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Public Webinar on DRAFT Proposed Rule – NSPS for New Residential Wood Heaters February 9 at 2:00 PM ET

2012 February 1

The U.S. EPA invites the public to participate in a webinar on EPA’s upcoming proposed New Source Performance Standards for New Residential Wood Heaters, New Residential Hydronic Heaters and Forced-Air Furnaces, and New Residential Masonry Heaters.

The webinar will take place on Thursday, February 9, 2012, from 2:00-3:15 p.m. Eastern Time.

EPA will provide information about the current drafts of the upcoming proposals. The proposals, which are still in development, include:
– tighter emission limits for new residential wood stoves to reflect today’s Best Systems of Emission Reduction;
– new emission limits for new residential hydronic heaters and forced air furnaces and new residential masonry heaters to reflect today’s Best Systems of Emission Reduction;
– elimination of the current exemption for pellet stoves and single burn rate stoves;
– test method revisions as appropriate; and
– compliance assurance process improvements.

EPA does not expect to include any requirements for heaters that are solely fired by gas or oil. EPA also does not expect to include any requirements for wood-fired fireplaces. Please note: these proposals apply only to new appliances.

Go to to register for the upcoming webinar on the NSPS for New Residential Wood Heaters. A copy of EPA’s webinar presentation is currently posted on Questions related to the technical aspects of the NSPS will be answered as time allows. Please make sure to submit questions at the time of the webinar. Instructions on how to submit questions can be found once the webinar begins.

Contact Rick Copland at for IT questions related to the webinar registration.

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  1. February 13, 2012

    Hi all,

    Unfortunately, the webinar was not recorded. To access a copy of the slides, visit our Burn Wise site:


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