The Open Burning Program, under state regulations Chapter 10, Section 2, pertains to most small-scale burns. Large-scale vegetative burning, on the other hand, is regulated under the Smoke Management Program.
This law restricts and places certain requirements on specific open burning practices including the burning of: Refuse, Trade wastes, Leaves and other vegetative material, Fire hazards, and Emergency purposes and salvage operations (for firefighter training).
Additionally, opening burning outlines penalties for unlawful open burning. It also explains exemptions for the following: Recreational purposes, Cooking of food, Providing warmth for human beings, Branding of animals, and Handheld fire extinguisher training
In addition to the regulatory requirements, we suggest you consider the following before beginning a burn:
Several guides and instruction sheets have been developed to assist you in completing and filing the forms necessary to conduct open burning. Please review these documents in the Tabs section below.