New York State DEC seeking comment on OWB rules July 2, 2010

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New York State DEC seeking comment on OWB rules July 2, 2010

Postby MPA » Wed Apr 28, 2010 10:49 pm

Finally, New York state is taking a positive direction in dealing with OWBs. In this past week major news has come from New York from the state's


Below are some of the keys to what the DEC is trying to do:


1) Setting a minimum distance that new OWBs are to be located from neighboring properties.

2) Certain fuel restrictions to be used in the OWB

3) Stack height requirements for new and existing outdoor wood boilers.

4) Nuisance provision for both new and existing outdoor wood boilers.

5) Bans the use of existing boilers in the summer when neighbors are likely to be enjoying the outdoors and have their windows open.

6) Under the rules, boilers in use since before September 2005 must be taken out by August 2015. Newer models installed through April 2011will have to be gone no later than August 2020.


As quoted by the DEC:

"The rule will eventually phase out the use of existing units that do not comply with the new standards."



Here is an important link regarding the process:


http://www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/64459.html


Also click here to review the NY Attorney General's report from 2008 regarding OWBs:

http://www.oag.state.ny.us/bureaus/envi ... 202008.pdf



Like the previous states listed in previous blog entries, PLEASE VOICE YOUR CONCERNS. This is finally the opportunity for all in New York state who have been victimied by an OWB to be heard. If your a resident of New York and have been victimized by an OWB, please make an effort to attend one of the meetings listed in the blog post above. If your voice is not heard your problem may NEVER go away........



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.
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Re: New York State DEC seeking comment on OWB rules July 2, 2010

Postby MPA » Wed Apr 28, 2010 10:51 pm

Below is a list of the public meetings slated for June 2010 in New York State:


Thurs., June 3

Dulles State Office Building

1st Floor Auditorium

317 Washington St.

Watertown, NY 13601




Mon., June 7

NYSDEC-Region 1

SUNY @ Stony Brook

50 Circle Rd.

Stony Brook, NY 11790


Tues., June 8

NYSDEC Central Office

625 Broadway

Public Assembly RM 129

Albany, NY 12233




Wed., June 9

Rockland County Fire Training Center

35 Fireman's Memorial Dr.

Pomona, NY 10970




Thurs., June 10

Herkimer County Community College

Robert McLaughlin College Center

Hummel Corporate Center

100 Reservoir Rd.

Herkimer, NY 13350


Mon., June 14

Genesee Community College

Conable Technology Building, RM T102

Batavia, NY 14020


Tues., June 15

Cortland County Office Building

2nd Floor Auditorium

60 Central Ave.

Cortland, NY 13045




Wed. June 16

Allegany County Office Building

Legislative Board Chambers

7 Court St.

Belmont, NY 14813




Thurs., June 17

Jamestown Community College

Training Center, RM 117

10785 Bennett Rd. (Route 60)

Dunkirk, NY 14048




Mon., June 21

Norrie Point Environmental Center

Margaret Lewis Norrie State Park

256 Norrie Point Way

Staatsburg, NY 12580




Wed., June 23

Harrietstown Town Hall

39 Main St.

Saranac Lake, NY 12983
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