Burning may be prohibited or reduced if it is considered a nuisance, based on the following criteria:
The severity of the amount of air pollutants
The duration or frequency of open burning
The topography of the surroundings
Open burning permits are available for ceremonies, fostering of agriculture, abatement of a public health hazard, and firefighting instruction; however, all permitted open burning is prohibited on Air Quality Action days.
Contact ACHD at (412) 578-8103 for more information