Freedom of Air - Public Awareness of Outdoor Wood Boilers

Public Awareness and Reasearch of Outdoor Wood Boilers

OUTDOOR WOOD BOILER RESOURCES

 

 UNDER CONSTRUCTION

 

PLEASE NOTE:

Currently, we are in the process of migrating this page's content to the "Links" page. Much of the information found below can be accessed on the "Links" page.

 

GOVERNMENT LINKS:

The following is a list of useful links that have been developed by governmental agencies addressing Outdoor Wood Boilers/Furnaces, smoke effects, and pollution:


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FEDERAL LINKS: 

 
U.S. EPA Website on Outdoor Wood Boilers/Furnaces 

U.S. EPA Certified Stoves:
CLICK HERE

 

STATE LINKS:

Washington:
CLICK HERE


Vermont:
CLICK HERE


Vermont OWB Study:
CLICK HERE


Massachusetts (Particulates):
CLICK HERE


Massachusetts:
CLICK HERE


Connecticut:
CLICK HERE


MUNICIPAL ORDINANCES:

Please click the link below to access OWB ordinances written for city/village governments:

Michigan Model Ordinance for Outdoor/Open Burning:
CLICK HERE

Six Villages/Cities with OWB Ordinances:
CLICK HERE

 

ORGANIZATIONAL LINKS:

The following is a list of useful links that have been developed by non-profit organizations or interest groups addressing Outdoor Wood Boilers/Furnaces, smoke effects, and pollution:

Burning Issues: CLICK HERE

Burning Issues (OWBs): CLICK HERE

Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management (NESCAUM): CLICK HERE

American Heart Association: CLICK HERE

Indiana Law Blog: CLICK HERE

 

PERSONAL LINKS AND PAGES:

The following is a list of useful links that have been developed by citizens addressing Wood Boilers/Furnaces, smoke effects, and pollution:

Freedom of Air MySpace Website (Our Website developed 12/15/07): CLICK HERE

Breathe Healthy Air (Illinois): CLICK HERE

Take Back the Air (Minnesota): CLICK HERE

Yolo Clean Air (California): CLICK HERE

Economics: An Engineer's Perspective on Heating with Solid Fuels, March 2007: CLICK HERE

Essay on Environmental Terrorism: CLICK HERE

Court Case in Pennsylvania, 1998 (OWB): CLICK HERE

 

 OLD/OTHER LINKS:

 

1)  Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services http://www.dhfs.state.wi.us/eh/HlthHaz/fs/waterstoves.htm

 

2)  Vermont Air Pollution Control Division  http://www.vtwoodsmoke.org/ME-hlth.html

 

3)  Smoke Gets in Your Lungs:  Outdoor Wood Boilers in New York State (Attorney General's Report) http://www.oag.state.ny.us/press/2005/aug/August%202005.pdf

 

4)  Petition for rulemaking under 42 U.S.C. § 7411(b)(1) Regarding Outdoor Wood Boilers

 http://www.oag.state.ny.us/press/2005/aug/Petition.pdf

 

5)  Petition for rulemaking under 42 U.S.C. § 7411(b)(1) Regarding Outdoor Wood Boilers

http://www.oag.state.ny.us/press/2005/aug/Petition.pdf

 

6)  Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services

http://www.dhfs.state.wi.us/eh/HlthHaz/fs/waterstoves.htm

 

7) Wisconsin Department of  Health and Family Services http://www.dhfs.state.wi.us/eh/HlthHaz/fs/waterstoves.htm

 

8)  U.S. EPA Program Fact Sheet http://www.epa.gov/woodheaters/pdfs/fact_sheet_1_29_07.pdf

 

9)  Petition for rulemaking under 42 U.S.C. § 7411(b)(1) Regarding Outdoor Wood Boilers

http://www.oag.state.ny.us/press/2005/aug/Petition.pdf

10)  Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services http://www.dhfs.state.wi.us/eh/HlthHaz/fs/waterstoves.htm

 

11)  Vermont Air  Pollution Control Division http://www.vtwoodsmoke.org/ME-hlth.html

 

12)  Petition for rulemaking under 42 U.S.C. § 7411(b)(1) Regarding Outdoor Wood Boilers

http://www.oag.state.ny.us/press/2005/aug/Petition.pdf

 

