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Chip It, Don't Chuck It!

Taking down the Christmas tree after the holidays can sometimes feel like a bit of a letdown. It doesn’t have to if you dispose of it in an eco-friendly manner.

Waste Reduction Facilitator Rae Stewart says, “Your tree can have another life after the holidays. By dropping it off at any one of the convenient Chip It locations, your tree will then be chipped and composted into GlenGrow. This wonderful nutrient-rich soil conditioner is excellent for top dressing your lawn, ideal for use in landscaping, vegetable gardens, and even potting soil. It’s available at the Glenmore landfill and many landscape supply centers in the spring and summer.”

Before dropping your tree off for recycling, please remove all decorations and tinsel, as well as the plastic bags used for transporting the tree.

Christmas tree drop-off locations December 26th through January 31st are:

Kelowna and Area:
At the corner of Richter and Rowcliffe
Glenmore Landfill

Westside:
Westside Residential Waste Disposal and Recycling Center (during regular hours, Fri - Mon 7:30am to 3:50pm closed New Year's Day)

Lake Country:
Swalwell Park (located on Bottom Wood Lake Road)

Peachland
Old Dump Site (Spring Creek Pit at the end of Princeton Rd)

For more information, visit regionaldistrict.com/recycle or call the Regional Waste Reduction Office at 250-469-6250.

(December 27, 2011)

Source:  RDCO's What's New

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.pdf icon November 10, 2011 Regional District of Central Okanagan Governance and Services Committee Meeting Minutes

9. Regional Parks Services

9.1 Surplus Asset Sale - Air Curtain Burner
Staff report dated November 3, 2011 outlined the background regarding the purchase of the region's air curtain burner in 2008. The air curtain burner was purchased to assist in wood waste disposal from anticipated pine beetle mitigation activities within the regional parks and the broader Central Okanagan land base.

Since 2008, staff has continued to work with municipal partners and the burner has been made available for local government access and use (Except to North Westside Road) in forest fuel mitigation projects. Access has been very limited due to the small scale and scope of many local government fuel reduction projects. Past experience has concluded that forest fuel management projects have not created wood volumes that are large enough to effectively utilize the burner as a means of disposal. With funding sources currently unavailable for region-wide forest fuel modification projects staff are recommending sale of this asset while a reasonable return can still be made.

Director Shepherd left the meeting at 9:45 a.m.

Other options have been used for disposal of wood debris. A public bidding process has been undertaken for the purchase of the curtain burner. Information has been posted widely in the open market. The highest bid received is being recommended.

The question was raised whether there would be a viable use in the electoral areas that has not been identified? It was noted that a region-wide service program was identified in 2008 and at that time the Board did not wish to pursue this program.

Director shepherd returned at 9:50 a.m.

Significant volumes are required in order for the burner to be efficient. The cost of moving the equipment, operation and wood volumes are challenged. Some partners have availed themselves in the past but there are few opportunities available.

#GS102/1 HODGE/BAKER
THAT the Governance and Services Committee recommends that the Regional Board approve the disposition and sale of the RDCO Air Curtain Burner LLC Model S220 for a submitted bid value of $23,250 (piUS HST) to Stone Pacific Contracting Ltd;
AND FURTHER THAT staff be directed to adjust 2011 capital equipment purchases as identified in the regional parks service general capital funds budget to accommodate a revised lower proceeds of sale revenue allocation.

CARRIED

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RDCO lost $66,957 selling the air curtain burner

.pdf icon November 10, 2011 Highlights of the Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting

Air Curtain Burner Sale Approved
The Regional Board has approved the sale of the Regional District Air Curtain Burner to Stone Pacific Contracting Group for $23,250 plus HST. Since it was purchased in 2006 to assist with fuel disposal from the pine beetle outbreak, the unit has seen limited use by the region and member municipalities due to the small scale size of forest fuel and pine beetle mitigation projects and disposal options such as the sale of merchantable timber or wood chips.

Regional Parks Fire Fuel Modification Project
The Regional Board has approved two contracts for fire fuel hazard modification projects in two regional parks. Nine companies responded to the tendering process and after review, Landmark Forest Management Limited was recommended as the most cost effective and experienced for the proposed work on 50-hectares in Rose Valley Regional Park and 10- hectares in Glen Canyon Regional Park. The contract for Rose Valley is worth $303,710.40 and in Glen Canyon the contract is valued at $74,872. Funding for both projects is being provided through a grant from the Union of BC Municipalities Strategic Wildfire Prevention Initiative. It is anticipated work will begin later in the month. As needed, collected debris in Rose Valley Regional Park will be chipped or burned only when air quality and venting conditions permit and with approval and permits from West Kelowna Fire Rescue. In Glen Canyon, only non-merchantable materials will be chipped and removed from the site or burned when conditions allow. Merchantable timber from this site will be stockpiled for sale by the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations.

