If you have outdoor burning to do time is running out. Beginning May 1st and running to September 30th Chattooga County and Northwest Georgia will be under the EPD’s Outdoor Burn Ban. Officials say the burn ban is in place for health reasons and applies to the burning of outdoor vegitation debris on peoples property. Burning household garbage is banned year-round in Georgia. If you plan to burn in the next week you need to obtain a burn permit.