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Purpose and Applicability R307-208 applies statewide and establishes a ban on outdoor wood boilers, also known as wood-fired hydronic heaters. R307-208-2. Definitions. The following additional definition applies to R307-208: "Outdoor wood boiler" means a fuel burning device also known as a wood-fired hydronic heater: (1) Designed to burn wood or other approved solid fuels; (2) Specified by the manufacturer for outdoor installation or installation in structures not normally occupied by humans; and (3) Designated to heat building space or water via the distribution, typically through pipes, of a fluid heated in the device, typically water or a mixture of water and antifreeze. R307-208-3. Prohibition. Beginning September 1, 2013, no person shall sell, offer for sale, supply, install, purchase, or transfer an outdoor wood boiler. R307-208-4. Exemptions. (1) All persons who own or operate an outdoor wood boiler prior to October 4, 2012 shall comply with the following requirements to be exempt from the rule: (a) Within 180 days of October 4, 2012, register the outdoor wood boiler with the director or local health district office; (b) Operate the outdoor wood boiler in accordance with outdoor wood boiler manufacturer’s instructions; and (c) Visible emissions shall be limited to a shade or density no darker than 20% opacity as measured by EPA Method 9, except for the following: (i) An initial fifteen minute start-up period, and (ii) A period of fifteen minutes in any three-hour period in which emissions may exceed the 20% opacity limitation for refueling.
KEY: air pollution, outdoor wood boiler, prohibition Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: 2012 Authorizing, and Implemented or Interpreted Law: 19-2-101; 19-2-104