Burn Variance Application

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Please complete the following to request an Open Burning Variance from Vigo County at least 15 days prior to the proposed burning date. The site and material to be burned must be inspected by Vigo County Air Pollution Control prior to an Open Burning Variance being issued. The Open Burning Variance must be picked up at the Vigo County Air Pollution Control office prior to burning the material. A list of names and addresses of all parties within 500 feet of the burning site, and of any other interested persons should accompany the application. If there are no interested parties, this should be indicated.

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Open Burning Variance Criteria

A request for a variance from 326 IAC 4-1 may be recommended for denial if any of the following conditions exist:

1. Applicant has not demonstrated that alternative methods are impractical or prohibitively expensive. For example, clearing land for commercial/residential or industrial development is assumed, unless otherwise demonstrated, that alternative disposal methods are available and can be accounted in project costs.

2. The site is within: a) 100' of a structure b) 100' of a power line c) 300' of a frequently traveled road d) 300' of a highly flammable or hazardous material storage facility

3. There are five or more residences or structures within 500' of the proposed site.

4. There is a valid objection or past complaint filed by any person or local government office.

5. Materials include other than natural growth.

6. Generation of waste is continuous and a result of routine business operation.

7. There are past open burning violations at the site or by the applicant.

8. Violation of open burning by applicant is in litigation.

9. For State Highway projects, the Indiana Department of Highways must obtain the variance prior to awarding the contract.

10. When the material to be burned: a) consists of 1000 cubic feet total b) may create excessive emissions c) is located in nonattainment area for particulate or ozone (warm months)

11. A structure for fire training has been demolished prior to training activities.

12. A structure for fire training contains asbestos or any other materials deemed hazardous if burned.

13. Material to be burned are stumps or trees.

General Information

Type of Variance*
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Zip*
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Telephone Number*
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Site Information

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Material Location

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Projected Burn Date*
 Projected Burn Date
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If Variance is for Fire Training

 
 
 

If Variance is for Open Burning

 
 
 
 
 
 

Alternate Methods of Disposal

ALTERNATE METHODS OF DISPOSAL MAY INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
1. Chipping where natural growth is disposed of.

2. Burying the material on site. To ensure compliance with the rules, contact should be made with the Office of Solid and Hazardous Waste.

3. Hauling the material to an approved landfill.

4. Recycling material where appropriate and practical.

5. Windrowing natural growth, or allowing the material to remain on site.

6. Use of an air-curtain open-pit incinerator when prior written approval is received by the applicant from the Department of Environmental Management. Appropriate request form available upon request.

7. Allowing firewood to be removed from natural growth pile.

Certification of Truth and Accuracy

I, HEREBY CERTIFY THAT THE INFORMATION ON THESE PAGES IS ACCURATE TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE, AND THAT EVERYONE WITHIN 500 FEET OF THE PROPOSED BURN SITE HAS BEEN NOTIFIED.
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Date*
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Interested Parties

Provide the names & addresses of all parties within 500 feet of the burning site.
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