(a) Purpose. The purpose of this Article is to control air pollution resulting from the open burning of combustible materials.
(b) Scope. This Article applies to all operations involving open burning. This Article does not authorize any open burning which is a crime under N.C.G.S. §§ 14-136 through 14-140.1, or affect the authority of the Division of Forest Resources to issue or deny permits for open burning in or adjacent to woodlands as provided in N.C.G.S. §§ 113-60.21 through 113-60.31. The issuance of any open burning permit by the Division of Forest Resources does not relieve any person from the necessity of complying with this Article or any other air quality rule.
(c) Impermissible Open Burning. A person shall not cause, allow, or permit open burning of combustible material except as allowed by this Article or as covered by a permit issued under this Article.