Residential wood heaters, hydronic heaters and forced-air furnaces; Air quality (ICS 13.040), Domestic, commercial and industrial heating appliances (ICS 97.100)
Standards of Performance for New Residential Wood Heaters, New Residential Hydronic Heaters and Forced-Air Furnaces
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to amend the Standards of Performance for New Residential Wood Heaters, New Residential Hydronic Heaters and Forced-Air Furnaces. In response to the situation created by the COVID-19 pandemic, this proposed action restores the retail sales opportunities that were provided by the original 5-year period for "Step 1" wood heaters, hydronic heaters, and forced-air furnaces that were manufactured or imported before the 15 May 2020, "Step 2" compliance date. Upon promulgation, retailers may continue selling Step 1 heaters through 30 November 2020.