The Utah Department of Environmental Quality's Division of Air Quality has scheduled seven public hearings to test the public appetite for an outright ban on any residential wood burning between Nov. 1 and March 15, beginning this year.
The proposed seasonal wood-burning ban amendment would ban solid fuel burning in fireplaces and wood/coal stoves during that period. Homeowners whose homes are heated solely by wood and are registered with the Division of Air Quality as a sole-source residence would be permitted to continue heating with wood.
The public may also weigh in via email to email@example.com, or by standard mail at Public Comment, Division of Air Quality, P.O. Box 144820, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84114-4820.
The public comment period on the proposed wood-burning ban ends Feb. 9.
• Tooele, 4 p.m. Jan. 14, Tooele County Health Department, 151 N. Main, No. 181
• Salt Lake City, 6 p.m. Jan. 15, Utah Department of Environmental Quality Board Room, 195 N. 1950 West, room 1015
• Brigham City, 11:30 a.m. Jan. 20, Bear River Health Department, conference room B, 991 S. 800 West
• Ogden, 5 p.m. Jan. 20, Weber-Morgan Health Department, 477 23rd St., auditorium
• Logan, 4 p.m. Jan. 21, Historic Court House, Cache County Council Chambers, 199 N. Main
• Farmington, 10 a.m. Jan. 28, Davis County Administration Building, 61 S. Main.
• Provo, 11 a.m. Jan. 29, Utah County Health Department, 151 S. University Ave., No. 1600
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