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Proposed KCC Amendments Regarding Fireworks <br />April 4, 2019 <br /> <br />9.30.030 Prohibition against discharge. <br />The county of Kittitas County prohibits the ignition or discharge of fireworks within the <br />unincorporated areas of Kittitas County except between the period from 9:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. on <br />July 4th and from 9:00 a.m. December 31st to 1:00 a.m. of the following day (January 1st) of each <br />year. (Ord. 99-09, 1999; Ord. 956, 1995). The Kittitas County Fire Marshal may authorize ignition or <br />discharge of fireworks on other days and times dependent on fire danger and subject to fireworks <br />permit approval. As a condition of fireworks permit approval, the applicant shall be required to <br />provide written notice to the landowners of all properties located within five hundred (500) feet of <br />the site of the firework ignition or discharge. The notice shall include date and time of the proposed <br />firework ignition or discharge. <br />9.30.035 Fire Marshal's authority to prohibit discharge. <br />The Kittitas County Fire Marshal is authorized to prohibit the ignition or discharge of fireworks within <br />the unincorporated areas of Kittitas County whenever the following fire danger components and <br />indices have been reached or exceeded those described in Standard Operating Procedure F01-10 as <br />now existing or as hereafter at least one of three Remote Automated Weather Stations <br />(RAWS): <br />1. The Burning Index is at least 18; and <br />2. The Fuel Moisture Content of the 10 hour fuels is below 8; and <br />3. The Energy Release Component is in the 90th percentile (42 for upper county and 44 for <br />lower county); and <br />4. Fire weather predictions; and <br />5. Resource depletion <br /> <br />In the event that a burn ban has been established in accordance with KCC 20.08, the Fire Marshal is <br />authorized to prohibit the ignition or discharge of fireworks, even if the above fire danger <br />components and indicies have not been reached or exceeded. <br /> <br />