Rule 2:7 Conditions for Open Burning:

(Amended 7-28-87)

  1. All material to be burned must be arranged so that it will burn with a minimum of smoke and must be reasonably free of dirt, soil, and visible surface moisture.
    All vegetative wastes to be burned shall be ignited only with approved ignition devices and shall be free of tires, illegal residential rubbish, tar paper, construction debris, and combustible and flammable waste as defined in these regulations. The Air Pollution Control Officer (APCO) may specify the method of ignition. (Amended 7-28-87)
  2. Burning is not allowed on No-Burn days except when done pursuant to Rule 2:6.a.6.(d) or with a valid special permit issued pursuant to Rule 2:8.
  3. No burning shall be conducted if meteorological conditions would cause an undue amount of emissions to be transported into populated or sensitive receptor areas. No burning shall be conducted when such burns, in conjunction with present or predicted meteorology, could cause or contribute to a violation of an ambient air quality standard. In no event shall a public or private nuisance be permitted to exist by the APCO or by the permittee. (Amended 7-28-87)
  4. All vegetative waste shall be cut and dried prior to burning for the following minimum periods:
    1. Grain stubble: All types - 7 days
      Wood wastes:
      Under 6" diameter - 15 days
      Between 6" and 12" - 30 days
      Between 12" and 24" - 45 days
      More than 24" in diameter- 60 days

      (Amended 7-22-86)
    2. The APCO may authorize other drying procedures only if such procedures will result in the equivalent or a reduction of emissions.
  5. In no event shall that portion of the tree that was underground be burned, unless specifically authorized under permit.
  6. Any person burning pursuant to Rule 2:6 or 2:8 shall have any required permit available for inspection at the burn site during the burn. The permit is valid only if all conditions in this Rule and on the permit are met.