Or. Admin. R. 603-077-0131 - Burning by Public Agencies (Training Fires)

In order to promote public safety through the training of firefighting personnel, open field burning on grass seed or cereal grain acreage by a fire department or rural fire protection district is subject to the following conditions:

(1) Such burning shall be deemed necessary by the official local fire authority having jurisdiction, and shall be conducted in a manner consistent with the primary purpose of providing training to fire fighting personnel in accordance with ORS 468A.020(e)
(2) Such burning shall be limited to the minimum number of acres and occasions reasonably needed to ensure adequate fire fighting personnel training.
(3) Consultation with the Department by the fire department or rural fire protection district is required in order to identify the appropriate atmospheric dispersion and burning conditions for optimum smoke dispersal to protect the public from smoke impacts.
(4) No training fires shall be allowed on any acreage that is in a critical non-burn area, State Fire Marshal safety buffer zone, Priority Area, or on a Problem Field, and shall comply with the requirements in subsection (3) of these rules.

Notes

Or. Admin. R. 603-077-0131
DOA 2-1998, f. & cert. ef. 3-3-98; DOA 18-2003, f. & cert. ef. 5-15-03; DOA 22-2004, f. & cert. ef. 8-10-04; DOA 12-2010, f. & cert. ef. 7-12-10

Stat. Auth.: ORS 561.190

Stats. Implemented: ORS 468A.585

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