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CITY OF OLDSMAR FIRE RESCUE
225 Pine Avenue North Oldsmar, Florida 34677
RE: LAND CLEARING, OPEN BURNING
City of Oldsmar Code of Ordinances, chapter 26:
ARTICLE IV – OPEN BURNING
Sec. 26-108. - Land clearing.
Open burning of wooden material or vegetation generated by a land clearing operation (except for agricultural, silvicultural, or forestry operations) is allowed provided that the open burning is 100 yards or more from any occupied building or public highway and is performed between 9:00 a.m. (standard time) and one hour before sunset and an air curtain incinerator/approved forced draft system is used and is attended at all times and a permit is obtained pursuant to section 26-111.
NFPA 1:10.10.2 The AHJ shall have the legal authority to prohibit any or all open flames, candles, and open, recreational, and cooking fires or other sources of ignition, or establish special regulations on the use of any form of fire or smoking material where circumstances make such conditions hazardous.
Sec. 26-111. - Permit required for open burning.
(a)The applicant shall apply to the fire chief, or his authorized representative, for permission to burn.
(b)The application shall include the following:
(1) The name, address, and telephone number of the person submitting the application;
(2) The type of business or activity involved;
(3)A description of the proposed equipment and operating practices, the type, quantity, composition and amount of air contaminants to be released to the atmosphere;
(4) The schedule of burning operations, if known;
(5) The exact location of the requested open burning;
(6) The name of the person in charge of the open burn.
(7) If applicable, reasons why no method other than open burning is feasible.
(c) The fire chief, or his representative, if permission to burn is granted, shall issue a written permit which shall be kept at the burn site by the applicant and shall be presented upon demand by law enforcement or fire personnel.
(d) The permit may be revoked for failure to comply with the provisions of this section, or, if so determined by the fire chief or his authorized representative, the open burn is creating a public nuisance due to smoke, flying ash, air traffic or road traffic hazard.
(e) The division of forestry and the city's fire chief shall be notified each day before the open burn is started.
(f) A reasonable fee may be imposed by the fire department as necessary to pay for the administrative expense associated with the preparation and issuance of the permit and/or fire department supervision.
Notification shall be made each day prior to beginning the burn at 813.749.1200
If adverse fire and weather conditions exist, the open burn permit may be suspended until conditions improve.
Protecting Life and Property
The use of an Air Curtain Incinerator is allowed for the combustion of land clearing debris, provided the incinerator has a DEP air permit or has been specifically exempted from air permitting by DEP. No DEP permits are required for air curtain incinerators that are designed and used as portable units operating on one site for less than six months in any year. Prior authorization to use the incinerator must be obtained from FFS. Operation of an exempt air curtain incinerator shall be authorized provided that open burning would otherwise be allowed under this chapter and the following conditions are met:
• Only kerosene, diesel fuel, drip torch fuel, clean dry wood or lightered pine, virgin oil, natural gas or liquified petroleum gas may be used to start the fire in the incinerator. The use of used oil, chemicals, or tires to start the fire is prohibited.
• An air curtain incinerator must be located at least 300 feet from any occupied building and 50 feet from any wildlands, brush, combustible structure or paved public roadway.
• Burning hours are from 9:00am until one hour before sunset, except for those burning under a Certified Pile Burner’s authorized burn, which requires a class through FFS and allows for burning up to one hour after sunset, provided the burning is not in a smoke sensitive area. All burning in or impacting a smoke sensitive area must be completed one hour before sunset.
• After charging ceases, air flow shall be maintained until all materials within the air curtain incinerator has been reduced to coals, and flames are no longer visible. A log shall be maintained on site, and available upon request, that documents daily beginning and ending times of charging.
• If the air curtain incinerator employs an earthen trench, the pit walls (width and length), shall be vertical, and maintained so that the combustion of the waste within the pit will be maintained at an adequate temperature and with sufficient air re-circulation to provide enough residence time and mixing for proper combustion and control of emissions. Pit width shall not exceed twelve feet.
• The waste material shall not be loaded into the air curtain incinerator such that it protrudes above the level of the air curtain in the pit.
• Ash shall not be allowed to build up in the pit of the air curtain incinerator to higher than 1/3 the pit depth or to the point where the ash begins to impede combustion, whichever occurs first.
• Excessive visible emissions are not allowed except for a period of up to 30 minutes during start-ups.
• The air curtain incinerator shall be attended at all times while materials are being burned or flames are visible within the incinerator.
• Exceptions to the setback requirements from occupied buildings shall be granted by the FFS when the applicant obtains a written statement from every affected resident within the setback area that waives their objections to the open burning associated with the land clearing operation and presents the statement to the FFS 48 hours in advance of the burning.
• If the owner or operator of the air curtain incinerator, by lease or other means, grants authority to operate the incinerator to a person not in the employ of the owner, the owner shall provide such person with a copy of this rule section’s requirements.
• Open burning is restricted to the site where the material was generated and such material shall not be transported to another property to be burned unless the land clearing debris has been generated by the person, or their agent, who owns the property where it was generated and to where it is transported, and will not exceed 6 months from the date of the original authorization. Air curtain incinerators that are intended to be stationary units, i.e., continuously operate at one site for more than six months or operate at any Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) permitted land-fill, must comply with the requirements of Rule 62-296.401 (6) F.A.C.
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