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By Benjamin Schmidt
Missoula City-County Health Department Air Quality Specialist 

Seeley Lake wood stove rule proposal explained


October 24, 2019

The shaded area on the map, the Highway 83 corridor from Cory's Valley Market north to Hemlock Drive including Dogtown and downtown Seeley Lake, is the Seeley Lake Proposed Wood Stove Zone.

The Missoula City-County Health Department has started an update on the Missoula City-County Air Pollution Control Program rules. One proposed rule creates a Seeley Lake Wood Stove Zone where only the cleanest and most efficient stoves can be installed. A map of the Seeley Lake Wood Stove Zone has been included with this article. The zone is centered around the Seeley Lake Elementary School where the highest wood stove smoke concentrations are found. This rule would not affect existing stoves but would require new stove installations to meet specific standards.

The purpose of the propos...

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