Currently the information sheet, "Open Burning and Air Pollution Regulations in Tompkins County" is under review. This is in response to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Open Burning regulations, which went into effect on October 14, 2009.
Our office is also reviewing the Tompkins County Sanitary Code IX, Air Pollution Control.
If you have questions concerning open burning, please contact our office at (607) 274-6688, Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation phone number to report an illegal open fire is 1-800-TIPP DEC (1-800-847-7332).
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Web site is www.dec.ny.gov. Questions and Answers regarding new open burning regulations are available on the DEC Web site, at www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/58519.html
(Revised: Oct 26 09)