EPA proposes new wood stove standards

EPA proposes new wood stove standards

PostBy: skip On: Fri Jan 03, 2014 4:05 pm

Not sure if anyone has seen this BS yet..... :mad:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 3, 2014


EPA Proposes Updates to Air Standards for Newly Manufactured Woodstoves and Heaters

Updates would make the next generation of woodstoves and heaters significantly cleaner and more efficient

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing standards for the amount of air pollution that can be emitted by new woodstoves and heaters, beginning in 2015. The agency’s proposal would make the next generation of stoves and heaters an estimated 80 percent cleaner than those manufactured today, leading to important air quality and public health improvements in communities across the country. The proposal would affect a variety of wood heaters manufactured beginning in 2015 and will not affect heaters and stoves already in use in homes or currently for sale today.

Smoke from residential wood heaters, which are used around the clock in some communities, can increase toxic air pollution, volatile organic compounds, carbon monoxide and soot, also known as particle pollution, to levels that pose serious health concerns. Particle pollution is linked to a wide range of serious health effects, including heart attacks, strokes and asthma attacks. In some areas, residential wood smoke makes up a significant portion of the fine particle pollution problem. EPA’s proposal would work in concert with state and local programs to improve air quality in these communities.

The agency’s proposal covers several types of new wood-fired heaters, including: woodstoves, fireplace inserts, indoor and outdoor wood boilers (also called hydronic heaters), forced air furnaces and masonry heaters. Many residential wood heaters already meet the first set of proposed standards, which would be phased in over five years to allow manufacturers time to adapt emission control technologies to their particular model lines. Today’s proposal does not cover fireplaces, fire pits, pizza ovens, barbecues and chimineas.

When these standards are fully implemented, EPA estimates that for every dollar spent to comply with these standards, the American public will see between $118 and $267 in health benefits. Consumers will also see a monetary benefit from efficiency improvements in the new woodstoves, which use less wood to heat homes. The total health and economic benefits of the proposed standards are estimated to be at $1.8 to $2.4 billion annually.

EPA will take comment on the proposal for 90 days after it is published in the Federal Register. The agency will hold a public hearing Feb. 26, 2014 in Boston. EPA expects to issue a final rule in 2015.

For more information, visit:
http://www2.epa.gov/residential-wood-heaters

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skip
 
Baseburners & Antiques: Sterling Base Heater All-Fuel K-6
Coal Size/Type: Hard Coal, stove
Other Heating: Wood stove, Pro-Pain
Stove/Furnace Make: Sill Stoveworks

Re: EPA proposes new wood stove standards

PostBy: coalkirk On: Fri Jan 03, 2014 6:38 pm

"EPA will take comment on the proposal for 90 days after it is published in the Federal Register. The agency will hold a public hearing Feb. 26, 2014 in Boston. EPA expects to issue a final rule in 2015."

I have a comment. What a load of crap! I hope to god we don't get another dem president or we are all going to be in a bad way. Next thing coming is a livestock fart tax! All that methane is killing the Earth!
coalkirk
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF3000
Coal Size/Type: antrhcite/rice coal

Re: EPA proposes new wood stove standards

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Fri Jan 03, 2014 6:48 pm

More Simple-Minded Vomit from a College,Yuppie,City-Boy Agency further designed to sink the Common Man.....Relax,just take it,we'll dictate what's good for you. :sick:
Hambden Bob
 
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Re: EPA proposes new wood stove standards

PostBy: SuperBeetle On: Fri Jan 03, 2014 7:34 pm

Humans have been burning wood for how long? Looks like I'd be buying a pizza oven to heat with. I'd build it in my fireplace.
SuperBeetle
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark II
Coal Size/Type: Pea, Nut, & Stove Anthracite

Re: EPA proposes new wood stove standards

PostBy: mmcoal On: Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:05 pm

Amazing how the most inefficient way to burn wood is exempt(fireplace). Clearly just another way to take advantage of the people who need a cheap heating alternative. If it ever came to it I might look into building myself a masonry heater, at least the EPA hasn't molested those yet and it is probably the most efficient way to burn wood anyway.
mmcoal
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: nut

Re: EPA proposes new wood stove standards

PostBy: SuperBeetle On: Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:08 pm

mmcoal wrote:Amazing how the most inefficient way to burn wood is exempt(fireplace). Clearly just another way to take advantage of the people who need a cheap heating alternative. If it ever came to it I might look into building myself a masonry heater, at least the EPA hasn't molested those yet and it is probably the most efficient way to burn wood anyway.


