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Any proposed debris burn site that covers an area larger than 400 square feet or piled higher than ten feet will require a permit and must conform to the following rules.
(A) Applications for permits must be applied for at least 15 days before the scheduled burn is to take place. Permits can only be issued by the office of the County Solid Waste Coordinator or his or her assistant.
(B) A fee of $50 shall be collected by the Coordinator.
(C) Proposed burning sites shall:
(1) Not be located in a floodplain, sinkhole, major drainage channel or within 250 feet of any water of the state;
(2) Be located a safe distance from any residence, school, hospital or business and be a safe distance away from overhead and underground utilities;
(3) Not be located in proximity to any vegetation or human-made matter so as to create a potential fire hazard;
(4) All debris piles that are permitted shall:
(a) Have adequate fire lanes to allow access to fire and emergency vehicles and heavy equipment;
(b) Must be attended at all times; and
(c) The attendant must have equipment on hand to prevent the spread of fire.
(5) Burning shall occur only when the prevailing winds direct smoke away from any residence, school, hospital or business; and
(6) The use of accelerants (oil, tires, diesel fuel or any petroleum product) is strictly prohibited.
(Ord. KOC 05-320-315, passed 12-6-2005) Penalty, see § 92.99