OLDHAM COUNTY OPEN BURN RESTRICTIONS BEGIN MAY 1ST
 
By Assistant Chief Adrian Doleman
April 28, 2020
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Due to being designated by the Federal Environmental Protection Agency as“non-attainment” air quality for ozone and particulate matter because pollution levels have exceeded those permitted by the Clean Air Act, beginning May 1, 2020 and continuing until September 30, 2020 open burning is prohibited in Oldham County.

All questions concerning Open Burning should be addressed to the KY Division of Air Quality at 502-782-6592 or via email aturnlaw@ky.gov. Additional information can also be found on the Department of Environmental Protection website at: https://eec.ky.gov/Environmental-Protection/Air/Pages/OpenBurning.aspx Violating state air quality regulations could result in a fine of up to $25,000 per day.

Attached is the Oldham County Open Burn Ordinance that references what kind of burning is allowed in Oldham County during the ban. The complete ordinance can be found on the county’s website at www.oldhamcountyky.gov Scroll to the bottom of the front page and click on Code of Ordinances. Then click on Title IX: General Regulations, Chapter 92, Fires and Smoking.

 
Hyperlinks: Oldham County Emergency Management
Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet
 
Attachments:
Attachment Burn Ban 2020.pdf  (30k)