Rural Area Flexibility Analysis 6 NYCRR Part 215, Open Fires
In order to ensure public safety the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (Department) by this emergency rule making is expanding the high fire-risk burn ban period through October 10th.
Types and Estimated Number of Rural Areas Affected
The proposed amendments to Part 215 apply statewide and may have a greater impact in rural areas.
The revisions to Part 215 take effect immediately upon filing with NYS Department of State.
This emergency rule making should not impose additional costs. While the exemption for residential brush burning in smaller communities will be postponed until October 11th to ensure public safety, no additional costs are anticipated for individuals in these communities to comply with the emergency rule.
Minimizing Adverse Impacts
No adverse impacts.
Rural Area Participation
This emergency rule making ensures public safety statewide, including rural areas of the State. In addition, the Department and Governor's Office issued a statewide press release warning residents of the heightened danger of wildfires.