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Oregon Smoke Management Plan Information
Information shown below is included in the Smoke Management Reference Manual. Field users may obtain a copy of the reference manual by contacting the Smoke Management Unit, Nick Yonker at 503-945-7451. The statute, rules, directive and visibility plan elements constitute the forest land prescribed burning portion of the Oregon Clean Air Act State Implementation Plan requirements that are on file with the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in compliance with the federal Clean Air Act.
 
Alternatives to Burning Document
 
The Western Regional Air Partnership (WRAP) released its document on alternatives to burning in March, 2004.  A link to that document is found here.
 
Use of Plastics (Polyethylene) on Piles
 
Covers on piles have been shown to reduce emissions by allowing more rapid ignition of the piles with a minimum need for ignition accelerants. The only cover that may be burned with a pile is a polyethylene cover that may not exceed 100 square feet. More information is contained in a  USFS commissioned report, Review of Potential Air Emissions from Burning Polyethylene Plastic Sheeting with Piled Forest Debris"  URS Corporation, October 28, 2004.
 





Oregon Revised Statutes (the law)
 
Oregon Administrative Rules (the implementing regulations)
 
Oregon Department of Forestry Smoke Management Directive (operational direction)
  
 
ACOST and PCOST fuel consumption estimation aids
  • Download spreadsheets here 
  • Basic instructions for fuel consumption estimation programs
 
Annual Reports 
  • Review smoke management program information in the Smoke Management Annual Report. You will need the Adobe Acrobat reader to view this report as it is in PDF format. 
 
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