Air Quality Program Funding
The Regional Board has adopted allocating some existing funds from the Regional Air Quality Program to launch a Neighbourhood Trip Planning pilot project. Just over $32,000 in unused funding will be utilized to help develop and test the pilot project which is designed to reduce single occupancy vehicles and boost levels of active transportation. While the pilot project is planned for Kelowna, it is intended the Neighbourhood Trip Planning program would be available throughout all areas of the Central Okanagan.

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.pdf icon November 10, 2011 Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting Agenda

.pdf icon Item 9.1b Surplus Asset Sale - Air Curtain Burner.pdf

.pdf icon Item 7.1 Award of Contract - Regional Parks Operational Fuel Treatment Contracts.pdf

.pdf icon Item 9.1c Air Quality Funding Reallocation-Pilot Project.pdf

*Note* This is only 2 of the 3 pages just about the air curtain burner, please click link above for entire content.

Agenda No: 9.1b
Mtg Date: Nov. 10th, 2011

TO: RDCO Regional Board Members
FROM: Mike Roche, Parks Senior Operator
Murray Kopp, Director - Parks Services
DATE: November 3,2011
SUBJECT: Disposition of Surplus Assets - Air Curtain Burner LLC Model S-220

RECOMMENDATION
THAT the Governance & Services Committee recommends that the Regional Board approve the disposition and sale of the RDCO Air Curtain Burner LLC Model S-220 for a submitted bid value of $23,250 (plus HST) to Stone Pacific Contracting Ltd.;
AND FURTHER THAT staff be directed to adjust 201'1 capital equipment purchases as identified in the Regional Parks Service General Capital Funds budget to accommodate a revised (lower) proceeds of sale revenue allocation. This is for your information and consideration

BACKGROUND
The air curtain burner was purchased from Gemaco Sales Ltd. on January 22, 2008 at the cost of $90,206.76 plus taxes and shipping. During the period between 2006 - 2008 the Okanagan Valley experienced an escalating outbreak of pine beetle and RDCO staff were directed to evaluate and provide the RDCO Board with recommendations on how to mitigate the pine beetle outbreak on both public and private lands. In anticipation of future operational needs in both RDCO Regional Parks and via future public service delivery needs, a forced air burner (Air
Curtain Burner) was secured to assist in wood waste disposal from anticipated pine beetle mitigation activities within RDCO Regional Parks and the broader Central Okanagan land base.

On August 7th, 2008 the RDCO Governance and Services Committee received a report from RDCO staff which recommended approval for the establishment of a new extended service area for the disposal of pine beetle tree debris, This report outlined a proposed multi year service program that would see multiple forced air burners utilized throughout the Central Okanagan
which would support five (5) public wood waste disposal sites over the course of five years.

Estimated costs of the proposed service program, which included the proposed acquisition of additional forced air burners ranged from $487,507 (2009) to $2,927,583 (2015). The G&S Committee further advised staff to:

" .. re-engage partners to:

  • establish principles regarding private-public sectors (feasibility/responsibility) of co-generation;

  • review possible grants to assist with the financial impact for the public; .."

Disposition of Surplus Assets - Air Curtain Burner LLC Model S-220 Regional Board Meeting - November 10, 2011

Since 2008, RDCO staff have continued to work collaboratively with RDCO Municipal partners and the RDCO Air Curtain Burner has been made available for local government access and use in forest fuel and pine beetle mitigation projects. During this time, access has been very limited due to the small scale and scope of many local government forest fuel reduction projects.

ANALYSIS
Efficient and effective disposal of pine beetle/ forest fuel reduction project wood waste continues to be an issue of concern throughout BC. Since initiating a more concerted effort in RDCO Regional Parks forest management over the past 10+ years, all park operational management projects continue to seek access the most effective and efficient means of handling wood products from parks. Preference is given to options that would permit use of the wood rather than burning it. Our recent experience has concluded that grant funded RDCO Regional Park forest fuel management projects have not created waste wood volumes that are large enough to effectively utilize the forced air curtain burner as a means of disposal (i.e. wood waste volumes to warrant effective and efficient use of the forced air burner over multiple operational days).

