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Outdoor Burning in Texas


Quiz Questions

1. Outdoor burning is allowed when used solely for recreational or ceremonial purposes, in the noncommercial preparation of food, or exclusively as a means of generating warmth in cold weather.
True
False
2. Organizations that train firefighters do not have the authorization to conduct outdoor burning for such training, including training in the operation of fire extinguishers.
True
False
3. Domestic waste may be burned when the local governmental organization with jurisdiction over such matters does not collect trash and does not authorize a business or other service to do so
True
False
4. Trees, brush, grass, leaves, branch trimmings, or other plant growth may be burned on the property on which the material grew. And the plant growth must be burned by the ___________________.
Property owner
People
5. When there is no practical alternative, crop residues may be burned as part of agricultural management. Burning carried out under this exception must conform to the general requirements for outdoor burning, and structures containing “sensitive receptors” (see box) must not be negatively affected by the burn.
True
False
6. Can a person burn old oil filters in a metal barrel on his own property?
Yes
No
7. Some landfills have recycling centers, with chippers for wood waste and collection bins for paper, plastic and glass.
True
False
8. The burning of corn stubble produces a great amount of smoke. Is this type of burning authorized?
Authorized if it does not cause any nuisance
Not authorized at all
9. Many land clearing contractors have portable devices, known as trench burners or air-curtain incinerators that can be used to dispose of brush or untreated lumber with minimal emissions.
True
False
10.Can hay that has been used as bedding material for animals considered crop residue?
Yes
No
11. Housing subdivisions are allowed to dig pits and burn their land-clearing materials within city limits because they use a process called air-curtain incineration which is authorized under a permit by rule or standard permit.
True
False
12. Prescribed burn is garbage, rubbish, paper, and other decayable and non-decayable waste, including vegetable matter and animal and fish carcasses.
True
False