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September 30, 2019

Over the past few months, HPBA has received many questions from retailers and distributors about requirements under Step 2 of the EPA’s New Source Performance Standards for Residential Wood Heaters (NSPS), set to go into effect on May 15, 2020. HPBA created a toolkit w...

November 21, 2018

Sell-Through Would Provide Critical Relief for Retailers, Consumers and Manufacturers

The Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association (HPBA) welcomes the release today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of proposed revisions to regulations affecting wood and pel...

October 5, 2018

HPBA launched a new campaign in September to promote industry’s efforts to extend the effective date of the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) and make corrections to the regulation. Savewoodheat.org provides the public and policymakers with more information about...

October 4, 2018

The HPBA-supported legislation, S. 1857, to extend the effective date for three years (from May 15, 2020 to May 15, 2023), was finally voted on by the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) on September 18, 2018. During the markup, EPW Democrats offered...

August 9, 2018

HPBA-supported legislation, S.1857, will likely see additional consideration by the end of August or in mid-September, depending on the Senate schedule. The legislation, which would extend the effective date of EPA’s NSPS Step 2 regulations from May 15, 2020 to May 15,...

August 9, 2018

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sent to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) the first part of proposed changes to the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for affected woodburning appliances. This is the first proposal of two, as announce...