Recent RDCO forest fuel reduction and pine beetle mitigation projects have also accessed merchantable wood or wood chip sale options which have reduced overall project costs and not warranted use of a forced air burner.

CONCLUSION
In accordance with the RDCO Financial Plan, in April 2011 the RDCO Air Curtain Burner was made available for public sale & acquisition through a several public bidding options which included @ BC Auction @ BC Bid @ Castanet. net

In all identified surplus asset sales, a reserve bid value was established based on 2011 - 2015 Financial Plan staff estimates of proceeds of sale value of $75,000 for this asset. Due to the specialized nature and a declining market for this type of equipment, staff attempted a 2nd disposition process for this asset in August/September 2011 based on revised market
conditions and a reserve bid value of $55,000 was established for the Air Curtain Burner. In all cases described above, reserve bids were not met. RDCO staff have since reposted the availability of this surplus asset and have received a bid of $23,250 (Plus HST) which is the highest value received to date.

With funding sources currently unavailable for region-wide forest fuel reduction projects, large tree removal projects being completed by contractors accessing more efficient and cost effective means of handling of wood products, and stumpage rates being lower than the depreciation of the burner, RDCO staff are recommending support for the sale of this asset such that a reasonable return can still be made.

Respectfully submitted,
Mike Roche
Parks Senior Operator
Approved for inclusion
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Murray Kopp
Director - Parks Services

Attachments:
(1) Invitation to Bid: Surplus Equipment - Air Curtain Burner

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.pdf icon November 10, 2011 Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting Minutes

7. PARKS SERVICES

7.1 Award of Contract - Rose Valley & Glen Canyon Regional Parks Operational Fuel Treatment Contracts (Weighted Vote)

Staff report dated November 3, 2011 provided an overview of the tenders received for the fuel management treatment in Rose Valley Regional Park and Glen Canyon Regional Park. Nine submissions were received. Staff reviewed criteria used including: treatment plan, past performance, submission of safety plan, geographic location of contractor, lowest bid - and points were awarded and scored. The recommended proponent has met all conditions of the bid process and references have been contacted.

It was noted Board members had received correspondence this morning from two of the proponents expressing concern around the process and lowest value not being selected. Staff defended the process used. Staff noted they will speak directly to the proponents who have contacted the Board to reexplain the process used. It was suggested on future reports to the Board, that the weighting of categories and sum total of points be included in the staff report.

Staff was asked, as has been done in the past, if private land owners in area will be informed should they wish to dispose of forest fuel at their own expense. Staff confirmed this will be done.

FINDLATER/EDGSON
THAT the Regional Board authorize the award of contract for the operational forest fuel management treatment in Rose Valley Regional Park to Landmark Forest Management Ltd. for the amount of $303,710.40 inclusive of HST;

AND FURTHER THAT the Regional Board authorize the award of the contract for the operational forest fuel management treatment in Glen Canyon Regional Park to Landmark Forest Management Ltd. for the amount of $74,872.00 inclusive of HST.

CARRIED

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9. COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS

9.1 Rise and Report - Governance & Services Committee meeting of November 10, 2011

b) Surplus Asset Sale - Air Curtain Burner (All Directors - Unweighted Vote)

SHEPHERD/OPHUS
THAT the Regional Board approve the disposition and sale of the RDCO Air Curtain Burner LLC Model S220 for a submitted bid value of $23,250 (plus HST) to Stone Pacific Contracting Ltd;

AND FURTHER THAT staff be directed to adjust 2011 capital equipment purchases as identified in the regional parks service general capital funds budget to accommodate a revised lower proceeds of sale revenue allocation.

CARRIED

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9. COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS

9.1 Rise and Report - Governance & Services Committee meeting of November 10, 2011

c) Regional Air Quality - Neighborhood Trip Planning Pilot Project & Reallocation of Funding (All Directors - Unweighted Vote)

RULE/SHEPHERD
THAT the Regional Board approve the re-allocation of $32,069.00 of existing budget within the Regional Air Quality program to the pilot project - Neighbourhood Trip Planning Program.

CARRIED

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RDCO board highlights
by Castanet Staff - Story: 67160 - Nov 10, 2011

The following are highlights from the Regional District of Central Okanagan board meeting held Thursday, November 10, 2011.

