Carolyn's Daily Posts: 2011

November 2, 2011

Ordinances on Outdoor Wood-Fired Boilers


CAROLYN’S DAILY POSTS: 2011

ORDINANCES ON OUTDOOR

WOOD-FIRED BOILERS

 

     The notice said that when the Allegheny County (PA) Board of Health will meet Wednesday…Nov. 3…Among items the board will consider are scheduling a public comment period on proposed regulations to control air pollution from outdoor wood-fired boilers and  to add glass-melting furnace rules to the county’s air quality regulations.*

     The small community where I live, Laurel Mountain Borough, Pennsylvania, has already dealt with the issue of controlling air pollution from outdoor wood-fired boilers. Council members were concerned that the smoke would be detrimental to the community, especially to the neighbors of the owners/users of this heating device. Therefore, they banned its use in the borough.

     However, it seems the direct pollution is in the design of the outdoor wood-fired boilers. The chimney is “cut” very short. Perhaps if the chimney were taller, higher than the houses, there would be less problem.

     In addition, they could be designed so that the smoke emitted is not harmful to the environment. Many wood burning stoves are designed this way.

     Just some observations and thoughts.

SOURCE

*(Allegheny County) Health board to eye boilers, furnace rules, Greensburg Tribune-Review, 111030, pp C2

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1 Comment »

  1. The State of Pennsylvania already passed a State regulation on in October 2010 – over a year ago regarding particulate emissions limits, setbacks, chimney height, proper fuel use. Why would the County have to do anything other than enforce State law? Please let me know.
    Annex A
    TITLE 25. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
    PART I. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
    Subpart C. PROTECTION OF NATURAL RESOURCES
    ARTICLE III. AIR RESOURCES
    CHAPTER 121. GENERAL PROVISIONS

    Comment by Mike — November 3, 2011 @ 12:48 pm | Reply


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