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Regulations - Other Locales

A number of states, counties and cities are moving to regulate OWBs. A listing of the regulatory activity in other states follows.
Connecticut
Illinois
Indiana

Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Montana
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina

Ohio
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island

Utah
Virginia
Washington
Wisconsin

NESCAUM MODEL RULE

The Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management (NESCAUM) developed a Model Rule that can be used by states as a template when developing OWB rules individualized to their own state. The NESCAUM model rule process has proceeded in tandem with the EPA voluntary program, including holding joint meetings with the all the various stakeholders. The model rule, includes, among other things, a phase I standard of 0.44 lb/mmBTU input, a phase II standard of 0.32 lb/mmBTU on an output basis, a certification process, labeling requirements and optional provisions to regulate existing OWBs. The final model rule was announced on January 29, 2007 but implementation will be accomplished by individual states that develop rules through their own state rule adoption processes. For further details on the model rule and OWBs visit the NESCAUM website at:
http://www.nescaum.org/topics/outdoor-hydronic-heaters

NESCAUM Model Rule (pdf) ||  NESCAUM

NY DEC Modelling Assessment (pdf) &
EPA Review of NY DEC Modelling Assessment (pdf)
Model Ordinances on Outdoor Furnaces

Connecticut

Connecticut Public Act 05-227 (pdf)

Illinois

Indiana

Factsheet Outdoor Hydronic Heater Rule (pdf)

Indiana Regulation (pdf)

Maine

Maine Outdoor Boiler Regulation (pdf)

Maine Outdoor Boiler Regulation Information Sheet (pdf)

Maine Outdoor Boiler Good Operating Practices (pdf)

The Air Toxics Advisory Committee (ATAC), a stakeholder group composed of industrial, government, environmental, public health and general citizen representatives that have an interest in preventing harm from Air Toxics in Maine, respectfully requests early action on outdoor wood boilers (OWBs) to protect the health and welfare of the people of the State of Maine.
ATAC Letter: FULL TEXT
ATAC Position Paper: FULL TEXT

Maryland

Maryland Regulation (pdf)

Massachusetts

Massachusetts Final Regulation (pdf)
Massachusetts Fact Sheet (pdf)

Michigan

Michigan Model Ordinance (pdf)

Minnesota

Montana

New Hampshire

New Hampshire Outdoor Boiler Law (pdf)

New Jersey

New York

New York Regulation  (pdf)
New York OWB Bill-A10693 (pdf)
New York State Introduces Bill to Reduce Air Pollution from Outdoor Wood Boilers
Municipalities with Requirements Pertaining to OWBs  2007(pdf)

North Carolina

Ohio

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Regulation (pdf)

Rhode Island

Utah

Utah Regulation

Virginia

Washington

Wisconsin

Wisconsin Model Ordinance for OWBs  Full Text (pdf)

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