|Introduced in House||Passed House||Introduced in Senate||Passed Senate||Became Law|
Certified Pile Burning
Removing a provision specifying the origin of debris authorized for certified pile burning, etc.
Florida Senate - 2020 SB 764 By Senator Baxley 12-00861A-20 2020764__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to certified pile burning; amending s. 3 590.125, F.S.; removing a provision specifying the 4 origin of debris authorized for certified pile 5 burning; providing an effective date. 6 7 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 8 9 Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subsection (4) of section 10 590.125, Florida Statutes, is amended to read: 11 590.125 Open burning authorized by the Florida Forest 12 Service.— 13 (4) CERTIFIED PILE BURNING.— 14 (a) Certified pile burning pertains to the disposal of 15 piled, naturally occurring debris from agricultural, 16 silvicultural, land-clearing, or tree-cutting debris
originating17 onsite. Certified pile burning must be conducted in accordance 18 with the following: 19 1. A certified pile burner must ensure, before ignition, 20 that the piles are properly placed and that the content of the 21 piles is conducive to efficient burning. 22 2. A certified pile burner must ensure that the authorized 23 burn is completed no later than 1 hour after sunset. If the burn 24 is conducted in an area designated by the Florida Forest Service 25 as smoke sensitive, a certified pile burner must ensure that the 26 authorized burn is completed at least 1 hour before sunset. 27 3. A written pile burning plan must be prepared before 28 receiving authorization from the Florida Forest Service to burn 29 and must be onsite and available for inspection by a department 30 representative. 31 4. The specific consent of the landowner or his or her 32 agent must be obtained before requesting authorization to burn. 33 5. An authorization to burn must be obtained from the 34 Florida Forest Service or its designated agent before igniting 35 the burn. 36 6. There must be adequate firebreaks and sufficient 37 personnel and firefighting equipment at the burn site to contain 38 the burn to the piles authorized. 39 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2020.
|01/21/2020||Senate||Favorable by Agriculture; YEAS 5 NAYS 0 -SJ 153 Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Environment, and General Government|
|01/16/2020||Senate||On Committee agenda-- Agriculture, 01/21/20, 10:00 am, 301 Senate Building|
|01/14/2020||Senate||Introduced -SJ 58|
|11/21/2019||Senate||Referred to Agriculture; Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Environment, and General Government; Appropriations -SJ 58|