6 CRR-NY 194.5NY-CRR

OFFICIAL COMPILATION OF CODES, RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK
TITLE 6. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
CHAPTER II. LANDS AND FORESTS
PART 194. FOREST PRACTICES
6 CRR-NY 194.5
6 CRR-NY 194.5
194.5 Prescribed burn plan for nondepartment lands.
The prescribed burn plan shall include, but not be limited to the following elements:
(a) Landowner or prescribed burn manager qualifications: a description of the landowner's or prescribed burn manager's training and expertise in conducting prescribed burn activities.
(b) Prescribed burn unit description: a map at the appropriate scale and a narrative description identifying the area or areas on which prescribed burn activities will be undertaken.
(c) Goals and objectives: a description of the ecological purposes and objectives of the prescribed burn, including an identification of the specific species or natural communities that are intended to be affected by the burn.
(d) Cover and fuel loads: a description of the vegetative cover and fuel loads on each area to be subjected to prescribed burning.
(e) Timing and weather conditions: a description of physical conditions, such as time of year, wind speed and direction, and air temperature and humidity, which must be met before a prescribed burn is initiated.
(f) Intensity and duration of burn: a description of the anticipated intensity and duration of the prescribed burn, such as flame length and rate of spread, given the fuel loads and physical prescriptions described.
(g) Logistics: a description of the logistics of the prescribed burn operation, number of personnel and description of duties, and fire management equipment that will be deployed to assure that the burn is restricted to the area or areas identified for prescribed burn management. This will include but not be limited to a description of the method of ignition, ignition pattern, containment, mop-up and patrol procedures.
(h) Suppression: a description of fire suppression activities to be immediately implemented should the prescribed burn threaten to escape, or actually escape, beyond the boundaries identified for such burn.
(i) Notification: a description of the procedures for notifying appropriate department forest protection and fire management staff, local fire officials, law enforcement personnel and adjoining landowners of the actual date, time and estimated duration of any prescribed burn.
(j) Communications: a list of key communication contacts and telephone numbers.
(k) Smoke management: identify potential smoke affected areas and smoke management strategies to avoid such areas, and to reduce and/or disperse emissions to minimize any adverse effect on the environment, including human health and welfare. Also note procedures for compliance with applicable State and local regulations.
(l) Required signatures and approvals: the names and signature lines of the preparers of the prescribed fire plan, and for those who have the authority to review and approve the plan and modifications of the plan.
6 CRR-NY 194.5
Current through March 15, 2021
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