Residential Wood Burning Appliance Laboratory Proficiency Test Program
This page provides information related to the EPA's residential wood heater laboratory proficiency test program.
April 5, 2021 -- EPA is committed to ensuring that new wood stoves and other wood burning devices comply with Clean Air Act standards to reduce health-harming pollution. In light of information from states and other stakeholders provided in late 2020 and early 2021, the agency is taking a number of actions to address concerns about the methods and manner in which new wood stoves are being tested for compliance with the 2015 New Source Performance Standards under the Clean Air Act.
These actions will take time and continued engagement with stakeholders. Given the concerns raised, EPA is carefully reviewing both current and new Certifications of Compliance and will take actions as appropriate. For more info, please visit https://www.epa.gov/burnwise/epa-approved-test-labs-and-third-party-certifiers-residential-wood-heaters
- Results of the 2020-2022 Wood Heater Laboratory Proficiency Test Program (pdf)
- 2020 & 2021 EPA Wood Burning Appliance Test Laboratory Proficiency Test Protocol (pdf)
- Results of 2018-2019 Wood Heater Laboratory Proficiency Test Program (pdf)
- 2018-2019 EPA Wood Burning Appliance Test Laboratory Proficiency Test Protocol (pdf)
- Proficiency Test Providers (pdf)