(1)This Division applies to the open field burning, propane flaming, and stack burning of all perennial and annual grass seed and cereal grain crops, and associated residue within Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas, Marion, Polk, Yamhill, Linn, Benton and Lane Counties, herein referred to as the Willamette Valley. It also includes rules pertaining only to fees for open field burning of perennial and annual grass seed crops in the counties outside the Willamette Valley. The open burning of all other agricultural waste material is governed by OAR chapter 340, division 264, Rules for Open Burning.
(2)Organization of rules:
(a)OAR 603-077-0103 (Policy) is the policy statement of the Oregon Department of Agriculture setting forth the goals of this Division;
(b)OAR 603-077-0105 (Definitions) contains definitions of terms which have specialized meanings within the context of this Division;
(c)OAR 603-077-0110 (General Requirements) lists general provisions and requirements pertaining to all open field burning, propane flaming, and stack burning with particular emphasis on the duties and responsibilities of the grower registrant;
(d)OAR 603-077-0112 (Registration, Permits, Fees, Records) lists procedures and requirements for registration of acreage, issuance of permits, collection of fees, and keeping of records, with particular emphasis on the duties and responsibilities of the local permit issuing agencies;
(e)OAR 603-077-0113 (Acreage Limitations, Allocations) establishes acreage limits and methods of determining acreage allocations;
(f)OAR 603-077-0115 (Daily Burning Authorization Criteria) establishes criteria for authorization of open field burning, propane flaming, and stack burning pursuant to the administration of a daily smoke management control program;
(g)OAR 603-077-0119 (Burning Restrictions and Prohibitions) establishes special provisions pertaining to areas where field burning is either prohibited or restricted.
(h)OAR 603-077-0131 (Burning by Public Agencies (Training Fires)) establishes special provisions pertaining to field burning by public agencies for official purposes, such as “training fires”;
(i)OAR 603-077-0133 (Prepatory Burning) establishes special provisions pertaining to “preparatory burning”;
(j)OAR 603-077-0135 (Experimental Burning) establishes special provisions pertaining to open field burning for experimental purposes;
(k)OAR 603-077-0137 (Burning Fees Outside Willamette Valley) establishes special provisions pertaining to burning fees outside the Willamette Valley;
(l)OAR 603-077-0139 (Emergency Open Burning) establishes special provisions pertaining to emergency open burning;
(m)OAR 603-077-0140 (Emergency Burning Cessation) establishes special provisions and procedures pertaining to emergency cessation of burning;
(n)OAR 603-077-0145 (Propane Flaming) establishes provisions pertaining to propane flaming;
(o)OAR 603-077-0155 (Stack Burning) establishes provisions pertaining to “stack burning.”
(p)OAR 603-077-0165 (Definitions for Enforcement Procedures and Civil Penalties) thru 603-077-0195 (Field Burning Classification of Violations) establish provisions pertaining to enforcement procedures and civil penalties.
Rule 603-077-0101 — Introduction,