Environment & Energy Report

EPA Moves to Delay Home Wood Heater Air Pollution Rules

Nov. 21, 2018, 10:51 PM

The makers of wood-burning heaters will have more time to sell older versions of their devices after the EPA moved to delay new air pollution standards for their industry.

The 2015 regulation (RIN:2060-AP93) was intended to reduce air pollution from wood-burning heaters, with new requirements on the makers of these heaters supposed to go into effect in 2020.

But the Environmental Protection Agency now wants to delay these requirements until 2022, according to a Nov. 21 notice.

The agency estimates delaying these requirements will save wood stove manufacturers approximately $33 million...

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