Division of Air Quality Director discusses proposed wood burning ban in Utah

Posted at 5:20 PM, Dec 04, 2014
and last updated 2014-12-04 19:20:15-05

State officials are considering a proposal that would ban most wood burning in Utah between November 1 and March 15, and the proposal is rooted in air quality concerns.

On Thursday, Director Bryce Bird of the Utah Division of Air Quality came to the FOX 13 News studio to discuss the proposal, see the video above for his comments.

The proposed ban would have exemptions for those who use wood burning as their sole source of heat, as well as for ski resorts, condos and other homes high enough in elevation to be above the inversion layer. Restaurants or other businesses that rely on wood burning to prepare food would also be exempt. Click here for more details on the proposal.