the existing structure and shielded from view of neighboring properties.
An installation permit shall be obtained from the township prior to installation of any outdoor wood-fired hydronic heater. For the purpose of this subsection, installation permits may include any of the following: zoning, electrical or mechanical permits.
An outdoor wood-fired hydronic heater must be a minimum distance of 10 feet from any other structure or building.
An outdoor wood-fired hydronic heater shall be installed a minimum distance of 10 feet from any property line.
Installation must be consistent with the safety guidelines of Consumers Energy for overhead electrical power lines.
Particulate Matter Emission Standard for Newly Installed Units
For the purposes of this ordinance, “certified” shall mean the outdoor wood-fired hydronic heater that has been tested by an EPA accredited third party laboratory to verify that the unit meets Phase I or Phase II emissions standards listed herein.
Uncertified units must be installed according to the setback listed in subsection
(C) of this regulation.
Phase I Emission Standard: Units which have been certified to meet a particulate matter emission limit of 0.44 pounds per million British thermal units (lb/MMBtu) heat input must be installed according to the setback requirements listed in subsection 5.15.1(D) of this regulation.
Phase II Emission Standard: Units which have been certified to meet a particulate matter emission limit of 0.32 lb/MMBtu heat output are not subject to the 500 or 300 feet setback requirements listed in subsections 5.15.1(C)and (D) of this regulation.
“Newly Installed Units” includes replacement units for existing units.
Units that are relocated must obtain permits to meet zoning, electrical and mechanical inspection requirements.
Outdoor Wood-fired Hydronic Heaters Installed Prior to this Ordinance