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Wood Heater Compliance Monitoring Program

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Residential wood heaters, which includes wood stoves, contribute significantly to particulate air pollution. EPA has regulated wood heater particulate emissions since 1988. Wood stove model lines that are in compliance with the rule are referred to as EPA-certified wood stoves.

EPA's certification process requires manufacturers to verify that each of their wood stove model lines meet a specific particulate emission limit by undergoing emission testing at an EPA accredited laboratory.

Wood stove manufacturers must:

Wood Heater Compliance Monitoring

The Wood Heater Program (WHP) is a federal program, not delegated to the states, managed by the Monitoring, Assistance, and Media Programs Division at EPA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. Its purpose is to promote compliance with the requirements of the wood heater regulation. The WHP consists of a wide range of activities including:

EPA Certified Woodstoves: Frequent Questions

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EPA Contact

Rafael Sanchez (sanchez.rafael@epa.gov) or (202) 564-7028

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