Status of EPA’s Proposed Sell-Through for Step 1 Products

It has been two months since the comment period for EPA’s COVID-19 sell-through proposal closed. EPA has indicated they likely will not issue a Final Rule until late September or early October. Keep in mind that it is still illegal to sell a Step 1 product unless the EPA acts. The sell-through period would come … Continue reading Status of EPA’s Proposed Sell-Through for Step 1 Products

State Enforcement of EPA’s NSPS Underway

As expected, states are beginning to enforce the EPA’s NSPS. HPBA has received notices from the California and New York Attorneys General announcing active enforcement against Step 1 appliances being offered for sale. While EPA has indicated that federal enforcement of the wood heater NSPS is a low priority, states have the authority to enforce … Continue reading State Enforcement of EPA’s NSPS Underway

Biomass Stove Tax Credit Included in House Infrastructure Bill

The “INVEST in America Act” (H.R. 2), infrastructure legislation that passed the U.S. House of Representatives on July 1, contained updates to energy efficiency tax credits, including the biomass stove tax credit. This legislation, however, is not expected to pass the Senate, as there is disagreement between parties on details of the bill. The legislation would extend the … Continue reading Biomass Stove Tax Credit Included in House Infrastructure Bill

HPBA Submits Comments to EPA on Proposed COVID-19 Sell-Through Relief from NSPS Deadlines

On July 6, 2020, HPBA submitted comments to EPA in support of its proposed sell-through package which, if enacted, would provide sell-through for Step 1 products from the date the rulemaking is finalized until November 30, 2020. Unless and until EPA formally adopts the sell-through proposal, it remains illegal to sell or offer for sale … Continue reading HPBA Submits Comments to EPA on Proposed COVID-19 Sell-Through Relief from NSPS Deadlines

Biomass Stove Tax Credit Proposed Increase

HPBA sent a letter to Congressional leadership that calls for some changes in the Section 25C tax credit for homeowner energy efficiency improvement in the bipartisan Home Energy Savings Act of 2019. Those changes include: the lifetime limit being cleared and setting a new lifetime limit of $2,400, increase the credit for biomass stoves from … Continue reading Biomass Stove Tax Credit Proposed Increase