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Conditions for Burning Brush
Conditions for the Burning of Brush in East Hampton

Burning may only be conducted between the hours of 10:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. on a sunny or partly sunny day with the wind speed between five and fifteen miles per hour.

A resident may burn clean brush (3” in diameter or less) on the property where he or she resides with an open burning permit from the town's Local Open Burning Official.

Burning must cease if so directed by any member of the Town Fire Marshal's Office, any Officer of the Fire Department or any Official of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

All reasonable measures to assure complete combustion and reduce excessive smoke are to be taken.

All reasonable safety precautions are to be taken, including the cleaning of grass and trees in the burn area, wetting down of the surrounding area, and the placement of fire extinguishers and hose lines.

This permit must be immediately available on site during the burn.

Burning is not allowed:
When national or state ambient air quality standards may be exceeded

Where a hazardous health condition might be created;

When the Air Quality Index (AQI) is forecast to be 75 or higher anywhere in the state;

When the Forest Fire Danger Index is high, very high, or extreme; and where woodland or grass land is within one hundred feet of the proposed burn;

When there is an advisory from the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Commissioner of any air pollution episode;

Burning of any material other than brush;

On property other than residential property upon which the permittee resides.

Penalties for not following the above conditions:

Violation of the terms and conditions of this permit may cause the forfeiture of your ability to qualify for a permit in the future. Or maybe subject to a fine of up two hundred dollars or imprisoned not more than six months or both (Section 23-48 of the CGS)

Any questions can be addressed to the East Hampton Fire Marshal by phoning the office at 860-267-0088

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