EPA sends “Compliance Reminder” to Stove Producers

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On January 10, 2017 the EPA Office of Compliance despatched a “Compliance Reminder” letter to all stove and boiler manufacturers since some manufacturers had been not complying with transparency, reporting, and report trying to keep demands.

At concern is the need that makers one. Put up non-confidential certification check lab reports on every of their stoves on their web sites, 2. Put into action a quality assurance prepare that is authorized by a 3rd social gathering certifier, and 3. Post a report to the EPA every two several years about income and other data.

The Alliance for Environmentally friendly Heat achieved several makers who did not take into account these requirements extremely burdensome and welcomed the prospect of a stage taking part in discipline. Associates of HPBA, the market affiliation that represents most stove and cordwood boiler businesses, ended up not instantly available for remark. (Their placement will be included to this website when it is offered.)

In Might 2016, the Alliance for Inexperienced Warmth wrote a website on which companies were complying with EPA restrictions and publishing take a look at lab certification reviews on their internet sites. We wrote: “The EPA has not started out imposing some of the provisions of the 2015 rules that are getting overlooked by a lot of businesses. And, its enforcement capabilities are trim, a fact that is not missing on the market that it regulates.”

We located and commended organizations like Blaze King, Jotul, Kuma, J.A. Roby, Seraph, Travis, and Woodstock Soapstone who posted some or all of their take a look at lab studies. Nonetheless, we found the premier firm of all, Fireside &amp Property Systems, did not. Two months later on, they experienced posted the necessary reports.

A pdf of the total compliance reminder letter, signed by Director Edward Messina, can be downloaded below. It was copied to HPBA, NESCAUM, WESTAR, NYDEC, and NYSERDA. The Alliance for Green Warmth obtained a duplicate on January 24. The Alliance for Environmentally friendly Heat is involved that in many cases, some stakeholders, including the stove retailer community, are not privy to these kinds of letters that the EPA shares or directs to market, states, and air businesses.

When there is common non-compliance, the EPA has relied on compliance reminder letters in the earlier, partly to assure producers that there is not selective enforcement, but that all makers require to enjoy by the very same principles. In Could 2013, the EPA sent a harder letter to makers of qualified outdoor boilers, providing them seven weeks to remove exaggerated performance quantities from their dangle tags and commercials. This letter did not give any deadline for compliance.
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