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Posted on: March 8, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Statewide Ban on Open Burning Ahead!

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As spring has officially "sprung", meteorologically anyway, keep in mind that the statewide Ban on Residential Brush / Open Burning is approaching and will be in effect beginning March 16th through May 14th.

Have questions regarding the Open Burning law? Check here first: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/58519.html

The full text of Part 215 relating to Open Burns can be found here: https://goo.gl/4egDUC

Reminder: The towns of Dresden, Fort Ann and Putnam are designated "Fire Towns" under the Environmental Conservation Law and require permits to be issued from DEC.

Violators of the open burning state regulation are subject to both criminal and civil enforcement actions, with a minimum fine of $500 for a first offense. To report environmental law violations call 1-800-TIPP DEC (1-800-847-7332) or report online at http://www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/67751.html .

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