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Wood Burning Codes

The Winter High Pollution Advisory Program is coordinated by the Air Pollution Control Division of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. 

Winter Season air pollution forecasts are issued daily from Oct. 31 through March 31 at 4 p.m. When conditions warrant, forecasts will include information about Action Days and subsequent burning restrictions. 

An Action Day indicates that air quality is unhealthy or the condition of air quality is poor and trigger mandatory residential burning restrictions. These burning restrictions generally apply to everyone in the entire seven-county Denver-Boulder metropolitan area below 7,000 feet. The restrictions are enforced through local ordinances or a state regulation.

Under state regulation, the only exceptions to the residential burning restrictions are for residences about 7,000 feet in the seven-county metro area; and those who use Colorado Phase III (Phase II EPA) certified woodburning stoves, Colorado approved pellet stoves, approved masonry heaters or those whose stoves or fireplaces are their primary source of heat.

When no advisories are issued, air quality is good or moderate and is expected to remain so during the effective period of the forecast. No restrictions are in place.

For more information on residential burning restrictions, call the Air Pollution Control Division at 303-692-3100.
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