(Adopted 1/89)

The following applies to open-burning permits:

  1. No person shall knowingly set or permit an open fire for the purpose of agricultural burning or the burning of agricultural waste unless such person has a valid permit for open burning issued by the Air Pollution Control Officer or a designated agency.

  2. Open burning requiring an open-burning permit shall comply with the following:
    1. The applicant shall show that the proposed burn will not violate these Rules and Regulations.
    2. Application for open-burning permits shall be on a form approved by the Air Pollution Control Officer and applicable designated agency.
    3. Application must include the type of waste, and estimate of the amount of waste to be burned and the reason why the burn is necessary.
    4. The burning must be done on the day or days designated by the issuing agency providing said day is a burn day and the burning is in compliance with any restrictions or conditions imposed as a condition of the permit.
  3. Open burning permits issued by designated agencies are limited to the following:
    1. Agricultural burning within their service areas on burn days:
    2. Open burning for the purpose of training in fire fighting providing the Air Pollution Control Officer is notified prior to igniting the fire.
  4. Other than as provided in Section "c" above, all open burning permits are to be issued by the Air Pollution Control Officer or his authorized representative.

  5. Prior to doing any Agricultural Burning the permittee shall receive permission to burn from the Air Pollution Control Office.
    The following information is to be provided:
    1. Amount of waste to be burned;
    2. Type of waste to be burned;
    3. Location of burn site;
    4. Burning permit number or the name of the person who has a valid burning permit covering the burn.
  6. All open fires requiring a permit for open burning should be ignited by approved ignition devices.

  7. When the reported amount of agricultural waste being burned amounts to the burning allocation to the Air Pollution Control District, the Air Pollution Control Officer may deny any further burning.

  8. When the Air Pollution Control Officer determines that air quality may be adversely affected, the acreage allocation may be limited or the APCO may declare a No-Burn day.