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BURN PERMIT INFORMATION

 

                            

“NEW BURN PERMIT APPLICATION PROCESS”

 

MORGAN COUNTY (UNINCORPORATED)

AND MOUNTAIN GREEN FIRE DISTRICT

****BURN PERMITS ARE NOT REQUIRED FOR SMALL RECREATIONAL CAMPING FIRES******

OPEN BURNING MAY BE PROHIBITED IN SOME AREAS OF THE COUNTY

NO BURNING AREAS OF THE COUNTY ARE:  HIGHLANDS SUBDIVISION

 

REGULATIONS

  

   OPEN BURNING IS A SOURCE OF AIR POLLUTION THAT IS REGULATED BY THE DIVISION OF AIR QUALITY (DAQ). THERE ARE STATEWIDE RULES IN PLACE THAT REGULATE OPEN BURNING ACTIVITIES TO HELP MINIMIZE EMISSIONS AND ENSURE THAT THE NATIONAL AMBIENT AIR QUALITY STANDARDS (NAAQS) ARE MET. RECENT MODIFICATIONS TO THESE RULES CHANGE THE OPEN BURN PERIODS AND INCLUDE A STATEWIDE REQUIREMENT TO OBTAIN A PERMIT FROM THE LOCAL COUNTY OR MUNICIPAL FIRE AUTHORITY PRIOR TO BURNING. MORGAN COUNTY FOLLOWS THESE RULES.

 

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

   

    DAQ RULES GOVERNING OPEN BURNING CAN BE FOUND IN THE UTAH ADMINISTRATIVE CODE (UAC) R307-202.

 

   THIS RULE ALLOWS OPEN BURNING OF CLIPPINGS, BUSHES, PLANTS, AND PRUNING'S FROM TREES INCIDENT TO PROPERTY AND RESIDENTIAL CLEAN-UP ACTIVITIES, PROVIDED THAT THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS HAVE BEEN MET: THE CLEARING INDEX IS 500 OR GREATER. THE CLEARING INDEX IS A MEASURE OF THE ATMOSPHERIC MIXING AND WIND SPEED. A CLEARING INDEX OF 500 OR LESS IS CONSIDERED POOR ATMOSPHERIC VENTILATION.

AN OPEN BURN PERMIT APPLICATION MUST BE COMPLETED AND A VALID PERMIT ISSUED BY THE COUNTY OR MUNICIPAL FIRE AUTHORITY PRIOR TO BURNING. SEE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW. MATERIALS TO BE BURNED ARE THOROUGHLY DRY AND NO TRASH, RUBBISH, TIRES, RAILROAD TIES, PALLETS OR OIL ARE INCLUDED IN THE MATERIAL TO BE BURNED, USED TO START FIRES, OR USED TO KEEP FIRES BURNING.

 

    *****STATE WIDE CLOSED FIRE SEASON:  IS BETWEEN JUNE 1ST AND OCTOBER 31ST OF EVERY YEAR*****

                 PERMITS CAN ONLY BE OBTAINED THROUGH THE COUNTY FIRE WARDEN OR HIS DEPUTY.      

 

PERMITS MAY BE ISSUED BETWEEN MARCH 30 AND MAY 30 AND BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 15 AND OCTOBER 30 IN MORGAN COUNTY.  UNLESS YOU ARE CONSIDERED AGRICULTURE, IN THIS CASE YOU FOLLOW THE SAME RULES WITH THE EXCEPTION OF: YEAR ROUND BURNING WITH NOTIFICATION.  

 

STEP 1- FILL OUT THE BURN PERMIT APPLICATION AND SUBMIT IT.  

STEP 2- CHECK YOUR EMAIL FOR YOUR APPROVED APPLICATION.

STEP 3- NOTIFY WEBER DISPATCH WHEN YOU’RE ABOUT TO START AT (801) 629-8221    

 

 

                                                      

                                                        

PERMIT CRITERIA

   PRIOR TO COMPLETING THE OPEN BURN PERMIT APPLICATION, PLEASE CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING: LOCATION AND PROXIMITY OF THE PROPOSED BURNING TO ANY BUILDING, OTHER STRUCTURES, NEIGHBORS, OR OTHER PUBLIC AREAS (PARKS, SCHOOLS, BUSINESSES, HOSPITAL, ETC.) THAT MIGHT BE IMPACTED BY THE SMOKE AND EMISSIONS FROM THE BURN.

THE CLEARING INDEX MUST BE ABOVE 500.

WHETHER THERE IS ANY PRACTICAL ALTERNATIVE METHOD FOR THE DISPOSAL OF THE MATERIAL TO BE BURNED.

