The Waiting List
The waiting list is an
option available through the Smoke Management System if your burn request
cannot be approved for the day requested.
When a location is added to the waiting list, you will be called on the
afternoon prior to the day you will be allowed to burn and asked to call back
if you want to burn. If you are unable
to burn and do not make a return call, you will retain your position on the
list and will be called the next time burn allocation is available in your
area. You may defer up to three (3)
times without forfeiting your place on the waiting list.
If you receive a call informing you that a burn from the
waiting list is now eligible to proceed, you may choose to burn on the
following day or defer to a later date.
When using the automated phone system, please do the
To confirm that you want to burn on the following day, call
the automated phone system at 1-800-665-2876
or 1-559-227-7143 from 4:00 PM to 7:00
PM to confirm that you will burn on the following day.
will be asked to enter or say your burn
permit number and security
will then be provided with a start time limitation and will be asked to
enter or say the time you want to start the
- A confirmation
number will be provided to you once the transaction is complete. Your burn
request is not complete until you receive a confirmation number. Anyone burning without having received
a confirmation number will be doing so in violation of the rules.
- If you
call after 7:00 PM, your exclusive reservation to burn could be lost to
others, but if allocation is still available you will be able to
burn. If the allocation is already
full, your place on the waiting list will be retained and you will be
called the next day burning is available in your geographic area.
If you choose not to burn on the following day, simply do not
call and your place on the waiting list will be retained. You will be called the next day burning is available
in your geographic area. You may defer
up to three (3) times without forfeiting your place on the waiting list.
To use the District’s website to request a burn
authorization go directly to http://sms.valleyair.org. The web pages will lead you through the same
process as described above for the automated phone system. Your burn
request will not be complete until you receive a confirmation number on the