Factsheet: waste pruning burning

waste pruning burning

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Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
Legislative Decree 24-6-2014 n°91 agricultural wastes on field burning
Full name of Instrument & Measure (native language): 
norme in material di abbruciatura sterpaglie in campo
Description: 
Legislative decree that amends the Dlg 152/06 and allows on field burning of agricultural wastes (pruning residues and straw) up to a maximum quantity, and excluding specific periods of time and sensitive locations affected by high fire hazard (to be defined by each Municipality at local level); on field agricultural wastes burning is hence not anymore forbidden by the legislation. The agricultural wastes (lignocellulosic pruning residues and straws) can be burnt on field, hence offering the option to avoid harvesting, transport and discharge costs (included energy use).
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Responsible Authority: 
Italian Ministry of Environment, Regions, Public Municipalities

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Year Instrument & Measure Started: 
2014