2011 Oct. 17 to Nov. 30: (6 weeks in 1) WEEKLY RAWSEP: Pending U.S. States statewide OWB & wood stove legislation, State by State

2011 Oct. 17 to Nov. 30: (6 weeks in 1): WEEKLY RAWSEP: Pending U.S. States statewide OWB & wood stove legislation, State by State

All States: Legal ruling of $50,000 damages to neighbor of wood burner in Canada may impact U.S. decisions

2011 Sept. 22: Canada, Ontario, Windsor: Burning up over nuisance smoke

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. Prop. 2 regulating OWBs along with other sources of residential air pollution FAILED, with 40% voting yes and 60% voting NO. Days before the election, TIME magazine and Fairbanks’ daily newspaper the News-miner predicted that the Fairbanks City Council would address the issue if Prop. 2 failed..

AZ – unknown

AR – unknown

CA – unknown, seasonal wood stove regulations in localities

2011 Nov. 28: CA Modesto: Modesto area residents should check air quality before burning

2011 Nov. 16: CA: Where am I? > Home > Health > Why Wood Smoke May not Be Good…2011 Nov. 16: CA (wood stoves, particulates) EarthJustice: 35700 Deaths Could Be Prevented Annually by Strong Soot Standards

2011 Nov. 16: CA Woodacre (Marin County): Study shows wood smoke worse in Woodacre; tougher rules eyed

2011 Nov. 13: CA: Fireplace Ban Spans 6 Valley Counties

2011 Nov. 10: CA Fresno, Kings Counties: First Wood-Burning Prohibition of Season for Fresno, Kings Counties

2011 Nov. 4: CA Woodland: Watch those wood fires during winter

2011 Nov. 4: CA Yolo-Solano Counties: Winter air pollution program begins in Yolo-Solano Air Quality …

2011 Nov. 3: CA San Joaquin Valley (dust particulates, not wood burning): Blowing dust prompts air alert issued in SJ Valley

2011 Nov. 1: CA Sacramento & Santa Rosa: Sacramento fire program aims to reduce damage, pollution

2011 Nov. 1: CA Lodi (San Joaquin Valley): Research before you burn

2011 Nov. 1: CA Fresno: Air officials issue fireplace-use ban

2011 Oct. 31: CA Merced & Stockton: Check Before You Burn regulation program begins Nov. 1

2011 Oct. 31: CA Chico: COMMENT on When smoke gets in your eyes: Wood smoke regulation period starts …

2011 Oct. 28: CA San Diego & Riverside counties: REGION: Fireplace burning ban arrives

2011 Oct. 28: CA San Mateo: Winter Spare-the-Air Season Begins Nov. 1

2011 Oct. 28: CA San Diego & Riverside counties: REGION: Fireplace burning ban arrives

2011 Oct. 28: CA Visalia: Valley burn regulations to start Tuesday

2011 Oct. 28: CA Fresno: (wood smoke mentioned) Lawn care emissions impact valley air quality

2011 Oct. 25: CA: Clearing the Air on Climate and Smog

2011 Oct. 24: CA Woodland: Don’t Light Tonight’ begins as chilly nights take hold

2011 Oct. 19: CA Bakersfield: Valley study links ER visits with bad air days

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 Nov. 4: CT: Questions for schools when there is heavy wood burning

2011 Nov. 2: AK & CT: What outdoor wood furnaces have done to Fairbanks, Alaska

2011 Nov. 17: CT Waterbury: Wood-burning boilers among items being targeted

2011 Nov. 2: CT: DEEP: Fire wood, generators make for unhealthy air quality

2011 Nov. 16: CT Hartford: AT the CT CEQ meeting – Wood-burning boilers among items being targeted


2011 Nov. 5: CT: New pictures of “Phase 2″ outdoor wood furnace

2011 Nov. 8: CT Hartford: Nov. 16 Meeting where you can explain your wood smoke issues — November 16th

2011 Nov. 4: CT Danbury: (Particulates) Carbon Monoxide, Air Quality, Water Alerts Issued

2011 Nov. 3: CT Westport: (Particulates) Power Outages Lead to Air Quality Alert

DE – unknown

FL – unknown

2011 Nov. 26: Florida: Electric fireplaces

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
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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