Wood, coal, multi-fuel and pellet burners, used for domestic space heating, cooking, water heating and open fires.
Proposed amendments to the National Environmental Standards for Air Quality: particulate matter and mercury emissions - consultation document (44 page(s), in English)
The current burner standards do not equitably target all household particulate matter emissions. They only apply to domestic woodburners used for space heating. Emissions from other uses of household burners and other types of fuel that contribute to particulate matter pollution are not controlled.We propose lowering the emissions standard for domestic burners to 1.0g/kg (from 1.5g/kg), and extending these regulations to include discharges from all types of domestic, solid-fuel burners newly installed in a building on properties less than two hectares in size. This would include wood, coal, multi-fuel and pellet burners, and would cover burners used for space heating, cooking, water heating and open fires.