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Wood Heater Legislation Gains Momentum
The HPBA-supported legislation introduced at the end of September (S. 1857) now has five cosponsors after Senators Klobuchar (D-MN) and Wicker (R-MS) signed on in mid-October. The legislation, identical to the bill in the House (H.R. 453), would extend the effective date of Step 2 of EPA’s New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) by three years, from May 15, 2020 to May 15, 2023. For more analysis and updates, visit HPBA’s website. Urge your Senators and Representative to cosponsor these bills.
HPBA Participates in Cordwood Test Method Development
HPBA recently attended a workshop in Colville, WA on a new woodstove test method, which would provide more “real world” results, using cordwood instead of cribwood. The EPA might adopt this test method in the future. Event participants included HPBA, industry members, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and state and local government officials. A larger group will meet in Denver in December to review data. For information contact John Crouch.
Let NEHPBA be your hearth industry resource!
Please remember that NEHPBA is here to make your job easier! Are you familiar with the principles of combustion, heat transfer and draft? Are you completely confident in what to look for when doing inspections? Do you know the shortcuts an installer (or a do-it-yourselfer) might have taken? Let us have one of our certified industry professionals join your local group/Association at monthly meetings to present educational sessions on hearth products – for FREE! We offer the following curriculum in two-hour formats:
- Wood burning fireplaces and stoves
- Pellet burning appliances
- Factory built appliances
- Gas hearth systems/fireplace inserts
- Proper venting of all fuel types
Ready to reserve a speaker for your monthly meeting or annual conference? Please click on the link to register:
Contact Diane Rossi, Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 603-669-2740 ext 101