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:
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
(2) Such burning shall be limited to the
minimum number of acres and occasions reasonably needed to ensure adequate fire
fighting personnel training.
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.
Or. Admin. R.
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.
Stat. Auth.: ORS
Stats. Implemented: ORS