§ 123.14. Outdoor wood-fired boilers.

 (a)  Applicability. Beginning on October 2, 2010, this section applies to the following:

   (1)  A person, manufacturer, supplier or distributor who sells, offers for sale, leases or distributes an outdoor wood-fired boiler for use in this Commonwealth.

   (2)  A person who installs an outdoor wood-fired boiler in this Commonwealth.

   (3)  A person who purchases, receives, leases, owns, uses or operates an outdoor wood-fired boiler in this Commonwealth.

 (b)  Exemptions.

   (1)  This section does not apply to a person, manufacturer, supplier or distributor who sells, offers for sale, leases or distributes in this Commonwealth a non-Phase 2 outdoor wood-fired boiler if the person, manufacturer, supplier or distributor demonstrates the non-Phase 2 outdoor wood-fired boiler is intended for shipment and use outside of this Commonwealth.

   (2)  Subsections (c), (d) and (e) do not apply to a permanently installed outdoor wood-fired boiler that was installed prior to October 2, 2010, and is transferred to a new owner as a result of a real estate transaction.

   (3)  A person may not sell, offer for sale, distribute or lease a non-Phase 2 outdoor wood-fired boiler in this Commonwealth unless the outdoor wood-fired boiler was manufactured, distributed, purchased or leased and received in this Commonwealth before May 31, 2011.

     (i)   This exemption shall remain in effect until May 31, 2011.

     (ii)   A non-Phase 2 outdoor wood-fired boiler purchased during the sell-through period must meet the following requirements:

       (A)   Be installed a minimum of 150 feet from the nearest property line.

       (B)   Have a permanently attached stack that meets the following requirements:

         (I)   Extends a minimum of 10 feet above the ground.

         (II)   Is installed according to the manufacturer’s specifications.

 (c)  Phase 2 outdoor wood-fired boiler. Except as provided under subsection (b):

   (1)  A person may not sell, offer for sale, distribute or install an outdoor wood-fired boiler for use in this Commonwealth unless it is a Phase 2 outdoor wood-fired boiler.

   (2)  A person may not purchase, lease or receive an outdoor wood-fired boiler for use in this Commonwealth unless it is a Phase 2 outdoor wood-fired boiler.

 (d)  Setback requirements for new Phase 2 outdoor wood-fired boilers. A person may not install a new Phase 2 outdoor wood-fired boiler in this Commonwealth unless the boiler is installed a minimum of 50 feet from the nearest property line.

 (e)  Stack height requirements for new Phase 2 outdoor wood-fired boilers. A person may not install, use or operate a new Phase 2 outdoor wood-fired boiler in this Commonwealth unless the boiler has a permanently attached stack. The stack must meet both of the following requirements:

   (1)  Extend a minimum of 10 feet above the ground.

   (2)  Be installed according to the manufacturer’s specifications.

 (f)  Allowed fuels. A person that owns, leases, uses or operates an outdoor wood-fired boiler in this Commonwealth shall use only one or more of the following fuels:

   (1)  Clean wood.

   (2)  Wood pellets made from clean wood.

   (3)  Home heating oil, natural gas or propane that:

     (i)   Complies with all applicable sulfur limits.

     (ii)   Is used as a starter or supplemental fuel for dual-fired outdoor wood-fired boilers.

   (4)  Other types of fuel approved in writing by the Department upon receipt of a written request.

 (g)  Prohibited fuels. A person who owns, leases, uses or operates an outdoor wood-fired boiler in this Commonwealth may not burn a fuel or material in that outdoor wood-fired boiler other than those fuels listed under subsection (f).

 (h)  Applicable laws and regulatory requirements. A person may not use or operate an outdoor wood-fired boiler in this Commonwealth unless it complies with applicable Commonwealth, county and local laws and regulations adopted thereunder.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  123.14 issued under section 5(a)(1) of the Air Pollution Control Act (35 P. S. §  4005(a)(1).

Source

   The provisions of this §  123.14 adopted October 1, 2010, effective October 2, 2010, 40 Pa.B. 5571.

Cross References

   This section cited in 25 Pa. Code §  121.1 (relating to definitions).



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