basis not more than 100 percent of the maximum acreage limit, referred to as "grower allocation."
(c) Transfer of allocations for farm management purposes may be made within and between fire districts and between grower registrants on a one-in/one-out basis under the supervision of the Department. The Department may assist grower registrants by administering a reserve of released allocation.
(d) In the event that total stack burning registration at the close of the first registration period of January 2 through January 31 is less than or equal to the maximum of 250 acres out of the 1000 acre annual allocation pursuant to subsection (1)(e) of this rule, for the first stack burn period of February 5 through May 31, the Department shall sub-allocate to each grower registrant (subject to daily burn authorization) 100 percent of their respective registered acreage.
(e) In the event that total stack burning registration at the close of the first registration period of January 2 through January 31 exceeds the maximum of 250 acres out of the 1000 acre annual allocation pursuant to subsection (1)(e) of this rule, for the first stack burn period of February 5 through May 31, the Department may sub-allocate to each grower registrant on a pro rata basis not more than 100 percent of the maximum acreage limit, referred to as "grower allocation." If any acreage remains unburned at the end of this first stack burn period, this acreage will be added to the maximum acreage allowed to be burned during the second burn period pursuant to subsections (2)(f)(g)
(f) In the event that total stack burning registration at the close of the second registration period of September 1 through September 30 is less than or equal to the maximum of 750 acres allowed to be burned for the second stack burn period of October 5 through December 31 pursuant to subsection (1)(e) of this rule, the Department shall sub-allocate to each grower registrant (subject to daily burn authorization) 100 percent of their respective registered acreage;
(g) In the event that total stack burning registration at the close of the second registration period of September 1 through September 30 exceeds the maximum of 750 acres out of the 1000 acre annual allocation pursuant to subsection (1)(e) of this rule, for the second stack burn period of October 5 through December 31, the Department may sub-allocate to each grower registrant on a pro rata basis not more than 100 percent of the maximum acreage limit, referred to as "grower allocation."

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Or. Admin. R. 603-077-0113
DOA 2-1998, f. & cert. ef. 3-3-98; DOA 10-2009(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-15-09 thru 12-1-09; Administrative correction 12-23-09; DOA 12-2010, f. & cert. ef. 7-12-10; DOA 22-2012, f. & cert. ef. 8-1-12

Stat. Auth.: ORS 561.190

Stats. Implemented: ORS 468A.585

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