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H0593...............................................by AGRICULTURAL AFFAIRS
CROP RESIDUE - Amends existing law relating to smoke management and crop
residue disposal to revise the definition of "crop residue."
02/09 House intro - 1st rdg - to printing
02/10 Rpt prt - to Agric Aff
02/23 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
02/24 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
03/01 3rd rdg - PASSED - 65-5-0
AYES -- Andrus, Barraclough, Barrett, Bastian, Bayer, Bedke, Bell,
Bilbao, Black, Block, Boe, Bolz, Brackett, Bradford, Cannon,
Chadderdon, Clark, Collins, Crow, Deal, Denney, Edmunson, Ellsworth,
Field(18), Field(23), Garrett, Hart, Harwood, Henbest, Henderson,
Kemp, Lake, LeFavour, Loertscher, Martinez, Mathews, McGeachin,
McKague, Miller, Mitchell, Moyle, Nielsen, Nonini, Pasley-Stuart,
Pence, Raybould, Ring, Ringo, Roberts, Rusche, Rydalch, Sali(Sali),
Schaefer, Shepherd(2), Shepherd(8), Shirley, Skippen, Smith(30),
Smith(24), Smylie, Snodgrass, Stevenson, Wills, Wood, Mr. Speaker
NAYS -- Anderson, Eskridge, Jaquet, Sayler, Trail
Absent and excused -- None
Floor Sponsor - Shirley
Title apvd - to Senate
03/02 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to Agric Aff
03/08 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
03/09 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
03/14 3rd rdg - PASSED - 31-2-2
AYES -- Andreason, Bunderson, Burkett, Burtenshaw, Cameron, Coiner,
Compton, Corder, Darrington, Davis, Fulcher, Gannon, Goedde, Hill,
Jorgenson, Kelly, Langhorst, Little, Lodge, Malepeai, Marley, McGee,
McKenzie, Pearce, Richardson, Schroeder, Stegner, Stennett, Sweet,
NAYS -- Broadsword, Keough
Absent and excused -- Brandt, Geddes
Floor Sponsor - Corder
Title apvd - to House
03/15 To enrol
03/16 Rpt enrol - Sp signed
03/17 Pres signed - To Governor
03/22 Governor signed
Session Law Chapter 121
]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]]
Fifty-eighth Legislature Second Regular Session - 2006
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
HOUSE BILL NO. 593
BY AGRICULTURAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO SMOKE MANAGEMENT AND CROP RESIDUE DISPOSAL; AMENDING SECTION
3 22-4802, IDAHO CODE, TO REVISE THE DEFINITION OF "CROP RESIDUE."
4 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
5 SECTION 1. That Section 22-4802, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
6 amended to read as follows:
7 22-4802. DEFINITIONS. In this chapter:
8 (1) "Adequate smoke dispersion" means that favorable meteorological and
9 air quality conditions exist to allow crop residue burning to occur without
10 endangering ambient air quality standards.
11 (2) "Cereal grain field" means a field of grass cultivated for edible
12 seeds such as wheat, oats, barley, rye, rice, maize, grain, sorghum and proso
14 (3) "Crop residue" means any vegetative material remaining in the field
15 after harvest, and or vegetative material produced on conservation reserve
16 program (CRP) lands, but shall not include weeds along ditch banks or water-
17 ways, orchard prunings, or forest slash piles.
18 (4) "Department" means the Idaho department of agriculture.
19 (5) "DEQ" means the Idaho department of environmental quality.
20 (6) "Director" means the director of the Idaho department of agriculture.
21 (7) "Economically viable alternative" means an alternative to thermal
22 residue disposal that: (a) achieves agricultural objectives comparable to
23 thermal disposal for the factors listed in section 22-4803(1)(a) through (c)
24 and (2), Idaho Code; and (b) allows growers to experience a financial rate of
25 return over the short- and long-term consistent with the rate of return that
26 would occur if thermal residue disposal were utilized.
27 (8) "Field grass" or "forage grass field" means a field which has been
28 planted with one (1) of the following varieties of grass for the purpose of
29 producing seed: canary grass, bromegrass, oat grass, Timothy grass, wheat
30 grass, or orchard grass.
31 (9) "Person" means a natural person, individual, firm, partnership, cor-
32 poration, company, society, association, cooperative, two (2) or more persons
33 having a joint or common interest, or any unit or agency of local, state or
34 federal government.
35 (10) "Reasonable efforts" means, but is not limited to, the obtaining of
36 any available information on local meteorological and air quality conditions
37 and observing the smoke plume from small test fires or from other field burns.
38 (11) "Turf grass field" means a field which has been planted with one (1)
39 of the following varieties of grass for the purpose of producing seed: blue-
40 grass, bent grass, fescues or perennial ryegrass.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
This legislation clarifies that Conservation Reserve Program
(CRP) land is included in the Crop Residue Program. The current
language in the Crop Residue Disposal Law only permits the
burning of vegetative material remaining after harvest. CRP
rules provide, under certain circumstances, agricultural burning
of un-harvested CRP land to control weeds and improve stands.
Participants enrolled in CRP have been unable to take advantage
of that option under current state law. This proposed language
will allow CRP land to be burned, under certain circumstances,
even if it has not been harvested.
There is no fiscal impact to the general fund.
Name: Dar Olberding, Idaho Grain Producers
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE H 593