[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.]
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.
Any permit issued by the Open Burning Official will not be valid under the following conditions:
When national or state ambient air quality standards may be exceeded;
When a hazardous health condition might be created;
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;
When there is an advisory from the DEEP Commissioner of any air pollution episode;
When burning any material other than rush; or
When on property other than residential property upon which the permittee resides.
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.