Yuba City Fire Department
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Yuba City Fire Department
FRAQMD Agricultural Burning

Feather River Air Quality Management District 

Serving the Counties of Yuba and Sutter

541 Washington Ave., Yuba City CA 95991
(530) 634-7659 FAX: (530) 634-7660 Burn Information: (530) 741-6299
Email: fraqmd@fraqmd.org Web Site: http://www.fraqmd.org
Christopher D. Brown AICP
Air Pollution Control Officer

BURN PERMIT CONDITIONS
SUTTER COUNTY
AGRICULTURAL BURNING

AGRICULTURAL BURN HOURS:

Trees, prunings, and stumps: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. All fires shall be completely out by 5 p.m.
Field crops, grass, ditches, and weeds: March 1–Aug. 31 — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fire out by 5 p.m.

Sept. 1–Feb. 28/29 — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fire out by 4 p.m.

BURN INSTRUCTIONS:
YOU ARE REQUIRED TO LOG THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION WITH THIS OFFICE:

1. Your burn permit number
3. Acres to burn
2. Crop to burn
4. Location of burn

Prunings Field Crops
CALL: (530) 634-7659 ext.201
CALL:(530) 634-7659 ext. 206
Call everyday after 9 a.m.
Cell: (530) 701-7462

Call Friday after 4 p.m. for weekend burn status

IT IS ILLEGAL TO BURN: (partial list only)

· Wood waste including construction debris, lumber, plywood, wood shingles, fencing, and/or other treated or processed woods.

· String, rope, bindings

· Household garbage

· Metal salvage

· Tires

· Dead animals

· Cardboard

· Tar paper

· Green grass or green brush

· Plastic

· Animal wastes

· Paper

A violation of District rules and regulations is a misdemeanor subject to civil and criminal penalties.  If the burn area is within close proximity to a sensitive area such as a school or residential area, burn only when the wind is blowing away from the sensitive area.

Your local fire department must be notified prior to each burn. The phone numbers are as follows: East Nicolaus, (530) 656-2261; Live Oak, (530) 695-3522; Meridian, (530) 696-2306; Oswald-Tudor, (530) 673-2804; Pleasant Grove, (916) 655-3937; Robbins/Sutter Basin, (530) 738-4220; Sutter, (530)755-0266; Yuba City – Franklin/Ohleyer, (530) 822-4802; Yuba City – Butte House, (530) 822-4831.

Burning in the high fire hazard area of the Sutter Buttes is prohibited from June 1 thru Nov. 1 except by special permission from the fire department.

ORCHARD WASTE BURNING:

-Arrange burn pile as to allow air to circulate freely. Stack loosely. Avoid pushing dirt into the pile.

-There is a 30-day minimum drying period required after the orchard removal, as well as an inspection before burning.

FIELD CROP BURNING:

This office will allocate all field crop burning. Field crops will be placed on the ready-to-burn list upon completion of harvest. Permission to burn will be determined by favorable burn conditions, location of field in proximity to residences and schools, and place on the burn list. For more information, call (530) 634-7659 ext. 206.

Revised: 02/03/16

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