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Original Author: Tennessee Dept. of Environment and Conservation
Date of Material: 12/02/2021

Subjects(s):
Air pollution--Laws and regulations--State
Solid waste--Disposal--Laws and regulations
Solid waste--Disposal--Tennessee
Solid waste--Collection--Brush
Disaster plans
Fire--Procedures

Guidelines for Open Burning of Natural Disaster Debris

Reviewed Date: 12/02/2021
Summary:
The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Division of Air Pollution Control has recently created a new webpage that outlines the process for governmental agencies to follow when proposing a governmental collective site for the open burning of natural disaster debris.


The TDEC Division of Air Pollution Control open burning regulations include an exception for anyone conducting open burning of materials resulting only from a natural disaster. Such open burning is subject to certain conditions found at Tennessee Air Pollution Control Regulations (TAPCR) 1200-03-.04(l)

The webpage "Guidelines for Open Burning of Natural Disaster Debris" may be accessed here: https://www.tn.gov/environment/program-areas/apc-air-pollution-control-home/apc/guidelines-for-open-burning-of-natural-disaster-debris.html