section .1900 – open burning
15A NCAC 02D .1901 OPEN BURNING: PURPOSE: SCOPE
(a) Open Burning Prohibited. A person shall not cause,
allow, or permit open burning of combustible material except as allowed by Rule
.1903 and Rule .1904 of this Section.
(b) Purpose. The purpose of this Section is to control air
pollution resulting from the open burning of combustible materials and to
protect the air quality in the immediate area of the open burning.
(c) Scope. This Section applies to all operations
involving open burning. This Section does not authorize any open burning that
is a crime under G.S. 14-136, G.S. 14-137, G.S. 14-138.1 and G.S. 14-140.1, or
affect the authority of the North Carolina Forest Service to issue or deny
permits for open burning in or adjacent to woodlands as provided in G.S.
106-940 through G.S. 106-950. This Section does not affect the authority of
any local government to regulate open burning through its fire codes or other
ordinances. The issuance of any open burning permit by the North Carolina
Forest Service or any local government does not relieve any person from the
necessity of complying with this Section or any other air quality rule.
History Note: Authority G.S. 143-215.3(a)(1);
Eff. July 1, 1996;
Amended Eff. January 1, 2015; July 1, 2007; June 1, 2004.