Air Quality

ORS 468A.620
Experimental field sanitization

  • rules


For the purpose of improving by demonstration or investigation the environmental or agronomic effects of alternative methods of field sanitization, the Environmental Quality Commission shall by rule allow experimental field sanitization under the direction of the Department of Environmental Quality for up to 1,000 acres of perennial grass seed crops, annual grass seed crops and grain crops in such areas and for such periods of time as the commission considers necessary. Experimental field sanitization includes but is not limited to:


Development, demonstration or training personnel in the use of special or unusual field ignition techniques or methodologies.


Setting aside times, days or areas for special studies.


Operation of experimental mobile field sanitizers and improved propane flaming devices.


Improved methods of stack or pile burning.


The commission may allow open burning under this section of acreage for which permits have not been issued under ORS 468A.575 (Permits for open burning, propane flaming or stack or pile burning) if the commission finds that the experimental burning:


Can, in theory, reduce the adverse effects on air quality or public health from open field burning; and


Is necessary in order to obtain information on air quality, public health or the agronomic effects of an experimental form of field sanitization.


The commission may, by rule, establish fees, registration requirements and other requirements or limitations necessary to carry out the provisions of this section. [1991 c.920 §14; 2009 c.692 §10]
§§ 468A.350 to 468A.400

(formerly 468.360 to 468.405)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Motor Vehicle Emission Control Inspection Program funding, (1974) Vol 37, p 130


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