City and Borough of Juneau
Division of Lands and Resources
Air Quality - Open Burning
AIR POLLUTION HOTLINE - 586-5333
Call the air pollution hotline for up-to-date information regarding the Mendenhall Valley's air quality
Enforcement - Juneau Police Department - 586-0600
Please call JPD if you notice active burning and/or wood smokeoccuring during an Air Emergency
Further Information - City Managers Office - 586-5252
Updated Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 6:12 pm
The CBJ Lands and Resources Division begins monitoring the Mendenhall Valley's air quality from October 1st through April 30th.
An air emergency will be announced through press releases, advertising, and by utilizing the11 neon yellow air emergency signs in the Valley when air particulate levels reach, or are currently at, an unhealthy level and weather conditions will not clear the air.
During an air emergency, all woodstove burning is prohibited until further notice as outlined in CBJ's ordinance 2008-28 regarding solid fuel-fired burning devices. Pellet Stoves are exempt from the wood stove regulations and can burn at any time, however masonary heaters cannot be used during an air emergency.
All open burning is prohibited in the Mendenhall Valley and Lemon Creek area from October 1st through April 30th. Please use the below permit application for open burning between May 1st-November 1st.
Monitoring the Mendenhall Valley’s air quality would not be possible without the collaboration and support of the Department of Environmental Conservation, Division of Air Quality team and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Juneau Forecast Office who collect and interpret the data. Additional partnerships are with the Juneau Police Department, who enforce the air emergencies and burn bans, and the CBJ Clerks Office, which has posted when air emergencies are in effect or cancelled on the CBJ Facebook.