NSPS Notebook
New Residential Wood Heaters -  Subpart AAA

Applicability: eCFR Subpart AAA [ecfr.gov]

You are subject if you manufacture, sell, offer for sale, import for sale, distribute, offer to distribute, introduce or deliver for introduction into commerce in the United States, or install or operate an affected wood heater.

An affected wood heater:
1. Adjustable burn rate wood heater, single burn rate wood heater and pellet stove manufactured on or after July 1, 1988 with a current EPA certificate of compliance issued prior to May 15, 2015 according to the certification procedures in effect in this subpart at the time of certification is an affected wood heater.
2. All other residential wood heaters sold on or after May 15, 2015 are affected wood heaters.

The following are not affected and not subject to this rule:
1. Residential hydronic heaters and residential forced-air furnaces subject to subpart QQQQ of this part
2. Residential masonry heaters
3. Appliances that are not residential heating devices
4. Traditional Native American bake ovens
Known Sources in NDEE Jurisdiction:
Date of Original Final Rule: 2/26/88
Amendments Dates: 04/2/2020 (85 FR 18455)
10/17/2000 (65 FR 61764)
02/12/1999 (64 FR 7466)
11/24/1998 (63 FR 64874)
06/29/1995 (60 FR 33915)
02/13/1992 (57 FR 5328)
04/26/1988 (53 FR 14889)
04/12/1988 (53 FR 12009)
State Regulations:
Title 129, Chapter 12, Section 001.54

Previously: Chapter 18, Section 001.71
Federal Regulations: 40 CFR 60.530
Related Rules:

NSPS - 40 CFR Part 60

Subpart QQQQ - Standards of Performance for New Residential Hydronic Heaters and Forced-Air Furnaces
Regulations and Federal Registers: eCFR Subpart AAA [ecfr.gov]

Final Amendment Rule 2020
(See attached file: Residential Wood Heaters AAA Final 2020.pdf)
Fact Sheet - 2020 Amendments
(See attached file: Residential Wood Heaters Fact Sheet 2020.pdf)

SizeFile Name
337 KB Residential Wood Heaters AAA Final 2020.pdf
156 KB Residential Wood Heaters Fact Sheet 2020.pdf
FAQs, Fact Sheets, and Rule Summaries: EPA Residential Wood Heater Website - [epa.gov]
Contains information on residential wood heaters, compliance requirements, and current and proposed regulations.

Other Information and Resources:
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