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EPA/AR RIN: 2060-AP93 Publication ID: Spring 2013 
Title: Standards of Performance for New Residential Wood Heaters, New Residential Hydronic Heaters and Forced-Air Furnaces, and New Residential Masonry Heaters 
Abstract: EPA is revising the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for new residential wood heaters. This action is necessary because it updates the 1988 NSPS to reflect significant advancements in wood heater technologies and design, broadens the range of residential wood-heating appliances covered by the regulation, and improves and streamlines implementation procedures. This rule is expected to require manufacturers to redesign wood heaters to be cleaner and lower emitting. In general, the design changes would also make the heaters perform better and be more efficient. The revisions are also expected to streamline the process for testing new model lines by allowing the use of International Standards Organization (ISO)-accredited laboratories and certifying bodies, which will expand the number of facilities that can be used for testing and certification of the new model lines. This action is expected to include the following new residential wood-heating appliances: adjustable burn rate wood heaters, pellet stoves, single burn rate wood heaters, outdoor hydronic heaters (outdoor wood boilers), indoor hydronic heaters (indoor wood boilers), wood-fired forced air furnaces, and masonry heaters. These standards would apply only to new residential wood heaters and not to existing residential wood-heating appliances. 
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Economically Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60 
Legal Authority: CAA sec 111(b)(1)(B) 
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory  This statutory final rule deadline is not driving the schedule for this action.  02/26/1996 
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  09/00/2013   
Final Rule  11/00/2014   
Additional Information: Docket #:EPA-HQ-OAR-2009-0734
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
Sectors Affected: 238140 Masonry Contractors; 333414 Heating Equipment (except Warm Air Furnaces) Manufacturing; 333415 Air-Conditioning and Warm Air Heating Equipment and Commercial and Industrial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes 
Agency Contact:
Gil Wood
Environmental Protection Agency
Air and Radiation
C404-05,
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone:919 541-5272
Fax:919 541-0242
Email: wood.gil@epa.gov

David Cole
Environmental Protection Agency
Air and Radiation
MD-15, C404-05,
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone:919 541-5565
Fax:919 541-0242
Email: cole.david@epa.gov

 
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