Nebraska Statutes > Chapter 81 > § 81-520.05 - Range-management burning; application for permit; plan; contents; fire chief; duties
Current as of: 2010
(1) A landowner, tenant, or other landowner's agent of the land where range-management burning is proposed shall file an application for a permit and a plan for conducting such burning. The plan shall include:
(a) The name of the landowner of the land on which range-management burning is to occur;
(b) The name of the person who will supervise the range-management burning if such person is different than the landowner;
(c) The land-management objective to be accomplished;
(d) A map showing the areas to be burned, including natural and manmade firebreaks;
(e) Procedures to be used to confine the fire in boundary areas without preexisting firebreaks;
(f) A list of equipment that will be on hand;
(g) The types and conditions of the vegetative matter to be burned on the land and in adjacent areas;
(h) Identification of roads and habitations that may be affected by smoke;
(i) A description of weather conditions believed to be required to safely and successfully conduct the range-management burning, including wind speed and direction, temperature, and relative humidity; and
(j) Such other information as may be prescribed by the fire chief of a local fire department.
(2) The fire chief of a local fire department or his or her designee shall evaluate each plan to determine its compliance with subsection (1) of this section. If a plan fails to comply with all provisions of such subsection, a permit for range-management burning shall not be issued.
(3) The fire chief of a local fire department or his or her designee shall issue a permit for range-management burning if (a) the plan complies with subsection (1) of this section and (b) the fire chief or his or her designee determines that range-management burning conducted in accordance with the plan would be conducted with due regard for the safety of people and property outside the burning areas. No permit shall be valid for more than thirty days.
Laws 1994, LB 408, § 5.
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