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Mandatory action days, prohibiting solid fuel burning, in effect

SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) - The Utah Department of Environmental Quality has designated Friday and Saturday as "mandatory action" days. Sunday is considered a "voluntary action" day.
SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) - The Utah Department of Environmental Quality has designated Friday and Saturday as "mandatory action" days. Sunday is considered a "voluntary action" day.

Mandatory actions days also known as "no burn" days, prohibit the use of the following solid fuel appliances like wood fireplaces and stoves, pellet stoves, coal-burning stoves, outdoor fireplaces or fire pits, charcoal grills, and smokers. 

Salt Lake County Health Department officials are urging the public to report violations of air quality on "mandatory action" days.

Residents reporting mandatory action day violations need to include the exact address of the home or business they are reporting, and they should report only the use of the above solid-fuel sources; natural gas or propane appliances are not prohibited.

Salt Lake County residents may report observed violations to the SLCoHD Public Reporting Line at 385-468-8888 (air quality violations are option 4), or online at slcohealth.org.

SL County Health Deparmtent Air Quality Bureau staff will investigate violation reports, and individuals found to be in violation of a mandatory action day may be fined up to $300.

Get updated forecasts at airquality.utah.gov
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