HPBA has supported reasonable standards for wood and pellet-fueled appliances to burn more cleanly and efficiently for more than 30 years and worked closely with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to achieve these results. All of today’s low-emission woodburning appliances produce significantly less smoke and particulate emissions than older products. Hearth manufacturer and retailer members have benefited from HPBA’s efforts, and homeowners have enjoyed new technologies to conserve energy and burn cleaner.

HPBA has significant concerns about the lack of sell-through time for EPA-certified products that meet today’s Step 1 standards but don’t yet meet the Step 2 requirements, which will come into effect May 15, 2020. We are hard at work trying to extend this deadline 2 years to May 2022. However, until EPA decides otherwise, retailers are reminded that all products for sale on May 15, 2020, must be certified to the Step 2 targets.

Important links on NSPS and what you need to know to protect your business: