Open burning means the burning of materials in such a manner that smoke (the product of combustion) is released directly into the air without going through a stack or chimney. Open burning includes activities such as pile burning, prescribed fire burning, and burning using an Air Curtain Incinerator (ACI).
Asphalt concrete plants use equipment to produce asphalt concrete by batching or drum mixing aggregates, sand and other materials in certain proportions, then heating and coating the mixture with a binder such as bitumen or tar. Equipment used at an asphalt concrete plant includes rotary dryers, screens, elevators, silos, weight hoppers (batchers), drum mixers, cold feed bins, conveyors, mixer engines, asphalt cement storage heaters, pollutant control devices, and auxiliary generators.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is the state’s lead agency for environmental management and stewardship – protecting our air, water and land. The vision of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is to create strong community partnerships, safeguard Florida’s natural resources and enhance its ecosystems.