Westside Road Development Rezoning - The Regional Board has adopted a Zoning Amendment Bylaw for South Okanagan Land Developments Incorporated for its proposed ‘Rockchild Landing’ development. The rezoning approval comes after the applicant registered a legal covenant on the approximately 127-hectare property adjacent to Westside Road, restricting any building, construction and site disturbance until letters of credit are provided to the Regional District. The development proposal calls for a 43-lot residential subdivision along with a dedication of approximately 88-hectares to the Regional District for parklands.

Regional Parks Fire Fuel Modification Project - The Regional Board has approved two contracts for fire fuel hazard modification projects in two regional parks. Nine companies responded to the tendering process and after review, Landmark Forest Management Limited was recommended as the most cost effective and experienced for the proposed work on 50-hectares in Rose Valley Regional Park and 10-hectares in Glen Canyon Regional Park. The contract for Rose Valley is worth $303,710.40 and in Glen Canyon the contract is valued at $74,872. Funding for both projects is being provided through a grant from the Union of BC Municipalities Strategic Wildfire Prevention Initiative. It is anticipated work will begin later in the month. As needed, collected debris in Rose Valley Regional Park will be chipped or burned only when air quality and venting conditions permit and with approval and permits from West Kelowna Fire Rescue. In Glen Canyon, only non-merchantable materials will be chipped and removed from the site or burned when conditions allow. Merchantable timber from this site will be stockpiled for sale by the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations.

Air Curtain Burner Sale Approved - The Regional Board has approved the sale of the Regional District Air Curtain Burner to Stone Pacific Contracting Group for $23,250 plus HST. Since it was purchased in 2006 to assist with fuel disposal from the pine beetle outbreak, the unit has seen limited use by the region and member municipalities due to the small scale size of forest fuel and pine beetle mitigation projects and disposal options such as the sale of merchantable timber or wood chips. The Regional District originally paid about $95,000 for the Air Curtain Burner three years ago.

Air Quality Program Funding - The Regional Board has adopted allocating some existing funds from the Regional Air Quality Program to launch a Neighbourhood Trip Planning pilot project. Just over $32,000 in unused funding will be utilized to help develop and test the pilot project which is designed to reduce single occupancy vehicles and boost levels of active transportation. While the pilot project is planned for Kelowna, it is intended the Neighbourhood Trip Planning program would be available throughout all areas of the Central Okanagan.

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Do you support purchase of a "TRENCH BURNER" or "AIR-CURTAIN BURNER" to burn brush and dead trees caused by the pine beetle, etc. in the North Westside Road area?

Or would you prefer a chipping program?

DAVE ROBERTSON: “trench” or "curtain" burner, in my mind it is not cost effective.

Dave Robertson who ran for Central Okanagan West Director a few years back, and has been a long time fire dept member before retiring, and who was recently elected as a North Westside Communities Association director in 2010, has a website if you didn't already know.  He has some good information about wildfire protecting your property.  Dave Robertson on his own initiative has drawn up a wildfire protection plan 2010, and submitted it to the Regional District of Central Okanagan for consideration.  Dave explains his wildfire plan in laymans terms we can all understand.  To find out more about Dave Robertson's wildfire protection plan please visit Dave's website.

Dave also has some sound information to share about the possible purchase of a fire/rescue boat for the North Westside Road area.  Please visit Dave Robertson's website for more information.

Make a comment and read others comments about a trench or air-curtain burner.  There are photos of an air-curtain burner here too.

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A CONCERNED CITIZEN WROTE THIS EMAIL TO okanaganlakebc.ca May 2011 and attached to the email was the following attached email.

Hi okanaganlakebc.ca

Last year Kelowna removed and burnt 1000 infested trees. This year they are removing 211 haul them to the landfill to be grounded in to mulch killing the beetles in the process CBC Daybreak this AM

If the City can do it why not Forestry for a healthier air shed?

Concerned citizen

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----- Original Message -----
From: Roos, Susan FLNR:EX
To: email address removed
Sent: Monday, May 16, 2011 11:35 AM
Subject: response to enquiry on Burn Permits

Hello Concerned citizen. I am sending this on behalf of Ian Meier, Acting Director BC Wildfire Management Branch:

Cliff #175783

May 16, 2011

Dear concerned citizen:

Thank you for your email on May 2, 2011 concerning the use of fire to manage post harvesting debris. I have been asked to respond directly.

