Or. Admin. R. 629-048-0450 - Periodic Evaluation and Adaptive Management

(1) The department is responsible for analysis and evaluation of the prescribed burning operations conducted under the Smoke Management Plan.
(2) Reports summarizing annual activities of the program shall be published by the department addressing:
(a) The level of burning activity;
(b) Smoke intrusions and smoke incidents;
(c) PM2.5 NAAQS exceedances caused by prescribed burning and actions taken to prevent reoccurrence as described in OAR 629-048-0110(5).
(d) Accomplishment of alternatives to burning and the use of emission reduction techniques;
(e) Evaluation of overall Smoke Management Plan accomplishment;
(f) Evaluation of adequacy of listed SSRAs and protection measures;
(g) Any other pertinent information related to Smoke Management Plan evaluation and improvement; and
(h) Revenues generated from burn fees and related Smoke Management Plan costs.
(3) Copies of the reports described in section (2) of this rule will be made available to all interested parties.
(4) Upon publication of a report in accordance with section (2) of this rule, the forester will consult at least annually with the Smoke Management Advisory Committee created under ORS 477.556. Topics will include, but are not limited to, Smoke Management Plan implementation, status of the Oregon Forest Smoke Management Account (ORS 477.560), and any fee changes that may be appropriate based on the balance in this account.
(5) ODFand DEQwill jointly review the Smoke Management Plan every five years unless there is agreement by both agencies that the plan can be reviewed at an earlier or later date, not to exceed 10 years from the previous review. Results of the review will be presented to the State Forester and the Director of Environmental Quality for joint consideration and approval. Representatives of affected agencies may assist the review at the discretion of the State Forester.


Or. Admin. R. 629-048-0450
DOF 4-2007, f. 12-31-07, cert. ef. 1-1-08; DOF 2-2014, f. & cert. ef. 7-11-14; DOF 1-2019, amend filed 02/15/2019, effective 3/1/2019

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 477.013, 477.562, 526.016 & 526.041

Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 477.013, 477.515 & 477.562

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