Burning Laws - Please be informed before you burn storm damage

Please note it is illegal, and punishable by a fine, to burn ANY material below the high tide line without a proper license from the Department of Environmental Protection. Any material that washed up during the winter storms that you wish to burn must be moved above high tide to be burned. Also, please see the open burning laws for the State of Maine to see what is allowed to be burned. You must agree to the open burning laws to obtain an electronic burning permit.

To have any fire larger than 36 inches in diameter you must obtain an open burning permit from one of these sites;

wardensreport.com

Or
maineburnpermit.com

 

Title 38: WATERS AND NAVIGATION

Chapter 3: PROTECTION AND IMPROVEMENT OF WATERS

Subchapter 1: ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION BOARD

Article 2: POLLUTION CONTROL

§413. Waste discharge licenses

1. License required. No person may directly or indirectly discharge or cause to be discharged any pollutant without first obtaining a license therefor from the department.

§361-A. Definitions

Unless the context otherwise indicates, the following words when used in any statute administered by the Department of Environmental Protection shall have the following meanings:

1. Discharge. "Discharge" means any spilling, leaking, pumping, pouring, emptying, dumping, disposing or other addition of any pollutant to water of the State