Town of Bethlehem, CT
Litchfield County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting of the Town of Bethlehem 3-19-1970; amended in its entirety 12-20-1999. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 66-1 Permit required.

No person shall burn in the open within the boundaries of the Town of Bethlehem, unless he has first obtained a permit from the Open Burning Official.

§ 66-2 Limitations on permit. [1]

Any permit issued by the Open Burning Official will not be valid under the following conditions:
A. 
When national or state ambient air quality standards may be exceeded;
B. 
When a hazardous health condition might be created;
C. 
When the fire danger is identified by the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Commissioner as high, very high, extreme or red flag warning;
D. 
When there is an advisory from the DEEP Commissioner of any air pollution episode;
E. 
When burning any material other than rush; or
F. 
When on property other than residential property upon which the permittee resides.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).

§ 66-3 Order to extinguish dangerous fires. [1]

The Open Burning Official, the Fire Marshal or the Fire Chief (or the Assistant Chiefs in his absence) may order any fire extinguished that they consider to be a danger to life, limb, property or public health.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).

§ 66-4 Penalties for offenses. [1]

Anyone violating this chapter may be fined not more than $200.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).