Or. Admin. R. 629-048-0400 - Coordination with Other Regulating Jurisdictions and for Other Pollutants

(1) In order to meet the air quality maintenance and visibility objectives of the smoke management plan (OAR 629-048-0120 and 629-048-0130), it is important that the forester, field administrators and other cooperators be well informed as to the existence of, or potential for smoke or other airborne pollutants other than that which will be produced by any planned prescribed burning in the affected airshed. Local field administrators are encouraged to maintain working relationships with other local jurisdictions that authorize open burning or monitor air quality so that all parties may be adequately informed of planned burns or conditions that cumulatively might exceed standards or objectives.
(2) The forester is required to report the weather forecast, planned and accomplished burning and smoke intrusions, if any, to the Department of Environmental Quality for each applicable day, on a timely basis.
(3) Any wildfire that has the potential for smoke input into an SSRA or other area sensitive to smoke must be reported immediately by the local unit of the state or federal agency with jurisdiction for fire suppression to the State Forester's office.
(4) The smoke management forecast unit will communicate periodically with appropriate prescribed burning regulators in the surrounding states for the purpose of coordination and information sharing, as appropriate.


Or. Admin. R. 629-048-0400
DOF 4-2007, f. 12-31-07, cert. ef. 1-1-08

Stat. Auth: ORS 477.013, 477.562 (as amended by ch. 213, OL 2007, Enrolled HB 2973), 526.016, 526.041

Stats. Implemented: ORS 477.013, 477.515, 477.562 (as amended by ch. 213, OL 2007, Enrolled HB 2973)

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