Under the Air Pollution Control Regulations, the open burning of natural wood from property maintenance, cleaning up of property, and so forth is allowed without a permit from the Air Quality & Climate Division. The open burning of some materials, including wood waste from demolition activities at a business, industry, farm or a private residence, is also allowed but requires a permit. If a permit is issued, except in extraordinary circumstances, it will be for the burning of wood only, and only in locations where the smoke will not cause a potential nuisance or health concern.
The Air Quality Compliance Section ensures that industry, businesses, institutions, and individuals comply with air quality regulations and air pollution control permits issued by the Agency of Natural Resources. The Air Quality Compliance Section is responsible for: