Historical Milestones 

  • March 16, 2015 – Final Rule published
  • May 15, 2015 – Effective date of Step 1 of the rule for wood and pellet stoves and inserts and hydronic heaters
  • May 16, 2015 – HPBA files litigation in U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit
  • May 15, 2016 – Effective date of Step 1 for smaller forced-air furnaces (those under 60,000 BTUs)
  • January 11, 2017 – The Relief from New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) Act (H.R. 453) is introduced by Congressman Collin Peterson (D-MN-07). The bill would extend the effective date of Step 2 of the NSPS by three years, from May 15, 2020 to May 15, 2023.
  • May 15, 2017 – Effective date of Step 1 for large forced-air furnaces (those < 60,000 BTUs)
  • September 13, 2017 – House Committee on Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on the Environment holds a hearing to review H.R. 453 and other bills.
  • September 26, 2017 – Senate bill S. 1857, which is identical to H.R. 453, is introduced by Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV).
  • November 14, 2017 – Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works Subcommittee on Clean Air & Nuclear Safety holds a hearing on S. 1857 and other bills.
  • November 15, 2017 – House Committee on Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on the Environment holds a markup session on H.R. 453 and other bills. H.R. 453 is moved out of the subcommittee for full committee consideration.
  • December 6, 2017 – House Committee on Energy & Commerce review H.R. 453 and move it out of committee for consideration by the full House of Representatives.
  • March 7, 2018 – H.R. 453 is voted on by the full House of Representatives and is passed on a bipartisan vote.
  • September 18, 2018 – Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works review S. 1857 and move it out of the committee for consideration by the full Senate.
  • November 30, 2018 – EPA publishes two packages: one is a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) proposing sell-through for certain appliances and the other is an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) requesting feedback on a host of issues.
  • December 17, 2018 – EPA Public Hearing on Proposed Rule
  • January 14, 2019 – Comment deadline for Proposed Rule on sell-through