Fall open burn permits begin Sept. 15

Fall open burn permits will be available from September 15 thru October 30 2014. Burn permits are now being issued by the Utah Division of Air Quality and there are statewide rules in place that regulate open burning activities.

DAQ rules allow the open burning of clippings, bushes, plants and prunings from trees incident to property and residential clean-up activities, if the clearing index is 500 or greater. The clearing index is a measure of the atmospheric mixing and wind speed.

The online open burn permit application program checks to see if there is an active open burn window and checks the clearing index to see if it is forecast to be more than 500.If there is not an open burn window or if the clearing index is forecast to be less than 500, the program will not allow a person to complete the application.

An open burn permit application is required for each separate burn.

A permit is valid only on specified lands and is required to be on site at the time of the burn.

All materials to be burned must be clearly described and quantified in the application.

 Applicants must be aware of any and all local, state and federal rules and regulations applicable to their area.

Additional information and the open burn permit application can be completed online by visiting the following link: <a href=”http://www.airquality.utah.gov/Compliance/OpenBurning/form/index.php” target=”_blank”>www.airquality.utah.gov/Compliance/OpenBurning/form/index.php</a> or by visiting <a href=”https://www.cachecounty.org/fire/burn-permits.html” target=”_blank”>www.cachecounty.org</a> and clicking the burn permit link.

Those who do not have Internet access may call the Cache County Fire District for assistance at 435-755-1670.Burn permits can also be obtained by mail but may take up to two weeks for processing. To request a hard copy of the open burn permit application, contact the DAQ by phone at 801-536-4000.

The State Forester has rescinded all fire restrictions set in place on July 12, 2014 in Cache County. This will go in effect September 15, 2014.This affects all unincorporated private and state lands within Cache County.

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