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Posted on: September 9, 2019

Order Prohibiting or Restricting Outdoor Burning

BURN BAN Sep 2019

WHEREAS, The Texas Forest Service has determined that drought conditions exist within the County

OR

WHEREAS, the County Judge finds that circumstances present in all or part of the unincorporated area of the County created a public safety hazard that would be exacerbated by outdoor burning:

IT IS HEREBY ORDERED by the County Judge of Liberty County that ALL outdoor burning is prohibited for 60 days from the date of this Order, unless restrictions are terminated earlier based on a determination made by the Texas Forest Service or this Court. This Order is adopted pursuant to Local Government Code Sec. 352.081 and other applicable statutes. This Order does not prohibit outdoor activities 1) related to public health and safety that are authorized by the Texas Natural Resources Commission for: (a) Firefighter training; (b) Public utility, natural gas pipeline, or mining, or mining operations; or (c) Planting and harvesting of agriculture crops; or 2) burns that are conducted by a prescribed burn manager certified under Section 153.048, Natural Resources Code, and meet the standards of Section 153047 Natural Resources Code.

In accordance with Local Government Code Sec.352.081 (h), a violation of this Order is a Class C misdemeanor, punishable by a fine not to exceed $500.00.

Jay Knight, County Judge - Liberty, Texas

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