Regulation 5: Open Burning - 2019 Amendment (Current)

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Learn about the Air District's development process for amending Regulation 5: Open Burning.

Find out about the status and anticipated timeline of the rule development process. Information on hearings, workshops, and other events is provided below, along with supporting documents and materials.

Amendments to Regulation 5: Open Burning were adopted by the Air District's Board of Directors at a public hearing on November 20, 2019:

The Air District is developing amendments to Regulation 5 to exempt public agencies from paying Open Burning Fees when conducting prescribed burns for the purpose of wildfire prevention. This effort is part of the Air District's comprehensive Wildfire Air Quality Response Program, which is intended to prepare, prevent, and respond to future wildfires.

On September 23, 2019, the Air District released a Notice of Public Hearing. The hearing date has been moved to November 20, 2019. The Air District will release an updated Notice of Public Hearing on October 18, 2019. The deadline for comments on the proposed amendments remains unchanged; comments on the proposed rule amendments, staff report, and CEQA document are due by Wednesday, October 23, 2019.

At a public hearing on November 20, 2019, staff will present the final proposed documents for amendments to Regulation 5 and CEQA analysis to the Air District Board of Directors for consideration.

The Air District released draft amendments to Regulation 5 and a workshop report on July 1, 2019, and accepted comments on those materials through August 12, 2019. The Air District also hosted a public workshop on the draft amendments to Regulation 5 and Rule 6-3 on July 24, 2019.

 Rule #Rule NameAdoptedAmendedtable-mobile-only-column
Regulation 5Open BurningN/A11/20/2019
Adopted
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Regulation 5: Open Burning (Amendments Adopted 11/20/2019)
Description:
Generally prohibits open burning, but also allows for exemptions such as agricultural burning, disposal of hazardous materials, fire training, and range, forest, and wildlife management.
Rule #:
Regulation 5
Rule Name:
Open Burning
Adopted:
N/A
Amended:
11/20/2019
Contact:
  • Patrick Wenzinger
  • Analista administrativo
  • 415.749.4934
 

Rule Status

Adopted

Document

Regulation 5: Open Burning (Amendments Adopted 11/20/2019)

Contact

  • Patrick Wenzinger
  • Analista administrativo
  • 415.749.4934

Description

Generally prohibits open burning, but also allows for exemptions such as agricultural burning, disposal of hazardous materials, fire training, and range, forest, and wildlife management.

Updated 12/5/2019

Documents

Supporting materials, such as staff reports, regulatory language, and other technical documents related to rule development, are posted throughout the development process.

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Final Staff Report - Proposed Amendments to Regulation 5 and Regulation 6, Rule 3 (with Appendices)
Final Adoption Documents 
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Regulation 5: Open Burning (Amendments Adopted 11/20/2019)
Final Adoption Documents 
Regulation 5: Open Burning (Amendments Adopted 11/20/2019)
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Final Adoption Documents
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UPDATED - Public Hearing Notice - Amendments to Regulation 5 and Rule 6-3
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Public Hearing Notice - Amendments to Regulation 5 and Rule 6-3
Event Notices 
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Regulation 5 - Proposed Rule Amendments
Regulatory Documents 
Regulation 5 - Proposed Rule Amendments
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Wood Burning Status
Wood Burning Status
  • Tuesday,
    12/10

    No Spare the Air Alert in Effect

  • Wednesday,
    12/11

    No Spare the Air Alert in Effect

Last Updated: 12/5/2019