THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS FORWARDED BY THE NEW YORK STATE ASSOCIATION OF FIRE CHIEFS PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE. 

Oct 7, 2009

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New York State DEC

New Regulation on Open Burning Takes Effect Oct. 14

Initiative Will Reduce Pollutants, Risks of Wildfires

ALBANY, NY (10/05/2009)(readMedia)-- Taking a step to reduce harmful air pollutants and help prevent wildfires, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has extended restrictions on the open burning of residential waste effective Oct. 14. The open burning of residential waste will be prohibited in all communities statewide, regardless of population, with exceptions for burning tree limbs and branches at limited times and other certain circumstances (detailed below). Previously, the ban applied only in towns with populations of 20,000 or more. The New York State Environmental Board approved this state regulation on Sept. 1.

Link to complete article: http://readme.readmedia.com/news/show/New-Regulation-on-Open-Burning-Takes-Effect-Oct-14/961242

 

Link to Questions and Answers Regarding New Open Burning Regulations Effective October 14, 2009: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/58519.html