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Posted on: March 16, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Ban on Open Burning is in effect!

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The statewide Ban on Residential Brush / Open Burning is effect and wil continued be in effect through May 14th at 11:59 PM.

Have questions regarding the Open Burning law? Check here first:

The full text of Part 215 relating to Open Burns can be found here:

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 .

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