File No. 36604
This rule was published in the December 1, 2012, issue (Vol. 2012, No. 23) of the Utah State Bulletin.
Environmental Quality, Air Quality
Appliance Pilot Light
Change in Proposed Rule
DAR File No.: 36604
Filed: 11/08/2012 01:53:51 PM
Purpose of the rule or reason for the change:
During the public comment period, several people from the hearth industry submitted comments requesting that clarification be made that the rule applies to appliances with continuous pilot and not intermittent pilot ignition. These changes are a result of these comments.
Summary of the rule or change:
Changes are made to Sections R307-356-3, R307-356-4, and R307-356-5 to clarify that the rule applies to appliances with continuous pilot and not intermittent pilot ignition. A definition is also added for "fireplace" in Section R307-356-4. (DAR NOTE: This change in proposed rule has been filed to make additional changes to a proposed new rule that was published in the August 15, 2012, issue of the Utah State Bulletin, on page 64. Underlining in the rule below indicates text that has been added since the publication of the proposed rule mentioned above; strike-out indicates text that has been deleted. You must view the change in proposed rule and the proposed new rule together to understand all of the changes that will be enforceable should the agency make this rule effective.)
State statutory or constitutional authorization for this rule:
- Section 19-2-104
- Section 19-2-101
Anticipated cost or savings to:
the state budget:
There are no new requirements for state government; therefore, there are no anticipated costs or savings to the state budget.
There are no new requirements for local government; therefore, there are no anticipated costs or savings to local government.
The changes to the rule clarify that the rule does not apply to appliances with intermittent pilot ignition. These changes do not result in any costs or savings to small businesses.
persons other than small businesses, businesses, or local governmental entities:
There are no new requirements for persons other than small businesses, businesses, or local government entities; therefore, there are no anticipated costs or savings to them.
Compliance costs for affected persons:
These changes do not result in any additional compliance costs for affected persons. The changes merely clarify that the rule does not apply to appliances with intermittent pilot ignition.
Comments by the department head on the fiscal impact the rule may have on businesses:
These changes should have no fiscal impact on businesses. The changes merely clarify that the rule does not apply to appliances with intermittent pilot ignition.
Amanda Smith, Executive Director
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R307. Environmental Quality, Air Quality.
R307-356. Appliance Pilot Light.
The purpose of R307-356 is to reduce volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from natural gas-fired fan-type central furnaces, gas fireplaces, and gas stoves.
R307-356 applies to manufacturers, distributors, retailers, and installers of residential, institutional, and commercial natural gas-fired fan-type central furnaces, fireplaces, stoves, and cooktops, and applies in Box Elder, Cache, Davis, Salt Lake, Tooele, Utah, and Weber counties.
The requirements of R307-356 shall not apply to:
(1) Units using a fuel other than natural gas;
Units used in recreational vehicles; or
3]) Units manufactured and sold in Box Elder, Davis, Cache,
Weber, Salt Lake, and Utah counties that are for shipment and use
outside of those counties.
The following additional definitions apply to R307-356:
"Fan type central furnace" means
a self-contained space heater providing for circulation of heated
air at pressures other than atmospheric through ducts more than ten
inches in length that have[
: (1) R]ated heat input capacity of less than 175,000 BTU per hour
[ ; or (2) For combination heating and cooling units, a cooling
rate of less than 65,000 BTU per hour.]
"Rated heat input capacity" means the gross heat input capacity specified on the nameplate of either the unit or the burner.
"Recreational vehicle" means a motor home, travel trailer, truck camper, or camping trailer, with or without motive power, designed for human habitation for recreational, emergency, or other occupancy.
4]. General Provisions.
After January 1, 2014, no person shall manufacture for sale, distribute, sell, offer for sale, or install any natural gas-fired fan-type central furnaces, gas fireplaces, or gas stoves that require the use of a pilot light for ignition.
KEY: pilot lights, furnaces, fireplaces, stoves
Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: [
Authorizing, and Implemented or Interpreted Law: 19-2-101; 19-2-104
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