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Minimum Standards for Prescribed Burn Plan As Required under the Alabama Prescribed Burn Act


1.Personal information to include:

  1. name of property owner
  2. owner’s mailing address
  3. owner’s phone number
  4. same information on individual preparing the plan and/or executing the burn
  5. prescribed burn manager certification number

2. Description of area to be burned:

  1. county
  2. section, township, range
  3. acres to be burned
  4. type and size of overstory
  5. type and size of understory
  6. fuel type and amount
  7. topography

3. Purpose of burn

4.Pre-burn information to include:

  1. needed manpower and equipment
  2. firing techniques to be used
  3. list of areas around site that could be adversely impacted by smoke from burn*
  4. special precautions taken

*As determined by “Smoke Management Guidelines for Prescribed Burning in Alabama”

5. Range of desired weather information to include:

  1. surface wind speed and direction
  2. minimum and maximum relative humidity
  3. maximum temperature
  4. transport wind speed and direction
  5. minimum mixing height
  6. dispersion index

6. Starting time and completion of ignition

7. Sketch of area to be burned

8. Signature of Burn Manager, dated and notarized or witnessed

9. Burn Permit Number