2011 July 11 to 17: WEEKLY RAWSEP: Pending U.S. States statewide OWB & wood stove legislation, State by State

2011 July 11 to 17: WEEKLY RAWSEP: Pending U.S. States statewide OWB & wood stove legislation, State by State

AL – unknown

AK – PENDING Fairbanks wood stove regulation. See RAWSEP Brochure for AK. On Oct. 5 2010 voters voted yes by 60% (roughly 9,000 voted yes, 6,000 voted no and 78,000 residents of Fairbanks did not vote) on Proposition A which meant Fairbanks voters rejected home heating fines for wood smoke
Proposition A passage does not prevent PENDING Fairbanks wood stove regulation. Two quotes about passage of Propostion A by Fairbanks: “I’m concerned air quality is going to get worse,” Hopkins said. “That relates to health, the air people breathe, and the economy.” About the Fairbanks vote, one resident commented: We have one or two people with bad outdoor wood boilers periodically shutting down wood river elementary. The school nurse has recorded record numbers of complaints regarding breathing problems and eye problems whenever these boilers are fired up. How do we stop these people from hurting our children without having fines? I’d really like to hear the solution from everyone who voted “yes” on A. It is easy to say “Don’t fine me!” but hard to actually solve the problem.State, federal agencies consider intervening in Jan. 2011. Woodriver Elementary receives overhaul of ventilation system in attempt to deal with air pollution of outdoor wood boilers nearby in Feb. 2011. In March 2011 State Authorities cited an OWB owner near Woodriver Elementary. A petition calling for OWB bans with fines in Fairbanks led to a scheduling for a vote on Oct. 4, 2011.

2011 July 17: AK Fairbanks: COMMENTS on (fall vote on OWB ban) Voters to weigh in on Fairbanks air pollution issue this fall

2011 July 15: AK Fairbanks & North Pole: (Vote to ban OWBs) Voters to weigh in on Fairbanks air pollution issue this fall

AZ – unknown

AR – unknown

CA – unknown, seasonal wood stove regulations in localities

2011 July 17: CA: (Black Carbon) CO2 Not the Key to Saving Arctic Sea Ice Cover

CO – unknown

CT -Number of municipalities with OWB bans in CT: 17. See RAWSEP Brochure for CT. KILLED IN COMMITTEE CT Senate Bill S.B. 126 statewide To add wood smoke to the public health nuisance list and to ban outdoor wood-burning. April 2011 CT Legislature Bill 830 has been promised to be modified enough to be acceptable to wood burning pollution opponents.

DE – Unknown

FL – unknown

GA – unknown

HI – unknown

ID – unknown
IL – unknown
 
IN – See RAWSEP Brochure for IN Indiana. PENDING #05-332 statewide OWB regulations DRAFT #05-332 statewide OWB regulations (please public comment to STRENGTHEN BILL before FINAL passage ) You need to write, call, e-mail the Governor and IDEM (teasterly@idem.in.gov) as well as Dr. James Miner MD Chairman of the Air Board (Ent88@aol.com) and demand better for all Hoosiers. March 2 2011 board passed statewide OWB regulations, only implementing one of the three major suggestions of anti-woodsmoke-pollution-activists. On June 6, 2011 there will be a summit on Indiana’s Air Quality held in Indianapolis.

 
IA – unknown
 
 
 
KS – unknown
KY – unknown
 
 
 
ME – Some statewide regulations on OWBs (Phase II for new installations passed Jan. 2010), which are not stringent enough.
 
 
 
MD – unknown
 
MA – unknown, Industrial Biomass burning questioned
 
 
MI – unknown
 
 
 
MN – unknown

 
MS – unknown
MO – unknown
MT – unknown
 
NE – unknown
NV – unknown
NH – unknown
NJ – Statewide OWB regulations passed 2008
 
 
 
NM – unknown
 
NY – See RAWSEP Brochure for NY. NY DEC Regulations passed on new OWBs. You called or emailed your legislator in NY to oppose a new bill introduced by OWB lobbyists to delay implementation of statewide rules. On May 28, 2011 a NY judge issued an injunction to the NY DEC to enforce OWB regulations NOW. There will be a hearing on the ruling in June 2011.
 
 
NC – unknown
 
 
ND – unknown
 
OH – PENDING statwide OWB regulations 2010
 
 
 
 
OK – unknown
 
OR – unknown, seasonal wood stove regulations in localities
 
 
PA – IN EFFECT as of Oct. 2, 2010: 25 PA. Code CHS. 121 and 123 statewide OWB regulations
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RI – 2011 April 6 RI State Senate version of OWB bill will be heard. Opponents of OWB pollution expected to testify. PENDING RI House of Reps. H7064 statewide OWB regulations 2010
SC – unknown
 
SD – unknown
 
 
TN – unknown
 
 
TX – unknown
 
UT – unknown
 
 
VT – PENDING statewide OWB regulations
 
 
VA – unknown
 
WA – statewide OWB ban, seasonal wood stove regulations in localities
 
 
 
WV – unknown
WI – See RAWSEP Brochure for WI. unknown
 
 
WY – unknown
 
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