METHODS TO MINIMIZE EMISSIONS AND SMOKE IMPACTS SUCH AS USING CLEAN AUXILIARY FUEL, DRYING THE MATERIAL PRIOR TO IGNITION, AND/OR SEPARATION FOR ALTERNATIVE DISPOSAL OF MATERIALS THAT PRODUCE HIGHER LEVELS OF EMISSIONS AND SMOKE DURING THE COMBUSTION PROCESS.

FOR BURNS OF PILED MATERIAL, ALL PILES SHALL BE REASONABLY DRY AND FREE OF DIRT.

OPEN BURNS SHALL BE SUPERVISED BY A RESPONSIBLE PERSON WHO SHALL NOTIFY THE LOCAL FIRE DEPARTMENT AND HAVE AVAILABLE, EITHER ON-SITE OR BY THE LOCAL FIRE DEPARTMENT, THE MEANS TO SUPPRESS THE BURN.

                                                

PERMIT APPLICATION

   APPLICANTS STATEWIDE ARE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THE OPEN BURN PERMIT APPLICATION PRIOR TO IGNITING AN OPEN BURN. AFTER THE APPLICATION PROCESS IS COMPLETED, A COPY OF THE APPLICATION IS SENT ELECTRONICALLY TO THE COUNTY OR MUNICIPAL FIRE AUTHORITY HAVING JURISDICTION IN THE AREA WHERE THE OPEN BURNING WILL TAKE PLACE.

THOUGH THE APPLICATION PROCESS IS THE SAME STATEWIDE, SOME COUNTY AND MUNICIPAL FIRE AUTHORITIES REQUIRE ADDITIONAL STEPS TO BE TAKEN PRIOR TO ISSUING A VALID OPEN BURN PERMIT. APPLICANTS SHOULD CONTACT THEIR LOCAL FIRE AUTHORITY ONCE THE OPEN BURN PERMIT APPLICATION IS COMPLETE TO ENSURE ALL LOCAL OPEN BURNING REQUIREMENTS ARE MET.

THE OPEN BURN PERMIT APPLICATION PROGRAM IS TIED TO TWO ITEMS:

*FIRST, IT CHECKS TO SEE IF THERE IS AN ACTIVE OPEN BURN WINDOW.

*SECOND, IT CHECKS THE CLEARING INDEX TO SEE IF IT IS FORECAST TO BE   ABOVE 500.

IF THERE IS NOT AN OPEN BURN WINDOW, OR IF THE CLEARING INDEX IS FORECAST TO BE BELOW 500, THE PROGRAM WILL NOT ALLOW A PERSON TO COMPLETE THE APPLICATION. THE CLEARING INDEX IS ONLY FORECAST FOR A THREE DAY PERIOD, INCLUDING THE CURRENT DAY. THE OPEN BURN PERMIT APPLICATION MAY BE COMPLETED UP TO TWO DAYS IN ADVANCE (I.E., APPLY BY THURSDAY IF YOU PLAN TO BURN ON THE WEEKEND).

 

A PERMIT APPLICANT SHALL PROVIDE ALL INFORMATION REQUESTED ON THE APPLICATION.

AN OPEN BURN PERMIT APPLICATION IS REQUIRED FOR EACH SEPARATE BURN.

AN OPEN BURN PERMIT IS VALID ONLY ON THE LANDS SPECIFIED IN THE APPLICATION 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.

 

START YOUR APPLICATION HERE
AIR QUALITY BURNING INDEX (AIR SHED 5)

            

THERE ARE THREE WAYS TO COMPLETE THE OPEN BURN PERMIT APPLICATION:

 

    *INTERNET  CLICK HERE FOR BURN PERMIT APPLICATION

THE OPEN BURN PERMIT APPLICATION CAN BE COMPLETED ONLINE. COMPLETING THIS FORM ONLINE IS THE EASIEST AND FASTEST WAY TO COMPLETE THE OPEN BURN PERMIT APPLICATION. AN ELECTRONIC COPY OF THE APPLICATION IS AUTOMATICALLY SUBMITTED TO THE COUNTY OR MUNICIPAL FIRE AUTHORITY UPON COMPLETION.

   *TELEPHONE

AN APPLICANT CAN CALL THE COUNTY FIRE OFFICIAL AND COMPLETE THE OPEN BURN PERMIT APPLICATION PROCESS OVER THE PHONE. (SEE CONTACT INFO BELOW)

   *MAIL              CLICK HERE PRINTABLE COPY                         

A HARD COPY OF THE APPLICATION MAY BE COMPLETED AND SUBMITTED BY MAIL TO MORGAN COUNTY FOR ELECTRONIC PROCESSING. TO REQUEST A HARD COPY OF THE OPEN BURN PERMIT APPLICATION, CONTACT THE COUNTY FIRE OFFICIAL AT:

MORGAN COUNTY PO BOX (886) MORGAN UTAH 84050 NOTE: IT MAY TAKE UP TO 14 DAYS FROM THE DATE OF REQUEST TO RECEIVE AN OPEN BURN PERMIT IF A HARD COPY IS SUBMITTED FOR PROCESSING.

