Sec. 4-61. Prohibitions on Open Burning - Generally.

 

Sec. 4-61. Prohibitions on open burning—Generally.
 
Except as provided in Sections 4-62 through 4-65 of this article, within the Lynchburg city limits:
 
(a) No owner or other person shall cause or permit open burning of household waste.
 
(b) No owner or other person shall cause or permit open burning or the use of a special incineration device for the destruction of refuse except as provided in this ordinance.
 
(c) No owner or other person shall cause or permit open burning or the use of a special incineration device for the destruction of rubber tires, asphaltic materials, crankcase oil, impregnated wood or other rubber or petroleum based materials except when conducting bona fide fire fighting instruction at fire fighting training schools having permanent facilities.
 
(d) No owner or other person shall cause or permit open burning or the use of a special incineration device for the destruction of hazardous waste or containers for such materials.
 
(e) No owner or other person shall cause or permit open burning or the use of a special incineration device for the purpose of a salvage operation or for the destruction of commercial/industrial waste.
 
(f) Open burning or the use of special incineration devices permitted under the provisions of this ordinance does not exempt or excuse any owner or other person from the consequences, liability, damages or injuries which may result from such conduct; nor does it excuse or exempt any owner or other person from complying with other applicable laws, ordinances, regulations and orders of the governmental entities having jurisdiction, even though the open burning is conducted in compliance with this ordinance. In this regard special attention should be directed to § 10.1-1142 of the Forest Fire Law of Virginia, the regulations of the Virginia Waste Management Board, and the State Air Pollution Control Board’s Regulations for the Control and Abatement of Air Pollution.
 
(g) Upon declaration of an alert, warning or emergency stage of an air pollution episode as described in 9 VAC 5 Chapter 70 (9 VAC 5-70) or when deemed advisable by the fire marshal’s office to prevent a hazard to, or an unreasonable burden upon, public health or welfare, no owner or other person shall cause or permit open burning or use of a special incineration device; and any in process burning or use of special incineration devices shall be immediately terminated in the designated air quality control region. (Ord. No. O-81-149, § 1 (Art I, § 4.1-2), 6-23-81; Ord. No. O-07-037, 3-13-07)
 
Last updated date: 3/26/2007 7:27:04 AM