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(a) 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 Environmental Protection Agency or the Fire Department.
(b) Such application shall contain, as a minimum, information regarding:
(1) The purpose of the proposed burning;
(2) The nature and quantities of material to be burned;
(3) The date or dates when such burning will take place;
(4) The location of the burning site, including a map showing distances to residences, populated areas, roadways, air fields and other pertinent landmarks;
(5) The methods or actions which will be taken to reduce the emission of air contaminants; and
(6) The on-site fire extinguishing equipment to be provided.
(c) The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency or the Fire Department, after receiving notification, may determine that the open burning is not allowed under this chapter, and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency or the Fire Department shall notify the applicant to this effect.
(d) Permission to open burn shall not be granted unless the applicant demonstrates to the satisfaction of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency or the Fire Department that open burning is necessary to the public interest; that it will be conducted in a time, place and manner as to minimize the emission of air contaminants; and that it will have no serious detrimental effect upon adjacent properties or the occupants thereof. The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency or the Fire Department may impose such conditions as may be necessary to accomplish the purpose of this section.
(e) Permission to open burn must be obtained for each specific project. In emergencies where public health or environmental quality will be seriously threatened by a delay while written permission is sought, the fire may be set with oral permission of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency or the Fire Department.
(f) Violations of any of the conditions set forth by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency or the Fire Department 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.
(Ord. 142-2003. Passed 6-16-03.)