2010 May 26: IN: Sen. Steele: Hoosiers Encouraged to Voice Opinions on New Rules for Outdoor Wood Boilers at June 2 Forum

         June 2, 1010: This air board meeting will be in Columbus, IN. in the auditorium of Columbus East High School, 230 South Marr Road. The meeting will begin at 4 pm. 

·                     The hearing for the Outdoor Hydronic Heater rule will not be heard until 6 pm or thereafterFor immediate release: May 26, 2010 12:00:00 EST

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Contact: Todd W. Darroca
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2010 May 26: IN: Sen. Steele: Hoosiers Encouraged to Voice Opinions on New Rules for Outdoor Wood Boilers at June 2 Forum

IDEM to hold public hearing on proposed regulations next week in Columbus

STATEHOUSE (May 26, 2010) – State Sen. Brent Steele today encouraged Hoosiers with opinions on newly proposed regulations for outdoor wood-burning furnaces to attend a public hearing next week. Steele (R-Bedford) said the Indiana Air Pollution Control Board – a voting body of the Indiana Department of Environmental Management – will host a 6 p.m. hearing Wednesday at Columbus East High School Auditorium, 230 South Marr Road, Columbus.
"This will be the first meeting where Hoosiers can voice their opinions directly to the board," Steele said. "It’s an opportunity for those who may be affected by these new requirements to attend and express their thoughts before the board makes its final decision."
Among the new regulations to be considered by the 12-member environmental board include chimney height requirements for the outdoor wood burning furnaces. The proposed rule would require smoke stacks to be 5 feet higher than any neighboring building that is within 150 feet.
Board members will also discuss the use of the outdoor heaters during the summer months. Under the proposed rule, the heater could not be used from June through August if it is within 300 feet of another building.
Newly manufactured units would have to follow new EPA guidelines as well if the board approves the new rules. IDEM says the new units would meet updated EPA air quality standards.
Steele said for more information on next week’s public hearing and proposed regulations, visit www.in.gov/idem/6507.htm.
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