Or. Admin. R. 837-110-0010 - Field Preparation

(1) Prior to burning, all fields shall be prepared by providing a barrier around the perimeter free of combustibles.
(2) The barrier shall prevent any fire spread and shall be prepared by using one or more of the following methods:
(a) Plowing or disking a 17-foot strip around the field perimeter; or
(b) Plowing or disking a 5-foot strip around the field perimeter and the removal of loose, combustible straw from a 12-foot strip immediately adjacent to the 5-foot strip; or
(c) Having a 17-foot strip of green cover crop or bare earth; or
(d) Retaining a least a 50 foot strip of green cover crop or bare earth in the immediately adjacent field(s) at the time of burning; or
(e) Other alternatives may be used with the specific written approval of the State Fire Marshal.
(3) The barrier need not be provided where the perimeter of the field lies adjacent to a field that meets the provision of this section.


Or. Admin. R. 837-110-0010
FM 7-1988(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-12-88; FM 8-1988(Temp), f. & cert. 8-15-88; FM 1-1989, f. & cert. ef. 2-7-89; FM 4-1993(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-11-93; FM 2-1994, f. & cert. ef. 2-7-94

Stat. Auth.: ORS 476.030, ORS 476.380 & ORS 478.960

Stats. Implemented: ORS 476.380 & ORS 478.960

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