The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency calls burn bans so that we do not exceed the federal government’s daily Particulate Matter 2.5 standard. Burn bans were crucial to limiting our extremely bad air quality days in 2013. Burning wood illegally during burn bans can result in a major fine.
PSCAA called five burn bans over 23 days in Pierce County in 2013. We exceeded the daily PM2.5 standard (35 micrograms/cubic meter) at the Tacoma South L monitor four times:
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