1511.03  OPEN BURNING IN RESTRICTED AREAS.
   Open burning as defined in Section 1511.01 is not permitted within the City limits without prior permit from the Fire Prevention Office.
   (a)   Permission.
      (1)   An application for permission to open burn shall be submitted in writing at least ten days before the fire is to be set.  It shall be in such form and contain such information as required by the Ohio EPA.
      (2)   Such applications shall contain, as a minimum, information regarding:
         A.   The purpose of the proposed burning;
         B.   The nature and quantities of material to be burned;
         C.   The date or dates when such burning will take place;
         D.   The location of the burning site, including a map showing distances to residences, populated areas, roadways, air fields and other pertinent landmarks; and
         E.   The methods or actions which will be taken to reduce the emission of air contaminants.
      (3)   Permission to open burn shall not be granted unless the applicant demonstrates to the satisfaction of the Ohio EPA that open burning is necessary to the public interest; will be conducted in a time, place and manner as to minimize the emission of air contaminants; and will have no serious detrimental effect upon adjacent properties or the occupants thereof.  The Ohio EPA may impose such conditions as may be necessary to accomplish the purpose of Ohio Administrative Code Chapter 3745-19.
      (4)   Permission to open burn shall be obtained for each specific project.  In emergencies where public health or environmental quality will be seriously threatened by delay while written permission is sought, the fire may be set with oral permission of the Ohio EPA.
      (5)   Violations of any of the conditions set forth by the Ohio EPA in granting permission to open burn shall be grounds for revocation of such permission and refusal to grant future permission, as well as for the imposition of other sanctions provided by law.
   (b)   Notification.
      (1)   Notification shall be submitted in writing at least ten days before the fire is to be set.  It shall be in such form and contain such information as shall be required by the Ohio EPA.
      (2)   Such notification shall inform the Ohio EPA regarding:
         A.   The purpose of the proposed burning;
         B.   The nature and quantities of materials to be burned;
         C.   The date or dates when such burning will take place; and
         D.   The location of the burning site.
      (3)   The Ohio EPA, after receiving notification, may determine that the open burning is not allowed under Ohio Administrative Code Chapter 3745-19 and the Ohio EPA shall notify the applicant to this effect.
         (Ord. 2017-012.  Passed 2-28-17.)