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Local Air Quality

Action 2: Regulate outdoor wood burning, using model ordinance language, performance standards and bans as appropriate, for recreational burning and/or outdoor wood boilers.

As per municipal code Section 8-3, Burning Regulations, recreational burning is limited in size and permitted only with the approval of the fire marshal. In this section the City has also adopted Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) rules 7005.0070—7005.0820, Air Pollution Control and Regulations. In the city, outdoor wood boilers are considered a nuisance and are therefore not allowed. Municipal Code, Chapter 15 Article I.