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Daily Freeman: Many comments on outdoor wood-burner rules slow decision

Aug 17, 2010 2:16 pm
William J. Kemble in The Daily Freeman reports:
"A state Department of Environmental Conservation spokeswoman Monday said reviews of about 2,000 comments on proposed rules governing outdoor wood-burning boilers could mean the issue remains unsettled through April 2011. Spokeswoman Lori Severino during a telephone interview noted there was no shortage of concern on both sides.... Severino said another round of public hearings could be set if significant changes are made in the proposed rules.... Under the proposal there boiler stacks would have to be a minimum of 2 feet above the peak of any roof of a structure located within 150 feet of the boiler. Regulations would prohibit use of boilers between April 15 to Sept. 30 in the Hudson Valley." Read the entire story in The Daily Freeman.