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Certified Burn Manager Program

ODF held public hearings on proposed administrative rules 629-042-1000 to 629-042-1070: Establishing purpose, definitions, and general requirements for implementation of a Certified Burn Manager Program.

The proposed rules, required under Senate Bill 762, establishes the purpose, definitions, and general requirements for the Certified Burn Manager Program. This program allows for training and certification of personnel to conduct prescribed burns and reduce individual liability when following program criteria.

The written comment period closed on Aug. 31 at 5 p.m. The public hearings were held Aug. 23-25, 2022.

Certified Burn Manager Rules Advisory Committee

Senate Bill 762, passed in the 2021 legislative session and signed by Gov. Kate Brown, requires the Oregon Department of Forestry to establish by rule a Certified Burn Manager Program, and to consult with the Oregon Prescribed Fire Council concerning best practices for conducting the program, initiate rulemaking by November 2021, and provide a progress report to the Legislature by Nov. 1, 2021. It requires the agency to clarify cross-boundary prescribed fire permitting to allow a person to conduct a prescribed fire that burns across land ownership boundaries if the person obtains a permit, complies with its conditions, and obtains consent from relevant landowners. This rulemaking must be complete by Nov. 30, 2022.

Meeting information

May 18, 2022 Meeting

April 20, 2022 Meeting

March 16, 2022 Meeting

Feb. 16, 2022 Meeting

Dec. 15, 2021 Meeting

Nov. 17, 2021 Meeting

Oct. 20, 2021 Meeting

​​​​​Sept. 15, 2021 Meeting

Aug. 18, 2021 Meeting