The open burning of piled or stacked residue from perennial or
annual grass seed or cereal grain crops used for seed production is allowed
subject to the following conditions:
(1) No person shall cause or allow to be
initiated or maintained any stack burning on any day or at any time if the
Department has notified Oregon Emergency Management that such burning is
prohibited because of meteorological or air quality conditions.
(2) No person shall cause or allow stack
burning of any grass seed or cereal grain residue unless said residue is dry
and free of all other combustible and non-combustible material.
(3) Each responsible person shall make every
reasonable effort to promote efficient burning, minimize smoke emissions, and
extinguish any stack burning which is in violation of any rule of the
No stack burning
shall be conducted within any State Fire Marshal buffer zone "non-combustible
ground surface" area (e.g., within 1/4 mile of Interstate I-5, or 1/8 mile of
any designated roadway), as specified in OAR 837-110-0080
The acreage must be registered and
permitted pursuant to OAR 603-077-0112
(6) Unless otherwise specifically agreed by
the parties, after the straw is removed from the fields of the grower, the
responsibility for the further disposition of the straw, including burning or
disposal, and payment of the appropriate fees, shall be upon the person who
bales, removes, controls, or is in possession of the straw.
Or. Admin. R.
DOA 2-1998, f. & cert.
ef. 3-3-98; DOA 17-2003, 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