Public hearing on restrictions proposed for outdoor wood boilers
There will be a public hearing on proposed restrictions on outdoor wood boilers on Monday, June 14. It will be at the Conable Technology Building on the Batavia campus of Genesee Community College.
An informal informational meeting will be from 5 to 6 p.m. The actual public hearing is from 6 to 8 p.m.
The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Pete Grannis announced that new restrictions might be placed on operating requirements for both new and existing outdoor wood boilers.
Under the new restrictions, outdoor wood boilers would have to be at least 100 feet from neighboring properties and would have to be at least 18 feet in height.
Assemblyman Steve Hawley is concerned the new restrictions could be unaffordable for people who rely on outdoor wood boilers for home heating and whose current boilers meet existing DEC regulations.