DEC Issues State-Wide Burn Ban Through October 10Jul 18th, 2012 | By HV Insider | Category: Current Events
There is state-wide burn ban until October 10 or until otherwise announced. The burning of leaves, trash, and brush is strictly prohibited.
Department of Environmental Conservation will issue an emergency regulation implementing a statewide ban on residential brush burning through October 10. Violators of the open burning regulation are subject to both criminal and civil enforcement actions.
In addition, the Department of Environmental Conservation will suspend all burning permits previously issued.
A moratorium on new permits is now in effect through October 10.