2011 Aug. 29 to Sept. 4: WEEKLY RAWSEP: Pending U.S. States statewide OWB & wood stove legislation, State by State

2011 Aug. 29 to Sept. 4: WEEKLY RAWSEP: Pending U.S. States statewide OWB & wood stove legislation, State by State

All States:

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 Aug 25 to 30: AK Fairbanks: COMMENTS on Vote Yes on Propostion 2 October 4, 2011

2011 Aug. 25: AK Fairbanks: Support Prop. 2 (on Oct. 4)

2011 Aug. 31: AK & CT: What happens when an OWF is installed

2011 Aug. 27: AK Fairbanks: COMMENTS on (Proposition 2 vote on Oct. 4 on residential wood smoke pollution) Wants clean air

AZ – unknown

AR – unknown

CA – unknown, seasonal wood stove regulations in localities

2011 Sept. 1: CA San Francisco, UCSF: Evidence that particulate matter and the environment are affecting reproductive health: Talk at 1:10 p.m.: Dreamforce Event to Feature UCSF Dream Team on September 1

2011 Aug. 29: CA Visalia (San Joaquin Valley): Particulate Air Alerts helpful

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.

2011 Sept. 2: CT: Ten cases of harm from Outdoor Wood Boiler (OWB or OWF) wood smoke from OWB-owning neighbors in Connecticut

2011 Aug. 31: AK & CT: What happens when an OWF is installed

2011 Aug. 31: CT & MN: Outdoor wood furnace information

2011 Aug. 24: CT Killingworth: Sept. 8, 7 p.m. at Killingworth Elementary School: Vote on Outdoor Wood-Burning Furnace Ordinance Six items sent to special meeting in Killingworth

2011 Aug. 26: CT Woodbury: Two neighboring families harmed by wood smoke

2011 Aug. 22: CT Killingworth: Letter to the editor: Why Killingworth should ban OWBs on Sept. 8

2011 Aug. 22: Sept 7 Vote: CT Killingworth: OWBs target of proposed town ordinance

2011 Aug. 20: CT Killingworth (Middlesex County): Sept. 7 Vote: Wood-Burning Furnaces Target of Proposed Town Ordinance in Killingworth

DE – 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
LA – 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
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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