View Mobile Site
  • Bookmark and Share

Burn ban ends Sept. 30

POSTED: September 16, 2009 4:00 a.m.

Georgia’s annual air quality ban on outdoor burning, mostly in the northern half of Georgia, will end at midnight on Sept. 30.

  

The annual restrictions have been in place since May 1 in 54 counties statewide.

  

Burn permits can be obtained from the Georgia Forestry Commission beginning Oct. 1.

  

“The Georgia Environmental Protection Division puts this ban in place to comply with Federal Clean Air Regulations,” said Alan Dozier, chief of Forest Protection for the Georgia Forestry Commission.

  

“Ozone levels increase to unhealthy levels in summer,” he said.  “Most types of open burning are restricted during the ban in an effort to manage the summertime surge in ozone levels.”

  

In addition to Dawson, the following counties are also a a part of the 2009 burn ban: Banks, Barrow, Bartow, Bibb, Butts, Carroll, Catoosa, Chattooga, Cherokee, Clarke, Clayton, Cobb, Columbia, Coweta, Crawford, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Floyd, Forsyth, Fulton, Gordon, Gwinnett, Hall, Haralson, Heard, Henry, Houston, Jackson, Jasper, Jones, Lamar, Lumpkin, Madison, Meriwether, Monroe, Morgan, Newton, Oconee, Paulding, Peach, Pickens, Pike, Polk, Putnam, Richmond, Rockdale, Spalding, Troup, Twiggs, Upson, Walker and Walton.

  

The GFC operates an on-line burn permit system at (877) OK2-BURN.

  

Residents may also call their county GFC office for more information, or visit www.GaTrees.org.

 

COMMENTS

  • Bookmark and Share

Commenting not available.
Commenting is not available.

FEATURED PHOTOS

Meth lab found in southeast...
Drug investigators were on ...
Food, fun and football
Football isn’t the only thi...
‘Awesome Bill’ joins NASCAR...
Affectionately known as ‘Aw...
Board of Elections member r...
Board of Elections and Vote...
Tigers take tri-meet
Brett Whalen attempts to pi...
Lady Tigers remain perfect
Peytan Porter looks for an ...
Banks County outlasts team
Forward J.T. Eggert pulls d...
 

AP VIDEO


Contents of this site are © Copyright 2015 Dawsonnews, Dawsonville, GA. All rights reserved. Privacy policy and Terms of service

Powered by
Morris Technology
Please wait ...