What does the Ohio EPA consider "open burning"?

Open burning is any set outdoor fire that does not vent to a chimney or stack.

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1. What does the Ohio EPA consider "open burning"?
2. Why do Ohio laws prohibit some many types of open burning?
3. What materials can never be burned?
4. What types of open burning are permitted in restricted areas?
5. Does Ohio EPA ever allow exceptions?
6. Can a community enact local ordinances to allow open burning?
7. What will happen to me if I am caught illegally open burning?