CHECKLIST FOR OPEN BURNING OF VEGETATIVE MATERIAL

 

Name of Person Conducting the Open Burn________________________________________

Address of the Open Burn______________________________________________________

Date of Burning______/______/______        Start Time of Burning__________

 

 

Answering ‘NO’ to any of these questions prohibits Open Burning

YES

NO

1.

Have you considered using alternatives to burning?

 

 

2.

Will burning be at least 300 feet from neighbors’ buildings?

 

 

3.

If burning will be more than 1 acre/day or 100 cubic feet/day have you provided prior notice of burn date and location to all neighbors within ¼ mile?

 

 

4.

Will you be starting the burn no earlier than 1 hr after sunrise and extinguishing the burn no later than 1 hr before sunset?

 

 

5.

Will you be burning no more than 10 acres or 1,000 cubic feet/day?

 

 

6.

Is the material burned as dry as practicable?

 

 

7.

Is the material free of paper, plastic, and trash?

 

 

8.

Will you be attending the burn AT ALL TIMES?

 

 

9.

Will you be using only a minimum amount of auxiliary fuel, no oil heavier than No. 2 diesel (NO MOTOR OIL)?

 

 

10.

Have you called the Fire Dept. having jurisdiction where you are burning with the above information?

 

 

 

Failure to comply with any of the above ten (10) conditions constitutes a violation of the Open Burning Regulation (20.2.60 NMAC).

 

Violations of the Open Burning Regulation are to be reported to the NM Environmental Department, Air Quality Bureau:

 

1-800-224-7009

1-505-476-4300

OR

Use Online Reporting Form at:

https://ents.web.env.nm.gov/public/INCIDENT_HDR_add.php