Revised NSPS for New Residential Wood Heaters

Docket ID: EPA-HQ-OAR-2009-0734
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
On February 3, 2015, EPA signed a final rule that made revisions to the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for new residential wood heaters. This action updates the 1988 NSPS to reflect significant advancements in wood heater technologies and design, broadens the range of residential wood-heating appliances covered by the regulation, and improves and streamlines implementation procedures. This rule requires manufacturers to redesign wood heaters to be cleaner and lower emitting. In general, the design changes would also make the heaters perform better and be more efficient. The revisions will streamline the process for testing new model lines by allowing the use of International Standards Organization (ISO)-accredited laboratories and certifying bodies, which will expand the number of facilities that can be used for testing and certification of the new model lines. This action includes the following new residential wood-heating appliances: adjustable burn rate wood heaters, pellet stoves, single burn rate wood heaters, outdoor hydronic heaters (outdoor wood boilers), indoor hydronic heaters (indoor wood boilers), wood-fired forced air furnaces, and masonry heaters. These standards apply only to new residential wood heaters and not to existing residential wood-heating appliances.
RIN: 2060-AP93
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60
Priority: Economically Significant
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Publication Period: Spring 2015
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: Yes
Legal Authorities: 42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq.
Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: Business
Small Entities Affected: No
International Impacts: No
Energy Effects: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
Legal Deadline
ActionDateFR Citation
NPRM02/03/201479 FR 6329
Notice07/01/201479 FR 37259
Final Rule03/16/201580 FR 13671
Final Action Effective05/15/2015
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Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: EPA-HQ-OAR-2016-0130
Short Title: Residential Wood Heater NSPS
Keyword(s): Wood Heaters, Best Demonstrated Technology Particulate Matter
Type: Rulemaking
Location: HQ-OAR
Subtype: Section 111 (NSPS)

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Jul 31, 2014 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 07/01/2014
ID: EPA-HQ-OAR-2009-0734-1677
Comment Period Closed
May 05, 2014 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 02/03/2014
ID: EPA-HQ-OAR-2009-0734-0001
Comments Not Accepted
Posted: 03/16/2015
ID: EPA-HQ-OAR-2009-0734-1800
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 02/04/2015
ID: EPA-HQ-OAR-2009-0734-1759

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 02/24/2015
ID: EPA-HQ-OAR-2009-0734-1798
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 02/24/2015
ID: EPA-HQ-OAR-2009-0734-1799
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 02/11/2015
ID: EPA-HQ-OAR-2009-0734-1797


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Agency Contact
Gil Wood
919 541-5272
919 541-0242 (Fax)
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
David Cole
919 541-5565
919 541-0242 (Fax)
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
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