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Subject to sections 88.16, 88.17 and 88.22, but notwithstanding any law or rule to the
contrary, a town or home rule charter or statutory city located outside the metropolitan area as
defined in section 473.121, subdivision 2, by adoption of an ordinance, may permit the open
burning of dried leaves within the boundaries of the town or city. The ordinance shall limit
leaf burning to the period between September 15 and December 1 and shall set forth limits
and conditions on leaf burning to minimize air pollution and fire danger and any other hazards
or nuisance conditions. No open burning of leaves shall take place during an air pollution alert,
warning or emergency declared by the agency. Any town or city adopting an ordinance pursuant
to this section shall submit a copy of the ordinance to the agency and the Department of Natural
History: 1982 c 569 s 37