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    Author(s): Terry K. Haines; David A. Cleaves
    Date: 1999
    Source: Southern Journal of Applied Forestry. 23(3): 170-174.
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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    Southern States vary widely in their approaches to regulation and liability protection for prescribed burning. Most State air quality laws exempt prescribed burning from many open burning rules; however, monetary penalties are established for the rules that do apply. Forest protection laws address escaped fire and require permits or notification in all but two States. So-called "certified burner" laws have been passed in six States to limit liability for experienced burners who attend training courses and adhere to applicable air quality and forest protection laws and regulations.

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    Haines, Terry K.; Cleaves, David A. 1999. The legal environment for forestry prescribed burning in the South: regulatory programs and voluntary guidelines. Southern Journal of Applied Forestry. 23(3): 170-174.

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