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1 Program Objectives Burn Boss Requirements Daily Operations Reporting Requirements Oregon Smoke Management Plan

2 Program objectives: Keep smoke out of Smoke Sensitive Receptor Areas (SSRA) Provide maximum opportunity for essential burning Minimize emissions Coordinate with other state Smoke programs Comply with state/federal air quality/visibility requirements Protect public health Encourage reduction of emissions and alternatives to burning Oregon Smoke Management Plan

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4 Burn Boss Responsibilities Oregon Smoke Management Plan Obtain the current smoke management forecast and instructions before ignition Make provisions to be informed if the forecast or instructions are changed Validate that forecast conditions are consistent with actual on-site conditions prior to ignition of burns Plan large or extended burns for capability to cease lighting and hold the existing burn within smaller compartments if needed Terminate ignition if an SSRA is adversely affected by the burn or by additional burning; or air in the entire state or portion thereof will be adversely affected by smoke Obtain the current smoke management forecast and instructions before ignition Make provisions to be informed if the forecast or instructions are changed Validate that forecast conditions are consistent with actual on-site conditions prior to ignition of burns Plan large or extended burns for capability to cease lighting and hold the existing burn within smaller compartments if needed Terminate ignition if an SSRA is adversely affected by the burn or by additional burning; or air in the entire state or portion thereof will be adversely affected by smoke

5 Ability to burn on any day is based on meteorologist produced forecasts and instructions, rather than burn by burn approvals. Forecast and Instruction issued each afternoon are valid for the next days burning. Instructions are based on forecasted weather and air quality. Oregon Smoke Management Plan Daily Operations

6 General Discussion Detailed Dispersion Forecasts Outlook - General and Dispersion Forecast includes: Oregon Smoke Management Plan Based on Fire Weather Zones (or fractions) All burning on Level 1 lands must comply Specify where and how much may be burned Burning Instruction/Advisory:

7 For units that do not fit within the instruction or with special concerns, contact ODF Smoke Management meteorologist Provide location (legal), consumable acres, consumable tons, and unique factors (river drainages, lighting techniques, elevation, etc). Oregon Smoke Management Plan

8 Reporting - Three Step Process : Registration of units that will be burned – 7 days in advance Planning the burn – afternoon before burning. (Not mandatory for Level 2 regulated lands) Reporting accomplishment – day following burn. (Weekly for Level 2) Oregon Smoke Management Plan

9 Registration Unit is entered into the ODF smoke management data system: FASTRACs (web) for Federal units Direct for state and private Required data dependent on type of burn. Register acres you only plan to burn. Level 1 land is charged $0.50 per acre fee. Units MUST be registered before they may be burned Oregon Smoke Management Plan

10 Planning By 5 PM the day before the burn day, enter a plan into the FASTRACS system. Plan only the acres and tons you expect to burn. This gives the forecaster an idea of tomorrows burning. Coordinate between districts. Oregon Smoke Management Plan

11 Results Specific accomplishment data is entered into the data system, including actual amount of material burned, weather, and data needed to calculate the emissions. Reporting deadline daily for Level 1 land, weekly for Level 2. Burn fee depends on type of burn and level of regulation. (Landing/maintenance $.50 Maximum $3.10 for other.) Landings and forest health burning no longer fee exempt. Oregon Smoke Management Plan


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