2010 April 23: NY: COMMENTS on DEC proposes regulation of outdoor wood boilers

2010 April 23: NY: COMMENTS on DEC proposes regulation of outdoor wood boilers

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catsuny wrote on Apr 22, 2010 1:54 PM:

" Im not against these boilers ..but we have a neighbor who burns 24/7 and wow does it stink we cant put our clothes on the line ,even now .He starts before work and it goes all day and smoke settles low and into the whole area … "


ulsterhome wrote on Apr 22, 2010 5:46 PM:

" THANK GOD!
These outdoor boilers savage the "clear air" and the air quality of the area. As usual, it is aggravating that the actions of a few must pollute the surroundings for the rest of us.

You want to save money, buy storm windows, seal your cracks, lower your thermostat, use fewer lights, but please be ‘aware’ of your neighbors. We don’t like sitting in a dreary cloud of your gray smoke!

REGULATE THE H-E-C-K out of them. This is NOT the wild wild west. "

Published: Thursday, April 22, 2010

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ALBANY — The state Department of Environmental Conservation has announced the release of proposed new state regulations the agency said would “dramatically cut pollution from outdoor wood boilers,” which the agency characterized as “a public nuisance for many New Yorkers.”

The proposal was published in the Environmental Notice Bulletin this week and can be viewed at http://www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/64459.html . The public comment period on the proposed regulations will run through July 2.

A series of hearings across the state will include a scheduled session from 6 pm to 8 pm June 21 at Norrie Point Environmental Center in Staastsburg, preceded by a one-hour information period.

The rules are intended to reduce the impact of smoke plumes on neighbors. The rules include emission limits on new boilers sold in New York and set a minimum distance for new boilers to be set from neighboring properties. The rules also include fuel restrictions, stack height requirements and a nuisance provision for both new and existing outdoor wood boilers.

The rule also bans the use of existing boilers in the summer when neighbors are likely to be enjoying the outdoors and have their windows open, unless the existing units meet the new requirements applicable to new boilers or certain setback requirements. The rule will eventually phase out the use of existing units that do not comply with the new standards.

The public comment period for will end at 5:00 p.m. on July 2, 2010. Written comments may be submitted to: NYSDEC Division of Air Resources, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-3251 or by email: 247owb@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

To read the complete agency release, visit http://readme.readmedia.com/Commissioner-Grannis-Releases-New-Proposal-to-Cut-Pollution/1239076

Comments

The following are comments from the readers. In no way do they represent the view of DailyFreeman.com.

catsuny wrote on Apr 22, 2010 1:54 PM:

" Im not against these boilers ..but we have a neighbor who burns 24/7 and wow does it stink we cant put our clothes on the line ,even now .He starts before work and it goes all day and smoke settles low and into the whole area … "


ulsterhome wrote on Apr 22, 2010 5:46 PM:

" THANK GOD!
These outdoor boilers savage the "clear air" and the air quality of the area. As usual, it is aggravating that the actions of a few must pollute the surroundings for the rest of us.

You want to save money, buy storm windows, seal your cracks, lower your thermostat, use fewer lights, but please be ‘aware’ of your neighbors. We don’t like sitting in a dreary cloud of your gray smoke!

REGULATE THE H-E-C-K out of them. This is NOT the wild wild west. "

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