them and signal the petition your self!
These feedback, with hundreds of other folks, will be submitted to the EPA during the public comment time period for the proposed guidelines, which ends on Might 5, 2014.
George Wollenburg ELK RIVER, MN
In the proposed new regulations for residential wood heating units, acknowledged as the New Supply
Overall performance Standards or “NSPS”, the EPA is not only trying to reduce the quantity of smoke authorized from new stoves, but it is also proposing to switch the fuel used for testing products in foreseeable future a long time.  Typically, stoves have been tested utilizing “crib” gas, that means Douglas Fir 2 x 4s and four x 4s that are stapled with each other to optimize the consistency of the gasoline load.  EPA is proposing to allow producers to use either crib wooden or cordwood (which is a lot more related to the break up wooden logs that stove end users typically burn off) to test new stoves during the 1st section of the proposed rule.  Even so, EPA would need that only cordwood be utilized to test stoves throughout the later phases of the rule.  Employing cordwood for tests makes perception due to the fact a test making use of cordwood would most likely come closer to what the true-entire world emissions from new stoves may be.
The EPA recently unveiled a figure of 40,000 uncertified, exempt stoves being sold each 12 months.  An estimate on the quantity of income of these stoves experienced extended been sought by the EPA and other folks, but makers would not offer them.  Exempt wooden stoves are not required by the EPA to fulfill any emissions expectations and they are very likely to emit five to 10 occasions the smoke and particulates of an EPA accredited stove.  These exempt, uncertified stoves usually offer for $ 200 to $ 500 a piece.  In distinction, EPA licensed stoves typically start off all around $ 650. More and a lot more utilised EPA stoves are coming onto the second hand market place in the $ 300 – $ 800 price tag selection.
|Lit’l Sweetie, a common exempt,
uncertified wood stove that has been
a popular vendor in the US