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July 12, 2013 · 9:00 a.m.
21865 Copley Drive, Diamond Bar

A G E N D A (pdf, 7.5Mb)


  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Opening Comments:
William A. Burke, Ed.D., Chair
Other Board Members
Barry R. Wallerstein, D. Env., Executive Officer


  1. Amend Rule 444 – Open Burning and Issue RFP for Low Emission Non-Wood Beach-Type Fire Ring Demonstration (pdf, 7.4Mb)
    (Continued from May 3, 2013 Board Meeting for Consideration of Provisions Pertaining to Beach Fire Rings Only)

    Amendments to Rule 445 – Wood-Burning Devices and Rule 444 – Open Burning were adopted on May 3, 2013 to implement 2012 Air Quality Management Plan control measures BCM-01 and 02: actions to reduce PM emissions from biomass burning.  Rule 444 amendments to address beach burning activities, originally part of the May 2013 Board package, were continued to provide additional public comment time on alternative rule language.  Under the current proposal, local authority to regulate beach burning devices through a nuisance declaration would be strengthened.  In the absence of such a nuisance declaration, all beach fire rings located more than 700 feet from a residence would be allowed.  This action is to amend Rule 444 to prohibit beach burning activities after March 1, 2014 in areas within 700 feet of a residence unless specified spacing requirements were met.  All beach burning would be prohibited when high PM2.5 levels were forecast for coastal areas.  An additional action is to issue an RFP to solicit proposals for the demonstration of low emission non-wood beach-type fire rings. (No Committee Review)
Philip Fine,
Assistant DEO of Science & Technology Advancement
Public Comment
Members of the public are afforded the opportunity to speak on any agenda item before or during the Board's consideration of the item.  At a special meeting, no other business may be considered.  Each speaker will be afforded three minutes to address the Board. (Govt. Code Section 54954.3)


Americans with Disabilities Act

The agenda and documents in the agenda packet will be made available, upon request, in appropriate alternative formats to assist persons with a disability (Govt. Code Section 54954.2(a). Disability-related accommodations will also be made available to allow participation in the meeting. Any accommodations must be requested as soon as practicable. Requests will be accommodated to the extent feasible. Please contact the Clerk of the Boards Office at 909-396-2500 from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, or send the request to


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