February 28, 2023 1:00 PM
Burn Ban Adopted February 28, 2023
WHEREAS, the Texas Forest Service has determined that drought conditions exist within Val Verde County; and
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED by the Commissioners Court of Val Verde County that all
outdoor burning is prohibited in the unincorporated area of the county for 90 days from the date of adoption of this Order, unless the restrictions are terminated earlier based on a determination made by: (1) the Texas Forest Service that drought conditions no longer exist; or (2) the Commissioners Court, based on a determination that the circumstances that required the Order no longer exist.
This Order is adopted pursuant to Local Government Code §352.081, and other applicable statutes. This Order does not prohibit outdoor burning activities related to public health and safety that are authorized by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for: (I)
Firefighters training; (2) public utility, natural gas pipeline or mining operations; (3) planting or harvesting of agricultural crops; or (4) burns that are conducted by a prescribed burn manager certified under Natural Resources Code§ 153.048 and meet the standards of Natural Resources Coe § I 53.047.