Forest and Range Management Burns Rulemaking


ADEQ is updating the forest and range management burn rules under Arizona Administrative Code (AAC) Title 18, Chapter 2, Article 15 which regulate prescribed burns and allow for smoke management across the State. In completing this process ADEQ will not only improve and modernize the forest and range management burn rules without creating additional regulatory burden, but will aid in reducing the major threat of wildfires in Arizona.

We are currently drafting updated rules and obtaining feedback from stakeholders. We anticipate the public comment period will take place during Summer 2022, after the Arizona Secretary of State publishes the full draft rules in a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking.


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