The NSPS for New Residential Wood Heaters
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) New Source Performance Standards, (NSPS) the program which governs emissions for wood burning appliances, was updated for the first time in over 20 years February 2015. Initiated in 1988, the NSPS controls the manufacture, sale, and import of "wood heaters," and only affects new products not already installed in residences.
This revision impacts wood and pellet stoves, outdoor hydronic heaters, and wood warm air furnaces. HPBA's legal, research, and legislative staff have worked hard to effect a positive outcome for our industry, members, and the public.
- General Information for Retailers and Distributors
- FAQs on What Retailers Need to Know about Hangtags, Labels, and Owner's Manuals
- EPA's Final NSPS
If you have any other questions, please contact Rachel Feinstein.
- Letter from Congress to EPA Administrator McCarthy on Wood Warm Air Furnaces (November 2014)
- (August 2014)
- HPBA's Comments on the EPA's Proposed NSPS (May 2014)
The following external websites provide additional information about the EPA's current NSPS for New Residential Wood Heaters.