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Newfoundland and Labrador
Regulation 2002



Forest Fire Regulations (Amendment)
under the
Forestry Act

(Filed April 24, 2002)

Under the authority of section 109 of the Forestry Act, I make the following regulations.

Dated at St. John’s, April 23, 2002.

Rick Woodford
Minister of
Forest Resources and Agrifoods



        1.   S.4 Amdt.

        2.   S.5 Amdt
Fire weather index

        3.   S.8 Amdt
Further prohibitions

        4.   S.9 Amdt
Wood stoves

CNLR 11/96
as amended

        1. Section 4 of the Forest Fire Regulations is amended by adding immediately after paragraph (b) the following

          (b.1)  in an outdoor wood burning unit if

                      (i)  the unit is made entirely of non-combustible materials,

                     (ii)  the unit completely contains the fire,

                    (iii)  the unit is screened to prevent the escape of sparks or other burning material,

                    (iv)  the unit rests on legs or supports and is placed on mineral soil or non-combustible material having a surface area a minimum of 1.5 square metres, and

                     (v)  the unit is located a minimum of 3.5 metres from the nearest woods, brush or other flammable material;


        2. Subsection 5(1) of the regulations is repealed and the following substituted:

Fire weather index

        5. (1) Open or outdoor fires are not permitted under paragraphs 4(a), (b) and (b.1) when the fire weather index is high or extreme.


        3. Paragraph 8(a) of the regulations is repealed and the following substituted:

             (a)  leave a fire unattended, whether or not it is contained in a prepared camp site, charcoal, gas, kerosene, alcohol, propane operated unit or outdoor wood burning unit or is lit under permit; or


        4. Section 9 of the regulations is amended by deleting the words "a wood" and substituting the words "an indoor wood".