HC&S Open Air Burn Permit
HC&S Ag Burn Permit 2012
HC&S burn permit conditions
1. Notify agencies at least 1 hour before burn
2. Burning is not allowed during a “no-burn” period declared by the Department of Health under 11-6D.1-55, HAR (See how suspicious the historical no-burn calls have been)
3. Permittee shall not burn logs greater than 4: in diameter unless such logs are sporadically found in fields. Permittee shall provide an adequate water source to Burn Location which will prevent the fire from spreading to areas adjacent to Burn Location.
4. Fire shall be attended or supervised by an adult in accordance with Exhibit 1 which is attached hereto and incorporated herein
5.Only controllable amounts shall be burned and under conditions that will minimize visible smoke from entering any nearby building, pubic road, highway, beach, or any area to which the public has unrestricted access. (They then go on to exempt a huge number of fields from this or impose more conditions depending on how your read it)
If visible smoke enters any building, public road highway, beach, or any area to which the public has unrestricted access, permittee shall take best practical measures to eliminate smoke including extinguishing the fire.
Except with respect to those fields listed under Special Condition 3, if a burn has begun and the public is exposed to visible smoke in any area, permittee shall not burn any additional fields that would affect such impacted area until meterological conditions improve.
7. Burning shall not start until
9:00 a.m. and shall be completely extinguished, including any emission of smoke by 6:00pm.
Giving it a bunch of exceptions – fields that can burn at 3am etc
8. No burning of trash, paper bags, cardboard, plastics, lumber, garbage, tires or any waste not generated from crop cultivation at burn location. No burning of agricultural wastes that are not generated from burn location.
9. Each permittee is required to monitor and maintain records on the attached Agricultural Burning Permit Monitor Record Sheet. Upon request, the permittee shall furnish copies of required records to the Department of Health.
10. A copy of this permit shall be available at burn site during burn.
11. The Department reserves the right to terminate, suspend, reopen, or amend this permit, subject to Hawaii Administrative Rules Section 11-60.1-57(D)
VIOLATION OF ANY CONDITION OF THIS PERMIT, ANY SECTION OF CHAPTER 352B, HAR, MAY RESULT IN FINES NO GREATER THAN $10,000.00 FOR EACH DAY OF EACH VIOLATION, PURSUANT TO 342B047(b) HRS. IN ADDITION, A VIOLATION MAY BE REASON FOR AMENDMENT, SUSPENSION, OR REVOCATION OF THIS PERMIT.