Masonry heaters are on the molestation list.
SuperBeetle
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark II
Coal Size/Type: Pea, Nut, & Stove Anthracite

Re: EPA proposes new wood stove standards

PostBy: coalkirk On: Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:20 pm

Hold onto your coal shovels boys and girls. And you might want to grap a pitch fork. On page #20 of the proposed regulations link (a 354 page document) there is a statement that says "Some stakeholders have suggested the EPA also write regulations for residential corn, coal and grass burners (whatever the hell that is). We are on their radar. :mad:
coalkirk
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF3000
Coal Size/Type: antrhcite/rice coal

Re: EPA proposes new wood stove standards

PostBy: skip On: Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:26 pm

Yeap. Obama care in action. It is all about the health of the people. No matter, humans have been burning wood and other solid fuels for 1000's of years and have made it this far. Man our ancestors were just neanderthals, how did they survive at all without the wonderful EPA.

It will be a cold day in hell before i give up the right to burn wood or coal to keep my family warm. :D
skip
 
Baseburners & Antiques: Sterling Base Heater All-Fuel K-6
Coal Size/Type: Hard Coal, stove
Other Heating: Wood stove, Pro-Pain
Stove/Furnace Make: Sill Stoveworks

Re: EPA proposes new wood stove standards

PostBy: lsayre On: Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:42 pm

coalkirk wrote:"EPA will take comment on the proposal for 90 days after it is published in the Federal Register.


Doesn't that mean after it is already the law? Shouldn't they listen to comments and suggestions before it becomes the law? What good will comments be after the fact?
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Stockton Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW)

Re: EPA proposes new wood stove standards

PostBy: carlherrnstein On: Fri Jan 03, 2014 9:02 pm

To give the elusion of a democracy.
carlherrnstein
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: combustioneer model 77B
Coal Size/Type: pea stoker/Ohio bituminous

Re: EPA proposes new wood stove standards

PostBy: mmcoal On: Fri Jan 03, 2014 9:09 pm

SuperBeetle wrote:
mmcoal wrote:Amazing how the most inefficient way to burn wood is exempt(fireplace). Clearly just another way to take advantage of the people who need a cheap heating alternative. If it ever came to it I might look into building myself a masonry heater, at least the EPA hasn't molested those yet and it is probably the most efficient way to burn wood anyway.


Masonry heaters are on the molestation list.

At least I can build it my way though. Kinda.
mmcoal
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: nut

Re: EPA proposes new wood stove standards

PostBy: waldo lemieux On: Fri Jan 03, 2014 9:20 pm

coalkirk wrote:"Some stakeholders have suggested the EPA also write regulations for grass burners (whatever the hell that is).


They're all in Colorado and California,they just passed special regulations for them :D
waldo lemieux
 
Stove/Furnace Make: efm
Stove/Furnace Model: s-20

Re: EPA proposes new wood stove standards

PostBy: coalkirk On: Fri Jan 03, 2014 9:22 pm

waldo lemieux wrote:
coalkirk wrote:"Some stakeholders have suggested the EPA also write regulations for grass burners (whatever the hell that is).


They're all in Colorado and California,they just passed special regulations for them :D


Whew! I thought they were talking about bongs! :smoke:
coalkirk
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF3000
Coal Size/Type: antrhcite/rice coal

Re: EPA proposes new wood stove standards

PostBy: sperry On: Fri Jan 03, 2014 9:44 pm

SuperBeetle
"Might look into building myself a masonry heater."
Thats where it starts :D
Sure is a differnt way of burning wood.
Sperry
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Re: EPA proposes new wood stove standards

PostBy: KLook On: Fri Jan 03, 2014 9:46 pm

So is that one of those prebuilt zero clearance pumice kits? I have only seen a couple an they were fireplaces. What makes this particular unit more efficient at wood burning?

Kevin

Great looking job by the way. 8-)
KLook
 
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