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H.78

Introduced by   Representative Winters of Williamstown

Referred to Committee on

Date:

Subject:  Conservation; air pollution control; outdoor woodstoves

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to provide limited exemptions for outdoor woodstoves from the requirements of chapter 23 of Title 10, air pollution control.

AN ACT RELATING TO OUTDOOR WOODSTOVES

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Sec. 1.  10 V.S.A. § 577 is added to read:

§ 577.  OUTDOOR WOODSTOVES

The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to any outdoor woodstove operating pursuant to the following requirements:

(1)  Only those listed fuels recommended by the manufacturer of the unit may be used.  The following shall never be used as fuel:  trash, plastics, gasoline, rubber, naphtha, household garbage, leaves, paper products, cardboard, and material treated with petroleum products, including particle board, railroad ties, and pressure‑treated wood.

(2)  The unit shall be located with due consideration given to the prevailing wind direction so as to minimize the nuisance effect on neighboring residents.  The distance from the outdoor woodstove to any residence will determine the required stack height according to the provisions of this subdivision:

(A)  If located 50 feet or less from any residence not served by the woodstove, the stack must be at least two feet higher than the eave line of that residence.

(B)  If located more than 50 feet but no more than 100 feet from any residence, the stack must be at least 75 percent of the height of the eave line of that residence, plus an additional two feet.

(C)  If located more than 100 feet but no more than 150 feet from any residence, the stack must be at least 50 percent of the height of the eave line of that residence, plus an additional two feet.

(D)  If located more than 150 feet but no more than 200 feet from any residence, the stack must be at least 25 percent of the height of the eave line of that residence, plus an additional two feet.



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The Vermont General Assembly
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