(1) When prescribed burning is conducted
near, but outside communities or areas designated as SSRAs, the objective of
the Smoke Management Plan is to minimize emissions and avoid smoke intrusions
into the SSRA.
(2) When prescribed
burning is conducted inside an SSRA, the Smoke Management Plan objective is to
use best burn practices and prompt mop-up, as appropriate, along with tight
parameters for burn-site conditions that are intended to vent the main smoke
plume up and out of the SSRA and minimize residual smoke.
(3) In all other instances of prescribed
burning it is the intent under the Smoke Management Plan to minimize the amount
and duration of smoke that comes in contact with humans where they live, workor
gather in public.
(4) The first
element in minimizing smoke contact is encouraging forestland owners to burn
only those units which cannot otherwise meet forest management objectives in
cost- effective alternative ways such as wood or biomass utilization.
When prescribed burning is used, owners
are further encouraged to employ the emission reduction techniques described in
to ensure the least emissions practicable.
(6) In addition to compliance with Smoke
Management instructions issued in the daily forecast and compliance with all
conditions of the burn permit required under ORS
burn bosses and field administrators are encouraged to closely observe local
conditions at the burn site. They should alter or suspend lighting if
necessary, and mop-up burns, when appropriate, in a manner that takes into
consideration the possible smoke effects from the main smoke plume or
significant residual smoke on residences or businesses that may be near the
Or. Admin. R.
DOF 4-2007, f. 12-31-07,
cert. ef. 1-1-08;
1-2019, amend filed 02/15/2019, effective
Statutory/Other Authority: ORS
Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS