Announcement – Change in Contact Agency for Open Burning Occurring in Mahoning or Trumbull County
The Youngstown City Health District has decided to discontinue their contract with Ohio EPA to perform air pollution control activities and the services provided by the Mahoning‐Trumbull Air Pollution Control Agency (M-TAPCA) will be discontinued on September 30, 2018. As part of this transition, as of September 1, 2018, the Ohio EPA will assume responsibility for regulating open burning activities in Mahoning and Trumbull counties, replacing M-TAPCA.
For open burning in Mahoning or Trumbull counties which will occur on or after September 1, 2018, please address all questions and submit all notification and permission requests to the Ohio EPA Northeast District office (NEDO) instead of M-TAPCA. For assistance, please contact Mr. Darren Machuga of our Northeast District Office at 330-963-1287 or via e-mail email@example.com.
Open burning is any set outdoor fire that does not vent to a chimney or stack.
Some studies indicate that even small camp fires burning clean wood can emit harmful chemicals. Burning "unclean" materials can be even more hazardous. For example, when you burn refuse in burn barrels or open piles, the potential cost to your health, your home, your neighbors and your environment far exceeds the price of adequate collection services. Protect yourself, your neighbors and your wallet by knowing what you can burn and where.
Some Fires require notification to Ohio EPA, or receipt of written permission from Ohio EPA, prior to performing the fire. To see if your fire requires notification or permission, please see Ohio EPA's open burning rules, contained in Ohio Administrative Code Chapter 3745-19 or contact the Ohio EPA open burning contact for the county in which the fire will take place (See frequently asked questions below for contact information).
The following forms should be used to provide notification of, or request permission for, your fire if required:
- Notification Form [DOC] [PDF]
- Notification Form for fires for recognized horticultural, silvicultural (forestry), range management, prairie and grassland management,
invasive species management, or wildlife management practices [DOC] [PDF]
- Request Permission to Conduct Open Burning [DOC] [PDF]
Note: For more information, including where to submit completed forms or if you have questions regarding your planned fire, please see the Open Burning Contacts FAQ below.