DEQ regulates many types of burning in Oregon including commercial,
construction, demolition, domestic, and industrial. Other types of burning, such
as forestry and agricultural field burning, are regulated by other state
agencies or local governments. DEQ coordinates and provides oversight with these
other burn programs. However, smoke complaints should be directed to the agency
or government which regulates burning.
Agricultural field burning
Prescribed burning and smoke management
The Oregon Department of Forestry develops and implements a statewide Oregon Smoke Management Plan to keep smoke from prescribed burning into specific areas of the state and to provide maximum opportunity for forestland burning while minimizing emissions. Every five years the plan must be reviewed and ODF and DEQ have convened a Smoke Management Review Committee
to discuss and develop recommendations of any potential changes. The focus of the 2017 review will be on prescribed burning. The committee will meet five times between May through September 2017 to develop recommendations.
Burning resources for local governments
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