<html> <head> <title>Rule 12:12:02:01 Definitions.</title> <META NAME="Keywords" Content="Administrative Rules 12:12:02:01"> <META NAME="Description" Content="Administrative Rules 12:12:02:01 Definitions."> <meta name=Generator content="Microsoft Office HTML Filter 2.0"> <meta http-equiv=Content-Type content="text/html; charset=windows-1252"> <meta name=Originator content="Microsoft Word 10"> <style> <!-- --> </style> </head> <body lang=EN-US> <div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <b>12:12:02:01.&nbsp;&nbsp;Definitions.</b> Terms used in this chapter mean:</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; (1)&nbsp;&nbsp;&quot;Abandonment,&quot; withdrawal of logging operations from an area with no intent to provide satisfactory treatment of all logging slash;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; (2)&nbsp;&nbsp;&quot;Burning,&quot; igniting piled or unpiled slash under prescribed conditions to reduce the amount and continuity of fuels;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; (3)&nbsp;&nbsp;&quot;Chipped,&quot; sliced, ground, or pulverized limbs, branches, or other logging debris that has been put through a specially designed portable chipping machine to produce small pieces of wood that are scattered over the area, producing a compact mat of wood debris;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; (4)&nbsp;&nbsp;&quot;Habitable structure,&quot; a residence, summer home, or other structure inhabited by people on a continual, seasonal, or intermittent basis;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; (5)&nbsp;&nbsp;&quot;Lopping,&quot; cutting of limbs, branches, treetops, cull logs, and other separate vegetation remaining after harvest into lengths so that the remaining logging slash will lie close to the ground;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; (6)&nbsp;&nbsp;&quot;Lopping and scattering,&quot; a combination of lopping and scattering that results in a more even and compact distribution of logging slash than lopping or scattering alone;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; (7)&nbsp;&nbsp;&quot;Percent slope,&quot; a measurement of slope steepness calculated by dividing a measured horizontal distance into the vertical distance, which is the distance from the horizontal line to the ground, and multiplying the answer by 100, using a formula expressed as:</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <u>Vertical distance&nbsp; =</u>&nbsp; ______ X 100&nbsp; =&nbsp; Percent slope</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Horizontal distance</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; (8)&nbsp;&nbsp;&quot;Piling,&quot; laying, placing, heaping, or stacking logging slash into piles to facilitate intended burning or to meet other silvicultural purposes;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; (9)&nbsp;&nbsp;&quot;Piling and burning,&quot; a combination of piling slash and igniting piles;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; (10)&nbsp;&nbsp;&quot;Prescribed burning,&quot; controlled application of fire to fuels, in a natural or modified state, under conditions of weather, fuel moisture, soil moisture, and topography that allow a fire to be confined to a predetermined area and produce effects that meet planned objectives of silviculture and fire hazard reduction;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; (11)&nbsp;&nbsp;&quot;Red slash,&quot; a condition of the logging slash, usually conifers, reached when the needles turn reddish-brown while still attached to the limbs;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; (12)&nbsp;&nbsp;&quot;Removal,&quot; removal of logging slash by lifting, pushing, or taking it away from a logged area in order to utilize the material or dispose of it safely;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; (13)&nbsp;&nbsp;&quot;Satisfactory treatment,&quot; treatment of logging slash that meets the standards in this chapter;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; (14)&nbsp;&nbsp;&quot;Scattering,&quot; spreading of lopped or unlopped logging slash evenly over the ground so that the remaining slash will lie close to the ground; and</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; (15)&nbsp;&nbsp;&quot;Silviculture,&quot; the science and art of growing and tending forests based on a knowledge of the life history and general characteristics of forest trees and stands.</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <b>Source:</b> 17 SDR 12, effective August 1, 1990.</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <b>General Authority:</b> SDCL <A HREF="/statutes/DisplayStatute.aspx?Type=Statute&Statute=21-10-26">21-10-26.</A></p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <b>Law Implemented:</b> SDCL <A HREF="/statutes/DisplayStatute.aspx?Type=Statute&Statute=21-10-26">21-10-26.</A></p> </div> </body> </html>