Agricultural Burning Task Force
The Agricultural Burning Practices and Research Task Force (Agricultural Task Force) is established by the Washington State Clean Air Act. The goal is to work toward reducing air pollution from agricultural burning. The Agricultural Task Force, which is chaired by Ecology, represents many different interests. The representatives include Eastern Washington local clean air agencies, the agricultural community, the Washington State Department of Agriculture, local universities or colleges, public health, and the conservation districts.
This group develops Best Management Practices (BMP's) to reduce air emissions from agricultural activities, determine the level of permit fees, identify research.
Ecology began the process for revising the Agricultural Burning fees (Chapter 173-430 WAC) through rule making by publishing the Preproposal Statement of Inquiry (CR-101) in the State Register on May 5, 2010. You can find more information here.
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Task Force Members
Since 1998, the Agricultural Burning and Research Task Force has selected a number of proposals and has awarded them grant money to further research into viable alternatives to field burning. Research is funded by fees collected from agricultural burn permits. Proposals, final reports, and the findings can be viewed by selecting on the research link below.
Agricultural Burning Task Force Meeting Schedule - 2017
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