Town of Geneva, NY
Ontario County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Geneva 10-10-2007 by L.L. No. 2-2007. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Burning: open fires — See Ch. 70.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
CHIMNEY
Any vertical structure enclosing a flue or flues that carry off smoke or exhaust from a solid-fuel-fired outdoor heating device, especially that part of such structure extending above a roof.
SOLID-FUEL-FIRED OUTDOOR HEATING DEVICE
Any equipment, device or apparatus, or any part thereof, which is installed, affixed or situated outdoors for the primary purpose of combustion of fuel to produce heat or energy used as a component of a heating system providing heat for any interior space or water source. This includes any equipment, device or apparatus which is UL listed and intended for outdoor use, regardless of whether it is placed in a secondary enclosure such as a shed, barn, residence, or any other similar structure.
A. 
All solid-fuel-fired outdoor heating devices installed within the Town limits are required to meet emission standards currently required by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Emission standards currently required by the EPA are hereby adopted by reference, together with any amendments or modifications made to them in the future.
B. 
All solid-fuel-fired outdoor heating devices shall be installed, operated and maintained in strict conformance with the manufacturer's instructions and the regulations promulgated hereunder. In the event of a conflict, the regulations promulgated hereunder shall apply unless the manufacturer's instructions are stricter, in which case the manufacturer's instructions shall apply.
C. 
The owner/purchaser of a solid-fuel-fired outdoor heating device shall provide the manufacturer's instructions for all devices prior to issuance of a building permit.
D. 
All solid-fuel-fired outdoor heating devices shall be UL listed for the intended use.
E. 
No homemade solid-fuel-fired outdoor heating devices will be allowed.
All outdoor devices shall be installed, operated and maintained pursuant to the following conditions:
A. 
Fuel shall be only natural, untreated wood, wood products, corn products or other fuels specifically permitted by the manufacturer.
B. 
The following fuels are strictly prohibited:
(1) 
Processed wood products, other than products specifically manufactured for use in solid-fuel-fired heating devices, and other nonwood products not permitted by the manufacturer.
(2) 
Garbage.
(3) 
Painted or treated wood.
(4) 
Tires, rubber or plastics.
(5) 
Any other items not specifically allowed by the manufacturer or this provision.
C. 
Device location.
(1) 
All solid-fuel-fired outdoor heating devices shall be installed in the rear or side yard.
(2) 
No solid-fuel-fired outdoor heating devices shall be installed in the front yard.
(3) 
All solid-fuel-fired outdoor heating devices shall be installed a minimum of 100 feet from the nearest property line.
(4) 
All solid-fuel-fired outdoor heating devices shall be installed a minimum of 200 feet from nearest inhabited structure not being supplied by said device.
(5) 
All exterior storage of fuel for solid-fuel-fired outdoor heating devices shall be provided in the side or rear yard and shall be stored in a manner to prevent rodent harborage.
(6) 
Screening shall be provided if exterior storage is visible from a public road or neighboring property.
D. 
Chimney height.
(1) 
All solid-fuel-fired outdoor heating devices located between 100 feet and 300 feet of a habitable structure not served by the device shall have a chimney installed which extends a minimum of two feet higher than the peak of the nonserved structure.
(2) 
All solid-fuel-fired outdoor heating devices located more than 300 feet from a habitable structure shall have a chimney installed in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.
Any person who constructs, erects, operates, replaces or modifies any solid-fuel-fired outdoor heating device that does not meet the requirements of this chapter shall be subject to penalties as provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article III.