The smoke management imperative
Document Type: Book Chapter
Author(s): Colin C. Hardy; Sharon M. Hermann; John E. Core
Editor(s): Colin C. Hardy; Roger D. Ottmar; Janice L. Peterson; John E. Core; Paula Seamon
Publication Year: 2001

Cataloging Information

  • Clean Air Act
  • NAAQS - National Ambient Air Quality Standards
  • smoke management
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Record Last Modified: February 3, 2020
FRAMES Record Number: 1704


In the past, smoke from prescribed burning was managed primarily to avoid nuisance conditions objectionable to the public or to avoid traffic hazards caused by smoke drift across roadways. While these objectives are still valid, today's smoke management programs are also likely to be driven, in part, by local, regional and federal air quality regulations. These new demands on smoke management programs have emerged as a result of Federal Clean Air Act requirements that include standards for regulation of regional haze and the recent revisions to the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) on particulate matter.

Online Link(s):
Hardy, Colin C.; Hermann, Sharon M.; Core, John E. 2001. The smoke management imperative. Pages 21-24 In: Hardy, Colin C.; Ottmar, Roger D.; Peterson, Janice L.; Core, John E.; Seamon, Paula (Ed.). Smoke Management Guide for Prescribed and Wildland Fire: 2001 Edition. Boise, ID: National Wildfire Coordinating Group, Fire Use Working Team.