SOUTHWEST OHIO AIR QUALITY AGENCY BURN REGULATIONS
In order to protect the air that we breathe, the Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency has established guidelines regarding the open burning of all outdoor fires that do not vent to a chimney or stack. This agency services Butler, Clermont, Hamilton and Warren counties. Open burning is prohibited for the following reasons:
- Open burning pollutes the air we breathe by emitting harmful chemicals.
- Pollutants released by open burning make it difficult to attain health-based air quality standards.
- Open burning releases harmful pollutants that contribute to air pollution.
- The harmful pollutants can cause difficulties in breathing, increased asthma attacks, and other health risks.
The properties in Logsdon’s Ridge are located within a village or city, therefore no open burning is permitted other than outdoor fire pits with a stack no larger than 2 ft. high by 3 ft. wide. The Ohio EPA has the legal authority to enforce the open burning laws and violations can result in penalties. Following is a chart that outlines the regulations: