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TOWN OF TRUCKEE <br /> California <br /> ORDINANCE 2016-05 <br /> AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF TRUCKEE <br /> AMENDING THE TRUCKEE MUNICIPAL CODE, TITLE 7, AIR QUALITY <br /> WHEREAS the Truckee Particulate Matter Air Quality Management Plan recognizes the <br /> severity of particulate matter pollution in the Town of Truckee and a key control strategy of the Plan <br /> is to limit emissions from solid fuel burning appliances and total emissions from residential units;and <br /> WHEREAS the Town Council on December 18, 2003 adopted Ordinance 2003-06, <br /> thereby requiring the removal of all non-Town approved solid fuel burning appliances within the <br /> Town of Truckee by July 15, 2006; and <br /> WHEREAS the Council on April 20, 2006 adopted Ordinance 2006-02,thereby extending <br /> the deadline to July 15, 2007; and <br /> WHEREAS the United States Environmental Protection Agency recently strengthened its <br /> clean air standards for residential wood heaters to make new heaters significantly cleaner and to <br /> improve air quality in communities where people burn wood for heat; and <br /> WHEREAS the Truckee Municipal Code, Title 7, Air Quality must be amended to <br /> incorporate these more stringent limitations on particulate matter emissions; <br /> The Town Council of the Town of Truckee Does Ordain as Follows: <br /> Section 1. Enactment. Title 7, Air Quality, of the Truckee Municipal Code amended as <br /> follows: <br /> a. The definitions of the terms "EPA Certified Appliance", "PM Limit", and "Solid Fuel <br /> Burning Appliance, Heater, or Device"in Section 7.01.020(Definitions of Specialized <br /> Terms and Phrases) are hereby amended to read as follows: <br /> EPA Certified Appliance. Any wood or other solid fuel burning appliance utilized for <br /> space or water heating or cooking that meets the performance and emission <br /> standards set forth in Part 60, Title 40, Subpart AAA and QQQQ, Code of Federal <br /> Regulations. Phase II appliances(including solid fuel burning appliances,heaters or <br /> devices, pellet fueled wood heaters, wood-fired hydronic heaters and forced-air <br /> furnaces) must meet the emission requirements adopted by the EPA. For solid fuel <br /> burning appliances, heaters or devices, or pellet fueled wood heaters the PM limit is <br /> 4.5 grams per hour for catalytic and non-catalytic devices. For wood-fired hydronic <br /> heaters, the PM limit is .32 pounds per million Btu heat output. For wood-fired <br /> forced-air furnaces,the PM limit is.93 pounds per million Btu heat output. As of May <br /> 15, 2020, Phase II appliances (including solid fuel burning appliances, heaters or <br /> devices, pellet fueled wood heaters, wood-fired hydronic heaters and forced-air <br /> furnaces) must meet the following emission requirements adopted by the EPA: For <br /> solid fuel burning appliances, heaters or devices, or pellet fueled wood heaters the <br /> PM limit is 2.0 grams per hour for catalytic and non-catalytic devices,if emissions are <br /> tested using cribs (if tested with cord wood, the limit is 2.5 grams per hour). For <br />