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Smoke Management

When conducting an outdoor burn you are responsible for the smoke that is produced by the burn. As you are responsible for the smoke, you need to develop a smoke management plan for your burns to keep the smoke's impacts on the environment within acceptable levels. This reduces your risk in conducting the outdoor burn. Remember you are responsible for the impacts resulting from the smoke created by your outdoor burning.

The following are the steps to take in developing a Smoke Management Plan following Oklahoma's Voluntary Smoke Management Guidelines:

  1. Determine Category Day

  2. Determine Screening Distance

  3. Determine Trajectory

  4. Identify Smoke Sensitive Areas

  5. Evaluate the Results