 

FIRE OFFICIALS’ CONTACT INFORMATION:

 

 

FIRE WARDEN>BOYD CARRIGAN

PO BX. 886

MORGAN UTAH 84050

(801) 845-4052 OFFICE TUESDAY-FRIDAY 7:00 AM TO 6:00 PM

(801) 829-2048 AFTER HOURS

 

STATION 121

FIRE MARSHALL>DAVE RICH 

PO BX 886

MORGAN UTAH 84050

(801) 845-4059 OFFICE NO SPECIFIC TIME

(801) 829-2027

 

STATION 131

FIRE CHIEF>LES STONE

ADDRESS 4565 W OLD HWY RD.

MORGAN UTAH 84050

(801) 876-2277 OFFICE NO SPECIFIC TIME

 

 

 

 

                        

 

                              

 

                         PERMIT SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS:

 

   MATERIALS MUST BE DUG AND REASONABLY FREE OF DIRT.

WHEN ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS (CLEARING INDEX OF 500 OR GREATER) INDICATES IT IS SATISFACTORY TO BURN. (THIS INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED THROUGH WEBER COUNTY DISPATCH 801-629-8221 OR THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WEBSITE)

BURNING SHALL NOT BE DONE WHEN ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS OF LOCAL CIRCUMSTANCES MAKE SUCH FIRES HAZARDOUS; I.E. HIGH WINDS, RED FLAG, ETC.

BURNING SHALL BE DONE AT A DISTANCE OF MORE THAN 50 FEET FROM ANY BUILDING, STRUCTURE, OR OTHER COMBUSTIBLES.

AN ADEQUATE WATER SUPPLY OR OTHER FIRE EXTINGUISHING EQUIPMENT SHALL BE AVAILABLE.

THE BURNING AREA SHALL BE CONSTANTLY ATTENDED BY A COMPETENT PERSON AND SHALL BE COMPLETELY EXTINGUISHED BEFORE BEING LEFT. ALL FIRES SHALL BE COMPLETELY EXTINGUISHED BEFORE DARK.

APPLICANT MUST BE IN LEGAL CONTROL OF THE LAND ON WHICH THE BURNING IS TO TAKE PLACE.

APPROVED FUEL BREAKS SHALL BE ESTABLISHED BETWEEN THE CONTROLLED BURNING AREA AND ANY ENDANGERED PROPERTY. (THE WIDTH OF FUEL BREAKS SHALL BE DETERMINED BY HEIGHT, TYPE, AND AMOUNT OF GROWTH, WIND CONDITIONS, GEOGRAPHICAL CONDITIONS, AND TYPE OF EXPOSURE.)

ADJACENT NEIGHBORS SHALL BE NOTIFIED PRIOR TO BURNING.

SUCH BURNING SHALL NOT POSE A THREAT TO FOREST, RANGE, OR WATERSHED LANDS.

WHEN BURNING IS NOT ON THE SAME DAY THE PERMIT IS ISSUED OR THE PERMIT IS FOR MORE THAN ONE DAY, NOTIFICATION BY APPLICANT TO DISPATCH IS REQUIRED ON EACH DAY OF BURNING.

* FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH ALL CONDITIONS MAY RESULT IN A CITATION BEING ISSUED TO APPLICANT AND/OR REVOCATION OF THIS PERMIT.

* ABSOLUTELY NO BURNING OF TIRES, OILS, TRASH, RUBBISH, PLASTIC PRODUCTS, COATED WIRES, OR BUILDING PRODUCTS. ITEMS NOT GROWN ON THE PROPERTY CANNOT BE BURNED.

A BURNING PERMIT IS SUBJECT TO THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF UTAH, MORGAN COUNTY LAWS, AND THE CONDITIONS STATED UPON OR ATTACHED TO THIS PERMIT. THE MORGAN COUNTY FIRE AUTHORITY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REFUSE, REVOKE, OR POSTPONE THE PERMIT WHEN THE FIRE AUTHORITY  DEEMS IT NECESSARY TO PREVENT DANGER TO LIFE OR PROPERTY. AN OPEN BURNING PERMIT SHALL GIVE PERMISSION TO BURN ONLY UNDER PRESCRIBED CONDITIONS. THE PERMIT SHALL IN NO WAY RELIEVE ANY INDIVIDUAL FROM PERSONAL LIABILITY DUE TO NEGLECT OR INCOMPETENCE. ANY PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR THE EXISTENCE OR SPREAD OF FIRE NECESSITATING SUPPRESSION ACTION SHALL BE LIABLE FOR THE PAYMENT OF COSTS.

 

 

 

 

 

 



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