(A)   Purpose. The purpose of this subchapter is to control air pollution resulting from the open burning of combustible materials.
   (B)   Scope.
      (1)   This section applies to all operations involving open burning. This section does not authorize any open burning which is a crime under G.S. §§ 14-136 through 14-140.1 or affect the authority of the Division of Forest Resources to issue or deny permits for open burning in or adjacent to woodlands as provided in G.S. §§ 106-940 through 106-950. This section does not affect the authority of any local government to regulate open burning through its fire codes or other ordinances.
      (2)   The issuance of any open burning permit by the Division of Forest Resources or any local government does not relieve any person from the necessity of complying with this section or any other air quality rule.
   (C)   Impermissible open burning. A person shall not cause, allow or permit open burning of combustible material except as allowed by § 98.17 or as covered by a permit issued under § 98.18 of this section.
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