To support high air quality standards and utilize post harvest debris appropriately, the Clean Energy Act was implemented in British Columbia in 2010. The objective of the Act is to ensure that biomass is utilized for bioenergy purposes wherever feasible. This will allow for the best use of resources as well as improve air quality for the residents of British Columbia. The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (MFLNRO) recognizes that there is an economic use for post harvest debris and also supports maintaining air quality standards. To support the objectives of the Clean Energy Act, the MFLNRO is working with the forest industry to ensure debris is utilized rather then burned wherever possible. Since this is a relatively new industry for British Columbia, however, it may take some time before all possible sources of debris are utilized in bioenergy initiatives.

Also, please note that burn registration numbers for Open Burning Category 3 fires are used for the purposes of tracking fires so that false wildfire reports are minimized. A registration number is not a burn permit and therefore, no fee is required.
Thank you for your letter and your support for biofuel initiatives in British Columbia is appreciated. More information about the Clean Energy Act can be found at: http://gov.bc.ca/yourbc/bc_energy/be_planet.html.

Sincerely,
Ian Meier
A/Director
BC Wildfire Management Branch

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Infested pine removal in City parks
May. 13, 2011

More than 200 infected trees to be removed
The City of Kelowna will remove more than 200 infested Ponderosa pines from City parks this spring to stop the spread of pine beetle infestation within Kelowna.

Six locations have been targeted for removal of 211 infested trees, including Knox Mountain, Dilworth Mountain, Rutland Lions park, Gopher Creek and properties along Chute Lake Road. Residents might notice some of this work starting Monday.

"We are seeing an increased pine beetle infestation in the areas surrounding Kelowna," says Blair Stewart, Urban Forest Health Technician. "There are approximately 600,000 ponderosa pine trees within the city and provincial experts suggest we could lose up to 80 per cent of those over the next five to eight years."

The public is asked to stay out of areas where crews are working. Only infested and dead trees will be removed. Infested Ponderosa pines at this time of the year can appear green and healthy and show little sign of attack. Infected trees have been marked with paint or flagging tape.

"We're also encouraging land owners to watch for and remove infested pine trees," notes Stewart. "However, in order to stop the spread of the beetle, it is important to remember that infected wood should not be used as firewood, transported, or stored for any length of time unless it is first debarked. Infested bark must be chipped, burned or buried."

The cumulative area of B.C. affected by the pine beetle is estimated at 13.5 million hectares - about four times the size of Vancouver Island.

Residents can learn more about the pine beetle and tree removal at kelowna.ca or call the City's Pine Beetle Hotline at 250-469-8457.

Thank you.
Sue Roos
Director's Assistant
BC Wildfire Management Branch
Susan.Roos "at" gov.bc.ca
Phone: (250) 356-1068
Fax: (250) 387-5685

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.pdf icon February 11, 2009 Governance & Services Committee Meeting Minutes (pg 5)

Who owns the air curtain burner? It is an asset of the RDCO utilized in regional parks initiatives. As well, staff are working out options for the burner to be rented by municipalities for disposal of wood debris.

In regard to RDCO renting our air curtain burner to municipalities, the North Westside Road Fire Chief told us that RDCO would rent the air curtain burner to North Westside Road area (after North Westside Road paid taxes to purchase it) at a rental charge of $300 per day.  And on top of that we would have to have Wayne Watson Excavating haul the air curtain burner out to the North Westside Road area plus return it at a cost of $1,000.  Then everyone would have to haul their wood to the air curtain burner.  With chipping the chipper would come around to each subdivision and do a few streets at a time.  You could have your dead wood laying beside the street ready for chipping day.  The chips could be given to the Armstrong division of Tolko Mill for their hog fuel pile that is used and converted to electricity for the Mill.  You wouldn't think Tolko would turn that deal down?

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Trench Burners for sale - $34,800 2007 MCPHERSON SYSTEMS INC TRENCH BURNER

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Burns wood waste and animal carcass.  Needs wood waste to support carcass combustion.