13)  NESCAUM Outdoor Wood Boiler Fact Sheet http://www.nescaum.org/documents/owbfactsheetfinal.pdf

 

14)  Vermont Air Pollution Control Division http://www.vtwoodsmoke.org/ME-hlth.html

 

15)  Petition for rulemaking under 42 U.S.C. § 7411(b)(1) Regarding Outdoor Wood Boilers

http://www.oag.state.ny.us/press/2005/aug/Petition.pdf

 or

Smoke Gets in Your Lungs: Outdoor Wood Boilers in New York State (Attorney General's Report)

http://www.oag.state.ny.us/press/2005/aug/August%202005.pdf

 

16) Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services http://www.dhfs.state.wi.us/eh/HlthHaz/fs/waterstoves.htm

 

 

RESEARCH GRAVEYARD

 

 Below are links to research that have many deadlinks and were posted prior to 2010. Currently, we are revising and integrating these links in other areas of the website such as the Model Ordinances page and the Studies/Research & Laws  page.

Links added prior to 2010 with OWB ordinances (some of the links may dead)

1) La Crosse County, Wisconsin:

La Crosse County, Wisconsin Ordinance

2) Orrville, Ohio:

Orrville, Ohio Ordinance

3) East Millinocket, Maine OWB Ordinance:

East Millinocket, Maine Ordinance

4) General Code Services (6 cities/villages):

OWB Ordinances for Six Cities/Villages

5) Bowdoinham, Maine OWB Ordinance:

Bowdoinham, Maine Ordinance

6) Lake Mills, Wisconsin Burning Ordinance:

Lake Mills, Wisconsin ordinance

7) Door County, Wisconsin Burning Ordinance:

Door County, Wisconsin Burning Ordinance (OWBs)

8) Wilson, Wisconsin OWB Ordinance:

Wilson, Wisconsin OWB ordinance

9) Rosendale, New York OWB Ordinance:

Rosendale, New York Ordinance

10) Clyde Township, Allegan County, Michigan OWB Ordinance: 

Clyde Township, Michigan Ordinance

11) Tallmadge Township, Ottawa County, Michigan OWB Ordinance:

Tallmadge Township Michigan Ordinance

 

 

Please CLICK HERE to view a comprehensive list of Outdoor Wood Boiler Bans and Restrictions in Wisconsin

State Links added prior to 2010 with OWB ordinances (some of the links may dead)

1) Pennsylvania  DEP's Model Ordinance for Outdoor Wood-Fired Boilers

 

Model Ordinance for Outdoor Wood-Fired Boilers

 

2) Michigan Model Ordinance for Outdoor and Open Burning:

       (read Section 10 Outdoor Wood-Fired Boilers)

 

Michigan Model Ordinance for Outdoor and Open Burning

 

3) Wisconsin Model Ordinance for Outdoor and Open Burning:

      (read Section 9 Outdoor Wood-Fired Boilers)

 

Wisconsin Model Ordinance for Outdoor and Open Burning

 

4) Final Regulation: Maine Control of Emissions from Outdoor Wood Boilers, Chapter 150 

 

Control of Emissions from Outdoor Wood Boilers

 

5) Final Legislation: New Hampshire Act Regulating Outdoor Wood-Fired Hydronic Heaters, Chapter 362 HB.1405

 

Act Regulating Outdoor Wood-Fired Hydronic Heaters

 

6) Final Regulation: Massachusetts 310 CMR 7.26(50) Outdoor Hydronic Heaters

( Dept. of Environmental Protection)

 

310 CMR 7.26(50) Outdoor Hydronic Heaters

 

7) Final Regulation: Vermont §5-204 and §5-205 Outdoor Wood-fired Boiler Rule

(Dept. of Environmental Conservation)

 

Vermont §5-204 and §5-205 Outdoor Wood-fired Boiler Rule

 

8) Final Regulation: New Jersey Admin. Code 7:27-3 Control and Prohibition of Smoke from Combustion of Fuel  (Dept. of Environmental Protection)

 

Code 7:27-3 Control and Prohibition of Smoke from Combustion of Fuel

 

 

9) Rhode Island Act Relating To The Health and Safety- Outdoor Wood-Fired Hydronic Heaters,  HB. 7064(Environment and Natural Resources)

 

Outdoor Wood-Fired Hydronic Heaters, HB. 7064

 Last updated: Jan. 12, 2010