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Regional District of Central Okanagan
2008-2012 Five Year Program Budget Projections
Central Okanagan West Tax Requisition for Regional Parks = $125,456
Air Curtain Burner $100,000 - Regional District of Central Okanagan Parks 2008 projected budget
click Budget Projection above to read all budget projections (123 pages) on RDCO's website

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Highlights of the Regional Board Meeting– July 21, 2008
Proposed BC Open Burning Regulations
The Regional Board is concerned about the impact of proposed changes to the Provincial Open Burning Smoke Control Regulation. The Board has agreed to write the Minister of Environment expressing concern that the proposals would remove the ability of local fire chiefs and Regional District staff to adequately deal with fuel modification and fire hazard reduction throughout the Central Okanagan. One of the proposed regulations would ban the use of air curtain burners in two years. The Regional District recently purchased such a device to safely dispose of pine beetle infested and fire hazard wood debris generated in future years. Submissions to the Province are due July 28th.

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Actions for Open Burnings:
- What is the difference between a trench burning and an air curtain burners? No Provincial standards have been developed even with air curtain burners.  Possible strategy would be to ask for standards to be developed for air curtain burners.

regionaldistrict.com/docs/boards_committees/air/mins/2007/Air07_02_28minutes.pdf

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Staff reviewed the comments on the goals provided by committee members - Develop guidelines and inspection for allowing trench or open air burning. Advocate for standards for this type of burning. It was noted the Province may have to do this.

regionaldistrict.com/docs/boards_committees/air/mins/2007/Air07_02_28minutes.pdf

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Deadly Air Pollution- A Continuing True Story

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Wood Waste Shredder

http://www.regionaldistrict.com/docs/boards_committees/eng/mins/2003/june_5_03.pdf

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Industry leader in the design and manufacture of above ground refractory walled air curtain burners (air curtain incinerators) and trench burners for forest fuel management and wood waste disposal. GSA Contract Holder.

http://www.forestindustry.com/process.html?ac=r&du=103801

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Pictures of an In-ground Trench Burner
http://www.airburners.com/ab-trenchb.htm

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If you have comments good or bad, solutions, concerns or complaints regarding the trench burner, forest fire hazards, pine beetle, or air quality, etc. in the Westside Road area, please make a comment to the community by filling out the form below, and/or comment to the Regional District of Central Okanagan directly, and/or directly to the North Westside Firehall.

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Adv. Plan Comm. ] Alt. Approval ] Ambulance ] Argo Road ] BC Hydro ] Budget 2010 ] Budget 2011 ] Budget 2012 ] Budget 2013 ] Budget 2014 ] Budget 2015 ] Building Inspection ] Build Laws - BC ] Build Laws - RDCO ] Building Violations ] COW Elect 08 ] COW Elect. 11 ] Director Edgson ] Dogs ] Easement Roads ] EDC ] Elect. Boundary ] Environ. Advisory ] ESS ] Finance ] Fintry Develop ] Fintry Park ] Fire Boat ] Fire Bylaws ] Fire Dept. ] Fire Dept FOI ] Fire Hydrants ] Fire Minutes ] Fires House ] FOI Act ] Friends Fintry ] Garbage ] Garbage Area ] Garbage Bylaws ] Garb Comment 08 ] Garbage Contract ] Garbage Finance ] Garbage FOI ] Garbage FOI ] Garbage La Casa ] Garbage Locker ] Garbage Minutes ] Garbage NOWESI ] Garbage Ombudsman ] Garbage Questionaire ] Garbage Secret ] Garbage Solution ] Garbage Survey ] Garbage Traders ] Governance Wide ] Government ] Helicopters ] History ] Killiney Hall ] Killiney Park ] La Casa ] Motorized Rec. ] NW OCP ] NWCA ] NWCA FOI ] NW Parks ] OKIB ] OKIB Logging ] OKIB Road ] OKIB Tax ] Peacocks ] Police Tax ] Property Tax ] RDCO ] RDCO Dog Minutes ] RDCO Jokes ] RDCO Policy ] RDCO Regs ] Report Animals ] Septic Systems ] Subdiv. History ] T. Mtn After Fire ] Terrace Mnt. Fire ] Trench Burner ] Vote Box ] Water Budget 08 ] Water Budget 09 ] Water Budget 10 ] Water Bylaws ] Water Construct ] Water FOI ] Water Grants ] Water Judgements ] Water Laws ] Water Meters ] Water Minutes ] Water Rates ] Water Right-of-Way ] Water Survey ] Water System ] Water VOS ] Water VOS Pics ] Water Well Data ] Water Wells ] Westside Road ] WR Development ] WR Incorporation ] WR Overpass ] WRIC ] Zoning Bylaw 66 ] Zoning Bylaw 1981 ] Zoning Bylaw 871 ]

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